Aude and Martin Part I

January 8, 2013 | Personal, Photography

The wedding took place in Fremantle, Western Australia on a cool and stormy afternoon in November. Everything about it was perfection – the beach-side Gallery location, the garland decorations, the handmade kites given out to each guest (to fly on the beach), and of course the amazing couple we were all there to celebrate. Aude and Mart.

I had the pleasure of being their photographer for the day, and (once I’d gotten over the nervs) had such a blast!

Once the ceremony was over, we were each given a kite that had been handmade from scratch by Aude’s incredible family. We then all went down to the beach to fly them.. it was such a spectacular sight! 

Part II will be up next week! In the mean time, do make sure you head over to Aude’s blog to see some of the special details they created for the wedding :)

All photography by Claire Dalgliesh

Perth & Margaret River III

December 18, 2012 | Personal, Photography, Travel

Hi all! This will be the last post in the Perth & Margaret River series, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our photos! And maybe it will tempt you to go there yourselves one day!

After leaving Margaret River and all that delicious wine tasting, we decided to go south to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse before heading north again and back to Perth. Some of these photos are from the lighthouse, while the others are from an amazing dolphin watching tour we did in Rockingham the following day.

The dolphin tour was absolutely fantastic! As you can see, we got to get up close and personal with a whole group of dolphins before moving on and seeing sea lions, penguins, and some rare sea birds. And it was such a beautiful day…

Just look at that sky!

So that’s it from me and our trip to Perth! If you missed either of the other two posts, they can be found here and here. :)

Perth & Margaret River II

December 4, 2012 | Miscellaneous, Personal, Photography, Travel

Good morning! I thought I’d share part two of our trip to Margaret River with you this morning, just to change it up from all the Christmas stuff that’s been going on!

Most of these photos were taken in and around various wineries we went to. Actually now that I look at it – there are just 2 of the wineries here.. we visited many many more, trust me. But these two wineries were probably two of my favourites for completely different reasons.

The first one was a very small, privately run vineyard called Carpe Diem. We had to make an appointment to go and taste their wines, and their cellar door consisted of a shed in which we sat surrounded by all the wine making equipment. Even though it didn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the other wineries, it was a fantastic experience being served and given the story of each wine by the wine-maker himself. It also helps that the wines were amazing!

On the other end of the spectrum was Voyager Estate (above), which was spectacular if only for the grounds alone (check out the homepage of their website!!). Sprawling green lawns, manicured gardens, roses, and of course fantastic food and wine. It was magnificent and well worth a visit.

On the way back to Perth we stopped by the Margaret River Berry Farm for some morning tea scones with jam and cream… oohhh yum. They also had a beautiful cottage garden full of the most beautiful, tiny birds! They gave us sugar so we could try feeding some, and we managed to attract some of these little honey eaters (well, I guess they’re honey eaters – they had a seriously long tongue!).

Oh what a great time we had. Just one more Perth post coming up in a couple of weeks.. I need to space them out so you don’t get tired of seeing all my photos! :)

Perth & Margaret River

November 20, 2012 | Personal, Photography, Travel

I’ve finally finished going through all of the photos from our wonderful trip to Perth and Margaret River, so I thought I’d share a few with you. As per usual I’ve taken too many to show in one post, so I’ll split it over a couple in the coming weeks.

We spent the first few days of our holiday in Perth catching up with my family, hanging out in cute little cafes, and exploring the streets. We then hired a car and travelled down to Margaret River and to the beautiful house we’d booked for a couple of nights. Even though the house wasn’t far out of town, it felt like we were in the middle of the bush, completely secluded and peaceful. As we were all sitting around having a beer that first afternoon, we had two little visitors hop into the yard…

They had us completely captivated for a good half-hour or so before heading back into the bush.. it was amazing!

Of course, no trip to Margaret River would be complete without some wine tastings, which I’ll hopefully share more of in the next post. I especially loved visiting the wineries with dogs.. the little lady in the photos below completely stole my heart!

You can find out more about Perth here and Margaret River here :)

Forgotten Photos 2 – Puddles

November 6, 2012 | Photography, Singapore

I came across some more forgotten photos a few days ago.. also not super old, but still forgotten :)

These ones are from a trip we did to Garden’s by the Bay here in Singapore with some friends, who wanted to see the big metal trees at night. It had been raining most of the day, but we ventured out after dinner one evening to find the park completely empty, the air nice and cool, and plenty of puddles for me to have fun with :)

These first two photos are more of an overview of the whole area to give you an idea of just how special it looks at night..

At one point I happened to look down and notice that the lights from the trees were being reflected in the puddles, and from then on I walked around with my head down, searching for good puddles :)

Cool huh? I’m not sure I’ll ever use the photos for anything, but it was a fun experiment nonetheless!