Rainforest Wedding – Mount Keira


When Luke returned to Australia from his deployment as an Army medic he was a broken man – both physically and emotionally. During his painful recovery Luke met Jess and she soon reignited his soul and passion for life. Three years on and I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding in the beautiful, serene rainforest at Mount Keira, near Wollongong. It was an amazing location and an incredibly touching ceremony between two people deeply in love who’ve experienced a tough emotional journey together. Jessica and her bridesmaids arrived in two stylish 1940’s Buicks and then Jessica’s mum walked her down the aisle to a beautiful string quartet. After a moving service conducted by the military padre I was able to take advantage of the picturesque rainforest setting and capture some terrific unique shots of the bridal party. Of course, no wedding day is complete without a little drama. The bride discovered a leech on her as she left the rainforest and the groom split his pants as he got into the bridal car on his way to the reception! Here’s a glimpse into Jessica and Luke’s magical wedding.

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Testimonial From Jessica & Luke

Samantha and her team were very professional and hard working. They will go above and beyond to get the perfect shot and ensure that the bride and groom are happy with the whole process, leading up to and during the big day. As a result Jess and I are very happy with our wedding photos, and were very pleased throughout the day.

Luke Woodland

Sam is easy going, considerate, dedicated and professional. She helped manage our time so well and due to this, we arrived at the reception on time and were able to achieve all our photograph locations, maximising time with family and friends.

Jessica & Luke Woodward