Jul 25, 2011 | Weddings

Stephanie + Phil’s wedding was held just down the road from the Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel at the Country Club.  Steph arrived in style with her father on a horse-drawn carriage, an amazing surprise gift from Phil.  This is actually BETTER than the recent royal wedding, where only the exit was by carriage. 🙂  Thanks to my fantastic assistant Ashley Conti for the close-up of Steph below:

To my surprise – and utter delight – there were tears during the processional. I didn’t even see them until I was editing this image of Phil:

Phil is Jewish, and Steph Christian. The result was a fantastic ceremony combining traditions from both religions.

What a setting for a wedding … love this vista!

Guests were provided with white parasols and pretty wooden fans to help keep cool (it was a blistering 90-something out that day!) They looked so pretty with the sun shining through …

There were some very cute and fun moments during the vows.

It is rare to get 360 degree access during a wedding ceremony – so both Adam Flaherty (super lovely videographer) and I took advantage of the relaxed rules:

These guys were grinning through most of the ceremony. 🙂

After the ceremony (and some quick group photos), I spent a little time taking portraits with Phil and Steph. My favorites are often the in-between shots like these two below, when the couple is less camera-aware …

… but then again, you can’t beat the high drama of portraits like this:

And as a little taste of things to come in the final post later this week, here are a couple more couples photos from after dinner (that light was dreamy) …


  1. Ridiculously awesome! The horse & carriage would not have happened if it wasn’t for Steph’s dad Gene, he deserves the credit – what a great partner to be in cahoots with! Talk about arriving in style 🙂

    Can’t wait for part III!

  2. Very nice photography work, I love that super wide shot with the veil blowing in the wind.
    Shaun David


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