Ash and Patrick met me prior to their wedding in the parks of Melbourne. I captured them seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day. Meeting your partner prior to your ceremony is a great way to take back your day if your ceremony is late in the afternoon. It is also a great opportunity to create real emotion and excitement naturally and without inhibition.

I met Ash at Fitzroy Gardens with the girls, taking some bridal portraits whilst waiting for Patrick to arrive. Patrick and I communicated by mobile phone and I sent some of the bridal party to find him and bring him to us behind and out of sight to Ash. After an emotional greeting, we headed off to the Melbourne Art Gallery for the ceremony, family shots and reception.

Here are some of my favourites…