When two great wedding industry professionals come together the results are always something to be admired! When David and Clare Oliver, the father and daughter team behind David Oliver Photography opened a studio in the Hunter Valley on the Allyn River, they knew they had to share it's beauty somehow. 'It's a secret pocket of the Hunter away from commercial vineyards that no one really knows about,' says Clare. 'We wanted to share it with our clients to give them ideas outside the box of where they could have their family portraits, couples portraits or wedding images taken.' They decided Rhonda Hemmingway's gorgeous couture gowns would be the subject of their first shoot in this spectacular location and we're excited to share it with you!
'I guess I saw Rhonda's beautiful gowns and wanted them to shine in an amazing shoot. The elegance of the gowns lent itself to the amazing property, Allynbrook Park,' says Clare. Both photographers and designer are experienced in the wedding industry and share the same timeless style - making them a perfect fit! 'We kept styling simple - just a gorgeous model, dresses, location and then of course Tully's star appearance,' says Clare. Tully, the horse pictured in the shoot, is a Sydney Royal Award winner so it was a special treat to include this beautiful creature.
We hope you enjoy being swept away to the Allyn River, even if it is only visually!
Photography & Concept Clare and David of David Oliver Photography Wedding Gowns Rhonda Hemmingway Model Fiona O'Donaghue Location Allynbrook Park (special thanks to owners Louise & Noel Brown) Special thanks to Cathy Oliver and of course Tully!
Thanks to David Oliver Photography for sharing this romantic shoot with us!