Karen Willis Holmes Ready to Wear 2012

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Is it really any wonder Karen Willis Holmes continues to delight me when she produces images such as these? These photographs of her latest Ready To Wear collection are stunning.

Elegant, classic silhouettes, feminine, sweet detailing and glamour which is nothing but stylish. What a beautiful choice for your wedding day.

Images by 35mm Fashion Photography for Karen Willis Holmes

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Vendor of the Week – Paper Tree Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! What did you get up to over the weekend? I can’t believe it’s already Valentines Day week! Isn’t the year going fast?

So let’s start our week of with a fantastical, talented vendor, a spotlight on a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

We love our Polka Dot Directory members- flooding in are florists, makeup artists, photographers, cinematographers and of course, wedding planners. There are so many different styles, so many different personalities that you’ll be sure to find a vendor who can help make your vision become your reality.

Sydney couples rejoice! This week’s vendor of the week and splendid photographer Paper Tree Photography! Owner Samantha was inspired to start her photography career when she fell in love with it while traveling.

Samantha’s images are dreamy- candid moments, stolen glances shot in an editorial fashion. She loves natural light, being as unobtrusive as possible and insanely beautiful locations. Which if you’re a Sydney bride is a pretty delightful combination!

We asked Samantha from Paper Tree Photography five questions in five minutes.

What is your favourite after five drink? 

A nice drop of vino

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Jamberoo. Friends of mine have the most gorgeous property, surrounded by rolling hills and Kiama beach is just 10mins down the road. You get the best of both worlds, its paradise!

Favourite restaurant?

Aww thats a tuffy… I love food, ummm favourite restaurant… well I’m going to cheat and give you two. The best meal I have ever eaten was at Tetsuya’s and the place I like to go regularly is Busshari in Potts Point (NSW).

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?

Ok, muesli, sliced fruit, yoghurt, honey and a dash of milk is stat. But when I’m feeling like a hot brekky it would be poached eggs, on toast with avocado, bacon, rocket and lemon.

Your favourite wedding story?

It’s yet to happen. I want to photograph my best friend’s wedding at Jamberoo. Maybe this will encourage them to get hitched. Here’s hoping…

Visit Paper Tree Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Paper Tree Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Snapshot Sunday – Giddy

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by David Moore

Nikki and Danny’s Adelaide Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Nikki and Danny

Imagine having your engagement photographs taken on salt flats. Where the ruggedness and worn feeling of the land is such a juxtaposition against two people newly engaged and very much in love. This engagement shoot took place in St Kilda, South Australia right near the salt flats and was shot by White Wall Photography.

Nikki and Danny are childhood sweethearts. Nikki tells their story. “I was 15 and Danny was nearly 18, we knew of each other because we went to the same school, but had never spoken to each other before.

We met at Wetzels Pretzels where I was working at my first job ever. He started about 6 months after me. We connected instantly and became great friends and after a few months we started dating.  We knew very early that we wanted to be with each other forever and get married, but because we were so young, that was going to be a long way down the track.

In June 2011 we went to Bali, I knew a proposal would be sometime soon but did not have a clue it was happening in Bali. It was so romantic and he made me a book with a variety of tasks in it to complete, and if they were completed I received rewards (e.g. perfume, picture book of us etc) and the last one was finding a shell on the beach in Bali, and that is where he got down on one knee. He planned it all out so well and it took months. I was crying the whole entire time, and was very overwhelmed. ”