Leza and Graham’s Casino Inspired Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Leza and Graham

How’s your luck today? Feeling like a gamble? Are you wearing your lucky socks? I loved this casino inspired engagement shoot of Leza and Graham. Gemma Clarke, the photographer behind these creative images, got permission from the poker room manager at Star City Casino and went through various security measures so they were able to pull it off!

Leza our bride, tells her story and why the casino inspiration was so relevant to them as a couple. “Firstly we met at a club in south-west Sydney in the first week of January 2004 when I bumped into him on the dance floor and grabbed his muscly bicep to steady myself  – ‘mmm nice’ I thought.  We have been inseparable ever since.

What we love about each other (and have in common) is our sense of humour and quirky ways.  Even when I’m frustrated with Graham he has a way of making me laugh. ‘You’re a nutter’ is a common phrase in our house.  We both love our dance music and quite often bounce around our home together at high energy.  We don’t have much in common interest wise – he loves his sport, whereas I’m more of a creative ‘hands on’ kind of person, but this seems to work well for us.  He is a very placid Libran and I am a free spirited Aquarian, we balance each other out beautifully.  We absolutely idolise each other.

The reason I chose this theme is because Graham loves poker and the casino, and being that I have organised the majority of the wedding I wanted to do something that was about him and something he would enjoy.  We have also both watched the movie Casino together at least 10 times!  The 1920’s gangster/flapper outfits came from my love of the Roaring 20’s fashion, I just love dressing up!

The location for our wedding – Palm Cove, was chosen because I wanted to get married on a beach in Cairns.  So when I first set eyes on the purpose built beach chapel at Angsana Resort & Spa in Palm Cove, I was instantly sold.

A big thank you to Gemma Clarke for this photo shoot and for the inspiration to ‘think outside of the square’, she truly is an exceptionally talented photographer.”

Photos by Gemma Clarke Photography


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