October 2014

Hong Kong Wedding Photographer – Charissa and Keith’s Wedding Day

We were delighted when bride Charissa and groom Keith asked Liam Collard Photography to be their Hong Kong wedding photographer, as we’d already covered their pre-wedding photoshoot earlier on in the year in Phuket Thailand.

Hong Kong born and bred Charissa and Keith started their wedding day celebrations with a traditional and intimate Chinese Tea Ceremony in the exclusive area of Happy Valley, Hong Kong, known as Wong Nai Chung Kuk (黃泥涌谷) locally. Continuing into the afternoon the wedding banquet took a Western Ceremony twist at the unique wedding venue of The Peak Lookout, Hong Kong, with exotic cocktails being served during their large wedding reception dinner, with guests joining them from all all over Hong Kong, to celebrate their idyllic wedding day.

There was a fantastic atmosphere with traditional Chinese games being played, such as groom Keith having to wear lipstick and put on a skirt to impress this bride enough to be allowed in her house, a very brilliant tradition to have been able to capture for them on camera 😉

The wedding day photography was blessed with favourable

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Luxury Wedding at SALA Phuket Resort – Louise and Nills

On a beautiful, sunny day in October, Liam Collard Photography had the pleasure of shooting Louise and Nills’s wedding in Phuket, Thailand.

The wedding was set on the stunning Mai Khao Beach at the luxury SALA Phuket Resort and Spa, and was organised by the wedding team at SALA, who did everything from creating gorgeous floral arrangements to coordinating the buffet dinner. It was a fun and relaxed day, with photo booths from Photobooths Thailand proving a huge success among the guests, who came from Hong Kong, Germany, and the UK. A unique touch was added when the groom danced to the recent hit “Happy,” by Pharrell! The day was made special by the surreal sunset that settled over the skies after the ceremony, allowing us to take some fantastic photographs of Louise and Nills that evening.

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Bigi and Jon Wedding Vow Renewal – Trisara Phuket, Thailand

Bigi and Jon chose the ultimate destination wedding experience to renew their wedding vows in Phuket Thailand, selecting the intimate and truly romantic venue of Trisara Phuket, Thailand.

Trisara Phuket, Thailand is the most luxurious wedding venue in Phuket, nestled amid acres of lush tropical landscaped beauty with breath-taking panoramic ocean views and a private beach, close by the very popular area of Bangtoa Beach.

Bigi and Jon had dreamed of a beach wedding since their original wedding day many years ago, and decided to share this intimate vow renewal occasion with just their two daughters. The close knit family event with daughters playing the roles of bridesmaid and flower girl, created such a warm touching atmosphere, perfect for beautiful intimate family shots.

This small but unforgettable event, was organised by Sabina who runs Trisara’s in-house wedding planning team, responsible for creating this high-end elegant event, dripping with luxury and beauty. The rain from earlier on in the day had disappeared in time for the beach ceremony, casting an incredible golden light across the sky, perfect to capture gorgeously sweet portraits of the entire family. The girls absolutely loved seeing

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Commercial Portrait Photography Sydney Australia – Angela Jane Yoga

Commercial Portrait Photography Sydney Australia, featuring Angela Jane Yoga by Liam Collard Photography.

Angela Jane Yoga initially instructed the professional services of Liam Collard Photography a year ago, for a similar shoot at her London yoga studio, this time round we were in the much warmer climes of Sydney Australia. On both occasions we have been commissioned by founding director Angela Jane Curtis, to encourage those seeking a healthier lifestyle to consider exercise classes like yoga and Pilates.

We featured the commercial portrait photoshoot around the fashionable areas of Bondi Beach firstly then at Milsons Point, Sydney Harbour, where we captured a set of iconic images with the harbour in the background. Not surprisingly we were blessed with outstanding Australian sunny weather, producing excellent natural outdoors light to work in. Although the portrait photoshoot produced many beautiful images throughout the day, our favourite photograph features Angela in the well-known yoga tree pose, balanced elegantly on the edge of a low wall with the iconic image of the Sydney Opera House as the backdrop.

Wedding Ceremony, Cape Sienna Hotel Phuket, Kamala Beach – Caroline & Ben

Caroline and Ben’s destination wedding ceremony took place at the very chic and romantic 5 star wedding venue of Cape Sienna Hotel Phuket, Kamala Beach. I was gratefully introduced to Australian doctors Caroline and Ben via a close friend of mine Hannah, also the sister of bride Caroline. Thanks so much for the intro Hannah was an absolute delight to cover their dream destination wedding! We were also fortunate to work alongside the very talented local hair and make-up artist Neil Donkin at Elite Hair and Make-up, a respected Australian artist originally from Sydney with over 25 years’ experience in both fashion and television.

It was a rather stormy day so the ceremony moved inside creating a perfectly intimate wedding day atmosphere. As dusk approached the weather had whisked up dramatic tropical skies, creating fantastic moody backdrops for a number of unique bride and groom portraits. Our favourite image features Caroline and Ben backlit using a flash in the rain – remarkably with a natural gust of wind their umbrella blew away – creating a truly unique fleeting moment, that we thankfully captured as it flew into air. Actually this shot is one of my favourites from the entire year.

Bride Caroline had a really inventive idea for their wedding day celebrations, by borrowing

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