Newcastle and Hunter Valley

2018 Retrospective by Lachlan Jordan

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I don’t know what it was about 2018 but for me it somehow simultaneously seemed to go by really quick, whilst also feeling like a long year. Maybe that’s because it was very busy year. Lots of changes happened for me throughout 2018. Some more planned than others. I guess the biggest change was leaving Newcastle towards the end of the year and moving to Crescent Head on the Mid-North Coast.

This year I captured more portraits than previous years and I personally feel there has been a lot of growth in that side of my photography. I am thankful for those who have hired me to capture their portrait, or cover their event or wedding throughout 2018. I've met some really wonderful people throughout the year which makes pursuing this career even greater. I hope in 2019 I get to continue meeting wonderful people and grow my business even further.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you enjoy this post looking back on my photography for the year of 2018.

Josh + Stevie Newcastle Engagement Shoot by Lachlan Jordan

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Josh was the winner of an Engagement Shoot competition I had running over on my Facebook Page. I went out with him and his fiancé Stevie around Newcastle to get some photos together. Here is some of what I captured.

Bec & Luke at Susan Gilmore Beach by Lachlan Jordan

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On Sunday I photographed this lovely couple. He likes to surf and they both love living on the coast so I thought sunset around Bar Beach would make a great location. It was low tide, so we wandered from Bar Beach to Susan Gilmore Beach and I captured some great moments between these two ocean loving love birds.

Sam + Mikey Newcastle Wedding by Lachlan Jordan

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If you saw the engagement shoot for these two you will know they have been together for 9 years! Virtually High School sweethearts (Mikey having just finished High School and Sam being in year 12) both are now Registered Nurses and studied together at The University of Newcastle.

They said 'I do' at The Newcastle Club in front of close friends and family and later had their reception at FogHorn Brewhouse in Newcastle. I love the contrast of the old world look of The Newcastle Club against the industrial look of FogHorn. FogHorn being Sam and Mikey's number one choice of venue due to their love of Beer.

I had such a blast photographing their Wedding! A day with lots of love and laughter, amazing venues and lovely people who made me feel like more than just the event photographer, but part of the celebration.

Daena + Jess' Hunter Valley Wedding by Lachlan Jordan

I'm not going to waste time here on the politics of Gay Marriage in Australia, because it will turn into a rant and I would rather focus on the positives in this blog post. Let me just say I think love is love and everyone should have the right to marry whoever they want.

Everything about Daena and Jess' special day was the same as any other wedding, apart from the legal documentation. It was two families coming together to celebrate the love of two human beings. It was an emotional day full of love, smiles, laughter and tears of joy.

Daena and Jess declared their love in front of friends and family reading vows they had both prepared themselves. You could see the happiness and feel the love these two share for each other.

Venue: Peterson House

Makeup Artist: Gloss Hair and Makeup

Wedding Dresses: Brides on Broadwater

Flowers: Blue Birds Florist

Jeramae + Stacy's Newcastle Wedding by Lachlan Jordan

Jeremae and Stacy had a an intimate wedding at Noahs on the Beach in Newcastle with only a guest list of 25. I had so much fun documenting their Wedding Day filled with romantic and intimate moments evenly matched with fun and spontaneously silly moments. Lots of smiles, and lots of laughs made my job even easier capturing this couple and their family celebrate such a joyous occasion.

Sibling photo shoot with Renae + Jackson by Lachlan Jordan

Renae and I are friends through work, and have known each other for a few years now. She approached me about getting some photos done with her brother as a Christmas present for her mum. I thought this was an awesome idea and had a lot of fun photographing Jackson and Renae at King Edward Park. Here are a few pics from their session.