I just delivered the photos of a wedding I took back in March, so I can finally share a small selection of their snaps on here – yayz for weddings! I’m no Annie Leibovitz, but I do like snapping people on the sly, mostly to capture that true, unadulterated moment they’re experiencing. Weddings are great for that.
So, let me introduce you to Nick and Jayd, who kindly invited me to document their wedding ceremony at Twelve Stones, a converted church and now restaurant and venue located next to the Jordan River in historic Pontville. The reception was held at the Brighton Football Club, a stones throw (haha, see what I did there) around the corner.
I got to know Jayd through pole fitness – she along with her best friend and one of her bridesmaids, Krystal, took one of my beginners classes in 2015. Thanks to the six degrees of separation in Hobart (and less in this case), she was generous enough to enlist me to document their special day.
Nick and Jayd’s story started 12 years ago, but looking at them now you would have thought they just met the other day – shared looks, fist pumps of triumph, giggles and photobombing were abound.
Pontville, located about a half hour drive north of Hobart, is a hidden gem of Georgian architecture, colonial cottages, bed and breakfast accommodation, heritage estates, and ghost tours. It’s a small but incredibly picturesque are, dripping in history, and a wonderful backdrop to hold special events at or to discover by yourself. One day I’d like to do this walking track (which you can also traverse by bike).
Twelve Stones derives its name from the biblical 12 stones that were taken from the Jordan River into the “Promised Land” by the twelve sons of Israel; our Twelve Stones is built on the south side of the Jordan River in Tasmania. Find the venue here, or contact Ian the manager to discuss your next event: (03) 6268 0231.