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    welcome to my personal blog - things i like - music, photos, architecture, design, & words - from my brain (and other people's brains).. all images here are taken by me (some awesome wedding pics from Alyda too), unless highfives are very gladly given to the author of some things i wish i had made/created/recorded/thought of/seen..

    ps.. I'm a wedding photographer.. so if you're planning to marry your lover, & you like what you see/feel here, you should contact us very soon.. we take limited bookings for wedding photography each year & we book out early.. (& i'm not just saying that to make you call us) :]

    here's a movie we made to introduce our little friends to the world.. ---->



lisa & mitch.. coronation hall wedding

Lisa & Mitch:   “Hey all of our our close friends & family, why don’t we all take a drive out into the countryside & have super relaxed weekend & have a massive party on Saturday in Coronation Hall.. Oh yeah, & we’ll get married while we’re there as well..”

L&M’s friends & family:    “Are you kidding us!?!?!!  That’s an amazing idea!!! We’re there!”

L&M:    “Awesome!”

 

— later that day —-

L&M:   “Hey Todd, want to come out to Coronation Hall on Saturday & photograph our wedding?”

Me:     “Are you kidding me!?!?!!  That’s an amazing idea!!! I’m there!”

That’s pretty much how it went down..

 

Dear Lisa & Mitch… 7000 thankyous for choosing us to photograph your wedding.. you guys are 100% in the zone with what life is really about – friends & family.. Warmest regards ever in the whole world, Todd & Alyda :)

 

todd mcgaw

Everyone, please… a round of applause to Lisa & Mitch for being excellent humans!

Mega thanks also goes to Alyda McGaw for co-piloting L&M’s wedding on camera #2, aaaand to White & White Weddings and Events, for doing an absolutely smashing job with planning & styling L&M’s wedding extravaganza.. Always a pleasure to work with Danielle & her team of legends! (ps.. L&M’s furniture hire —-> Hampton Event Hire)

L&M’s wedding is also featured over at the White Magazine Blog! Click here for more photos & excellent words :)

Lisa’s wedding dress by Hilde Heim

anna & brendan.. mountain goat madness in Melbourne

Let’s just assume for a moment that you’re planning a wedding.. Say it’s your own wedding.. I would highly recommend taking a good long look at the wedding of these here my clients.. Let’s call them Anna & Brendan – that’s what their names are..

Anna & Brendan are prime examples of how to hold what is traditionally a very important (and nerve-wracking) ceremony to officially announce to the world that you & your partner are, in every way possible, choosing each other over all other humans for the rest of your lives.. I’m not saying that love & weddings are not a big deal – they’re a MASSIVE deal, and should be treated as such..  I just believe that it’s ok to be yourselves during said ceremony..  It’s ok to look around at the people there with you, it’s ok to snort-laugh, kiss before “the kiss”, high-five, whatever – it’s your ceremony so be yourself.. Yes, it’s official..  Yes it’s legal..  But guys, please don’t take yourselves, or life too seriously..  You’ll be happier people, probably live longer, & have much less chance of getting cancer, you’ll sleep better, you’ll be better at sexing each other, and all your wildest dreams might just come true..

Do what Anna & Brendan do.. LET GO.. and perform the best damn choreographed routine to Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” i’ve ever seen in my whole life, & give it everything you got!

Anna & Brendan.. We salute you!

 

go on.. press play..

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with thanks: Anna & Brendan (for being excellent citizens), Sophie Gannon GalleryMountain Goat Brewery, Alyda McGaw for co-piloting this shoot, and to Polkadot Bride for featuring this super wedding on their super blog! (more photos & some words from A&B there too)..

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16 April 2015 - 9:04 am

rog - seeing these images makes me hear all the australian words and talkings. makes me happy.

14 April 2015 - 9:26 am

Lizzie - Happiest of sillies, so wonderful!!! I especially dig the stripey coloured wall sequence…awesome Todd :-)

13 April 2015 - 5:14 pm

Eric Ronald - Radical work amigos. Dig the shots at the big CUB wall big time.

rachel + simon.. Jimbour House party!

Well, what can I say?  Sometimes, everything – and I mean everything – falls into place..

We caught up with Rachel & Simon the day before their wedding as they were setting up, in the rain.. Like the “Hi everyone, I’m the solid rain that will be staying here all week – hope you don’t mind.” kind of rain..  I mapped out my Plan ‘A’, Plan ‘B’, and even Plan ‘C’ for photos thinking we’d probably need parts of all three at some stage throughout Rachel & Simon’s wedding..  I managed to fax off an request for some clear skies just before ‘close of business’ that day for what it was worth, but to the question of whether rain would feature heavily in Rachel & Simon’s largely outdoor wedding, I could feel all the Magic 8 Balls in the world answering firmly with “All signs point to yes.”

It seems my fax made it into some powerful hands, along with about 150 other faxes requesting the same clear skies.. Yes, it rained on Rachel & Simon’s wedding day, but zero rain fell on the stunning grounds of Jimbour House until the everyone had well moved into the safety of the aircraft hanger for an amazing party..

And with some crazy storms in the area all day long came the amazingly dramatic cloud formations & beautiful golden light.. It was heavenly..  So piece that together with Rachel & Simon (awesome humans), some excellent guests, Jimbour House, amazing event styling, & a swing band..  well… you get the idea..

We made some photos.. That’s why Alyda & I were there :)

HUGE thank you to Rachel & Simon for having us, and to Redbull for helping us get home from Dalby that night..  And to Polkadot Bride for featuring this wedding as well.. Head over here for more photos & info direct from Rachel & Simon.. do it.

 

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27 March 2015 - 2:55 am

Erik - Stunning!

10 February 2015 - 8:00 pm

Cynthia - Nice! Thanks for sharing.

4 February 2015 - 8:50 am

Tina - daughter dad moment down the aisle x love it PS what an awesome wedding

24 January 2015 - 12:34 am

Brad Townsend - Dude….just got in from shooting a wedding and feeling oh so mushy as you do. I just don’t understand why this is the 6th comment on this blog post. Your just as good as the rest without the praise. Nice one!

14 January 2015 - 8:15 pm

Eliza Davis - I loovveee these pictures! So beautiful!

14 January 2015 - 7:31 pm

Creek Street Photography - Beautiful photography, and what a amazing place for a wedding

14 January 2015 - 9:44 am

Oli - Incredibubble.

13 January 2015 - 7:53 pm

Pedro Bellido - Perfect Wedding and pics. Congrats!

13 January 2015 - 9:55 am

James Bennett - Stellar work sir.

18 January 2015 - 6:50 pm

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Nell & Steve..

I witnessed, and counted 3745 hugs at Nell & Steve’s wedding, and I was personally involved in 37 of those..

Right from the start, I just gave in & let myself be taken (gladly), by the tsunami of love that this wedding caused.. It was cataclysmic!  Such an amazing feeling all day long – Nell & Steve (and their son Boston), celebrating their family & their relationship with their closest buddies, and it was really really really nice.

Aaaaand, there is simply no better place to celebrate for these guys than Midginbil Hill.. It was perfect.. Convoys of four-wheel drives ferrying everyone up to “the tree”, and back down again for an excellent picnic.. No guidelines, no time limits, no noise restrictions, lots of chickens, a running creek, wild freshly picked field mushrooms for breakfast.. Everything smelt like a campfire..  it.was.soooooo.good!

 

 

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BIGtime thanks to Nell & Steve for choosing us, and to my co-pilot Alyda McGaw :)

..::todd

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8 November 2014 - 10:12 am

Steph Wallis - This is what truly “natural” wedding photography looks like. So stunning! Aaaaarg!! :p

6 November 2014 - 10:41 am

Chiara - ç°#@§!!! Love this! Simple and wonderful. Well done ;)

6 November 2014 - 10:08 am

jason starr - Awesome work man!

5 November 2014 - 8:29 pm

Fiona - Completely gorgeous. Beautifully captured guys

5 November 2014 - 11:16 am

Justin - yeah. YEAH! Bloody hell yeaH! Incredible guys!

5 November 2014 - 8:32 am

Eric Ronald - So, so cool. What an awesome wedding, captured perfectly.

5 November 2014 - 12:53 am

Jesse Pafundi - These rock. End o’ story.

5 November 2014 - 12:30 am

kelly @ Boho Weddings - I absolutely LOVE this wedding. Great work as ever xxx

4 November 2014 - 10:16 pm

James frosty - super dude!!

7 November 2014 - 1:00 am

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ange + dave..

Dave & Ange’s wedding – the Dave & Ange way.. the way of the Ange & Dave..

This is how you do it.. Do what you love, invite the people you love, eat the food you love, drink the wine you love..  If you don’t need a wedding cake, don’t have a wedding cake.. Hold your Melbourne wedding ceremony in the Establishment Studios, & get married in front of a big wall of chairs, then share an amazing dinner with your closest humans in a private dining room at Quaff - because you like it – there’s doesn’t have to be any more reason than that..

Their wedding was perfect.. It was them.

 



 

It was an absolute honour to be a part of your wedding Ange & Dave.. Thank you for choosing us.

Love from Todd & Lades :)

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7 January 2015 - 10:09 pm

Dan Ward - Killer work Todd!!!

26 October 2014 - 2:53 pm

Max Monty - Those were amazing shots! Every single detail was taken perfectly.

25 October 2014 - 12:14 am

Brian Davis - Daaamn, your work is so clean! Love the colors and tones. Those B+G shots are amazing.

13 October 2014 - 1:02 am

Sara May Photography - Amazing works… The flow is very natural and that distant shot of the bride and the groom looks so beautiful.

9 October 2014 - 10:33 am

Eric Ronald - Wise words. Killer photographs. Really dig those portraits under the bridge too. Boom!

9 October 2014 - 9:30 am

Alan Hughes - Killer images guys, great stuff :)

8 October 2014 - 8:31 am

Dan O’Day - yes. yes and yes. to the words and the pictures and the wedding… great things everywhere i look and read. killer job team xo

7 October 2014 - 6:54 pm

Ange - Todd & Lades, have I told you I have had a total photographer crush on you two ever since that day?!?! Thank you for the 1,000,000th time, our wedding was perfect and you captured it perfectly.

Muchos Love
xx

7 October 2014 - 11:58 am

McKay Photography - Awesome….love the chair set up for the ceremony, and the girls arriving with the construction gear in the background.

7 October 2014 - 11:45 am

Dayna - Congrats Ange!! Was so excited to see your wedding pop up on the McGaw’s blog :) LOVE these images – looks like everyone had a fantastic day.

7 October 2014 - 11:30 am

Nick Evans - Dominant performance Team McGaw. Bravo.

7 October 2014 - 11:22 am

Matt Barwick - Brilliant guys. So much good story there.

I love the image of her coming around the corner to the ceremony.

12 October 2014 - 5:51 pm

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