mercedes + patrick.. southern highlands

An open letter to all humans of the modern Earthworld..

Dear excellent humans,

You know what really matters in this life?.. Relationships.. Relationships that are real & deep.. Please – whatever you do – please please please do not be afraid to show your real unguarded self – your real feelings – to the people that matter to you.. I’m not saying it’s an easy road, but it’s definitely a road you will not regret taking..

Love from Todd.


Believe me I know.. I get to see (and feel), the warmth of real relationships all the time & it feels amazing.. And, at this time, I present to you “Exhibit A”..  Mercedes & Patrick’s wedding..  A prime example of two families & a bunch of close friends with such a collectively deep connection, that to just physically be around them all meant that on occasion, you couldn’t help but be moved to tears..  Either that, or there was a lot of dust (& probably some iron filings), in the air all day ;)

I won’t go on all day about how amazing Mercedes & Patrick are, you can have a look through the photos & get to know them for yourselves..

M & P were married in the southern highlands of New South Wales at Summerlees Estate.. It’s a pretty amazing venue if you’re looking for a super relaxing & visually stunning place to host an event.. Other standouts (if you’re planning your own wedding), are Merc’s amazing wedding dress by Anaeccia, and Patrick’s super slick custom made suit by The Cloakroom..


(ps.. BIGtime thanks to Mercedes & Patrick for choosing us, and to Modern Weddings blog for featuring M&P’s wedding as well.. head over there for Part 1 and Part 2 of their extravaganza – there’s plenty more yummy details & styling wins for your eyeballs to feast on.)


Mega thanks to my co-pilot Alyda McGaw for catching lots of great photos, and reasoning with some cranky pregnant dairy cows ;)


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26 September 2014 - 3:26 am

Rog Todd. Alyda. I want to be with you every day. forever.

24 September 2014 - 10:00 pm

Melissa Mitchell Wow! That black and white distance shot… Amazing! :) Great work of art. The frame looks so perfect.

17 September 2014 - 4:38 am

Darryn McKay Photography Stunning – man I love this venue and you’ve captured it amazingly. What’s a country wedding without chickens and cranky cows eh.

If or when you’re next there please let me know I’m local and would love to shoot with you.

2 September 2014 - 7:58 pm

Glen Holdaway You guys killed it with this one, such a fun wedding. Love it. And the random chicken.

1 September 2014 - 8:52 pm

Shawn Michal Really very impressive clicks your photographer has taken of yours as well as of your partner. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful clicks with us.

27 August 2014 - 2:25 am

Verity Sansom Wow, amazing again, love it from start to end!

12 August 2014 - 10:19 am

Adam Cavanagh Epic work!

9 August 2014 - 10:04 pm

Erik Love your work Todd:)

8 August 2014 - 6:12 am

Radek Radunski I checked out it 3 times. Literally three. Now I’m impressed, more and more looking through your blog, Todd. Greets, mate!

31 July 2014 - 6:33 am

Verity Sansom Awesome work again guys!

16 July 2014 - 12:00 pm

Sheye Rosemeyer Oh. The bride, her dress, her beau, the reception..The entire day and how you captured it. Perfection.

15 July 2014 - 10:33 pm

Carla Orsatti Stunning, all of it! Ridiculous even!

15 July 2014 - 3:14 pm

Sally Ogilvie Those cows, man, they can get mighty grumpy….

15 July 2014 - 2:37 pm

Jade Collins Ohh what a whimsical day. Amazing photos, so much gorgeousness <3

15 July 2014 - 2:20 pm

Luke Chisholm Rock ‘n Roll man, this is tops!

15 July 2014 - 1:45 pm

madeline druce Top quality goodness there Todd and Alyda!

15 July 2014 - 12:58 pm

Em Driver Oh my… This wedding looks absolutely amazing!! Todd and Lades = the A Team!!! I lost track of which one was my favourite!!

15 July 2014 - 12:43 pm

Jazzy Jeff Perfection! I was like “ooooh that forrest” then “ahhhh those fields laden with yellow flowers” followed by “what a gorgeous timber building that looks like it belongs in the Secret Garden”. Plenty for the eyes to feast on and all captured ever so beautifully, as always. Love it, in a BIG way!

15 July 2014 - 12:14 pm

Lizzie Mynard The close up B&W of the couple through the trees…holy awesomeness!! Fantastic spread, as always :-)

15 July 2014 - 12:13 pm

Anthony Hoang Killed it as usual guys. What an awesome wedding.

15 July 2014 - 11:31 am

David Ferguson Great stuff guys!

15 July 2014 - 11:27 am

Colin Hockey I’m a fighter not a lover but I’m loving these pics man!

15 July 2014 - 10:45 am

Alex Marks Awesome – as always! woo!

15 July 2014 - 10:32 am

Jai Long Great work Todd & Alyda :)

14 July 2014 - 10:59 pm

Eric Ronald You have demonstrated fine photographic skills my man.

14 July 2014 - 5:59 pm

Nick Evans Todd & Alyda – nailed it!