Some words from Jess

1. What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme / vibe? Focus was always around the party, good food, alcohol & music. It was always a sort of industrial feel venue we wanted- to create something most wedding’s don’t have. We wanted to use rich colours, rich tones of red, burgundy with the flowers accented with metallic tones.

2. Favourite detail and/or moment of the day? Pouring shots of mandarino (italian liquor made especially for the day) for everyone at the bar to get the party started

3. Did you undertake any DIY projects, if so what? Invitations was about as far DIY as I stretched, mostly avoided this at all costs

4. Any funny stories in the lead up to or on the day?  Stress of everything in lead up to the wedding is almost laughable. A few days before the wedding dad had gone to the venue to check things out, and there was flowers falling from the trees- he was so stressed we would have ‘pollen’ in the food we had to hire a load of umbrellas to protect everything. The detail!

5. Advice for other couples planning a wedding?  Just get it done!! Everything we did was worth it in the end. Everyone would always tell me the usual clichés leading up to the day “its such an important day in your lives”. It wasn’t until the actual day this sunk in- it was such an amazing & memorable day.

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Bridal gown – Aurelio Costarella

Veil / hair piece – Reny Kestel

Shoes – Zimmermann

Florist-  Fox and Rabbit

Jewellery/Accessories- Wedding band stelios / earings Christie Nicolades

Bridesmaids dresses – Rach was Bec n Bridge Sarah was dressmaker

Grooms suit- Calibre

Groomsmen suits – Jack London

Bow ties / ties – Calibre

Ceremony – St Thomas

Reception – Drill Hall

Catering- La Sosta

Cake – Sarah Schwikkard

Cake topper- Fox and Rabbit

Reception stylist / any decorations / details: Butcher Baker Stylist Creator- Jess Butcher

Stationery designer- Jean & Louise Calligraphy

Hair dresser- Shane Dias Hair

Make up – Fran Poggi

Music- Katherine Curnow

Celebrant – Father Francis Uganhanze + Fr Jim Cochoran

Transport – Belle classic limousines

2015 had it’s moments around the world.

Here is a bunch of awesomeness that happened in front of me. Being able to capture moments in people’s lives that they will look back on and laugh, cry or love gives me a great sense that I’m doing something worthwhile. It doesn’t change the world but it has an effect on the individuals that I encounter and build relationships with. It becomes part of their history, their story that they get to share with their loved ones and future family. It helps build identity and validates a life where struggles are common. As trends come and go, photography can preserve the culture and technology of the time. I freaking love creating these documents for people that are interesting not only for them, but others as well.

I couldn’t do what I do without the help of Olivia Davies (follow her on instagram @oliviabettina). We met at university in 2006, she had a boyfriend, I had a girlfriend, that old chestnut. But a few years later after an awkward Uni carpark kiss we locked it in. Liv has been second shooting and doing post production with me for 6 years now. She didn’t have a passion for the business side of photography and preferred to keep it purely as an art form, so was quite happy to help me out, without going head to head. (She could have, but just wasn’t feeling it.) Instead she has gone back to University to chase down her other passion in music. She is doing amazing things already, majoring in Composition, she has already won multiple competitions and had her music workshopped and performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber ensemble (check her Music out on Sound Cloud – https://soundcloud.com/empty-chair-sounds ) Her images are all through this blog post too. I really can’t thank her enough.

P.S

I just voted in Triple J’s hottest 100.
Jarryd James -Do You Remember
Hudson Mohawke -Scud Books
Major Lazer -Powerful {Ft. Ellie Goulding/Tarrus Riley}
Gang Of Youths -Magnolia
Jai Wolf -Indian Summer
Wafia -Heartburn
Alpine -Shot Fox
Foals -Mountain At My Gates
Tame Impala -Let It Happen
The Kite String Tangle + Dustin Tebbutt -Illuminate

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  • January 16, 2016 - 10:51 am

    Dan O'Day - Jimmi! Holy shit this is fab.

  • January 20, 2016 - 11:35 am

    James - Thanks legend!

  • March 28, 2016 - 7:45 pm

    Keegan Cronin - Wow! Killed it

  • May 29, 2018 - 7:54 am

    Hilary Cam - Spectacular work. Really inspiring imagery and love your use of lighting and framing.

James Simmons Portrait and Wedding Photography

There’s something about tiny people in front of gigantic rocks. Especially in wedding gear.

Jess and Brent’s wedding was held at Pullman Resort with the breathtaking surroundings of Bunker Bay. We headed to the coastline in the afternoon light, and I had to share the highlights from their day. Jess’ handmade dress was a one-of-a-kind creation by the geniuses at  Zanzis Couture in Subiaco.

Jess’ Dress: Zanzis | Shoes: Georgies Bridal Shoes | Florist: Collie Floral Studio | Hair: Hair By Me Steph B | Make-Up Artist: Jenna Italiano | Brent’s Suit and tie: Echo Clothing.

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  • May 1, 2016 - 10:15 pm

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