When Adelaide photographer Hannah Benwell approached us for help with finding a venue to shoot her latest styled shoot, we were only too happy to lend a hand and had the perfect venue in mind!
The historic backdrop of McLaren Vale’s Hardys Tintara was the ideal location for this photoshoot – historic buildings teamed with gorgeous green spaces, and the mammoth Moreton Bay fig tree was the real show stopper.
Hannah already had the models on board – real-life couple Kate & Rachel, owners of the cool bar My Lover Cindi, who happen to be legitimately tying the knot later in the year. And for the extra cuteness factor, they brought along their pug fur-models Oslo and Saigo. Squee!!
Being a queer photographer, Hannah was thrilled to be able to be involved in this same-sex wedding shoot “As a gay photographer in the mostly straight wedding industry, making content that centres around same sex couples isn’t just a trendy or hip thing for me. It’s way more… it’s seeing myself in the couple, seeing their love, understanding their struggles”.
The concept and coordination were that of VENYU’s very own Rhiannon Crase. The theme was historic meets modern – pairing the colours of the historic stone and timber buildings with contemporary finishes, fabrics and of course the couple!
The florals with their sandy tones and incredible pops of burnt orange were by Flowers of Envy, alongside the furniture hire and styling by MASE Agency. Kate and Rachel’s hair was done by BLUSH Hair Makeup Beauty and makeup was Makeovers by Annie, and they wore formal attire by ARA Experience.
Scroll down to see more of this fabulous shoot. As Hannah simply puts it “what an incredible team to work with”, and we honestly couldn’t agree more!
Venue: Hardys Tintara
Shoot Coordination: Rhiannon Crase of VENYU
Photographer: Hannah Benwell Photography
2nd Photographer: Dylan Minchenberg Photography
Furniture, Props & Styling: MASE Agency
Flowers: Flowers Of Envy
Make-up: Makeovers by Annie
Dress and Pant Suit: ARA Experience
Models: My Lover Cindi