Wes + Sam {Melbourne, Australia}

Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron IngallsIt’s a humbling thing to be flown across the world for a wedding. My heart was immediately touched with a deep sense of honor and love for Wes and Samantha. They have such a quiet beauty. A chemistry that needs little action or words to be visible to all who surround.

I met Wes almost 3 years ago… on my wedding day! He showed up at my door as my groomsmen and I were getting ready. He was a guest of friend who surprised us from England. I remember Wes asking me who took all of the photos hanging in my gallery. When I confessed that it was me, he confidently declared, “Someday I will hire you to photograph my wedding.” I shrugged it off figuring it wouldn’t happen.

I was wrong.

Because Wes’ family live in Australia he and his bride planned a quaint destination wedding in a massive botanical garden with an Auzzie BBQ reception to follow.

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the Brits and Aussies. They welcomed me into their homes as one of their own. I found myself resting as if surrounded by life long friends. I left inspired by the wonderment that the same love story I capture week after week in California is alive and blossoming at the world’s farthest corners.

Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron IngallsWes’ dad gently held Samantha’s hand to publicly welcome her into the family.

Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron IngallsWes’ brother picked up my 2nd camera and stole the shot of me. Great work for a first time tilt-shifter!

Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls
Melbourne, Australia, wedding photographs of Wes Butler + Samantha Chapple taken by Cameron Ingalls

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