Elope From Sweden to Get Married In Sydney?

Meet Johan and Frida who on the weekend got married in the Sydney Botanic Gardens and had their photographs taken around the Sydney Opera House.

Johan and Frida only had five people attend their wedding serivce; themselves, the Minister, two witnesses the Minister brought along and me (the photographer).  You see Johan and Frida eloped to Sydney to get married, all the way from Sweden.

Sydney must be a ‘Go To Destination’ for weddings lately because VFM Photographers have been photographing many couples who have eloped to Sydney from Sweden, Norway, Japan and China.

On behalf of all of us here at VFM Photographers, I wish to congratulate Johan and Frida and wish them the very best for their future together.

Here are a couple of my favourite images (thank you Johan and Frida for allowing me to share them).

Christmas Weddings

Looking for a photographer for your wedding in Sydney during the Christmas & New Year period?

I can imagine as a bride and groom it can be frustrating to organise a wedding which is to be held over the Christmas holidays as most of Sydney shuts down during this time.

VFM Photographers will always have photographers working over the Christmas & New Year period in 2010 and the years to come.

For all couples saying ‘I Do’ this Christmas time, congratulations and have a wonderful wedding with your family and friends.

On behalf of everyone at VFM Photographers, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy & safe New Year.

Photography at Fairlight Beach, Sydney

Fairlight Beach (in suburb of Fairlight) is positioned about 20 minutes walking distance, west of the suburb Manly in Sydney (Australia).

Even though the main beach of Fairlight is really only visited by locals it can still get busy.  However there is a little secret area within Fairlight Beach and it is this little private area / beach that I like to photograph at.

This hidden gem of a beach is a wonderful spot for a wedding ceremony, wedding bridal party photography or a family portrait.

The slide show below will help you find this cute little Sydney beach.   Also included at the end of the slide show, are photographs taken at this exact spot.

Fairlight beach really is a magical spot within Sydney.

Hope you like it too.

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How to Create and Post Physical Greeting Cards with Your Computer


I thought readers of  ‘Wedding Planning Tips’ blog, would like to know that I will holding an introduction night to demonstrate a new website that gives people the ability to use their own photographs to create actual, physical, greeting cards using;

* Their own photographs
* Their own handwriting
* Their own signature
* Their own computer

What you will discover in this FREE information night:

* What the website can do.
* How to send your own greeting cards with your own computer at home.
* Tips on what photographs to use for your greeting cards.
* Ideas on what the cards can be used for ie wedding thank you cards, Christmas cards, business use, invitations, happy birthday cards etc


Date – Tuesday the 12th of January 2010
Time – 7  to 9pm
Location – Kirrabilli Club, 11 Harbourview Cres, Lavender Bay, Sydney
All are welcomed!

Contact Sarhn McArthur Photography for details.  info@sarhn.com


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Wedding Photography Slide Shows now with Video Footage

Around June of this year, I purchased the new Canon 5D mark II SLR camera.  This was the first of the Canon professional range to come out with ‘Live View’.  Live view now gives the professional ‘still’ photographer, the ability to capture high definition video footage during a wedding while at the same time capture traditional photographs.

Very quickly I realised that as a professional photographer, I won’t have long before my customers and their wedding guests realise that a professional photographer can take video as well as still photographs.  Why is this important to know?  Well I believe that for a short time I have an ability to take very candid video footage because my wedding clients would not be expecting me to take video from my normal looking professional SLR camera.  This of course allows me to capture and create something very special and unique for my wedding couples.

Paul & Kelly got married on the 26th of September at the Balmoral Beach rotanda.  Photographs were taken around Balmoral Beach then a quick stop over at the Sydney Opera House for some more wedding photographs.  Their reception was at Bavarian Beer Cafe at Fox Studios.

I wanted to surprise Paul & Kelly by capturing some footage of their reception and add it into their wedding slide show.  Paul & Kelly only expected to see their wedding photographs that I captured for them but were so excited and surprised when they saw actual video footage of the reception as well.

Paul & Kelly have been very kind to allow me to share their wedding slide show on the  Sarhn McArthur Photography Facebook profile

Thank you Paul & Kelly.

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Wedding Photography Collection

This is my second last day at work before I head overseas for a nice little holiday.

I thought for something different, I would upload a slide show of wedding photographs that I have taken over the years.  Some of the photographs are very recent, while others were taken a little while ago but as they are my favourites, I added them too.

I return to Australia and back in the office on the 3rd of December!

Hope you like the show!