Monthly Archives: November 2013


Chin Wee and Crystal

They say that "friends are the family you choose for yourself" and this statement could not be truer for these two friends of mine. Chin Wee and Crystal have been a huge part of my life since I moved to Perth 8 years ago. I was there when they first started dating, I was there when they endured a long distance relationship, I was there when they got married and I was there when Crystal announced to close friends she was five weeks pregnant. It is amazing how time has flown since that exciting announcement and a few weeks ago, we celebrated the first birthday of their son, Ethan. Chin Wee and Crystal wanted us to commemorate the special occasion with a family photoshoot. We spent a lovely afternoon with them at a park nearby. We had such fun trying to make little Ethan smile for the camera, special thanks must be given to his Aunty Rebecca for her endless supplies of funny faces, high-pitched remarks and endless renditions of “Twinkle twinkle, little star”. Chin Wee and Crystal, we hope you will enjoy this collection of precious family moments and thank you for choosing us to capture them. Photographers: Debbie and James Location: Perth, Western Australia

By |2017-01-02T10:31:13+08:00November 19th, 2013|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Rick and Tegan

Welcome to the Official Lasting Joys  Blog! I can think of no better way to kick-start our blog than by sharing with you our very first wedding assignment, starring Rick and Tegan. Being the first wedding we would document as a team, we were extremely excited and nervous but so thankful for this lovely couple who picked us! Rick and Tegan are laid-back, genuinely kind, family-orientated people and their wedding day reflected this in so many ways. Having their ceremony and reception on Rick's family farm, Tegan arriving in her beloved Ford ute with her Dad driving, their siblings as their bridal party and the little photo of Tegan's beloved Pa on her bouquet were all very much a symbol of the kind of people they are. Tegan's parents had just celebrated their 30th anniversary only a few days before as well! They even mowed out the path through their crop fields, cut their own wheat for centre and aisle pieces and rolled out the hay bales in the days leading up to the wedding! It was such a unique thing for us city folk to see! After the ceremony, we moved to various places around the farm for bridal photos, to Rick's great grandfather's house, the shearing sheds before finishing off with sunset back at the ceremony venue. At the reception we chatted under the marquee Rick and his brother Kurt helped to set up the day before, powered by generators they had set up themselves as well! We laughed and teared up over the funny and heart-warming speeches shared by the Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Bridesmaids, Best Man and the Groom. We feasted on roast lamb from their farm with all [...]

By |2017-01-02T10:31:13+08:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Blog|0 Comments