Laura and Pirate the horse. Portraits by Angelica Peady

Laura contacted me about capturing photographs with her beloved Pirate, her pet horse who’s been with her since she was a little girl. She felt it was time to have some portraits of the two of them together.  The shoot was also an excuse to showcase her awesome silver Gallery Serpentine gown.


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Angelica Peady Family Portrait / Couples Portrait in The Hawkesbury

Earlier this month I got to catch up with Adam and Cara who’s wedding we’re photographing soon. When they first got in contact Cara was pregnant and now their son is over 1 year old – how time flies! On the day of the shoot, I met up with Adam and Cara at their wedding venue – Cornwallis House. It’s an intimate venue on the Hawkesbury River set amongst orange farms – we’re really excited about photographing this wedding!! We strolled the grounds and spoke about their wedding plans and picked out locations for photographs on their wedding day, then of course we took some photographs of them :) Stay tuned to see images from their wedding on the blog later in the year!!



We love to meet up with our couples prior to their weddings and a couples shoot (engagement shoot) is a great way to get to know each other and see what it’s like to be in front of the camera. Want to talk to us about a portrait session? Planning a wedding? Why not get in contact and lets start a conversation :)

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Angelica Peady Maternity Portraits in Western Sydney

Claire is a photographer friend of mine, who I went to high school with – so we go way back! I was so happy when she contacted me about a maternity shoot with her family and of course, as you might imagine, with two photographers there were plenty of creative ideas floating around! Being a photographer Claire owns lots of props and she wanted to have her own photographs with these amazing Poppy and Rose tulle skirts – they are stunning. I wanted to do floral crowns – so I contacted my florist friend who loves floral crowns – Jenny at Merci Bouquet and she supplied us with the gorgeous, fresh floral crowns you will see later in the post. We picked our location – one of my favourites and we were lucky enough to pick a day with a lovely afternoon glow. Of course I can’t wait to share these images with you and I hope you enjoy them.

Update: I’m happy to announce that Claire and her family welcomed little Charlie in July 2014. You can view the images of their most recent shoot here. Do you have a maternity idea you’d like to bring to life? We’d love to help you capture such a special time in your life and we’ve got plenty of ideas on how to do this. Why not get in contact and lets start brainstorming!

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Lifestyle Family Portraits Western Sydney by Angelica Peady Photography

I love nothing more than capturing relaxed family portraits, so I took great pleasure to photograph my lovely friend and her adorable little boy. I’ve been wanting to photograph that time in the morning where you don’t have anywhere to be, you’re having a sleep in or just chillin’ out with the kids – cos we all know that no child sleeps in right?? We stay in our pyjama’s and mess up the bed :)

Here’s a couple of my favourites from the day  - cuddles in bed with mum and reading stories with mum  - LOVE!

If you have an idea or would like to capture some similar relaxed, lifestyle type images please get in contact with me.


Angie xx


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Family Portraits and Newborn Portraits in Western Sydney

You may remember Claire and her family from the recent maternity shoot we did (if not, you can see it here). Claire is a photographer friend and we also went to high school together. She and her family recently welcomed their little boy into their family and was keen to capture such a wonderful time by camera.

For this shoot we wanted to capture the connections as a family – the whole family celebrating their new son and new baby brother into the world. Of course the tulle skirts had to make an appearance again plus a special new blue tulle skirt I made myself lol. We also revisited by favourite location, which didn’t disappoint – you would never look at these photos and think it was the middle of winter!

I’d like to say a huge congratulations to Claire on the birth of their new baby boy!! He’s a little cutie!!

Angie xx

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Blue Mountains Wedding Videography – Wes and Alyssa’s Short Wedding Film

If you’re a regular follower of our blog, you would know that in 2013 we started to offer wedding videography to our photography clients. Today we’re pleased to present Wesley and Alyssa’s short film.

At Angelica Peady Photo and Film  our goal is to create a film that makes you smile and keep you and your friends coming back for more. These films are are set to music, so there’s no pressure to perform by getting your vows exactly right or evidence of the embarrassing story told during the best man’s speech. While we capture video from through the day, we have a documentary style that fits in so well with our wedding photography.

We’re loving this extra service that we can provide to our wedding clients and without further delay, here’s Wesley and Alyssa’s short wedding film…

Alyssa and Wesley {blue mountains wedding videography} from Angelica and Benjamin Peady on Vimeo.

Oh by the way – we do also offer full videography for weddings – just fill out our contact form to find out more.

Want to see more from Wesley and Alyssa’s wedding? You can view their wedding photography here.


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{Central NSW Wedding} Miranda and Nathan get married at Glen Davis Hotel

I’m so excited to share Miranda and Nathan’s awesome Glen Davis Wedding that I’m just going to get straight to it.
Congratulations to Miranda and Nathan on your fabulous wedding and for putting on such a great day!!


Wedding dress and Bridesmaid Gowns: Trashy Diva

Cake: Amy’s Cakes (bridesmaid)

Flowers: hand made by grandmother

Celebrant: Jane Endacott

Venue: Glen Davis Boutique Hotel

Hair and Makeup: Euphoria Hair

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{Kangaroo Valley Wedding Photography} Kylie and Martin marry at Kookaburra Hill, celebrate at Southhaven Farm

We always get excited when we get an enquiry for a Kangaroo Valley wedding, it’s a special place for me as I remember holidaying there as a child and as you can probably imagine, I have lots of great memories of this magical place. Weddings in the valley are so romantic, with guests travelling and spending the weekend away together – which is exactly what it meant to me all those years ago. So it was a great day when I met Kylie and Martin and they told me about a lovely property they had found close to the Kangaroo Valley township – Kookabura Hill.

Now the valley has it’s weather system and on this particular day, rain was predicted.  Martin kept a close eye on the BOM radar and thankfully their outdoor ceremony was a very sunny occasion (with clouds hovering patiently in the distance just waiting for the ceremony to end). I have to say there were plenty of special aspects to Kylie and Martin’s ceremony including bouquets and buttonholes that were freshly picked from the garden at Kookaburra Hill but the one that meant the most to them was being able to include Jase their dog in their ceremony – you will see by the photos Martin trained him very well and they trusted him an awful lot to have those wedding rings attached to his special ‘ring bearer’ collar :)

I like to dub Kylie and Martin’s wedding the ‘wedding of the bridges’ because all of our locations we visited were (yep you guessed it) bridges! – 3 of them! Of course the Hampton Bridge and then 2 extra bridges that are a little further our of town. We made use of that awesome red VW beetle from Kombi Celebrations and thankfully the weather held out for lots of convertible, top-down pictures. As soon as we jumped in the cars to head to the reception the heavens opened and the rain began to fall – perfect timing!!

Kylie and Martin, celebrated with their guests at Southhaven, eating delicious food catered by Duck Duck Goose (really! it was delicious!!) and had a fabulous time. It was a lovely intimate reception and Ben and I got to chat to lots of their friends and family – it was a pleasure to be included as part of their day.

Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you all the best for the many, many years together. xx

Kylie had this to say when she received her images:

“Thank you Angie and Ben for Capturing every moment of our wedding. You guys were both so easy to work with, friendly, relaxed but professional… and your photos are amazing :)


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Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Gowns: Two Birds Bridal

Groom suit: Spurling

Cake: Delish Cupcakes

Rings: House of Fraser

DJ: Music 2 Go

Celebrant: Vicki Lever

Jase/ Ring Bearer Collar: Big Dog Boutique

Flowers: Picked from rose garden at wedding venue – Kookaburra Hill

Venues: Kookaburra Hill (ceremony) and Southhaven (bride getting ready and reception)

Car: Red VW Beetle supplied by Kombi Celebrations

Hair and Makeup: Emma McGill

Caterer: Duck Duck Goose

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{Sydney Botanical Gardens Wedding Photography} Cheryl and Ian’s Herb Garden Wedding Ceremony

The more time we spent with Ian and Cheryl, the more we knew that this was going to be a fantastic wedding! Their instructions to us were ‘Let’s have Fun!’ – which was perfect because that’s exactly what we say to our couples!

They had planned an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends – everyone of which were in the bridal party. The ceremony was held in the Herb Garden in the Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens, it’s a great garden venue for small weddings and perfect for this small bridal party as everyone fit under the rotunda. The ceremony was officiated by Fiona King, AKA Alter Native Celebrant, a perfect fit for their ‘lets have fun’ instructions – she even combined some of her great ceremony traditions including a ring blessing, a hand fasting (with rainbow coloured ribbons), a family binding and a roll of the dice to determine who’d be the lucky one to bear witness on their certificate. Yes, it was a truly awesome ceremony and lots and lots of fun!!

After the ceremony, we weaved our way through the Sydney Botanical Gardens, accompanied by the rainbow gowned bridesmaids and groomsmen (not rainbow themed lol) – I have to say all those colours looked pretty awesome in the afternoon light! We took bubble wands for some extra added awesome-ness and everyone had fun – who doesn’t like bubbles right?? We then took Cheryl and Ian down towards the harbour, found some great foliage as backdrops along the way. We then made our way onto the Opera House Steps for a couple of sunset shots by the gorgeous Sydney Harbour. This wedding reminded me how great the gardens are for weddings – so many great backdrops – a photographers dream!! Once we were all photo-ed out, we took the white London cab back to the suite for the wedding party to begin.

Congratulations to Ian and Cheryl on putting such fun wedding together. It was a pleasure and an honour to share your day and we hope your life together is just as fun and colourful as your wedding day! (I have a feeling it will be!)


Celebrant – Fiona King – Alter Native Celebrant

Venue: Herb Garden, Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Flowers: Jo Reid, D-Vine Flowers

Rings: Cerone Jewellers

Cake: Faye Cahill

Suits: Spurlings

Gowns: Family friend

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{Sydney Wedding Photography} Alyssia and James marry at Gledswood Homestead

You may remember James and Alyssia from their couples portrait a few weeks ago (which you can view here) and today we’re so excited to share their romantic summer wedding that took place at Gledswood Homestead and Winery, a gorgeous country location in Sydney’s South West.

This charming, historical location provided a perfect backdrop for their wedding day which began with an outdoor ceremony on Gledswood’s lakeside lawn. Guests were seated on rustic wooden benches to witness Alyssia and James share their vows underneath the arbor, draped in delicate, white chiffon. Their family and friends congratulated them with a shower of bubbles – we love it when our couples use confetti or bubbles as it always provides us with lots of opportunity for fun shots!

While their guests mingled at Gledswood Wine Bar, we walked through the grounds with Alyssia, James and their bridal party exploring the gorgeous country locations that surrounded the historic homestead. Gledswood has some lovely weathered wooden fences, sandstone paths and manicured gardens that made it easy to find photographic inspiration.

James and Alyssia joined their guests inside for the reception where the restaurant was decorated in an elegant white decor, complete with strings of lights and soft pink details. The brand new Mr and Mrs danced their first dance shortly after they entered the reception in what was probably the most romantic part of the day (apart from the ceremony of course)! Of course, there was plenty more dancing later in the evening and everyone had a blast on the dance-floor.

If love is indeed in the air, it was floating all-around the Gledswood homestead on the day of Alyssia and James’ nuptials. We wish them all the best and hope they stay happy in love for a long, long time.


Planning a wedding in Sydney? Why not check out some of Alyssia and James’ Wedding vendors:

Dress: Brides In Love

Grooms Suit: Roger David

Bridesmaid gown: Forever New

Cake: Cakes by Jo

Music: Gledswood DJ

Flowers: Budding Brides

Celebrant: Adrian Downey

Hair and Makeup: Reel EFX


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