Kathryn + Josh’s Joyous Wedding at Rutherglen Convent
November 19, 2023
On Saturday the 18th of November 2023, at the picturesque Rutherglen Convent – in North East Victoria, Kathryn and Josh embarked on a journey of a lifetime, celebrating their love in a wedding that was as unique and intentional as their relationship. As a wedding photographer, I had the privilege of documenting their love story on this joyous occasion, and what unfolded was a day filled with emotion, laughter, and genuine connection.
The Love Story: From Uni Days to Forever
Kathryn and Josh’s love story began eight years ago at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Both passionate about their studies and connected through shared interests, they spent late nights at the UAV team, forging a bond that would grow into a beautiful romance. Their relationship blossomed through innocent meals, late-night conversations, and a shared sense of humor that brought them closer.
Two years ago, on a camping trip in the Hunter Valley, Josh proposed to Kathryn with a self-written song and a ruby ring from a Parisian flea market. Their love is not only witnessed by each other but also by their darling cat, Bella, their fur baby. The couple looks forward to expanding their family with the addition of a dog once they settle into a home with a proper yard.
The Wedding: A Roller Coaster of Emotions
The venue, Rutherglen Convent, provided a historic and enchanting backdrop for their celebration. Originally constructed in 1927-1928, the Convent has undergone extensive renovations, ensuring it continues to be a witness to love and community for another 90 years. The florals, beautifully crafted by Blooms by Laura Jane, added a touch of natural elegance to the day.
What stood out most about Kathryn and Josh’s wedding was the intentional focus on love—for each other, their families, and friends. The couple wanted their guests to experience a day filled with fun, connection, and a better understanding of who they are together. The emotions ran high, from tears of joy to bursts of laughter, creating a truly memorable experience.
Capturing the Essence: Georgie James Photography
As their photographer, my goal was to document their wedding authentically. I work closely with couples to understand their unique personalities and wedding plans. Meeting in person, offering vendor recommendations, and delving into their vision for the day allows me to capture the true essence of their love story. Kathryn and Josh’s ability to embrace every moment made my job a joy, as they effortlessly expressed their happiness, excitement, and love in front of the camera. Building trust and rapport with clients and working as a team to achieve their vision is the key to authentic wedding photography.
The Couple: Best Friends Forever
Kathryn describes Josh as fun, good-natured, and curious, with a talent for making people feel comfortable. He loves a good joke and isn’t afraid to have a boogie. Josh, in turn, appreciates Kathryn’s intelligence, kindness, and cheekiness. He admires her as the best teammate anyone could ask for, considering himself lucky to have her by his side.
Your Wedding, Your Way
For those planning their wedding day, take inspiration from Kathryn and Josh’s celebration of love. Be intentional, be yourselves, and cherish every moment. Consider working closely with your photographer to ensure your unique story is authentically captured. Your wedding day is a reflection of your love—embrace it, enjoy it, and make it truly yours.
It was all about love on Kathryn and Josh’s happiest day, creating memories that will last a lifetime. May your wedding be a celebration of love, just like theirs.
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