Real Weddings

Lize & Johnny: A family affair


Being a photographer is one thing, but photographing a wedding for friends or family is quite another. Why? Because suddenly you’re not just a gifted observer–you’re emotionally part and parcel of the wonderment too. Beck Rocchi shares some words on one occasion that is super special to her, set in the urban surrounds of the Melbourne CBD.

“How about getting married in an art gallery, having a flash mob sing and dance at the ceremony, and dining under a ceiling suspended with gorgeous trees and flowers? Yep. This wedding was bold, unique and deadly fabulous. Johnny and Lize are my family so I am extra emotional when I think about the beauty of their day. Honestly, it was breathtaking! The feasting plates by Ed Dixon were hearty and communal, and the floral design by Lord Butler Florist was so unique.”

So, does being a less than casual observer make a difference to the photography? Not from what we see of Beck Rocchi’s stunning work, though we probably can’t say the same about the breadth of her smile on the day or the depth of joy that led to shedding some well-warranted tears. Besides, what’s not to love about a wedding where bridesmaids carry balloons instead of bouquets? Nice idea Beck. Prepare to be captivated by something rather wonderful. Thanks for sharing Beck Rocchi, you fabulous photographer you!


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