A Look Back At 2017

December 22, 2017
This year has flown by and it’s been another whirlwind. 2017 started with about a dozen weddings on the calendar, and will finish (yes I’m still going) with the final count hitting 47. Now that’s a number even I’m surprised by. Each and every wedding this year has been amazing, and a BIG shout-out to all my brides & grooms who made this year so unforgettable and left me with some priceless memories.
I’ve been blessed to have seen so much of the country this year, having been at weddings as far south as Currawong, as far west as Orange, and north as Fullerton Cove. There was also a little trip down to Hobart.
Not everything has been about weddings though, and in the middle of this year we welcomed Ava’s little baby brother, Jacob into the family. A host of other things, including full time work at the ABC has also kept me super busy. So without further adieu here’s how the year rolled…

The Honour Roll

These are just a few of the amazing weddings from 2017.

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Thank Yous!

Brides, Grooms, Vendors…

To my bride and grooms, you guys rocked! My images are only as good as the people I’m photographing, and I’m so glad you had enough faith and trust in me to allow me to work my magic.

To each of the different vendors who contributed along the way, I might not have had the chance to chat to you all but thank you for your professional and tireless work.

To everyone else who were part of all the weddings this year: parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, bridal parties, a big thank you for welcoming me and making sure I was ok throughout the day. I’ve lost track of how much kindness and generosity I’ve experienced in my travels, and it really makes the job so much easier.[stag_image style=”no-filter” src=”https://avamephotography.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/michelle-ethan-the-retreat-wisemans-ferry-222.jpg” alignment=”left” url=”” ]


Studio Ninja

Last year, I ran Ava Me Photography by juggling a number of spreadsheets and thought it would be sufficient for 2017. When things began to get hectic in the middle of the year, I knew I needed a decent customer management system. Studio Ninja has been a godsend, not only at keeping me organised but also saving me so much time. Cheers to Studio Ninja!




Sony A9

This legendary camera has been a game changer. It’s a speed demon that doesn’t miss a beat. I could go on and on, but if you want to find out more, head over to DPReview.kristen-shane-rhododendron-gardens-panorama-house-407


RAW Digital Lab & Image Salon

In the latter half of the year, with the weddings beginning to I began working with RAW Digital Lab and Image Salon to ensure I delivered my images on time. I can’t believe I hadn’t used them earlier. I still do retouch some of my weddings, but these guys have taken up much of the load, saving me so much time and bringing their retouching expertise to all my weddings.


To My Family

Though I truly love what I do, I’ve been away from my family a lot this year. If anyone deserves the ultimate thank you, it’s my wife, who has manned the homefront and kept my two little rascals in check, all while I’ve been gallivanting to weddings, or busy in the backroom editing photos, meeting clients, taking phone calls, writing emails, or spending inordinate amounts of time updating my social media. Lots of

Here’s us:


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Joel, your work is amazing-we couldn’t think of a better photographer to capture our special day! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Lots of love to you and your beautiful family x

Mr and Mrs Rynehart