Sarnia Park wedding photos – Mark & Joanne’s sneak peek!

Hey guys,

Yesterday, we headed out to Sarnia Park in Cambridge, to photograph Mark & Jo’s wedding.

The day kicked off visiting Mark at his parent’s place – they had no bridal party, so it was just a few quick shots of him getting ready, and looking very suave in his suit..

Sarnia Park wedding photos

We then made our way out to Sarnia Park, where Jo was in the final stages of makeup, and looked stunning!
The first thing I noticed about Joanne was her beautiful smile – which stayed on her face the entire day.

It was just so genuine, and I can’t help but smile myself looking back through the shots.
Even getting makeup done (by fabulous Suzie Rutz from “The Makeup Room”) – Jo had that gorgeous smile 🙂

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Having no bridal party was a rare treat for us, plenty of time to just quietly float around & take in all the details.. beautiful flowers by Karen at Wedding Flowers by Karen

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Jo’s Mum & Dad both helped her into her dress…

Sarnia Park wedding photos

And we then sneaked a few glamorous shots of Jo around the equally glamorous Sarnia Park setting.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

One of the coolest things at Sarnia, is that you can sit on the seat & watch all of the guests arriving below! And they can’t see in (just in case you were wondering).

Sarnia Park wedding photos

This was on the walk between the main house, and the chapel where they had the ceremony. See where she gets that smile from??

Sarnia Park wedding photos

This was the first chance we’d had to photograph inside the little chapel on site at Sarnia Park, and we were really excited!
It didn’t disappoint 🙂

Sarnia Park wedding photos

The chapel was especially significant, because it used to be the family chapel of Jo’s father – before it was shifted onto Sarnia Park.
I love it when people are able to incorporate such things of significance into their wedding. Amber & I were married in the same hall that her parent’s had their wedding reception in, 25 years beforehand!

Mark also couldn’t stop smiling most of the day (but judging by the massaging of the cheekbones later in the evening, he possibly regretted this!!)

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Proud parents.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

The cloudy weather made for beautiful, soft light for us to work with. I love their expressions as they leave the church for the first time as husband & wife.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

There were petals.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

And plenty of hugs.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

When you’re little… and you discover a hole in the ground that you can jump in… it’s way cooler than your auntie’s wedding. Sorry guys.

After some family shots, it was time to go for a wander around the grounds. It was so lovely just having the two of them, and they needed NO prompting whatsoever, they just naturally did all the things we were going to ask! So we just sat back and took photos.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

It just wouldn’t be one of our weddings if we didn’t drag all the lights out (Mark was making kitchen sink jokes when he saw me stumbling along the grass gear-laden) – and catch some epic skies…

Sarnia Park wedding photos

The sun appeared – once – for about 15 seconds – during the photos. It was enough time to catch this lovely backlight.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

The autumn colours are starting to come out too.

Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos
Sarnia Park wedding photos

It was starting to get quite chilly outside – so we headed back for the house.

Sarnia Park wedding photos

Inside, there was a nice warm fire & a snuggly couch 🙂

Sarnia Park wedding photos

And back at the reception, sugar levels could be replenished at the lolly bar!

Sarnia Park wedding photos

By the time we arrived back, the mountains of lollies had been significantly diminished by the guests, so I’m guessing they proved popular!

We then left them to enjoy what I’m sure was an awesome night 🙂

As we left, I grabbed this shot of Sarnia Park all lit up, with the last fading remnants of light in the sky.

Sarnia Park wedding photos


Isaac & Amber.


  1. Jo and Mark says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    We love them 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    Awesome photos!

  3. Mel says:

    The photos are absolutely stunning. Much as you two were on the day.
    Enjoy Japan!

  4. Shari says:

    Such beautiful images, your day looks just perfect! Congratulations x

  5. Scott F says:

    Brilliant photos to go with a brilliant wedding. Congratulations and have a great honeymoon.

  6. John says:

    Great photo’s for your special day.

  7. Natalie Newbold says:


  8. meena says:

    Awesome photos – you both look so happy. Enjoy the honeymoon

  9. Lance says:

    Wow, fantastic photo’s, everything looked beautiful!

    Congrats and enjoy your honeymoon in Japan 🙂

  10. Helen (Ol) says:

    Amazing photos, what a beautiful wedding. Great venue, great photography and the stars of the show are just gorgeous 🙂

  11. Marcia says:

    Gorgeous!!!! What a fabulous day, you both warmed my heart with your obvious love for each other – smitten, is the word that seemed to be quoted by many.
    Have an awesome honeymoon

  12. Angela says:

    Gorgeous photos! Stunning wedding 🙂

  13. Angela says:

    Gorgeous photos! It was a stunning wedding 🙂

  14. Adrienne says:

    Stunning photos! Just beautiful! 🙂

  15. Bundy says:

    Fantastic photo’s – what a gorgeous bride – and Mark you looked stunning. Love the smiles – which I have heard were there all day. Congratulations.

  16. Michele says:

    Joanne, you look absolutely stunning and Mark looks quite dashing. What a perfect day for your wedding. I see from the umbrella there must have been a little rain, rain is known to be good luck on your wedding day. Have a wonderful time in Japan.

  17. flowers look great thanks

  18. Beautiful photos of a beautiful, happy bride and her handsome husband. The photographers had an easy task with the two of you, so happy and smiling and so much in love.

  19. Jo B says:

    What fantastic photos – I hope the day was everything you hoped for and more!!
    Have a great honeymoon.

  20. Emma says:

    Stunning photo’s – congradulations to the both of you, have a great honeymoon:)

  21. Chris & Charlie says:

    A couple so much in-love and that is reflected in the stunning photos. Thank you both for allowing us to share your day with you. Fantastic job Prespectives Wedding Photography.

  22. RoKat says:

    Very nice. These photos are a true/True reflection of how sweet you both were and how classic you both looked. Congrats.

  23. Gerardine Patterson says:

    The photos are just perfect as was everything on the day!
    We love you guys to bits!

  24. Lou & Heather says:

    Fantastic photos, beautiful bride and handsome groom! All the photos are great, what a lot of different shots within the venue, all stunning!
    A perfect day, and you both looked so happy!

  25. Bev Dickson says:

    Absolutely beautiful – you certainly have captured some of the magic moments with these photos. Sarnia Park certainly is an A grade venue.
    Joanne you look beautiful and Mark very handsome.
    Wayne and G – two very proud parents. And of course mark’s parents too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  26. Mere says:

    Absolutely stunning! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  27. Jane says:

    Wow, stunning photos and you look gorgreous Jo. Have a fabulous honeymoon!

  28. Tamsin says:

    Fantastic photos!
    And congratulations! I hope you have a long and happy marriage, filled with love and laughter!
    Enjoy your honeymoon!

  29. Mauricio says:

    Just awesome! Congratulations!
    PS Just enjoy!

  30. Marie-Clare Jones says:

    Your photos are beautiful – so lovely in fact that they brought a tear to my eye – and I don’t even know you! My daughter is getting married at Sarnia Park next February, so I am very pleased they made an excellent choice of venue – its glorious!

  31. Karen R says:

    The bride and groom are a stunning couple and their photographer has captured them perfectly in a very beautiful setting. I really like the black and white photograph of Joanne walking down the stairs.
    Congratulations to you both.

  32. Wayne Patterson says:

    O what an awesome day. Mark and Jo you look so great together.
    Love is the greatest feeling in the world.

  33. Belinda says:

    These photos are absolutely fabulous. Jo you look absolutely stunning as does Mark – looks like it was a brilliant day – Congratulations. I particularly like the photo of grandma giving you a hug Jo – great capturing of a moment!

  34. Demelza Murphy says:

    Looking through these pics of a gorgeous red head I thought “that looks like Jo from primary school – wonder if that is Jo Patterson”… and what do you know, looks like it is! You look like you have had an amazing day – what a perfect spot – Roy and Bev are fantastic hosts arent they?! Congratulations to you both.

  35. Chantal says:

    Dear Joanne. Your wedding pictures are amazing. You look so happy. And your husband is very handsome.
    Congratulations ! Enjoy your new life !
    Chantal & family (Madrid)

  36. Linda Mellingen says:

    I would like to say that I found the pictures so beautifully descriptive of all the small things in life – and small things in love, and weddings….things that add up to life. The earrings on the cabinet, the older hands helping with the dressing, a happy child – pleased guest, in a “as you are” fashion. Just love the ambiance you have managed both to capture, and create.