March 24, 2011


We were honoured to photograph Elizabeth Taylor in Paris during the summer of 1999. Several years later when working on a SugarLove Creative project which later appeared in Empire Magazine we had the chance to re-create one of her greatest film roles (Maggie the "Cat") from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Australian Actress, Frances O'Connor.
A complete replica of the brass bed end was made here in Sydney and travelled with us to Perth for the shoot - suffice to say we have lots of fun memories of that trip. Only Frances could have played the role of "Maggie" in our shoot and only Elizabeth Taylor could have played her on the silver screen.....Thank you for being such a kind soul.....your spirit and legend will live on forever...L & B x

March 23, 2011


Autumn we love you.....we especially love the new look Wedding Style Guide magazine on sale now. We have 2 of our favourite weddings from 2010 featured. Mei-Ling and Matthew (see sample pages from layout below) and the incredibly cute & colourful wedding for Karen & Paul which took place in December at The Tearoom Gunners Barracks. Keep watching the blog over the next week for more pics and coverage from their days.

March 16, 2011


The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival (BOFA) will launch on a grand scale shortly and will officially take place between Nov 23-27 at the Inveresk Railyard in Launceston. Several members of our SugarLove & White family spent the last 4 days travelling all over Tassie to shoot the print & media campaign which will no doubt look extraordinary. Why are we so involved with the festival? Well...our co-founder, co-director and Principal Photographer Bradley Patrick is the Artistic Director of course!! Here is a sneak peek "behind the scenes" image from the super talented Phil Sheather. A big thanks to Phil, Nathan, Angela, Dean and Simona x

March 10, 2011


Venturing to one of our favourite parts of Sydney for Meg & Andrew's wedding at Palm Beach was a special day for SugarLove. A three page editorial was recently published in the Your Day edition of Bride to Be Magazine showcasing just a sample of images from their day. We decided it would be lovely to show you some more... A perfect spring day in Palm Beach and the view from private beachhouse Rockridge. I have wished for many years to find a reason to book this gorgeous private home for a birthday, wedding anniversary or relaxing break with family & friends. Meg & Andrew chose Rockridge as the perfect beachside pad for Meg's bridal preparations and weekend wedding stay before their honeymoon abroad.
Inspired by Grace Kelly in "To Catch A Thief"....Meg wore a white silk chiffon Lisa Ho gown. Finished with a single shoulder strap and black ribbon the grecian-style dress was perfect for the relaxed beachy setting.
The stunning exterior of Rockridge and simple bridal bouquet by Floriade.
A civil ceremony on the beach opposite their reception was designed by Form over Function.
Simple decorations in the pine trees complimented the Pittwater backdrop.
Keeping it all in the family - Meg & Andrew chose their brothers as bridal attendants who both flew in from London for the special day.
Lots of laughs with celebrant David Ackling-Jones in Pittwater Park.
Flower petal cones were used by guests to help celebrate the "i-do".
The first stroll as husband & wife on the sand in Palm Beach.
Place settings were designed with childhood pictures of Meg & Andrew.
Barrenjoey House has a lovely beachhouse feel where additional styling is often kept to a minimum by clients. There so many hidden trinkets and treasures throughout the restaurant - the less is more feel suited Meg & Andrew perfectly. Small flower arrangements included baby pink field roses and white hydrangeas.
A cherished moment for Meg to remember for a lifetime.
One of the best sunsets we have ever seen at a Palm Beach wedding.
The groovy couple dance the night away on their wedding night.
It has been so lovely dealing with you since your wedding day & we wish you the very best for an exciting future journey together, Leigh & all the team @ SugarLove x

March 4, 2011


We covered another wedding for an old SugarLove team member (Skye Gemell) last Saturday at Manly, Sydney and cannot wait to see the edit from our expert photo team (Bradley & Lauren). The lovely couple are honeymooning on Lizard Island now. I have become a little obsessed with Lizard lately and would love to take a visit. Any place that sits comfortably in the Top 10 Hotels in the World list has got to be an extraordinary getaway!! If anyone has visited, been married or renewed there I would love to hear your stories on the blog (or) via email to Image of the Pavilion at Sunset (courtesy Lizard Island/Delaware North)