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  • G’day! My name is Rebecca Joy.

    Some call me Rebecca, others "Becks," & my Dad lovingly refers to me as "Beckaroo." Take your pick! When I'm not behind my camera or working my day job (I double as an accountant), you can find me at the beach, snuggling up with my furbaby or learning to be a domestic diva.

    I love being married, photographing you getting married, and being able to tell your story after the vows.

    Thank you for stopping by & I can't wait to meet you!

I have been waiting for this weekend away from the city for soooo long (okay, a couple months)– and it finally happened!  We took advantage of the long Labour Day weekend and ventured south for our first excursion to Margaret River.  I can not say enough good things about this trip… the weather was perfect, location=gorgeous, delicious wine was flowing, the beaches were the prettiest I have ever seen.  I can’t wait until our next trip down there, but until then I’ll have to tide myself over with these lovely images…

Day One:  We started the morning with a stop at the Rivermouth.  That particular beach was closed because the waves were crazyyy strong!

Beach selfies!!!;)

Aren’t our friends the cutest?!

See!  I didn’t exaggerate the craziness!

Oh, heyyy husband!  You’re cute!;)

Second stop: Wineries!!!  We started off at Swings & Roundabouts, then made our way to Driftwood Estate where the images below were taken.

The rest of Day 1 was spent strolling through town, taste-testing olive oils, sampling venison sausages & going to Tropfest.  Want to see photos?  Check out my feed on Instagram @rebeccajoyphotos!

Now, onto Day Two… Beach Day!!!

The first beach we went to was a liiiittle too rough, so we ventured just around the bend to a calmer bit of water.  Of course, Kyle & I couldn’t take the easy way and follow the marked paths.  Instead, we took the road less traveled & did a bit of rock climbing!:D

Where we were headed… so close!

We made it!  The image below is the cliff we decided to scale…

Goodbye, beach… and helloooo, winery!

This was my favorite winery of the whole trip!  Everything I drank at Vasse Felix tasted like magic.

Day Three:  Our goodbye tour of the coast… lots of pretty beaches & crystal clear water!

Okay, okay… one last winery.  They pretty much had to twist my arm to go to one more!;)  kiiiiddding!

Hands down, Wise has the prettiest view of any winery we visited.  I’m trying to convince Kyle that if we ever have a vow renewal or Australian wedding (haha, like that will happen!), it needs to be here.  If neither of those transpire, I would loooove to photograph someone else’s event there!  *hint hint*

Last stop:  The Busselton Jetty

I’m a little (a lot) nervous about sharing this next photo with you, but it’s just too funny not to.  I would like to title this trip’s outtake as “commitment.”  It’s not every day you see a photographer hop out of the car in a bikini to snap some pictures!  The end result was definitely worth the awkward stares & random whistles I received by other drivers.  Special thanks to Sunny for snapping this iPhone pic!

Thanks for checking out our mini-vacation!  For more outtakes and fancy iPhone pics, click on over to my Instagram & follow me for almost-daily updates… @rebeccajoyphotos

Interested in booking RJP for your Margaret River event??  Email!

As promised, here is the 30-seconds-or-less catch-up on what we’ve been up to the past few months.  Want to see what we’re doing on the daily?  Find me on Instagram!  @rebeccajoyphotos

:: Bachelorette at Oliver Winery :: Rehearsal Dinner :: Went to the chapel and got married! :: Danced with my two favorite men :: Honeymoon in Hawaii :: MOVED TO PERTH!! :: Enjoyed the view from our city flat :: Sunday Funday at the beach :: Sand Volleyball :: Dinner & Birthdays with friends :: Conveyor-belt sushi (my first!) :: Coach Kyle back in action :: Explored “London” :: Sunday concert in Freo :: Snacks+Drinks Skype date with my girls :: Movember :: Corporate Day Out at Matilda Bay :: Learned a new cocktail :: Play time with Koko :: Thanksgiving with my fellow Americans Down Under :: Sunday Funday :: Care package from friends :: MU went to the ‘ship & won :: Skyped with Buster Boo :: Our 1st Married Christmas! :: Saturday mornings with Sheldon :: Fancy dinner at The Old Brewery :: NYE2012 :: Cherry Coke debuted in Perth :: BBQ+water pong :: Discovered the 1st beer I enjoy :: Marcel the Shell came to visit! :: Chopped my hair off :: Our 1st NBL game :: Red Man forgot how to spell “defense” :: Bought a bike & went for a ride along Swan River :: Kyle’s birthday dinner :: Weezer :: Shopped the U.S. holiday sales:):: Lunch at the market :: My 1st Lamington :: Celebrated Australia Day at Rottnest :: Made friends with a quokka :: Took the scenic route home :: Colin Hay ::

And, because I know you’re all curious how well-fed my husband is, a round-up of things that happened in my kitchen…;)

:: Grilled Corn+Avocado Salsa (my new signature dish!) :: Tomato+Mozzarella on French baguettes :: BEER CHEESE SOUP! :: Skewers+Burgers on the barbie :: Pancakes :: Streaky Bacon (it’s the closest thing we can find to American bacon) :: Filet Mignon pizzas with Balsamic Glaze :: Chocolate & Strawberry Whoopie Pies :: Avocado Fries :: Breakfast Burritos :: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies :: Peanut Satay Chicken :: Bolognese Pasta Sauce :: Mac & Cheese Gnocchi :: Spinach+Prosciutto Egg Cups :: Moroccan-style Stuffed Peppers :: I ran out of photos, so here’s my logo!:)

Interested in any of these recipes?  Post in the comments below or check out my Pinterest page!


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