Whiskey pork

A few days ago, Jarrad and I jumped in a car and drove to the cliff tops to  whip up something special. What resulted was super tasty, something I’d been thinking about but hadn’t given it a crack… until now! Gypsy pork cooked over coals with a sauce made of turkish figs, whiskey and all sorts of other goodies. I cooked up some pumpkin too and served that with some pomegranate molasses and lime. Jarrad the legend took some awesome photos of it all going down, check them out below- and then scroll to the bottom for my recipe!1 2a 3 4a 5 6a 7 8 9 10 11 12a 13 15 16a 17 18 19a 20 21 22 23 24



pork loin, beaten/rolled.

marinade- garlic, paprika, lime, mustard seed, ginger, fennel seed.

Sauce- Turkish figs, ardbeg whiskey, chicken stock, brown sugar, quince paste, apple cider vinegar, juniper berries, fresh  thyme.

pumpkin- jap, whole, pomegranate molasses, olive oil, lime and salt.

I made a salad too, it had- asparagus, watercress mint, okra, some more of those turkish figs, goat cheese, avocado and some grilled eggplant (though there isn’t many photos of the salad… its a salad)


Heat up your bbq. you could use gas for sure, but charcoal is supreme for flavour.

start with the pumpkin, have it right over the heat, those charred edges turn bitter, and when doused in that sweet molasses its heaven.

work on the sauce now, time is the your friend here. load it up with everything at once, and just cook it low and slow until those figs break right down. the smell should be on point after about 15 minutes.

The pork will cook fairly quickly, even away from the direct heat. If you are using gas, turn it down to one burner, and if charcoal, try to load it up at the start so you dont have a tonne of heat left at this point (maybe 20 minutes total).

Close the lid on the pork and let that smoke do its thing, and quickly whip together that salad.

Throw it all on a plate when the pork is done, but not overdone!

Chow down and enjoy 🙂

Regi + Fed

Regina and Federico asked me to come to Italy.

Clearly, I said yes. I mean.. Pizza

Needless to say, It was a dream. Incredibly good looking people, Incredibly good amounts of wine, an Incredible 24 hours.

Regi and Fed are such amazing people, and to welcome me so warmly and trust me so deeply I am very grateful.

This wedding has been featured in a few places, so if you feel like you may have seen some of these photos in a Magazine, you’re not going crazy!

The day took place in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy). It was truly special.

Sam and Brit

This new and simplified version of my website kicks off with a few weddings I shot at around the 5 year mark. I feel like in those 5 years, I learnt so much.

Obviously I learnt the extensive technical aspects of what to do in certain lighting situations,  handling flashes and multiple exposures and all the Jargon that comes with surrounding yourself with something for half a decade….  But its what else that I learnt that I feel has been the most rewarding.

I have learnt that every wedding is downright beautiful. Whether its in a Castle in Monaco (I’ll post that wedding a little later I’m sure) or in a run down farm with close friends.. there is ALWAYS a story, and the whole day is filled from begging to end with beautiful people, moments and emotions, and being made aware of that has been an incredible step in what I now deliver.

I have learnt that it is the little things that are the most profound. When I started, I would position people next to nice windows to open presents, and I would clear bridesmaids out of the way to get a better shot of the brides dress being done up. How far I have come! Earnestness comes through imperfection, and just being there, not directing but always alert has been an incredible growth point for me.

I have learnt that my agenda is worth nothing. Your wedding day is YOUR wedding day. When we first meet up, ill chat through what timings make it easier for us to get great photos together, but if on the day you would prefer sit down with your grandparents for half an hour and cut out half the time we had for photos…. I am so ready. In fact I love it. You are letting the most important day of your life blossom into the most memorable day of your life. Its not only my job, but my passion to reflect that in the photos- and my former self rushing that beautiful time with your grandparents to get a few extra arty shots just makes no sense to me anymore.

Ive learnt that people are unique. I shoot in a certain way. Hopefully you resonate with it, hence why you are reading my self-indulgent thousand word essay. But there are things that you will love that another will hate. And that is OK!. I make it a point to find out what it is that really makes YOU tick, and pursuing that end is so much more rewarding for all of us than me insisting we do things a certain way to get the ‘best’ photos.

It was a truly amazing Journey to get to the 5 year point. I met so many incredible people, visited so many incredible places, and was able to tell so many fascinating stories.

I am truly blessed to do what I do, and hope to do it for a very long time.

I want to share with you first a wedding of a friend of mine.

His name is Sam, and his wife is Brit. They have a beautiful love, but rather than harp on even longer, ill let the images below do the rest of the talking. Im so glad that you are here visiting, please send an email if you would like to chat about almost anything.

All the best!