We have been wanting to blog about this Kantara House wedding for months! Isobel & Mitch celebrated their gorgeous Kantara House wedding back in early/mid December and I can’t believe we have put this one up yet. We have been a little quiet on the blogs and socials lately. After the excitement (and busyness) of Christmas and New Year, we had a few weeks off the weddings however with it being school holidays and getting struck down with the spicey cough (mild case) plus trying to run a business from home, time just flew and blogs were put on the back burner. But! School is back, weddings are in full swing and we are feeling fully re-energized for the new year of shooting. So first our first blog of the year, we are showing off Isobel and Mitch’s beautiful Kantara House Wedding. Our morning started at Mitch’s accomodatiosn where Mitch was getting ready with his family and groomsmen. After a few Tasmanian whiskeys, we headed over to the girls who were at Kantara House, where we spent the rest of the day – a photographers dream, especially when the gardens are as lush as Kantara House! The girls were getting ready in the classy bridal suite at Kantara House, with tons of natural light flowing through and gorgeous white details at Kantara House Wedding. By the time the ceremony came around the girls were ready to head over to the Charlotte Chapel Kantara House wedding where the lovely couple exchanged vows amongst family and friends. After their spiritual ceremony, the couple was showered with rose petals before going for a little stroll around the property. Before too long it was time to head over to the reception where guests enjoyed flowing wine and good food before a send-off surrounded by sparkles and smiles. With daylight saving pushing sunset to later in the evening, we managed to duck out for a few minutes to grab that golden light before night – and it was so worth it. Thanks again for having us for your Kantara House Wedding Isobel & Mitch and congratulations.
Lovely young couple Maddie and Ethan celebrated their wedding among family and friends recently on the Central Coast NSW at the Avoca Beach House. We started the day with Ethan at his house in Bensville, not far from home which is always handy. Ethan and his family were super relaxed getting ready for their Avoca Beach House Wedding at home and with a few minutes to spare we were able to get a couple of shots along the liquidambar trees in Bensville near the horse stables. We then made our way over to the girls a short ride down the road to Empire Bay where they were happily getting ready for the day ahead. Although Maddie and Ethan didn’t have a bridal party, their group of friends were there enjoying the morning with the newlyweds to be for their special day. Once the girls had finished getting their hair and makeup complete we took a few quick portraits of Maddie looking absolutely stunning in her gown before Maddie and her father made their way over to the ceremony before their Avoca Beach House Wedding. The ceremony took place at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Bensville with immediate family only, however, the rest of their dearest friends and family did not miss out. Thanks to zoom, the ceremony was enjoyed by all and it was clear that Maddie and Ethan were not phased at all by this and looked as joyful as any bride and groom would be on their wedding day at Avoca Beach House Wedding. Once the ceremony was complete we headed back to the liquidambar lane and the happy couple were greeted (in person) with all their most loved family and friends and after some group photos, we took the newlyweds off to get some photos of their first moments as husband and wife before heading to Avoca Beach House Wedding. After a couple of garden shots (thanks wet Summer for the lush greens this time of year!), we made our way up to Bouddi National Park with some friends and enjoyed the beautiful scenery in between sips of sparkling and banter between great friends. Before too long we released we had to make our way back down to the Avoca Beach House Wedding where the rest of Maddie and Ethans guests were waiting. A few quick shots amongst the rocks is a must at Avoca Beach and then the couple were ready to celebrate the night away at the Avoca Beach House.
Location – Avoca Beach House
Its been a while since we had a shoot outside of the Central Coast and although we definitely are not complaining, it was such a treat venturing outside of the Central Coast to shoot Abby and Jon’s wedding at Clareville Kiosk on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The day began on Sydney’s Northern Beaches when we met up with Abby and some of her girlfriends and family on Sydney’s Northern Beaches before heading over to Clareville Kiosk, Northern Beaches. Although Abby and Jon didn’t have a bridal party for their Clareville Kiosk, Northern Beaches Wedding, it was a cruisey morning getting ready with girlfriends and champagne. When we were all ready for our Clareville Kiosk, Northern Beaches Wedding, the bride made her way over to Clareville Beach, Northern Beaches where Jon and their guests eagerly awaited her arrival at Clareville Beach, Northern Beaches. Accompanied by her father and flower girls, Abby, our elegant bride, met her groom at the waterfront alter at Clareville Beach, Northern Beaches. Once the intimate ceremony was complete at Clareville Beach, Northern Beaches, the newly weds went for a little stroll around this gorgeous part of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Spoilt with lush Australian bush and waterfront, we definitely were not short of variety. Although it was not a typical Australian Summers day, the overcast day provided beautiful even light with a gentle cool breeze in between short moments of sprinkling clouds at Clareville Beach, Northern Beaches. As the afternoon came to an end, it was time for us to head back to the guests at Clareville Kiosk, Northern Beaches. Another first for us shooting at Clareville Kiosk, Northern Beaches, a quant and inviting space at Clareville Beach, Northern Beaches. The casual yet classy venue was the perfect spot for Abby and Jon who sat amongst guests and enjoyed the food and wine thoughtfully prepared by the staff at Clareville Kiosk, Northern Beaches. Though it was our first time shooting at Clareville Kiosk, Northern Beaches, we certainly hope that it is not our last! Thank you again for choosing us to shoot this most special day in your lives.
Another first for us and this time it was shooting at Bellbird Gardens Terrigal. As always we are always super excited to be shooting in new venues like Bellbird Gardens Terrigal but so exciting that Bellbird Gardens Terrigal is so close to home! We started the day off before heading to Bellbird Gardens Terrigal with Joe and the boys at Avoca Beach at the parent’s house. Of course, when we arrived and met this group of blokes, we knew that we would have a breezy shoot (if the rain held out) because these lads were ready to party. A few beers and photos later, we made our way over the to girl at Kincumber at the couple’s house. The girls were enjoying some sparkling, getting ready with their little sausage dog and just taking in the moments as they came before heading off to Bellbird Gardens Terrigal. We managed to get some photos outside before the rain and were crossing fingers and toes tightly that the outdoor ceremony at Bellbird Gardens Terrigal would go ahead. Well the weather Gods were on our side and aside from a bit of mud, the ceremony was enjoyed by friends and family at Bellbird Gardens Terrigal. It was a beautiful ceremony and from beginning to end Paige just had the biggest, most gorgeous smile and you could just feel the happy energy radiating. Joe certainly did well! After the ceremony at Bellbird Gardens Terrigal, we decided to stick around Bellbird Gardens Terrigal instead of venturing far just in case the rain came back and to be perfectly honest we really had no need to leave Bellbird Gardens Terrigal. With so many hidden gems and lush gardens, it really was a photographer’s dream and we actually count ourselves lucky for the overcast day which gave beautiful even light throughout the entire day at Bellbird Gardens Terrigal. When we headed back to the marquee at Bellbird Gardens Terrigal the party had well and truly begun. It was like this lot hadn’t partied in decades and everyone was just up for a good time at Bellbird Gardens Terrigal. Drinks free-flowing all night, there would have been a lot of sore heads the following morning but definitely well worth it! Thanks again for having us Paige and Joe!
Wedding Venue: Bellbird Gardens Terrigal Central Coast NSW
Another Glenworth Valley Wedding, we never ever get over these though! November has been a very wet month so far however the rain held out for us for this amazing wedding at Glenworth Valley Central Coast NSW. We started the day with the boys down at Ettalong Beach and managed to get in a quick beach stroll with the boys whilst cracking open a few beers before they made their way over to Glenworth Valley Central Coast NSW. We then caught up with the girls to see what shenanigans they were getting up to before the wedding was to commence at Glenworth Valley Central Coast NSW. As suspected, and rightfully so, the girls were enjoying some sparkling and grazing platters whilst getting ready for the celebrations that lay ahead at Glenworth Valley Central Coast NSW. When the time drew near, a nervous Naomi and girl gang, headed over to the lookout at Glenworth Valley Central Coast NSW for the ceremony where Younesse and their guests were waiting. It was clear from the get go that these two have a deep appreciation for motor vehicles so it was only fitting that Noami arrive in limo style to Glenworth Valley Central Coast NSW. The overcast day, gave for some magic light that made our job a breeze, no harsh speckled light to have to worry about it always a photographers bonus! And after Naomi and Younesse’s family and friends gathered for hugs and photos, it was time for the bridal party to venue off for a little while for the couple’s shoot, of course travelling in style with Glenworth Valley Central Coast NSW’s 4WD. The always magical running of the horses was not an event to miss, and the happy couple took the opportunity to take some photos with the horses, definitely one of the highlights of the day! As the saying goes, ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ and with that it was time to head up to the function room at Glenworth Valley Central Coast NSW for Naomi and Younesse’s reception. With amazing food and flowing wine, the newly weds and their guests enjoyed the evening in one another’s company and we are just so thankful to have been apart of it all!
Wedding Venue – Glenworth Valley, Central Coast NSW
High-school sweethearts, Charlotte and Declan celebrated their Spring wedding at the always beautiful Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW. Not only do we love Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW because its a 10-minute drive from home, or because the food is amazing (and us suppliers get always get fed so well!) but we love Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW because this boutique little venue is simply beautiful all year round and Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW is so close to the most breathtaking views.
We started the day with the boys in a house that Declan literally hand-built himself – impressive! The guys took their time getting ready, enjoying a few beers along the way whilst suiting up for the day ahead. We then made our way over to the girls still getting their hair and makeup done before making their way over to Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW. Charlotte arrived at Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW in a classic car with her pop, before walking down the garden aisle to Delcan with her parents. It was a fairly windy Spring day, that worked in our favor with Charlotte’s long white veil. After the couple said their “I do’s” we spent a bit of time in the gardens at Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW taking some happy snaps of the couple with their family and friends. It was at this point we thought we would venture off the grounds of Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW at head up to Bouddi National Park literally a five-minute drive from Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW. We had the stunning views and bush trails all to ourselves and spent the afternoon in the sunshine before making our way back to Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW to get the party started. After all the formalities and amazing meals, the bride and groom and their guests left no space on the dance floor at Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW to enjoy the rest of the night celebrating Charlotte and Declan
Here is a snapshot of their day at Bells at Killcare Central Coast NSW.
It was an overcast and windy Spring day at Killcare Beach, Central Coast NSW last weekend. Sally and Matius, however, decided to bite the bullet and make their way up from Sydney to Killcare Beach, Central Coast NSW for their long awaited engagement shoot thanks to lockdowns. We started the shoot at Killcare Beach and Putty Beach Central Coast NSW and tried to take refuge from the winds around the rocks. The overcast day at Killcare Beach Central Coast NSW made for some romantic moody shots though, so we definitely ain’t complaining! After our little beach stroll at Killcare Beach Central Coast NSW, we got back into our cars and went for a short five minute drive to another part of Bouddi National Park. One of our fav spots, as you would know if you have been following our work for some time, up near Box Head. With stunning views of Killcare Beach Central Coast NSW, and as far as Palm Beach, Sally and Matias were such good sports with untamed hair, their shots were so cute and you could see the fun and joy in these two at Killcare Beach Central Coast NSW. This very relaxed, down for anything couple, will be celebrating their wedding next year at Kantara House, Central Coast NSW and this is one wedding we are looking very forward to. More pics to come once these two tie the knot!
Images taken at: Killcare Beach Central Coast NSW, Putty Beach Central Coast NSW and Bouddi National Park Central Coast NSW.
Finally, have a wedding to blog – after months of lockdown, micro weddings are now allowed to take place. Although pretty much all of our couples for September, October and November have moved their wedding days to next year, Logan and Dayne decided to just go ahead with a micro wedding at Toowoon Bay Wedding and we are so happy they did! We started this Toowoon Bay Wedding off at Logan’s parent’s property at Wamberal. Open plan living gave for amazing natural light to filter through. Having the girls and the boys both at the same location whilst getting ready made is super easy to breeze back and forth between them. Not long after, the groom and family members went for a short drive to Toowoon Bay to await the bride’s arrival for this Toowoon Bay Wedding. It’s been a while since we had shot a morning wedding (and a wedding in general!) so we got lucky with the overcast day for this Toowoon Bay Wedding and avoided harsh light and strong shadows for softer tones. The ceremony was joined by immediate family only and some of the public were treated to a beautiful ceremony whilst on their morning walks at Toowoon Bay. After Logan and Dayne exchanged wedding vows at Toowoon Bay Wedding, the newlyweds and their families headed back to Wamberal to enjoy some food, drinks, and some much needed family time after months of lockdown. Though a small group, Logan and Dayne didn’t skimp out on some fun wedding traditions like dancing, the flower and garter toss and cutting their cake for this Toowoon Bay Wedding. Thanks for having us Logan and Dayne, such a honour to be a part of your special day.
Due to this current lockdown, obviously we arent shooting any weddings at the moment at Bells at Killcare. Its pretty devastating that our couples are all looking to reschedule their special days but looking on the bright side, at least we have some amazing weddings to look forward to especially at Bells at Killcare. So because we can’t blog any new weddings, we are going through the archives and reminiscing on some of our amazing past weddings, especially at Bells at Killcare.
One which stands out is the wedding of Karina and Craig at Bells at Killcare back in 2017. It’s always a lot of fun having lunch receptions at weddings and at Bells at Killcare it was such a good move by Karina and Craig as their guests were able to enjoy the beautiful gardens of Bells at Killcare for the entire day. As mentioned in many of our previous blog posts, having the wedding all in one location from preps to reception is a photographers dream. No rushing about to and fro, we can just roll in and shoot away with less worry about how we are going for time. So we started the morning off at one of Bells at Killcare’s family suites, where Karina and the girls were getting ready for the day. Not long after we headed over to the Bells at Killcare reception where Craig cruised in in his drop top looking very dapper.
The ceremony took place on the beautiful grounds of Bells at Killcare with their closest friends and family by their side and once they exchanged vows, the guests enjoyed champagne and canapés in the lush gardens whilst enjoying speeches by family and the couple as well. We all then headed into the reception room at Bells at Killcare where they enjoyed the always amazing food that the Bells at Killcare kitchen always prepare. And whilst the guests continued to enjoy the food, drinks and music at Bells at Killcare we took this opportunity to duck out with Karina and Craig.
The beauty of the Central Coast, and Killcare in particular, is that we are spoilt with the national parks that surround us so we headed over the Bouddi National Park near the Box Head trail and enjoyed golden hour with the newly weds. Such an awesome day and we can’t wait for the weddings to start up again so we can celebrate and shoot more beautiful weddings, not only at Bells at Killcare but all over the Central Coast and NSW.
A couple of months back we met this lovely couple, Pip and Alex at Avoca Beach., Central Coast Visiting from Texas (but Pip being Australian) we were expecting to do a family portrait session. When we arrived at the beautiful beachfront property at Avoca Beach, Central Coast we were caught a little off guard when Pip shows us to the room with her hanging wedding dress! However having shot millions of weddings, we were very well prepared for this shoot! Pip and Alex had actually already tied the knot overseas in Texas however wanted a wedding photoshoot at Avoca Beach, Central Coast which we were all for. With Mum and Dad there to help look after the little one, we set off with Pip and Alex at Avoca Beach, Central Coast for a little afternoon stroll at Avoca Beach, Central Coast. Alex in his tux and Pip in her beautiful white gown against the Avoca Beach, Central Coast glow was magic. Not too long before sunset we quickly called Mum, Dad and baby over for a few family portraits at Avoca Beach, Central Coast – the perfect opp on this beautiful afternoon at Avoca Beach, Central Coast. Thanks again for the fun afternoon at Avoca Beach, Central Coast Alex and Pip. We will surely hit you guys up when we visit Texas – hopefully soon when lockdown is done and dusted for good.