Another amazing wedding and one that will be stamped in our memory banks for a VERY long time. Another first for us shooting a Tocal Homestead Wedding so after snooping at all their insta and FB posts, we couldn’t wait to drive up for this Tocal Homestead Wedding. And this was the last wedding we shot before lockdown 2.0 with the lockdowns starting at midnight on the night of their wedding, so we were suuuuper lucky to get this Tocal Homestead Wedding in – leaving non-lockdown life with a bang with lots of laughter, hugging and dancing with 100 odd guests at this Tocal Homestead Wedding. We started the day with the boys and what a lovely surprise that our neighbour was the brother of the groom, so instantly we knew this wedding crew was going to be a great one. Once the boys were spruced up and after a couple of whiskeys, we made our way over to the girls at Tocal Homestead wedding who were enjoying some sparkling whilst getting their makeup done and it wasn’t long before we walked over to the ceremony where the groom and guests were waiting for their beautiful bride. Under a gorgeous and big, old tree Alisha and John say their I dos and then that’s where the real fun starting for us Tocal Homestead wedding photographers! So many pretty spots and that golden winter glow was magic. Sheep, old barns, paddocks by mountains, an old heritage building – we could have spent hours upon hours at Tocal Homestead wedding but of course being Winter, sun down came too soon but the fun did not stop there for this Tocal Homestead wedding. Lots of talk about how the next morning we were going back into lockdown, so the guests did not hold back. Great food, flowing bevs and dancing was enjoyed by all at this Tocal Homestead wedding, a day Alisha and John, and their loved ones, will treasure.
Another gorgeous Central Coast wedding, this time, at Mangrove Mountain. So much to share about Brianna and Sam’s Mangrove Mountain Wedding, where do I begin? We first met Bri years ago, shooting at a conference in Sydney (which is rare for us!) and knew right away that if this girl got married, she would be one fun bride and so when Bri got in touch and told us she was getting married at Mangrove Mountain, not only were we stoked for her, but we were stoked for ourselves to have such a fun bride to look forward to shooting. The day started at the boys. These friendly, country blokes were as chilled as you would expect country blokes to be at Mangrove Mountain so the shoot was a breeze and we strolled out of the boys prep loving life and our jobs! When we arrived at the girls, they were enjoying the morning sunshine with sparkling and nibbles, in their robes, in the shade of the lush gardens at Mangrove Mountain. The girls took their time getting ready, really enjoying the moment and it wasn’t a mad panicked rush to get ready which was a nice change as Mangrove Mountain wedding photographers. The time came to head over to the ceremony, which was enjoyed by friends and family in the shade of beautiful large trees on a private property in Mangrove Mountain. Once the two exchanged vows and we took some family group photos we went for a stroll around the property at Mangrove Mountain. It was our first time shooting on this property at Mangrove Mountain and we were surprised (and delighted) at the variety of images we were able to get! Beautiful Autumn (in Winter) leaves, sheds, a damn, pines, lush gardens with blossoming flowers… we could have shot at this private Mangrove Mountain property for hours upon hours if we had our way however as always, as natural light shooters, we are always chasing the light and before long, dusk arrived. With the marquee reception all on the same Mangrove Mountain property, we made our way over to the crowd to start the night’s celebrations with dancing, heartfelt speeches, cheeky games, and lots of great food and bevvys. We were spoilt with amazing Winter sunshine and the warm of open flame fire at night. Believe it or not, this was a DIY wedding which really gave it a special personal touch and the details from the ceremony chairs, to the candle lit centre pieces and fairy lights. Thank you for having us as your Mangrove Mountain Wedding Photographers Brianna and Sam, we hope we got some good ones for you to look back on for years and decades to come!
Being a photographer is more than just taking nice photos. Of course, we pride ourselves in taking photos that are well framed, with good composition, light, etc., however we pride ourselves even more in being there to capture the moments and life’s milestones to look back on that day for years and years to come. With that in mind, we have to say, that we are truely privileged to meet some wonderful people on the way and to be there to capture the celebrations and most beautiful life moments on more than just the one occasion. Below are just three couples we have been fortunate to meet at their engagement shoot and/or wedding and then not too long following, have the pleasure to catch up with them again when they have introduced a new little family member into their lives. There were so many more we could have showcased and featured, and some with multiple family shoots when introducing new little ones into their clan however it would have meant too many hours sifting through dozens of hard drives from the 15 years of photos of we have taken!
Jess and Alex – We first met this couple back in 2017 when we did an engagement shoot at Bouddi National Park – our very first shoot at this spectacular location (after not long having moved from QLD to NSW). We were blown away not only with this amazing scenery but also laid the foundations of what we knew was going to be an epic wedding to shoot too a month later. 11th Feb 2017, a day we won’t forget! Jess and Alex celebrated their wedding at Somersby Gardens Estate, also a first for us back then, and it was an over 40 degree day! The couple planned for a wet weather option, but not for the heatwave but Jess and Alex were the best sports and ended the night jumping into the pool with their wedding outfits on. Fast forward 4 years, we were so happy to see Jess and Alex in their beautiful Woy Woy home with their brand new IVF miracle baby boy, Finn.
Yolande and David – We also met this couple back in 2017 when Yolande and David threw their super fun engagement party at The Grounds of Alexandria. With flowing wine, food and fairy lights, this created the perfect backdrop for a night shoot. A year later Yolande and David celebrated their wedding day at a beautiful beach front property at Pearl Beach, Central Coast. Having met most of their guests at the engagement shoot, it almost felt like we had the day off! And two years later, after their wedding, it was just so lovely to see this couple again with their baby boy Albie and what was extra special was shooting their first family session at Pearl Beach, Central Coast at all the same spots we visited two years prior on their wedding day.
Carly and Matt – Although we didn’t do an engagement shoot for these guys, their Winter wedding at the Hunter Valley in 2017 wasn’t the first time we had met this extra friendly couple. We first met Carly and Matt when we were living in Cairns and shot a wedding at the Botanical Gardens there and Carly was a bridesmaid. As it turned out, we shortly after moved down to the Central Coast, not too far from Carly and Matt’s neck of the woods of Newcastle, so it just made sense to shoot their wedding at the Hunter Valley. Carly and Matt’s wedding will always be a standout in our history of weddings as Carly was quite literally the happiest and most fun bride we have shot to date. And when they contacted us in 2019 to take some family photos with their first born baby girl at Soldiers Beach, it was like catching up with old friends again.
Another gorgeous family portrait session on the Central Coast NSW. How incredibly lucky are we to have this gem on the Central Coast NSW literally down the road from us – a family portrait photographer dream.
We had a lot of fun on this shoot on the Central Coast NSW and so glad this family of five decided to drive up to the Central Coast NSW from Sydney for the afternoon for their family portrait session on the Central Coast NSW, just a stone throw away compared to America, where these guys are originally from. We started at Putty Beach, for this family portrait session on the Central Coast NSW, where we were spoilt with some ocean mist, plus we pretty much had the beach all to ourselves before jumping into the car to drive up to Bouddi National Park Central Coast NSW – our fav spot just at the start of the Box Head walking trail. We absolutely love this spot for family portraits on the Central Coast NSW with the ocean views right out to Palm Beach. Too many gorgeous images to show case and I wish could have posted them all, however here are a few of our favourites on the Central Coast NSW.
Now is the perfect time to book in your family portrait photography with us on the Central Coast NSW. We love shooting in Winter, for a number of reasons. Firstly, as Central Coast wedding photographers, pretty much every weekend is dedicated to wedding photography, however during Winter, we have a lot more available weekends to shoot family portraits on the Central Coast NSW. Secondly, the beaches and parks tend to be less busy so we don’t need to worry about people in the background – you pretty much have the beach to yourself, perfect for a family portrait session on the Central Coast NSW! Bonus – A LOT less mozzies to deal with too! Thirdly, without day light savings, family portrait sessions on the Central Coast NSW tend to start a little earlier compared to during the Summer. This is great news for parents with little ones so the kids aren’t getting as tired, hungry and cranky. Lastly, there is just something about that Winter golden glow for family portrait sessions on the Central Coast NSW. The light is softer for longer giving that warm soft touch to images that aren’t harsh with strong shadows and overly bright highlights.
With the Winter break just around the corner, it’s a great time to book your family portrait session on the Central Coast NSW. Contact us for packages.
It was so wonderful to be a part of this high-school sweetheart’s wedding at Dalwood Estate Hunter Valley wedding. We started off the day in Katie and Nathan’s Newcastle NSW neighborhood before heading over to Dalwood Estate Hunter Valley wedding reception. Katie and Nathan exchanged vows among family and friends in a church ceremony shortly before making our way over to Dalwood Estate Hunter Valley wedding. Before reaching Dalwood Estate Hunter Valley wedding, however, with the stunning weather, we made a few stops along the way for bridal party photos including Hickson Street lookout and the beautiful vineyards at Dalwood Estate Hunter Valley wedding. Time flies when you’re having a ball and it wasn’t long before we all made our way back to Dalwood Estate Hunter Valley wedding where the wedding party kicked off and Katie and Nathan celebrated the night away with their loved ones.
Looking back over the past couple of years, we have been so fortunate to shoot so many amazing families on the Central Coast NSW. Even during a world pandemic, we spent some bright sunny afternoons with happy, loving families on the Central Coast NSW, which really did solidify the fact that family really is the most important thing in the world. Here are a few snippets of some of the beautiful families we have shot on the Central Coast NSW. Coming into the cooler months, the weddings tend to ease off a little and its just the perfect time for a family portrait session. The light is softer, social outings and commitments tend to calm down and families are spending more time with one another and have more time to relax on a weekend afternoon for a family portrait session on the Central Coast NSW. Spaces are filling up quickly though, so if a family portrait session on the Central Coast NSW has been something you have been thinking about, drop us an email and lets book a family portrait session on the Central Coast NSW in! As we have all experienced, a lot can happen in a year so don’t delay it any further – precious memories captured in time are always moments that you can look back on and appreciate.
We love a family portrait session at Norah Head Lighthouse, especially when the extended fam get involved at Norah Head Lighthouse. Such precious memories of great grandparents, grandparents, children, Aunts and Uncles at Norah Head Lighthouse that we can cherish for years and years to come at Norah Head Lighthouse.
A beautiful Caves Beach Wedding on a beautiful day! We were looking forward to being their wedding photographer this amazing couple at Caves Beach last year in November. We first met Lindsay and Mitch when we shot their engagement photos at the beginning of last year and shortly after, the wedding industry was pretty much turned upside down and it was a stressful time for all vendor and couples. After a few back and forth emails on deciding whether they should move their wedding day, Lindsay and Mitch decided to keep their Caves Beach Wedding in November.
It must have been an anxious lead up to their November Caves Beach Wedding, not knowing if the day would proceed and we would all be thrown back into another massive lockdown, but the C-Bug gods were on our side and the couple enjoyed a beautiful, sunny ceremony at Caves Beach surrounded by family and friends. And after the crazy lockdowns, you could just feel the level of good vibes and happiness at this Caves Beach wedding with everyone coming together again and having their minds taken off all the stress of the months prior. It was special for Lindsay and Mitch, but also special for the guests to be out socialising and having a good time at Caves Beach.
Venue – Caves Coastal Bar and Bungalows | Celebrant – Hungry Hearts Co – Lauren Hensby | Dress – Final Touch Bridal | Videographer – Anne Estaban | Flowers – DIY | Makeup – Makeup by Ebony Smith | Hair – Evolve Hair and Beauty Bar | Ceremony music – Steve Lee Music | Reception DJ – Soho DJs | Cake – Michelle the Cake Chef
Ah Bouddi National Park and Putty Beach – probably our favourite Central Coast location to shoot at. Being a Central Coast photographer, we are definitely not short of amazing locations to shoot at, however there is just something magical about Bouddi National Park that keeps drawing us back in… and we know you can see it too ,which is why Bouddi National Park and Putty Beach are our most requested photography locations! Loved by locals and Sydney-siders, Bouddi National Park and Putty Beach is our little hidden gem only a stone throw away from home. It is no surprise that the meaning of ‘Bouddi” in the local Aboriginal language translates to “heart” or “heart land”. If you have always dreamed of beautiful images with your loved ones at Bouddi National Park and Putty Beach, we’d love to hear from you – a great excuse for us to keep coming back too!
We at Central Coast Wedding and Portrait Photographer were absolutely in love with this family and the beautiful light we had for their family portrait the other week. We spent a beautiful afternoon at the park where, surprise surprise, most family photographers usually hang out to take breathtaking and timeless images for amazing people, such as the case with our lovely family. We at Central Coast Wedding and Portrait Photographer were lucky enough to have the best light to capture this photogenic family. Making my job as a Central Coast Wedding and Portrait Photographer so easy, just simply placed them in beautiful light and the portrait images speak for themselves.
The trick for Family photos is just to be yourselves. Add that with your favourite subtle coloured clothing (which we always say avoid bold colours and large logos) with exceptional portrait lighting, which is normally early morning or late afternoon, all combined to make simple timeless images for your family to remember for years to come. As a Central Coast Wedding and Portrait Photographer, we love travelling and finding new spots, especially places with beautiful light, and meeting amazing people to capture relaxed and candid family moments. If you and your family are keen for timeless and relaxed family photos, then we are Central Coast Wedding and Portrait Photographer aka Coast Wedding Photography are super keen to meet you. We love being behind the camera to capture your memories. Coat Wedding Photography Specialising in wedding and portrait photography throughout the Central Coast, The Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Sydney.