Absolutely in love with Bonnie and Bryce’s wedding images at Lambs Valley Central Coast wedding photographer! It feels like a very long time ago we had our first conversation with this lovely young couple. Due to the ups and downs of Covid and lockdowns we rescheduled Bonnie and Bryce’s wedding quite a number of times at Lambs Valley Central Coast wedding photographer. When their day at Lambs Valley Central Coast wedding photographer was finally fast approaching the Central Coast NSW was bombed with rain that just seemed (and continues to seem) never ending. It was a very soggy day but we managed to get a few little breaks in the rain at Lambs Valley Central Coast wedding photographer for photos. It kind of went from sunny, to raining, to overcast and back to rain all day long but we didn’t let it spoil our day up in Lambs Valley Central Coast wedding photographer. Bonnie and Bryce were just over the moon that the day was happening and that their closest friends and family could be there at Lambs Valley Central Coast wedding photographer to celebrate with this delightful couple. Their little private property amongst the bush and surrounded by gorgeous farm animals was just the pefect location for this couple. Bonnie in her white boots and denim jacket was flawless and we just really loved her down to earth and casual vibe. Made our day a breeze in Lambs Valley Central Coast wedding photographer and though our car got bogged it was well worth it for these two at Lambs Valley Central Coast wedding photographer.
Its only been two months since we last blogged but feels like forever ago! We’ve been enjoying our little Winter pause on weddings however first wedding back for the season is this Saturday and we’re pumped. Though the wedding side of things has been quiet, we have been busy shooting lots of beautiful families and couples. This particular shoot was a lovely Saturday afternoon spent with Alyssa and Matthew at Mt Ettalong who will be getting married in October. It was the perfect Saturday afternoon at Mt Ettalong. That Winter golden glow is just magic at Mt Ettalong. We made very good use of golden hour up at the lookout at Mt Ettalong. Alyssa and Matthew decided to have a little glass of sparkling, chocolate and strawberries overlooking the stunning Central Coast at Mt Ettalong. And then the rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying that glorious light.
If you’re deciding whether or not you should have an engagement shoot, our answer is always yes! There are so many reasons why an engagement shoot is a great idea. Firstly, it is a great way to get comfy in front of the camera. Most people aren’t used to being followed and directed all day with a large lens all day. Having an engagement shoot will calm those nerves and allow you to feel what it’s like to be in front of the camera. Secondly, it’s a great way to get to your know your photography team. Although all our shooters are super friendly and all our couples we meet on the day and have a blast, sometimes it is nice to familiarise yourselves with the team who will be spending the entire day with you. Thirdly, an engagement shoot is a great idea to not waste your makeup trial! When you get all dolled up it’s almost essential to take photos. Another reason you may want to have an engagement shoot is for the fur babies. Often our fur babies don’t attend weddings, but having them at the engagement shoot is a great way to include your fur baby so they aren’t missing out completely. Plus who doesn’t want professional images with their fur baby to cherish forever! Lastly, your engagement images can be used at your wedding or on the lead up to the big day. You may want to make save the date cards, use images for annoucements on social media, have your guests sign a special photobook or enlargement on the wedding night, etc.
If these reasons have sealed the deal for you on having an engagement shoot, we’d love to hear from you! From the end of this month onwards, we will be available for engagement shoots on weekdays and some Sundays. Get in touch now email@example.com
We had a long haul of overcast and rainy days over the past month or so on the Central Coast NSW but we aren’t complaining. The even light an overcast day brings at Kantara House Central Coast NSW weddings is just as gorgeous as any other day, plus the gardens are looking so lush and green now! We met Sally and Matais last year at Bouddu National Park for their engagement shoot, just a little practice run before the big day. Super breezy shoot for us, so when Sally and Matais’ big day at Kantara House arrived, which is literally down the road for us so big plus, we were so excited to see them tie the knot. The forecast for the week of Sally and Matais wedding was rain, rain, and more rain at Kantara House Central Coast NSW. However, the weather gods heard our calls and although there were little moments of drizzle, for the most part, we enjoyed the gardens to their full capacity! We started off the morning in the gorgeous, country-white bridal suite at Kantara House Central Coast NSW with the girls. The girls were sipping on their sparkling and finishing up their hair and makeup in their gowns and fluffy slippers. Lots of fun and laughter with the girls before the father of the bride arrived for an emotional greeting at Kantara House Central Coast NSW, always such a beautiful moment and I’d be lying if I told you my eyes didn’t swell up a little during post-production! As always, time wasn’t on our side at Kantara House Central Coast NSW and the boys had arrived at Kantara House Central Coast NSW. Looking dapper in their navy suits, we took a few portraits on the boys outside the Charlotte Chapel Kantara House Central Coast NSW before they headed inside to wait for the bride, Sally. The ceremony in the Charlotte Chapel Kantara House Central Coast NSW was a beautiful service surrounded by their closest friends and family and once Sally and Matais exchanged vows, their guests enjoyed some sparkling and ice cream, care of Mr Goaty, at Kantara House Central Coast NSW whilst the bridal party took a stroll around the property of Kantara House Central Coast NSW. So many little hidden garden gems around Kantara House Central Coast NSW, we almost always feel like we could shoot all afternoon however it would be rude of us to keep the newlyweds from their guests eagerly waiting for the party to start at the reception at Kantara House Central Coast NSW. As always the staff at Kantara House Central Coast NSW put on amazing food and beverages (and as suppliers we always get fed well too so major bonus for us!), and once the formalities had been complete, everyone was ready to hit the dance floor at Kantara House Central Coast NSW, young and old didn’t hold back on the dance moves and even got some random pushups on the dance floor too! Good times at Kantara House Central Coast NSW, one that will stick around in the memory bank for quite some time.
Venue: Kantara House Central Coast NSW
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
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.
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.