We’ve only really had a small handful of bright sunny weddings this year on the Central Coast NSW. And luckily for Katy and Ryan, they picked the perfect day at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW. Although Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW isn’t too far from us, it has surprisingly been a while since we last shot at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW so it was so refreshing to be back. We started the day with boys at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW which is usually the case. The boys were organised and chilled so literally got suited up right away so that we could spend a bit more shoot time with the girls at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW. This Northern Beaches crew were down to earth and just wanted to savour every moment of the day so the girls enjoyed some sparkling in the yard at their Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW AirBnB before getting dressed in their gowns for the celebrations to come. Soon enought, Katy was ready to put on her gown and we got some super cute shots of her ladies reactions once dressed, we just love capturing these candid moments at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW. The time had come to make our way over to the beachside Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW where Ryan, their adorable little son, and their guests awaited. Beach weddings are often really tricky with the wind, however amongst all this year’s rain, the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the wind was minimal – perfect conditions for a Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW wedding! It was not long until Ryan and Katy became husband and wife, guests cheered and greeted the newly weds at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW and after some group photos with family and friends at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW, the bridal party took a bit of time out for their Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW location shoot before partying the rest of the night away. Once we arrived at the reception location at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW, the guests welcomed the bride and groom and could not wait to get this night started at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW. Katy and Ryan, sat amongst the guests which really gave the night an intimate feel and once the formalities were complete, everyone was keen to hit the dance floor for a bit of the Nutbush and Macarena, the two songs that every age group knows the steps to! And after a fun day at Pearl Beach, Central Coast NSW, the short drive home was just icing on the cake for us! What an amazing day and hopefully the sun comes back soon for more of this!
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
We were so excited to blog this wedding shot at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley and Talits Estate Vineyard. Although not our first time shooting at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley, it is always such a treat shooting at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley. Such an elegant, country vibe and even though it was a wet overcast day, the stormy clouds provided a backdrop that set a romantic mood for the day. We started our day with the boys at the Hunter Valley where they were taking their time getting ready, enjoying a few beers before the day’s festivities really kicked off. Looking smart in their suits, the boys cleaned up well so that was our cue to head on over to the girls at Talits Estate Vineyard getting ready before heading over the Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley. First time shooting at Talits Estate Vineyard and when we arrived there, our jaws literally dropped to the floor. What a stunning property Talits Estate Vineyard is. So many gorgeous little quaint spots to shoot at from the bathroom to the facade. We could shoot at Talits Estate Vineyard all day! Once the girls where ready, it was time for us and the gang to make our way from Talits Estate Vineyard to Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley. Renee and Brendan exchanged vows at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley amongst friends and family and though we could see the rain in the distance over the mountains, the rain held off over our couple and before we knew it, these two beautiful humans were announced husband and wife at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley. With rolling hills, long grass, storm clouds and a gentle breeze, we did not have to venture far for the perfect backdrop. We had everything we needed right at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley. After a quick 90 minute bridal shoot it was time to head back to Renee and Brendan’s guests to enjoy some good food and company at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley. The long dining tables and country style set up were the perfect settings at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley and while guests and the bridal party enjoyed great food and wine, the couple enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife, lit up with fireworks and it wasn’t too long before the crowd joined the couple on the dance floor at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley where most of them stayed until the end of the night at Bimbandgen Palmers Lane Hunter Valley. Just before packing up after a long, yet fun shoot, guests farewelled the newlyweds with sparklers and well wishes before heading back to their Hunter Valley retreats to sleep it off! Congratulations again Renee and Brendan!
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a few years since we last shot at Peterson House Hunter Valley and we were excited to be back. Probably just as excited as the wedding party as when we arrived there was a very excited atmosphere. A nice change from the crazy, rush and nerves we often arrive into. The two photographers usually stick together through out the entire day helping each other out however, this time round it ended up working out with the two starting at the same time but with one at the boys and the other with the girls. Both preps on private properties not too far from Peterson House Hunter Valle and although it usually means the photographers are under the pump when they are on their own, Gemma and Mitch’s day was different. It was a super cruisy prep shoot and got all the details, portraits and candid moments we needed before heading over to the chapel at Petersons House Hunter Valley. Probably one of the best chapels for a photographer’s lens with lots of open space and natural light. The weather forecast for the day was looking mixed and it was lucky Gemma and Mitch decided to get married inside a chapel at Peterson House Hunter Valley as the rain came down just as it started. The couple exchanged vows and the guests showered the couple with bubbles instead of a petal toss, which was very fun for the children attending… and us! And just as the couple exited the chapel at Peterson House Hunter Valley, the clouds parted and we got rainbows and sunshine for the remainder of the afternoon with an epic cotton candy sky at sunset. With the early sunsets during the Winter, it wasn’t long until it was time to head back where the guests were waiting at Peterson House Hunter Valley. We knew that good food was waiting for the bridal party… and us hungry photographers after a day of shooting, but the night was not over at Peterson House Hunter Valley. Just before heartfelt speeches, cake cutting and dancing, we got some gorgeous night shots outside the Peterson House chapel in Gemma’s dad’s old classic car. What a day Gemma and Mitch hosted at Peterson House Hunter Valley – thank you for letting us be apart of the action!