We first met Emma & Ashley years ago when we shot their engagement photos and since then have been lucky enough to shoot their wedding, maternity and now Emma & Ash have two gorgeous boys! Such a privilege being able to document such important and memorable life events and moments!
It was an honour and pleasure to shoot fellow photographer and friend, Charms and her husband, Mark recently at Bouddi National Park Central Coast NSW. Glowing and expecting their first child very very soon it was so much fun catching up with this couple who we haven’t seen in ages and it was with such enjoyment that we got to catch up before their world is turned upside down, in a good way of course! We started our shoot at one of our favourite beaches on the Central Coast NSW, Putty Beach, before talking a walk up to breath taking views in Bouddi National Park Central Coast NSW and then making our way back down to Putty Beach, Central Coast, NSW and making the most of the gorgeous afternoon with a few water shots. Thanks again Charms and Mark and all the best with the birth and we can not wait to see some photos of your little mini soon!
At Coast Wedding Photography, we love traveling outside the Central Coast to shoot weddings… we especially love traveling overseas to shoot too! Jaime and Vanessa exchanged vows by the ocean, in the shade of palms trees in gorgeous tropical Fiji. Surrounded by close friends and family, this intimate occasion was a truly beautiful one. And a great excuse for a holiday too! Everyone was in good spirits, relaxed and sun kissed and we were very tempted to purposely miss our flight back to the Central Coast! Here is their wedding day story captured behind our lens. Enjoy and BULA!
They say the love of a family is life’s greatest blessing, couldn’t agree more! An afternoon well spent with the Alzona’s…
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What to Expect when booking a portrait session with Coast
Coast photography is committed to delivering images that are contemporary, casual and candid. We create a fun and relaxed photo session as we capture your special moments shared with your family, with no forced poses or fake smiles. We believe the best way to take heartfelt and creative images is to combine our creative style and your personal character to create truly unique images, personalised and timeless photographs made to preserve your precious memories for years to come.
We understand that not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, so before we start, we will spend some time ensuring that you are well relaxed before your portrait session. One way we help you to feel comfy is by giving you the choice as to where you would like your session to take place, whether it’s in your own home, a local garden or even a beach or park. We can also recommend some of our favourite locations to suit your occasion.
Your portrait session will take approximately one hour and your photographer will take around 40 to 80 images to ensure you have plenty to choose from.
To make it easy to book a session with us, we are available seven days a week and work within your schedule. We will then send you an information package that helps to answer any questions you may have before your session and to prepare you for your family portrait shoot.
Call us direct on 04131 644 856 or email info(at)coastweddingphotography.com.au
Although it’s getting real cold and often windy outside (which of course is not the ideal weather to take family portraits) I thought I’d point out that in real fact, it’s the best time to be thinking about taking family portraits here on the Central Coast. I’d like to point out a few things to why this may be so:
Contrary to the belief, a warm sunny day, particularly in midday is not the ideal light to take quality timeless portraits of you and your family. Not only will it be bright (forcing you to squint) it can get hella uncomfortable as you begin to heat up under the sun. An overcast day however will ‘soften’ the light that enters the atmosphere, and without getting to technical, the portrait result often equals to glowing soft skin and timeless photographs. Overcast days might suck if you were expecting sun filled warmth to compliment your images, but don’t be fooled, we have captured some amazing photographs all thanks to an overcast sky.
Its cold, no one is around.
As a wedding and portrait photographer in the central coast, we often get asked to take photos at the beach or at the local park. Although there is nothing wrong with this, in the summer time it can be a pain in the backside. Often families like timeless images of their families in what appears to be an isolated setting, there is nothing timeless about bikini clad beach goers in their photos. In the summertime yes it’s pretty hard to avoid, but in the wintertime it is a different story. Running around at the park and beach is not that problematic.
Dress to impress
Taking family portraits during the winter also means everyone can dress up. There is no doubt that we love winter because of warm cuddles and an opportunity to be bold and proclaim our fashion sense to friends and family. In the summertime, dressing up is just not an option, as generally you want to dress down. Nothing timeless about singlets, stubbies and slippers.
As we are predominantly wedding photographers, we photograph most weddings during the warmer months (and the months leading to the warmer months anyway) During winter our wedding numbers dramatically drop. Organizing portraits during summer sometimes means working around our schedule. Where as in the colder months, you can be assured that we will work around yours. This allows flexibility and allows more time for us to enjoy taking timeless portraits for your family without having to be somewhere else.
So if you’ve ever wondered when the best time to take family photos is, the answer is anytime! Rain may play a role of when, but regardless the season, portraits can always be taken of you and your family. Here are just some we’ve taken during the colder months…
Before we left Mefoto in Cairns, we did a fundraiser to raise funds for an assistance dog for our eldest child Rylan who lives with Autism. 2 years since starting and 18 months on the wait list, Rylan was finally placed with his Smart Pups Autism Assistance Dogs, Perry – a handsome young Golden Retriever. It was a while ago now but just wanting to again thank those who donated towards Perry when ordering your thank you cards back in 2014. You made this boy (yes that’s a boy lol) very happy. Shot taken at Rylans favorite spot #Macmastersbeach. *Coast Wedding Photography specialising in wedding and portrait photography throughout the Central Coast, The Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Sydney regions of NSW.
Pearl Beach – Our new fav spot. Wow! Things worked our way, I was 30 minutes late to the shoot, rocking up at Pretty beach. Luckily this beautiful couple waited and so did the beautiful light at Pearl.. stunning spot.. (but no waves – boo!) Here are a few shots from their engagement shoot. We can’t wait for the big day!
Norah Head is a special place for Chere and Tim. Apart from the stunning raw landscape among rocky shorelines and the iconic lighthouse, this was the spot where Tim got down on one knee and asked Chere to be his wife. It was only fitting that we photographed them at Norah Head where they could enjoy their time together while exploring the picturesque landscape.