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.
We love weekday weddings, it gets us out of the office and away from the computer for the day which is a bit of a treat for us when we edit images all day every day (except on the weekends when we shoot!). Doubly excited for Sasha and Andy’s wedding because the location of the wedding was The Pines Campground Martinsville, a place we had never shot. In fact, The Pines Campground Martinsville was a place that we had never even heard of!
So we set out and drove north from Avoca Beach for The Pines Campground Martinsville and Google Maps was not our friend that day. As we got closer to The Pines Campground Martinsville, it felt like we were get farther away and this little gem of a location was not so easy to find. To add fuel to the fire, the petrol gauge was seriously low and we panicked and made the executive decision to back track away from The Pines Campground Martinsville 20 minutes to the servo. As it turned out, we were actually only 50 metres down the road from The Pines Campground Martinsville and because we are (well try to be) super organised, we made it to The Pines Campground Martinsville right in the knick of time.
It was our first time meeting Sasha and Andy at their elopement at The Pines Campground Martinsville and like so many couples Covid had disrupted their plans. With Andy’s parents and family living in the UK, it was impossible to have the family reunited and the travel-loving couple decided an elopement at The Pines Campground Martinsville was the way to go. It was an overcast day, which really worked in our favour, as it gave us nice even light and we did not need to worry about harsh, speckled lighting a bright day would have brought us. A beautiful and intimate ceremony with 6 of their dearest was enjoyed, followed by a quick stroll through the pines and a delicious smorgasbord with flowing wine and sparkling. Sasha and Andy’s love for dancing shone and although there was no dance floor, DJ or band, the small group danced in the afternoon light with not a care in the world!
Thank you Sasha and Andy for letting us capture your beautiful elopement and thanks for introducing us to this location, might need to bring the family up for a little shoot ourselves!
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.
This shoot, although was done last year, was just too good not to share! This was actually the second engagement shoot we did for these guys at Norah Head. Not because the first shoot wasn’t amazing, because it was, but it was super late start last time due to Lindsay’s hair and makeup so we didn’t have a lot of light left, plus it rained half way through the shoot! So when the team got together and decided they wanted to do some photography workshops to gear up for a busy 2021, Lindsay and Mitch were the first couple to spring to mind. On the contrary, we had amazing sunshine at Norah Head plus Norah Head isn’t somewhere we have shot very often so it was a great afternoon of creativity and fun at Norah Head. We will be blogging their beautiful Caves Beach wedding in the coming weeks too. Enjoy this Norah Head Photography!
Chanelle and Brad’s wedding at the Springs Peat Ridge on the Central Coast started off with the girls at an Air BnB in Peats Ridge. With lots of family and children around and with the all the girls getting ready at the same time, it was organised chaos but you could feel the happy vibes and the excitement in the air. Even the roosters wanted in on the good vibes!
Not too long after we headed over to the boys who were already at the Springs Peats Ridge suiting up and greeting guests as they arrived at the Springs Peats Ridge Central Coast. The ceremony, that was held on the golf course of the Springs Peat Ridge Central Coast, was perfect. The warm afternoon sunshine and the love felt from all their guests was just beautiful at the Springs Peats Ridge Central Coast. After exchanging vows, the newly weds and their entourage took the golf buggies out for a spin on the golf course and enjoyed a couple of champagnes as the afternoon came to an end. Before long we all made our way back up to the reception at Springs Peats Ridge Central Coast where everyone went nuts for the photo booth and tunes whilst still celebrating and enjoying the formalities of the evening at Springs Peats Ridge Central Coast.
Thanks again Chanelle and Brad (and Mila) for having us!
As much as we love our Central Coast weddings, every now and then its exciting to venture outside the Central Coast NSW to new and beautiful venues such as Gledswood Homestead & Winery. Abegail and Jeric exchanged vows in a lovely church ceremony at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church before their loved ones before heading out to Gledswood Homestead & Winery. With ideal light, we went for a stroll around the grounds of Gledswood Homestead & Winery with the bridal party and enjoyed the lovely afternoon as well as some McDonalds! As day turned to night, we headed to the reception, conveniently located at Gledswood Homestead & Winery to enjoy a night of celebrating the newly weds!
When Belinda and Tom booked us for their Acre Eatery, Sydney wedding they told us to keep it a secret. That’s because friends and family were expecting an engagement party! We started the afternoon off by the harbour in Balmain Sydney for some pre-wedding photos in the sunshine. No fuss, just Belinda and Tom casually enjoying their afternoon together. We then headed over to Acre Eatery, Sydney where Belinda and Tom enjoyed drinks before Belinda quietly crept away to change and when she reentered, the looks on everyones faces was priceless! The happy couple exchanged vows at Acre Eatery, Sydney and unexpectedly became husband and wife and continued to party the night away at the Acre Eatery, Sydney. Lots of sore heads the next morning for sure!
Congratulations Kaycee and Jay on your gorgeous wedding at Enzo, Hunter Valley. Such a fun filled day with this crazy bunch was just one big celebration. We first met Kaycee & Jay well before their special day, when we did an engagement shoot for them at the stunning Boudii National Park, Central Coast so it was super cool finally seeing them again at Enzo Hunter Valley on their big day. We started the day catching up with the boys, who were quite relaxed enjoying a drink or two before suiting up and getting ready for the celebrations ahead. The girls were also enjoying the morning getting ready and enjoying a few champagnes before the ceremony was to start at Enzo Hunter Valley. The girls were pretty tough walking barefoot across a lawn of bindis too which was pretty hilarious! (as seen in slide 5) The ceremony at Enzo Hunter Valley was beautiful and lots of tears were shed amongst family and friends before we set foot on the gorgeous site and surrounds of Enzo Hunter Valley for some bridal party images. As the day turned to night, we headed inside Enzo Hunter Valley to enjoy some good food, funny speeches, over flowing glasses, wedding games and dancing! This crew definitely knew how to have fun and party at Enzo Hunter Valley!
What an awesome couple of weeks we’ve had spending blissful days throughout the Central Coast and Hunter Valley shooting beautiful weddings. From Wandin Valley Estate at the Hunter valley to the beautiful beach suburb of Avoca (Central Coast weddings) to the tops of Boudii at Bells at Killcare (Central Coast weddings) and chilled out vibes at Hardys Bay (Central Coast Weddings). We have been privileged enough to photograph timeless weddings of such wonderful people here on the Central Coast and throughout the Hunter Valley. Here are a few of our favourite images we’ve captured, photographing beautiful weddings during the last couple of weeks. We just love discovering amazing wedding venues here on the Central Coast and throughout the Hunter Valley and look forward to meeting amazing wedding couples and their wedding guests. We will be blogging more weddings soon we promise!
This one is from the archives at Coast Wedding Photography. A fun and colourful engagement shoot of Rachel and Christian. We thought it would be cool to use Indian rice powder (what they use for the Holi festival) and throw it around to add variety to their engagement photos. We love photographing engagement photos around the central coast ensuring our couples have an enjoyable time during their wedding planning process.