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.
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!