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Rochelle and Shane’s Wedding | Coffs Harbour | Mike & Amy

December 2, 2014

The beautiful Aanuka Beach Resort in Coffs Harbour was the location of Rochelle and Shane’s Wedding a few weeks ago. Awesome blue skies and warmth greeted us for their special day. The groom prep, bridal prep and everything else was done on location so that made for a stress free day (well minimal stress at least!) for everyone involved.

I have to admit some of my favourite shots from the day are of Rochelle and her dad walking down the aisle, I don’t know what it was he was saying but it sure made Rochelle look so happy and relaxed. The beautiful bridesmaids were great as well and did a good job fulfilling all their various roles.

After the ceremony the photo shoot was done entirely on the grounds of Aanuka and on the nearby beach, so no travel was involved but a few minutes walking between locations. The sun was pretty intense at the time of day we were shooting but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing as it made for such rich colours and a beautiful warm glow! Besides, there was plenty of shade just a little further up the beach and there is where we finished our shoot.

The reception was held overlooking the lagoon and was fun for everyone there.

A fantastic day for me! Here is some photos of the day.

– Mike


Mary & Rob’s Wedding| Melbourne| Mike & Amy

November 23, 2014

Not to long ago now the very beautiful and vibrant Mary and Rob were married at the St Mary’s Armenian Orthodox Church in Surry Hill- Melbourne. It was an amazing Sunday afternoon – I loved every minute of this special day!! The ceremony was followed by family photos and then photos in a couple of locations throughout Melbourne.
The reception was hosted a Church 364 on Bridge Street in Richmond.

Mary and Rob met through a mutual friend who played cupid and introduced this adorable couple. It took Mary and Rob a couple of months for them to actually have their first date, but they finally did it and both knew that this was something special. By Mary and Rob’s second date she felt like she was home in the way Rob held her in his arms- these first and second dates lead them to the beautiful day I had the privilege of sharing and capturing for them.

I always love to ask a couple about their proposal on their wedding day…. Mary says:
“Rob proposed on the third anniversary of the day he asked me to be his girlfriend. We had just started living together in an apartment in Richmond. He bent down on one knee with flowers and a ring and said ‘Three years ago on this day I asked you to become my girlfriend and now I am asking you to become my wife”. He was the most nervous I have ever seen him!”

Planning a wedding is always a big task but can be very enjoyable. I asked Mary what she thought was the best part about planning the wedding:
Mary says:
I loved going into the stores and trying on all the beautiful wedding gowns, so many different styles and fabrics – just divine! I think I tried on about 20 dresses in total. I didn’t have long to pick my dress as I had left it a bit late, but I think that was a good thing because it meant I had to make a decision quickly and go with my instincts. I hadn’t considered an open back wedding dress before but I knew I wanted something a little bit different and when I tried this one on I knew it was the one. That night I had a vivid dream of wearing it, the next day I went back and purchased it.

Mary’s dress was absolutely perfect!! You looked amazing Mary and Rob looked rather dapper as well. Rob, Im really sorry that you were really unwell for your wedding but Im sure everyone agreed that you did so well.

Mary and Rob had a little advice for upcoming brides they wish to share with you all:
Stay true to your style and what reflects you as a couple. It’s easy to get caught up in the wedding hype as the industry is so big, with many expectations and some voices can be very persuasive. It’s ok to do it your way, follow your heart.

Here are a few memories and moments that we were able to capture for the gorgeous Mary and Rob. Thank you for trusting us with you memories. We loved every minute of it.

Amy & Mike xx

Rochelle and Shane’s Eshoot

November 11, 2014

Way back in September I photographed this fantastic couple, for some reason this engagement session never got posted on the blog! It was only that we photographed your wedding that we remembered to put i up, sorry Rochelle and Shane!!

Anyways, we met up and did a few photos around the Jetty in Coffs Harbour, some of the light coming in through the shrubs and trees was just incredible! Here’s some of the pics, I know you already have all the photos already, but here is some for everyone else to see!

Looking forward to posting some of your wedding photos very soon!

– Mike

Bec and Shane’s Tamworth Wedding

November 11, 2014

I had an awesome time a couple of weeks back when I photographed the wedding of Bec and Shane in Tamworth.

The preparation images were heaps of fun and it wasn’t long at all until we headed to the ceremony at the Catholic Church in West Tamworth. The ceremony is always a great time to get some intimate shots and today was no different. I’m glad I was able capture the kiss though, Bec and Shane, that was fast!

The happy friends and family gave heartfelt congratulations to our couple once outside and from there it was time for family photos, you know, the ones you have to get but are the least enjoyable part of the day for everyone! Once done we could finally do the photo shoot. We went to a few locations around Tamworth, starting in King George V Ave, then working our way to the beautiful Pavillion Function Centre. The grass was so green and the the trees just beautiful, so we did the rest of our shoot there before having the reception at the Pavillion too. The warm weather was very pleasant and the atmosphere really nice at ther reception.

Heres a few photos for you!

The rest will be on their way soon!

– Mike

Mary & Robs Engagement Session

November 7, 2014

A little while back now I caught up with Mary and Rob before their wedding for an engagement session. Although it is spring Melbourne was still a little cool and was glad I put something warmer on.

I first met Mary and Rob a little earlier on in the year. When I met them I thought they were rather cute and was excited when they booked the wedding.

We decided that we would have the session at Parliament House in Melbourne’s CBD and in a park just near the Station. The light was beautiful and the location perfect to capture some delightful images of this adorable couple.

Here are just a few images from our session. Excited to share some more on Instagram and facebook shortly.

Amy xx

Renee & James

November 5, 2014

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of making a trip down to Port Macquire for the wedding of James and Renee.

It was a beautiful Springs day at Ports, Roses Vineyard. The boys prepared for the wedding day in Port while the girls were out at the vineyard. The boys were great and alot of fun to photograph. The time with the boys always goes so fast and it was soon time to head out to the girls.

When I arrived at the girls there was an excited vibe in the air. Renee hovered around very excited ensuring that all was ready for her to pop into her dress shortly. The florist worked outside on the arch for the ceremony while others finished the final touches on the marquee. It was a rather beautiful and excited atmosphere at the Vineyard – I just wanted to sit and soak up the vibes.

It is something very special to be able to capture such a beautiful atmosphere as well as beautiful things.
Renee your dress was amazing and your hair and makeup to die for. What a beautiful look you had going. Your bridesmaids were beautiful and the theming of the ceremony and reception was incredible.

The flowers were some of the most beautiful wedding flowers I have ever seen. Renee and James what a perfect day it was. It was such a pleasure to photograph and can’t thank you enough for sharing it with me.

Here are just a few images that I am delighted to share on the blog… I will post some more on our facebook and Instagram shortly.

Amy xx

Chris and Leah’s Wedding

November 3, 2014

The name Chris must have been pretty popular a few years ago as we have been having so many grooms named Chris lately! Putting that aside though we’ll have a look now at their wedding day. To start off with Leah and Chris are such a nice couple and it was an absolute pleasure photographing their day.

The day started at the Cottonwood Cottage in the incredible place known as the Promised Land or Glennifer. We’ve done many weddings there over the years and I was really happy to go to this one. At the cottage Leah and her two bridesmaids got ready, it was beautiful there. The room was huge, the doors let so much beautiful light in and the high ceiling with white walls made the skin tones look beautiful and natural.

The ceremony was held next to the Glennifer Hall on a nice little grassy area that gave the wedding a really nice country theme. I loved the photos of Leah walking down the aisle, Chris face really showed how happy he was and in particular I loved it when Leah’s dad gave her away. The photos were so natural and it’s those pics that I’m always chasing. The timing for finishing the ceremony was perfect as it started raining straight afterwards! We had umbrellas on standby but didn’t have to use them as it did not last long, although the storm clouds did hang around for a bit which actually gave a nice backdrop.

The photo shoot was fun and even despite the swarm of little flying insects we went to some beautiful locations around Glennifer before returning to the Hall for the reception.

Here’s some pics!

– Mike



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