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Europe Trip

November 1, 2014

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to travel the world, Taste, See and experience how other people live. I was delighted when I met Mike and he shared the same passion.

Our passion for travel has seen us go to Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, New Zealand, Singapore, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and now UK and Parts of Europe.

We feel like we haven’t even scraped the surface of the countries and cultures we want to experience.

In July we took 6 weeks off shooting weddings and headed over to Uk and Europe. In that time we visited England, Wales, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.

Questions we are always asked when we return home from a trip always include, What was your favourite country?, your favourite city?, and your favourite food?. So here goes…. Our favourite countries from this trip would be Switzerland, and Germany. Our favourite city was Paris. Mike and I happened to be in Paris 8 years from when we met in the humble town of Grafton. The country that had our favourite food was Germany.

It was such an awesome trip and I would certainly go back in a heartbeat.
Here are just a few photos we wanted to share with you all.

Amy & Mike xx

Karissa & Grant’s Bonville Golf Resort Wedding

November 1, 2014

A little while ago now Karissa and Grant were married at the beautiful Bonville Golf Resort.

It was a stunning winters day and a very pleasant temperature. The boys enjoyed their morning together in the gorgeous little town of Sawtell just south of Coffs Harbour.

Grant was a little nervous but excited when I arrived to capture a few images prior to the ceremony. The grey and Purple wore by the boys I thought went very well together. With a little assistance the boys didn’t take too long to be ready for a few posed photos before I headed over to the girls.

Karissa and her stunning bridesmaids prepared for the ceremony at Bonville Golf Resort.
Karissa was so calm and collected and was rather excited about the big day. The girls were so beautiful. I really loved the Purple dresses and the bouquets went so well together.

The ceremony was held in the rainforest and Deb Mc Mahon did the ceremony. As usual she did a beautiful job and it was soon time to head into family photos.

The light was amazing for our photo shot and made for some stunning and romantic images of our beautiful couple.

Here are just a few images from the day. So sorry it’s taken some time to put them up on the blog… Ill post some more on facebook shortly.

Amy x

Nicole and Luke’s Coffs Harbour Wedding

November 1, 2014

Nicole and Luke got married in Coffs Harbour just a few weeks back. The guys started their day playing some holes at the spectacular Bonville Golf Resort, before heading to their room to get ready for the wedding. The girls had quite a bit more to do however and whilst the guys were mucking around they were busily getting ready. I guess they have a lot more to do!

The bridal prep photos were done at Nicole’s parents house, there were some really nice spots with natural light coming in through the windows, so we had plenty of room to choose from. I headed to the Rainforest at the Bonville Golf Resort just a little before Nicole and her girls to catch a few shots of the guys nervously waiting.

The ceremony looked amazing, with the sun peeking through the trees in the rainforest. Once finished we then did a group photo, standard family photos and then it was into the golf carts to take photos around some of the locations at the resort. We didn’t have a huge amount of time so we were pretty quick getting our shots but even so we still had a good 10 minutes or so at the end to get the photos of just Nicole and Luke by themselves, my favourite part of the day, and the time where the best photos are usually taken.

The reception was held at the Classic Room upstairs in the resort, our good friend Marcus Ulrich was DJ for the night and as usual had no shortage of people filling up the dance floor! The speeches had a lot of laughter and made for some really good photos, and I have to admit I loved the food that the resort provided. We really are spoilt as wedding photographers, as were the guests that night.

Nicole and Luke did a great job planning their wedding and I think the photos give their work justice. I had a great time on the day and I hope you enjoy these pics.

- Mike

 

Mandy & Dom- Coffs Harbour Wedding

October 26, 2014

Recently Mandy and Dom exchanged their vows in the beautiful Coffs Harbour. Some of you may remember this very cute couple from their engagement session a little while ago.

I started the day with Dom and his groomsman. They were such a fun bunch. It felt very special to be able to capture some beautiful moments of the boys. Dom had been given his grandfathers cufflinks as a present. It was so nice that he was able to wear them to the wedding. They were a present to his grandfather from his great-grandfather on his 21st birthday.  A little something old and certainly with rich family history to wear to the wedding!! So privileged to capture images of Dom’s dad helping him put the cufflinks on for the wedding.

From the boys I headed over to Opal Cove were Mandy and the girls had been preparing for the day. Mandy had her hair and makeup done at the apartments at Opal Cove Resort. The new Apartments down he front of the resort are stunning to get ready in- The light is beautiful!! The girls were super cute. Mandy’s bridesmaids had written a little note on the bottom of her shoes…. So adorable girls!! These girls have a special friendships with Mandy!! They are practically sisters. Mandy your dress was so beautiful! It was just how I imagined you to look!! So amazing!!

The Ceremony was held on the Betting Tee at Pacific Bay Resort. It was a little warm for a spring day but it was such an amazing ceremony over looking such a beautiful outlook. Family photos followed on the Betting Tee… Thanks to all the family for helping get through them even thou it was a little warm. Photos were taken at the resort and at Charlesworth Bay!! Mandy and Dom are truly a special couple. They have a real spark between them which makes for some amazing photos that really have alot of emotion.

The reception as held at the Surf Club in Coffs Harbour. The reception venue looked amazing. I loved the chose of colour and decorations Mandy – You did amazingly.

Thank you so much guys for sharing your special day with me. I hope that you had an amazing time in New Zealand on your honeymoon. Dom, I hope that you are recovering well from your accident. Thinking of you guys. Here are just a few images from the day – I hope that your disc has arrived :-)

Amy xx

 

Kate and Daniel’s Grafton Wedding

October 24, 2014

Kate and Daniel were married at the beautiful Mclennans Lane River Retreat just south of Grafton. It was a beautiful, warm spring day which made for a great start! The cute little house on the property was awesome for photos, the light walls and big windows allowed tonnes of natural light to flow into the room we used for bridal prep photos. The little flower girl and page boy did a great job getting ready and I think he certainly made mum and dad proud!

The ceremony overlooked the beautiful Clarence River, it was an intimate event attended by close family and friends. Before long it was over and it was time for the fun part, the photo shoot! We explored some of the locations around with the bridal party before taking just Kate and Daniel around for some last shots. We got a really nice rainbow appear just in time for us too, glad we got it captured quick as it did not last long!

Here’s some of the pics, enjoy!

- Mike

 

Michelle & Ben’s Engagement Session

October 23, 2014

A little while ago now I caught up with Michelle and Ben in Coffs Harbour for their engagment Session. We met at the Jetty for the session. The Jetty is such a beautiful local place for photos. We were treated with some beautiful light to capture some images.

I can’t believe how fast Michelle and Ben’s wedding is coming around. Im excited to share your special… You guys are super cute to photograph and am dying to see how adorable you will both be at the wedding.

Here are just a few images from their session.

Amy x

Vanessa and Chris Bonville Golf Resort Wedding

October 22, 2014

Two days before Chris and Vanessa’s wedding we caught up for an engagement session. Now it was time for the wedding!

We headed to the where the guys were getting ready to do some shots. I heard it said that Chris looks like the singer Pitbull… I think I have to agree a little. After the boys shots I headed to the Bonville Golf Resort for some photos of the girls. Chris and Vanessa’s kids were on the bridal party as page boy and flower girl, and were easy to deal with throughout the day, so well behaved.

The ceremony was held in the stunning rainforest at the Golf Resort, one of our favourite ceremony locations, nothing beats the sunlight coming through the big trees illuminating the rich green hues of the leaves… I think I’m going on a bit now but it’s great for photos! Alison Bartlett did a great job officiating the ceremony, some of my favourite images are form the ceremony, particularly when it all got too much for Vanessa and Chris little girl and she let out a few tears. Photographers love stuff like that!

We did the first run of shots in the rainforest of the bridal party after the ceremony before heading to some of the other magnificent places around the golf course. Reception was in the Classic Room upstairs at the resort and was heaps of fun. The food, speeches and everything else was awesome.

Thanks for letting me be part of your special day. Enjoy these few pics!

- Mike

 

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