Recently I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Jess and Toby at the beautiful Aanuka Beach Resort. It started off as a humid but pleasant Day. I visited Toby and his groomsmen Shane first and captured a few images of them getting ready. Before long it was time to head over to where Jess, Kira and Little Jasper were preparing for the ceremony.
Jess was so excited when I arrived to be finalising her preparations before the ceremony. Jess looked amazing and I couldn’t wait to start photographing her preparation photos.
The ceremony was held on the Lawns at Aanuka Beach Resort and was preformed by Cindy Pocock. The ceremony was so beautiful but towards the end of the ceremony it started pouring and we had to make a quick dash for the varendas at Aanuka for shelter. Cindy quickly got things in order to finalise the ceremony once everyone was out of the weather. Jess, Toby and their guests did really well to keep a sense of humor while the storm passed.
Once the ceremony was completed under the balcony at Aanuka we then did family photo here also while we waited for the weather to pass. Thankfully it passed quickly and we we able to capture some gorgeous images of Toby and Jess at Aanuka and on Diggers beach. The beach is a very special part of Toby and Jess’ life so it was important that we were able to spend the time capturing images for them on the beach.
Thanks for an awesome day guys and thanks so much for being great about the weather as it did make things a little challenging for you both.
Here are just a few images from your gorgeous day. Ill put some more on facebook shortly!
A few weeks ago now I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Cassie and Aaron at Aanuka Beach Resort in Coffs Harbour. Aanuka is a beautiful beach side resort that is very seasoned in hosting weddings.
Some of you may remember Cassie and Aaron from Alana and Trent’s wedding a few years back. Alana and Aaron are siblings. It was so good to catch up with you both Alana and Trent and I hope that the birth of your little one goes well! We are so happy for you both :-)
I started the day with Aaron and the groomsman. There were super organised which made my job rather easy. It didn’t take too long at all to capture a few images of the boys before heading over to Cassie and her girls where it was all happening!
Cassie you looked beautiful. The girls did an awesome job doing your hair and makeup. You dress was so beautiful and the girls too.
The ceremony was held on the lawn at Aanuka Beach Resort. Cindy did a beautiful ceremony which was then followed by family photos. The family photos were so easy- I think everyone was trained from Alana and Trent’s wedding.
We had a nice amount of time for photos so we were able to capture images at both Aanuka Beach Resort and the Coffs Harbour Jetty.
Cassie and Aaron selected a beautiful team to be around them for their wedding day and it made for a perfect day. Thank you for trusting us with your wedding day. It was a real pleasure to share your day with you.
Decorations: Special Occasions
Flowers: Flowers on First
Celebrant: Cindy Pocock
Cake: Sweet Love Cakes
Venue: Aanuka Beach Resort
Last month the very adorable Krystal & Liam were married in beautiful Coffs Harbour on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
It was such a hot springs day but we really shouldn’t complain.. It’s always so much better then rain.
I started the day with Liam and the boys who were having a few little dramas. Liam’s pants that he was to wear to the wedding had been filed in a special place. They were a eventually found but it was certainly a little frustrating for Liam.
The girls got ready a one of the newer villas at Opal Cove Resort. The rooms here are beautiful for bridal preparation photos. The beautiful white walls and natural light that comes in from the windows makes brides look even more amazing.
The preparation time with Krystal went so fast and it was soon time to head down to Charlesworth Bay for their ceremony. It was such a perfect day on the beach and was the most stunning backdrop for a perfect Ceremony.
Liam’s Aunty Cindy Pocock preformed the ceremony and did a beautiful job as per usual.
The ceremony followed family photos and then the photoshoot around charlesworth bay, before heading out to a beautiful property for a marquee reception.
The reception looked amazing. Thanks to everyone that gave Krystal and Liam a helping hand to make their day so perfect.
Here are just a few images from their wedding- I will share some more on facebook shortly!!
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.
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:
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
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!
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!