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Kel and Todd’s Wedding

June 15, 2015

We have just finished a very busy wedding season and are set in for the winter months now, I recently photographed the wedding of Kel and Todd at the Aanuka Beach Resort in Coffs Harbour. It was a stunning day and the ceremony was held overlooking the ocean from the lawn just outside the resort. As you will notice from the photos Todd and his groomsmen are avid cricket fans, they also grew up in the country town of Casino in NSW. It was great being able to catch up with people that I hadn’t seen in a number of years. As has been the case with a lot of weddings of late, our brides and grooms have been opting to have their entire weddings at the one venue, i.e. accommodation, ceremony, reception. All of the photos were done on the grounds as well. I had a great time photographing your special day Kel and Todd, I hope you have enjoyed your photos, here are a few for others to see too! – Mike

Jess & Matt |Fitzroy Gardens|Melbourne|Mike & Amy

June 11, 2015

Last weekend I caught up with the very cute Jess and Matt at Fitzroy gardens in the city!! I’m so pleased we had some very pleasant weather for the session. It was raining and it wasn’t too cold. A real bonus for Melbourne. I loved the this because Jess and Matt are so adorable together. It’s always such a please to photograph a couple that are truly in love. Sorry Matt that I didn’t wear black and white for the session!!- I might show my support for your team at the wedding by wearing a black and white dress- maybe I can convince Mike to wear their colors too! LOL.

The Garden’s were so gorgeous for the session. I love photographing this time of year. The trees losing their leaves are so beautiful!!

Thanks for an awesome session guys!! Looking forward to being part of your special day :-)

Amy xx

KC and Brian’s Woolgoolga/Coffs Harbour Wedding

June 7, 2015

A few weeks back I photographed the beautiful wedding of KC and Brian at Woolgoolga, NSW. I know I always tend to talk about rain when I blog and its probably not all that interesting to hear it but it can make a big difference on the day! It’s fine for the bride and groom, they will always get great photos but… it just means I have to work harder!

We were lucky enough for the rain to stop so that KC and Brian could have their ceremony outdoors overlooking the Ocean, after which we travelled to a few different locations around Woolgoolga and then Coffs Harbour. The place in Coffs we chose for photos was at the Jetty. This place meant a lot to KC and Brian as he had proposed to her there on Valentines Day last year. Just after he had proposed and she had said yes a dolphin came out of the water right next to where they were… pretty cool! Unfortunately we were unable to recreate that specific event… but we did get an awesome rainbow!

After our location shoots we headed over to the Park Beach Surf Club for the reception.

I had a great day with you both, I hope you enjoy these pics!!

– Mike

Morgan and Chris Opal Cove Wedding

June 6, 2015

Morgan and Chris were married in Coffs Harbour not long ago now, they had a perfect day and enjoyed it at the Opal Cove Resort. The wedding ceremony, reception, preparation and most of the shoot were all held at the grounds there.

Morgan and Chris had the order of their day slightly different to a typical wedding here in that they chose to do their photo shoot prior to their ceremony.

I did the bridal and groom prep first as usual but after that we did a ‘first look’ where Morgan got to see each other all dressed up without anyone else around except their bridal parties. It was a touching moment and made for some awesome shots. We did the photo shoot at the beautiful grounds of Opal Cove, the Coffs Harbour’s Jetty and then back to the beach near Opal Cove for the final photos in the now softer light.

After a quick freshen up it was time for the ceremony. The ceremony was handled by the lovely Sam from ‘Married by Sam’ who did a fantastic job, cheerful and bubbly as always! The photo shoot beforehand worked very well, as after the ceremony it was straight into family photos, drinks, food, mingling and then the reception. No one was kept waiting whilst we did photos, and the dress didn’t even get dirty!

The reception was a treat and everyone had an awesome time their too. A great day with a great couple, here are a few phtots!

– Mike

Danielle and John’s Eshoot

June 4, 2015

When I was up in Tamworth last I met up with an awesome couple for their engagement session. Your wedding is going to come round so quickly Danielle and John! We met up for a few photos in King George Ave with all the great big trees lining the road.

You photographed really well together and the shoot was over before I knew it. Here’s a few pics, I can’t wait till your day!

– Mike

Tash and Richard’s Gunnedah Wedding

June 3, 2015

A little while back I photographed the wedding of Tash and Richard in Gunnedah, NSW. We’ve done a few weddings out that far over the years as it is quite close to the regional centre of Tamworth. The preparation photos were all done in town first before we headed to the beautiful Quirang Country Gardens.

Tash and her bridesmaids didn’t take long to get ready, close family and friends were nearby and she looked beautiful. Richard and the guys didn’t look too bad either, being from the country they had to have some shots with the hats… and the utes… of course!

Carrie Frith was the celebrant for the ceremony and did a great job as always. The ceremony was nice and short (which to be honest, I always like!) and we went on to family photos.

The actual photo shoot was done entirely on the grounds of the Quirang Country Gardens which made it easy to get around, it was a pretty hot day for the wedding too… hard to think when it’s so cold here in Melbourne  now. Cold for us anyway! Despite the heat we all had a good day though, we breezed through all of the photos and I was able to capture some great shots of Tash and Richard just being themselves.

The reception was held in a Marquee on the property, it had a Photo Booth, and plenty of stuff to do to keep the guests entertained. The food music and dancing was great but before too long it was my time to finish. Here’s some pics!

– Mike

Avril & Keegan’s Engagement Session|Mike & Amy | Coffs Harbour

June 1, 2015

I had the opportunity to do an engagement session for Avril and Keegan a little while ago now. They are off in Europe on their honeymoon at the moment and I must say Im a little jealous!! I hope that you are having an amazing time and the European Spring/Summer is treating you with some beautiful weather!

We caught up with Avril and Keegan a little out of Coffs Harbour for the engagement session. It was a really fun session and was excited after the session to capture their wedding which I have also had the privilege of doing now.

Here are just a few images from the engagement session. Can’t wait to share the wedding shortly!!

Amy x

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