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Courtney & Nathan’s Wedding | Yamba | Mike & Amy Photographers

December 14, 2016

I’ve been looking forward to putting up Courtney & Nathan’s blog entry for a little while now, it was just a matter of actually doing it as there has been so many weddings the last few weeks!

We had a perfect day for the wedding in the beach town of Yamba, NSW. The houses where Courtney & Nathan got ready in were beautiful and so full of natural light but the garden where the ceremony was held was one of the highlights for me. It was absolutely beautiful, the sun was in just the right spot to give us rich colours and the rich green grass, trees and colourful flowers made it a perfect spot to get married. The ceremony & family photos were over before we knew it and after doing a few bridal party shots in the gardens we headed to a lookout overlooking the ocean.

The Angourie Lookout was our destination (after a quick drop of to buy drinks for the groomsmen!) which had amazing views and stunning blue sky as our backdrop. After that we headed to the Yamba Golf Course for the remainder of and in my opinion some of the best shots of the day. The sun was starting to go down leaving some nice glowing and soft colours to work with. Of course any lighting and location would be fine for a couple that looked this good!

The reception was also held at the Yamba Golf & Country Club, the huge reception room fitting Courtney & Nathan’s guests very well. The roominess also helped us catch some brilliant series of shots for the bouquet & garter throws. There’s a couple in our little sneak peek below.

Here’s a few photos to look at whilst you wait for your images in the mail!

Mike

Suppliers list:

Celebrant: Christine Preston

Cake Supplier: Wayne Gibbs

Florist: Wildflower Wanderings – Melinda Brown

Makeup artist: Endessa’s Beauty Spot

Hairdresser: Elly Palmer

Decorator: Fabulous Functions

DJ/Band: Phil Eckersley DJ

 

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Jess & Nathan’s Wedding | Witchmount Winery Estate | Mike & Amy Photographers

December 12, 2016

Recently I had the absolute pleasure of capturing the wedding of Jess and Nathan at the gorgeous Witchmount Winery Estate in the western side of Melbourne. It was a glorious day and was a delight to be entrusted to capture memories for Jess & Nathan.

I stated my date with Nathan and his boys. The boys were so organised and a real pleasure to capture. Nathan was accompanied by two groomsman Rob and Damien. They did a great job keeping Nathan company and ensuring he was ready LOL.

After visiting the boys for their preparation photos it was soon time to head over to Jess who was preparing for the ceremony with her bridesmaids, her family and their little boy Lewis. Jess was a super cute bride and loved that she chose comfort over traditional heels and wore her Converses.

The ceremony and reception was held at Witchmount Winery at Plumpton. The ceremony was initiated by David Schneider who did an amazing job assisting me with the group and family photos.

All the photos were taken at the gorgeous venue before the coupled headed into their reception to celebrate with family and friends. Thank you Jess and Nathan for an amazing day. Delighted to share some more photos with you.

Amy

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Love this image of Jess’ wedding dress and her mum’s wedding dress…… so gorgeous.

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The converse’s were a great touch… so comfortable. 🙂

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Keira & Nathan’s Wedding | Villa Vivante | Mike & Amy Photographers

December 5, 2016

On one of our recent trips to Coffs Harbour we had the opportunity to photograph two weddings at the luxurious Villa Vivante mansion. Up in the hills surrounded by banana plantations and with a magnificent view of the town and ocean it sure is a great fantastic place to photograph a wedding! Peta from North Coast Luxury Weddings did a great job of planning the day for our beautiful couple Keira & Nathan.

Kiera & Nathan both opted to get ready at the house before it was time for Nathan to head into town so as to make a big entrance when the guests arrived. Keira looked stunning in her beautiful bridal gown as did her bridesmaids. Carmel from Makeup Box did the girls makeup along with Luxe Artistry who did a great job of the hair. The flowers were provided by Flowers By Bonnie

Once ready it was time for the girls to wait, wait for Nathan to arrive by helicopter from Precision Helicopters much to the surprise of their guests! The ceremony was nice and relaxed and the weather was fine, Nathan and Keira were able to soak it all up and enjoy the meaning of their special day. Clare Bath did a beautiful job of the ceremony and once it was sealed with a kiss and legally signing the papers Keira & Nathan were officially married.

For the photo shoot we stayed primarily at the grounds of this beautiful location but also spent time at the nearby Korora Beach. The reception was of course plenty of fun with music dancing and of course cake, cake from the Amazing Sweet Love Cake Couture which I might add was delicious!

Some of the dancing was brilliant, there is always someone who owns the dance floor and we had a great time photographing our lovely bride & groom, but also their awesome guests!

Here’s some of the shots from the day!

Mike

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Ana & Daniel’s Wedding | Tatra Melbourne | Mike & Amy Photographers

December 1, 2016

At the beginning of November I had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of Ana & Daniel in the beautiful Dandenong ranges. After capturing some preparation photos of Ana and her gorgeous bridesmaids I met Daniel and his groomsman at Tatra in the bridal room for some preparation photos of them.

The ceremony was held in the chapel at Tatra. Ana & Daniel exchanged vows and signed all the legal documents which marks the start of their new journey together as Husband and wife. The first few images of them walking out of the chapel as husband and wife truly capture the happiness that was present on this gorgeous day.  Although Ana was sick with the Flu she could not wipe the smile off her face for the entire day. All of the photos were taken at Tarta, outside the chapel and in the gardens. It was so beautiful.

Thanks for the most amazing day and congratulations on the wedding.
Here are just a few images from the day we would love to share with you all.
Amy x

Suppliers:
Venue: Tatra Receptions
Florist: Whoops a Daisy 
Celebrant: Tracey O’Connor
Cake: Lust for Cake

 

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Mary & Fergus Wedding | Coffs Harbour | Mike & Amy Photographers

November 29, 2016

Recently I caught up with such a great couple in Coffs Harbour, NSW for their intimate wedding. Fergus & Mary married at the stunning Villa Vivante which has absolutely stunning views of the ocean and nearly banana plantations. Furthermore we had a beautiful blue sky day to top it off too!

It was so nice to see Fergus & Mary’s dear friends sharing such a special day with them after they had been together such a long time before, to see them marry was a beautiful thing.

Some had travelled all the way from Ireland to be there for them and it made for some beautiful intimate moments.

The preparation, ceremony and reception along with much of the photo shoot was all held at the Villa and it made for a relaxing day for our awesome couple.

Here’s a few pics for now!

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Peta & Stephen’s Wedding | Mike & Amy Photographers | Melbourne

November 25, 2016

We met Peta & Stephen some time ago now, we are constantly amazed at how quickly the years are going by now! Sure enough the time came for their wedding day and what a beautiful day it was.

It was sunny and warm (well relatively speaking), whilst Amy photographed the girls out near Sunbury, VIC I spent the time with Stephen, his mum, dad & his groomsmen. Stephen’s mum & dad gave a little blessing at the home before the guys all headed to the church to prepare for the ceremony.

The ceremony was held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Melbourne, A huge building with massive windows and plenty of natural light. A photographers dream to shoot in. The ceremony was very special to Stephen & Peta and the expression on both theirs and that of their guests faces was so full of emotion.

We headed back across town after the ceremony (narrowly missing peak hour traffic I might add!) and over to the beautifully rustic Emu Bottom Homestead where we did the family photos, photo shoot and stayed for the reception.

The reception was brilliant, so full of colour and dance, not to mention the numerous little ceremonies reflecting their Ukrainian heritage. This added so much flavour to the evening and it was a pleasure for us to be there.

Here’s a few photos of their glorious day!

Mike

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Shawnee & Semisi | Mike & Amy Photographers | Melbourne

November 16, 2016

I’ve been looking forward to sharing some more images from Shawnee & Semisi’s wedding for a couple of weeks now and can finally say… here they are! To start off I’d like to mention how much I enjoyed photographing your day, there was always something happening and the guests, bridal party and of course Shawnee & Semisi always looked they were having an amazing time.

As you can see below both the groom prep and bridal prep photos were lots of fun, the houses where they got ready had plenty of natural light and white walls so the photography there was nice and easy!

The ceremony location was the beautiful Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick and it was stunning. We had beautiful weather, a pleasant temperature and everything was going fine… until the ceremony finished. Just as it finished it started to rain and we quickly gathered everyone for a group photo before we got drenched. Thankfully though, the weather decided to clear and we were able to do family photos without having to go anywhere!

For the rest of the afternoon we got the best of both worlds in terms of lighting, Sunlight with the rich colours that come along with it and clouds with the soft skin tones that come with that too… I couldn’t be happier.

The reception was held at the Vogue Ballroom in Burwood East, there was plenty of room for all the guests and the venue was beautifully decorated. So much happened during the reception, lots of dancing, many of it traditional Samoan and Maori dances. The two cultures blended perfectly together and there was so much stuff to photograph! Not to mention how happy everyone looked, it was a true celebration.

Here’s a few wedding images for now!

Mike

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