Cheree & Steve: Country Hall Wedding, Glennifer {Bellingen Coffs Harbour Wedding Photographer}

 

I first met these guys when they brought their little Evie into the world & now here they are making it all official. Steve & Cheree had the most heartfelt & fun wedding on the banks of the Never Never. Steve & his groomsmen led a parade of family & friends along a trail of wattle flowers to the spot where Cheree & her girls stood waiting for them. They exchanged personal vows & signed their Certificate of Marriage on each other’s backs. As the sun dropped the fire was lit & the smell of the wattle bouquets filled the little hall.

Steve & Cheree made the day their own by making sure they prioritised what was important to them & not worrying about the rest. They chose to see each other before their ceremony to get rid of any nerves & to have some precious moments alone before letting their family & friends bear witness to their nuptials. They were surrounded by genuine warmth, love & good feeling all day & it was my absolute pleasure to document.

 

Georgi & Mitchell {Coffs Harbour Bellingen Wedding Photographer}

 

Georgi & Mitchell’s wedding day was one of those delicious Australian Autumn days – golden leaves,  perfect (& still warm) temperatures & lovely subdued light. They surrounded themselves with their dearest friends & family & the energy as they exchanged their vows underneath their magical arbour, was palpable. For me it was one of work days where I felt welcomed by all these gorgeous people & arrived home feeling truly grateful that I get to document these momentous events in people’s lives.

Thank you, G & M xo

 

Celebrant: Clare Bath

Bride’s gown: Goddess By Nature

Bride’s attendants: Forever New

Groom & his attendants suits: Male Manor

Florals with the mostest: Lasha – Boheme Botanical

Gorgeous Venue: Cedar Bar, Bellingen

Makeup: Becca M Makeup

Hair: Bel Chalker

Cake: Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts

Rings: Windfall Jewellery & Crooked Howlet

 

Sam & Anwyn – Wooli Wedding {Coffs Harbour Wedding Photographer}

Sam & Anwyn decided to bring this whole backyard shindig together themselves with their beautiful friends & family in Anwyn’s Heart Home of Wooli, NSW. The weather did not make it an easy feat with a full week of rain in the lead up & an absolutely torrential downpour on the day. Tables were moved out & then in & then out & in again & when we finally thought were in the clear & began the ceremony the sky turned black & the heavens opened just as the pair exchanged their vows & everybody was forced to run for cover. Despite all of this the day was completely joyous – everyone rallied to help shift things undercover & then out again whilst Anwyn greeted guests in her robe & calmly waited for the storms to pass. In the end we were rewarded with an afternoon of warmth, light sun showers, blue skies & then an amazing pink sunset. The champagne flowed, guests danced & laughed & celebrated #samwyn. It was truly my pleasure to be a part of this day.

 

Emily & Her Rueben {Coffs Harbour Family Photographer, Mother & Child, Film Photographer}

 

It’s no secret that photographing families & in particular mothers at home is one of my favourite things to do & when I get to do that on film I am even happier <3

The longer I document families the more I am drawn to making simple portraits that do not bow to fashion trends or editing fads. I want to make images that will stand the test of time, that encapsulate a feeling for those people in that moment & that have the power to transport them back when they look at them in years to come.

Emily was completely on board with this. I hope she sees how beautiful she is as a mother, embracing these early days, rolling with the highs & lows, knowing it is all so fleeting.

The grain is good & if you want to make some beautiful frames of your own shoot me an email & let’s make it happen while you can still hold those little people in your arms.

 

The Magic Beach {Sawtell Coffs Harbour Photographer}

Documenting people in their own homes makes capturing the daily intimacies of family life so easy. The afternoons spent shooting sessions like this are my favourite & I am grateful each & every time for the families that welcome me in & open themselves to to be recorded. These are the images your children will love looking back on – the ones that capture little routines, beloved toys, pets, sibling relationships & most importantly how well loved they were. L <3