What an incredible day I had yesterday. It started with a sunrise balloon flight across the Byron hinterland and ended on the beach with Renee and Liam, shooting their engagement session. These guys were so much fun during the shoot. Within a few minutes of firing off my first few frames, dark storm clouds rolled in and with them, plenty of rain. Instead of heading for cover however, Renee and Liam were happy to keep on with the shoot, and I am so glad they did!
The stormy weather had also created a rather unique look to the ocean. Belongil Creek was emptying into the sea and the dark teatree-stained water filled the first twenty metres or so of surf. By the end of the shoot we were all saturated, but laughing all the way back to the cars. Thanks so much for being such get sports guys… I can’t wait for your big day!
Tanya and Peter could not have asked for a more perfect day to have their wedding. Moderate temperatures, blue skies, fluffy clouds and gentle breezes made for a very enjoyable afternoon. In fact the entire day was a whole lot of fun. The girls spent the morning at Zig Zag in Yamba, having their hair and makeup done and being pampered by the wonderful staff. The boys had a relaxing morning and started getting ready an hour or so before the ceremony, onsite at Angourie Rainforest Retreat. Peter gave his groomsmen cufflinks that reflected their personalities as well as beautiful handmade timber pens. I even scored a pen of my own (take note future grooms) 🙂
The ceremony took place poolside at the Retreat amongst a hundred of the couple’s closest family and friends. After the ceremony, the bridal party and I headed off to Angourie Point and had a great time making images in this incredible landscape.
After the location shoot, it was back to the Retreat for great food, drinks and festivities that lasted long into the night.