Claire & Christian. A Fingal Head Wedding.

Claire & Christian. A Fingal Head Wedding.

Claire and Christian became husband and wife under a rustic arbor and blue skies, overlooking the golden sands of Fingal Head Beach. It was a gorgeous day full of laughter… in fact, I don’t know if the couple realise just how much they laughed throughout the day, which, in my opinion, is the only way to start a life together.

The day started with the boys taking in an early surf before heading back to Peppers Bale Apartments to prepare for the big event. The girls spent a lazy morning in hair and makeup and then readied themselves at a private residence in Kingscliff.

After the ceremony, the bridal party and I wandered up to the point overlooking Cook Island for some location shots where the laughter (and bubbles) continued to flow. Finally, it was onto Babalou at the Kingscliff Beach Hotel for a wonderful reception with incredible food, drinks and live music.

Ceremony Venue:

Fingal Head

Reception Venue & Catering:

Babalou Weddings and Events


James McLauchlan


Steffen Schreiber


Sherridan Leigh


Irene and Eddie Brockwell


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Justin Ealand. Byron Bay Portrait Photography.

Justin Ealand. Byron Bay Portrait Photography.

This is Justin… fellow photographer, creative, father, husband, deep thinker and mountain lover. Earlier this week, Justin visited my humble little studio in Bangalow to have his portrait taken. It’s quite an experience taking another photographer’s portrait… especially one that I respect and admire as much as I do Justin.

I have had the privilege of photographing many other photographer’s weddings, but this was the first time having one in a more intimate studio setting. It was also the very first time Justin had had his portrait taken in a studio environment, so I think neither of us were 100% sure of what to expect. But as we started, the shoot felt like a very comfortable and natural experience and it became somewhat a collaborative effort. Justin was happy for me to experiment with lighting setups that I hadn’t tried before and just juggle and fine tune things throughout the session. The final result was a rather dodgy-looking, but very effective lighting schematic that was used for the image above and the ones at the end of this post.

Thanks for the experience Justin.


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