Rachel & Rick. A Fig Tree Restaurant – Byron Bay Wedding.

Rachel & Rick. A Fig Tree Restaurant – Byron Bay Wedding.

Never let it be said that the Peet’s don’t know how to have a good time. Rachel & Rick’s wedding had a party atmosphere from start to finish and everyone had an absolute blast!

The couple moved up to the local region from Sydney just a few years ago and so most of their family and friends made the journey from the big-smoke for their special day. And when you are in a place like Byron Bay at a venue as amazing as Fig Tree Restaurant, it’s almost impossible not to have a great time!

The girls were staying at one of Fig Tree Restaurant’s newly renovated houses and had a very early start, being pampered and made up by the incredible talent of the Lovely Gypsies. The boys were staying off-site at a Villa in Ewingsdale and had a slightly slower start due to the previous night’s festivities.

When the time came for the ceremony, Rachel was led down the aisle by her bridesmaids and the couple’s three beautiful daughters.  Melissa Halliwell delivered a beautifully heartfelt service in front of one of the most amazing views in the country. Byron Bay certainly did put on a great show for Rachel & Rick!

The party continued long into the night with guests being entertained by DJ Kristen and the ever-enticing In the Booth photobooth.

Ceremony Venue:

Fig Tree Restaurant

Reception Venue & Catering:

Fig Tree Restaurant


Melissa Halliwell

Hair & Makeup:

The Lovely Gypsies (Ingrid & Zoe)


North Coast Entertainment (Kristen)


Alstonville Florist


The Wedding Shed


The Rebellyous Cake Co.


The Magic Bus – Byron Bay

Photo Booth:

In the Booth


Hope & Isaac. A Gorgeous Rous Mill Wedding.

Hope & Isaac. A Gorgeous Rous Mill Wedding.

Hope and Isaac were high school sweethearts whose love and affection grew over the course of six years, bringing them to this… their wedding day!

The day started with Hope and her bridesmaids being pampered by the girls at Lazuli Sisters Hair and Makeup Studio in Lismore. While they were in the midst of their preparations, I made a quick trip out to Casino to where the boys were all getting ready. As is so often the case with the groomsmen, this was a very casual, stress-free event, fuelled by a few ice-cold beers.

After another short stop in Lismore to catch the final stages of hair and make-up, the girls and I made our way to the couple’s home in Goonellabah where they all slipped into their gorgeous gowns before heading off to the wedding venue. Hope and Isaac chose Christine’s Church of the Two Grandfathers as the location for their wedding and what an absolutely magical setting this is. The church was originally built in 1895 and is one of the few timber churches in Australia that is still in it’s original condition. Now lovingly nestled next to a macadamia orchard and surrounded by a beautiful rose garden, it truly is a stunning location for a wedding.

Congratulations to a beautiful couple!

Hope & Isaac. A Byron Bay Engagement Session

Hope & Isaac. A Byron Bay Engagement Session

Oh to be young and in love! Meet Hope and Isaac. These guys are in the final stages of planning a beautiful spring wedding for this September, and a couple of weeks ago, we headed down to Byron Bay for their engagement session.

I absolutely love this type of shoot… a casual stroll through gorgeous landscape with a beautiful couple and these guys were super easy to work with. Largely because they are both happy and easy-going, but also I believe, because Hope’s dad is a very talented and well-respected photographer himself and so I think she has spent plenty of time in front of the lens during her life.

No doubt, September will roll around in no time and I’m super-excited to be capturing their special day for them.

Kate & Dan. A Retro Engagement Session.

Kate & Dan. A Retro Engagement Session.

When scouting for interesting locations for engagement sessions, an important factor for me is to find somewhere very secluded, where the couple can feel at ease and not have to worry about on-lookers… Kate and Dan’s engagement session was about as far removed from this ideal as you could get.

In early June, Coolangatta comes alive with style, cars and music from the 50’s and 60’s. Kate and Dan chose to get into the vibe and have their shoot in amongst the spectacular that is ‘Cooly Rocks On’. So 50’s styled Kate, Dapper-Dan and I took to the streets, with thousands of other people and made this series of images.

As chaotic as it was at times, the general vibe was electric and we definitely all had a ball! The old classic cars were the perfect props for the shoot and I’d like to thank the owners who graciously let us use their vehicles. After such a fun day, I really can’t wait for Kate and Dan’s wedding next year… it’s going to be a blast!

Briony & Diamond. A Lennox Head Engagement Session.

Briony & Diamond. A Lennox Head Engagement Session.

At the start of this year, following the results of Australia’s Marriage Law Postal Survey, fellow photographer Melle Veronesi offered up her wedding photography services to one lucky same-sex couple at no charge. This very quickly snowballed into an entire wedding with more than 20 local wedding suppliers and soon the Same-Sex Wedding Competition valued at over $15,000 was born.

As Melle was obviously covering the wedding photography part of the competition, I offered up my services for the lucky couple’s engagement session.

Briony and Diamond were the lucky winners and I couldn’t imagine a more deserving couple. These guys were so appreciative and oh so much in love! I was so happy to have been able to be a part of their journey.

For their engagement session, we spent a gorgeous afternoon strolling along the beach at Lennox Head. Below are the results of our time together.




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