Melissa & Brad – Ballina Engagement Session

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Engagement sessions are so much fun that I think I could happily shoot one everyday… and lately it almost seems like I have been!

This past Saturday was Melissa and Bradley’s turn. Melissa was the winner of our $300 Gift Voucher at this year’s Ballina Bridal Expo. She and Brad were newly engaged and super-excited to have won. We were lucky enough to shoot on one of those magical Autumn afternoons at the popular Shelly Beach, Ballina and the Serpentine, a stunning area of Ballina that makes a perfect backdrop for a Northern River’s sunset.  It was a lovely relaxing afternoon and I hope Melissa and Bradley love their images as much as I loved taking them.


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2013 Wedding Photography Information

Planning a wedding in 2013? We have put together a mini-mag full of friendly advice to help you plan your big day. Our free wedding magazine is available as a download simply by clicking the link below.

Wherever and whenever you are planning to tie the knot, we would love to be a part of your special day, but even if you aren’t considering our services, we hope you find some value within these pages.

Best Wishes,


If you would like any additional information or pricing details, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

Kaila & Danny. Boulder’s Beach Wedding

During my twenty-odd years of living in Brisbane, there was always one part of the Northern Rivers district that would make me feel homesick whenever I passed through it. That’s the stretch of road between Lennox Head and Ballina. This road passes Boulders Beach, Skennars Head and Flat Rock, and all of these locations hold some of the fondest memories of my childhood and teenage years. I remember in my later teens wishing I could own (or at least visit) some of the spectacular properties that line the hilltops along this road. Well on Saturday, I finally got to visit one. This was the location of Kaila and Danny’s ceremony and reception and it was as gorgeous as I had always imagined. Uninterupted views across to Boulders Beach on a day when the weather was perfect! You couldn’t pick a more stunning location and the entire day was simply magical. A beautiful couple surrounded by gorgeous friends at a spectacular venue… it all made my job a little too easy!

Carly & Coady

Carly and Coady. They just sound like they should be together don’t they? We love engagement shoots, it’s such a nice way to get to know our clients. We were lucky enough to be invited out to Carly and Coady’s place for this shoot and honestly, if you can combine a great couple and a spectacular location half the work is done.

This time I’m not going to even bother apologising for being so long between blog posts,  I’m just going to leave you to drink in the beauty of their young love. We can’t wait until the wedding guys. Hope you love the images as much as we do.

A Fantasy Wedding

We love living in the Northern Rivers. I know, I know… I’ve probably said it all before but, really, this is one of the most beautiful areas in Australia. The beach, the rolling hills – what is not to love about this area? When Rich and I were living in Brisbane he used to always say that he never felt like he was home until he saw a particular stretch of sand down Lennox Head way. Now that I live here I can totally understand what he means. This area just has that effect on you. Even on our busiest days, all it takes is a glimpse of the coastline and I remember why we moved and why we work so hard doing what we do. I guess that is why we enjoy our local bridal shows so much. Not only do we get to meet lots and lots of local brides but we also get to meet other wedding service providers who work really hard to ensure that the Northern Rivers Area is a fantastic place to get married.

Hopefully all those who dropped by the Ballina Bridal Show last weekend were just as impressed by the array of services offered and the quality and passion of the service providers. Let’s face it, getting married is a big financial investment and you want to make sure you are hiring professionals who can deliver on your big day. We’ve all heard the horror wedding stories about things going wrong on the day and I guess that’s what makes a bridal show a great place to shop for your wedding service providers. We can vouch for quite a few of the providers around this area so, if you need any recommendations, feel free to drop us a line.

Here are a few shots taken by Richard at the “fantasy wedding” held on the day. All service providers are listed below.  Big thanks go out to Vicki at the Ballina RSL for hosting and organising such a great event for our area. Thanks also to Ballina RSL staff members Allicia Blyth and Mark Gray who were our Fantasy Wedding bride and groom on the day.


Allicia dressed by Paradise Brides
Mark dressed by Wallace & Co
Allicia’s Hair by Melissa Jane Thompson
Makeup by Lady Bella
Music provided by Emerald Harp & Flute
Venue dressed by North Coast Wedding & Party Hire
Celebrant Christine Read
Doves provided by Lennox White Doves
Limousine operated by Byron Bay Limousines
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