Last week, Rebecca, Jamie and I had organised to meet at Ballina’s Shelly Beach for their engagement shoot. When we arrived however, the beach was totally wild. The surf was thrashing around and dumping huge amounts of foam onto the beach. The sky was thick with salt and sand, and all-in-all it just didn’t seem like what any of us had in mind.
We decided instead to take a short drive to Boulder Beach and the comparison was incredible. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions at this well protected little cove. The new location also brought back some old memories. Four years ago I shot Rebecca’s good friend Kaila’s wedding nearby and we came to this very same location for the couple’s creative shoot.
These guys were such fun to shoot and I can’t wait for the big day in September!
I had such a fun day with this beautiful couple. Annie and Denham were married amongst family and friends on Annie’s parent’s macadamia plantation in Alstonville. It had long been a dream of Annie’s to be married on the property and Annie’s parents had spent many months working on the gardens to have the place looking it’s very best… and it looked spectacular! After the garden ceremony, the guests enjoyed a lavish tea party while the bridal party and I visited a rustic old farmhouse on an adjoining property for a fun bridal shoot.
The reception was held back on the family property and we rounded out the day with a wonderful sunset shoot at Boulder Beach. It truly was a gorgeous day from start to finish.
Easter Weekend in the Northern Rivers for the most part was wet… wet, wet, wet. Annie and Denham were up from country Victoria visiting family and had scheduled their engagement shoot for Saturday afternoon, but sadly it was too wet to achieve the kind of sunny beach shots the couple had in mind. On Sunday however, the clouds parted and gave way to an absolutely glorious afternoon. Lennox Head holds a special place in the couple’s hearts, so it was great to be able to shoot in and around Lennox and Boulder Beach.
You’ll see more of Annie and Denham later in the year when they are married on Annie’s family property at Alstonville.