About twenty minutes west of Ipswich, Queensland, lies the small community of Minden, home to around one thousand residents, Krystal’s family farm and the Minden Retreat. Krystal and Clayton were joined by their closest friends and family for their ceremony and reception at this long established retreat. After the ceremony, the bridal party and I had a great time exploring some of the original barns and farm houses on the family property, some of which dated back to 1870.
Being a true-blue, country-boy, Clayton wasn’t exactly excited to be having his photo taken early in the day, but as the official duties of the day passed and the nerves dissipated, the couple relaxed into their newly formed bond and we had a great afternoon of shooting with a beautiful sunset. Congratulations guys… I hope you have an incredible life together!
Krystal & Clayton took a leisurely drive down to Bangalow last weekend for their engagement session. They travelled down from Minden where they will host their country wedding in April, and as such, they wanted to have a bit of a country feel to their images. Several times a week for the past five years I have driven past a local property with a great old wooden gate that I have always wanted to shoot at. For this session, I finally took the time to go and chat with the owner and get his tick of approval. This really is a photographer’s paradise around Bangalow. We can be shooting in a very country setting like this one moment and be kicking up the sand on some of the country’s best beaches just ten minutes later. As the crow flies, this particular old gate is probably less than 300m from my house… it doesn’t get much more local than that.