Byron Bay holds a very special place in the hearts of Yasemin and Johan Mårtensson. Although they are both from Sweden, it was Byron Bay where they first met fourteen years ago. The couple have been holidaying here for the past couple of months with their children and wanted to preserve the memories with a photo session on the beach. Below are just a few of the images from their session.
Lately I have been wearing shorts to beach sessions as I usually end up getting in the water up to my knees to grab particular shots. On this occasion however, I had just come from a commercial shoot and was decked out in full business attire. Initially I rolled up my pants as I paddled around but as soon as the first wave hit me, I just gave up and went all the way in up to my shoulders. I think it was well worth the effort though. The water was beautiful and I think we grabbed a few great shots as a result!
It was a glorious morning at Burleigh Heads the morning we shot Melinda and Jonathan’s engagement session. The 5am start was certainly worth it to be able to witness such a beautiful sunrise. The nature walk is a popular destination for local walkers and runners and I think we were all hoping it would be a little quieter than it is in the afternoon… sadly, I think it was just as busy, if not busier. On the up side, there are plenty of little nooks and crannies off the pathway that are perfect backdrops for portraits, so we made use of as many as we could.
Melinda and Jonathan will be getting married next May at the Abbey, Cobaki. The Abbey is a gorgeous open air, lakeside chapel that is as picturesque as it sounds. I can’t wait for their big day.
What a beautiful wedding! A team of Hollywood producers couldn’t have planned Kate & Magid’s day any better. Firstly, the event was staged at the magnificent Figtree Restaurant & Rooms. The bridesmaids preparations, the ceremony and the reception all took place at Figtree and the staff were sensational during every aspect of the day. The weather was spectacular and we had wildlife in abundance all day. During the family photos, a small rabbit popped over to see what was going on. Just off the coast of the Byron Bay lighthouse, we had numerous whales putting on quite a display during the location shoot and several wallabies down by the beach at Belongil.
They say good things happen to good people, so it is no surprise that this was a truly sensational day… Kate & Magid are two of the nicest, most genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. Congratulations guys! See you when you return from your honeymoon.
I don’t believe I ever question why I live in this part of the country, but if ever I did, afternoons like last Sunday would surely be reason enough. It was a spectacular afternoon in Byron Bay and the perfect setting for an engagement session. Melissa and Sidney are an awesome young couple and really great sports. We spent much of the afternoon just admiring the weather and the sunset, but at other times, they were climbing over sharp rocks, strolling down dirt tracks, along-side no-so-pleasant-smelling swamp lands and standing in ankle-high sea water (which turned into waist-high sea water as soon as they hit their marks)… anything to get the shot!
The Bangalow Guesthouse will play host to their November wedding and I really can’t wait to spend another day shooting with these guys… they truly are a wonderful couple.