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.
It seems like only yesterday that I was photographing the Carter family. I covered Stacey Carter’s wedding late last year and for Mother’s Day this year, she gave her mum Joy a gift voucher for this photo session. It was wonderful to see everyone again and while we had to duck for cover a few times during sudden bursts of rain, all in all I think everyone had a great afternoon.
It seems to be engagement season for us. As the main Wedding season winds back, it’s time to get out there and get back into shooting Engagement portraits for our upcoming 2013/14 weddings. Richard loves to shoot engagement portraits for two main reasons: one – he gets to get out there and visit sites he may not have seen before and two – his portrait sessions are super relaxed and always fun. April and May seem to be the months when we schedule a ton of engagement portrait sessions and over the next few weeks we will have quite a few lovely couples to introduce you to.
Renai and Andrew are one such gorgeous couple who wanted their portraits taken in the stunning Burleigh Heads National Park. This amazing area is practically on their doorstep – it’s a great place for them to unwind and the perfect spot for their engagement portrait. Rich was excited about this shoot because he loves nothing more than getting out into nature and taking photographs surrounded by trees – you might have to climb a few rocks or scale a few trees to get the shots he wants but, I’m sure you’ll agree, the results speak for themselves.
We hope that Renai and Andrew enjoy the next year of planning for their upcoming wedding at Boomerang Farm, they are such a great couple we just know their wedding is going to be something beautiful.
It has been a long time since I have attended a wedding that was as casual and relaxed throughout the entire day as Rebecca and Garth’s Yamba wedding was last weekend. Weddings are beautiful, joyous events, but often when something unexpected occurs that puts a chink in the iron-clad plan that was months and months in the making, a certain level of stress creeps over everyone involved. Not in this case. Every part of the day was so relaxed that you could be excused for forgetting it was in fact Rebecca and Garth’s wedding day… I even had to pull Garth’s dad away from his fishing to get some photos with the boys.
Thank you for making my job that much easier guys. The fourteen hour day really seemed to pass in virtually no time at all.