Luke & Hollie's Dorrigo pre-wedding shoot

Luke & Hollie are getting married in December in Manly.  With all of my couples I'm super keen to grab engagement shots that are different to what they'll get on their big day.  So when Luke & Hollie mentioned they'd be in my neighbourhood this week I had to grab the opportunity to head off the beaten track with them for some fun.  I was after shots that summed up their connection, while showcasing something of the gorgeous natural beauty of this area.  Here's a few of my favourites from the day.  Can't wait till December guys!!!

Prashan & Paige

When Prashan & Paige wed on the cricket pitch at her family property on Saturday, two cultures came together under the God they call on.  It was an absolutely magnificent occasion, with bucketloads of joy and emotion.  We dodged the thunderstorms through the afternoon for some shots in a couple of local spots before the reception began and the party started.  Here's a few of my faves from the day.

Benji & Ana

Benji & Ana's backyard Bonville wedding was the ultimate combination of fun & genuine commitment.  I don't know that I've seen more emotion at a wedding in my life & it was an enormous privilege to stand on the sidelines documenting it.  After the ceremony we ducked down for some pics in the forest where Benji proposed to Ana, followed by some shots in the gorgeous golden sun before hitting the reception.  So much fun guys - thanks heaps for the opportunity!

Jeremy & Lucy

It didn't rain on Saturday.  It hammered down.  And it was an outdoor ceremony!  So it was all raindrops and umbrellas and genuine laughter, celebration & commitment at Charlesworth Bay headland as we watched Jeremy & Lucy tie the knot.  And then... the sun came out!  It was a magnificent day and we got the chance to go exploring a nearby headland in the perfect afternoon light.  Here's some shots from the day - hope you enjoy them!

Jeremy & Lucy's Korora pre-wedding

Last night it bucketed down with rain & I was seriously concerned that this morning would be a wash out.  This was my one chance to catch up with Jeremy & Lucy for some shots before their big day on Saturday!  Fortunately the light was incredible - not a drop of rain, and some seriously gorgeous dramatic skies as a background to this awesomely in love couple.

Matt & Carolyn

Matt's family home at Moonee Beach was the venue for a super fun & intimate wedding on Saturday.  They said their vows under a cloudless sky, and then jumped in the kombi for a shoot in the summery haze at Charlesworth Bay.  The reception at a gorgeously decked out Park Beach Surf Club followed, with some of the funniest speeches I've heard and some serious dance floor action.  

Matt & Carolyn Gleniffer Engagement Shoot

Had a brilliant afternoon yesterday hearing a bit of Matt & Carolyn's story.  From meeting in London a few years ago they are now gearing up for their big wedding day next month.  Here's a few shots from our pre-wedding shoot in my favourite playground.

Adam & Erin

The stifling heat couldn't come close to dulling the excitement and joy of Adam & Erin's Valla wedding.  I started with the boys having a fun wave at Sawtell and then headed up the highway to Erin's family home at Sandy Beach to capture the girls getting prepped to walk down the aisle.  The ceremony itself was full of genuine depth as they celebrated God's plan for marriage and committed themselves to each other under his care.  A trip out to the Promised Land and Bellingen for some shots was followed by a relaxed and very fun reception.  Adam & Erin - you guys are absolute gems and I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing what God has in store for you as you walk with him together.

Isaac & Emily

Travelled to Tweed Heads on Wednesday for the absolutely gorgeous and intimate wedding of Isaac and Emily.  The weather was perfect, as was the setting in the grounds of Summergrove Estate.  We managed some shots around the property without getting bitten by snakes or crashing our golf carts.  It was a very fun and beautiful occasion to be a part of.  All the best for the future Isaac & Em - looking forward to seeing where your adventure takes you!!!

Benji & Ana's South Wall Engagement Shoot

We hit the south wall and gallows yesterday to talk about Benji and Ana's upcoming wedding and grab some shots.  It was overcast and moody, with God surprising us with a blast of gorgeous sunset light through the clouds part way through.  These guys are a super fun couple who couldn't stop smiling the whole way through the shoot - the wedding is going to be an absolute blast!