Friday, October 24, 2008

Katrina & Matt

Well I've been fortunate enough in my life to call both Katrina and Matt friends of mine. So shooting their wedding on Saturday the 18th of October was a special treat for me.
The wedding was exclusively held at Opal Cove Resort, with a ceremony on the grass by the lake followed later by a reception in one of the function rooms that over look the beach.
The day started with a few happy tears from Katrina as the girls helped her into her stunning dress, and the realisation of what was about to happen started to sink in.

Once the ceremony was through, we strolled down to the beach for a bit of fun by the sea.

I loved the light on the back of the dunes, such a warm feel.

Then it was a short walk up to the entrance to Opal Cove to take advantage of the trees that line the road. Well a short walk for some of us! :)

Congratulations Katrina and Matt, hope you enjoy Cook Town and we'll see you when you return.

Oh yeah, one more......
Whilst we where down by the beach, who should swim past but Banana man!
Hands up who thinks he lands on his feet.....

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tara & Craig

Wow! Where do I start?
From the very first moment I met Tara and Craig, I knew that their wedding was going to be one of the greats. There was just something about these two that hinted that this wedding would be natural and beautiful in its own way, and last Saturday they proved me right.
Tara and the girls done their preparations at Lily Pily, a luxury Bed & Breakfast just outside of Bellingen. Tara looked beautiful with simple hair and makeup and wearing what is now my favourite wedding dress ever. (bar my wife's dress, due to it's contents)
Check out this dress, I can't explain in in words but it looked fantastic.
This was the little balinese day bed / hut which was part of Lily Pily's gardens.

Craig, Dashing in black wearing his mischievous smile

The ceremony was held on Craig's Family's property overlooking the Bellinger river. It was a super hot day but the temperature was nowhere near as hot as what was going on in the ceremony. Tara & Craig wrote their own vows and managed to drag more then a few tears out of each other, and themselves.

We stopped for a bit of fun in the clovers...

We left the farm and headed across the river to a fantastic nut farm for something a little different. Then we raced into Bello itself for a quick shoot at the pub then back to their reception that was held at the wonderful Thora Hall.

Thanks guys, we had a wonderful time shooting your wedding.