The smile on Lauren’s face was one that left her just glowing as she approached Luke, patiently waiting in the shade of the large umbrellas on the warm sand. The sight of Lauren, on the arm of her dad Percy, was immediate confirmation that sheDetails
“Holy freakin’ s@#t, it’s cold!” I was yelling inside my head while tip toeing from the steps into the ocean pool. Mum and Dad were in earshot and I wanted them to stay proud while pointing my way to their swimming friends – “Yes, that’s our eldest son, Andrew,” they boasted, “he’s visiting.”
I’m unsure whether it’s the same for girls as it is boys when entering cold water. For boys, there comes a point as the cold water travels slowly up the thigh when it’s do or die. It’s either get in or get out because entering slowly just prolongs the anxiety of cold, retreating tackle.
Anyway… I made it all the way in, finished two laps and told dad I’mDetails
If ever there was a romantic way to describe a wedding day or imagine the courtship of two people, it has to be: the pilot marries the doctor. Just saying it out loud feels like scene from a hollywood movie. Although it’s been a little while since their wedding, I just had to share this perfect day on the blog.
What made it the perfect day? There were a lot of things; the laughter, friends and family, the locations, the gorgeous guests, an amazing gown but none of these are really what makes one wedding more perfect than another. What made this day perfect was the little hand squeezes between Luke and Chantelle, the quick glances andDetails
It was all fun and games till one of the girls hit the deck screaming in pain with a twisted look of anguish on her face. I though the leg was broken for sure. The other girls must have too, they immediately stopped with the closest skaters from each team yelling for help.
Last week I didn’t have a clue that Roller Derby existed in Australia, let alone the Central Coast. I was told about it by Sam Woods who mentioned her daughter Jordi competed (or played – I’m not up with the lingo yet). Jordi! was myDetails
Have you seen that look in the blockbuster movie wedding… the killer smile from the bride reserved solely for the groom. The groom gently squeezes her hand and returns that look for reassurance at the altar. You get that feeling that it would be a tragedy for them to be apart… THAT WAS THIS WEDDING! I was there, I saw it unfold. Except there was noDetails
“Here they come… I think that might be them in the distance” I was chatting to the owner of Lucy, the biplane Racheal had organised for photos on her wedding day. I was standing on a dirt road beside a newish hanger at the Hunter Valley airport, not far from Peterson House, where theDetails
Living the dream is a term that gets thrown around a lot. Usually though it’s in regard to to a great day out, sitting by the pool on a resort holiday or even kicking back with a beer on a weekday when everyone else is working. For Danielle and Ian, their wedding on the Northern Beaches earlier this year was the start line for the most amazing holiday/trip/experience… I don’t know what to call it but there’s aDetails
Most wedding are fantastic, in my experience anyway. Most weddings though, are a compromise of some sort and the couple usually have to adjust things to suit. Megan and Dan though, were lucky enough to plan and experience the perfect Central Coast garden wedding with no compromises, it wasDetails
How good are weddings that stray a little from the usual – I can’t wait to share all the details. The wedding of Tiana and Ben was a stunning Hunter Valley wedding and one that will stay with me for a long time; not only for its little differences but for the fun, happiness and love that was shared by EVERYONE.
It was a spectacularly awesome day. One of the major differences wasDetails
I don’t want to write another blog post all about the importance of family photos, what they mean once you have them, what they will mean in the future… I’ve said it all before and you’ve probably heard it all before.
I thought instead, I’d share a few photos from aDetails
Yvonne and Glen had the perfect wedding. I’d be happy to leave it at that and share their gorgeous photos but I thought it’d be nicer to ask Yvonne to share a little more to help you plan your perfect Central Coast wedding and to read a little about their story and what goes into organising, shopping and preparing for one of theDetails
I’ve had a great couple of shoots experimenting with a new technique that we can now happily offer to you if you’d like to have some light painting photography for your Central Coast wedding. Obviously, these images can only be created at night time but will work in just about any location or venue.
The best time for shots like these on your wedding day would be just beforeDetails
It’s not often I get to photograph a mates wedding. It sure is fun, extra pressure, but fun for sure. I think the pressure comes from within, certainly not from the couple getting married, Greg and Tahnee in this case, who recently celebrated their Central Coast wedding at Terrigal Haven.
I think the pressure slowly builds as the wedding is something that gets talked about every time we catch up – there is something new, an opinion asked for, an idea to run by me, timetables to discuss… everything revolves aroundDetails
I had to share some of these photos of my little nephew Luca after wrangling my brother and his wife from the Norther Beaches to experience a Central Coast portrait photography session amongst the rocks and puddles at Terrigal. I’m so glad I had the chance to capture these photos, especially after harping on aboutDetails
The Australian Reptile Park at Somersby is now a Central Coast wedding venue and a great place for your wedding photography if you are into…. reptiles. Actually, there’s lots more to the park than just the animals, although they are a terrific drawcard. There is plenty of bushland, grassed areas and forest trails that are perfectly suited to beautiful wedding photos.
Last week, I was lucky enough to beDetails
Following a bout of horribly wet Central Coast saturdays, which coincidently meant wet weddings, I received this beautiful thank you card from Sally and Nigel below.
I have lots more photos and words to add from their wedding in a future post but wanted to share their card with you for a few reasons.
- Since the popularity of “Shoot and Burn” wedding photography, it’s both rare and sad that
Meeting with couples looking to book their wedding photographer is a totally normal situation for me. It’s something I do every week. One thing I’ve noticed is some couples are totally sure about what they’re after while others have a better idea of what they don’t like.
I care about every couple at every meeting but it’s easy to focus on why the occasional couple doesn’t book. That changed this week after I receivedDetails
If you’re on this page, chances are you a professional photographer or your considering the option of becoming one. As I’ve stated on the blog before, via Facebook and the number of calls I get in regard to new and upcoming photographers, I’ll always do whatever I can to help.
Chances also are, you probably don’t want to learn everything from me or you feel like you can’t approach an established wedding or portrait photographer for help without coming across the wrong way or worried about rejection. Well, now youDetails
I was recently commissioned for a commercial photography shoot at the newly named Charter Hall – Bay Village at Bateau Bay. These shoots are always a big day but a load of fun and this one had a little twist. The model for this shot was none other than Nik Benoit, whose weddingDetails
I feel as though I’ve been neglecting the blog for a couple of weeks but that isn’t the case. In fact, I’ve been flat out producing lots of great new content and have added a new page – Video Tips.
You can find the new page here, or in the navigation bar at the top of the page. The plan is to keep adding a new video each week. The videos are short, sharp andDetails