I love winter, and winter weddings. The days are cool and still and quiet, and there are fewer people about. So it was with Jamie and Matt’s wedding, which took place on Burleigh headland. We didn’t have the park to ourselves by any stretch, but it was blessedly peaceful compared to the warmer months. The setting was picturesque: white chairs and arbor beneath grand Norfolk pines; the rocky Burleigh shoreline, foamy with breakers; the blue pacific ocean beyond, tiered with waves; and on the northern horizon the marching glass and concrete buildings of the Gold Coast skyline. It was truly a beautiful sight, but when Jamie arrived on her father’s arm, the view was forgotten and all eyes turned to the bride.
Both Jamie and Matt were nervous, and there were a few tears shed during the ceremony, but by the time the vows were sealed the nerves were well and truly conquered.
After the ceremony and some photos nearby we went to Currumbin for some more pics. There were just enough clouds at add drama to the sky, and just enough sun to to light up the bridal party in a warm evening glow. And when the light was gone we left the beach for the Tugun SLSC for the final rituals of the day.
A beautiful wedding, and a pleasure to be a part of. All the best guys!
Paul and Kate’s wedding was simple and intimate: close family, a chapel ceremony, dinner at a guesthouse in Bangalow. To me, it was perfect: everything stripped down to what really matters. And though there were few details, those details were done right. As a photographer, it was liberating: there was nothing to distract me from the important things: the bride and groom, family, and those extra bits and pieces that give life to the ritual; food, dress, music, dance.
I shot from the ceremony to the end of the day. It was a beautiful wedding, and it was an honor being a part of it. I hope you like the sample photos guys – all the best for the future!
Last year was a busy year, and ended in a 3 month visit to Canada (where I kept editing and blogging). While I kept my deadlines for my editing, my blogging fell behind, and a few shoots didn’t get featured at all. This gem of a wedding was one that got overlooked during my sojourn, which pains me, because it really is one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve been a part of.
Tom and Tara were married at Kingscliff, but had their reception at the Currumbin. It was a wonderful day,Tom and Tara made a radiant couple, and there was an awesome turnout of friends and family; in short, it was a perfect wedding.
Belated congratulations on your special day, and all the best for the future!
It started two decades ago. I was fresh out of home, at University and the world was fleeting and wild, fast and free. During this time I came across a pack of people, many whom I still love, laugh and barbecue with every second weekend or every now and then. This freckle of time, left a mark, grew me up, stuck with me. And two decades on, with a little more knowledge about imagery and less clarity about everything else, I found myself standing in a chapel in Bangalow on June first taking pictures of a collection of that mob and in particular one man in that pack that became one of my bestest of friends. It was a winner of a day. I’m one hand clapping with both hands. A wonderful whimsical glimmer and shimmering day. June first really was a day to remember. The sparkle was there. It was true and warm and real. I couldn’t be happier for you both! So, Scott thanks for trusting this awkward gidget to be involved in your celebration two decades on. Brigid, you’re a beautiful, loveable and genuinely talented lady. Wishing you both a wonderful marriage and journey, the type to hoot and holler about.
All my love and good cheer,
xo Lee & Van.