MANDIE AND STU | PACIFIC PALMS WEDDING

Prep and Reception Venue: MOBYS BEACHSIDE RETREAT, BOOMERANG BEACH, NSW | Makeup: CYNOSURE MAKEUP ARTISTRY | Wedding Venue: THE GREEN CATHEDRAL, TIONA, NSW | Celebrant: CEREMONIES BY LORRAINE WAFER | Florist: GREEN ROOM BOTANICALS | Videography: WGM PRODUCTIONS | DJ and MC: DJ PAPA SMURF & CO | Cake: CHRISSY'S CREATIONS

What a great day this was. Mandie and Stu got married in beautiful Pacific Palms just south of Forster - our kind of place!

We spent the morning at the very relaxing Moby's Beachside Retreat at Boomerang Beach before heading to the Green Cathedral for a fun and moving ceremony in an amazing setting. If you're visiting the Great Lakes region and have never been to the cathedral, go have a look - seriously. After a quick bunch of portraits on Boomberang Beach, we headed back to Moby's for the reception. The dance floor was brilliant, with the Mandie and Stu's kids Aleira and Bodhi stealing the show. We also managed to recruit a keen lighting assistant for a while there.

Thanks heaps Mandie and Stu for trusting us with these memories, we truly appreciate it and feel very privileged to have been a part of such a great day with your family and friends. And thanks to all the guests and the Bridal Party of Ben, Justin, Matt, Morag, Kirri-Ann and Clare for your help throughout the day.

RACHAEL AND LUCAS | BELLINGEN ENGAGEMENT

Location: BELLINGEN, NSW

Honestly, Coffs Harbour is like a second home to us, but the Bellingen area is a place we've probably negelcted the most.

Rachael and Lucas, who are getting married at the very cool Orara Valley Estate at the end of the year, took us to an area well known and utilised by the locals - and damn isn't it awesome. Almost straight out of a movie.

Here's a few shots from their engagement session.

KAYE AND ALPHA | HUNTER VALLEY WEDDING

Prep Venue: MERCURE RESORT HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS, POKOLBIN, NSW | Wedding Venue: PETERSON HOUSE, POKOLBIN, NSW | Hair and Makeup: KRYSTLE DAVIS HAIR AND BEAUTY

Kaye and Alpha finally got married! A top day all round with perfect winter weather and great people.

With the ceremony taking place just before sunset, we spent most of the day shooting at the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens. Kaye and Aplha decided to do a first look at the resort before the ceremony and as you'll see below, Alpha's reaction when Kaye walked in was priceless.

Thanks so much guys for putting your trust in us to shoot your wedding and thanks also to Sarah and Tom for acing the Bridal Party duties and helping us out when needed.

NIKKI AND DAN | HUNTER VALLEY PORTRAITS

Location: LITTLE PADDOCKS CHAPEL, GLENDON, NSW

Shooting in new locations is always interesting, especially this close to home. So we were very happy to be asked by Nikki and Dan if we could shoot their portrait session at Little Paddocks Chapel just outside Singleton.

This old building has been given a new life in a small, bare paddock as a boutique wedding chapel and it was good fun coming up with ways to use it to create some cool images for these two. Some stormy skies definately added a nice bit of drama.

KAHLEE AND PETER | LAKE ST. CLAIR PORTRAITS

Location: LAKE ST. CLAIR, NSW

Kahlee and Peter asked us if we could shoot their portrait session out on a lake - literally. Happy to take them up on it, of course!

Peter is a keen competition fisherman and he took us all out for a very brisk spin in his beast of a machine around Lake St. Clair as we searched for some cool spots for photos. We finally ended up on a small island in the middle of the lake.

Here's a few shots from a great afternoon with these guys.

KAYE AND ALPHA | HUNTER VALLEY ENGAGEMENT

Location: POKOLBIN, NSW

Kaye and her family have been lifelong freinds of ours, so we were super excited to be asked to shoot her wedding. Kaye had left Sydney to work in Kuala Lumpur and came home with some extra special baggage! Alpha, originally from Guinea, has now happily settled in Australia with Kaye and they're planning a very relaxing winter wedding at Peterson House in the Hunter Valley.

Here's some shots from their engagement session near the Hunter Valley Gardens.

DARCIE | SINGLETON PORTRAITS

Location: SINGLETON, NSW

We've known Darcie for her entire life, so it was huge honour for us to be able to photograph her Year 12 graduation. Although our high school days literally seem like yesterday, the thought that Darcie was barely walking back then really did make us 30-somethings feel a bit old and grey.

We started out with portraits of Darcie and her friends at her parent's house before moving on to the Sister's of Mercy Convent in Singleton for a big get together as everyone got ready for a trip to a secret party location.

Here's a few frames from a very swanky arvo.