Rachel + Andrew got hitched in the Hunter Valley

hunter valley wedding


It’s no secret that the Hunter is one of our favourite places to photograph weddings. The landscape and the light – there’s no place like it. So when Rachel and Andrew found us, it was like winning the wedding photography lottery – a little bit of Tuscany in the Hunter, check. Amazing couple wanting a small and intimate wedding with their closest family and friends. Check, check!


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Jessie + Matt’s intimate dawn wedding

dawn wedding


When you meet Jessie, the first thing you notice is her gorgeous smile. It’s welcoming, infectious and instantly makes you feel comfortable. Together Matt and Jessie are just the happiest and relaxed people (get them to tell you the story about shopping for Matt’s suit); we knew we wanted to be their wedding photographers.

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Cass and Adie love each other very much, so they got married



As far as meeting people, falling in love and adventures are concerned – sometimes magic happens. Cass and Adie finding each other and falling in love and then adventuring across the world together? Magic. The people around them supporting them and being there? Pure goodness.

They were married on a beautiful, sunny day in the Hunter Valley. At Circa 1876 to be precise. They got ready in different parts of Peppers Hunter Valley with their best mates who had travelled from Sydney, London and Ireland to be with them. Adie surprised Cass over and over through the day with little gifts and acts of thoughtfulness. It was magic.

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Victoria and Tristan


The day was beautiful – not too hot and not too cold. The fire crackled in the boys house as they got ready, complete with Tristan’s dad tying the ties. The boys moved over to Maleny Manor and Susie settled in for getting ready with the ladies. When the boys arrived at the venue, the valley was clear. The girls started looking out of the top windows as the clouds moved over the valley, slowing settling in around the manor.

It was amazing. And then, almost out of the mist, Victoria and her dad appeared at the top the aisle. Penelope Watson oversaw a gorgeous ceremony, complete with tears and laughter. Tristan and Victoria were married. Tristan loves Victoria. Continue reading

Tash, Wayne and little Mason – A family/engagement session

tw (90 of 90) This is my favourite picture from this session. See the air conditioner unit, the bucket, the pavers for a project not yet undertaken? That’s what I love photographing. And Mum in the middle, the oasis in the storm of family life.

These guys are actually one of our future wedding couples – they’re sealing the deal in October up at the Bunya mountains. They live in a town called St George about 6.5 hours drive from Brisbane.. coincidentally where the parents of a friend live. The opportunity came up to travel to Tash and Wayne and here we are, with this part of their life documented. The pics from this session are beautiful – taken in the yard, where the family goes for walks and in the empty block of land next door. But that first one? It gets right into our hearts. Continue reading

Lidia and Nigel’s Alchemy wedding in front of the twinkly lights of the Story Bridge {Lara and Kirsty}



Lidia and Nigel were married on a hot winter’s day. So hot in fact that their English guests didn’t believe that this is what our winters are like. It had been a day of planning and it turned out beautifully. One of those magic wedding days which truly felt like the couple and reflected their love. A few more pics after the jump, including one of my faves of Kirsty’s!

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Kally and Michael’s backyard wedding at Jimboomba {Susie}

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We first heard from Kally and Michael about a month out from the day of their DIY backyard wedding (yeah, they had a private property in Jimboomba – we’re still pretty jealous). She said she was searching for a miracle but even from our first emails – we knew these kids were our people (fun fact: Lara and I are massive dweebs, geeks, nerds – basically the uncoolest of the photographers).


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Victoria and Tristan at Maleny Manor {Lara and Susie}


There was laughter and chatter in the chapel. People had travelled from New Zealand, Newcastle and Brisbane to celebrate Victoria and Tristan’s wedding and they were ready to celebrate. Then, her mother hustled down the aisle to take her seat in the front row and the room just went quiet in anticipation of seeing Victoria.
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Carmen + Luke’s Rainy Day Fig Tree wedding {Susie + Kirsty}

fig tree wedding

There so many things to worry / stress / think about on your wedding day. We definitely don’t think rain should be one of them. Which is why we were so stoked to get our bride Carmen’s email the night before her Fig Tree wedding.

“The weather sucks but can’t change that, see you two tomorrow!!! Aargh!!!! Crazy!”

Truer words were never said, and exactly why we love our couples.

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Tania + Rob’s EBB Waterfront lovefest {Susie}

Ceremony at EBB Waterfront


If you’ve spent 5 minutes with Lara and myself – you know we’re all about getting to know our couples. Tania and Rob hail from Gladstone though so it was a little like blind dating when I got to meet them for the first time on the wedding day at EBB Waterfront where they were getting hitched.
But I shouldn’t have worried – these two and the gorgeous little family they had built together  were not only ridiculously welcoming but so open to sharing their day with me.
It was a simple but classic Sunny Coast wedding and with such a gorgeous Autumn day, all you needed was your friends and family and a whole heap of love to make it a perfect wedding.



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