A great hide-away at Theresa Creek

Earlier this month, we had a mini-break and our first foray into using Airbnb (yes, late adopters here.) We were looking for somewhere where there was nothing to do, so that we would sit, relax and really spend quality time together. Which we did. We never turned on the TV, we sat on the very unusual deck and watched the cows in the paddock instead. We cooked in the magnificent country style kitchen - pancakes for breakfast- and on the BBQ. The sky is more open there then at our place so we stood out on the grass admiring (and photographing) the stars. So why am I blogging this on our wedding and portrait page? Partly because I could so imagine photographing an event there - a small intimate wedding, or a bride's preparations, or a special family gathering. Also just to share it as I felt we had found a special and very secluded little get-away. Here's it's listing in case you'd like to know more: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/3190757 and here are a few of the photos we took:

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A family birthday at Mavis's Kitchen, Mt. Warning

Last month we were engaged to do a family portrait session before a special birthday lunch at Mavis's Kitchen in the Tweed Valley, with the aim of a great photo showing the whole family that could them be printed up as a gift and displayed in their parent's home. They didn't want to spend a lot of time moving from location to location (that delicious food was calling) and with a three year old and a baby as part of the shoot we needed to keep things flowing quickly to keep their attention. Here are a few of our favourites including some candid shots taken along the way - we just can't help ourselves!


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6 women in a pine forest

Last Monday, we joined 6 lovely young women in a pine forest, deep in the Byron Hinterland. We'd been invited to do a creative portrait session in conjunction with the Quintessence Exhibition and Event coming up on 13th August at Kulcha Jam in Byron Bay.
Despite a grey morning, the sun shone from clear skies, streaming through the trees and lighting up the grass and the girls hair. As you will see from the collection below it was a wonderful creative collaboration and so much fun!

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Smash that Cake!

Earlier this year, we were engaged for our first ever smash-cake photo session. Excuse our ignorance, we'd never even heard of such a thing! Undaunted by visions of icing and cream all over our lenses we turned up to the ever-charming Mavis's Kitchen on Mount Warning Road. The garden and the weather were picture perfect and the whole family were so lovely and welcoming. We had some delicious afternoon tea together, a stroll through the garden, then onto the main event. Even though Mum (we were asked not to use their real names) had her vision of smash cake heaven, she was still very relaxed, knowing that life with little ones is always unpredictable. After some coaxing the birthday one got stuck into that gorgeous apricot coloured cake with assistance from her older brother. Here are some of our favourites below. So now we are no longer smash-cake virgins, feel free to invite us to your next birthday party!

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High on a hill, high on love

Time has blown us into a new year and now I need to catch up on some blogging and other fun things. Here are a few photos from one of the most emotional weddings we have ever been part of. Kerry and Brie celebrated having been together for 15 years, by finally marrying surrounded by family and close friends on a hilltop farm in the Byron Hinterland. They've been through a lot together and you could certainly feel the enduring love these two have for each other and for everyone they share their lives with. A very relaxed reception party with all their friends followed on at the Wrens Rest at Minyon Falls. Here are just a few of our favourites from the day:


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