An Author Shoot

We were asked by Dr. Kerry Howells to create some headshots so she could choose one as the author photo for her upcoming book: Untangling You / How can I be Grateful when I Feel so Resentful? With the other photos to be used on her website and other promotional avenues. Her hair and makeup were done by the wonderful Robyn Foggo who also works on the brides at most of the elopements we photograph. We aimed for a soft and natural look - it was a breezy day, but we found some good backgrounds to create some varied looks. What do you think?
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An Oldie but a Goodie

Catherine and James's wedding may have taken place 3 years ago this month (May the 4th be with you!) but it remains one of our favourites. I was looking at the slideshow we did from the day's photos and it brought back so much of the beauty and fun of that day. We hope you enjoy it too and will think of one of our packages with a slideshow as a good alternative to videography.
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Micro-weddings and elopements at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat


Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat, is such a stunning high-end retreat, with some of the most amazing surroundings we've seen. From some of the larger lodges you gaze across wild rainforest straight up to the Springbrook Escarpment. Wedding ceremonies can be held at your lodge, but are often held under a towering figtree by a pristine rainforest creek. Only very small weddings (8 guests I think) or elopements can be held here, for the peace and privacy of other guests, as this a couples retreat. You can book your elopement or wedding with us, and your accommodation directly with Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. We can help you find a celebrant, makeup and hair whiz and a florist from our local area too. We know you won't regret it!
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Videoing an elopement

Though our main work is as photographers, we've also built up our skills in video production in the last few years. We were recently engaged to video a lovely elopement at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. Louise and Lee were such a sweet couple, she is so bubbly and the outlook from the lodge they were staying in is one of the best I've ever seen! We had so much fun doing this - hope you enjoy it too!
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A profile shoot for a website

Our client, Maya, had a vision of the images she wanted, a blend of ceremony, (she is a celebrant), nature, fashion and business - not much left out with that! We found some beautiful spots in a close proximity at the base of Wollumbin / Mt. Warning. Maya isn't afraid of strong light, so used that for some of these images to show her strength and passion, as well as some other techniques that we feel show her inner (sometimes hidden) softer side.
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Elopements during these 'interesting' times

I really feel for our clients - and everyone- who are trying to plan a wedding this year amid all the uncertainty around border closures and lockdowns. Even more couples are exploring the option of eloping this year and having a big party for family and friends at a later date in order to reduce the worry. As well as photographing elopements we've teamed up with our lovely celebrant, Lucille Campeanu to offer more extensive elopement packages that can also include flowers and hair and makeup. See Rainforest and Country Elopements for more information. So if you're interested in eloping to The Tweed Valley (or other Northern Rivers spots) we may have the locations and inclusions that you are looking for. Here are some photos of elopements we've done with Lucille.

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A new blog for us

A few years ago I moved my blog over to Tumbler. Why - because I loved the way it looked! (this is the sort of thing I do - prioritising beauty over function at times). I now have new tools to play with so I'm moving the blog back to within our website. If you'd like to see our old blogs, they are still here. My plans for the new blog? Of course still highlighting recent weddings and shoots, but also showing off our local area and some of the great venues and providers around here, plus anything else that I think might interest you.
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