What a fun shoot this was with Jamie & Nigel. Clambering over rocks & dodging an incoming tide, we did get just a bit wet :-)
Mollymook Beach put on a fabulous display for Jamie & Nigel's photo shoot! I was amazed at how quickly & frequently the light changed in the space of an hour, from the golden hour through to the blue hour. Clouds rolling in & out looking dramatic, definitely helped.
Early morning family shoot with Brad, Taria & their delightful children. I love watching children interacting with each other & their parents. The bonds that are being built show in their photos. Lots of laughs, hugs & smiles. A lovely morning.
A family shoot with 3 generations which included Grandchildren of all ages, what a wonderful Xmas present for the Matriarch of the family . I love how kids have their own personalities which show in their photos. I never fail to have a chuckle when shooting kids, you never know what they are going to say or do. It was 40 in the shade & everybody still smiled & enjoyed the shoot! Thanks for the laughs guys, it was a pleasure to do your photos.
It was cold & windy when I met up with Kira, Mark, Theo & Arlo for their family shoot but that didn't slow us down at all. What a lovely family! The boys were amazing to work with, little professionals with a lot of patience. They were champions coping with 2 hours of photography & being thrown in the air by their Dad :-) Yes I had fingers & toes crossed that he would catch them lol. What I love about family shoots is how each families individuality shines through. Impossible to take the exact same images with every family due to that individuality. Thanks for a fun few hours guys.
A new baby is a gift to love & treasure & in this case completes a family. A baby son for Brad & Taria & a little brother for Grace to play & share secrets with. Welcome to the family James, you are much loved.
A perfect balmy day greeted Nicky & Joe for their wedding day at Mollymook Beach on the South Coast. This was always going to be a fun wedding full of love & laughter & it didn't disappoint. Nicky looked so beautiful in a gown that was meant just for her & Joe was definitely handsome & dashing. As Nicky walked down towards Joe, on the arm of her Son, I could see through my lens how emotional she was. I turned to look at Joe, who was near his Son, & the instant he saw Nicky his emotion welled up. After the ceremony we went to the Bogey Hole for photos, it was with nervous trepidation that I watched the bridal party laughing as they clambered across rocks! The wedding cake was unique, a cheese wheel which looked fabulous. The haka was led by Joe's brother & performed with passion & emotion by all, a stirring & emotional highlight of Joe & Nicky's wedding. I am so grateful that you guys chose to trust me with your day. Congratulations to Mr Joe & Mrs Nicky Te Maipi.
Testimonial - You're such an amazing photographer Sandy! You have captured our love, our laughter & the bond our families & bridal party have. Thank you just doesn't sound like a strong enough word. Your daily weather reports leading up to the wedding and the countdown to the wedding was fantastic. You go above & beyond Sandy & for that we will always be grateful. Nicky & Joe.
A perfect spring day greeted Natalie & Barry when they wed at Coolangatta Estate on the South Coast. Earlier as Natalie was getting ready, surrounded by bridesmaids, family, children & toddlers, she exuded a sense of tranquility & calm. A smiling Natalie, stunning in her ivory gown, walked towards her handsome groom Barry & then they pledged their love for each other surrounded by family & friends. After the congratulations we went off for photos & the sky put on some dramatic cloud formations for us as a backdrop. The ceremony was followed by much festivity & celebration & I loved the wedding cake!. Thank you both for having me as your photographer. Congratulations Mr Barry & Mrs Natalie Johnson.
Testimonial - We absolutely love all the photos. You are so talented Sandy. Natalie & Barry
It was a really, really, REALLY hot & windy day when I met this delightful couple. They arrived in Anjii's old & beautiful pale green VW & yes we definitely got some photos. Despite the heat Anjii & Casey laughed & smiled the whole time. We had a grand time finding little hidden spots to take photos that I hadn't seen before. It was lovely to see how tender they were with each other.
The Southern Highlands provided beautiful weather for Jess & Tom's wedding day. As Jess was getting ready, the fur babies made sure that they didn't miss out on being part of the day! The wind played a part in arranging Jess's veil & dress in some great combinations! Jess looked absolutely stunning as she walked down, on her dad's arm, to meet her handsome Tom. It didn't faze Jess in the least that her gown was getting browner & browner as we walked along the dirt road. The photos were worth the dirt! I was also pleased that we didn't stumble across any snakes as we walked through the bush taking photos! The reception area was styled elegantly & looked fabulous. Thank you both for choosing me to be a part of your day. Congratulations Mr Tom & Mrs Jess Cannan.
Testimonial - Sandy did an amazing job photographing our perfect wedding day. She listened to exactly what we wanted & has given us wonderful memories that we will have for the rest of our lives. We couldn't be any happier with everything Sandy has done for us & we will definitely be using Sandy's amazing skills for our future endeavours. Jess & Tom
I met up with Lee, Rob, Bec & family at Bulli Boat sheds, near Sandon Point Beach, fantastic location with interesting history. We had beautiful weather plus the tide was out! A great afternoon & to make the day perfect we finished with pizza & wine :-)
I had the pleasure of doing a candid home baby shoot for Ashleigh & Luke. Their daughter is adorable & she was an absolute angel the whole time. The rest of the 'family' joined in at half time :-)
I met up with Bec, Stuart & their 'oh so cute' children at Camden for a candid family shoot. I love how these images show the beautiful connection between Bec, Stuart and their children.
The weather was perfect and as we wandered through the park the old tree with low branches proved to be irresistible for a quick climbing session.
Jess & Tom are getting married at beautiful Canyonleigh in the Southern Highlands so it was the perfect place to have their engagement shoot. A wonderful couple who didn't mind being adventurous, clambering in the bush, hugging trees with spiders & even ended up in a bull ants nest! Thanks guys for a great few hours.
Kristie wanted some updated portraits of their children so we hooked up at Camden in the Macarthur Region. Spring put on a glorious day for us.
We roamed the various areas of this park and I have to say we had quite a few laughs as I took some beautiful photos of the delightful Liv and Taj.
I also sneaked in a photo of Kristie with her children :-)
"Sandy recently took beautiful photos of my teenage children. She kept it fun for them which is not always easy to do with teenagers. Thank you so much, we're really happy"
Macarthur Park is at Camden in, yes, the Macarthur Region. Perfect place to meet up with Tracy, Mark & their lovely family for a leisurely shoot of 3 generations!
Just quietly I think my favourite was Granddad with his old fashioned charm, manners and stories of yesteryear,