Anna + NickCentennial Park

As I was going through this set of Centennial Park engagement photos and picking out my favourites to blog, I couldn’t help but smile as the saying “If love is the treasure, laughter is key” popped into mind. Nick had recently gifted Anna with a new bicycle so that she could learn how to ride (how sweet of him!) and the couple asked to bring it along for the shoot which was such a perfect idea! It must have been more than six years ago since I’ve had a bicycle in the shoot so naturally it was a lot of fun for me too. I think it’s pretty clear from the photos that Anna & Nick had a great time on their shoot and they certainly have plenty of that magic ingredient to any great relationships – laughter =)

Judy + KarstenKillalea Beach

[Warning: You’re about to enter pastel wonderland!] This wedding has a special spot in my heart. Although it was only a short coverage of just portraits and ceremony, it is everything I’ve strived for my style of wedding photography to be – natural, relaxed, light & airy, soft colours, pastel tones with story telling candid moments to document all the warm fuzzy happiness of a wedding day.

Judy and Karsten’s wedding took place on one of the hottest days of summer at Killalea Beach in Shellharbour. I remember it was seriously sweltering but looking back at these photos, everyone is so relaxed and happy, all I see are easy smiles and if it wasn’t for those few umbrellas popping up at the ceremony (and maybe my tanned arms), I would never have remembered the heat!

Both Judy and Karsten are a part of large families and everyone was so excited as they have flown in from Melbourne, Norway or Denmark to be a part of this Australian summer beach wedding. The talented bride and her family DIY all of the flowers and wedding decors, including that amazing wedding arch!

It was such a pleasure to photograph these two lovebirds. They’re so genuinely happy to be together and there’s such a connection and pure love and joy whenever they look and smile at each other – you can’t direct that stuff. The bridal squad, in pastel pink, light blue and high spirit, made it extra fun to photograph the portrait session too (Thanks girls for always helping Judy with the battle of the veil and the sea breeze!)

Congratulations again to the beautiful Judy and Karsten. Here are some photos from their day for you all to enjoy!

Have a great weekend everyone and please follow @nattneephotography on Instagram for sneak peeks and the latest updates.

(P.S. a tip for anyone who’s planning a summer wedding – if you really must have your ceremony around noon or early afternoon outdoors and you still want pretty photos, the beach is the place to be!)