Category archives: weddings

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!)

 

VENECIA + EDWARDSydney Polo Club, Hawkesbury

Where do I even start? There are just way too many amazing things about this rustic wedding at the Sydney Polo Club! Our gorgeous couple, Venecia & Ed, had a really lovely, casual and relaxed wedding on one beautiful sunny afternoon. With little formalities, the day was really just about two people in love, sharing their happiness with close family and friends =) Instead of a sit down dinner, the guests enjoyed many delicious goodies from food trucks. Wedding favours weren’t found on the table but inside a claw machine. What a fun way to do reception! The barn was decorated so beautifully too and the bride & groom’s table setup is actually my all time favourite. *Sigh* don’t you just love a country wedding?

We also got to shoot with a horse. That’s a first for me and admittedly, it was a little challenging. I mean, that horse would just not listen to my instructions. I told him “keep your head up, chin out and down” but all he wanted to do was eat grass haha. Luckily our animal loving bride is a little bit of a horse whisperer and we were able to get some gorgeous shots in the end =) Speaking of animals, their cutest little pup was quite a little star all on his own at the bride prep. You know me, I love dogs!

It really was such a great pleasure to be a part of this wedding. All the pretty stuff aside, I really enjoyed photographing Venecia & Ed because they’re such wonderful people and they’re best friends who truly love each other. That will always be more meaningful than everything else and that is what makes this all worthwhile =)

After several attempts and so many photos sadly left behind, I present to you the highlight from Venecia & Ed’s wedding day! Please enjoy and have a great weekend!

ve_024ve_002ve_045ve_060ve_068 ve_077ve_079 ve_101 ve_115ve_159 ve_168_2ve_164_2ve_186ve_187ve_196ve_355ve_301ve_226 ve_229ve_259ve_271ve_283ve_275ve_295ve_202 ve_313ve_303ve_329ve_520ve_414ve_465ve_418ve_506ve_525 ve_500ve_413ve_513ve_472 ve_459ve_607ve_530ve_622ve_593ve_609ve_594ve_620ve_590 ve_619 ve_635ve_596ve_630ve_628ve_587ve_539ve_543ve_541ve_645ve_651ve_663ve_688 ve_692ve_680ve_707ve_720ve_732ve_677ve_700ve_763-1ve_766ve_706ve_748ve_770ve_779ve_799

Quick shout out to some lovely vendors:
Milani Joy – beautiful hair and makeup
The Bloom Room – hellooo gorgeous bridal bouquet and wedding florals
That Vintage Caravan –  the cutest little beverage caravan
Night Hawk Diner – best burger food truck everrrrr…delicious!
Percarus – wonderful wedding planner
Sydney Polo Club – awesome rustic barn wedding venue so close to Sydney