Couples eschewing cookie-cutter weddings for highly styled, bespoke events are setting their sights on Byron Bay, which has firmly cemented its reputation as one of Australia’s busiest destination wedding hotspots with hundreds of bookings planned each year. While already regarded as a coveted travel destination, it’s Byron’s mix of spectacular topography, eclectic venues and seasoned professionals that really set this place apart.
From Figtree‘s lighthouse views and Beach‘s Pacific Ocean panorama, to the stunning hinterland surrounds of Coorabella, EarthHouse and Forget Me Not, there are certainly no shortages of stunning and diverse venue options to choose from. Nor wedding vendors, be it the multi-award winning letterpress gurus at Artisan Press, the floral sculptures produced by Bower Botanicals, or the prop and styling specialists at the Wedding Shed.
Augmenting that creative mix is some of the country’s most respected wedding specialist and fine art photographers. Kate Nutt, Suze McLeod, Van Middleton, Kate Holmes and, further afield over the Queensland border, Byron Loves Fawn and Ivy Road, are just some of the names called on to capture those intangible yet palpable moments of beauty, love and joy.
“Using digital and film cameras brings a unique set of tools for us to craft the pastel tones we are known for. Digital is perfect for capturing brisk, fleeting moments,
while our old film cameras are choice for crafting fine art pieces.”
“My style of wedding photography is very photojournalistic and unobtrusive. In saying that though, I am there to give you direction if needed,
but mostly I will aim to capture the essence of the day in an honest and real way.”
“My photographic style is to document the warmth in your love story on your special day. To capture that expression and emotion, those stolen glances and kisses, the way you smile at one another, and about the joy of beginning a life together.”
“My philosophy in photographing weddings is simple: I document your day authentically and honestly in pictures and capture those little touches of magic that are distinctly you.
The moments that go by so quickly, but you relive through your photos forever.”
“As a fully accredited and professionally trained AIPP photographer, I tell stories through beautifully crafted photographs – of love and happiness, of the special bonds between people – in a style that is fresh, clean, and tailored to my clients.“
“I do whatever it takes at a wedding to get photos that I find most beautiful. Sometimes this involves me being an observer, hovering discreetly so I can snap the most unguarded moments. Sometimes it involves rearranging furniture, manufacturing light, posing my muse – doing whatever it takes to get the shot I have in my head.”