Clair & Jeff – Long Reef Golf Club

Clair & Jeff had perfect blue sky and sunshine for their February wedding at Long Reef Golf Club. It was an awesome day with a cool combi van, a really fun bridal party and some awesome table & room details. Congrats guys! Visit my facebook page here or my main website here.

Holly & Mike – Engagement Shoot – Centennial Vineyard Bowral

Holly & Mike are getting married at Milton Park in Bowral so we did an awesome engagement shoot at Centennial Vineyard. It was a perfect late summer day and we got some awesome photos – including the dog! Visit my facebook page here or my main website here.

Katrina & Wade – Dunbar House Wedding Watson’s Bay

Katrina & Wade’s wedding day was very wet but as you can see from the photos it didnt dampen their spirits or prevent us from getting some beautiful wedding photos. They both got ready at Watson’s Bay Hotel and we watched as the storm clouds came rolling in. The ceremony was planned for under the large fig tree outside Dunbar House but we went with the wet weather plan of inside upstairs near the main bar. Thankfully the rain eased when we went outside for photos and after some shots around Dunbar House itself we headed to nearby Camp Cove. Dunbar House looks quite beautiful after the refurbishment yet has retained it’s old world look and feel. It’s a great venue that allows you to have everything in one place which means less travel and hassle. Plus there are some amazing photo locations nearby Dunbar House and Watson’s Bay making Read more…

Margaret & Jared – Centennial Park – RACA

Margaret & Jared had a beautiful (but hot) January day for their wedding. Jared is in the armed forces so the wedding had some awesome military uniforms. Margaret’s dress was stunning and the ceremony was held at St Mary’s Anglican Church in Waverly with the highlight being a guard of honour when Margaret & Jared exited the church. We did the bridal party photos at Centennial Park in the pine grove and got some really lovely photos before heading to the RACA (Royal Automobile Club of Australia). The RACA is one of my favourite venues with such beautiful period architecture. Congrats guys!   Visit my facebook page here or for more wedding photos from the RACA please click here.

Jess & Ben – Darook Park wedding – Summer Salt Cronulla

Darook Park was the ceremony location for Jess & Ben’s beautiful wedding. It was a stunning day with blue skies and Darook Park is such a lovely spot with views over the water and a nice secluded feel. Jess made a fantastic entrance – I just love seeing this kind of excitement on peoples faces as it really shows how special the wedding day is. We did some location shots at Darook Park and then also a nearby beach and at the northern end of Cronulla Beach in the sand dunes. The wedding reception was at Summer Salt Cronulla. It’s an awesome spot right on the beach and the food was outstanding! A great wedding day and a fun night so congrats guys. Visit my facebook page here or my Google+ page here, or use the search tool above to find more Darook Park weddings.

Carla & Tim – Gunners Barracks – Vintage Wedding

Carla & Tim had a vintage themed wedding and the Gunners Barracks was the perfect venue for this stylish step back in time! Tim looked very smart in his waistcoat and the boys in braces, and Carla had stunning make up and hair reminiscent of a 1930’s movie star with her bridesmaids in beautiful blue dresses. The day was a little cloudy and threatening some rain but thankfully we had no rain for the ceremony in the courtyard at the Gunners Barracks. It’s a great spot for windy days and in the event of rain you can always take cover under the awning. The celebrant was Jan Littlejohn who conducted a lovely ceremony as she always does. After some bridal party photos down at the famous red Gunners Barracks wall we headed up to Georges Height for some great photos of the harbour and views to north and south head. The Read more…

New Studio – Surry Hills

Happy new year! I have a new location for meetings and photo shoots – 70 Mary Street in Surry Hills. Open by appointment only for family photos and viewing wedding albums etc.

Deb & Justin – Terrara House Nowra

Deb & Justin has a stunning wedding day at the beautiful Terrara House. It’s a fantastic venue near Nowra on the South Coast. Set perfectly in open fields this heritage house is an amazing place to hold your ceremony and wedding reception. Visit my facebook page McKay Photography Facebook here or my main website McKay Photography here.

Sophie & Andy – Bradley’s Head – Clonnys Clontarf Beach

Sophie and Andy was my last wedding for 2012 and it was a great way to finish the year! The ceremony was held at Bradley’s Head and we had stunning weather – as soon as Sophie arrived the sun came out and phew it was hot! The lovely celebrant was Beverly Kable. We did some bridal party photos at Bradley’s Head and then headed up to George’s Heights (above the Gunners Barracks) before arriving at Clontarf Beach. By then the clouds had come back and we got some awesome photos on Clontarf Beach. The reception was a picnic style with home made lemonade and games outside Clonnys. It was great to see all the guests outside enjoying the afternoon in such a relaxed spot. It was a great day, congrats guys! Beautiful make up by Michelle Mae! Visit my facebook page here or my McKay Wedding Photography Sydney.

Emma & Corey – St Thomas’ Church North Sydney – Orso

St Thomas’ Church in North Sydney is one of my favourites so it was exciting to be shooting Emma & Corey’s wedding there in November. We had a great start to the day as I could photograph both their preparations. It’s always nice to get both preparations done as it breaks the ice with all the bridal party and makes the location shoot run just a little smoother. The weather was perfect and the ceremony at St Thomas’ was amazing. The aisle is super long and I just love the view from the small balcony where you can get a really wide shot, plus take a group shoot as everyone exits. We did some bridal party photos at St Thomas’ before heading to Chowder Bay where we boarded a boat to have a Harbour cruise. The reception was at Orso which is an awesome wedding venue. The decor at Orso Read more…

Lauren & Adam – Cerretti Chapel Manly – QVB Tea Rooms Wedding

Lauren & Adam were married on a stormy day but managed to keep dry and enjoyed some spectacular afternoon light at the Fairy Bower Rock Pool. I started the day at Lauren’s house and got some beautiful shots before heading to Cerretti Chapel at St Patrick’s Estate in Manly. It’s a stunning chapel and one of my favourite churches to photograph weddings at. Lauren arrived and the ceremony was well conducted by Father Lex. As Lauren & Adam left the chapel the wind was fairly strong so Lauren’s veil was quite a handful! After some photos at the chapel we headed to the nearby Fairy Bower Rock Pool and Shelly Beach.The storm clouds that had passed overhead earlier formed a dramatic backdrop for some beautiful shots. The wedding reception was at the QVB Tea Rooms. It’s a very elegant venue and the night was a lot of fun with great Read more…

Sarah & Mark – St Stephen’s Church Newtown – Gold Room L’Aqua Cockle Bay

My first wedding of the second half of 2012 and what a fantastic way to start with Sarah & Mark! It was a wonderful day and Sydney turned on a real cracker weather wise – so nice to get some spring weather so early. I started with Sarah’s preparations at home then off to St Stephen’s Church in Newtown. It’s a beautiful church and the ceremony started with two flower girls and a page boy who did a great job. Roger is the minister at St Stephen’s and was outstanding at guiding the ceremony and making everyone very welcome. St Stephen’s is a great spot for some location photos then we headed into the city to Hyde Park and the Rocks area. Sunset in August is around 5.30pm so you lose the light fairly early – we made the most of it and still had time for night shots around Read more…

Liz & James – Monte Sant Angelo Chapel – Waterfront – Sydney Wedding

Liz & James’ wedding was special in so many ways – first of all Liz & James were two beautiful people who had an amazing wedding day with so many great moments….and some great photos too! Secondly it was really nice to catch up with a family I had shot a wedding for several years earlier. And lastly I was really moved by how excited everyone was on the day – especially the Mums & Dads of the groomsmen who had all grown up together so it was a really extended family group. It was de ja vu doing the preparations at Liz’s house and great to see some familiar faces amongst the family, and Jess Berg doing brilliant hair & make up as always. Liz and the girls looked amazing! The chapel at Monte San Angelo is stunning and the courtyard outside is a great place for friends & Read more…

Sarah & Ben – Sergeants Mess – Chowder Bay

Sarah & Ben had a great day with both the ceremony & reception at Sergeant’s Mess in Chowder Bay. It was a rainy afternoon but thankfully we got the ceremony & most of the location photos done before the rain came down hard! The Sergeants Mess is such a beautiful wedding reception venue – the views are amazing and food & service simply excellent. I always love photographing weddings there and the option of having the ceremony on site makes the day so easy for your guests. You can view more photos from Sergeant’s Mess weddings here. Please visit my facebook page here or my McKay Wedding Photography Sydney.

Claudia & James – Pymble Ladies College PLC – Sydney Golf Club

Claudia & James were married early in 2012 (yes I’m catching up on some blogging!) and had a beautiful day. The ceremony was at Pymble Ladies College and reception at the Sydney Golf Club. The day went so well with lots of laughs and some great photos. I loved their floral vintage theme – the flowers were stunning, bridesmaids dresses gorgeous and all the other details just beautiful. Congrats guys! Visit my facebook page here or my McKay Wedding Photography Sydney. Pymble Ladies College is a beautiful location for your wedding ceremony – the chapel is lovely and the college makes for some great photos.

Amy & Robbie – OLQP Greystanes – Oliveto Wedding Rhodes

Amy & Robbie found me via a friend who I took the photos at their wedding so it’s always nice to get a referral. The day was simply perfect – it was a July wedding but the weather was ideal and the day went so well from the preparation photos, to the ceremony at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Greystanes, to some great locations for photos, and on to the reception at Oliveto in Rhodes. Visit my website or like me on facebook!

Angelique & Peter – St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church – Curzon Hall

A winter wedding always seems to be at more risk from cold & wet weather and unfortunately Angelique and Peter had some torrential downpours to contend with on the day. Fortunately we had some awesome locations to work with – including Curzon Hall – so we got some great photos….and managed to keep mostly dry! Visit my website or like me on facebook! It was awesome to work with Mark & Sam from Moving Presentations – check them out for fantastic wedding films in Sydney.

Rachel & Peter – Sydney Botanic Gardens – Aria Restaurant

It was a beautiful May day when Rachel & Peter got married at Aria Restaurant. The weather was warm and we did photos in the Botanic Gardens before the ceremony which started after sunset. The bridal party were awesome and we had lots of laughs and great shots simply wandering around the Botanic Gardens. The ceremony went very well and the dinner at Aria was quite amazing. A beautiful couple and an awesome day! Visit my website or like me on facebook!

Monika & Dan – Freshwater Beach – Curl Curl – Pilu

Monika & Dan’s wedding at Freshwater Beach and Pilu was a fantastic day. I love a real beach wedding and this one had it all. Being based overseas it was a great catch up with all their friends & family and in such a beautiful laid back location. The ceremony started off on a great note when Rocky the pageboy strutted down halfway down the aisle, paused with a hand nonchalantly in the pocket, then continued to much laughter at his modelling skills. We kept under umbrellas immediately after the ceremony but once the showers eased we did photos with the bridal party on Freshwater Beach and also headed to the dunes above Curl Curl Beach. We got some great shots! The cars for the day were from Wedding Cars of Distinction and I cant recommend Peter and the team more highly for their consistently professional service. The reception at Read more…

Amy & Tristan – St Thomas’ North Sydney – Sebel Pier One

Amy & Tristan had an awesome wedding day – I started with Tristan and the boys in Manly and got some great shots of the preparations, especially the red MG and crossing the road in Manly. It was then a short trip to the Manly Pacific Hotel for Amy’s preparations. The ceremony was at St Thomas’ Church in North Sydney – it’s an amazing building with stunning architecture and Rev Richard James and Judy are an awesome pair to conduct the marriage ceremony. We did some family and group photos outside the church plus some shots with Amy & Tristan and the bridal party before heading to Kirribilli for more photos and then over the Bridge to near the Sebel Pier One where the reception was held. The Sebel is a great venue with fantastic views over the harbour. We had a beautiful sunset and then a wonderful evening of Read more…