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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…

Amanda & Ben – Marie Regina Church Avalon – Moby’s Whale Beach

A great location for the preparations can really add to the photos and I loved the house where Amanda was getting ready – it had a very cool beach style that suited the wedding day really well. The ceremony was at the Marie Regina Church in Avalon and I took a few shots of Ben and the cool cars before Amanda pulled up in a combi van! The ceremony had plenty of laughs and the bubbles outside the church were a big hit. After the ceremony we headed to the Palm Beach Ferry Wharf for our first location shoot, and then to another wharf nearby before arriving at Whale Beach. The late afternoon light was fantastic and we got some awesome photos on the rocks! The reception was at Moby’s – a great venue right on Whale Beach – and the personalised stubby holders and the wedding cake were fantastic. Read more…

Jee & James – St Stephen’s Newtown – The Rocks – Waterview Homebush

Autumn is a lovely time of the year – the days are mild, the leaves turn golden and brown, and afternoons seem to stretch on forever. Photographically it’s a great time as well – the light tends to be softer & more colourful as the sun follows a lower path across the sky. Jee & James were married in a very old church (~1874) in Newtown called St Stephen’s. It has some amazing features and a wonderful old feel, and also a rather unqiue setting: the church is surrounded by gravestones as apparently the funds to originally build it were raised by those buried nearby. The ceremony itself was lovely, and the songs at the end sung by friends were fantastic. We took some photos outside the church with everyone and then headed into the Rocks area with the bridal party. We got some great shots! The reception was at Read more…

Felicity & Andrew – St Stephens Willoughby – The Rocks – Ottomans

Felicity & Andrew were married at St Stephen’s Church in Willougby. I also shot a wedding there last year and I can highly recommend it – it’s a lovely old church and the minister is very friendly. After the church we headed to the Rocks area and spent some time wandering around for photos with the bridal party. They were a great group and I dont think either Felicity or Andrew stopped smiling and laughing the whole time! The shots turned out really well, and it was then on to Ottomans at Walsh Bay for the reception. I really like Ottomans as a reception venue – the outdoor space is great for people to mingle, the location near the city and being almost right under the Harbour Bridge is perfect, and the food is extremely good. Many thanks to Jess Berg for fantastic hair & makeup!

Nicky & Simon – Oakhill College Chapel – Centennial Park – MCA

Nicky & Simon had a scorcher of a wedding day with the temperature hitting 40 in Castle Hill! Phew. The ceremony was held at the Oakhill College Chapel and it is a very beautiful place with a colourful interior. We headed away to Centennial Park for some photos with the bridal party before a short stop at Argyle Street and then photos under the Harbour Bridge. The reception was at the MCA – the Museum of Contemporary Art right in Circular Quay. Wow! What an amazing view from the Harbour Terrace – I was blown away and it really was an exceptional place to watch the sun slowly setting on the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The reception went very well – there were some great speeches and even a sweep on how long the speeches would run for – a young man picked the nearest time and made a Read more…

Sue & Yupeng

Quite a different style of post today – Sue & Yupeng did a pre-wedding shoot with us and Yupeng actually proposed to Sue during the shoot!! As such it was very exciting day for these two and a real honour for me to be a witness to it all. We started the day in the studio for hair & makeup, then a few shots before heading to Long Reef. A drive into the city saw us under the Harbour Bridge right on sunset and we also had time for night shots. Their wedding is coming up later in the year in China so congratulations to you both and best of luck for the big day! Jess Berg from Imagine Yourself did a fantastic job as always with the hair & make up!

Larissa & Matt – Darook Park Wedding Cronulla – Sea Level

Larissa and Matt were married at a secluded spot on the beach at Darook Park in Cronulla. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the ceremony at Darook felt like a million miles away on a deserted island! It’s such a private area you really have the whole place to yourself. Larissa and Matt clearly had a ball and we got some great photos – the shots in the last sun of the day on Cronulla Beach are awesome! The reception was at Sea Level right on the beach front in Cronulla and this venue is well worth a visit for lunch or dinner. Jess Berg did a great job on Larissa’s make up and thanks to Grant for being the second shooter. Visit my facebook page here or my McKay Wedding Photography Sydney. Stay tuned for more Darook Park wedding photos on my blog soon!  

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