This is one of my favourite family photo shoots. The family came up with these two amazing locations that I will certainly use again. The first is a graffiti lined alley way in Miami, Gold Coast. Very colourful! I love lots of colour in photographs! The second location is Pizzy Park close by the first location. This location is far more natural colours a great contrast to the first. I love people to bring their pets to include in their family portraits, its worth the extra effort, to include them. I absolutely love dogs and think they belong in your family photos if they are part of your family.
Luck of The Irish! Elopement Gold Coast, Australia. Late one Thursday afternoon in December on Main Beach on The Gold Coast of Australia, Geraldine and James Murphy all the way from Ireland for their wedding. The clouds and a storm loomed for a few hours before the ceremony but the rain held off until after the ceremony and the beach photos were taken and down she came. The rain was torrential but only for about an hour and then it was beautiful again! Thats life on The Gold Coast of Australia, we often say "Beautiful One day and Perfect the next!" The ceremony was beautiful, with celebrant Kate Guiney. She is so genuinely lovely. The moody sky was a great backdrop and thank goodness the reception was only across the road at the Southport Yacht Club, because we had to run! Geraldine and James have actually been together for 25 years. They had just never married. Their son and daughter who are adults were there grooms people. They brought their partners with them from Ireland for the event and the rest of their guests which were mainly family about 12 people were locals from the Gold Coast.
This wedding, booked for The Abbey, Gold Coast venue was cancelled the morning of the wedding because The Gold Coast was flooded. There was no way in or out of the venue they had booked a year before. The young couple Anna and Ryan took it in their stride and without too much panic booked another wedding venue that morning 31st March 2017. Pacific Surf Life Saving Club came to the rescue and were able to set up a wedding for 45 guests with just 5 hours notice. Pacific SLSC is absolute beachfront which is obviously great for wedding photography at sunset but with the vintage cars in front it was extra special. A photographers dream.
Burleigh Beach Photography TWO CULTURES MERGING - Such a gorgeous couple! On Friday 31 March at North Burleigh Heads James and Natsuhi were married by Helen Coglan- Gold Coast Celebrant. This was the day after cyclone Katrina swung past the Gold Coast. With no back up plan for if it rained, the couple were extremely lucky to have no rain during their ceremony. It did rain intermittently after the ceremony but as a photographer with great knowledge of Burleigh Heads, I knew just the spot where we could take photos with the cars in front of the beach and where we could be out of the rain while we waited for another gap. We all had fun doing these shots. We got some great shots with moody skies. Natsuhi's parents and some girlfriends came from Japan which was lovely for her. I made the couple a really beautiful wedding album a month later which looked incredible. They have since had the baby. Zachary a beautiful baby boy! Even though they were busy with the end of pregnancy and James back to work....they still each left me lovely reviews on my Facebook which I was really happy with. This is what Natsuhi said: Natsuhi Connor reviewed Simone D Photography — 5 star April 3 · Simone did a great job taking our photos on our special day even it wasn't perfect weather. She also made extra time for us to take beautiful photo shoots on the beach and top of the hill at North Burleigh after rain and all of the photos came up nicely. We are very happy with the photos and appreciate everything she has done for us. We do recommend everyone to you Simone on their special days! Loving my Job! Simone 🙂
Wedding Photography-Tweed River Chapel Wow, I was so worried when this day, 3rd of June began. Most will only remember the date if something else significant happened for them that day. 3rd of June 2016. Days in advance the weather bureau was predicting a cyclonic storm. People say, "Rainy days are supposed to be lucky for wedding days", I was thinking to myself.... it may be lucky for the wedding couple but it certainly is not for the photographer. It was a very small wedding, Wedding Photography-Tweed River Chapel in Tumbulgum, a quaint little town in Northern NSW. So in this situation with no assistant it can be difficult. Cameras are not designed to be out in the rain, and neither are Brides! Although early morning on this day was very still and calm gradually the storm built up over the day and by sunset when the wedding was planned for, there had already been quite a lot of rain. By 10pm that night it certainly was cyclonic. Amazingly though, as if god took Allan and Janets faith into consideration and stopped the rain for us to take the most amazing photos with unbelievable colours and clouds in the sky over the Tweed River. The small but simple ceremony was really lovely. Pastor Rob is delightful and his wife Brenda Suttle at Tweed River Chapel in Tumbulgum has the voice of an angel. I went along to the reception at Twin Towns where a storm was danced up inside whilst the storm blew fiercely outside.
Wedding Photography-Boomerang Farm-Gold Coast This amazingly stunning wedding at Boomerang farm, Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast was a fantastic day for all the guests. A beautiful sunny and still winter day on the farm. The bride looked just sensational and her groom rather dapper! All the others in the opening photo are the brides children. A perfect opportunity to grab a family portrait with everyone so spruced up! I highly recommend Boomerang Farm as a wedding venue. The staff were warm and helpful and the surrounds are great if it is a country style wedding on the Gold Coast that you are after. In the photos you will see that the reception venue is lovely, like an old barn and with an open fire at one end, a great touch!
Engagement Photography-Gold Coast Jayne and Travis...they have to be the cutest couple ever! Always love doing engagement photos especially when the couple are fun and easy to work with, the love and enthusiasm bursting from their eyeballs, its so lovely to capture this. Its a great way to then get the ultimate, The Wedding Photography. Unfortunately in this case I had another wedding already booked on their date. The engagement photos were taken at their home in Tugun on the Gold Coast.
This gallery contains 10 photos.Wedding Photography-North Burleigh Heads-Gold Coast As the photographer, I was freaking out when Nicky was standing on the edge of the cliff in her high heels, what a dare devil! Made for some awesome Gold Coast wedding photos though. Sunset at North Burleigh head land what a great wedding location. The Gold Coast offers so many amazing beaches, for local weddings or to elope to.
Beach Wedding Photography Wedding photography at an amazing beach house just North of Coffs Harbour at a place called Sapphire Beach. As much as the Gold Coast is beautiful one day and perfect the next .... it was nice to take a drive down the coast and photograph a new beach. I am happy to travel this far but will certainly travel to weddings as far as Brisbane and Byron Bay with no travel costs, and without saying of course....Gold Coast wedding photography.
Wedding Photography Special offer .. WEEK DAY SPECIAL. With most weddings being on a Saturday, a wedding photographer can only shoot on Saturdays. It is fantastic when you get the weekday weddings, such a bonus! On the Gold Coast we have lots of elopers from overseas and other parts of Australia. The cost of getting married on weekdays is far cheaper, so they happen each and every day of the week. Locals also often get married on Fridays, it seems to be a new trend. If its not your first marriage and you are making it a small affair why not consider the weekday option. I would like to offer 20% off all weekday wedding bookings and an upgrade gift, worth at least $150. call me to hear what that is. You will not be disappointed you did. This offer is valid as long as it remains here in my blog. Your booking will be treated with the same importance and the package will be the same as if it was on a Saturday or Sunday. I look forward to hearing from you! 0407 174 616 Simone D Photography.
Back Yard Weddings Lynne and Danny's wedding took place in their own back yard, with a intimate bunch of friends and a couple of celebrities. The grooms brother was Shane Withington from Home and Away and his wife is Anne Tenney who was Molly Jones years ago on a country Practise. That was a little exciting!
Wedding Photography-Burleigh Heads Ryoko and Chris and furthermore, both Japanese..... Minako and Shunya. Yoko and Daniel had their reception at Burleigh Surf Club. I went along and saw the beautiful set up of the reception room but I only photographed a mock cake cutting due to the couple choosing a small package of only 2 hours. My 2 hour package starts at only $500 on a Saturday. I offer specials on top of that for week day weddings. It does not matter how large or small your wedding is. We love photographing them all because they all are important. All weddings large and small are treated the same. Professionally edited to a high standard. The best photos are artistically altered. Besdies receiving the original image edited to a high standard, you also receive it in either black and white or sepia, if that suits the style (best for vintage looking weddings), or black and white with colour splashes. Your photos are always ready for collection within 4 weeks, often before. They are presented to you on USB unless of course you choose to have them printed, or a selection of them into a photo book. The books are amazing quality and it makes showing your photos to your friends and family easy for years to come.
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Wedding Photography-Currumbin Beach-Gold Coast link to those shots including a shoot in the pool I did a few years later when Bodhi was two. I love this family, so natural and happy all the time. Sharna and Randall have since had another baby boy and I am looking forward to doing some updated family portraits. I like to reward past clients with a 20% discount on future shoots.
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Best Wedding Photographer- Gold Coast pricing page. I have not got a huge ego and therefore my prices are kept very competitive and reasonable. Being the Best Wedding Photographer- Gold Coast also takes me interstate on occasions. This wedding of Claire and John was shot in Royal Exhibition world heritage gardens in Carlton in Melbourne, Victoria. So beautiful and a refreshing change from the beach weddings of the Gold Coast. With a chill in the air Claire walked down the aisle by both her mother and father meeting her fiancé, Italian John at the alter for a very simple but elegant ceremony. Recently Claire and John contacted me for some prints, and told me of how happy they are and now have three children, two boys and a girl which was so lovely to hear. I love hearing from the couples down the track, as I do often. There are a few weddings within my site that have links to family portraits, business head shots etc. I do reward follow up shoots with a 20% discount. Just another reason why I have been named Best Wedding Photographer -Gold Coast