Sam + Emily

What can I say about Sam and Emily? What an amazing and laid back couple. We met years ago while living on the northern beaches of Sydney and although I've since returned to Queensland, it was great to catch up with them again to shoot their amazing wedding at Aanuka Beach Resort in Coffs harbour.

Sam and Emily are originally from the UK, so friends and family flew from all over the globe to make this a true destination wedding and there aren’t many east coast destinations better than Coffs Harbour.

I swear I have never seen a bride get ready quicker than Emily did. Most wedding photographers will lock themselves in with the bride and bridesmaids for hours at a time, documenting hair and make up and general shenanigans. Em was ready in about 45 minutes and about three hours before the ceremony!

We decided to head back towards Emerald Beach to stage a first look with Sam. Unlike the bustling beaches of the Gold Coast, we had this headland completely to ourselves.

The ceremony took place on the lawn of the resort and the English contingent did their best to apply 50+ sunscreen by the bucket load.

We had a short window of beautiful pink skies and great light as the sun dipped so we made a quick b-line to the beach for a portrait shoot on the rocks before the reception.