I’m Deb Boots, a wedding photographer that offers affordable wedding photography packages for beach and coastal weddings.
The natural environment is one of my favourite locations for wedding photos. The wide open spaces, the beach at sunset, with sand between your toes, surf crashing and the textures of the rocks along the coastline. The Australian East Coast is littered with some of the best beaches in the world, naturally painting a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography at the beach.
Beach & coastal weddings tend to appeal to those that like a laid-back lifestyle, beach culture and enjoy being in the great outdoors.
Australia offers some of the best beachfront wedding venues, from The Northern Beaches to Cronulla and the South Coast of NSW. Along the Northern NSW coast from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland offer some of the most popular destination wedding locations.
Being a natural light photographer, I am most at home shooting outdoors. Surrounded by soft sand, white capped waves and blue skies, a gentle breeze and rugged cliffs. The picture of a beautiful bride and groom backlit, soft pastel tones and the newlyweds strolling the beach in the golden light at sunset make for romanic portraits.
My photography style would be described as a mix of creative wedding photography, fine art portraits and wedding photojournalism. The documentary style for the natural and candid photos capturing unscripted and fleeting moments. Stylised portraits, usually the romantic moments captured between the bride and groom.
Mostly, Im all about capturing photos of couples in love on the day when they marry their best friend. That are honest, heartfelt and unique for each couple.
I am available to photograph weddings in Sydney, the Northern Beaches, Central Coast, Newcastle and South Coast of NSW. I also travel frequently to Brisbane so would love to photograph your beach wedding anywhere along the Northern NSW coastline including Byron Bay, Tweed Coast, Kingscliff – through to the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast.
Carrie & Daniel had their beach ceremony at Coolangatta, while Tiffany & Steven continued with their beach wedding even in the wind & rain. How about these amazing sunset beach photos and you just never know what you might see in the background of a ceremony on the Noosa beachfront. I have even taken beach wedding photos in Phuket.
If you are planning a beach wedding you might like to read our tips on planning the perfect beach wedding.
How to choose the best location for your beach wedding photography?
One of the questions I ask couples that are getting married on the beach is regarding their wedding photos – “do you have any ideas on the locations that you would like to have your wedding photos?”
I find the best way to narrow down your options is to think about – “do you like to be near the waters edge or do you like the textured nature of the rocks or a clifftop with views over the ocean?”
Often if your wedding venue and ceremony are in close proximity, couples choose to stay behind on the beach after the ceremony for their bridal portraits. Otherwise it could be a favourite beach that you frequent together or even your choice can be based on the simple notion that it is a beautiful location. The beaches on the Northern Beaches, NSW South Coast and Central Coast certainly make a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs.
Here are a few things to consider when deciding on the perfect beach location :
Is it busy around the time that you will be having your photos taken? When its busy, this can affect your wedding photos with having the public in the background of your photos. While sometimes we can edit those people out, if its really busy it can be difficult as well as there could be additional costs due to the extra time it takes your photographer to remove the people. Something worth discussing beforehand with your photographer.
What times will low & high tide be on the wedding day? If you have your heart set on walking along the beach and the tide is in, this might mean that a particular beach location is not ideal.
Is the beach clean of rubbish and debris? Any rubbish or debris can create unsightly distractions in your images and mean that there is additional editing involved and possible costs associated with the editing.
Is there a variety of looks at your beach location? So you don’t have the same background in all your wedding pictures, it’s recommended that the location has a variety of backgrounds to utilise. This is a great question to keep in mind when discussing locations with your photographer – “is their the potential to create different images from the one location?“. One look could be using the light colours of the ocean and sky, there maybe rocks or the wall of a cliff to provide a darker, textured background. Consider a nearby area with trees or any structures.
PHOTOS OF BEACH & COASTAL WEDDINGS
If you are considering having a beach wedding, the featured weddings below will provide inspiration for beach wedding photos.