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beach weddings | Deb Boots Love Stories | Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay & Sydney wedding photographer

 

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.

Lauren + Tim // Sugar Wharf Wedding Photography, Port Douglas Wedding Photographer
1 November 2018
Confetti Ceremony Exit at Sugar Wharf Port Douglas Wedding Photography - Deb Boots Destination Wedding Photographer Lauren & Tim's recent tropical wedding in Port Douglas at the Sugar Wharf was a winning white & green colour theme, both classic and modern all at the same time. The venue, a quaint heritag... VIEW POST
Tara + Jarrod // North Stradbroke Island Wedding Photography, Brisbane Wedding Photographer
13 July 2017
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND WEDDING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BRISBANE Tara + Jarrod I met Tara about 8 years ago when she was working at a printing company I was using for my photo books. We got to kn... VIEW POST
Jessica + Ben // Northshore Harbour Wedding Photography, Brisbane Wedding Photographer
20 June 2017
NORTHSHORE HARBOUR WEDDING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BRISBANE Jessica + Ben This love story all began at an IGA Christmas Party where both Jessica & Ben worked after being setup by the bride's ... VIEW POST
Carrie + Daniel // Froggies Beach Coolangatta Wedding Photography, Tweed Coast Wedding Photographer
24 August 2016
Wedding Photography Gold Coast | Froggies Beach Coolangatta wedding | Currumbin Valley Rock Pool wedding photos | backyard wedding Currumbin | Brisbane & Gold Coast Wedding Photographer | Deb Boots   Froggies Beach Coolangatta, Gold Coast Wedding Photography CARRIE + DANIEL   When a couple walks in your door searching for a wedding photographer and they have no clue what an ado... VIEW POST
Tiffany + Steven // Trash The Dress Caloundra Wedding Photography, Brisbane Wedding Photographer
20 April 2016
TRASHING THE WEDDING DRESS AT SHELLY BEACH CALOUNDRA The day after I photographed Tiffany & Steven's Caloundra wedding, we caught up again to do a Trash The Wedding Dress session. The wedding... VIEW POST
Tiffany + Steven // Dicky Beach Caloundra Wedding Photography, Brisbane Wedding Photographer
20 April 2016
Wedding Photography Caloundra Dicky Beach | Brisbane & Sunshine Coast wedding photographer A RELAXED BEACH WEDDING AT CALOUNDRA { DICKY BEACH } These two met through a mutual friend when Tiffany was just 15 through their love of dance. They celebrated this on their wedding day by a cho... VIEW POST
Claire + Will // St Patricks Church Pomona & Rickys River Bar Restaurant Wedding Photography, Noosa Wedding Photographer
9 November 2015
 St Patrick's Church Pomona & Ricky's River Bar & Restaurant Noosa Documentary wedding photography Noosa & Sunshine Beach   Groom preparations started at the family's beach house... VIEW POST
Karmen + Adam // Novotel Twin Waters Wedding Photography, Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer
27 March 2015
NOVOTEL TWIN WATERS WEDDING SUNSHINE COAST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Karmen & Adam Novotel Twin Waters Sunshine Coast ... VIEW POST
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