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 at Sunshine Beach near Noosa. I love when brides and grooms get ready in their homes, as their is plenty of personal items laying around the house to use in the wedding photos. The story of the wedding day just automatically gets so much more authentic and personal! And of course it means we gets photos with the family pet, in this case their black labrador who greeted me at the door.
Then it was just a short drive to a rented beachfront holiday house with views of the ocean as far as you could see to photograph the bride, bridesmaids and family who had gathered to get ready for the big day ahead. The bride was wearing a Darb Bridal Couture wedding gown with flowers by Willow Bud Wedding Flowers.
The couple were getting married at the quaint St Patrick’s Church in Pomona, about a 30 minute drive inland and west of Noosa. The Pomona Catholic Church is quite large for a small country town church.
I always love the congratulations photos. Guests kissing and hugging the newlyweds is always a fun and relaxed part of the wedding day. The couple wanted pure documentary wedding photography so there were very limited posed portraits and forgo a long bridal party photoshoot. With that we were off to the wedding reception at Ricky’s River Bar & Restaurant in the heart of Noosa just in time to watch the sunset and a few sunset wedding photos!
Wedding receptions have definitely moved into the party zone. After all the formalities are out of the way, couples are preferring candid photos of their guests over the stages look-at-camera photos. As a wedding photographer, it is definitely more fun to photograph natural wedding photos as well as more authentic of capturing the atmosphere of the real wedding day. Plus candids capture more natural and flattering photos as people generally more relaxed. This Ricky’s Noosa wedding was no different.