Margaret River Wedding Photographer
I'm a Margaret River wedding photographer with a love for storytelling and capturing epic portraits on your wedding day!
What I love most about my job is being able to capture exactly how it felt on your wedding day so you're able to relive those precious and fleeting moments in years to come.
One of the best things about being a Margaret River wedding photographer is being able to regularly capture weddings in this stunning area. The Margaret River region in Western Australia is famous for its award-winning wine, its national parks with dense forests, its beautiful coastlines and its rugged granite outcrops.
People are also drawn to Margaret River for the surf as it’s the point where the two oceans (South and Indian) meet. Many come for the thriving art scene, or the challenging hiking trails. Then there’s its organic and local food philosophy that respects the land and compliments perfectly with the thriving wine industry.
When I capture wedding photography in Margaret River I’m always spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful backdrops in my images. Whether it’s vineyards, rugged coastline, forests, countryside or beautiful beaches. Margaret River has so much to offer for your wedding day.
Margaret River has a really relaxing vibe perfect for laid back weddings which are perfect for my style of documentary wedding photography. I love to capture weddings by moving around them as unobtrusively as possible. Blending into the background like another guest, but with a camera. This approach of not being right in your face, of not stopping and directing your wedding to get contrived shots, results in natural candid images that give an authentic record of your wedding day.
Beautiful and timeless images that transport you back to how you felt in the split second each image was taken. The moment the father of the bride glimpses his daughter in her dress, the fun confetti moment for the grooms, the bridesmaid falling off her stool, or great grand-dad on the dancefloor with the children.
All of these unposed and unplanned moments captured and put together to tell the beautiful story of your wedding.
Margaret River Wedding Venues
So, with all this on offer it’s really not surprising that Margaret River has some simply stunning wedding venues. Like Margaret River’s Secret Garden, this prestigious wedding venue seamlessly blends classical European style with the unique beauty of the Australian bush.
Take in the ambience of the pristine peppermint forest, the sound of the bubbling Wilyup Brook and meander through wisteria draped walkways, flowering gardens, sweeping lawns, tranquil ponds and pose for a photograph in front of the beautiful waterfall. All of which come to together to provide you with the most Instagram-able wedding photos you can imagine.
One of the many things I love about capturing weddings at Margaret River’s Secret Garden is that it’s a wedding venue for all seasons, with nature providing a new colour palette and backdrop to go with each season.
Another favourite wedding venue with Margaret River wedding photographers is Aravina Estate. Perfect for wine lovers, weddings at Aravina Estate are a celebration of the local wine and food industries. Situated amongst rolling vineyards, sparkling lakes and perfectly manicured gardens, sits this stunning restaurant and hotel. I love capturing images at Aravina Estate of my couples wandering through the vineyards. Also, check out their luxurious chandelier lit Grand Chardonnay Reception room, or if you’re going for an epic wedding party. Their Garden Marquee overlooking the lake just can’t be beat.
For those looking for an outdoor wedding, then a wedding at Boranup Karri Forest is perfect. Saying ‘I do’ outdoors is increasing in popularity as outdoorsy no fuss couples look to get married in ways that truly reflect who they are and how they choose to live their lives. There’ s something really special about having your wedding ceremony amongst these 60m high towering karri trees. Add to that the forest floor carpeted with wildflowers, orchids and funghi. Native birds and the smell of eucalyptus ensure your wedding ceremony will be a feast for senses as well as for the eyes. It is truly a magical setting. When photographing weddings at Boranup Karri Forest, I love the way the sunlight streams through the trees and I work with it to create beautiful images (honestly, us Perth wedding photographers are total geeks when it comes to talking about light!)
Creative Wedding Photography at Margaret River
The last Margaret River wedding venue I want to talk about is Rustico at Hay Shed Hill. If you’re looking for a rustic vineyard wedding in the Margaret River area, with outstanding Mediterranean tapas food then you’ve found it. The team at Rustico specialise in delivering weddings from 20 to 200 guests.
When I document weddings at Rustico at Hay Shed Hill, I love their private ‘amongst the vines’ wedding package as covers everything you could want or dream of for a Margaret River wedding. And their on trend industrial dining room with hanging greenery is stunning. Ceiling to floor windows bathe it in natural light (I’m banging on about light again! Another favourite of mine at Rustico is the magical fairy lit tree which always makes a fantastic backdrop in my images.
So, if you’re currently planning your Margaret River wedding, I hope I’ve given you lots to think about. But don’t take my word for it. The best thing about planning a wedding is getting to visit amazing wedding venues in stunning locations so get out there and have fun with it.
And once you’ve found that perfect Margaret River wedding venue, you’ll be looking for a Margaret River wedding photographer. Feel free to give me a shout.
I’d love to hear about your wedding plans!