am a huge fan of doing wedding photography at sunset. The colours
of the sky are warm and inviting and there is something inherently
romantic about that time of the day, when everyone else is locking
themselves away indoors. It's a peaceful, exclusive time for
I photographed the wedding of Rachelle and Bowen. This was a very
sneaky event, as the bride and groom had managed to plan their wedding
in secret. Only a handful of people knew about the ceremony which
was held on the beautiful sands of Chinaman's Beach in Evans Head, a
half hour drive south of Byron Bay for those of you who have never
ventured to Evans Head before.
Evans Head is beautiful little beach-side town situated 10 kilometres off the highway
from Woodburn in Northern NSW. It boasts a river, several
picturesque beaches and a thriving little shopping centre catering for
the locals and many tourists alike. I have photographed many
weddings there over the years, some river-side, some on the beach and
others in one of the local churches, tucked away in the back streets.
The place is littered with wedding photography opportunities,
some well-known, and others a little more for the adventurous bride and
groom who want out of the ordinary wedding photos. Many wedding
photographers utilise the beaches in Evans Head to produce lovely
beachy wedding photos, although it can be a little windy on the coast
in the afternoon!
image above was taken on top of Evans Head headland, just after the sun
had dipped behind the horizon. The magnificent oranges that lit
the sky that evening were just breath taking. Sugar Cane fires
were burning about 10 kilometres to the west of us, causing a smokey,
red haze as well which just added more ambience to the wedding
photography is another favourite of mine to do. It is quite a
challenge to be able to render a bride and groom completely black and
still get the emotion to come through in the photograph. Apart
from that, I find silhouettes a quite romantic form of wedding
photography; it's mysterious as it leaves a lot up to the imagination
of the viewer.