Carly & Michael lived just moments from beautiful Freshwater Beach in Sydney. It was the location of many of their first dates and continues to be a significant place to spend lazy afternoons, morning swims and, all in all, is a part of their lives. For their engagement session, they wanted to capture an afternoon in the sun, showcasing their relationship with the beach and each other.
Their wedding day was similarly magical! The ceremony was held at Clontarf Reserve overlooking the water, with the reception across the park at Clonny’s. The wedding was a stunning DIY affair with over a thousand handmade details. When thinking of ways to make their wedding different, Michael suggested they make 1,000 paper cranes together to decorate the ceremony and reception. Their first overseas trip together was to Japan, and they both fell in love with the culture. It was a project that took months to complete and a lot of patience, but looked stunning hanging in the trees and throughout the venue. They shared their first dance to “It’s Oh So Quiet” by Bjork in what was the most incredible choreographed routine I’ve ever seen. Shortly after, they asked to go outside for a few minutes for some night portraits, and they simply danced alone on the grass. It was beautiful.