COUPLE:AMY + CHRIS
LOCATION:LONG REEF BEACH
One of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches is Long Reef Beach, in Sydney’s North. Whenever my friends come to town I recommend them to take a trip up the peninsula to check out the early morning views. If you can, I suggest an early morning walk through Long Reef Golf Club, along the headland, and down to Long Reef Beach. You might even spot some migrating Whales if your timing is right.
Long Reef Golf Club is situated on Long Reef Headland, around a 40-minute drive north of Sydney’s CBD. The golf club opened in 1923 and offers unsurpassed views up to the Central Coast in the north and down to Manly in the south. The 18 hole club is wildly open to the elements, perhaps more-so than other clubs, which makes this Par 72 course challenging in windy conditions.
Long Reef Golf Club has a welcoming clubhouse and is a popular location for weddings and functions on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. In fact, I’ll be there in 2018 to photograph Catelyne and Gary’s wedding. The golf club has a great little trail on its’ eastern side that leads down to Long Reef Beach, offering awesome ocean views.
In September of 2016, I received a phone call from Amy and her fiancé Chris. Chris proposed to Amy a month earlier at Long Reef Beach, however to my great surprise they had not openly announced their engagement to the world (how Amy contained her excitement for a whole month, I’m not sure). Amy and Chris wanted some cool sunrise shots to celebrate their announcement, so we returned to Long Reef Beach for an early morning walk and an engagement session. The sunrise was spectacular!