I would say that every year I photograph around 8-12 weddings somewhere around Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. It’s a great part of Sydney but is usually quite busy. There are nice little beaches around the western coast of the peninsula that give great views back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney CBD. Of course, if we are shooting at the right time we are also sometimes treated to a lovely sunset over the water. Casee and Harley’s Watsons Bay Hotel wedding treated us to some great views, and also another characteristic of the local area – wind!
There are some iconic sites to photograph when having a wedding at the Watsons Bay Hotel, or Dunbar House; including the Macquarie Lighthouse, The cute properties that line the waterfront along Marine Parade, and also the small old boatshed on the jetty at the northern end of Camp Cove Beach.
Casee and Harley got ready for their wedding day at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and held their ceremony at The Gunyah (the old Watsons Bay Scout Hall). I went with Casee and her bridesmaids to Macquarie Lighthouse for a few portraits before heading over to their ceremony.
After the ceremony, we walked along Marine Parade for a few portraits with Casee and Harley, and also ventured west of the Ferry Wharf to the Watsons Bay Baths and Gibsons Beach (there is a blue corrugated shed that creates a cool backdrop and also shelters from the wind right near the baths). The blue corrugated backdrop gives an alternative look to wedding photographs, which I think is nice. Variety is key! Check out this Dunbar House wedding featuring some additional shots of the same blue corrugated shed.
Casee and Harley held the reception for their wedding at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. The Hotel gives nice relaxed vibes on the water’s edge. Casee and Harly had an awesome balloon installation on the ceiling – an addition that I’d never personally seen before – check out the shots towards the end of this blog post.
If you’d like to chat about your wedding day and photography, please feel free to drop me a line here. I’m more than happy to talk through any ideas that come to mind!