Kath & Marty | Oatley Park & Colebee Centre, Doonside, NSW

Kathryn and Marty’s wedding was one of my highlights from 2013! The first word I think of when I look back at these wedding photos is LOVE.
I was so excited about the photos; I even put up a wedding photography preview blog post last year!

From the first meeting in a coffee shop next to a train station, I could tell these two were ready to get married. I could just see the connection they had with each other. And the connection spread to me as well…we all just clicked!

The day started at Kathryn’s parent’s house in Peakhurst, NSW. After she gave a beautiful necklace as a present to her flower girls, it was time to put on the dress and start the prep for her wedding!
Kath had thought of everything for the day – from the jewellery and matching silver cases for her bridesmaids and the two flower girls shoes which matched just right. And all the way down to little labels for each of the bouquets.
We moved out the front of the house for some quick family portraits and it was back inside for some last touch-ups and a few special words from her mother before she walked down the aisle.

We drove just around the corner for the ceremony which was being held at Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church Peakhurst. The church itself was almost at capacity by the time we arrived with the bridal party with a few close friends of Kathryn’s playing some soothing music to the waiting guests.
As soon as Kathryn walked down the aisle, you couldn’t wipe the smile from Marty’s face. He was glowing almost as much as Kath was!
After a traditional ceremony, the papers were signed, hugs were shared and it was onto our first location, Oatley Park.

As we walked down toward the water’s edge, the view hit me. It was stunning here! Crystal blue skies, and a wooden wharf poking out into calm, silky smooth blue water. We captured some great signature wedding photographs of the newlywed couple before a few snaps with the bridal party.
As we walked back up towards the waiting limo, Kath & Marty walked under a tree with the sun rays gleaming through – it was too good of an opportunity not to┬átake!

We left Oatley and made our way up to Doonside. Not known for its wedding scenery or exotic locations…The Colebee Centre is the exception to the rule.
The reception venue is nestled in the middle of Nurrangingy Reserve which is an amazing bushland reserve with some stunning scenery.
Kathryn and Marty wanted some photos in the local bushland and also around the Blacksmith’s Hut. And they weren’t afraid of going a little cross country to get some truly stunning wedding photographs! The sun was setting just right, and the 100-year old trees provided a beautiful backdrop for their photos, along with Kath’s dress flowing through the rich green grass.

The staff at the Colebee Centre did a phenomenal job with setting up the room and managing to fit all the guests, while still having enough room to move. The drinks were flowing, the speeches were given (and a tear or two were spotted!) and then the dance floor was alive with action till the music stopped close to midnight.

After a long day and some amazing help from Nathan Wong from UAN who assisted me during the day, it was time to head home and reflect on a truly memorable wedding day.

Thank you Kathryn and Marty for allowing me to capture your day and take some remarkably beautiful wedding photographs.

The two flower girl's shoes.

The two flower girl’s shoes.

Kath with one of her nieces after she gave her a necklace to wear on the day.

Kath with one of her nieces after she gave her a necklace to wear on the day.

One of my personal favourites from the entire day! Kathryn looks so relaxed and happy here, exactly how she was throughout the wedding.

One of my personal favourites from the entire day! Kathryn looks so relaxed and happy here, exactly how she was throughout the wedding.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Candid Bridal Photography

A great candid image of Kathryn with her mum right before she leaves for her big day.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Bridal Flowers

Kathryn’s beautiful flowers.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Candid Bridal

Kath always seemed so happy through the whole day, it was impossible to take a bad photo!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Flower Girls

The three amazing flower girls walking down the aisle.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Candid Wedding Photography

Kathryn and Marty share a moment together shortly after becoming husband & wife.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Church Wedding

The blessing is given to the newly married couple at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Peakhurst.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Candid Wedding Photography

The happy couple walk out as husband and wife and react to seeing their friends & family!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Outdoor Wedding Photography

Kathryn asked for a quick visit to Oatley Park for some photos – now I know why!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Candid Photography

Sometimes the simplest photos are most effective.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Groom Wedding Photography

A little joke with the groom and his best man – “Look, it says GROOM!”

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Classic Wedding Photography

A lot of clients are after candid photos for their wedding, but some classic wedding photography shots are always important.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Wedding Photography Oatley

It’s no secret that I love this kind of photo!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Wedding Photography Sydney

The first of a series of photos from Doonside, around the reception venue.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Sunset Wedding Photography

We walked out into the bushland a little further from the picnic area, and found THIS. Magic.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | B&W Wedding Photography

When Kath & Marty look at each other, you can tell they are truly in love…!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty |

It’s photos like this that reminds me how much I love what I do.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Wedding Photography Doonside

Kathryn’s stunning dress really shines in this shot, showing the length and details.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Wedding Photography Sunset

It was hard to not keep taking photos when we had such a great location and surrounds.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Outdoor Wedding Sunset

Marty looks on as his beautiful new bride shines for the camera.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Sydney Wedding Photography

Kath & Marty both asked for a special photo at this log cabin since it met so much to them.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Sydney Wedding Photography

Candid photo of Marty being the gentleman that he is and helping his wife through the grass for some more photos.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Groom Wedding Photo

Sometimes you need to let the boys do what they do, and it just works.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Groom Photography

The 3 men looking very serious on a very serious day…

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Candid Wedding Photo

The same 3 serious men, not looking so serious!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Colebee Centre Doonside

The Colebee Centre at Doonside did an amazing job to setup the room and fit all the guests.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Colebee Centre Reception

The reception venue looked great when it was setup, and had a great dance floor!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Wedding Reception Photography

The three flower girls give the newly married couple a hug as they arrive at their wedding reception.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Candid B&W Wedding

Some of the parents enjoying the day almost as much as Kath & Marty!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Newlywed Photography

The newlyweds share a drink during their wedding speeches and enjoy their new married life.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Wedding Dance

Kathryn & Martin’s first dance, and it wasn’t their last…everyone was on the dance floor in no time!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | First Dance

A great little moment shared between Kath & Marty towards the end of their first dance.

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Candid Groom Photo

Marty sharing a little bit of time with his mates!

Sydney Wedding Photography | Kath & Marty | Bridal Flowers

And it was time to throw the flowers…Kath even got it through the ring lights on the roof!

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