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New Package Details and Pricelists, I Want Your Feedback

I’m about to completely redo my photography price lists from scratch. Here’s your chance to tell me what you want and how much you want to pay for it. Weddings, portraits, anything – please let me know what you would expect to receive and how much you would expect to pay. Just send me a message from the contacts page or via Facebook.

And as an incentive – the most helpful responder gets a free portrait photoshoot. Also, please go like my page at

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Photography Models Needed in the Northern Rivers, Lismore, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lennox Head

I need more models for photoshoots around the Northern Rivers area. Men, women, families. No experience needed. Lifestyle pics like this one. It’s fun and you get paid, or you can get pics from a free pro photoshoot.

Send me a message from my contacts page for more details – also let all your friends know.

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Mantra at Salt wedding photography

Mantra on Salt Wedding Photography Album, Kingscliff

All weddings are different. Some weddings are beautifully styled. Some are in gorgeous locations. Some are budget weddings others have no expense spared. Some weddings are delightfully romantic. Some are quirky. Some weddings have themes. They best weddings all have one thing in common.

The best weddings are all about the bride and groom doing just what they want on their wedding day.

When it came to Rochelle and Ben’s wedding at Mantra on Salt in Kingscliff, I knew it was going to be one of the best weddings from the moment I met them. Here is a couple who are know what they want and are going places. They also know how to have a good time. I knew it was going to be a fun wedding. And it was. Lots of grins and lots of laughs. It was great.

Their wedding album is done and looks great too. Here’s a slideshow of their album layouts. Hope you like looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed being their wedding photographer.

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Northern NSW Wedding Photography from Kingscliff to Yamba, Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore

I’ve just put together a handful of images for a reception venue in Northern NSW. Thought I may as well show them here as well. The photos are from weddings I have photographed recently in Lismore, Byron Bay, Kingscliff, Ballina and Yamba.

And on to the wedding photography:

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Beautiful Kingscliff Beach Wedding Photography, Mantra on Salt

I had the absolute pleasure of being Rochelle and Ben’s wedding photographer for their wedding at the Kingscliff beachside resort of Mantra on Salt.

This wedding had it all, beautiful bride, handsome groom, wild guests, hot cars, superb weather, stunning location and a bit of drama. I’ll tell you about the drama because I’ll remember it forever.

Tied to Rochelle’s bouquet were three family heirloom wedding and engagement rings from Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers. Just after a bridesmaid commented that we should take them off and put the rings somewhere safe, the rings came loose and Rochelle noticed them missing. Two were found quickly, one was gone. The search was on.

Everyone nearby, including a few resort guests, were pressed into service to find the missing wedding ring. Just when we thought it was gone, one of the groomsmen came to the rescue and found the ring.

And on with taking more photos.

If you would like to see more photos from this wedding, jump over to my Facebook page here.

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Kingscliff Wedding Photography from Mantra on Salt

Here’s a quick look at an image from Ben and Rochelle’s wedding in Kingscliff at Mantra on Salt.

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It was a great fun wedding in beautiful Northern NSW sunshine. I always knew I was going to have a great time as their wedding photographer. I also knew the party was set to be huge when I saw these two guests rocking fully wild hair. Love it.

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Kingscliff Wedding Photography Featured in Sydney Newspaper

Great start to the day. Just found out that a photo I took at Natalie and Jonathan’s wedding at Peppers at Salt in Kingscliff has been featured in a Sydney newspaper today.

Another cool coincidence is that the wedding was on 11-11-11 and the photo appeared on page 111 of the newspaper.

Great place for a wedding. Great place to be the wedding photographer.Kingscliff Wedding Photographer

Kingscliff Wedding Photographer

How to Lose Weight and Get In Shape For Your Wedding – 5 Tips

It’s an issue that pretty much every bride fears and every wedding photographer faces. If not managed properly the fear results in a simple statement to the photographer on the wedding day, “Can you Photoshop out my back fat?”. The problem is that’s the wrong question. The bride should have asked the question months before, “How do I get rid of my back fat?”. The irony is, it’s pretty easy and I’m here to give you some tips.

1. When to start.
Easy answer, immediately. Ideally you’ll be starting at least 3 months before the wedding. Longer is better. Don’t worry about your dress, you can get it altered.

2. I hate running, gyms, sport, whatever. Find exercise you like.
If you hate running, then cool, don’t run. But you’re going to have to find some kind of exercise you do like. Try a bunch of stuff (swimming, walking, cross fit, bootcamp, kayaking) and keep going until you find something you like. Aerobic exercise isn’t really going to help you slim down that much. It will make you fell better though, you’ll be toned and tightened. Life in general will get easier.

3. Why exercise alone won’t cut fat
There are lots of people out there who are ‘skinny fat’, that is they are thin but unfit. There are also other people who are overweight but super fit. The difference is the thin / unfit person is probably eating a good diet, but not exercising. The overweight yet fit person is likely to be eating poorly while doing a lot of exercise. The problem is, both are unhealthy. A good diet and exercise are both required to be healthy. The surprising part if the exercise / food equation is the amount of exercise required to burn off a given amount of food. Everyone knows apples are good for you, but you’re going to have to run for over a kilometre to burn it off. Without changing your diet, you’ll need to do excessive amounts of exercise to burn off the food you eat.

4. Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat, Carbs Make You Fat
Fat is essential for your body to function and fat in your diet is not the culprit for making you gain weight. The predominant cause of weight gain are carbohydrates. Carbs can be complex or simple. The simple carbs are pretty much just various forms of sugar. They cause an insulin response and that leads to the body storing the sugar in fat cells. Carbs make you fat. These bad carbs are found in soft drinks, fruit, bread, pasta, potatoes, sauces, cereal, cakes, etc. Eliminate carbs from your diet and you’ll strip kilos off in no time. No calorie counting, no points, no shakes, no hassles. Just stop eating carbs. And drink water. Lots of it. About 30mls per kilo of body weight. That’s 2250mls per day for a 75kg woman.

5. Lift Weights, Heavy Ones
Girls are scared of lifting weights but they shouldn’t be. Big, bulky muscles are hard to grow. You will grow some muscle though – firm, fat burning muscle. You might even get yourself a set of Sarah Connor arms (see pic)

That’s it. Give yourself plenty of time. Get rid of carbs from your diet. Find exercise you like. Lift weights. Drink lots of water. Done, no back fat.

Want to know more? Check out Mark’s Daily Apple for food ideas, Nerd Fitness for exercise and if you’re looking to get really ripped, follow the Miss Nutrition blog.

To finish, here’s a fun pic from Natalie and Jonathan’s wedding at Kingscliff. They’re both runners and wanted to have a bit of fun with their running shoes on the wedding day.

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