When I think of all the weddings I’ve photographed to date, I think I’d have to say Mel and Nick’s was the most honest, personal and emotional. It was truly touching to witness. I’m something of a sympathetic crier, so when Mel’s tears started up right before she walked down the aisle, I had to work hard to keep my own back!

I have a lot in common with these guys – we share a love of great music (they signed the marriage register to Incubus’ “Friends and Lovers”, which is a song that’s very close to my own partner’s and my hearts) and a love of Asian, particularly Japanese, culture (hence the Hello Kitty/sakura-themed cake), and having so much in common really made me feel like I was capturing the memories of two kindred spirits. Their wedding day was such a pleasure to photograph.

I drove past the beautiful grassy patch where Mel and Nick were married recently. Kingscliff’s been experiencing some pretty drastic erosion the past few years, and that gorgeous little knoll is almost gone. Thankfully, the memories (and the photos) are still here.

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel & Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel & Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

 

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love
Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love

Erin Smith wedding photographer Mel Nick Kingscliff love
Wedding ceremony: Kingscliff Beach
Wedding reception: Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club