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What to consider when choosing your wedding photography location on the Sunshine Coast – Beach style Moffat Beach Bride and Groom Sunshine Coast

One of the questions I often ask couples that are getting married on the Sunshine Coast when we meet to discuss their wedding photographs is “do you have any ideas on the locations that you would like to visit for your wedding photographs?”

This can be a hard question to answer, Why you ask?  Well, one of the reasons is  because there are so many location possibilities on the Sunshine Coast. Lush green hills, thick forrest, and beach vibes.

I find that a good way to narrow down your ideas is to think about yourself in t he following way. “Am I a Beach person, am I more of a Bush person or am I someone who loves the forrest?”

(If you are a Hinterland/Bush person I have more information for you here – Hinterland Wedding locations)

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Often if your wedding venue and ceremony that is on the Sunshine Coast, there is going to be a beach close by.  maybe your favourite beach, one that you frequent or maybe one that you have grown up close to, or even the simple notion that it is a beautiful location. The beaches on the Sunshine Coast certainly make a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs.

On the Sunshine Coast there so many beautiful beaches to choose from. Here are a few things to consider when deciding on the perfect beach location:

How far do we need to travel to get to the beach? 

This is VERY important when it come to your portraits session after the ceremony! maximising our time together means more photographs for you! Let’s choose somewhere close so we are not wasting valuable time driving from one location to the other. Its best to allow at least an hour for your portraits session between your ceremony and reception.  And you travel is additional time to take into consideration.

Is it busy around the time that you are planning your photographs? 

This can affect your photographs and possibly the editing of your images to eliminate bystanders in your background. The editing side of your images may attract an additional cost due to the extra time for your photographer to modify your images to suit. Something worth discussing beforehand with your photographer.

What is the level of the tide at that time? 

If you have your heart set on walking along the beach for your photographs it is best to time your session around mid tidal times as some of the beaches are not ideal at high tide.  Lets create those magical images for you when the water level is perfect for you both to walk along the sand.

Is the beach clean from rubbish and debris? 

Once again this can create unsightly distractions in your images and mean that there is additional editing involved before your beach shot is printed. We as photographers love the idea of you having a perfect location shot on your wall.

Is there a variety of locations at your chosen beach? 

This is a great thing to keep in mind when considering your beach location as there is potential to create a variation in the background of you images for your collection. This is  only if there is a good rang in the one location. Consider the trees, if there is long grass and possibly any buildings walls or structures that are nearby. It is great to have a few different ideas in mind to create variety without losing any valuable travel time during your photography session.

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Now if you are a destination bride traveling to the Sunshine Coast and your not 100% familiar with the area, why not check out some of the resources I have listed below for beach locations for your wedding photographs.  And also don’t forget to ask, I have some great location suggestion that would be perfect for your day!

Visit Sunshine Coast

Top 5 Sunshine Coast Beaches 

A guide to Sunshine Coast beaches

Sunshine Coast secret beaches

And for further information about Sunshine Coast weddings why not head over to one of the Sunshine Coast best wedding resources, The Brides Tree, so much pretty inspiration for all brides!

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So if you have chosen a Sunshine Coast wedding destination it is going to be incredible and it would be fantastic to hear all about what you have planned so far!

Location – Moffat Beach

Photographer – Terri Hanlon Photography

Dress –  When Freddi met Lilly

Hair and Makeup – The Beauty Case

Suit – When Freddi met Lilly

Flowers –  Francesca’s Flowers

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