Weddings on Magnetic Island QLD 2014

Well its that time of year again when the mercury starts to push my comfort zone and I get to pack away my wedding shoes for a couple of months. So time to take stock, reflect on the year that was and make plans for new and exciting changes ahead. Below is a collection of my favorite images from some of the weddings that I had the pleasure an honour to photograph on Magnetic Island in 2014. 
Sadly though my home away from home namely Lotus House on the beach at Horseshoe Bay has stopped taking bookings for wedding receptions - all fingers crossed that this situation will change in the near future.
And a massive thank you, thank you, thank you to all the couples that I met along the way.

Alessha + Chris
Bettina + Dan
Callie + Neil
Erin + Dan
Emma + Tom
Kiana + Christian
Teressa + Chris

Big thanks also to the crew from Magnetic Island Weddings
and Jacquie from Peppers Blue on Blue.



Magnetic Island Wedding Photography 2013

As the wedding season up here in the tropics starts to draw to a close for 2013 its time to look back at the year that was. For this post I've collected some of my favourite images from Magnetic Island - I recently also did a post of favourites from Lotus House on Magnetic Island. Thanks again to Anne Marie, Whitney and Darren from Magnetic Island Weddings, Jacquie from Peppers Resort and of course all the wonderful couples shown here - you guys were awesome.Kahli & Alex Laura & Joss Michelle & Hunter Melissa & Richard Jessica & Daniel Emma & James Marissa & Brenton

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Townsville Triathlon Festival

The hugely popular Townsville Triathlon Festival was held this weekend along The Strand. Due to other commitments I could only compete in the team event on the Sunday so "Team Awesome" had its third crack at the event in as many years. Amelia swam, Stephen on bike and I brought us home in the run leg. We came 15th in the mix non-corporate group. Next year I'd like to have another go at the individual event - all I need to do is to learn to love swimming or at the very least tolerate it. I love the atmosphere of events like this and seeing so many people having a go and enjoying the beautiful environment that we are blessed with here in Townsville.

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Lotus House - Magnetic Island

Its been a fantastic year for weddings and Lotus House on Magnetic Island has been one of the highlights. Here are just a few of my favourite images from the house and adjoining beach. Several years ago Kelvin had the vision to build a Balinese inspired beach house situated meters away from the waters of Horseshoe Bay. It has now become a favourite location for destination beach weddings in Nth Queensland. Just recently my clients were telling me about their excitement at being able to watch whales playing in the water right in front of the house. Bookings can be made with Best of Magnetic and wedding coordination plus catering with Magnetic Island Weddings.

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