Claudia and Chris’ intimate Byron at Byron Crystalbrook Resort wedding was wild! I hadn’t actually been to Byron at Byron before and seriously, stepping into this venue was like stepping into another world. To give you an idea, think stunning rainforest meets the beach. It’s truly next level!
I did however start off the day photographing Chris and his son’s preparations. It was so sweet to capture these beautiful moments between these two. My little River is only 6 months behind Chris and Claudia’s 2 year old son, so it was really nice to imagine what River will be like in a few months time.
Byron at Byron Crystalbrook Resort Wedding Photography
Upon arriving at Byron at Byron, I made my way past all the outdoor yoga classes, through the winding rainforest boardwalks to Claudia’s wedding prep. I immediately deployed two of Claudia’s besties to help me get a unique shot of her wedding dress amongst the rainforest. Truth is, Claudia probably would have freaked if she knew the many thorns we narrowly dodged to get her wedding dress in place. But hey, what she doesn’t know won’t hurt, right? (Wait a minute, she’ll probably read this…😬).
As for Claudia and Chris, they were such an adventurous and outgoing couple that were so fun to be around. It’s not every bride that’s up for jumping in the ocean in her wedding dress. You’ll see what I mean when you scroll to the end.
I absolutely lost it the next day when I saw on Claudia’s Insta story Chris face planting into the remains of their wedding cake. Yep, the couples I photograph are pretty damn awesome!
We ended the day by getting sunset photos at one of my favourite beaches on the whole east coast of Australia. Wategos Beach is so stunning and unique. It’s certainly not every beach on the east coast where you can capture the sun setting over the ocean!
All in all, Claudia and Chris’ elopement style wedding was an absolute blast. Thanks so much for having me as a part of your special day Claudia and Chris xo
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If you’re looking for a Byron Bay wedding photographer who will jump in the surf with you in your wedding gear, then I’m the photographer for you. Contact me here to get the ball rolling. Psst… I also love photographing weddings in The Gold Coast, Brisbane, The Sunshine Coast, Sydney and beyond.