Ever since I was involved in an amazing photoshoot at Gabbinbar Homestead mid 2017, I've been so eager to be involved in a styled shoot in my neck of the woods on the Sunshine Coast. What better way to celebrate the passing of the new marriage legislation by pulling together some amazing Sunshine Coast vendors and heading to the hinterland with a gorgeous couple for a photoshoot. 

You may recognise this couple - they've been in the Sunshine Coast Daily on several occasions (you can see them here and here). They've been such strong advocates for marriage equality. You can see the passion in their eyes with each other, and the pleasure knowing that they can now legally marry within their own country.

We started out at the beautiful Annabella Chapel (Ilkley) before moving onto the most photographed location on the Sunshine Coast - One Tree Hill, Maleny. One Tree Hill is a privately owned working cattle farm that wedding parties and photographers can gain access to by booking and paying a donation to the Woods Family. Margaret Woods and her family have donated $40,000 to charity over the time that they've welcomed people onto their property. It is with great sadness that Margaret passed away during December, however her legacy lives on through her family and the community of Maleny.

Shoot dream team:

Photographer – Ink & Ivory Photography

Videographer – Jensen & Young

Florist – The Posy Co.

Makeup – Level Eleven Makeup

Couple dressed by – Suits Direct

Jewellery – McLean & Co Jewellers

Ceremony venue – Annabella Chapel

Picnic Styling – Deep Love Picnics

Couple - Sandy Wert & Christopher Symanski