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About Coast and Pines

 Elopement, Intimate Wedding and Adventure Photographers

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When it comes to our greatest moments in life, they’re usually the small ones – the ones nestled within a special day, when we’re just enjoying life with our loved ones. We love capturing those moments – natural and candid. 

We also love being able to freeze time. It’s not just that a picture tells a thousand words, a picture also allows you to relive a moment – that favourite moment, no matter how small – over and over again.

That’s why we love photographing Elopements and Intimate Weddings. It’s just you and your absolute favourite people, enjoying time together in a way that’s stress-free and authentic. 

Documenting your unique love story is what makes us so excited to work with you.

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Hey! We’re Vanessa and Linden.

The Story Behind Coast and Pines 

If you’ve made it here, the chances are, we’re just like you! As a couple, we feel most at home spending quality time together, exploring the amazing beauty our world has to offer – and it’s safe to say, we prefer wholesome and intimate over busy and extravagant. 

With a combined 15 years+ as photographers, we use our skills to really grab a hold of those small moments and let you enjoy your adventure for what it is – a celebration of you and your connection. 

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Vanessa fell in love with nature amongst the Pines, sparking a love of exploring and documenting love and the environment. Vanessa excels in the business side of things – running all of the admin and client-faced stuff. She lives for the nitty gritty, the planning of Elopements and the careful organisation of galleries and is always there, each step of the way if you ever have a question, issue, or just want to chat.

When she’s not out photographing your love story or planning the next overseas trip, you can find her enjoying a run along the local beach, or cuddling on the couch, watching Netflix with Linden

Linden, growing up by the beach on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, found his creativity exploring the beautiful coastlines. He loves getting out in the water to have a swim, a surf and to take some magazine-worthy shots. The creative of the duo, Linden uses his 12+ years of experience and Degree in Photography to find the perfect artistic shots that reflect the true emotion of the occasion. He’s also the master editor, distilling a day’s worth of shots into the most beautiful array of keepsakes and memories frozen in time.

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What really


To us

01. Connection

We think this is the most important job for a photographer. Building connection on either side of the lens is the key to authentic, natural photos – and plainly, it just makes the experience more fun! We pride ourselves on creating deep connections and friendships, allowing your to let your personalities flourish. It’s not just for the camera, it’s to help you enjoy the best day of your life. 

02. Trust

No part of your experience with us should feel uncomfortable. While it is only natural to feel awkward in front of a camera, you can trust us! Trust is what builds confidence and the ability to feel comfortable – and it makes the photos not just look like you, but feel like you too. 

03. Inclusion

We lovingly and proudly document all love stories. We strongly believe in creating a safe, inclusive space for each and every person that connects with our work. Love is love and this is a safe place for every love story to be felt, heard and seen.

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Documenting your unique and authentic love



If there’s one thing we’ve learnt as Intimate Wedding and Elopement Photographers, it’s the fact that there is no one way to get married or show your love and connection. Each and every couple is different and we truly believe celebrating that is what makes our job most special.

Because of this, we absolutely LOVE hearing your dreams when it comes to planning your special day. But unlike most wedding photographers – who are told when and where to rock up, and simply just do the job, we’re about helping you along each step of the journey. 

We pride ourselves on having the inside scoop on how to plan your day – providing you with the unique direction and guidance to make the journey smooth and stress free. From the initial location guide, to the timeline and on day accompaniment, we’ve got your back!

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"Vanessa & Linden are an awesome couple & team."

They gave us such a fun and comfortable experience during our shoot. We were very much ourselves and it felt like we were hanging out with friends! The photos they captured were way above expectation and the editing is amazing. We really can’t fault a thing. They’re also so sweet and easy to communicate with, answering all questions and concerns! Definitely book your next shoot with them if you haven’t already

- Abi & Tommy

We can't thank Vanessa & Linden for capturing our wedding day so perfectly.

Their candid approach made for such beautiful and intimate photographs. They captured everything while letting us be present in every moment; the raw emotions, the tears, the smiles, the laughter, the dancing and everything else in between.

- Katrina & Cristian

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Locally, Australia-wide or abroad – no matter where you are – We’re here to guide you each step of the way through your Elopement, and document your unique love!