Elopement, Intimate Wedding and Couples Photography

Capturing those beautiful moments – the big and the small – that tell a thousand stories and last a lifetime. 

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Is

This

You?

You don’t want your wedding to be masses of people, awkward photoshoots and meaningless traditions. 

You feel unsure about how to even start thinking about organising an Elopement or Intimate Wedding.

You love being outdoors, enjoying beautiful scenery and the wonders of nature with your loved ones. 

You feel most comfortable out of the limelight and away from the centre of attention – you prefer intimate gatherings. 

You’re not about the materialistic, tokenistic aspects of a Wedding – you’d rather just be in your favourite place surrounded by the people you love, doing the things you love.

Umm.. Yes!

So, traditional isn’t for you – guess what? It’s not for us either.

That’s why we love working alongside you to create authentic experiences that truly reflect your personalities and connection. We’re here to help guide you each step of the way, helping you feel comfortable, confident and at home with each other on your special day.

Whether it’s a ceremony atop the summit of peak in the Kosciuszko National Park, or an Intimate Wedding at your favourite local beach, we’re here to help your dreams come true.

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OUR

Services

Pricing/Investment:

Two photographers for the whole day – no missed moments!
Planning Resources and Assistance
Online Gallery and Keepsake USB
Added Polaroid Shots for on-the-day keepsakes

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what's included:

Packages starting from $3,200 AUD

Elopements and Intimate Weddings

Whether it’s just you, a celebrant and us as your witnesses for a private beach Elopement, or some of your nearest and dearest for an intimate Wedding, we’ll guide you through the lead up to the day, and document the true candid beauty of your celebration.

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Pricing/Investment:

Two photographers for the whole day – no missed moments!
Planning Resources and Assistance
Online Gallery 

02.

what's included:

Packages starting from $750 AUD

Adventure Couple Photoshoots

Engagement, Maternity, Honeymoon, Pre Wedding, or even an adventurous day out – no matter your occasion, we’ll work alongside you to capture those authentic, natural moments that last a lifetime. 

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How it all works…

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PRE-Experience

After you get in touch, we’ll reach out to organise a chat and provide some examples of our galleries. From here, we’ll meet to talk through your vision and our packages. To secure your date, all we need is a signed contract and a 30% retainer.  Following this, we’ll send you through an in depth planning guide – where you’ll provide all the specifics (or things you’re unsure of). This helps us to provide the best plan possible, including location lists and vendor recommendations. A month or two from the date, we’ll send out a final questionnaire, to confirm details and allow us to put together a comprehensive timeline of the day. 

Step One: 

Your Special day

After communication throughout the week leading up, we’ll meet you at your chosen location ready to guide you through the day ahead! We’ll make sure to bring our polaroid cameras too, as it means we can get some candid snaps that you can take with you at the end of the day!

Step TWO: 

POST-Experience

We’ll send you a sneak peek gallery within a week, followed by the full gallery within 4-6 weeks, where the photos can be saved, shared and passed on directly from the gallery. Fine art wedding albums and USB print boxes will be ready within 90 days of the gallery’s completion. We’ll also ask for any feedback you may have in the form of a review – we always love hearing from you!. 

Step THREE: 

questions

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frequently

How do we personalise this experience to feel true to us? 

  • Choose a location that has special significance to you as a couple. It may be somewhere you’ve never visited, or somewhere you spend plenty of time – either way, significance in your heart is key!
  • Select your guest list carefully to include those who are 100% there to support you, cheer you on and add some great value to your day together. 
  • Personalise your experience to include activities that you love most! If going sightseeing and roadtripping is your favourite way to adventure, hop in the car and let’s make a day of it, stop off at a few spots and get some epic photos along the way! If you both love paddle boarding together, why not start the day in the bay?

By making every decision around who you two are, what you love and what feels most authentic to you, it will ensure that the experience is better than you could ever dream.

Can you help us find the perfect location? We’re looking for a secluded place that feels like an adventure.

We provide all our couples with personalised lists of potential locations. We love working with your idea of your perfect day and doing some research to find the location to match. We provide lists for each part of your day, from ceremony spots, to additional portrait locations, accommodation and even post elopement celebration restaurants and venues. 

We feel awkward in front of the camera, can you help us feel more confident?

Don’t worry – everyone feels awkward having their photo taken, but it’s a good photographer's job to ensure you feel comfortable and like yourselves throughout the full experience. We photograph in a natural, candid and documentary style, where we guide you through the environment to evoke natural connection and movement in every moment. You won’t get staged or posed photos here, we will capture your true essence and have fun along the way! 5 minutes in, we’re sure you’ll forget it’s a “photoshoot” and you’ll just be enjoying the moments with your partner.

Do you travel interstate or overseas?

Yes, we love travelling! Vanessa is from Canada, so we frequently travel between Canada and Australia. Our love story began in Iceland, so travel is very much a part of our love story and our background. We would happily jump on a plane, or driver's seat of the car to make the trip to tell your elopement story! 

How can we keep the vulnerable moments private but still include loved ones in the experience?

A great way to approach this is to split your day into two parts. Part 1 could be for just the two of you. This could be the morning of your elopement or wedding day or an entirely separate day, where you say your vows, have a private ceremony, and fill your moments with activities that you both love to do together. 

Part 2 could be the evening, or a separate day where you have a celebration with family and friends. You can have 2 ceremonies, the second being a much less intimate experience involving guests, or you could just have a reception with them.The beauty of an intimate wedding or elopement, is that the choice is all yours!

If you don’t want to have guests physically present, there are also plenty of options – you could:

  • Have them write letters for you to read on the day. 
  • Video call them at some point throughout the day.  
  • Bring them along wedding attire shopping with you and get them involved in the fun parts of the planning process.
  • You can video the ceremony on your phone so they can relive it, or you could even gift them a photo album or share your photos with them after the day so they can relive it with you.

Testimonials

Testimonials

"Coast & Pines was one of the best decisions we made for our day!"

Vanessa planned almost everything in one way or another which. She was our rock. We paid for what we thought was a photographer and we got so much more than that! We had brochure after brochure tailor made for us to help choose what venues we wanted for our meals and what location for photos. When an issue would arise or something needed changing, Vanessa would help in anyway she could and made me feel so safe asking her. We didn’t just get planning assistance- we got someone just as excited for our day as we were, if not more!

- jacquiline & jordan

“The outcome exceeded both our expectations."

Vanessa & Linden are so easy to get along with and make sure you will be super comfortable and are having fun!! We love our pictures so so so much!!!! You can not go wrong choosing this power couple for your special occasions!

Romy & Liam

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