Michael + Megan

Michael + Megan had the right idea. Take over an entire tropical resort for the weekend, invite closest family & friends and get married. The Elandra was the perfect place to entertain guests with an epic pool deck lined with palm trees. Mission Beach is only a few steps away, and if you're lucky you may get to meet the local cassowary family living around the grounds.

These two will always have a special place in my photography career. They were the first couple that I did an engagement shoot for.  Im not going to lie, we all had nervous butterflies on that day. However, from the engagement shoot we built a level of trust and comfort. I'm so grateful for this, as it allowed me to capture the genuine love they have for each other on their wedding day.

Michael + Megan, thanks for having me :)

THOSE Blooms: Flowers By Jenny ~ Make up: All Eyes On You ~ Hair: Erica McCaul ~ Dress: Grace Loves Lace ~ Venue: The Elandra

Kirrah + Mitch

Kirrah and Mitch’s gorgeous Palm Cove elopement proves that all you need for a magical forest wedding is family, some ceremonial wine, and a private getaway to say “I do”!

An intimate ceremony was held in the shade of the rainforest with views spanning the coast of Palm Cove. Once the formalities and congratulations were complete I took the loved up couple on a romantic adventure through the property's gardens and forest.

Location : Sapphire Ridge l Make up : Tokunai Hair

Jasmine + Brett

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

A tropical island off the coast of Bali was the destination for my first wedding of 2017. It didn't disappoint with private villas, white beaches and a scenic coast line to provide an epic location for a few Bintang beers and photos.

For the guests, bride and groom I'm sure most will agree that a destination wedding feels like an extended holiday. With 40+ guests attending I'd continually run into them while driving around on my hired scooter, eating breakfast or having a beer at a cliff side bar. I made new friends fast and was welcomed by everyone. I arrived to Lembongan as a solo traveller and left with a new island family.

Jasmine & Brett, what can I say? That was a day I’ll never forget. Thank you so much for trusting a 'little-known' Cairns photographer with your legendary Indonesian wedding.

Kershia & Ben

Outback Wedding

This is a wedding I'll never forget. From morning till night I pieced together the story of Kershia and Ben and how their wedding day was about unbreakable love, hardship and commitment. The 15th of October was the day I photographed a celebration and binding love of a new family on their outback property.

Testimonial

"Jason did such an amazing job of covering our special day! I was really unsure about who to pick as i knew the photos were to be all and end all for me. Jason was recommended to me by a girlfriend so I went and had a look at his page, Facebook stalked his person page and thought "yep, this is who i want to cover my wedding". I am so glad I put more of my budget into my photos because at the end of the day it's all you have to look back on! The only issue I have had with Jason is that there are wayyyy too many good photos. I can not decide which I will put on my walls! 
A relaxed laid back wedding, with a relaxed photographer means amazing, natural photos!
Will recommend to everyone! 

Thanks Jason, you captured every single moment, stayed longer than you had to and did more than what was expected!"

By Cairns Wedding Photographer, Jason Van't Padje.

Jasmin & Andrew

The sun cast a golden light over a towering Bamboo forest, sugarcane farm and a secluded ceremonial garden to conclude an epic day of love with Jasmin and Andrew.

Location: L A L O L I Garden.

By Cairns Wedding Photographer, Jason Van't Padje.