Central Coast Wedding Photographer
Candid Modern Creative
Hi I'm Mike from Belstar Photography a central coast wedding Photographer. I live on the central coast where some of my favourite Wedding venues are and photograph weddings in Newcastle , Hunter valley , Port Macquarie , Coffs Harbour as well as Sydney and beyond.
My wedding style is to document the day as it unfolds in a candid , modern , creative way. . As well as capturing those must have shots of family and friends portrait in a fun & relaxed way . We discuss prior your thoughts and ideas and any special photos you require & much planning discussion takes place with you but nothing is scripted.
I love vibrant colours & cool natural tones ( none of that muted- dull stuff here ) I believe your wedding photos should speak to who you are and be real and provide timeless memories that reflect your day as it unfolded and not the latest style trends.
Each year I take on a limited amount of clients so that I can give everyone the same amount of time and attention. I have never liked time limits or any limits and do all of my own editing. Find out more about me on my About page as well as pricing & options on my pricing page.
Kind words & stories
Port Macquarie -
" We wanted to thank you for being our wedding photographer and providing us with a lifetime of memories we appreciate your input at all levels and interaction with everyone on the day. You made us all feel at ease and we absolutely love the photos.
Mike was a pleasure to work with gave us sound advice and direction not only on the day but prior to our day. He had our sneak peak back us within 24 hrs and final photos and music slideshow within the month. We can recommend Mike and be happy to speak with anyone should they wish to speak directly us.
Roger and Katlin
" 2 weeks from our day our photographer was MIA . Our videographer suggested Mike. We meet for the first time early the day of our wedding . Mike asked a few questions meet our wedding party & family & made everyone feel at ease. All I remember was Mike saying " I want you to relax enjoy the day I have got this " I don’t remember seeing much of Mike but Brenton assured me he was around. When we saw the sneak peak next day & final photos we were amazed. We were so lucky to have him as our photographer."
Madison & Brenton
Kooindah Waters golf resort
Mike we love all of the photos you have sent so far you captured the spirit on the day just perfectly. We cannot wait to see more . We wanted to thank you and Sonny for all the work you did on the day to make it a very special one for us. As ell as guiding us prior to the wedding , the pre wedding shoot with the kids as well as Introducing us to Anne-Marie at “Your first Dance Co “ . That was such a great idea and made for a very special first dance for us surprising everyone. Happy to recommend you to any new .
Kristine & Ondre
APPROACH & EXPERIENCE
I am a people person but at a wedding I am very much in the background wanting to capture those moments as they unfold . Every wedding is unique and very special in different ways to each couple. I like to get to know my couples and tailor my interaction to their needs & personality .
After a successful business career and now over 250 weddings I am good at reading the room and doing what’s needed to achieve the required results .
I think it’s good for you to get on with your photographer and feel like he is family and more often than not it feels like this for me. That said I am conscious of the fact that I am providing a service and will be remembered for some shot I missed or story not told and am always prepared to engage appropriately & offer direction on the day if need be . I like to over prepare and plan so on the day I can react and take advantage of things that occur often resulting in some of my most memorable shots . After the wedding when I am reviewing photos with the couple I often hear “ I don’t remember you taking that or where were you “ it ‘s music to my ears and I am pretty sure any candid wedding photographer .
You simply can't place a value on having a experienced professional at your wedding. Your photographer needs to know what will happen before it does, anticipate moments, be flexible on the spot, know how to help you schedule your day as well as conquer any lighting (or weather!) condition. I would say that about 40-75 weddings is what it takes to acquire and perfect these skills.
Each year I take on a limited amount of clients so that I can give everyone the same amount of time and attention.
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I appreciate you taking time to view my wedding photography and love working with couples that are familiar with my wedding style .
Here is a small selection of photos from my weddings over the past 10 years that I have shot.
A big thank you to all the wonderful couples that have allowed me to capture their story
CAPTURING THE STORY OF YOUR WEDDING
Setup a obligation free time to speak and or meet to discuss your Wedding Story or call me ( Mike ) on 0413001777.
2022/23 BOOKING BONUS OFFERS
Currently we are offering a number of bonus booking offers to choose from including Half price Album offers & free engagement shoots for all 2022-23 weddings booked with paid deposit before June 30th. Send us your details via our wedding contact form and we will share these bonus offers with you.
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