Hunter Valley Wedding Photographer


Hi I'm Mike from Belstar Photography a Hunter Valley Wedding Photographer providing candid ,modern ,creative wedding photography packages .

I am a inclusive Central Coast wedding photographer with almost 10 years professional photographic experience. I am double vaccinated as is my assistant , second shooter and videographer.

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 & family and friends portrait photos in a fun & relaxed unstaged way .

I am based on the Central Coast which is just under 1 hr away from the Hunter valley and i have been coming to the Hunter Valley for many many years for weekends away , Concerts , wine tasting & of course weddings many as the wedding photographer and some as guest.

There is no place like it with some of my favourite restaurants ,wide open vista's ,that timeless look and with so many different Wedding venue options to choose from I love being part of couples weddings who choose the hunter valley region for their wedding.

The Hunter valley has so many great venues many purpose built for weddings all offering something different & unique . So hard for me to pick a favourite from the many I have photographed at. Some still on my bucket list .

Very close to the top of my bucket list is the Convent - Circa 1876 - I have eaten there too many times to remember & would love to shoot a wedding there. 


It’s a beautiful rustic restaurant that is part of The Convent Group. Its history as the name suggests is an original homestead which forms part of the restaurant and is filled with character , charm and warmth. Can accommodate various size groups up to 150. You won’t be disappointed if you choose this venue.

Over the past 25 years or more originally as Roberts restaurant its been a favourite of mine & many others consistently winning awards and leading the way in food innovation. It's not too difficult a place to fall in love with.  


Peppers Creek is a rustic, vineyard wedding venue next door to the Hunter valley gardens.It has a chapel among the vines next door is the reception room Peppers Creek Barrel Room which can accommodate up to 150 guests but have seen it stretched to 200. Every venue is great in the Hunter some better than great & many expensive. Peppers is better than great but also well price and I have heard only positive feedback from couples who had their wedding there.


Another great wedding venue on the right as you turn in to broke road . Have shot many weddings there and it’s recently got a make over during covid not that it needed it . Known for its stunning Chapel great food and of course the award winning sparkling wine. Its location one of the best for accessibility but unfortunately it’s within the 5k no fly zone which makes aerial photography not possible . 

A word of warning it’s a very competitive landscape with wedding venues in the hunter valley don’t expect any venue to allow you to take any photos if your wedding is not there. Even if there is no wedding going on . 

I photography weddings all over NSW and beyond and the Hunter valley not only is one of my favourites but number 1 on my list where I would like to do more weddings . It's very very rustic & warm and provides me more opportunity to be creative for my couples particularly in the black & white space.


Here is a small selection of photos from the weddings that I have shot in the HUNTER VALLEY or near by. I’ve tried to put in a mixture of photos, location photos , candid moments and special couples photos.

A big thank you to all these wonderful couples that have allowed me to capture their story

First dance at wedding hunter valley
daughter  and dad pre wedding  in hunter valley wedding
couple in love in hunter valley wedding

Black and White

I convert a lot of my photos for couples to BW many look better but its always better starting out wanting to take that photo in BW something the hunter valley with its rustic feel demands .

One of my early childhood memories was watching my Dad at the dinning room table " colouring " BW photos for couples.

Yes they did that then.


Bimbadgen is very new & was built just to do weddings, it's modern but still with rustic charm. There is onsite accommodation available , vista's and rolling hills .

It's big and bold and has it all.

Amy & Dane's wedding ( elopement around 35 guests ) was on a hill the other side of the primary venue with reception at the Cellar door restaurant . It was a budget option for them but it worked well even though there was another wedding in the main venue. The venue staff were great & Amy & Dane loved it.



"  Mike we really appreciate the assistance you provided in all areas in such a short time. As actors we were marring so Amy had green card access for USA . ( I had mine & returned to Marry from La just before Covid broke ) We are so glad you convinced us to get a few more photos that speak to our story. We forgot you were even there and your interaction with all our families was great . We also forgive you ha ha for being a bit pushy & getting us to walk down to the vineyard in the sun and wind to take those photos which we just love, love, love. you can edit this out if you want & hope you know we love your work "

Dane & Amy

Bimbadgen - Amy & Dad


Setup a obligation free time to speak with Mike to check his availability & discuss your Wedding Story .

You can call me ( Mike ) on 0413001777.

For 2021/22 bookings made before December 30th for hunter valley weddings I am also offering FREE my mini Wedding website / custom app for 12 mths in advance of your date and 12 mths following .Fully customised with dynamic updates

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