Port Macquarie Wedding Photographer

Candid Modern Creative

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

I am a inclusive 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 of family and friends portrait in a fun & relaxed way . We discuss prior your thoughts and ideas and any special photos you require but nothing is scripted.

I have a modern style & love vibrant colours & cool natural tones ( none of that muted- dull stuff here )

I am based on the central coast which is just under 3 hrs away from Port Macquarie and include all travel costs in my packages . I have been coming to Port Macquarie , Coffs Harbour & Sawtell for almost as long as I can remember for holidays , surfing trip , getaways and of course weddings my first some 7 to 8 years ago .Since then I have had the pleasure of being part of many couple's special day in the Port Macquarie , Coffs Harbour regions & its one of my favourite wedding locations

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.

Port Macquarie is a beautiful city four hundred kilometres north of Sydney. I always say it feels more like a big country town on the beach and many of the couples who's weddings I have photographed live elsewhere but return to port for the Weddings and always say how much they miss home . Its such a gorgeous place to have a wedding or elopement. Great beaches with easy access ,a lighthouse, the ocean and river front all very close by and ideal for post wedding photos

There are numerous great reception venues in Port Macquarie catering for small intimate weddings up to larger weddings with 300 or more.Two of the larger ones are Sails & Rydges but they both work very well for5 smaller intimate events

Sails Port Macquarie has a ocean-river frontage and it provides couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot, and reception all within the one location while still being just 20 mins away from local Port Macquarie iconic locations . Has its own Chapel and multiple reception options for up to 250 guests .Great team to look after you well know by brides as one of the best . The food is first class. In my time since my first wedding there 9 years ago its gone through quite a few changes including an extensive refurbishment in 2018 and is presently ( April 22 ) looking fantastic.

Rydges Port Macquarie is one of the most popular choices for Port Macquarie wedding venues and one of my favourites also – Its very central in town has waterfront views of the Hastings River and the Pacific Ocean with floor-to-ceiling windows in the function rooms which can be configured for both intimate weddings and weddings up to 250-300 guests. Just 15mins or less to several great photo locations all with great access.

It has a state of art projection system which i just love and have used several times at weddings .It has drop down screens and stereo sound great for a slideshow of some of your weddings images taken earlier that day. It's a great way to share your photos with your wedding guests on the day.

I photography weddings all over NSW and beyond and Port Macquarie is high on my list as one of my favourite destinations .


Shelly Beach Port Macquarie

Harry's Hut Port Macquarie

Aanuka Beach Coffs Harbour

Shelly Beach 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 & Katlin

Port Macquarie

" Adrian and I would like to say a massive thank you to Mike and Deb at for helping to make our special day a memorable one. We new the photos would be great but they were next level love all the photos Thanks for the hours you put into our mini wedding website so all our friends and family could join in our celebration. The music slideshow you prepared and showed at desert of photo’s you took earlier at our ceremony was a hit & surprise to many with a few guests complaining to me that it took them 6 mths to get there’s . It was a very organised and well managed approach and we are glad we chose Belstar.

Malee & Adrian

Aanuka Beach Coffs Harbour

" Mike , You and Deb were amazing on every level. So happy with the photo’s that we have seen so far and now appreciate much more goes in to achieving this. We love the Candid style you have but also happy that you pushed us in taking those family and friends portraits with everyone looking so relaxed. Be happy to speak to or recommend you. We liked your style but really didn’t have much idea about what we wanted or needed to focus on and we both appreciate the industry knowledge you shared with us and our family who helped us financially .It was much appreciated. 

Thank you so much. 

Elise and Avo 


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.

Port Macquarie Wedding Photos

Here is a small selection of photos from the weddings that I have shot from Port Macquarie or near by.

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


Setup a obligation free time to speak and or meet to discuss your Wedding Story or call me ( Mike ) on 0413001777.


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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