Yuka & Ryan: Ilkley Wedding

Ryan and Yuka wedding at Annabelle Chapel Sunshine Coast by Caboolture Wedding Photographer Stuart Cox of Stuart C Photography

Congratulations Ryan and Yuka! 

Ryan and Yuka held their wedding at Annabelle Chapel on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.  A quiet wedding in amongst beautiful gardens with close friends and family. 

My first solo wedding was a little bit different, the trend with young couples from the east is to have a pre-wedding shoot and use these photos to display at the reception for their friends and family to admire.  A few weeks prior the wedding I met with Ryan and Yuka at the chapel to shoot the formal photos, while this is not typical it relieves the pressure and stress of the wedding day and gives the couple more time to hang with their friends and family.  A selection of photos were printed on lustre paper and mounted to display at the reception. 

The wedding day was a relaxed affair where I shot the preparations at home, ceremony and formal group photos before heading to the reception for some candids and cake!  

Stuart turns every session into an adventure. We booked Stuart for 3 days and gave him a huge wish-list of shots that we wanted to play with from idyllic countrysides to casual candid moments to grainy film noir settings. It wasn’t just a photo shoot, it was a good laugh and great day of playing around. Stuart provides a full service which goes far and beyond a simple photography booking.

We spent days sending storyboards, props lists and location ideas back and forth. Stu somehow finds a way to turn each of his photos into a fun, compelling story. My advise is to give him a couple ideas that are important to you, and then just let him run wild with it. You won’t be disappointed and you know you’re getting a personal, dedicated service when your photographer is excitedly replying to your text messages at 2am in the morning..!

Thanks Stu, we really appreciated your creativity, humour and especially all the extra hours you put into our shoot!
— Yuka & Ryan