Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Artistique Photography by Nicolette - Kimberley and Ricky's Beautiful Wedding

Artistique Wedding Photography

Kimberley and Ricky's Wedding Day
Peterson House, Hunter Valley
Kimberley and Ricky were married on a beautiful warm spring afternoon at the beautiful Peterson House Winery, Hunter Valley.  Kimberley got ready for her wedding at Chateau Elan, arriving for the late afternoon ceremony in a stretch VW.  Here are a few photos from her beautiful wedding day.

Artistique Wedding Photography
Central Coast NSW Professional Photographer

Monday, 19 September 2016

Artistique Wedding Photography - Bride's Choice Awards

Artistique Wedding Photography

Brides Choice Awards - Central Coast NSW

A big thank you to my past brides who have nominated me as Photographer of the Year in the inaugural Brides Choice Awards, Central Coast.  I have been notified that I have been nominated.  Awards will be announced at a gala cocktail function on 18 October.

I certainly have a passion for wedding photography and like to produce beautiful memories of the highest quality.  Every wedding I capture is uniquely different and I always feel honoured that the bride and groom have asked me to be a part of such a special day.

I love to capture candid shots, as well as beautifully posed and I always ask my couples during our pre wedding planning meeting, what type of wedding photography they like.  

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Artistique Wedding Photography - Weddings, Engagement and Expos

Artistique Wedding Photography


Two Weddings, One Engagement and Wedding Expo

I thought I would write a quick Blog and tell you about one of my busy weekends ahead - actually this coming weekend.  Being a busy full time professional Wedding Photographer on the Central Coast NSW, most of my work is from Friday until end of Sunday, with other assignments during the weekdays; sunset portrait shoots etc.  ..... And wedding season is just starting!

I have just finished getting ready for the next three days, 3 lots of batteries charged, memory cards, cameras and props sorted,  and I tell you, the only time I will stop is when I am asleep!  

Tomorrow I am off to the beautiful Hunter Valley where at least 60% of my weddings are, and will be at the beautiful Peterson House Winery.  My coverage for Kimberley and Ricky's wedding is 9 hours so at around 11pm I will make the 1.30hr trip back home to the Central Coast.  Arrive home and put all the camera compact flash memory cards and their SD back up cards into the locked filing cabinet before going to bed.

Saturday morning I am off to capture Terri-Anne and Tony's beautiful day wedding on the Central Coast before heading home for 30 mins, have a bite to eat, lock up the memory cards, and then off to capture Jellissa and Chris' engagement party until 10pm.  Arriving home around 10.45pm, lock up the memory cards and off to bed.

Sunday, I set out at 6.20am for set up from 7am at The Springs Wedding Expo on the Central Coast, ready to talk to prospective brides until 3pm.  I will arrive home some time after 4.30pm.

Monday I will be putting sneak preview albums on my business Facebook page ( for Kimberley and Ricky's Wedding and Jellissa and Chris' Engagement Party.

Now it is time for me to have some lunch, pop out and make sure enough food in the house for the next three days and then maybe have some "me time" for an hour or so!  Have a lovely weekend everyone, and will post some beautiful photos on Monday.

Artistique Wedding Photography by Nicolette

Friday, 2 September 2016

Artistique Wedding Photography - Teresa and Eddie's pre wedding session

Artistique Wedding Photography 

Teresa and Eddie's pre wedding session

Last weekend Teresa and Eddie had their pre wedding photo session at Magenta Shores Resort and Beach.  I include a pre wedding session in each of my three wedding photography packages.  These are usually planned for the two to three months prior to the couple's wedding day.  It is a good idea as you get to know the couple and they get to know you too!  

The couple also get on USB approx 40 images and can display one in a frame at their Reception, use an 8x12 photo and place on larger white backing board and have guests sign all around it (instead of the traditional guest book).  I like to give a little tuition on how to put the wedding bands on during exchange of rings.  This is a shot I really like to capture and it can be very difficult if the groom's hand goes over the top of the ring during placement!  

Couples can choose anywhere along the Central Coast, NSW, but popular locations are Watkin's Jetty at Long Jetty, Norah Head Lighthouse and rock platform, Toowoon Bay, Shelly Beach, Wamberal, Terrigal Haven. Here are some photos from Teresa and Eddies pre wedding photo session.

Please visit my website - to see more photos in my Galleries and Packages as well.  Also you can click on the Blog tab at the top of the page to view more of my blogs.

Artistique Wedding Photography, Toowoon Bay, NSW. Australia.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Artistique Wedding Photography - Chris and Gemma are married

Artistique Wedding Photography

Gemma and Chris 


The Glasshouse Function Centre, NSW

Gemma and Chris were married at The Glasshouse Function Centre at The Entrance a couple of weeks ago.  The weather was warm and the clouds later in the afternoon were spectacular.  The rain stayed away!  After their ceremony they had some photos on North Entrance Beach, before heading over to Watkin's Jetty.  During the evening I noticed the full moon, so outside onto the balcony of The Glasshouse we went, to capture a few more shots.

Here are some photos from their wedding day.

Artistique Wedding Photography
Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Artistique Wedding Photography - New Website just launched

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Artistique Wedding Photography

This blog is to welcome you over to my brand new website.  I have had a slight name change.  It is a good idea for a photographer and especially a wedding photographer to have a vibrant site, one which you can regularly update photos from recent weddings, engagement and portrait shoots.  Pop on over to my new site and I would love to hear from you!  I can also help with website, product, maternity, family portraiture, engagement, newborn, baby and more....

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Artistique Photography by Nicolette - Checklists and Countdown to your Wedding Day

 Artistique Photography by Nicolette
Checklists and Countdown to your Wedding Day
I would recommend 6 - 12 months planning for your Wedding Day, but don't worry if you have a shorter planning time, perhaps you have a different style of wedding where there is not as much detailed planning required.  Some suppliers are able to work within shorter time frames, but to avoid disappointment I advise booking your suppliers as soon as your wedding date has been set, most importantly your venue and photographer.
It is a good idea to get a Bride's Planning Diary or create your own spreadsheet and I have listed items below, which you should check off in the time frame I have included, based on your wedding planning from 6 - 12 months.  Remember, I can always offer you help in selecting reputable wedding vendors if your wedding is planned for NSW Central Coast, or Hunter Valley.
6 - 12 months
First of all you will need to work out your Wedding Budget and next on the list will be to:
  • Confirm Wedding Date, Location and Time.
  • Book Wedding Venue.
  • Book Photographer / Videographer.
  • Book Caterer.
  • Minister, Celebrant or Priest.
  • Choose your Bridal Party.
  • Decide on your Theme, Colour, Style.
  • Book your Florist.
  • Select your Make Up Artist.
  • Book Band, DJ, MC, Musicians.
  • Choose your Wedding Gown.
  • Book Wedding Transport.
  • Compile Guest List.
  • Send guests Save the Date notice.
  • Organise Engagement Party.
  • Check what Bridal Fairs may be on in your area.
  • Organise Wedding Insurance.
3-6 months
  • Order your Wedding Cake.
  • Decide on the design of your Wedding Invitations.
  • Make appointment with Make up Artist and Hair Stylist for trial run and book for your wedding day.
  • Decide on Bridal Party attire and arrange fittings for groomsmen.
  • Send invitations and record acceptances and refusals as they come in.

  • Bomboniere - wedding gifts and gifts to one another.
  • Make Honeymoon plans.
  • Check Passports.
  • Purchase the Wedding Rings.
  • Dance lessons for your first dance.
  • Decide on wedding menu and give guest numbers expected to the caterer.

  • Give Florist colour scheme and order corsages for mothers of bride and groom.
  • Decide where bridesmaids and groomsmen will dress on the day.
  • Purchase gifts for Bridal Party.
  • Write Vows, if doing your own.
  • Let your bridal party know who is required to do a speech.
  • Book Hotel room for wedding night.

1 Month

  • Hens Night.
  • Prepare your Wedding Day time line.
  • Check with Celebrant whether you need to apply for Wedding Licence or whether they will do that for you.
  • Arrange seating details at Reception.
  • Have final Wedding Gown fitting and don't forget to take your shoes along too!

  • Arrange fittings for Bridal Party.
  • Chase up late RSVPs to invitations and finalise guest list.
  • Let Venue, Caterer and Photographer know your final numbers.
  • Set a date for Wedding Rehearsal.
  • Confirm all Transport arrangements.
  • Prepare table place cards.

 Two Weeks

  • Confirm all arrangements, Photographer, Venue, Caterer, Florist etc.
  • Check all Place Cards, table decorations and settings are correct.
  • Collect suits.

  • Have Going Away Bag ready for hotel.
  • Make sure you Eat, Hydrate, Relax and Sleep well.

One Day

  • Have Manicure / Pedicure.
  • Confirm Wedding Day transport.
  • If getting ready at Hotel/Motel, let Photographer, Make Up and Hair know your room number!

  • Lay everything out for your wedding.
  • Have cash ready for services requiring payment on your wedding day.

Your Wedding Day

  • Relax, Smile, don't worry about anything, and have a fabulous day!