About Us

THE CAVANAGH'S

Thanks for stopping by to check out our work

Cavanagh Photography was founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Adam & Kim. During that time we have had the privilege of capturing well over 400 weddings all over Australia and in some stunning international locations.

Adam is the primary photographer and photo editor while Kim runs business side of things, incuding client correspondence, accounting etc.

We have two little girls, Zoe & Phoebe and a dog named Beau :)

We are both originally from Sydney and that is where we started out with Cavanagh Photography. Then a few years ago we relocated an hour or so north to the Central Coast NSW. The change has agreed with us, we are loving the beautiful surroundings and laid back lifestyle of the Central Coast.

One of the great things about the move is that we are now closer to one of our favourite wedding (and wine) regions, the Hunter Valley. As well as lots of lovely Central Coast and Newcastle wedding venues, while still being able to head to Sydney for the occasional wedding.

Adam & Kim

Adam

I love photography, art, music & theatre... and obviously my wife, 'fur child' and new baby ;)

I come from an Arts background with a lot of my college and uni days performing & studying theatre. Since then, photography has become my artistic outlet.

Quick Facts

- was born in Sydney Australia, but has lived in Melbourne and Perth.

– is eurasian (Singapore/Irish) but has been mistaken for American Indian, Mexican, Eskimo,  Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and many other small asian nations.

- Cavanagh is an Irish name and our logo is based around the Cavanagh Family Crest. Our logo was designed by the amazing Andrea Rose.

- studied musical theatre at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts).

- used to be a headbanger in high school, with the long hair and clothes to match. Now listens to pretty much everything, from Rock to Pop.

Kim

Kim handles all bookings & accounts and all client correspondence. So when you enquire with us, you will be talking and emailing Kim.

Quick Facts

- has visited 25 countries, but with 195 countries in the world… there are still a lot to visit.

- loves a good chic flick.

- has bungy jumped in New Zealand and wants to sky dive. Definitely not afraid of heights unless its a high bridge… very weird.

- is a qualified chef who now just cooks for fun.

- doesn’t like the cold but wants to have a white Christmas just once.

Beau

Beau is out little dog. He is a Spoodle (Cocker Spaniel & Poodle mix).

Quick Facts

- Beau is the first to greet any guests at our home and insists on being involved in all wedding client meetings.

- he LOOOOOVES people and will lick you to death.

- has his humans very well trained.

- loves daily visits to the beach or the park.

- believes a very rare steak should accompany every meal.

Recent Major Achievements

AIPP NSW – Finalist NSW Wedding Photographer of the Year 2014

AIPP APPA – Silver Award – “Wedding Open” 2013

AIPP NSW - 1 x Silver with Distinction Award, 2 x Silver Awards – Wedding 2013

AIPP APPA - 2 x Silver Awards “Wedding Open” 2012

AIPP APPA – Silver with Distinction Award – “Wedding Open” 2011

AIPP APPA – 2 x Silver Awards “Wedding Open” 2011

AIPP NSW – 1 x Silver with Distinction Award, 3 x Silver Awards – Wedding 2011

International Aperture Awards – 3 x Silver Medal, 1 x Bronze Medals “Wedding Category¨ 2010

WPPI International – Accolade of Excellence “Wedding division” International Photography comp 2010 California, USA

AIPP APPA – Silver with Distinction Award – “Wedding Open” 2010

AIPP APPA – 2 x Silver Awards “Wedding Open” 2010

AIPP NSW – Silver Award – Wedding 2010

International Aperture Awards – 1 x Silver Medal, 4 x Bronze Medals “Wedding Category¨ 2009

WPPI International – 3rd place “Wedding division” 8×10 comp 2009 California, USA

AIPP APPA – Silver Award “Wedding Open” 2009

WPPI International – 4 x Accolade of Excellence “Wedding Division” 8×10 comp 2009 California, USA

AIPP NSW – Gold Award – Wedding 2009

WPPI International – Accolade of Excellence “Wedding Division” 16×20 comp 2009 Las Vegas, USA

Professional Photographer Magazine UK - Wedding category – Short-listed Professional Photographer of the Year 2008

WIPM Awards Highest Scoring Print ¨Wedding Category¨ 2008

WIPM Awards Silver Merit with Distinction ¨Wedding Category¨ 2008

WIPM Awards 2 x Silver Merit  ¨Wedding Category¨ 2008

WIPM Awards Bronze Merit ¨Portrait Category¨ 2008

International Aperture Awards – 3 x Bronze Medals “Wedding Category¨ 2008

International Aperture Awards – Bronze Medal ¨Portrait Category” 2008

PRESS

Magazines and websites we have been featured in

 

Cavanagh Grass

 

Magazine Features

We were also very proud to have our photo from Abbey & Ben’s Hunter Valley wedding, featured on the cover of ‘Your  Hunter Valley Wedding Planner’ magazine :)

Hunter Valley Wedding Planner

Hunter Valley Wedding Planner Cover

 Wedding Flowers Magazine Feature

Modern Wedding Flowers Magazine Feature

Cosmo Bride - Real Wedding Feature

Cosmopolitan Bride – Real Wedding Feature

Compete Wedding Sydney magazine feature

cavanagh photography sunshine coast

 

 Sunshine Coast Brides Magazine – Real Wedding Feature

Hunter Valley Wedding Planner Magazine- Real Wedding Feature

Hunter Valley Wedding Planner Magazine- Real Wedding Feature

bride to be

Bride To Be Magazine – Real Wedding Feature

Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine - Real Wedding Feature

Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine – Real Wedding Feature

Capture Magazine article

Capture Magazine article

Hunter Valley Wedding Planner Magazine features

Hunter Valley Wedding Planner Magazine features (note – not the cover photograph)

Hunter Valley Wedding Planner Magazine features (note – not the cover photograph)

Wedding playbook magazine feature

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  • Anne Banks - I’ve only recently come across your blog through a Bridal magazine, but I’ve been following ever since. I would love to do wedding photography one day, and you are such an inspiration to me. I wish I had you guys around when I got married. But now maybe I can learn from you and become that someone to others who are getting married. I am still a beginner and have alot to learn, but reading and viewing other people’s work helps me to improve my own. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you share on your blog. Thanks againReplyCancel

  • Maggie Wakehurst - Hi! I was just blog hopping and found your site through another photographer’s site that I just happen to come across. I want to be a photographer as well. Your photos are amazing! Keep up the good work! =)ReplyCancel

  • Celina - I have recently spotted you on the web. I cannot put into words how much your work inspires me to do better and how it also fills my daily urge to fill my eyes with beauty.
    I love how elegant and real all your shots feel.
    I love how clean, yet sophisticated all your compositions are.
    And I shall continue to follow you closely as one of my photography heros.ReplyCancel

  • Jason Moxon - Great photographer – Really enjoyed you been part of our wedding party – Really easy to get along with for not the easiest task in the world.
    Strongly recommend you guys to anyone!
    BTW – Agree – went on the rides at the Stratosphere a few yrs ago – WOH new dimension is rides at heights – went back last month – tried to convince Lesley to go on them – No chance…..ReplyCancel

  • JK Blackwell - Found you guys on Google+ – followed you here and am in love with Beau! Beautiful work guys!ReplyCancel

  • Janette - You captured my son’s wedding both naturally and creatively. Absolutely wonderful job and I would recommend you to any couple thinking of having you record their special day. I also liked the way you conducted yourself at the wedding, friendly but professional. Well done Adam !ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Thank you for sharing your inspirational work. When viewing the weddings, it made me just tear up lol. Gorgeous, gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Hi Adam & Kim, I’ve been a fan for awhile now…but I just want to put it in writing…lol I think your work should be in a category all by itself, it is truly astounding! Keep up the inspiring work! xoxo LindaReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Was randomly searching for two types of photographers and have to admit the haaaave you met little subtle ode made me absolutely love you guys as a dynamic duo. If I had you guys for my wedding it would be Legendary. Alas, I don’t have that type of money (: Keep up the amazing work.ReplyCancel

  • becs - Hi, My Name is Becs,

    I am currently studying a Diploma of Photo Imaging through CATC online learning. I am wanting to specialise in wedding photography but as I am sure you know gaining experience is essential.

    I discovered your amazing work whilst looking for my own wedding photographer and I really admire your work.

    I would like to ask if you would consider to let me shadow you over a few weddings and act as a second shooter essentially. I would not be asking for any form of payment just your expertise. All i would ask is you consider letting me use some of my images for a portfolio.

    I have a decent collection of my own gear. I have a Nikon D7000 body (soon to be upgrading to a D810), a 70-200mm F2.8 lens, 50mm F1.8 lens and a 12-24mm F4 lens. I soon aim to add a 24-70mm F2.8 to my gear as well.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    BecsReplyCancel

  • chris prestidge - epic stuff guys, your site is the best around still !ReplyCancel

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