Relaxed, candid and creative wedding photography by award-winning Southern Highlands wedding photographer Adam Cavanagh. With the help of my lovely wife Kim, who runs the day-to-day business and looks after all the client communication and is the main contact person in the lead up to the wedding, we are Cavanagh Photography.
We are currently based north of Sydney on the coast after having previously lived in Sydney. I shoot weddings around Australia and the Southern Highlands is undoubtedly one of my favourite wedding destinations. I aim to capture the day as naturally and candidly as possible with a documentary-style approach. I want the day to be genuine and honest, without manufacturing or creating moments. By shooting candidly without posing I really find couples are more themselves yourself and I am able to capture those real and genuine moments.
Wedding days should be fun and relaxed and that is how I try to be on the day. If a wedding couple is relaxed and having an awesome time at their wedding, then that is when you get real, genuine expressions and emotions. When we take photos out on location I shoot in the same non-posey way. Lots of joking around, exploring the area. Just you guys walking and having fun together as you stroll around the beautiful rolling green hills of the Southern Highlands.
Southern Highlands Photography
As a wedding photographer, the Southern Highlands is one of my absolute favourite wedding destinations in NSW to photograph weddings. It is one of the most popular wedding photography destinations in New South Wales, and rightly so. Southern Highlands wedding photographers have a huge selection of beautiful locations to choose from to create timeless and beautiful images for a couple’s wedding day, with elegant estates, state forests, vineyards, and historic buildings.
The Southern Highlands area is known for its beautiful little town. And each of these towns has beautiful places to have a wedding and to get beautiful wedding photos. From Sutton Forest, Berrima, Bundanoon to historic Exeter, Mittagong. Or the totally scenic Fitzroy Falls, Penrose, Moss Vale and Roberson. It is all just perfect for Southern Highlands wedding photography. One of the things I like best about this region of New South Wales is that every town and historic house and venue is so elegant and rustic, but still very contemporary and modern. The green gardens, creeping ivy on walls, manicured hedges all gives the Southern Highlands an almost fairy-tale feel to it. That most other regions in NSW don’t have.
From a Southern Highlands wedding photographers point of view, the properties around the region are second-to-none. Venues like Gibraltar Hotel, Centennial Vineyards, Hopewood House, and Briars Country Lodge and Historic Inn are some of the most popular and busiest wedding venues in all of the Southern Highlands.
Somerley House is one of my all-time favourite places to shoot. Beautiful historic home, with elegant gardens and some epic landscapes, it doesn’t get much better. Montrose Berry Farm is such a beautiful, charming venue. You have to go there just to have their famous berry pies. Peppers Manor House, Peppers Craigieburn and Growwild Wildflower Farm are some of my other favourite venues.
Milton Park has to be one of the most luxurious, elegant stylish properties around. Bendooley Estate is probably one of the most popular places in the Southern Highlands. And for good reason. They have even recently opened up another larger room, dedicated to weddings called ‘The Stables’. There are so many beautiful options and locations for a Southern Highlands wedding photographer.
Some other picturesque estates and properties I love to photograph include Mali Brae Farm, Wombat Hollow, Sylvan Glen Country Estate, Weddings in the Wilde and the Robertson Hotel. There are warm barrel rooms, timeless estates, rustic barns, exquisite vineyards and it has everything you need for a beautiful wedding. A Southern Highlands wedding photographer paired with an awesome couple in love, in this amazing region, is a simple recipe for epic Southern Highlands wedding photography.
The Southern Highlands is one of the best places in NSW for timeless wedding photography. It has arguably, the best climate in NSW for weddings. Spring and Autumn are peak seasons and really show off the natural beauty of the region. Summers don’t get very hot and Winter in probably my favourite time in the Southern Highlands. Mist, frost and the best light of the year mixed with a roaring fire in an old barn equals stunning wedding photo. Whether you are planning a destination wedding or you call the Southern Highlands your backyard, I would love to capture the moments and feelings of your Southen Highlands wedding.
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you are looking for a Southern Highlands wedding photographer, please take the time to look through my portfolio, and if you connect with the photos and can imagine yourselves in them, then please contact us. If you are planning a wedding anywhere else in the Southern Highlands region or anywhere around New South Wales and Australia, I would love to be considered.
Southern Highlands wedding photographer | Adam Cavanagh
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