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The Tuppurainien Family

The Tuppurainien Family

The Tuppurainien Family – Mini Session

Another lovely family took up my Mothers Day Special to photograph their family at their home in Medowie.

It was the perfect season for Autumn leaves so we took advantage of it!

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The McIntyre Family

The McIntyre Family

Back in May I held a Mothers Day Special.

I haven’t done a special like this is two years. So if you ever see it appear again, Jump on it!

Here is the McIntyre family and by special request as they didn’t feel it was a family portrait without their beloved fur babies,  Piper and Jasper.

We were heading to Birubi Beach, but due to the winds, we decided to take shelter at Kingsley Beach at Boat Harbour.

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The Wedding of Belinda & Richard

The Wedding of Belinda & Richard

Belinda and Richard

Married 12th March 2016 at Saint Michaels Church at Nelson Bay.

Beautifully decorated and flowers by A Beautiful Occasion and stationary by Papertales with their Reception held at the Port Stephens Country Club at Shoal Bay with entertainment by Advantage DJs.
It was a windy afternoon, we ventured down to the breakwall at D’albora Marina Nelson Bay and to Shoal Bay.
Belinda and Richard are a beautiful couple and I wish them all the best for their lives together.
Thank you to my second photographer Sally Dunwell for joining me to capture their day.
Photography by NKD’s PHOTOGRAPHY – Natalie Grounds

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The Wedding of Sara and Dean

The Wedding of Sara and Dean

Sara & Dean held their ceremony at the Nelson Head Light house reserve with ceremony preformed by the lovely Marsha Wright Cherished Moments. It was a very warm February day, umbrellas were provided for their guests, and a great idea!! They chose white translucent umbrellas, which is fantastic for not only shading their guests from the sun, but acts as a fantastic diffuser for photographs 🙂

The Boys got ready at Nelson Bay’s Mantra Resort.
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Sara and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready at Oaks Lure Luxury Hotel And Apartments.
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Sara and her bridesmaids, enjoying the last few moments before Sara’s dad arrived to drive them to the ceremony.

The Ceremony was held at Nelson Head Lighthouse Reserve with celebrant Marsha Wright.
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Nice hug, as Sara arrived at the ceremony.
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Sara’s proud father.
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Dean and Sara enjoy their first kiss as husband and wife.
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Now, in case you missed it. This day was HOT HOT HOT! so we decided to start the location photographs in the shade at Little Beach – Nelson Bay.
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Then ventuered down to the wharf.
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Zenith Beach was the final location spot, and boy, Isn’t it just beautiful there!
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Sara and Dean’s reception was held at Nelson Bay Rsl – Wests Diggers with event hire by Cinderina Weddings and Event Hire
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Sara and Dean also hired us for Photo Booth. Here are a few of my favourites.
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Thank you to Sally Dunwell for assisting me as 2nd Photographer for Sara and Deans wedding day.
Photography by: NKD’s Photography – Natalie Grounds


One Mile Beach – Surfing

One Mile Beach – Surfing

22nd February, 2015

I decided this morning that I will pull myself out of bed and head to One Mile as Fridays surf report said it was going to be good over the weekend. Here are a few images from this morning.     

 

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PLEASE REMEMBER

All photographs taken and displayed are covered by copyright. DO NOT copy or save to any medium.

If you would like to order any of the photographs, please visit the “RECENT SHOOTS” page and look for “PORT STEPHENS LANDSCAPES”.

Thank you for your taking the time to view my images :)

Kind Regards,

Natalie Grounds

     


Dutchies Beach to Little Beach walk

Dutchies Beach to Little Beach walk

Wednesday 11th February, 2015

For those of you who don’t know me that well. I actually have a four legged member of my family (Tigger), she is a Beaglier (Beagle x Cavalier). I looked at her this morning and thought… ‘”Darling, you need a walk!”.

We parked at Burbong Street end of Dutchies Beach and walked to Little Beach and return. Of course, I took my camera with me 🙂

Along the way. we saw playful dolphins and an old friends dad (owner of the board).

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PLEASE REMEMBER

All photographs taken and displayed are covered by copyright. DO NOT copy or save to any medium.

If you would like to order any of the photographs, please visit the “RECENT SHOOTS” page and look for “PORT STEPHENS LANDSCAPES”.

Thank you for your taking the time to view my images :)

Kind Regards,

Natalie Grounds


Lemon Tree Passage

Lemon Tree Passage

Tuesday 10th February, 2015

Wow, did you check out Sundays weather?? I believe it was beautiful !

I don’t know from personal experience besides a few glimpses outside as I worked on finishing a wedding photo book and my latest newsletter…. for most of the day.

So, after missing out big time on capturing the bay on that stunning day, I decided I would take my son out to Lemon Tree Passage and see what I could capture.

I am currently in the midst of creating a Port Stephens Landscape book along with my long time friend and fellow photographer David Dickson. But I had no current images of Lemon Tree Passage or Tanilba Bay, so It was time to get some on file.. Though the wind was a little mare than I would like on the water, But I found some great spots that, on another day, I will venture back.  Until the new replacements come in, here are a few images of Lemon Tree Passage for you to view.. .and Shall I say, Lemon Tree, You surprised me with your beauty… and my son LOVED your playground!

 

 

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PLEASE REMEMBER

All photographs taken and displayed are covered by copyright. DO NOT copy or save to any medium.

If you would like to order any of the photographs, please visit the “RECENT SHOOTS” page and look for “PORT STEPHENS LANDSCAPES”.

Thank you for your taking the time to view my images 🙂

Kind Regards,

Natalie Grounds

 

 


Salt Ash – That shed

Salt Ash – That shed

Wednesday 11th February, 2015

For years, I have been passing this property.. and with 80km’s speed limit, the scene passes by so quickly, and each and every time for a split second I think. “That would make a good photo”.

(there are three other places on this streach of road that I think this, But here is my first captured).

Monday afternoon, after visiting Lemon Tree Passage, I finally decide to pull over the side of the road and capture the scene.

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Shoal Bay Shoot

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