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Yabbaloumba Retreat, Sunshine Coast – Mr & Mrs Cooper-Draper

What an absolute gem this property is.. Just like this couple and their gorgeous little girl, Charlotte!

I arrived early on a beautiful Autumn day to this gorgeous property, Yabbaloumba Retreat, to take a few quick snaps before starting with the boys. Only to find James and the boys in the shed doing some last minute touches and James having a quick sound check & rehearsal.. yup you read that right and you’ll see why at the end of the evening!

Natalie & James invited their nearest and dearest for the ultimate unplugged wedding! You see, phone reception is very few and far between out there which means every single person was 100% present and in the moment! I absolutely loved seeing this.. As the sun danced in and out of the clouds, Natalie Skye delivered a beautiful heartwarming ceremony while Charlotte was there by their sides the whole time! I haven’t seen it before and thought it was super cool, during the ceremony, the Bridal party were actually sitting down (as you will see)!

Soon after the ceremony we were off driving through creeks, exploring the property and taking full advantage of the amazing backdrops it has to offer! All the while, the guests didn’t have to travel far to the reception to enjoy a cold beer and canapés!

During the reception, there were many laughs, a few tears and a whole lotta love! Kids were running around being kids, while the adults enjoyed live music and great company, celebrating this gorgeous couple!

The night wasn’t complete until James sang his new wife the most beautiful song.. there was not a dry eye in that barn my friends!

I hope enjoy the visual journey as felt by me and captured through my lens.. Lee xx

Extremely kind words from James about his experience with Life and Love Photography.. “5 stars just doesn’t cut it, I can’t recommend Lee highly enough, she is an amazing photographer and it was an absolute pleasure to have her at our wedding. She managed to take the two most awkward, un-photogenic people and make us feel comfortable enough that we know have beautiful photos to remind us of our day. She is not just an amazing photographer, but a lovely person, one that you’ll be happy to share your special moments with. Now we just need to come up with an excuse to get more photos done!” A million thank you’s James!!

Nat & James’s Dream team

The Sunny Celebrant – Natalie Skye
L&L co. Events
The Orange Blossom
Scrumptious Cakes and Cupcakes
Ferrari Formalwear and Bridal Maroochydore
Between me ‘n you Meaghan Cummings
Roger David
Mecca Maxima
Cosmo Hair And Beauty



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  • Maree - Hi, I just want to say that you I think your photos are awesome! You have a real ‘thing’ that others photographers dont! Love your style. I was flicking through fb and L and L shared your post. I live down the road from Yabbaloomba and I love looking at the weddings that are held there but your photos have really captured the day for this couple. Good on you!

    • Lee B - Hi Maree!
      Sorry I missed this when you commented! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! :) You live in an absolutely beautiful spot out there!! Photographers heaven!! :) Lee xxReplyCancel

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