Ange and Tori are two beautiful souls.
Their love radiates from them so effortlessly. From the moment I met them they blew me away with their warmth and generosity.
We met one balmy November evening in Sydney to take a few photos for the Rainbow Love initiative. If you're not familiar, Rainbow Love was a movement where dozens of photographers around Australia took a stand to support LGBTQI+ couples during the postal vote on same sex marriage. It was a way of bringing these couples and their love into the spotlight in a time of a lot of hate and uncertainty. It also gave couples an opportunity to spend some much needed time making out and ge ...
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I met Emma and Jo through the Rainbow Love initiative. They were one of the very first people to contact me when I announced that I was offering free shoots to LGBTQI+ couples to support them during the public vote on same-sex marriage. Their passion and excitement was contagious from the beginning. This wasn't just a free shoot to them. It was a chance to let their guard down and show the world how incredible their love is and how important equality is, not just for them, but for thousands of young Australians.
We arranged to meet at a National Park where we would take a few photos and then they would ha ...
When Penny and Luke told me they wanted to do their engagement shoot at sunrise on an incredible beach in Newcastle I almost collapsed from happiness.
We arrived in the carpark of Dudley Beach on a particularly warm spring morning with the first touches of light. As we crept down the wooden steps to the sand, Penny and Luke kicked off their thongs, grabbed each other's hands and playfully ran down to the water.
We wandered along the water's edge and they danced and joked as the sun reached over the horizon. They didn't notice the water lapping at their ankles as they dug their toes into the sand. It was a perfectly romantic morning and I wa ...
~ Michael and Jessica are strong, independent adventurers. Their passion for each other is evident simply by the way they hold each other. They whisper but their eyes speak a thousand words. She is not submissive, they are equal. Their love is endless. ~
Hair and Make up: Ingelise Clasen
Florals: Lime Tree Bower
Gowns: Mina Mancini Couture
Jewellery: Lost Lover
Models: Jessica Shallbetter and Michael Duffy
Suit: Mister Mister
Bow tie and cufflinks: Hank in Chief
Production: Laura Stevenson
Nicola Bodle is an Australian destination wedding photographer. She captures weddings, engagements and elopements throughout ...
I was super excited to hear from Nikki and Ben for two reasons. Firstly, because I instantly clicked with them and their wedding sounded right up my alley - and secondly, because they were from Bellingen, the gorgeous little town that I am very soon to call home!
I met up with them in Bello on a sleepy Saturday afternoon. We sipped chai at the Black Bear Cafe, and wandered past Cedar Bar - their reception venue - to have a sneaky peek at another wedding in progress. We then jumped in the car and drove down the winding tree-lined streets out to Brierfield and Kalang, and then back down to the banks of the Bellinger River. Ben didn't push Nikk ...
I love winter weddings. There's something so romantic about snuggling next to someone by the fire, drink in hand, just enjoying each other's company. Jenna and Jackson planned the perfect winter wedding. They decked out the local hall (with the help of the incredible Riverina Event Solutions) with candles, florals and antiques to create a warm, nostalgic atmosphere. The fire was roaring and the guests enjoyed a rich, decadent roast courtesy of Michelle Seymour.
Jenna looked absolutely stunning in her Richard Cook gown, with finishing touches by Makenzie Montgomery and Jet Hair by Jennie, and I was frothing over those incredible Scanlan Theod ...
Yuki and Stephen travelled all the way from Singapore to Sydney to attend a private floral workshop with the talented Helen from Lime Tree Bower. They asked me to take some photos of them with the florals that they made that day to celebrate ten years of their love.
These are two of the loveliest people I've ever had the chance to meet. They were bubbly, energetic, and after 10 years, still madly in love. My dream couple. I could've photographed them all day long but the weather had other things in mind. Believe it or not, we had to fight freezing temperatures and gale-force winds to get these shots - but I'd say it was totally worth it!
Chris and Alex know how to party. If anything, that is an understatement.
I was with them for 13 hours on their wedding day and they never stopped laughing, they never looked stressed or worried. They literally just had the best day of their lives, drinking in every single moment of happiness. Even a bird pooping on Chris as Alex was walking down the aisle couldn't faze them, all they did was look at each other and crack up.
Their day was forecast for torrential rain, but all we got was warm, gentle sun and soft clouds. Combine that with the rich, autumn colours of the Southern Highlands in May, and you've got yourself a cracker of a day.
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The city bride is light-hearted and fun, dancing and twirling her way through the alleyways of Sydney. There is always time for doughnuts. Created with the wonderful team of Mina Mancini Couture, Ingelise Clasen Hair and Makeup, Adina Jozsef Jewellery, Lime Tree Bower foliage, Crystal Eclipse Crowns and the gorgeous Alison Mitchell and Jasmine Scorse-Chen.
Nicola Bodle is an Australian destination wedding photographer and co-owner of Fox & Kin. She captures weddings, engagements and elopements throughout Australia and the world. Based on the Mid- ...
Jen and Ollie were married in an intimate, sunset ceremony in the garden of Bells at Killcare. Jen was walked down the aisle by both of her parents, who couldn't have looked prouder - I may have shed a tear secretly behind my camera!
They incorporated a ring-warming tradition into their ceremony, which involved passing the wedding bands around for every guest to hold before Jen and Ollie gave them to each other. It was a beautiful way of making sure every person there was involved and had a role to play in their wedding.
Jen and Ollie chose to have an unplugged ceremony, which I LOVE, so that everyone was able to watch with their eyeballs a ...
Winter sunsets, dogs and tackling each other on the beach. Yep, this pretty much sums up my ideal weekend.
I hung out with Natalie and Michael one Saturday afternoon at Brighton Dog Beach and took some snaps of them and their pups.
Nicola Bodle is an Australian destination wedding photographer and co-owner of Fox & Kin. She captures weddings, engagements and elopements throughout Australia and the world. Based on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, she specialises in raw, honest and emotive imagery for adventurous couples and romantic souls.
I knew Abby and Dylan would be special from the first email enquiry. Abby told me about their plans for a pre-loved re-loved wedding complete with antique furniture, op-shop outfits and polaroid booths. They loved the colour and quirkiness of my images and told me to take full creative control of their photos. I was in heaven.
The wedding day was just as beautiful as I'd imagined. I met Abby, her sisters and close friends at an Airbnb in Pokolbin on a quiet, overcast morning. There was a nervous energy in the air as the girls slipped into their vintage bridesmaids dresses, each one a delicate white lace unique to the others. Abby was in her ...
Ross and Madelene were married in a traditional Greek wedding in Redfern followed by a laid-back reception at Centennial Park.
The night was full of heart-warming speeches, cake, dancing, laughter, more cake, ouzo and plenty of Zorbas!
Nicola Bodle, the photographer at Fox & Kin, captures weddings, engagements and elopements throughout Australia and the world. Based on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, she specialises in raw, honest and emotive imagery for adventurous couples and romantic souls.
Andy and Bec were married in a gorgeous summer ceremony by the beach at Clifton Gardens. They were so laid back about everything. Organised, but laid back. I think the reason they could be so relaxed about everything was that Bec had planned everything down to the tiniest detail, including the seating plan, months before the wedding. It was truly impressive. The gardens surrounding their ceremony spot were full of magnificent red gums, sandstone boulders and lush ferns, perfect for exploring. Everyone kicked their shoes off to wander around and climb some rocks. The sun set over the hill and spread soft golden light over the beach as the brid ...