Somersby Gardens Engagement Portraits

Somersby Gardens a hidden treasure.

Somersby Gardens Estate really is a hidden treasure. I recently met Amy and Andrew at a bridal fair, and I am fortunate to now be a part of their country styled wedding. For their engagement photo shoot they wanted a country setting and Somersby Gardens Estate was the perfect backdrop for their photos.

The crazy thing is, even though I have heard of this venue, in the 14 years I have been a full time wedding photographer, I have never been there before. I met Brenda from Somersby Garden at another recent bridal fair and before I knew it I was scouting out their gardens for Amy and Andrews photo shoot.

Brenda took the time to show me around the property. This truly is an all in one wedding venue. With a large house to get ready in, multiple areas where a ceremony can be held, even a wet weather option. It has an amazing reception area and there are endless photo opportunities around the property.

After seeing everything there was to offer on the property, I couldn’t wait to meet up with Amy and Andrew for their photo shoot. During their shoot we really only used a fraction of what is available. There were so many other areas I could have used, and I think I could spend many hours shooting around the area.

If you are looking for a wedding venue which feels like you could be in the middle of nowhere but you are still on the Central Coast, a venue with both gardens, a real country feel and bordering a National park facing awesome sunset opportunities, then Somersby Gardens Estate is a must see.

While our paths have not crossed yet for a wedding I really cant wait for my first wedding at the Estate!

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If you’re looking for a venue, I’m sure you will love it just as much as I did. It’s a must see!! And, if you are still looking for a photographer for your wedding day, then I think I can recommend some one to cover that too… 🙂

Below are just a few images that I captured during Amy and Andrew’s engagement photos shoot on site. I hope that you love them!

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