Long Reef Golf Club Wedding

Lisa Thompson Northern Beaches Wedding Photographer


Gale force winds and a storm front heading right for us somehow didn't seem to faze Kirsty the bride. Something I learned that day, Kirsty is an amazing and calm person. Because of this and an equally unfazed groom the wedding went ahead without a hitch, just a little adapting.  Finding a nice sheltered beach location was definitely an asset. Managing to take wedding photos under the shelter of umbrellas and a Northern Beaches Surf Club. And nothing stopped the wedding reception guests at Long Reef Golf Club from having a very very good time.

35 Years for Healthy Harold

I was asked to photograph the 35year Anniversary Celebration of Life Education recently. I wonder if you remember Healthy Harold the Giraffe coming around your school imparting his wisdom?   An organisation that is Australia's largest provider of health and drug education to children and young people.

Little did I know until last minute who some of the high profile attendants were.
The Australian Governor general Sir Peter Cosgrove who is the Patron in Chief of Life Education Australia.  Malcom Turnbull (filling in for Tony Abbott). The Governor of NSW Marie Bashir and Phillip Ruddock all supporting the event.  Hence the extra set of batteries going into the camera bag ..just in case.
Great night for a great cause.


I have been wanting to photograph Saoirse (Blue) for awhile and she did not disappoint - all 3 years old of her. Craig,  Blue's Dad and I headed off for a bit of a combined photo lesson and photoshoot. Not sure how much Craig learnt as Blue's hearty personality kept me rather busy trying to get the shot I had envisaged. Not the shot I envisaged but oh she is cute!

Claire and Josephs' Wedding

Ceremony     Blues Point Sydney
Reception       Pittwater YHA(Elvina Bay)

Here is a wedding from April this year. Two English backpackers meeting and settling in Sydney.
I knew from the outset that it was going to be an interesting wedding as when Claire approached me she gave me a brief description, backpacker theme, water taxi to reception, London double decker bus to Cottage Point, Ferry to Elvina Bay  near Scotland Island and reception at a Youth Hostel (Pittwater YHA)Backpackers which is only accessible by water then  bush track, yes a bush track with no cars etc  EVERYTHING had to be carried up that relatively long and steep bush track.
As Claire said -
"Between jumping from the water taxi to the bus getting lost, and walking up that hill it was all very fun" and it was. The atmosphere and spirit was fantastic.

Also somehow dodging wet and windy days either side of Claire and Josephs' wedding day seemed somewhat of a miracle.