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Ocean Views, 250m Walk To Forresters Beach

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Fabulous Forresters - Family

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Picture perfect places with Carmen Glenn

The Central Coast is nothing if not a beautiful backdrop for your big day. From secret scenic scenes to the ultimate urban atmosphere, no matter what vibe your wedding is Carmen's in-depth knowledge of Central Coast vistas is sure to help you narrow down your ideal photo location.

Photo opportunity: Each stunning location has been selected for its photogenic qualities and characteristics.

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Carmen Glenn

Carmen Glenn is a Wedding and Elopement Photographer based on the Central Coast and was voted one of Australia’s Top 20 Emerging Wedding Photographers by Capture Magazine. Carmen loves to capture every couple's unique love story through authentic and uncontrived imagery.

The Central Coast is a photographer's dream, the region offers couples an array of locations that will suit any love story.

Pearl Beach + Mt Ettalong Lookout

Beach wedding beautiful

Carmen recommends the gem that is Pearl Beach for your picture-perfect beach vibe photo session. Nearby Mt Ettalong is a stunning lookout that offers sweeping views all the way to Palm Beach.  For couples willing to get up early to chase the perfect shot, sunrise is the best time to take some pics.

Acclaimed venue and restaurant Pearls on the Beach is very close by and is the perfect place to host your nuptials if you have your heart set on Pearl Beach.

Strickland's State Forest

Nothing but nature

For the nature-loving couple, Carmen recommends Strickland State Forest. The sunlight twinkles through the bushland canape ensuring magical lighting, while a stunning suspension bridge, quaint forest floor creek, or magnificent waterfalls provide the perfect spots to capture a wedding day smooch.

The Stables of Somersby is the closest venue, this rustic, rural retreat is close enough to Strickland State Forest that your guests will hardly miss you.

Gracelands + Forresters Beach

A little bit lovely

For an intimate venue, filled with character and charm, Carmen's advice is to look no further than Gracelands. This quirky renovated manor house is in the beating heart of Forresters Beach. The black and white geometric facade on the building's front and the neon signs in the venue's interior both offer photo ops that scream, fun and fancy-free.

Crackneck lookout is about 5 minutes up the road, boasting views of the northern coastline up to Norah Head Lighthouse.

Glenworth Valley

Head to the hinterland

If you're looking for hinterland heaven, Carmen doesn't think you can look any further than Glenworth Valley. From misty mountain mornings to open paddocks bordered by beautiful bushland if a country wedding is what you're after this venue has that in spades. 

The daily spectacular that is the Running of the Horses is a unique opportunity for an iconic photo op, giving slim dusty vibes and the good kind of goosebumps.

Long Jetty + Street Art

Magic of murals

Long Jetty has become renowned for its street art with colourful murals and shop fronts lining the streets. This quirky piece of paradise offers pockets of splendour that will give your wedding photos a touch of grunge and a lot of life.

In addition to this vibrant urban landscape, just down the road is the suburb's namesake, The Long Jetty offers epic views over the pristine waters of Tuggerah Lake.

Bells at Killcare

Classy and contemporary

Carmen says Bells at Killcare offers variety and versatility for photo settings like no other. The magnificent, perfectly manicured gardens, the lovely lawns, a pretty pond, and a perfect pool. Plus this venue is set amongst native bushland if you're after a ruggedness to your images.

If you don't have a time constraint, leave your guests with some delectable canapes and cocktails and head to Putty Beach with your photographer, you won't regret it.

Bouddi National Park + Box Head

A special kind of scenery

Bouddi is bouddi-ful, there is no doubt about it. With whimsical wide dirt roads, gorgeous greenery of the Australian bush and epic views of a dramatic coastline this location will add brevity to your images like nowhere else. Carmen suggests you schedule your shoot here to make the most of the golden hour before sunset.

If you're in love with these views you can spend your first night as a married couple at the exclusive and lux Pretty Beach House.

 

Kantara House

We're going to the chapel

Carmen simply loves the old world charm offered by Kanatra House, this heavenly little chapel is nestled in amongst a lush rainforest landscape with warm timber interiors and heritage feels. 

The stairs leading into the chapel scream cool, classic wedding style and the surrounding bush and gardens provide spots for intimate shots of the happy couple.

Central Coast Highway, Forresters Beach NSW 2260, Australia
POINT (151.474927 -33.406606)
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