Justin & Melissa | Tathra Beach Wedding Photographer



The very last wedding of the season, before Spring rolls around, was seaside in Tathra for the lovely Justin and Melissa! I adore these two, and we connected instantly at their engagement session in Tumut last year and I knew this day was going to be so much fun. They’re the kind of couple who don’t like being the centre of attention, love their friends and family but absolutely wanted to keep their wedding small, intimate and exactly *them*. Low key, no fuss, minimal and fun. They nailed it.

This was the first destination wedding I’ve done in a while, and when they said they were getting married on the beach it was an instant yes from me! An absolute dream come true and I wouldn’t hesitate to travel to the South Coast to do this again and again! *hint, algorithm do your thang*

Photography was a big priority for them, and ensuring we took full advantage of the area was key. The day I arrived in Tathra, two days before their wedding, it was pouring down rain – instant panic. But the Saturday of their wedding was BEAUTIFUL weather. I spent the Friday driving around town, exploring and searching for locations and light to use on their wedding day.

I actually love shooting in places I’ve never been, and i’ll often I’ll tell my couples it’s not about how pretty the location is, but if the light is *bad*, it can be VERY hard to make something look good. Would you believe me if I said the park photos at the end, there was bins and benches and car parks surrounding us? Or that the photos of them on the rock overlooking the ocean, there were people walking by, fishermen everywhere (Photoshopped that shit out), rubbish and construction on the footpaths? Nope – you can’t tell. Because if the LIGHT is pretty, I can make ANY location look amazing! But hey, it’s also the South Coast and it’s pretty easy on the eyes, hehe!

I hope you love this blog. It was such a beautiful weekend away and I’m so thankful Melissa and Justin trusted me, so far away from home and in a place I’d never visited before – THANK YOU!


Photographer | Roslyn Clare Photography
Dress | Angelic Inspirations Canberra
Dress alterations | Imber Couture
Suit | Tarocash
Hair | Ashelle Hair Kalaru
Makeup | The Mane Event Stylist
Ceremony Hire | Coast Hire Bega
Celebrant | Moments Like These Ceremonies
Flowers | Melissa and family (they’re fake!)
Reception Venue | Tathra Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Cake | Carnival Cakes Bega
Pizza | Sapphire Coast Eats

Roslyn xx

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I acknowledge the wiradjuri people as the custodians of the lands and waters of the region, on which I live and work. I pay respect to elders both past and present. I acknowledge and respect the wiradjuri people’s cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection with their land, waters and community.

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