Sirens by the Seaside for The Bride’s Tree Magazine Part 1

Terri Hanlon Photography

You know those rare nights when you spontaneously gather your gal pals and head out for a night on the town and although you have zero expectations, it turns out to be what you will always refer to as, “one of the best night EVER!” Well that’s how I feel about this photo shoot.

A few months ago I was feeling the need to get creative with my makeup and styling. I contacted a few Sunshine Coast wedding industry pals and in a matter of a few days, we threw together a shoot that has easily become one of my most favourite yet.

The way this came together so seamlessly and was so relaxed and such fun will always make it special to me. I love the simplicity of this shoot with minimal styling, allowing the gorgeous models, fashion and location to steal the show. I always love working at Shelly Beach in Caloundra, which is never overrun with people and always has perfect afternoon light.

These photos were shot by the wonderfully talented Terri Hanlon Photography.

Terri Hanlon PhotographyBrooke is stunning with a natural flushed look. I gave her “just-had-sex” cheeks and “my-colour-but-better” lips with one of my fave stains by Benefit.

Sirens Collage _ Caloundra Makuep artist 14I love this true white striking wedding dress by Judy Copley Couture. All the girls wear dresses by Judy.

Terri Hanlon Photography

Sirens collage _ Caloundra makeup artist10I asked Magnolia Grove to create a bouquet with fluffy textures and colours that would complement, and not compete with, the natural beach elements by using sandy tones.

I also asked for very robust floral s to adorn the feet. The flower anklets they created in similar, but varying tones of peach, white, and yellow were perfection. If only they lasted forever!
Terri Hanlon PhotographyTerri Hanlon PhotographyLauren is already a bronzed beauty, so I upped the ante and gave her some gorgeous gold and bronze-toned makeup with nude lips. This made her blue eyes pop.

Terri Hanlon PhotographyFrom left, Lauren, Kirra and Brooke, our drop-dead gorgeous sirens.  Sirens collage _ Caloundra makeup artist11 Sirens collage _ Caloundra makeup artist12

I gave Kirra a soft and pretty bridal makeup design with peach and champagne tones. Sirens collage _ Caloundra makeup artist13

My makeup designs are only as good as the hair styling surrounding them. I always love working with Nicole from Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair, because she not only does a spectacular job, she is such a great person to have around. Adore her!

Terri Hanlon PhotographyYou can see more of this shoot in the current edition of The Bride’s Tree Magazine.

To see more perfect beach wedding locations, visit the Caloundra Wedding Collective.


Author: Sally T