Story of a Tree

Ask any creative and they will tell you it’s difficult to maintain a business and keep those creative juices flowing!

To keep pushing myself as a photographer, I love to create concept shoots, with the idea being to push the boundaries while collaborating with other like minded people in the industry.

‘Story of a Tree’ was shot at the divine Gretel Farm, tucked away in the Byron Bay Hinterland, and was a collaboration between myself, stylist Natalie Holt (Rust and Romance) & floral artist Kelley Mills-Annett (Bower Botanicals). We were supported by the fabulous YellowBull Media (Film), Wedding Hair by Leah, Rococo Makeup Artistry and Rebellyous Cake Co. I made the gown from stunning vintage gold lace and the grooms clothing was from Trash Byron Bay.

After visiting Vicki, the owner of Gretel Farm, we knew that the majestic ancient fig tree was going to be central to the shoot.

Our vision soon developed for a Byron Bay wedding editorial around the rainforest and utilising earthy elements, some masculine and some feminine to represent this balance within a marriage.

The strong rainforest floor along with moss, funghi, strong brown vines and bark and of course the Fig Tree, created the basis for a solid, masculine foundation to be built upon. Soft blush botanicals, ethereal vines, berries, delicate herbs, antique roses and subtle fabrics emerged to create a nurturing and feminine element.

Muted metallic (gold, silver, pewter) set against the earthy palette created the desired woodland luxe feel, ripe for a wedding celebration feast by candlelight.

This shoot has been featured on White Magazine, but scroll down for extra images not seen before.

Contact Byron Bay wedding photographer, Suze McLeod, to have her capture your wedding!