The Ralph Family | South Coast

One of the great things about being a wedding photographer is seeing two people form a bond that lasts a lifetime. Usually this happens long before the wedding itself, but on the day it becomes formal; the world, from then on, knows these two people as one. What’s even greater, however, is when I get to see those two people add another member to their crew, and become a family…

Take, for example, Alex and Tim here. Two good friends of ours who’s Coogee Beach wedding I photographed back in 2013, and who, a few months ago brought a beautiful baby boy into the world - Finn. During October, Alex, Tim (and Finn) invited Giuliana and I down the coast for the weekend, and the couple we once got to know before their wedding became the family we shared stories and laughs with over dinner and drinks, and had a long, early morning walk on the beach with the following day.

Naturally, the camera came with me. And what follows is the story of Finn Ralph’s first touch of the ocean…

Photographed at Currarong Beach on the New South Wales South Coast featuring special guest, Poppy.