Loxley on Bellbird - Reception

My Ratings (6 out of 10)

Loxley on Bellbird - Kurrajong - Reception
If i were rating this venue on service and quality i would give it 9 stars. But i am rating it on photography. With the beautiful cedar roof it is hard to get a clean bounce of colour when speeches are happening, so lots of cleaning the images if your shooting on Auto White balance... Usually where the guests sit the roof is very low and completely different to the open area. This requires experience when doing any table shots etc...
The best time for all the guests photos and table shots is before it gets to dark. The windows from the reception are big and plentiful so lots of clean light pours into the room before the sun drops away.
Seats about 150 max. so limited for the big weddings. But a stunning view over the lower valleys and all the way to Sydney on a clear night.
Family photos can be done downstairs in fornt of the fireplace which work quite well.
   This venue always has the bridal waltz on the outdoor deck, which is a lovely experience for the guests and wedding couple but a nightmare for the photographer to capture any decent ambient photos.... You shoot straight into the inky blackness of night. Off camera lighting is the only way to create some mood here.
Most unexperienced photographers will have a flash effect to the shots which is quite nasty and so this makes the venue a difficult one to capture this first dance moment well.

 All in all i love working here and always will. If you are planning a wedding at Loxley, give me a call.

please note: these ratings are based on photography only and not the wedding couple nor their wedding day.
By Wayne Robertson
Ph: 0405 266 366

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