The Basin at Mona Vale Beach is “a picture paradise”
It is relatively secluded, with a wealth of different photographic options.¬† A wonderful¬†combination of sandy beach, thundering surf and reflective¬†rockpools – the place has it all!
Arriving in the late afternoon as the sun is setting, the stroll from the park to the beach is a photo opportunity in itself with the graphic fence railings separating the two.¬† As you’ll be walking in the sand it’s probably best if the bride and bridesmaids kick off their high-heels.¬† You might even consider wearing thongs on your feet for something a little different.
Romantic images of the bride & groom¬†are easy with the roaring waves or brilliant blue sky in the background.¬† And the beach itself has an unusual crescent shape that dips and weaves creating an interesting walk for the bridal party.¬† If they’re anything like one of my recent weddings then it’ll be a lot of fun.
You then have a choice of making use of the rockpools near the swimming pool or the rock platforms at the northern end of the beach.¬† Either way, the effect will be stunning.¬† Using the rockpools gives you texture and reflections whereas the rock platforms glisten at low tide contrasting dramatically with the wedding dress.
It’s always a good idea to come to the beach prepared so don’t forget cool refreshments and a towel as the sand is relatively sticky, quite a contrast to that of Balmoral Beach.
As always,¬†remember to enjoy this time-out from the formal proceedings¬†- it is after all a celebration!