The rugged Queensland Country can be described as breathtaking picturesque landscape, that encaptures many magic memories and has been this way for thousands of years. In our latest blog series I want to introduce our couples to some of the many beautiful exquisite locations I have been honoured to capture couples beautiful days, First of all we are going to start with the beautiful Adora Downs set back on a private property on the back of Mt tyson in Queensland, it offers couples a all in one venue including camping for guests. So lets get started on why Adora downs could be the perfect location for your special day story…………….

Driving down the gravel tree lined driveway with the beautiful olive grove on the left, and the paddocks on the right this is the start of this beautiful venues enchantment. As a wedding photographer every time I come out to this beautiful location a new photographic idea always comes to mind, 100 metres of divine country to get us started before we even hit the front gate leading to the camping and all the other hidden treasures this venue offers. Many couples I have captured favioute spots are amongst the olive grove perfect at sunset time the golden hour for those candid “you” shots.

On our couples days we always start up at the bridal cottage where we always find our brides to be in that upbeat relaxed country feel vibe Adora downs is renown for, Hair and Makeup artists are at work creating absolute masterpieces whilst champagne, beer and food and the story are flowing. Bridal cottage offers so many different spots to do the dress and all the other small details that go with Bridal prep. As a storyteller photographer I am always looking for new areas and love capturing the smaller details in this cottage whilst at same time capturing and documenting all the smiles and laughter and the tears before the big anticipated moments before I couples say i do. Preserving precious moments otherwise lost.

The boys you ask where on earth where do they get ready, well anywhere really 🙂 Most popular spot is the “Willy lodge” however we have used many spots thats the best thing about Adora Downs the possibilities are endless From Good old Willy to the train carriages this beautiful spot will cater to all the gents wants and needs getting ready for the big day.

Now the most important thing I always ask all my couples Wet weather Option, again Adora downs has everything, We have shot from the Qaint little Chapel to the verandah of the main reception area, The ceromanys are Divine you have a number of options out the front. There is the little hut, or to your left we have the rugged beautiful carriage surrounded by the beautiful flowers creating its frame for your special day, to the right we have the wooden arbour which which done up with the spectacular flower displays are divine, it also holds more people this way so I have been told 🙂 and I have seen the most magical exits from this side as well, However whichever side or angle you choose you will certainly not be disappointed every story has been captured differently for every couple who have entrusted me to capture there beautiful day.

Popular spot for your family is too the side greenery and the gardens in this area are divine and with the afternoon light coming through or the moodiness of the clouds it creates the perfect backdrop for the family precious moments captured for everyone.

Oh my goodness where do I start with Photo locations out here, there are so many but one thing is guaranteed, no location is ever the same from the old hayshed out the back to the cattle grids around to the from t and side of the driveways in-between the cabins, the old paddock with the old Kombi and horse paddocks, The infamous school bus coming out of reception area right back around to the windmills at the front with the country backdrop behind and the treasured swing where at the end we get our couples to just chill back and enjoy each others company amounts Adora downs infamous sunsets, And don’t worry about your guests they will be having a fine time in the canapé area where Games, beer and wine are flowing and Im pretty confident lots of amazing stories happen right up until dusk when the magical fairy lights kick in and we head into our reception for Party time and a great feed.

The owners Michael & Michelle will definitely not leave your guests hungary, As a shooter out here the owners ensure everyone is full of food, drink and the party vibe is happening. If you are looking for a country venue with amazing hosts, great country hospitality and accommodation, you cannot look past this beautiful magnificent venue. The memories I have captured for couples out here are all different and have definitely left a small footprint and continues to create the magical venue that is the impeccable Adora downs.

Photo Credits – Kat Cherry Photography ( creating natural raw emotive memories of your special day ) Based in Toowoomba 0474349897 or To see lots more beautiful photographic stories from this beautiful venue please contact kat for our obligatory free catchup and don’t forget our 20% for all our new couples getting married in 2019/2020