I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connections and beauty wherever I go.
I'm Mandy and I'm so happy you found the Sugar Tree blog. Here you'll find posts from recent sessions, personal ramblings and tips and tricks on anything from taking better selfies, to how to get great snapshots of your kiddo's. Stay a while and say hello!
There’s a certain magic in high school sweethearts finding their way to the alter, and Jacqueline and Rowen’s wedding was a testament to the power of young love that grows stronger with time. Their love story began when Rowen, the charming newcomer from New Zealand, took a seat next to Jacqueline on his first day […]
Love stories are like fingerprints; each one is beautifully unique. Dale and Ebony’s intimate wedding at Loxley on Bellbird Hill in the Blue Mountains was just that—unconventional, heartwarming, and filled with personal touches that reflected their deep connection and commitment to their love and beautiful family. Embracing First Moments The official wedding celebrations kicked off […]
Ebony and Dale’s combined family and engagement shoot at Bella Vista Farm on Saturday the 29th of July was a true celebration of love and family. With their two adorable little girls in tow, the couple radiated happiness and joy as they posed against the stunning landscape. It’s always a little tricky keeping little ones […]
He finally proposed and you’re planning your wedding!!! Cue the excitement… and all the planning! You have definitely been looking at wedding photographers (that’s how you came across this blog post 😊) and you’ve started to notice that some photographers include a complimentary engagement shoot in the package or offer it as an add on. […]
Sydney’s weather has been so unpredictable this spring and this Sunday afternoon session with the fabulous Van Der Merwe family at Fagan Park was no different. In the week leading up to their session, Dom and I had discussed our wet weather plan if we happened to have rain. We decided that since the rain in Sydney never lasted very long, we’d brave the weather, even if there were signs of rain and simply seek shelter in the event that the skies did open.
It’s not often that I get to say I’ve photographed a family on two different continents! But now I can officially say I’ve photographed the fabulous Przybyl family in South Africa and South Australia too! I last photographed these gorgeous boys when Jo and Richard and their boys came home to South Africa for a […]
This past Sunday I had the privilege of capturing Anna and Kevin saying I do after a 2 year engagement. They originally planned to have a big, beautiful wedding in Japan surrounded by friends and family. But believe it or not, Covid restrictions are still a very real thing and they weren’t able to make […]
They met online when a Tinder glitch said they were only 3km’s apart. After swiping right and starting to chat, they realised they were, in fact, 325km’s apart! And the rest…as they say…is history!
This beautiful editorial was a celebration of Japanese culture, conceptualised by Wedding stylist Marie Phu of Lil Elements. Inspired by the colours and design of an incredible kimono, Marie thought that there should be a wedding that could allow both culture and modernism to shine through. The garden-inspired florals with Japanese influences were used to […]
I love that this family have taken to newborn life so well! Since her arrival, Zaylee has merely fitted in to their life and they have continued to live the happy, relaxed life they had before she arrived. She was an absolute star at our recent in-home lifestyle session. You will be hard pressed to […]
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