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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connections and beauty wherever I go.


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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!

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Blue Mountains Engagement Photography an almost kiss


Brianna and Dalton’s Engagement Session at Enniskillen Orchard, Blue Mountains

Hey there, friends! I had an amazing time this past Sunday capturing Brianna and Dalton’s engagement session at the beautiful Enniskillen Orchard in the Blue Mountains. This shoot was extra special because Bri is the sister of Britt, one of my past brides and a good friend. It’s a real privilege when family members of […]

Adding Interest with movement in imagery. Food product photography


The Power of Professional Branding Photography: Elevate your Creative Business

In a world where everyone’s scrolling through visuals, having top-notch branding images is a big deal, especially if you’re running a small creative business

Jacqueline and Rowen's Wedding at Lynwood Country Club


A High School Love Story: Jacqueline + Rowen’s Lynwood Country Club Wedding.

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 […]

Dale and Ebony's Blue Mountains Wedding


Ebony and Dale’s Intimate Loxley on Bellbird Hill Wedding

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 […]

Bella Vista Farm Engagement Ebony and Dale


Bella Vista Farm Engagement with Ebony and Dale

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 […]

Why you should schedule an engagement shoot before your wedding


4 Reasons why an Engagement Shoot is a good idea.

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. […]

Family Photo session at Fagan Park. Tree lined alleyway


Rain Drenched Fagan Park Session | Van Der Merwe Family

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.



Cloudy Family Session at Henley Beach, South Australia | Przybyl Family

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 […]

Anna and Kevin's Bowen Mountain Wedding


Anna and Kevin’s intimate Mountain Wedding at Spicers Sangoma Retreat | Bowen Mountain

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 […]



Early Spring Wedding in the Hawkesbury | Darren and Misty

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!



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