Friday, September 10, 2010

Our blog has moved!!!

Hi Everyone

This is just a note to let you all know that our blog and our website have now been merged and you can go and see it all at

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you over at the new blogsite. :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

**New Phone Number**

After 4 days and literally hours spent on the phones trying to get our old number disconnected and re-diverted, we still haven't had any luck with setting this up.

If you have been trying to call and wondering why it is ringing out, it's because we have moved! The old number of 3892 1173 no longer works. Please call us on our studio number - 07 3891 1400.

We apologise for the inconvenience and hope that Telstra work out the issues at their end very soon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tessa and Jamie - 22nd May, Glen Innes

Tessa and Jamie have one of the most amazing childhood sweetheart stories I have ever heard going back to when they were just three years old. Jamie's mum told the story so well and I particularly love the part of the story when she asked a nearly three year old Jamie who he wanted to invite to his birthday party, the first person he said was, "Tessa!". This is definitely a love that has grown over the years and become something special and now it's producing something even more special... a new member of the family is due in September!

I was originally booked in to shoot the wedding in October but plans were very quickly changed to May when Tessa found out she was expecting the pitter patter of little feet later in the year. It is a little chilly (freezing) in Glen Innes in May but wow it's a spectacular time of year. The light is just magical and creamy and with a fantastic couple like Tessa and Jamie who were happy to get out there and get the photos I was in photographer heaven. I had the wonderful Ange Boorman from Grafton working alongside me and she pulled off some super images also.

Tessa and Jamie, congratulations on your marriage and I can't wait to catch up with you next (and I hope you find out soon enough if you're having a little boy or a little girl.)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Liv and Ryan - May 15th

After a little break from working together it was nice to team up with Alex again for the wedding of Liv and Ryan. It was a simply stunning day for a wedding and we were really looking forward to getting into it.

We rocked up to The Byron at Byron Resort to shoot the boys who were all watching "Jerry Maguire" while getting ready. There was a moment when the whole room went quiet to let the classic line, "you had me at hello" sink in then we got stuck into the business of shooting a wedding. All the boys were relaxed and also looking forward to the day ahead.

The girls house was a hive of activity and Liv was practically glowing as we arrived to start shooting. There was a moment when we were photographing Liv and her sister Laura and neither of them could look at each other without crying. It was just so gorgeous to see a bond such as this between family members, they almost had me crying along with them.

Liv and Ryan had a simple but beautiful ceremony on the waterfront before we headed off for location photos. The light was fading fast but we grabbed some great shots before heading to the reception for the night ahead.

Thank you Liv and Ryan for having us as a part of your day. We loved being able to present you with your slideshow on the night and thank you for the absolutely super wedding cake that you sent us home with! Congratulations on your marriage and we look forward to cathing up with you soon.

Tracey and Brad - January revisted

I first posted this wedding back in January as a youtube link but I've decided that it needed to be revisted in a photo format as the video really didn't do the quality of the images justice.

This wedding was part of a fabulous week of wedding celebrations with Tracey and Brad's family and friends. When we were booked for the wedding we decided to pack up the family and make a holiday of it for ourselves also. All guests (and us) arrived at the caravan park excited for the festivites that were to come. There was a couple of days of preparation that had everyone buzzing.

The wedding was on a secluded beach and it was a perfect setting. The 4wd to get there was a lot of fun too. Tracey and Brad planned a great week for everyone and it all panned out perfectly.

It's a little after the event but congratulations again to Tracey and Brad. You definitely need to stop in and see us when you're in Brisbane next to see your photo on the wall at the studio. We love it. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Erin and Cameron - Engagement Shoot

When I headed out to location to meet Erin and Cameron, I was greeted by two gorgeous smiling faces who told me that they weren't big on having their photos taken.

Erin and Cameron rocked the shoot! Great people who have a real spirit and harmony between them (plus, they're hot!).

Bring on the wedding day...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our Huge Weekend - Wedding Two - Stacey and Chris, 8th May

While Alex was in Brisbane shooting the three day wedding, I was flown to Canberra for the wedding of Stacey and Chris. From the moment I saw Stacey's smiling face at the airport I knew I was going to have a great weekend.

I arrived on the Thursday before her wedding and the first thing we did was head to a shopping center to buy me a decent jacket. Canberra was cold! I was expecting that, but being a Queenslander I don't own a lot of gear that's suited to very chilly temperatures. I found a jacket and Stacey then took me on a bit of a drive around to show me the sites and run a few last minute errands. Stacey talks... a lot. I got to hear all about the plans, the family, her gorgeous dogs Orson and Oi, her shoes, Chris's cufflinks that still hadn't arrived, her flowers... I loved it. Her excitement was contagious and I was just wanting to get into the job of shooting! It was all sounding like Stacey and Chris's day was coming together so perfectly.

That night, Stacey and Chris took me out for Kevin's Chinese - I was a little dubious heading into a place named, "Kevin's" to eat Chinese food but I shouldn't have been worried. I recommend the duck. The dinner was a good chance for me to sit down and chat to Chris and meet him properly and over dinner I got to see such a cute connection between Stacey and Chris and it was really heart warming. It's definitely a dinner I won't forget in a hurry.

The next day was full of errands for Stacey and I accompanied her on the trip (and the cufflinks arrived! Yay!). It was the first chance for me to get a look at the reception venue, Poacher's Pantry. On the drive out there I was getting excited at the gorgeous countryside we were driving through. I knew that I had to find a way to shoot out there because it was so beautiful and the autumn colours were magnificent. That night I dined with Stacey's mother, sister and partner, a couple of their very good friends and of course, Stacey. Another night of meeting wonderful people and having a great time out.

The wedding day started early as I arrived at Stacey's hotel just after breakfast to capture the first of the traditional ceremonies. The mother of the bride brushes the brides hair and prepares her for the day ahead. A short time later the hairdresser and make-up artists arrived and so did Robyn Geering who is a fab Canberra photographer who was helping me out for the day.

There were just so much that happened on this wedding day and amazingly, it all went off without a hitch! There was a Chinese tea ceremony, Stacey and Chris's dogs as ring-bearers, amazing scenery and delicious lighting conditions, an athletic Chinese lion dance, great food and lovely people.

Really, what more can a wedding photographer ask for?

Thank you so much Stacey, Chris and family for making me feel so welcome during my time in Canberra. I had a great time and I loved every minute of my stay and congratulations on your marriage.

Another big thank you to Robyn for heading out with me and doing a stellar job (particularly on all the detail photos) - you rocked it!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our Huge Weekend - Wedding One - Abdul Rasheed and Arzina, 6th,7th,8th of May

We are so excited to be blogging the next two weddings as it was a huge weekend for both Alex and myself. I was off to Canberra to shoot a wedding that was including a lot of traditional Chinese ceremonies (will blog this wedding next) and Alex was shooting an Indian wedding over three days.

Abdul Rasheed, Arzina and Arzina's mother first met with Alex last year and they hit it off immediately. Alex was telling me about the meeting and I could see his excitement bubbling over back then. In the lead up to the wedding they had another appointment to discuss the different events happening at the wedding and Alex came home from the studio looking like a kid at a candy store... then he also told me that they were giving him curry for dinner. The way to a man's heart...

Alex enlisted the help of Fiona and Bec over the three days to make sure nothing was missed. With around 200 guests there was certainly lots of action to be captured! The colour and vibrancy of the wedding was truly beautiful and after it was all over, Alex told me about the fabulous people he met and said that it was one of the most warm and welcoming weddings he had ever attended (and he also loved the curry.)

Congratulations to Abdul Rasheed and Arzina on your marriage. We look forward to catching up with you soon.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sarah and Josh - 17th April

Sarah and Josh's wedding was one that we had been looking forward to for a while as we love a good Gold Coast wedding, however I was knocked out of commission the day before the wedding and Terence Kearns took my place for the day.

The girls all looked amazing and Sarah was radiant. The boys looked great and had a few laughs caught by the cameras... and the weather; it poured with rain. The trade off for the rain was that there was enough of a break in the weather to head out and get some shots with an amazing and colourful sky as a backdrop.

Congratulations to you Sarah and Josh on your day.

ps - and thank you to Terence for driving Alex home when he was just too sick to drive. You're a champion.

Sarah and Chad - April Fool's Day Wedding

April started off with a bang with the wedding of Sarah and Chad on April 1st. Alex again teamed up with Matt for this wedding and together they worked some magic.

Sarah and Chad live at New Farm and kept their wedding local with the ceremony in New Farm Park and the reception at The Powerhouse. This is definitely a wedding that had smiles all 'round and a whole lot of fun. Sarah and Chad also included a photobooth at the wedding reception for a few extra hijinx (all caught by Alex).

Congratulations Sarah and Chad!