Monday, September 29, 2008

Savvy Studios - Portrait shoot, 27th September.

I have been having a break from shooting for the last few months due to the demands of my 5 1/2 month old twin boys. Each time Alex has a shoot and I sort through his images I start to get an itchy trigger finger and keep coming up with comments like, "oh, you could have done..." or "If I was there, I would have...". Saturday was a weekend without weddings so I was thrilled to have a portrait shoot booked in so that I could get back behind the camera (and leave Alex home with the bubbas).

Danielle, Dave and their three children, Deacon, Seth and Emmaiya made the trip to the studio first up to get a few family shots and photograph the gorgeous baby Em in the buff. She was a wonderful model with the cutest little fat rolls and brightest blue eyes.

Next, we headed off to a local park so the boys could be boys. I particularly had a laugh when Seth decided that his pants were stopping him from chasing the birds so they just had to come off.

Thanks to Danielle, Dave and family for the fun out and about shooting. I enjoyed getting behind the camera again and can't wait to catch up with you soon.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Savvy Studios: E-Shoot for Naomi and Mark, 23rd September 2008.

On Tuesday Alex went and photographed the engagement shoot for Naomi and Mark. The photos were taken at the 'old faithful' of locations; The Powerhouse at New Farm.

Like most people, Naomi and Mark were a little uncomfortable in front of the camera to begin with, but soon warmed up and had a lot of fun with it, both remarking that they had a great time at the end of the shoot.

We like to encourage all couples to take advantage of e-shoots as it gives each couple a chance to work their stuff in front of the camera prior to the big day, allowing you to be more relaxed with the process when the day actually comes around.

We look forward to shooting Naomi and Mark's wedding in a week's time on the 4th of October.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Savvy Studios: Jodhi and Tim, Friday the 19th of September

We love travelling for wedding photography and while this wedding at Kingscliff was only a short distance more than the usual Gold Coast, the scenery changes dramatically and becomes quite rugged in areas allowing for images that you wouldn't usually achieve on the Gold Coast.

Early on Friday it was pouring with rain and there was even small bursts of thunder and lightning around our home in Moorooka. We knew that Jodhi and Tim had arranged a beach wedding but hoped that they had a contingency plan in place for bad weather. Alex and second shooter, Ali, arrived in Kingscliff to photograph Jodhi still in the pouring rain but it miraculously and suddenly cleared just before the bride was due to leave for the ceremony. Which was very lucky as they didn't have a back up plan in place. Someone was sure looking out for them that day!

The clearing skies made for some dramatic images. Even better, Jodhi and Tim trusted Alex when he pulled the car over on the side of the road and asked them to stand in the field for photos. Considering they had a beach wedding and only wore minimal shoes, and the ground was soft from the rain, this was a big ask. They obliged however and the results speak for themselves.

Jodhi and Tim were a very cool couple and were excited when Alex gave them a sneak peak of some of the images in the back of the camera. We were thrilled to receive this sms from them the day after their wedding:

Alex! Thank you! Thank you. You are such a fantastic photographer, we had such a great afternoon with you and Ali. Your passion and professionalism was amazing. We were so fortunate to have you, thanks so much :) Jodhi.

Congratulations Jodhi and Tim.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Savvy Studios: Liz and Ben, Sunday the 14th September 2008

When you choose to have a wedding on a Sunday morning, you might imagine waking to a nice breakfast before getting into the day and taking it easy. Well, not for these groomsmen! Ben had an early start with a bump thown in with his brother, who was also a groomsmen, arriving from Sydney with only fifteen minutes to spare. The boys took it in their stride and managed to get all their photos taken before Alex made his departure to head over and photograph the lovely Liz.

Liz is a hairdresser and manages Azorah For Hair , located in St Lucia. Being a Sunday, the salon was closed and meant it could be used for the girls to get ready. Azorah is a funky little salon and made a perfect backdrop to the images. The girls in the coffee shop next door were also keeping a watch on events in the salon and made all the appropriate, "oohs" and "ahhs", when Liz was dressed. Liz was a fantastic model and was more than happy to ham it up for the camera.

The ceremony and reception were held at Hillstone also located in St Lucia, just a short drive away from the salon. Liz arrived looking radiant and walked into the small and intimate ceremony to join up with Ben who was beaming just as much. After a short time, they were husband and wife and whisked away to the UQ campus for location photos.

We'd like to say congratulations to Liz and Ben on their marriage and the success of their wedding day and all the best for the future together.