Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Wedding of Renee and Nick - 22nd of November, 2008

I was back out shooting with Alex again for Renee and Nick's wedding day and I was excited to get to experiment with my new lens at a wedding. First stop was with the boys who were getting ready at Renee and Nick's cute little townhouse in Auchenflower. We arrived to find three very relaxed boys lounging around watching Billy Connelly and that quickly set the tone for the hour ahead. The lame (and somewhat naughty) jokes were flying thick and fast and the boys soon opened up about various nicknames and traditions. Apparently an 'upside down' photo is a must and we were more than willing to shoot it.

We bid the boys farewell and made our way to the girls who were getting ready in Renee's parent's lovely apartment with views up the river toward the city. It was a light hearted and jovial mood that the girls all shared when applying finishing touches and getting into the nitty gritty of having photos taken. Renee surprised her father with a pair of cufflinks and I think the moment caused most of us there to tear up a little. When we all collected ourselves, the girls proved that they are all fantastic models and played up to the camera and Kirsty the junior bridesmaid almost managed to steal the show. Renee however, looked radiant and kept everything simply elegant and it came together perfectly.

The wild weather that has been hitting Brisbane made a small dent on Renee and Nick's day with strong winds causing a few last minute changes in plans. The ceremony was going to be held outdoors at the Riverside Hotel however there were wild winds whipping through quite frequently so it was decided to move the ceremony indoors. This made little difference to the day as Nick and Renee were focused only on each other. There was a great personal touch added when Renee's close friend Morgan serenaded the couple after the registry signing.

We headed to nearby photo locations in Newstead and then to the Powerhouse in New Farm where the obviously in love couple, along with the bridal party, worked the cameras. It is great when we get couples who love to ham it up and this time we had an entire bridal party!

Soon enough it was back to the reception and Renee and Nick had chosen the yummiest looking deserts for their 'cake' and the room was kept simple yet elegant in style. The 'secret squirrels' were added to the main table and looked very dapper in their wedding attire. After a few more photos we were soon ready to leave, but not before the bride and groom presented us with a little 'cake' each. We have to admit, not only did it look great, but it tasted great!

Congratulations Renee and Nick! We had a great time sharing your day with you and we can't wait to catch up soon.


  1. Photos have captured the fun and joy of the day on the faces of all

  2. They turned out so well :) you guys are awesome!

  3. Wow - best wedding photos ever. And absolutely gorgeous, wiping tear from my eye as I type.


  4. Thank you so much for sharing these moments

    Mark B

  5. The photos are awesome,so depict a simple but very elegant Renee'. They are natural and real showing the real love between them, She more like her gorgeous mother. I love the one of her and Dave, with the cufflings, such a treasured moment. Truly priceless. they are all beautiful Nothing fake about it.
    Lyn G

  6. Thanks for the photos: lovely to see a peek of Nick & Renee's special day


  7. Lynne & Gavin (Canada)November 28, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Renee looks fantastic, absolutely stunning....Nick and Renee are just glowing. Awesome photos so natural - great photographer

    Lynne & Gavin

  8. What beautiful wedding shots. Everyone looks sooooo happy


  9. Awesome, Awesome photos. Everytime you look at them you can see something different. Great photography thank you Alex and Alicia


  10. Awesome, beautiful photos. Awwww... memories xxx