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As with a lot of my lovely clients, Karla and Clint just wanted a laid back wedding with their family and friends that incorporated the stuff that makes them happy. For Karla, that was their family and their brand new home, and for Clint, it was the waterside. So they combined the two and voila, a fun, joy-filled, sunlit, water-surrounded day ensued!
We began the day at St Margaret’s chapel outside the Arts Centre in Bundall on the Gold Coast. It’s the cutest little chapel, and I love the old school feel of it – no literally, it feels like an old turn-of-the-century school. The guests all piled in and we had a beautiful intimate service that suited Karla and Clint perfectly.
After the ceremony, drinks were served in the gardens where the gorgeous cake was cut and speeches were made. It was a nice change to an evening reception and I loved being able to shoot in the afternoon light, so much nicer!!!
Location photos took place at Bum’s Bay on the Spit in Main Beach, perfect for our photos with its mix of greenery and water views (which our couple loved). Honestly nothing beats a beautiful sunny afternoon for golden hour photos. Just magnificent!
Roll on to the waterside reception. Actually, make that boat on to the waterside reception. We took a ride in Clint’s banana boat as the sun set (just magic) along the Gold Coast waterways and arrived at their home-made reception via the canal. I love a bit of something different so I was keen as!
These guys were lovely. Such fun and just nice people. My people. Awesome.
Dress and hair accessory: White Lily Couture
Flowers: Gypsy and Bloom – ahmazing!!!!!
Hair: Bella Boutique Bridal
Make-up: HL Beauty
Grooms Suit: Politix
Celebrant: Lisa Knell – Custom Ceremonies
Cake: Sugar Lily cakes
So I have been a bit busy of late, what with trying to renovate a house and clean it up for sale whilst working full time, chasing after 3 kids and playing taxi driver. It’s been hectic and I’m sorry, but hey it’s better late than never right?
I shot this fantastic, romantic and utterly brilliant Brisbane River wedding in November (where the hell did that 7 months just go!). Megan and Steve are lovely, laid back people who just wanted to get married down by the river and hang with their friends and family. So, they did just that. I was so chuffed to be able to capture this special day for them, and my god the locations down at Riverlife Kangaroo Point are awesome! Brisbane city skyline against dramatic rock faces, lush trees and the beautiful Brisbane River. What’s not to love!?
Megan wore the most amazing Theia dress covered in sequins, just stunning with a touch of vintage. #perfect I loved the little organic touches throughout the day too, with native flowers, kraft invites, and timber additions to the old boathouse reception setting. This wedding was my kind of shindig. The sort of celebration that makes me want to do my own wedding all over again so I can get dressed up and not have a satin dress or roses (yep, that’s what was trending 10 years ago), and for god’s sake not shoot on the beach with a cranky and rather underwhelming photographer! Anywho, here is the Brisbane River Wedding of Megan and Steve….
Dress: ‘Lilia’ by Theia Couture
Flowers: Flowers on the Park in Bulimba
Bride’s Shoes: Forever Soles
Hair: B Hair Bulimba
Make-up: Latonas Makeup
Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein
Groom’s Shoes: Windsor Smith
Venue: Riverlife Kangaroo Point
Celebrant: Jamie Eastlake – Brisbane City Celebrants
Bridesmaid’s Dress: Cue
The gorgeous Ecostudio Fellini wedding of Heidi and Mark was all the things that I love. Fun, warm, nestled in the hills and all about the love. These guys are legends. We had such a blast shooting and having a great time I almost forgot I was working. This is why I love what I do! Laughs were had, tears were shed (some from laughing), and a great time had by all. Shout out to Simon at Ecostudio Fellini for being such an awesome host and looking after the bridal party’s every need. He also gave me a bowl of amazing pasta so I love him forever haha.
Venue: Ecostudio Fellini
Bride’s Dress: Lover
Bride’s Shoes: Wittner
Bride’s earrings and bangle: LottieDaDesigns on Etsy
Flowers: Haley Cochrane – FrankieandHaley
Suits: Vanishing Elephant
Groom’s Shoes: Julius Marlow
Bridesmaid’s Dress: Forever New
So, I was listening to someone on the radio yesterday morning in the car talking about clippings of photographs they have from old newspapers on a pertinent topic and my mind started to wander. How important were these photographs in the grand scheme of things? If they didn’t exist, what would be there instead, if anything? I began to think about how they impacted on history, and in that moment I came to the understand why I value my job as a photographer so much.
You see, we photographers are timekeepers. We freeze time and preserve it. Many photographers don’t even earn a decent wage from their craft. We do it for the love. It’s important to us, to be able to preserve a moment in history whether it be a political protest, a social interaction or the birth of a new life. Think about how your life would be different if you had no photographic record of yourself, your family, even the places of this world you have visited? How has looking at historical images helped you understand and appreciate the world in which you live? If they were not taken at that point in history we would never have a visual record the horrors of war; the importance of a political speech; the joys of a rescue. There are countless instances.
Check out Time Magazine’s 100 most influential photographs of all time here.
My personal favourites though, in terms of being a wedding and portrait photographer are family. Family and friends are such an integral part of how we live our lives. I have images of my grandparents from our wedding 10 years ago, and their wedding some 50 years before ours. They are no longer with us, but I treasure those photographs. Those moments in time are precious to me, and to my family, and they will take their place in history once we are gone.
It’s these moments that flit by in a matter of seconds that we need to preserve. A smile, a kiss, a knowing glance, a bout of uncontrollable laughter. It’s my pleasure to gift these moments I capture to humanity. My job is that of a documentarian, and what a momentous job it is! I am proud to be a photographer. I want to leave this world knowing I have gifted something that will be treasured for decades to come. So get those family photos done. Take your happy snaps. Print your fondest memories and look at them often, for that is all you will have left once the moment passes. Wx.
Welcome to 2017! This year is shaping up to be pretty darn awesome. Let’s kick it off with Pantone’s announcement of the Pantone Colour of the year. Drumroll please……..
And the winner is ‘Greenery’! I’m kinda excited about this one. I love photographing my couples with a bit of greenery. Not only is it a warm colour that reminds you of spring and fresh grass, but you can incorporate it easily into your wedding details with well, greenery! Succulents, leaves of all kinds (I’m loving Jasmine right now), even bridesmaids or groomsmen accents colours. There’s also cars, cakes, arbours, stationary, I could go on all day!
Green is so versatile when it comes to location photos too. From a gorgeous hanging arbour to beautiful natural backdrops, green can make your photos so lovely, especially when the sun gives it a backlit quality. Loving the new Pantone Colour Greenery, bring on 2017! Read more about the Pantone Colour of the Year ‘Greenery’ here.