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Wedding at St John’s Cathedral

Recently I had the privilege of photographing a wedding at the prestigious St John’s Cathedral for Brendan and Angela.

We started the day with Brendan and his boys, and Brendan’s must have VB, then off to Dockside to Angela and her bridesmaids. Angela’s dress was a gorgeous lace off the shoulder piece from White Lily Couture, and the bridesmaids wore grecian style dresses in mint. The girls each chose different shoes to match their individual style and personality. Everyone was very relaxed and enjoying the morning, to the point where the bride asked me if she could take her bra off yet – haha!

The girls hair was done by Claire Mock and make-up by Luisa Andrews. The champagne was flowing and the girls were all reminiscing about how long they’d been friends, and how they’d met their husbands and boyfriends.

Angela’s mum looked on as her daughter was turned into a beautiful bride. 

 

As the beautiful Jaguars from Kenz Classic Cars rolled up I disappeared to St John’s Cathedral in the heart of Brisbane to meet the arriving guests and find the nervous groom. St John’s Cathedral is an amazingly beautiful church that puts anyone in awe regardless of their religious beliefs. With stunning gothic architecture and stained glass windows, it’s humbling just walking through the massive wooden front doors.

It was a gorgeous traditional ceremony with lots of laughs and happy tears.

After the ceremony we headed on a long drive out to Brendan’s grandmother’s house as she wasn’t able to attend. She lives on a beautiful property with majestic mountain views and was thrilled to see Brendan and Angela arrive to see her.

Brendan insisted we visit his late grandfather’s willow tree and we got some gorgeous shots of them kissing under the willows with the sun setting behind them. It was just magic!

At the reception the room at Dockside was decorated beautifully by the team at Beautiful Weddings who always do a great job, and the cake and cupcakes (which were devine!), and the gorgeous favours were made by Miss Sophisticake. The favours were little milk bottles filled with powdered chocolate and marshmallows so you can just add warm milk when you get home and put on your PJ’s yummo!  It went long into the night with lots of fun and dancing, while Tom Foolery played.

Congratulations Brendan and Ange!! xx

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By |August 26th, 2015|weddings|

Engagement Photo Shoot Mt Tamborine

Booking an Engagement photo shoot with your wedding photographer is a great way to get to know your photographer, feel comfortable with them and in front of the camera, and lets the photographer get to know you as well.
There are lots of things I learn from my couples when doing a photo shoot and learning them before the big day can really help us to work together on your wedding day. Certain things like how tall you both are compared to one another, how you hold yourself, whether you’re a kissy couple or not. All of these things help to avoid an uncomfortable situation while directing you on your big day, (generally while wearing the most cumbersome outfit you’ll ever wear!)
It also gives us the opportunity to try out something different that we not be able to achieve on your wedding day due to location, weather, time restrictions or a multitude of other factors.
This is a recent photo shoot I did on Mt Tamborine with Rebecca and Arden, who have booked for their wedding on Mt Tamborine next year. Rebecca and Arden are very keen on using the waterfalls at Cedar Creek for wedding photos, so we took a trek down there to get some practice shots. When I say trek it really is! From memory I thought ‘oh yeah it’s right next to the carpark’, when in actual fact it’s a long steep trek down to the falls. I made sure I re-iterated to the couple that on their wedding day they would have to factor in the wedding dress and heels as well as the rest of their bridal party. As long as they are aware of the challenge this will pose on their wedding day, I’m up for any challenge!
Cedar Creek is a very popular spot and being a weekend it was very busy, even though it was coming into winter. You wouldn’t know it from the photos, but it also gave the couple the experience of being watched by others, while they were doing their photo shoot and their public displays of affection. Something that is going to be inevitable on your wedding day!
After going to check out their wedding venue, so they could show me where they were getting married, and working out some of the logistics for their wedding day, we headed out to the lookout for a spectacular (and very cold!) sunset.
You can see from the photos, just how quickly the sun can set on you, and how quickly you run out of natural light. Using flash you can get some really spectacular sunset shots!

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By |August 7th, 2015|Engagement|
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