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Sunshine Coast Engagement Photography

Yesterday we headed to the Sunshine Coast for an engagement photography session.
This gorgeous couple are just weeks away from their wedding day and to celebrate 1 year of being engaged we headed out to Point Cartwright via the Pine Forest for some fun!
There’s nothing better than spending a glorious afternoon with a loved up couple! Travelling together on a mini road trip leaves everyone feeling relaxed and ready for an adventure!

Our time in the pine forest in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands was short lived as there were just too many mosquitoes, so to avoid hideous welts on their wedding day we kept going to the beach for some rock climbing fun. We really timed the day well working between the rain showers for each location.

And finally we had some experimental fun with fire on the beach, until finally it started pouring rain and we had to make a run for it and call it day.

Can’t wait to actually be a guest at your wedding in a few weeks!! Yeow!!

By |March 14th, 2016|Engagement|

Mickel & Violet’s Intimate Mt Tamborine Wedding

Mickel & Violet had a beautiful intimate Mt Tamborine wedding, which they made perfect just for them! Despite a multitude of last minute hiccups, they didn’t let them ruin their day, and how could they? These two are so much in love they just couldn’t stop laughing all day! It was such a wonderful pleasure to be involved in such a gorgeous day!

Both the bride and groom had private houses rented on the mountain, so there was plenty of room for all of their bridal party to get ready. Not to mention spectacular mountain views!

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Mickel and his groomsmen are all barbers and the boys had to make sure he was clean shaven with a cutthroat razor before seeing his beautiful bride.


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Violet is a master of hair and makeup and managed to be the calm and collected bride and super mum all at the same time, getting her bridesmaids and kids ready for the day.

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The groom waiting for the arrival of his beautiful bride

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The intimate ceremony and reception was held at The Old Church in Mt Tamborine. It’s a gorgeous little chapel situated at the top of Mt Tamborine and their little restaurant is perfect for a small wedding of close friends and family.

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The bridal party were a lot of fun during our ‘formal shoot’.
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We took the bride and groom to the lookout on Mt Tamborine to take advantage of the spectacular backdrop.
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The cake was made from local cheeses. Such a fantastic idea! And the bride told me she was eating cheese for weeks afterwards!

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By |October 6th, 2014|Recent Photo Opportunities, weddings|

Maleny Wedding at Spicers Tamarind Retreat

The day started with the clouds rolling in low across the mountains and a light tropical drizzle while I ate a hearty breakfast in the main street of Maleny in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. The wedding ahead was for Steve and Shelby of Caloundra. I spent the night before the wedding meeting friends and family of the couple at Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny and everyone was set for an exciting day ahead!
The green and white colour scheme of the wedding fit in perfectly with the natural rainforest surroundings.
Shelby managed to think of everything for her big day, from the bride slippers and embroidered dressing gown to the engraved rings and chopsticks for dinner! Being super organised meant she could relax while getting ready and enjoy her mimosa….In true male style the boys enjoyed a pie and a beer instead.

It was a small affair with the ceremony held on the grounds of the beautiful resort. A small little arbour was setup under a tree, where close friends and family gathered for the ceremony. After everyone congratulated the couple, guests were treated to drinks and canapes while we disappeared to do more photos.

We found a few beautiful spots nearby including Gardeners Falls, which is just behind the resort and a nice easy walk.
I even managed to get the couple to climb through the dense forest for some gorgeous rainforest shots.
We drove to the famous one tree hill and found a few spots along the way.
On our return gusts were sending off their wishes for the couple using paper lanterns. Unfortunately we only just got there in time to see the last of them floating away, but it was spectacular!

The family stayed for a 5 course degustation with an Asian twist and danced the night away in a private dining room.
Favours for the guests included engraved chopsticks and fortune cookies, and the kids each had a little fun pack to keep them entertained. It was such a great experience to have been invited to dinner with the family!
I feel very privileged to have been able to be a part of this amazing wedding!

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bride to be
jimmy choo
bride dressing gown
bridal hangers
forest retreat
wedding gift
engraved wedding rings
flower girls
bride getting dressed
groom getting ready
off to the wedding
bridesmaids and flower girls
ceremony setup
waiting for the bride
the bride arrives
father of the bride
first look
ariel ceremony
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exchange of rings
ring bearer hands over rings
bride putting ring on groom
kiss and tell
walking out of ceremony
signing the registrar
flower girls
throwing petals at bride and groom
group photo
favours and gifts
backlit bride
flower girls playing
the boys
bridal party shot
kiss with the sun behind
on the boardwalk
cocoon hanging chairs
bride and groom in hanging chairs
Gardeners Falls
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one tree hill
mountain ranges at sunset
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walking on the road and tin shed
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German restaurant
first dance
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cutting the cake
room keys

By |September 18th, 2013|Recent Photo Opportunities, weddings|

Best Wedding Photos of 2011

Hi All,

Happy New Year!

The end of 2011 saw me swamped with weddings, which was fantastic! I had the pleasure of being a part of some beautiful, creative weddings. Ranging from Rock n’ Roll Rockabilly, through to Vintage Handmade, and everything in between!

As I’m still working on most of these for my lovely couples, I have not had a chance to blog about lots of fun stuff that’s been going on – but just to keep you all interested here is a sneaky look at some of the best weddings of 2012.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for a more up to date look at what’s going on, or go to our Weddings gallery on the website for more wedding photography.

Our Wedding price list will be getting an overhaul in the very near future, so if your looking at booking for this year get in quick to secure at 2011 prices!

Wishing you all the best for 2012 – and can’t wait to meet and shoot a whole lot more super interesting people this year……


By |January 6th, 2012|Recent Photo Opportunities, weddings|

A day of fun with Isabella.

I spent a fun-filled day with Isabella, reading her books and playing at the beach. She’s a smart little munchkin and you can tell by some of her brilliant expressions!

By the time we got to looking at the photos on the big TV, she had to sit on my lap to watch, and kept saying Me? Me?  I had a great day in Isabella’s world – and would love to share it with you!

Isabella loves her books...

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By |February 21st, 2011|portraits, Recent Photo Opportunities|

2010 in a nutshell – part 1

Here are some of the best Wedding and Portrait photos from Leoni Bolt Photography in 2010. This year has been full of fabulous adventures and stunning photography and we’d like to share it with all of you!
Stay tuned for part 2 which includes working with models and travel photos from this years trip to Cambodia & Vietnam.

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gangster style wedding photo
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wedding photos over Burleigh Heads

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professional beach portraits
family photos
family portrait at Sandgate
Our 2011 calendar was lots of fun, teaming up with the team at Nat & Darcy to create a fun furry friends calendar, which is currently available through the Leoni Bolt Photography website and through Nat & Darcy and selected retailers.They say never work with kids and animals but these guys were so good, and had great expressions, it was truly rewarding.dog & bow
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Story Bridge wedding
antique look bride photo
Bridesmaids and Bride laughing
brisbane wedding party
bridesmaid belting it out

By |December 31st, 2010|portraits, Recent Photo Opportunities, weddings|