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Adele & Mel | Mother Daughter Portraits | Brisbane | 17th April 2015

Last week I had the pleasure of the lovely Mel (one of my second shooters) and her beautiful Mum Adele come in for some gorgeous Mother Daughter portraits! It was so much fun having Mel in front of the camera and capturing the beautiful relationship she has with her Mum. I think we did as much chatting as we did shooting! So here are a couple of sneaky peeks for them both!

And if you are still thinking about doing a Mother & Daughter session, we still have a few sessions available! Contact us now to book in your session.


Judy Barralet - April 22, 2015 - 10:08 pm

Love the black and white photo

Steve & Rae | Wedding | Toowong Rowing Club | 20th April 2015

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing my first ever Monday wedding! The beautiful Steve and Rae decided to tie the knot at the Toowong Rowing Club with 35 of their nearest and dearest. The weather was a little dreary, with rainy showers all day. But it didn’t put a damper on the day. We started the day off at the boys – Steve & Steve were cool calm and relaxed and made our job incredibly easy. I was pretty excited that Rae & Steve had beautiful red roses growing in the front of the house, as the colour matched Steve’s shirt perfectly and I though it was the perfect location for a gorgeous ring shot. The boys were awesome, even getting outside in the spitting rain for some photos.

Then it was just around the corner to photograph the girls. Karla from Blissful Makeup created a stunning look for the gorgeous Rae. She had the most beautiful cute little dress which suited her perfectly and her custom designed shoes from Shoes of Prey, gave me major shoe envy!! Rae’s something old, new, borrowed and blue could be summed up in the beautiful custom made & designed sapphire ring Steve gave to her for the wedding day. It was absolutely gorgeous. The girls were so much fun, and I can see where Rae gets her fun nature from – her Mum!

Then it was off to the Toowong Rowing Club for the ceremony. It was still very rainy, so instead of holding the ceremony under the big beautiful tree, it was moved to the balcony of the club. It didn’t matter, as the river made for a very beautiful scene behind Rae & Steve as they became husband and wife. Helen Hally was the celebrant who officiated the ceremony and with special touches, a beautiful hand fasting and a rose for each mother to show how much they mean to them, they were officially husband and wife! After a kiss, signing of the register and some family photographs we were off around the grounds for some bridal party portraits. Rae & Steve were quite happy to get out in the rain (luckily it was only spitting) and their attendants – Steve and Lou were great sports as well. After some rainy sparkler photos, it was back to the club for the reception where Rae & Steve celebrated into the night.

Thank you both so much for asking me to photograph your wedding day and for being such good sports despite the weather. It was so much fun capturing some beautiful romantic rainy day portraits for you both. Enjoy your honeymoon and I can’t wait to show you the rest when you get back!


Mimi de Santis - April 22, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Absolutely enchanting. God’s blessings on your life & marriage Steve & Rae.

Louise Shephard - April 22, 2015 - 11:03 pm

Beautiful, beautiful photos?
Wishing you both many many happy more days xx

Samantha Jorna - April 23, 2015 - 7:51 am

Absolutely beautiful photos of a beautiful couple. The rain did not put a damper on a fantastic day. Congratulations Steve & Rae. Wishing you sunshine, always xx

Deborah Balhatchet - April 23, 2015 - 9:25 am

What great photos & the photographers that took them were wonderful

Gina Gibson - April 24, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Gorgeous, enchanting magical photos. ..all the very best is love and life Steve and Rae !

Paul & Michelle | Wedding | Ipswich | 18th April 2015

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of Paul and Michelle. We started the day out slightly differently then normal, with Mel photographing the boys and I headed out to Laidley to photograph the girls. The girls were very cool, calm and collected. Michelle was having her hair finished as I arrived. She had so many beautiful little details. Her something old was a little brooch from her Nana, something new was everything else, her something borrowed was her little while bag from her sister and her blue was a ring that was in the bag from Michelle and Paul’s first Christmas together. Michelle & Paul’s beautiful son Chase, was also at the house getting ready and looked absolutely adorable in his kilt. Michelle’s Dad was also wearing a kilt.. after a running joke with Michelle. Michelle swore black and blue to her Dad that she would never ever get married. And her Dad said I think you will and if you do, I will wear a kilt. And so he did. The girls looked gorgeous in their beautiful gowns and it wasn’t long before we were off to Harding’s Paddock for the ceremony.

While I was with the girls, Mel stayed in Ipswich and photographed the boys getting ready. The boys were awesome and did a great job getting Paul organised and sorted ready to marry Michelle. The cufflinks that Paul was wearing were from his Grandfather, which he was given at 16 and told to wear on his wedding day. Such a special thing to be able to remember his Grandfather at such an important milestone in life.

The ceremony was out at Hardings Paddock, a beautiful park reserve near Yamanto in Ipswich. It was very beautiful right by the dam with the bushland in the background. Michelle and Paul couldn’t of asked for a more beautiful day. A short but very sweet ceremony was conducted by Deborah Taylor where Michelle and Paul became husband and wife. After they sealed their union with a kiss, it was time for some group photographs and family photos under the trees.

We then stayed around Hardings Paddock for some bridal party portraits in the beautiful bush land. The sun was playing hide and seek, but we found some beautiful spots around the park for some photographs. Then we headed over to Swanbank to feature some trains. We kind of stumbled into the Historical Society putting away the steam train for the day. Lucky for us, they allowed us to pop in for some photos with the train and inside one of the beautiful carriage. Then, they opened up the restored Swanbank Station for some more bridal portraits. It was so worth heading over there for some last minute photos. Then it was back to Brothers for a few more photos before Paul and Michelle partied into the night.

Thank you both so much for iniviting us to photograph your wedding day. We had an absolute ball. Enjoy your little sneak peek and I can’t wait to show you the rest!


Michelle Cowpe-Pendleton - April 19, 2015 - 10:21 am

Omg they are amazing and so beautiful thankyou so much xx

Sheree Jones - April 19, 2015 - 10:32 am

OMG they are Gorgeous, well done guys on making the everylasting captured memories for Mish and Paul on their wonderful Day

Ian Jones - April 19, 2015 - 10:47 am

wow guy friggen awesome pics

Howard Napper - April 19, 2015 - 11:01 am

Love the work, great pictures.