Last week I had the pleasure of capturing some beautiful family portraits for the S family. It was so lovely to be asked to capture the arrival of their newest addition to the family – Evan. I photographed Madison when she was a little bubba, their wedding and now Evan’s arrival. Evan was such a good boy for us during the session. He took a little bit to get to sleep, but once asleep he was perfect. Even when he was awake, he was calm and chilled. So here is a little sneaky peek!

Here are a couple from their maternity session including the progressive belly photographs!

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When 3 becomes 4!

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Back in May I had the absolute pleasure of being asked to photograph the beautiful wedding day of Brendan & Jacquie. It was such a beautiful autumn day (even with the crazy westerly winds). We had the most beautiful blue skies and gorgeous afternoon sunlight to work with. After the wedding is done and dusted, I absolutely love hearing all about their day and their experience. So here is their real life wedding story as told by Jacquie.

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Bride’s Name: Jacquie
Groom’s Name: Brendan
Date of Wedding: 28/5/16
Number of Guests: 420

The History….
How did you meet?
At a friends 21st

How long did you date?
Almost 2 years before proposing (just over 3 at time of wedding)

How did he propose?
 Took me on a surprise date + had used ‘hire a ninja’ to set up tent and candles at top of lookout over the beach

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The Wedding….

What was your wedding date?
28th may 2016

Why did you choose this date? Any special reason?
No reason, just not too cold

Where did you have your wedding?
Apostolic Cathedral, Hattonvale

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Was there any special touches, vows, traditions or tributes that you included into your ceremony?
 Just a traditional Apostolic Church ceremony

If you could pick one special moment from the day to remember what would it be?
Walking out of the church as a married couple.

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The Gown….
Who designed your gown?
I would need to check the label haha

Where was it purchased?
LUV Bridal

What was your gown shopping experience like? Was this dress the first one you tried on? Did you try on hundreds, loved it, hated it?
I only went to 1 store and tried on 7 dresses- it was the last + perfect. The experience was great- very helpful.

Where there any special details you included in your day? Did you borrow a piece of jewellery etc?
I borrowed a brooch from my Mum

What was your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?
Old & Borrowed- brooch from mum.
New- My dress.
Blue- A ring with a blue stone that Brendan gave me for my 21st bday

Did you have any DIY elements to your day?
Catering done by church ladies

If you could describe the overall theme of your wedding day what would it be?
Classic

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VENDORS

Gown: Luv Bridal Logan
Suits: Rodger David
Bridesmaids: Jadore
Rings: Prouds/ Michael Hill
Accessories: Vons Gowns + Etsy
Hair: Maddison Hamilton (hairdresser friend)
Makeup: Tyneale Hahn
Ceremony: Apostolic Church
Celebrant: Apostle
Reception: Apostolic Church
Entertainment: Family friends
Cake: Sharon Muller (Aunty)
Bonbonerie: Ebay
Flowers/Florist: Nina May Bouquets
Transport: Mum + Dads old classic cars, as well as family friends.
Stationery: Zazzle

How did you find your overall experience with the above vendors?
Fantastic- didn’t have any dramas with anything

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Advice…

Do you have any advice for other brides? Be organised! As soon as you decide your date- number 1-location number 2-hair + makeup!

What made your wedding day so memorable?being able to celebrate the day with all family + friends

What was the funniest memory from your wedding day? Being so relieved when the ceremony was over- the fun could begin!

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What was the weather and location like on the day?Perfect weather, but windy + cold in shade

If there was one thing that you would change from the day, what would it be and why?Nothing! all great

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Hamilton Island, Whitsundays.

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And a little testimonial from this gorgeous couple…

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Today I wanted to share a hilarious photograph my second shooter Mary captured at Steve & Mel’s wedding. As their wedding was held at the Brisbane Racing Club, the groomsmen thought it was a great idea to run down the race track like a horse… Check out that air!!!

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personal branding photographer vip disco kidsA couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with GD on a Personal Branding Session with David from VIP Disco Kids. He wanted to create 2 videos that showcased what his two different disco boxes did. So we filled the studio with the Disco party boxes, a bunch of kids and had a whole lot of fun. I took lots of behind the scenes photos of the kids having a blast while GD filmed the action.

VIP Disco Kids – Microphones! from GD Smith on Vimeo.

VIP Disco Kids – Bubble Machine! from GD Smith on Vimeo.

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David absolutely loved the results we produced. Here is a little testimonial from him:

“I would like to thank you both for your profession service and guidance through the entire process of making my first video. The quality of the video and the understanding of what I was after was first class. I would like to thank you for the most enjoyable experience and I look forward to the next project!” – David

If you are interesting in a Personal Branding Session or the possibility of adding in video, then click here to find out more information.

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