Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Toowong Rowing Club Wedding | Eleanor + Darren

The sun made a much appreciated guest appearance at one of my most recent weddings, thankfully his Cousin: Clouds and Rain couldn’t attend that day.  :)

The wedding was for the lovely Eleanor and Darren, who were married on the banks of the Brisbane river at the Toowong Rowing Club. The afternoon sunshine and the many blooming Jacaranda trees provided the perfect backdrop after that for the location photography.

Both the ceremony and reception had many fabulous details in keeping with the vintage theme that Eleanor and Darren has planned. Thanks guys for allowing me to photograph your day.

Some of the great reception details


O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards Wedding | Blaise + Damon

I recently got to go back to the fantastic Canungra valley to photograph the wedding of Blaise and Damon.

The day started wet and windy as I photographed the girls who were getting ready at Mantra Circle on Cavill down at the Gold Coast. But the atmosphere in the room was warm and calm and I could see that Blaise was not going to let any sort of weather affect her day.

It was then off to O’Reilly’s at Canungra Valley for the ceremony. We then ducked out into the vineyards for some umbrella fun. Then got warm and cosy in the homestead listening to the live music that Damon had arranged.

Miraculously, the weather cleared in time for us to venture out into the vineyards again without the umbrellas before we made our way into the reception.

How is this for a pimped out bridal bus!!?

The ring bearer taking it easy..

Damon looking…Nervous?…Excited?…Happy

Some Reception Details:

Damon and his ‘band’ played a song for Blaise

Brisbane Wedding | Christie + Mark

Well October is shaping up as being one of the wetest on record here in brisbane. But not even the rain can stop some of the fantastic weddings we have had lately.

Christie and Mark were married during one of the recent wet weekends, but they certainly didn’t let it  dampen their special day. Their ceremony took place at the broadway chapel in Woolloongabba and was authorised by the wonderful Anne Campbell who held a heartwarming beautiful ceremony for Christie & Mark.

We then braved the rain and went to a few locations for some quick photos before making our way to the reception at The Landing Dockside.


Christie’s Dad keeping and eye on the weather:

Karen from Bliss Floral did another amazing job with the flowers:

I thought the shadows on the wall were cool

This one is Deb’s (Great Shot!)

There were so many great details at the reception:

Talk about troopers! Christie and Mark braved the weather again for a romantic night shoot in the rain!







House of Laurels Maleny Wedding | Annie + Kerrin

I was recently up at Maleny photographing the wedding of Annie & Kerrin at the House of Laurels.

As we drove up the the hills towards Maleny, through the thick fog, we thought we may have a little bit of interesting weather today.

But the weather cleared as we made our way to Annie and the girls and the (correct!) decision was made by Annie and Kerrin to take the gamble and have the ceremony out in the garden.

The moving ceremony went off without a hitch and we then went to a few locations nearby for some bridal party fun. We finished up in a paddock with some amazing afternoon light followed by one of the best rainbows I have ever seen. We then all scrambled to the cars as the rain started really poring down. Thanks Annie for being such a sport out in the paddock & dodging the many cow pats! :)

For the photographers out there… This was my first wedding with the all new Nikon 85mm 1.4G AFS. It is one awesome lens with a great look. I have included a note above the images that I took with it and at what aperture.

85mm @ 1.4  (love that tiny Dof!!)

85 @1.4

85@1.4

A certain AFL grandfinal rematch just happened to also be on that day.. Kerrin’s dad was keeping updated :)

The girls waiting to go

Annie’s dad seeing her in her dress for the first time.

There was quite a deal of tears and laughter during the ceremony

85mm @ 1.6

How is this for a rainbow!!

The colours were so intense!

Very shortly after, the heavens opened and we had to dash to the cars

Some reception details;

Glengariff Dayboro Wedding | Lauren + Matt

I traveled up to Dayboro recently to photograph the wedding of Lauren and Matt.

Their ceremony and reception was held at the picturesque Glengariff estate, which has a great view of the Dayboro valley.

Following the ceremony the guest had drinks and canapes on the lawn while we walked around the grounds and had some fun. We then made our way back up to the homestead to start the nights festivities.

Lauren & Matt’s dog wanted a bit of the limelight too..

Our Lady of Victories Wedding | Viola + Matt

Way back when I photographed Viola and Matt’s engagement shoot, I knew their wedding day was going to be awesome. And it didn’t disappoint.

Their ceremony was held in probably one my favourite churches in Brisbane: Our Lady of Victories in Bowen Hills. It has so much character and an amazing view over Newstead  and the river.

Following the ceremony we headed around town for some fun and then made our way to the reception which was held at The Landing at Dockside.

Viola and her Grandfather have a special bond

I love the way Matt looks at Viola

Some Reception Details (ps. love the cake!)