M+A Lightspace Inner City Brisbane

Tucked away in a little back street of Fortitude Valley is an amazing building, called Lightspace! 

M+A wanted their wedding to be all about great company, food and wine! They had just been through about 5 weddings in their family alone in the last 6 months & decided to ditch normal formalities & go with relaxing good times instead. We had about 5 mins of creative shooting time around the building with just the 2 of them, as they didnt want to be away from family & friends too long. 

White+White provided amazing styling & the feasting tables looked sooo inviting & warm. The building itself hosts high ceilings & amazing warehouse feeling architecture, with a unique warming cozy feeling to it. 

The food was a feast for the eyeballs! Then, celebrity chef Alistair McLeod delivered the back story behind where the food came from in his quirky, humorous way! 

Martine + Matt: Novotel Twin Waters Noosa

I thought I'd put up an example of a whole wedding. So as not to take hours to go through, this is still a selection, as normally a full coverage gives you between 450 and 600 images. This is a selection of each part of the day, from getting ready, documentary of guests arriving, the ceremony, documentary of congratulations, family & group photos, creative shoot with the bridal party, through to the start of the reception. 

What a fab day! I am blessed to be invited to hang out with cool people, in cool places! Novotel Twin Waters, a fab venue that looks after everything & a crack up funny (near wet your pants laughing!) celebrant, Lynette Maguire. And this bridal party were hilarious & fun the whole time!

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Top 10 Images 2015

Here's a collection of images from last year. It was hard getting them to 10! 

 A shot from an old favorite spot near Brisbane, Shorncliffe Jetty. The perfect moment.. though her Mum wasn't impressed with getting her dress dirty.. until she saw the images! 

A shot from an old favorite spot near Brisbane, Shorncliffe Jetty. The perfect moment.. though her Mum wasn't impressed with getting her dress dirty.. until she saw the images! 

 This couple booked me for my relaxed non posed approach, and took it one step further, with about 5 mins of just them for photos. With an amazing location in Newstead, Brisbane at Light Space, this provided high ceilings & amazing architecture. 

This couple booked me for my relaxed non posed approach, and took it one step further, with about 5 mins of just them for photos. With an amazing location in Newstead, Brisbane at Light Space, this provided high ceilings & amazing architecture. 

 I am lucky to splash around in water for my job occasionally. Well, I was saturated after this shoot at Sunshine Beach in QLD. Fab couple and bridal party who weren't scared of getting wet, or having alot of fun!

I am lucky to splash around in water for my job occasionally. Well, I was saturated after this shoot at Sunshine Beach in QLD. Fab couple and bridal party who weren't scared of getting wet, or having alot of fun!

 Photographing 3 kids under 6 the morning after halloween was challenging! But in between the chaos, this beautiful moment between twins happened. For all of about 2 seconds... but thats all you need for the perfect keepsake image! Captured at their home. 

Photographing 3 kids under 6 the morning after halloween was challenging! But in between the chaos, this beautiful moment between twins happened. For all of about 2 seconds... but thats all you need for the perfect keepsake image! Captured at their home. 

 I love it when couples just relax into a shoot, allowing their personality to come through. I love how this image shows a different side to being in love... its the fun, happiness & ultimately the friendship!

I love it when couples just relax into a shoot, allowing their personality to come through. I love how this image shows a different side to being in love... its the fun, happiness & ultimately the friendship!

 Aghh, a personal artty one. Occasionally (and I should do it more!) I will have a play around and do some creative shots. This one is just at home, while cleaning up the backyard of dreaded leaves dropping in Autumn. It captures the feel of the season, colours too. And I normally don't go for pinks!

Aghh, a personal artty one. Occasionally (and I should do it more!) I will have a play around and do some creative shots. This one is just at home, while cleaning up the backyard of dreaded leaves dropping in Autumn. It captures the feel of the season, colours too. And I normally don't go for pinks!

 A totally fun couple! A slightly posed shot, ie... 'just go and stand over there' style... it was amazing it get an intimate moment from such a distance, especially considering for most of the shoot they were mucking around and laughing! At Twin Waters Resort, near Noosa.

A totally fun couple! A slightly posed shot, ie... 'just go and stand over there' style... it was amazing it get an intimate moment from such a distance, especially considering for most of the shoot they were mucking around and laughing! At Twin Waters Resort, near Noosa.

 There were so many strong shots from this shoot, but this has to be my fav. It happened to be a rainy day, so we worked in the studio instead of the planned location shoot, but it didn't hinder our collaborative efforts.

There were so many strong shots from this shoot, but this has to be my fav. It happened to be a rainy day, so we worked in the studio instead of the planned location shoot, but it didn't hinder our collaborative efforts.

 Being able to capture the magic of childhood is what got me into photography to begin with. Being able to act like a kid to encourage kids to get away from the "say cheese" that's been drummed into them. Photographed at their home, allows these two to feel comfortable and play games!

Being able to capture the magic of childhood is what got me into photography to begin with. Being able to act like a kid to encourage kids to get away from the "say cheese" that's been drummed into them. Photographed at their home, allows these two to feel comfortable and play games!

 I just love the softness of this image. Light, bright and airy... well windy! Often these types of shots ended up being the couples favourite, the captured on the fly style. 

I just love the softness of this image. Light, bright and airy... well windy! Often these types of shots ended up being the couples favourite, the captured on the fly style. 

Getting the most from Winter Photography

Winter is upon us again. As much as I love Summer for the freshness & freeness, Winter has its own charm for photos.

Heres some key tips to embrace Winter in your images: 

1. Use Texture. Covering yourself is a key part of keeping cosy in winter. Utilise fabrics, from scarves to hoodies. 

2. Light. Winter gives off some amazing light! Photographing in the golden hour is going to give you amazing lighting. In Winter, with the days being shorter, you won't need to wait till 8pm at night or be up at 5am to take advantage of it. The golden hour is just before the sun sets or just after the sun rises. Given its a great sunny day (which is 85% of the time in winter; another bonus!) nature will give you the finest lighting for free. 

3. The Elements. Using fallen leaves, stark/ bare wood, and the wind are great elements to play with.  

Heres a few of my shots that have captured that Winterness!