So you are growing a human inside your body! Just wow! What an experience! Capturing your body and belly doesnt have to make you feel exposed or vunerable. I can work with you as to what you are comfortable with. You may or maybe want your partner there, you may not want any nudey shots, thats fine too! Here’s an example of a recent pregnancy shoot and some of the styles I can do for you.
A beautiful day, a little steamy due to early Jan, but great winds come through at this stunning spot at Austinvilla Estate!
This couple wanted a simple, but elegant wedding. They chose a 2 hr coverage, rather than the whole day.
So for those looking at not having a photographer in their space for extended periods, or are on a budget, here’s an example of the end result of photography for under $1000. This is only a small section of 300 images, so there’s heaps more documentary, family and creative photos.
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!
Raine & Kieran's steamy dayRead More
So heres an example of the style of images & variety from a Scallywag Collection Shoot or a general children's shoot through Renee Brazel Photography.
Shoots generally go for around 45 mins. Its freeflowing & the aim is to keep it fun, fun, fun so the smiles are really real!
Every album design is done individually, with the feel of the wedding & the couple in mind. No templates used here! Then after the initial design, we get together so together we can make any changes needed. The end result is high quality, classic, no maintenance, (especially not high maintenance .. no white gloves needed here) family heirloom that will be passed down through generations.
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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Here's a collection of images from last year. It was hard getting them to 10!
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Hayley and Andy's Frolicking Beach WeddingRead More
The Scallywag Collection is about capturing kids being kids through beautiful & evolking photography. We will photograph the essence of children's free spirit; playing in mud, climbing & being foot loose & fancy free!
For just $50, we will photograph your child or children for the Scallywag Collection with the $50 being donated to Kids Helpline. In return, one of the images from your photography session will be included in a coffee table art book & exhibition to be published in 2016.
The book is visual collection to encourage kids to get back to nature & how much fun it can be to be playing & exploring outside.
We will be photographing kids from different areas, from the Gold Coast to Tamworth, with shoots being either at your home, or on location, such as creeks, parks & beaches.
Its also a great way to capture siblings, cousins or even best friends. Each nomination fee paid, allows one full page in the book, which can be filled with friends, alone or even with pets (for the integrity of the book, any child published in the book must be under the age of 13 years). Other requests for images at the shoot are also taken, such as whole families, grandparents etc. they just will be available for purchase, and not printed in the book. Images available from $39, with packages also available from $400)
We are wanting kids to photograph now, so please call 0411 432 491 or 07 3901 9989 to register your interest & find out more.
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!