Friday, January 6, 2017

Christmas & New Year Brisbane Style

Brisbane mightn't have snow, but it knows how to put on a show - here's a brief selection from the city around the holiday season...












Family & Friends

Just before the Christmas break we were lucky enough to catch up with some wonderful old friends who have also been clients a number of times over the past 10 years. We first met Amanda & Kylie way back in 2008 when we captured their fabulous wedding day in Toowoomba. We became good friends and were delighted when they invited us to capture some beautiful maternity photos a couple of years later. Now with daughter Taleigha about to go to school, they felt it was time to update the family album and so we all headed off to Wellington Point for a photo shoot. It's such an honour to be invited back into people's lives again and again and something we really treasure and as you will see, when people know you they're so much more relaxed in front of the camera...











Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Very Christmas Wedding....

Our last wedding of 2016 was a sophisticated and formal, yet fun and family-oriented occasion, held in the elegant surrounds of one of Brisbane's premier venues, the Stamford Plaza. Christmas was very definitely all around our couple, who have chosen to remain anonymous, with the Stamford looking particularly festive, the Lord Mayor's Carols in the Park providing a  soundtrack for the photo session, and plenty of office parties happening along the Eagle Street riverside restaurant strip Whilst the weather was decidedly unsummery for mid-December, the cooler conditions were appreciated by many of the guests who had travelled from overseas to be there and allowed our bride and groom to enjoy their day even more...
















Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The carol of the birds...

Christmas in the land downunder has it's own traditions and it's own soundtrack, and one popular Christmas tune that is as Aussie as a BBQ by the beach is the Carol of the Birds. Last week I got to enjoy my own evening chorus whilst photographing the myriad of bird species to be found at the Sandy Flat Lane Wetland Reserve in Wynnum with the Canon Collective and here are a few of my favourite shots...









Friday, December 2, 2016

Dance like everyone is watching...

As the end of the year rolls around, so does dance concert season, and we were lucky enough to be invited to capture the All That Dance concerts at The Schonell Theatre at the University of Queensland again this year. To make sure we captured as much of the action as possible, we shot the dress rehearsal and all three performances from different angles to maximise the number of performers we could feature, as well as running a studio shoot for more formal dance photos. It was a pretty full-on week but all the hard work by the dancers paid off in spectacular style with a stunning series of shows...