Thursday, September 29, 2016

Down by the River

September is the pick of the months to be down by the Brisbane River, with the annual Riverfire event as the fitting climax of the Brisbane Festival. This year we got to enjoy some corporate hospitality on the evening itself and had a thoroughly enjoyable night out watching the evening unfold, unlike most years when we are down with the crowds capturing the action. I did get out and shoot the RAAF Hornets during their practice run earlier in the week and also grabbed some shots of the evening skyline minus the fireworks...











Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A passion for fashion...

The When Freddie Met Lilly collection launch has been a hugely anticipated event in the Brisbane fashion calendar for several years now, with the sexy sophisticated gowns and sharp suits that identify the brand being de-rigeur in the wardrobes of the city's fashion leaders. This year though, chief designer Vanessa Hoe & her team took the bar even higher, hosting an outstanding gala event at Mirra in Fortitude Valley attended by 300 guests. With a real red-carpet arrival, including your's truly providing a proper paparazzi experience on the media wall (see more pics here), guests were treated to the very best of Brisbane's fashion scene on a thoroughly memorable evening that included two stunning new collection launches.




















Peita & Zane's Destination Wedding on North Stradbroke Island

I got to enjoy some wonderful island time last week out the stunningly beautiful North Stradbroke Island whilst shooting Peita & Zane's destination wedding on the beach at Point Lookout. It was a simply perfect September day and the lucky couple had chosen an awe-inspiring location with a spectacular backdrop out over the Coral Sea. With this small, midweek wedding feeling very much like an elopement, Peita & Zane were completely relaxed, enjoying every moment and that's what you can see in the photos - pure emotion and elation. 













I feel the need, the need for speed...


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Ok, I admit it, I can be a bit of a rev-head at times and so I absolutely jumped at the opportunity to capture some memories of this Maserati Gran Tourismo for owner Manu recently. We captured some footage at home before taking the beast for a leisurely spin around the summit road at Mt Cootha - oh man - what a wonderful sound...





Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jacinta and Fetaiaki - Ipswich Nerida Gardens

I shared a wonderful morning with Jacinta & Fetaiaki at the stunning Ipswich Nerida Gardens before their wedding later in the day. It's always exciting to do something a little different - that's what keep us creative. I love that every wedding and family event has it's own unique story to tell...