Waiting on Baby {Petrie Maternity Photographer}

It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago I was asking people to volunteer to be my guinea pigs as I prepared a portfolio to move into the professional photography circle.  This lovely couple were one of those volunteers when they were pregnant with this hansom young who is about to become a big brother!  I hope you enjoy your photos and congratulations on your baby girl!

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Family Reunion {North Brisbane Family Photographer}

I first met this family a few years ago at my very first mini-session session.  Lynda and her children were the most delightful family to work with.  Since that first session I have had the privilege of photographing her family on two other occasions but I think this one has to be the most special.  This family session was to celebrate Lynda’s Nan coming to visit. Despite the drizzly rain that threatened to wash out the session the kids and Nan were fantastic and by the end the sun had even popped out for a bit.

Thank you Lynda for this very special opportunity and for allowing me yet another opportunity to capture your beautiful family and watch them grow.

A Walk In The Park {North Brisbane Engagement Session}

What a beautiful way to spend a winter’s afternoon then exploring a new location with a gorgeous couple, an actress and a keen golfer –  celebrating their engagement.  These guys brought so much fun and laughter to the session it was an absolute please to work with them and I can’t wait for their wedding day! I hope you enjoy these images from our session

Waiting for baby

Thank you to this gorgeous couple who let me come and capture this special time as they wait for their first baby.  It was such a beautiful afternoon down at the Shorncliffe pier and the mum-to-be was such a great sport.  I wish I had that energy at 37 weeks.

All the best with the birth of your little girl and growing your family!

Tamara and Spencer’s Gorgeous Country Wedding {Dayboro – Mt Pleasant Wedding Photographer}

On the 13th of December, the day was slightly overcast but this made for an absolutely beautiful day to get married at Henzell’s Chapel at Dayboro, Queensland.  Tamara and Spencer are a beautiful couple and I hope they enjoy this little preview of their wedding photos.

Tamara and Spencer have actually known each other for 8 years through good friends but didn’t actually start dating until the 15th April 2011.  On the 28th of August 2012 Spencer picked Tamara up in a Ferrari and they drove to Mt Tamborine to enjoy the sights and a coffee before heading to the lookout where Spencer proposed.

From that point on the wedding preparations started revolved around this and their story. They choose a country theme to celebrate their day and their love of the country. Tamara has been a resident of the scenic Dayboro area for over 20 years so the choice of Henzell’s Chapel for the ceremony was an easy one. Spencer fell in love with Henzell’s chapel at as soon as he saw it.   The reception at Mt Pleasant Hall was beautifully and elegantly decorated by the family with a focus on hessian trim and natural materials and was the  perfect place to have a gorgeous country reception.

Brides dressed by Brides of Brisbane

Make-up by Tropic Makeup and Beauty

Ceremony Henzell’s Chapel, Dayboro

Reception: Mt Pleasant Hall, Mt Pleasant Dayboro

Winter Wonderland

Winter is a lovely time of year in Brisbane, Australia, as long as you don’t have to get out of bed too early in the morning that is.  (Winters in Townsville and North QLD are much nicer but lets not get hung up in my pining for the warm tropics).  Winter afternoons have the most gorgeous glow to them and as that sun sinks down below the horizon and the warmth of the day sinks with it, it makes for a beautiful time to photograph. One of my favourite places to photograph is especially gorgeous in winter when the wetlands have dried up and the long dry grass stretches out in the sunshine.

I was very lucky that a little store in Brighton, Jolie offered to lend us some gorgeous clothing and accessories for this concept shoot. (They also have a shop in Wavell Heights or shop online – just a little plug 🙂

My model Georgia did an amazing job at both bringing these beautiful clothes and the concept to life.  I hope you enjoy our little snapshot of an Aussie Winter wonderland

 

The time of your life

When I was younger and people used to tell me that this (insert age) was the time of my life. Although it often didn’t feel like it at the time.  However now in my 30’s I do, reluctantly admit they were correct.  And I wish I had more photos of myself from these times in my life.

Thats what our “Time of Your Life” shoots are all about.  Designed for young people, particularly at pivotal moments in their life (end of primary school, end of high school, beginning or end of university- or really any time you feel ready).

I had the beautiful Alyssa come and help me out with the first of these concept shoots on Wednesday, after our first shoot was rained out.  She was an absolute joy to work with and a fantastic model.

 

Down by the river

My homework assignment this week inspired me to attempt something I have always wanted to try and my gorgeous model Katie brought the whole scene to life.  After some scouting around I finally found the right location at Cedar Creek in Samford.  Katie answered a model call-out on our Facebook page and travelled all the way from Toowoomba and even with some trouble finding the place she was an absolute delight to work with! Thank you for your generous donation of time Katie and I hope you enjoy your photos.