Brisbane Wedding Photographer

My sister's favourite colour is coral

Sometimes my sister will sit with me as I'm working away on a wedding. The most recent wedding had the colour coral incorporated into its theme. 

'That is my favourite colour', she said. 'Peach?' I replied.

'No, coral'. 

Of course, coral. I totally knew that.

I'm always blown away by the richness and vibrancy of colour I get from film. Any digital shots of these dresses I captured were dull and washed out in comparison. Film just does colour better. I've weighed up the viability of using film, but despite the cost to me, I can't deny myself the beautiful colour that it brings.

31,536,000 Seconds

We all know that for every year there are 365 days. And for each day 24 hours and for each hour 60 minutes and for each minute 60 seconds.

Knowing this, it's sometimes hard to believe that the click of a shutter which creates a photo and captures our lives, takes only a split-second. Looking through these photos it amazes me to see how many split-seconds of happiness took place in the lives of those I photographed in 2014. How many split-second moments make up an entire day and how many split-second moments make up an entire year.

Every year seems to go so fast, it's easy to lose sight of how much has really taken place. And yet, so much does take place.

This lovely note I received from Sam and Leanne, who got married in a cloud, reminds me of how valuable a second can be.

"Words will never be enough to thank you for your amazing photos of our wonderful wedding day! We had the most wonderful day and I am so happy that we have your beautiful photos to remind us of that time for the rest of our lives! Thank you , thank you, thank you!"

Medium Format, oh how i love thee

I've already talked once before about how childishly excited I get when the email arrives in my inbox first thing in the morning to say my film shots are ready for downloading. It's like waking up on Christmas. I always start off with the medium format film just like a child opens the biggest presents first. I know amongst them will be some of my favourite little nuggets of gold.

Sometimes I'll get some images that just WOW me. Not necessarily because they're a particularly awesome shot, more because of the way the medium format lens has rendered the subject. The colour, the texture, the skin tones, the way the background falls away and the softness. Oh the softness.

There's something unique to my Mamiya 645 lenses that 35mm just can't quite get to. It's a bigger camera. It can be clunky to carry around and it it is certainly more costly to shoot with. But oh when I get those gems it's all worth it.

Oh medium format, how I do love thee.

Leanne and Sam Wedding - Preview

Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing two completely different yet equally beautiful weddings. And oh my goodness the weather! On both days it was absolutely perfect afternoon sunlight, I couldn't have asked for better.

Whenever someone remarked about how glorious it was I would usually mention how only a few weeks earlier I photographed a wedding in a cloud. Not just rain, but a cloud. You couldn't see beyond a hundred metres or so and it just happened to be a record cold day for August. I personally had not experienced anything like it as a photographer.

Through the weather something miraculous was created though. For Leanne and Sam it meant turning their entire wedding plans upside down and rising above the challenges. But it also meant the world outside was made to disappear and guests were placed in a situation that brought everyone so much closer together. Despite the technical challenges of working in 'extreme' conditions it was one of the most fun and enjoyable weddings I've photographed to date. Leanne and Sam had me laughing all day and the insanity of the scenario just turned us all a bit silly. In a good way.

I'm very much looking forward to sharing the wedding of this wonderful couple with you.