Yandina Station Wedding – Ryana + Simon

May 6th, 2016

Yandina Station Wedding

There really is nothing sweeter as a wedding photographer than going deep undercover.  Having your clients so relaxed that they let themselves go, be in the moment and forget you are there.  Some people might think that is strange.  Why would you want people to forget you are there?  Wouldn’t it mean that you don’t get great photographs?  On the contrary (and a trap for young players) the photographs that are THE BEST, are the ones where real stuff is happening!  Not posed, not staged, not fake.  THE REAL DEAL.  If we were surfers we would probably call that state, The Stoke.  (The Stoke – for anyone who doesn’t surf – is that first time elation you get when you ride your first wave. Apparently it is better than , well everything, and surfers spend their life chasing that high.) So I guess you could say us photographers are chasing The Stoke on each and every wedding.  You know what I am talking about and it is reason why most people hate having their photograph taken, and hate the photographs of themselves as well.  You know the drill, family gathering, dad brings out the camera and tells everyone to smile, while he adjusts the settings for what seems like half an hour, and then gets you to smile again, SMILE!!! and then – click – the world’s worst photograph.  What you have is that fake smile with a little bit of boredom and a tinge of please-get-this-over-with frustration and annoyance.  Now that’s a face you want in a photograph – NOT!  This is the reason why candid photographs are better, you are wearing your real face, your real smile, your real laughter, your real love.  And this love, the love between Ryana and Simon, oh-my-word-yes, this love is the realest of real loves.


Venue: http://yandinastation.com.au


Matt + Dimity

September 16th, 2014

Well hello there.  So nice to see you again.  I’m sorry for my absence, but you know, some things get real and some things take time.  Enough said?  I’m back now and raring to go with a wedding that will knock your socks off.  One of the most asked questions I get is “what happens if it rains?”  Most couples are terrified of  rain on their wedding day because they think it will ruin the day, the photos, your dress, your hair…the list, man, is endless.  But I’m here to tell you (and to show you) that a little adjustment in your attitude to the rain can make for the BEST. WEDDING. EVER.  Remember your dress, hair and makeup are all really just for this one day so stop worrying about it.  Those professionals you employed know all the tricks to make mascara not run, your hair not fall out and your dress not crease.  Trust in them and relax.  Smile guys, you’re getting married!!!  You may want to rethink your footwear for a portion of the day (high heels in muddy grass, not so cool) but other than that nothing you have planned has to change.  The thing about rain is that it brings the clouds a little lower and diffuses the light to a lovely soft glow.  No one looks bad in rainy light, just ask the Parisians who bask in that rain looking all chic and stylish and so bloody Frenchy!  It is like a massive diffuser for the sun and that is like the world’s best beauty lamp.  Not to mention those dramatic clouds!!!  Man oh man, don’t get me started!  So with this in mind I give you Matt and Dimity – a wedding in the rain that didn’t let it ruin on their parade!

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The stunning flowers for the day were by the always amazing Green and Bloom.  Roberta does the most spectacular floral arrangements I’ve ever seen.


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See what I mean about Green and Bloom?  These are stunning – so lush and fresh.  Wait till you see the hanging canopy over the bridal table – stunning!!!

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Dimity used Lydia from Peacocks and Lilies Image Styling for her makeup and Erin from Sugar Hair for her hair.  As you can see these professionals know exactly how to deal with rainy weather – Dimity looked stunning all day!  Her beautiful wedding dress was by local designers Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings.

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Situated in the heart of Mount Pleasant is this lovely little stone church, Henzell’s Chapel.  It’s like something out of a fairytale isn’t it?

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Each of the bridesmaids’ dresses were made with a different floral fabric and complimented the stunning springtime feel of the day.  They were designed and created by Ann Coy in fabric from the Fabric Collection.

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I love the quirkiness of Nina’s work from Blackboard Artworx.  She is such a pleasure to work with and really does such an amazing job.  All of the blackboards are hand drawn by her and bespoke for every occasion.


An amazing cloud of spring flowers over the bridal table.

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The catering was done by Dalton Hospitality who also supplied the trestle tables.  The on the day styling was by Jodie and Alon from Maximilian and Jake Events.

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Dimity and Matt’s reception was held at Samsonvale Hall.  The beauty of a venue like this is you can create anything you want in the space and you can hire your own caterers and bring your own wine!

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The music that got this party started (and cranking) well into the night was Cut-a-rug!

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Studio Sixty Photography is Brisbane wedding photographer Jason Starr, and studio manager Sally Ogilvie.

Well known for creative, natural, candid photographs of both local and international weddings, Studio Sixty Photography is capturing now and forever.

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