Ben Craven

Remember my cute couple Ben & Renae. Well, I just got an email from Ben – he has used some of the images from their e-session on his website. You can listen to his tunes & check it out here: very nice 😉

SU QLD – Absailing Day!

How cool is this! I was asked to come photograph some children & chaplains abseiling at the beautiful Kangaroo Point Cliffs on Monday. An event organised by SU QLD.
Eww! I was freaked enough crawling up close to the edge to get some of my shots, so it was a definite no when asked if I wanted a turn! As you do, I did kinda kick myself later at missing out on an exciting opportunity. Oh well, I enjoyed watching! lol
I did the Stock Up for Hope outback tour with these guys, for a couple of days last year. Was so much fun, and met the warmest people. I have added a preview of their promo book, so you can check it out. Looks awesome, if I can say so myself? hehe

Jacinta & Matthew’s Wedding 24th May 2008

What an entourage! We had three videographers, two photographers and my photography friend Norm from Divine Studios following these guys around like celebrities! hehe

Such an awesome day! Gorgeous people, gorgeous locations – meant gorgeous images! As you can see, I have struggled to keep it to a couple of highlights. lol
Jacinta looked absolutely stunning, as did the bridesmaids. I loved their dresses! So unique & elegant. I have to laugh, Matt came to me at the end of the night saying see – I wasn’t as grumpy as you thought I would be! lol. Poor Matt, I hope I didn’t give you a hard time. We got some terrific shots & I really enjoyed photographing you guys.
Jacinta & Matthew had me stay for reception, and I owe a huge huge thank you to Norm for setting up a beautiful slideshow presentation of the days highlights on projector for all of the guests to enjoy. A product I have been considering to offer my couples, which was warmly received. So it’s definitely on the cards!

The venue is the amazing Tattersalls Club – Queen St Mall.

Thanks to Helen & Andrew for referring these guys, the recommendation was so good that they paid their deposit & booked me right away – before we even met! Thank you for your confidence in me, I hope you’re as thrilled with your images as I am.

PS. This is not favoritism I promise! I just really struggled to pick my favorites And sorry about the image order, I really struggle with this blogger for that. if anyone knows of an easier way, they just seem to flip to wherever they want to go!

The McCure Family 22nd May 2008

I knew it was going to be a fun morning when I was greeted with beaming hellos from little Cooper & Lachlan who were playing with their toys in the front bay window. These guys were the sweetest little chickens, sooooo well behaved & easy to work with! Little Brydee did so well too. We did some studio images, then the boys got to play with their new Bionics (I think they were called something else, but man these boys loved these little robot figurines! haha) in the garden. How cute are they, the image of the three kids standing was their own posing, very cool. 😉

I didn’t get a shot, but they had the most impressive photo wall in the lounge – I loved it! Looked so awesome! Very warm & homely. I do miss the old QLDer/weather-board/Brisbane houses, so beautiful.
Thank you for having me in your home, I can’t wait for you to see the rest of these images!

Lilian’s Baptism 18th May 2008

Sunday was the big day for little Lilly. And what a day! Was a shame it was so windy as Nicole had everything so perfectly planned for the after party of her little angels baptism! It looked like everyone was still having a fantastic time as i was leaving anyhow! But what detail! With the theme of butterflies, Nicole even had fresh butterflies delivered for release later in the day.
Was great to see all the familiar faces again, and look forward to putting together your album! Going to be fantastic. Check out the shots – what a cutie! I have to laugh at the getting ready shots – little bit like a bride! Monte’s baptism preparation was nothing on Liliana’s! lol

Miss Freya’s Session 16th May 2008

Check out super cute Miss Freya! Isn’t she just the sweetest thing! lol I LOVE these images, and the all little funny face shots we got from this session. She was so so good, and loved being in front of the camera, making my job really easy! Fiona & Martin have had me photograph their gorgeous girl since she was a little bub, it’s become a yearly event. Usually the session is done at home, but I thought the Powerhouse was a perfect local backdrop to add something different to their collection & images to send to family.
I just want to pinch those little cheeks! Hehe. Will have the gallery open for you to view your images soon guys. And thanks again for having me back!!!

Pete & Shinn corporate Portraits

The lovely Gavin from Whitehawk brand management had me photograph these doctor back in April. I must have forgot to post, I do miss a few jobs ! Anyhow, since I’ve had a couple of corporate session lately, it reminded me of these two. Another successful session, with two lovely doctors starting a practice together. Well done! And thanks for thinking of me again Gavin! I highly recommend his services for your professional brand management & identity creation.

Claire Campbell MBBS FRACS(Vasc) Corporate Headshots

Don’t forget we also offer fast turn-around corporate sessions. Clair is a Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon based in Southport. We did a variety of shots for her, so all bases are covered for any upcoming promotional requirements. I love love love her environmental portrait we did, being afternoon the lighting in her rooms made some very interesting background shadows.
Great to meet & work with you Claire, good luck with your new ventures.

Alissa & Dan’s Wedding Broadbeach 10th May 2008

Oww, these guys are just the cutest! Remember their e-session we did? Well, the big day finally arrived & it was just gorgeous! They could not have asked for better weather, having the ceremony right on the point looking out to the beautiful ocean.
We took some bridal party shots on the beach, then headed over to a park closer to the reception venue – Flames on the river. As usual, I found myself using the back of the toilet block to create these gorgeous little images!! Haha, I’m glad they trusted me! Was just magic & worked so beautifully with their light clothes.

After playing around in the leaves, I then ducked back to Flames to get a few more snaps, and let the bridal party relax & let their hair down with their guests. What a groovy little venue, I loved the artworks & am told amazing food!
Thank you so so much guys for being so wonderful to work with, was great fun. Can’t wait for the album plan. 😉
Actually, with your relaxed attitude about your dress Alissa, you guys might be interested in a trash the dress session to finish up in your album?! Would be a blast – let me know.

Derek & Dwyer Lawerys – Southport

A huge congratulations to the Derek & Dwyer team! They have just moved into new bigger better premises which mark another exciting step towards growth in the business. I love seeing small business grow, so it was nice to come along to this opening, not only as a photographer but as a guest – this meant yum yum Champaign! hehe. The office looked terrific with a collection of local artists works for everyone to enjoy. I photographed the team back in January & look forward to doing more work with them.