Photographers | Artists | Romantics
THERE ARE ONLY A FEW GOOSE-BUMP MOMENTS IN LIFE. WHEN THEY HAPPEN, YOU WANT TO HOLD ONTO THAT INCREDIBLE FEELING FOREVER.
OUR JOB IS TO HOLD THOSE MOMENT AND GIVE THEM BACK TO YOU IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY WILL ALWAYS GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS, ALWAYS WARM YOUR HEART.
We are a small, close-knit group of creatives. We are especially passionate about photographing people and the moments that are important in their lives. We aren’t a great big studio with lots of casual or contract photographers on staff. We also aren’t a tiny operation with too much to juggle. We have been photographing weddings and portraits for over 20 years, and today Studio Impressions is considered one of the leading wedding and portrait photography studios in the world.
Our work has won lots of awards over the years. We think that’s because for us, photography is all about life; the moments in your life; the influences in ours. It’s the ‘life’ in our photos that people like so much. What really makes us proud is when you invite us to be part of a precious time in your life. So, we promise to never intrude or manufacture moments. Instead, we discretely go about capturing all the people you love at their very natural very best.
We use the finest materials and partner with the most talented professionals in our industry to produce albums, framed images, boxed sets, artworks and more – special things that you will treasure for life. To ensure the highest quality, we do not outsource and process all the images at the studio.
AIPP Grand Master of Photography
Studio Impressions was created by Marcus Bell. Bringing together a group of likeminded creatives Marcus has built a photography studio recognised internationally for the creativity, quality and professionalism of their work. Marcus’ natural ability to capture the spirit and character of the people he photographs forms the base of the studio’s signature style. He also happens to be one of the most experienced photographers around, with a swathe of awards to prove his talent. But Marcus’ photography is not about him. Photography is his way of giving others a record of their love, those meaningful moments to hold onto forever. He loves it. And it shows.
Named in the TOP 10 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD by AMERICAN PHOTO
WPPI GRAND AWARD WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM
AUSTRALIAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - THREE YEARS IN A ROW
KAREN PEDWELL Newborn Specialist
Bachelor of Photography
Karen Pedwell is our specialist newborn photographer here in our Brisbane Photography Studio. The mums call her the baby whisper, she is great with soothing babies and knows how to relax mum while she steals some fantastic shots of the little one sleeping or smiling or cuddling with their parents. She is also great with toddlers and older children, and knows how to capture those special moments pre-birth through maternity photography.
Karen has the following qualifications and awards:
Bachelor of Photography – Griffith University
Epson AIPP Queensland Photographic Artist of the Year
Ted’s Award – presented to a graduating student in recognition of excellence in Portraiture.
Queensland AIPP Student Folio Awards – 3rd Place
Canon AIPP Australian Awards – Fine Art Category – Silver Award
Legend of the lens
A hopeless romantic, Jarred, was destined to be a wedding photographer. He discovered the power of photography on a trip through Egypt and Morocco, and now travels the globe photographing people in love.
From Paris, to New York, Fiji to London, Jarred has been invited to capture that special bond between two people. In fact it was love that brought Jarred to Studio Impressions. After 5 years photographing for one of Sydney’s leading wedding studios, Jarred lost his heart to a Brisbane girl. He invited Studio Impressions to capture his secret proposal, and we invited Jarred to join our team.
You will find Jarred’s work published in many magazines or blogs but you won’t find him bragging about it. Like true romantics, he is understated and genuine. Like a true professional he is meticulous and dedicated. That is probably why he has been identified by Capture magazine as one of Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers. His images are filled with warmth and happiness. Little love stories in every shot.
At Studio Impressions, WE BELIEVE…
- ...In the power of photography to move people, to make them think and feel, to bring them together.
- ...That photography connects people. It can illuminate feelings for others to see. Photography can speak louder than words.
- ...In family trees, and the sense of self that comes from knowing you are part of something bigger.
- ...In a past and future told in snapshots and formal photographs on the wall.
- ...In storytelling that is passed down through generations.
- ...That dreams can come true.
- ...In pleasant surprises.
- ...That professionals should be professional.
- ...That craftsmanship comes from uncompromising quality, hard work and hard won experience.
- ...That some things should last forever.
- ...That passion can be revealed in simple gestures and touching moments expressed honestly, from the heart.
- We Believe In Love.
The moment I first fell in love with Marcus Bell was when I opened my inbox to find THESE pretty pictures I actually gasped out loud which I rarely do these days as I spend most of my days looking at beautiful wedding imagery. It's not that I'm desensitized to gorgeousness. Quite the opposite actually (just ask my husband who hears the squeals of wedding glee from
the next room over). It's just that a wedding photograph rarely leaves me speechless.
We will treasure the pictures of us sharing intimate moments, sneaking a kiss and holding our family members close.
Marcus always uses his magic touch to capture the mood of the wedding, time and time again.
The incredible talented Marcus Bell captured every moment perfectly. The pictures speak a thousand words.
Marcus from Studio Impressions captured all of the magic and emotion in the real moments of our day. He was amazing.
Studio Impressions captures the hearts and minds of couples across Australia.
The images are pretty much as gorgeous as you can possibly get. With a sense of romance, of mystery, of total passion tucked into each and every one.
One of the biggest names in wedding photography today with more awards than we have room to list here.
Marcus went over and beyond what was expected of him. The pictures reflected the beauty and the emotion of the day.
One of the top ten wedding photographers in the world
One of the top 10 wedding photographers in the World