Sometimes a little one will come through the doors of our studio for their photo session with Karen and I find myself feeling instantly calm. There is, to me, something soothing about a newborn baby, especially one that is sleeping! Secretly I find myself wanting to hold them and rock back and forth, like the 2am meditation that I found myself doing when our boys were little. As tired as I was, I would think of this time as a kind of calming meditation, reminding myself that soon they would be grown so if this quite time cuddling my baby was what I needed to do right now, then it wasn’t so bad. Of course, it wasn’t so easy to think this way when I’d had no sleep and they were screaming! Now and then, when I see a little one, like baby William here, curled up on our blankets I remember those moments and just how special they were.
It is another hot Queensland day here in Brisbane and we are getting ready for another balmy weekend. Makes me want to sit by the pool and drink cocktails. This sticky humid weather reminds me of being in Bali, so I thought I would finish the week with one of my favourite, most memorable Bali weddings.
This was the wedding of Loan & Melvin at the Conrad Bali.
It was a warm day like today and it ended with the type of rain that only steamy days bring. Unfortunately for Loan & Melvin, this meant their impeccably styled outdoor reception had to be moved inside in record time! Kudos to the staff at the Conrad Bali who pulled out all stops to recreate their beautiful oasis inside the grand ballroom. Melvin is a designer of men’s fashion and their friends are in a band, so it was a stylish and rockin’ wedding. (Loan wore Steven Khalil). But for Loan & Melvin, it was all about the people. So when their outdoor venue turned to mud, their were no tears and anguish. The friends and family of Loan & Melvin just added the rain to their story and turned that reception into an all night party.
Let’s just say I enjoyed myself so much, I might have stayed just a little after knock off time.
We’ve shared a few sneak peeks of this shoot earlier and by popular demand we are posting a few more images from the shoot I did late last year for Sunshine Coast Bridal Magazine. If you haven’t already picked up your copy from the shelves of your local newsagent head out & get one. It really is a beautiful magazine.
I was honoured to be invited to capture the talents of some of the regions most talented wedding suppliers. Here is the result of their collective work. The gowns are by White Lily Couture
Models’ hair: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair
Their makeup: Boudoir Blush Makeup Artistry
The complimentary flowers & bouquets: Blooms of Noosa
And the gorgeous styling and decor: CL Weddings & Events
So where have we been? It has been a while since we posted. Marcus & I have taken quite a break from our online lives to spend much needed time with each other & our family. BUT we are back! Rejuvenated and very excited to share with you some truly beautiful images. Starting with the fantastic wedding of Catherine & Matthew.
Marcus came home from Catherine & Matthew’s wedding visibly happy, energised. He had had such a good time. What made it so great? It might have been the gorgeous location – Cedar Creek Lodge & the Sheraton Mirage for the reception. Or maybe it was the dancing – Greek dancing is always so much fun. Or it might have been the speeches – he tells me the MCs (there were two) were the best he has seen. Or maybe it was just Catherine & Matthew and the general vibe they bring to everything. Yes. I am sure that it was Catherine & Matthew. Seems their happiness is contagious. I dare you not to feel a little happier after you take a look at these photos.
Catherine & Matthew, thank you for choosing Studio Impressions to capture your day, and thank you for sending my man home from a long day with a big smile and a spring in his step. Sending all the good energy right back at ya!
The Studio Impressions Christmas card is a now a long held tradition of poking a little bit of fun at ourselves. Hope you like some of our past work (there is unfortunately more that we have saved you from). As you can see, this year, for the first time, we have diverted from the wonders of Photoshop to see ourselves as a sketch. We would like to thank the fabulous David Green for his talents in creating our 2014 Christmas card.
I was recently reviewing the weddings we have photographed over the last 12 months looking for some of my favourite moments, when I couldn’t help notice the incredible styling we have seen at weddings this year.
So I’ve hijacked the Inspiration posts from my gorgeous wife Penny to share with you some of the beauty of our 2013 weddings. What I love is that they are all different, just like the couples getting married.
From small intimate weddings of 10 guests to more extravagant affairs with over 1500 guests, each wedding has been so unique. Some of these weddings were styled by the bride themselves, and others used the services of some of the finest wedding stylists & planners from around the globe, but each was stamped with the individual personalities of the couple.
Below is just a small selection from real life weddings (no styled shoots – we will share those separately). Hope it leaves you inspired to put a little bit of extra personality into your Christmas table this year.
Merry Merry Christmas all.