We hope that all the wonderful Mum’s we get to meet here at Studio Impressions were spoiled yesterday by the ones who love them. Here is a little tribute to the lifelong joy that Motherhood brings.
SHOES!!! Ladies, what more is there to say? Feast your eyes on some of the truly luscious footwear that our Brides chose to wear in 2012. Just makes me want to dress up and go out. Of course I’d need a new pair of shoes…….
Today is ANZAC day. A day for remembering. For Penny & I it is also a happy day. ANZAC day is the day that we went on our very first date. In hindsight maybe that was poor taste, but we were in our late teens & the public holiday that ANZAC day offered was my first chance to take her out, so commemorative or not, I was taking it!
Tonight as we sat around the dinner table with our three boys it felt almost like a movie to think how that day so many years before changed the path of both our lives. It never ceases to amaze me how finding someone can change your course and fill your life in ways you never imagined. And how that can happen by such chance.
Last year I photographed a couple recently engaged. Christine & Kevin. They live in Melbourne. One day they will look back on this time in their life and marvel at the chance of it all. Marvel at how this is the start of something wonderful that they will create. And I got to capture it. Now. As it is. New, beautiful, filled with excitement, potential, a whole new life on the horizon – one that they can’t really imagine.
Christine & Kevin, I hope I get to photograph you 23 years from now reflecting on all you have done, lived and created together. I am sure it will be beyond your dreams.
Aurelie has been photographing some simply stunning weddings this last twelve months. Here is one of them.
Gareth met Sarah at high school. When he and his twin brother were young, Gareth’s South African parents decided to move their family to Australia for a better life, and now Gareth & Sarah are starting a life of their own. They celebrated with an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends at Albert River Wines.
I loved these images when Aurelie showed them to me because I could instantly see how important family was to this couple and how much love there was there on this day. When I see the photos taken during the speeches, I can imagine the thoughts and feelings of their parents. It reminds me that one day, Marcus & I might be watching one of our own twin boys in a moment like this, so just maybe, all the hard work, and every sacrifice we might make on the way will all be worth it too. Really there is nothing more that you can want for someone else than to have real love in their life and a future that they can choose. Aurelie tells me that in the speeches, it was pretty clear that Gareth knew this was the gift his parents gave him.
Gareth & Sarah, thank you so much for choosing Studio Impressions to capture this special day. We wish you a future filled with real love.
It MUST be time for one of our Inspiration Posts! In fact I think it is time for us to update some of our favourites, starting of course, with DRESSES. (Can you tell I’m a little excited).
Here is an absolute divine selection of gowns worn by Studio Impressions brides in 2012. I LOVED the styles in 2012. There was a wide variety of looks & so many gorgeous fabrics to ooh & aahh over. Some stunning french lace and LOTS of beautiful detail.
So many dresses, just not room to share them all, so we, the girls at Studio Impressions have had the absolute most fun putting together a small selection of heavenly dresses to feast your senses on. Enjoy!
The delicate lace of Kirsten’s Clare Pettibone dress.
Hand beading on Salenna’s fitted Max Chaoul gown.
Two types of traditional gowns – Nirija’s Nepalese Wedding Sari and Kirsten rocking a Vera Wang,
Kylie looking statuesque in Bali and Susanne in a classic Daniel Lightfoot.
I’ve just returned from the International Photography Awards and Convention in Las Vegas where over 20,000 photographers from around the globe come together for a week of learning, sharing and inspiration. Each year I make the pilgrimage to catch up with great friends old and new and immerse myself in photography from around the world. It helps me keep it fresh and current for my clients and for myself. This year I taught a 2 day workshop taking 20 photographers through the process of creating the wedding landscapes that Studio Impressions has become know for. When I first started photography I wanted to incorporate my love of landscape photography with my love of wedding photography. I wanted to use the landscape to somehow convey the story of a couple as they begin their life together as husband & wife.
We received our first International award back in 2003 with this kind of landscape image and somehow in that process, began a new style in wedding photography. This year at WPPI, one of my images, in a similar style, took out 1st place, again. Of course this isn’t all we do, and our photography has changed and grown with time, and I still love to experiment. But, it is nice to see, that 10 years on this style is still relevant and that fine art images will always remain classic, and in demand. All I ever wanted was to create timeless images. This year, at WPPI, I thought for a moment maybe I am finally doing that.
Here is the image that received 1st place this year.
This is The image that received first place in 2003, when landscapes and wedding photography combined was something new.