I’ve just spent a great Easter weekend taking a little country escape with my family, surrounded by rolling hills and greenery that I love so much. It made me want to post a country wedding for you. Adam captured this one. Jessica & Ross’ country wedding escape at Spicers Hidden Vale
Time I think for a little bit of luxe.
Here is the lush wedding of Daniella & Michael, photographed by Adam at the magnificent Stamford Plaza and St Stephen’s Cathedral in Brisbane. LOVE everything about this wedding! Some weddings don’t need any explanation. They don’t need a written story. The images tell the story. Daniella and Michael’s is a love story captured in every fine detail. Even in their faces.
All I can say is GORGEOUS!
Daniella and Michael, thank you for trusting Studio Impressions to capture the beauty of your wedding day and (as corny as I might sound) the beauty of your love. May you always have this kind of happiness.
Sometimes the most beautiful things happen during the most challenging times.
Madeline & Matt were married at the stunning Peppers Creek Hunter Valley Resort. A few days before, devastating bushfires had torn through the Blue Mountains & surrounding areas, and left a smoky haze in the air. The smoke played with the light & created colour & softness that was a photographer’s dream. Yet, it was a worrying time for Madeline & Matt – not knowing if their wedding would have to be postponed or if their guests (or their photographer) would be able to make it to their wedding through the road closures and detours in place. On my way from Newcastle airport to their wedding in the Hunter Valley I passed expanses of burnt out vegetation to see some houses still intact and signs along the street thanking the firefighters that had saved those properties. It put everything in perspective. Madeline & Matt’s day was such a celebration. A day to remember.
While I enjoyed the ethereal beauty that the haze brought to this event, the reason it was there, and the tragedy it effected on people who were strangers to us, was not lost on anyone. I think I will always find it baffling how life changing events – a fire and a wedding – can wonderously align – a good thing and a bad thing to balance out the world.
Madeline & Matt’s wedding sure was a very good thing. Madeline & Matt are amazing people. I just loved being around them. They are stylish, they are funny, they are genuine & giving, & they are utterly in love I was completely honored to be their chosen photographer. I know it was a carefully considered selection and I hope I didn’t disappoint.
Madeline & Matt, Thank you for trusting me to be there to capture that moment in a life time that was your wedding day. May the balance of good & bad always fall on the good side in your life.
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.
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!
Fridays always make me feel like taking off for the weekend to sit by the beach somewhere, sip something cold & just chill for a bit. The downside of my job is that weekends are usually busy so I can’t just disappear. Mostly I see this as an upside except for the odd moment of Fridayitis, because I know there are times when my job gives me the chance to go to places like this.
So, because I’m not taking off to anywhere exotic this afternoon, I think I’ll share a wedding that took me to one of the places I love going to in my head on a Friday – the Whitsunday Islands. This is the beautiful Kate, in her fabulous Darb gown, & her man, Hayden, on their dreamy wedding day at Villa Botanica,
Hope when you look at these images, they take you to places of blue skies, warm sand and big smiles.
Kate & Hayden, thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer. May your life be filled with happy times and beautiful places.