I love people that don’t take themselves too seriously. Sarah & Simon are those kind of people. They know how to have a good laugh and they know how to just be. When I saw the images from their wedding I couldn’t help but spend ages chatting to Aurelie (who took these great shots) about their day. Her face lit up as she told me more and more about how lovely everything was, and how their sense of humor was sprinkled through the day.
Sarah and Simon had a picnic wedding at Eumundi’s Hidden Valley. Just a few friends and family sharing rustic food on a glorious day in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The team at Style Le Aisle added a few touches to make sure this was no ordinary picnic. The atmosphere was set with perfection and it was as relaxed and beautiful as they had clearly planned.
You might notice that Sarah & Simon share a distinctive feature. But, as the funny guy Tim Minchin sings “only a ginger can call another ginger, ginger” - so I’ll leave you to work it out. I loved how they had fun with it and used it in their wedding theme! Gingerbread men wedding gifts – I LOVE IT! The (ginger) best man and Simon’s brother got in on the act, adding ginger beer & ginger nut biscuits to the mix. Not to be outdone, the Maid of Honour produced a drawing that Sarah had done in school of her “dream man”. Don’t worry Sarah we have not shared the evidence here, but we have shared a photo of Simon’s priceless reaction.
Sarah & Simon, you clearly have long term friends and family who love you and enjoy your company very very much. Having met you, we know why. Aurelie obviously loved every second photographing your wedding and raves about what a great day it was. I think you must have sprinkled a little bit of ginger dust here in Studio Impressions – because we can’t stop smiling or laughing too. Thank you for choosing us to picnic with.
I can’t believe we are half way through the year already. I feel like a poor parent when it comes to our little blog here at the moment. We’ve haven’t even published most of the amazing weddings from last year let yet alone the pretty epic ones we’ve already photographed this year. We’ve been very lucky the past few months flying to all corners of the globe to capture the special memories of some special people. When our blog posts get a little slow, you can follow us through the Studio Impressions facebook, instagram and twitter posts. So fresh from Bali this morning I wanted to share one of my faves so far.
Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of being invited to photograph the wedding of Samantha and Josh – two fantastic people.
Their beautiful jewish wedding was held at Hemmesphere at the Establishment Hotel in Sydney which is an awesome venue, made even more awesome by the talents of Philip Carr & Associates who were responsible for some of the most amazing styling. The flowers & balloons brought just a little romance and whimsy to what was an all out classy affair.
What I loved most about this wedding though, was the thing that always gets me; the people. Samantha & Josh are great people and you can see why when you meet their families. Plus they know how to party! I felt very honored to be part of it all.
Samantha & Josh may you always have this much fun, love and joy in your lives. Thanks for choosing me and Studio Impressions to photograph your wedding.
After recently being featured in Bride to Be magazine, we have had so many requests to see more of the gorgeous wedding of Michelle and James. Two of the loveliest people you could meet, we know they won’t mind sharing a few more images here.
This wedding, captured by Adam, was the perfect mix of classical and contemporary. Michelle and James chose some of Brisbane’s finest venues for the various parts of their day, and it paid off with an elegant, sophisticated wedding where quality, thought and craftsmanship was in every little detail.
Before heading to Restaurant Two for impeccable food and wine at their reception, they headed to the banks of the Brisbane river & let balloons go against the city skyline. Magic!
Michelle and James thank you for choosing Studio Impressions as your photographer. May you always have reason to smile as much as you did that day.
Capture Magazine is Australia’s top-selling pro photography magazine and each year they seek out and identify the photographers to watch – the emerging talent that are making other professional photographers (like Marcus Bell) lift their game. This is a hard list to make. Each category is judged by seasoned and well-respected pros. And there is nothing scarier than a peer review by people you respect & admire. This last week, the winners for this year were announced. We couldn’t have been more excited to see our own Aurelie Beeston announced the winner of the wedding category! Not only that, she was nominated as a finalist in landscape. We’ve always known the girl had talent and we know how much she puts into all she does. We are so excited to see her career go from strength to strength & her work be recognized. She is a true professional photographer who works at her craft and approaches everything with professionalism, & dedication, the aim to grow creatively but most importantly, an obvious desire to give her clients something they will love. But what we love most is that she is so humble about it. In fact when we found out about the win (not from Aurelie) and I said “Wow Aurelie – did you win”. She said “Oh yes, well I think so” (imagine that said with a sweet french accent) and went back to work. WELL WE THINK SO TOO! but me, I’m going to shout it from the rooftops for her. WELL DONE AURELIE! You deserve it.
Here’s a closer look at some of the images in her winning portfolio.
And the landscapes that saw her in the finals.
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.