Studio Impressions Bringing photography to life Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:44:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wedding Inspiration – Bouquets Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:47:55 +0000 A festival of floral for your Friday!   The bouquets chosen by our brides over the last year have been nothing short of exquisite.  There is not one of these bouquets that doesn’t make me want to pick it up, close my eyes and breathe deeply into those soft petals to be transported by their heady scents.   Flowers will always make me happy (hint hint Marcus).






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We work with some amazing floral designers, so if you are looking for someone you can trust to make you a beautiful bouquet for your wedding, check out these creatives:   Bouquet BoutiqueDivine FlowersAlways Fabulous Flowers, Stem Designs, Mondo Floral Designs.

If you are a florist and see one of your fabulous creations in this post, please comment and claim your gorgeous work.   We would love to recommend you too.





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Creative spotlight – White + White Weddings & Events Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:23:05 +0000 White-White-Wedding-Inspiration-1

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”  Yves St Laurent

In this week’s Creative Spotlight, I’d like to introduce you to a woman with style.  Danielle from White+White Weddings  is a wedding planner and stylist extraordinaire.  Offering everything from wedding day coordination to a full wedding planning and styling service, Danielle’s team are at the forefront of wedding trends.   They can take the ordinary space and make it magical.  They can take the most disorganised, disinterested bride and give her the stress free wedding of her dreams.   And they LOVE it.   Their passion is what makes W+W a Wedding Industry Professional that we would recommend.  That, and their commitment to quality, consistency and being true to the individuality of the couple.  Like us they try to capture the personality of the people getting married.  We do it in images, they do it through the personal touches with meaning to the couple.  There is a small sample of her work at the weddings of Studio Impressions’ brides below, and if you would like to see more click here to go to a recent post on the blog of Modern Weddings Magazine featuring the stunning wedding of Sarah & Michael.   Honestly I have seen brides’ jaws drop (in the best way) as they have walked into a room that W+W has styled for them.   Danielle is a professional with passion so if you need help with planning your wedding she is your go-to-girl.

Danielle, thanks for working with us on some amazing weddings, and for letting me capture the elegant, approachable you in our paired-back portrait.

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Brisbane Wedding – Jessica & Bruno at Tattersall’s Club Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:09:13 +0000 It is past time to share one of my favourite Brisbane weddings.  I spend a lot of time photographing really stunning weddings, and I am frequently asked to comment on the most common bridal trends because we photograph so many of them.   I loved this wedding for a different reason.  Of course it was beautiful, but more than that, this wedding was timeless.   Jess and Bruno chose style over trends.  They chose substance and meaning and brought depth to their wedding styling.   Timeless elegance was evident in everything from what they wore to where they held their reception.   I bet if they ever have a granddaughter she will look at the photos of Jess and think that she is the most beautiful bride at the most beautiful wedding she has ever seen, and that will be decades from now. This is the kind of wedding that will never go out of style.

Jess wore a dream Vera Wang, complimented with hair & make-up by Brush & Blush.   Not to be outdone, Bruno was classically dressed by Ermenegildo Zegna.   They got ready at the Treasury Casino Hotel before heading to their ceremony in the chapel of St Brigid’s and partying the night at Tattersall’s Club.   All these buildings are heritage listed icons of Brisbane, steeped in history, full of tradition, created and built by visionaries – places of unrepeatable grandeur.  See what I mean?  Timeless.   But this doesn’t mean it was traditional and boring. Definitely not.  Nicole from Stem Designs created an indoor forest with ferns, trees and foliage that complimented the decor of Tattersall’s and gave a natural, earthy feel to the reception.   Their reception was all about their family and friends.  Jess and Bruno made sure they surrounded themselves with the people that mean so much to them but foregoing the traditional bridal table at the front of the room for a round table amongst their guests.  Then they chose a band that will always be remembered for knowing how to get all their guests on the dancefloor – RUSH.

Doesn’t this all say something about Jess & Bruno?  They like things to last.   Love is not reflected in superficial prettiness.  Love is creating something together that will last long after you are around to see what it becomes.

Jess and Bruno, thank you for inviting us to capture this historic moment in your lives.  I feel so very privileged to capture these memories for your future.  May your love leave a legacy bigger than you imagined.

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Creative Spotlight – Cara Marie Designs & Invitation Station Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:20:51 +0000 And this week’s spotlight is on the creative duo behind Invitation Station and Cara Marie Designs – sisters Cara & Felicity.  That’s Cara on the left (laughing as usual) & Felicity on the right.  You don’t get much more creative than these two.  They give paper personality.  These girls have individuality, flare, gorgeousness in spades (& just a hint of craziness) and it all ends up turned into invitations and paper creations to die for.  With Cara and Felicity you will create beautiful bespoke invitations unique to your wedding or event.  These are no cookie-cutter- seen-it-all-before type invitations.  These are textured treasures to touch, hold and keep – invitations that tantalise you to attend.  No wonder so many couples use them. Check out a snippet of their gorgeous creations below.  Exceptional quality, consistent delivery and creative flare puts Cara & Felicity squarely on our list of recommended wedding professionals.  Like all the people we like to work with these girls are genuine professionals, and most importantly genuinely good people.

Marcus had so much fun on this shoot, so thank you Cara & Felicity for making our jobs enjoyable and for sitting still long enough to have your photo taken.

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Customs House Wedding – Angelica & Adam Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:53:48 +0000 A Brisbane wedding with a Spanish Columbian twist – this was always going to be an amazing day, with a party that we all wanted to be invited to!  The gorgeous Angelica is from Columbia.  Her family travelled all the way to Brisbane to see their beautiful girl married to Adam.   She showed them some of the best of weddings that Brisbane has to offer, with a ceremony in the grandeur of St Stephen’s Cathedral followed by a reception with one of the best views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, at  Customs House.  It was a stunning celebration of their love set in this beautiful city that we live in.  They shared some of the best of Queensland produce for dinner, with a spectacular cake by Julie Whitehead.   Not to be outdone, Adam brought a little bit of Angelica’s culture to Brisbane, singing a love song to her in Spanish that brought the entire reception to tears.  Fireworks filled the sky, the music started & the dance floor filled to capacity.   Aurelie captured the fun and emotion of the whole day just perfectly.

Angelica & Adam, thank you for choosing Studio Impressions to photograph your wedding.  May these moments live in your heart forever.

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Creative Spotlight – George Wu Couture Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:10:16 +0000 StudioImpressions_GeorgeWu-1


Introducing this week’s Wedding Industry Creative, fashion designer extraordinaire and downright nice guy – George Wu!   George Wu Couture creates innovative luxurious bridal gowns with impeccable attention to detail.  Seriously girls, I have been up close and personal with George’s gowns and they are exquisite, delicate masterpieces of lace and love.   There is something ethereal in a George Wu gown.   But not only does he create wedding gowns to die for, George is funny. Really funny, and such great company. That’s why I couldn’t choose which portrait to post of him – the serious craftsman, or the George we know having a good old laugh at himself.   If you are in the market for an amazing gown, do check out George and his work, we’ve included a few samples below, but there is so much more.


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Villa Botanica Wedding – Francoise & Joel Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:18:35 +0000 Joel’s sister has been friends with Francoise since they were little.   She always thought Francoise would be a good match for her brother.  So who better to be maid of honour when the two students of medicine finally tied the knot?   These are the kind of love stories that we love!

Francoise is not French but she has a French name courtesy of her Belgium-born father. She married the man she was meant to be with in Villa Botanica – a tropical Whitsunday paradise owned by a man who spent his childhood in France.  She also chose a French photographer – the lovely Aurelie Beeston, right here at Studio Impressions.   And what a stunning job Aurelie did of capturing this wedding.  You just want to step right into the photos and join in on all the colour, texture and emotion of this gorgeous wedding.    It is always a good feeling when the stars of the images bother to write and say things like:

“Joel and I have finally had the chance to look through all of the photos and we are just blown away!! They are absolutely phenomonal! We just can’t believe that Aurelie captured absolutely everything, so quietly and so perfectly. She’s somehow captured every emotion we felt through every moment. We are so very thankful that we chose studio impressions and Aurelie.”
We are thankful you chose us too Joel & Francoise, because it was our absolute pleasure to capture a love story like yours. May you always be filled with that much love.

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Creative Spotlight- Stem Designs Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:35:32 +0000 Recently we had the great pleasure of photographing some of Brisbane’s best wedding creatives.  From florists to cake designers, to fashion legends, we have captured some of the amazing talent that Brisbane offers anyone planning a wedding.   These people are artisans.  They hand craft their quality products with detail and most of all with love.   Every piece they produce reflects the a little piece of them and a lot about the people they design it for.  These are people we love working with because of their consistent quality and dedication to what they do, and because they show the utmost respect for the brides and grooms that choose them.

Each week we plan to feature one of these wedding maestro’s, starting with Nicole from STEM DESIGNS.  Nicole is the owner and creative visionary of floral design studio Stem Designs.  Her gorgeous blooms are sought after by brides all over.  She does way more than bouquets, Nicole crafts floral masterpieces.  Extravaganzas in greenery & colour.  Nicole brings personality to your wedding.   To top it off, she is one of the loveliest people you will ever meet.




So meet Nicole and some of the amazing work of Stem Designs that have featured in the weddings of our clients.  If you are looking for a florist, you can contact Nicole by clicking Here.  Tell her Studio Impressions sent you!


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Wedding Inspiration – Dresses Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:11:54 +0000 Oooh it has been way too long since we put up my favourite Inspiration Post – DRESSES (second place is a tie between shoes & grooms).  There have been so many luscious make-me-want-to-get-married-again dresses on our Studio Impressions brides in the last 12 months that I cannot believe I’ve left it this long to share some. My favourite thing about 2014 bridal gowns is the variety.  Personality has returned to wedding couture and I love it!  Lace and long long veils have made a big showing, but otherwise the gowns have been as distinct as the beautiful woman wearing them.  Exactly how it should be.  The best dresses fit the woman – her body and her soul.  I think that is why when you buy a wedding dress, you just KNOW when you’ve found the right one.  It brings out your beauty. For that reason we’ve started the post with one of Marcus’ crazy light ray shots (even I wonder how he always gets this light).  Somehow, it just feels right today.

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Samarra in Steven Khalil.

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Renee’s Bride’s Desire gown.   Briony in Steven Khalil.

Nicole in Bertossi Brides.

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Gold Coast Engagement Session – Victoria & Greg Sat, 14 Feb 2015 07:12:39 +0000 Gold-Coast-Engagement-Shoot-1Happy Valentine’s Day!!   Now whether you refuse to participate in the commercialisation that is Valentine’s Day or whether you immerse yourself in the joy of it, dressing in red, sending flowers and leaving love notes for someone special, there is no denying that LOVE, finding THE ONE, truly connecting with another human being is worth celebrating sometime.   So what better time to share images that do just that?  This is Victoria & Greg – engaged, but not yet married.  This is them as individuals, as a couple, as fiance′s.  Here they are in the hedonic love-filled limbo land of being “engaged”. And they have celebrated it. I am sure there will be some proposals this Valentine’s Day.  For those of you that take the plunge, make sure you enjoy every second of being engaged.  Don’t fall into the trap of being enveloped in wedding plans and fighting over budgets & seating arrangements.  Stop sometimes just to enjoy each other and appreciate the commitment you are going to make and the commitment you have already made.  Be like Victoria & Greg – celebrate just being two.

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