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Cara-Lynn & Osmond actually got married a few months ago now and I’m not sure why it has taken me this long to post as it was one of the most touching weddings I’ve photographed.
Cara-Lynn & Osmond had a joyous wedding ceremony at Stuartholme College Chapel and then followed it with an initimate Tea Ceremony at Hillstone St Lucia where they also held their reception. You can see from the small selection of images I’ve put here that these two are very close to their friends and family. It was one of those weddings where there were many happy moments and many instances that made me laugh, smile and sometimes even brought a little tear. There was one story though, that really stood out for me at this wedding. During the speeches, Cara’s Dad spoke of her love for her Gong Gong (her Grandfather) and how she has expressed that love in the bombonieres at the wedding. Cara has given me permission to share this story from her……
“As a child, I looked up to my beloved Gong Gong (grandfather). He was the person I loved the most because he was always so kind, gentle and patient to everyone around him. According to an ancient Japanese legend, a person would be granted a wish after folding 1,000 origami cranes. When my Gong Gong became ill, I decided to fold 1,000 origami cranes in order to get a wish. Once I achieved that goal, I was going to wish for his recovery. Unfortunately, I had only folded over 600 cranes when he passed away. Despite this, I did not stop folding origami cranes. It gives me a sense of peace and focus when I am folding the cranes. Perhaps it is a subconscious reminder of my Gong Gong.”
Cara-Lynn, I am sure your Gong Gong was looking down and was very proud of you on your wedding day. Thank you both for sharing your special day with me and again reminding me why these times and these memories are so precious.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Cara-Lynn & Osmond’s wedding slideshow.
(The slideshow is password protected. Please contact Cara-Lynn & Osmond for access).
Leanne is an amazing woman. She is mum to four children of her own and eight foster children! Leanne was nominated by her daughter Kylie who has just become a mum herself. Now Leanne’s kids can be proud every time they drive down Bowen Bridge road, where her portrait graces a huge billboard directly across the road from the RBWH!
The winner was announced live on air by 97.3FM on Friday at the unveiling of the billboard, and we were there to capture the excitement!
We have had a fantastic time photographing the five finalists of the Thanks Mum competition, and helping raise awareness and much needed funds for perinatal research undertaken by the Perinatal Research Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Each of these ladies are amazing in their own right, and it was a real privilege to give them a chance to feel special. Their day of pampering started at Hare’s Hair where they had their hair done. Then off to us at the studio where they enjoyed some champagne while Bruce Rehbein of Makeup Master did the makeup. They chose their favourite outfit, before we started the possible “billboard shot” and then did some outside portraits.
Each of these women deserved to win.
Leanne came to the Studio feeling a little nervous about having her photograph taken as she had never had a professional portrait taken before. However by the end of the photo shoot, Leanne was relaxed and having such a great time, although she was conscious of getting to school to collect the kids – I guess it’s true that a mother’s work is never done!
Frances was nominated by her daughter-in-law Stacey, who came along with grandson Jack to support Frances for the Portrait session. Frances needed no encouragement, she was a natural in front of the lens. It was an exciting day for Frances’ grandson Jack who was celebrating his third birthday. He thought it was great eating cakes and chocolates while watching his Nanny Fran smile and pose for the camera.
Julia was both surprised and impressed with her oldest son Andrew who, at just 26 years old, nominated her as Brisbane’s best mum. They have had both dealt with serious illness and this was his way of saying ‘Thanks mum’. Julia said she holds a very strong bond with both of her boys and couldn’t have asked for a better mother’s day gift.
Teresa had wanted to become a teacher from an early age but, like many mothers, had put her families needs first. At 49 years old Teresa fulfilled her dream and completed a teaching degree and is now happily teaching a year four class at a North Brisbane school. It was her eldest daughter Emma who is also a teacher who nominated Teresa.
Kelli was nominated by her husband of 17 years Jason, who came along with Kelli for the portrait session. Kelli jokingly referred to Jason as her chauffeur as she sipped on champagne and had her make up done. Jason looked adoringly at Kelli the whole time. You could tell he loved her just as when they were married 17 years ago!
Happy Mother’s Day to you all!