Posts tagged Queensland Wedding Photographer
If you have ever been to our studio, you will have been served a coffee from our favourite place Tognini’s Bistro Cafe Deli, which lucky for us, is also just upstairs from Studio Impressions. We figure, why try & brew our own when the experts are right above our front door. The Tognini family is a very talented one and well known in Brisbane. Mark runs the Tognini’s Bistros and his brother Benni runs the award winning salon Tognini’s Hair Skin & Body in New Farm. Benni & his team are responsible for some of the best hair in Brisbane. And also for mine. So, I couldn’t have been happier to be their chosen photographer when Benni’s son Kristian (also an amazing hairdresser), got married recently. These are creative people and to trust me with their photography, well that’s pretty humbling and just a little daunting. Moira & Kristian are such warm people and their wedding was just brilliant. They are all about family and this wedding was, for me, like being with family.
They got married at St Francis of Assisi in West End and had their reception in a suitably artistic place - Goma. It was a fantastic day with great food and lots of love and laughter. Moira looked amazing in a Karen Willis Holmes dress with flowers by Mardi Dodwell at Fleurus. Of course, her hair was done by Tognini’s Hair Skin & Body with makeup by Lauri Zabell. The food was a feature at this wedding with a cake by Couture Cupcakes and Della Mano Brownies as bonbonnieres. The whole Studio loves Della Mano Brownies and we often give them as gifts to people that we want to thank. If you haven’t tasted one of these brownies, you haven’t lived yet. One of the other things that was great about this wedding was that everything there was not only of the highest quality, almost all of it was produced here in Brisbane. It just shows how much of an amazing creative talent there is across a broad range of industries right here in my home town.
Moira & Kristian, thank you so much for inviting me to be part of such a great night. From me, Penny, Adam & all the team at Studio Impressions, we wish you many many years filled with love and family feasts.
TIme for another great wedding by Adam.
We photograph a lot of Brisbane couples getting married on the Sunshine Coast. Chloe & Jonathan did the opposite. They are a Sunshine Coast couple who chose to have their wedding in beautiful Brisbane. Chloe got dressed with a quintessential view of Brisbane from the Stamford Plaza before leaving for their ceremony at St Andrews Uniting Church. They finished the night with another beautiful river view from Moda Events Portside. Chloe wore a Henry Roth dress and carried flowers by A Sculpted Leaf. The Brow Bar helped to make her even more beautiful than she already was.
The best thing about this wedding though was that it was a real family affair. Chloe’s Mum is an event planner and what better event to plan than your own daughter’s wedding? By planning it together, you know that everything had a personal touch. The ceremony too was special. Jonathan’s Dad is a pastor and had the unique opportunity to be the person that declared them husband and wife. How cool would that be? Getting to marry off your son – literally!
Adam caught all of it in the these fantastic images.
Chloe & Jonathan, thanks for letting Studio Impressions be part of your day. We hope these images always remind you of the love and bond your family obviously shares.
It is a glorious day in Brisbane today. Big blue skies, soft sunshine. It reminded me a lot of the weather the day of Kaitlin & Scott’s wedding. A PERFECT day to be married in a stunning location close to the Gold Coast.
Kaitlin & Scott’s wedding was something like a fairytale. I watched the flowergirls at this wedding just looking at Kaitlin in awe. I just know they thought she looked like a princess and that they had walked straight into one of their own fairytale dreams. You’ll see it on their faces.
Kaitlin & Scott have Danielle of White + White Weddings and Amini Concepts to thank for helping create this magical day. Together they created something truly amazing, glamorous and a simply perfect fit for this wedding and this couple. From the moment Kaitlin emerged looking so stunning in her DARB dress to the spectacular ceremony at the Hyatt Sanctuary Cove to the sparkly detail at the reception at Hyatt Sanctuary Cove The Grange, all of it combined to tell a once upon a time story of two people in love. The beautiful flowers were by Bouquet Boutique and that stunning cake, Cake Star.
Kaitlin and Scott deserved nothing less that a perfect day. They are smart, funny, hardworking, intelligent, wonderful people. It is so right that they found each other. Kaitlin and Scott, thank you for letting me be the one to record this day for you. May you live happily every after…….
This morning, one of my 6 year olds hunted through our cupboards looking for chocolate that he wrapped in a bow & hand delivered to the 11 year old neighbourhood girl who has captured his heart. He drew her a card with lopsided love hearts and wrote “Dear Sharlit (her name is Charlotte), be my balantin“. I think he meant valentine.
It was such an honest display of his feelings, it inspired me to share a little love today. I picked it to share with you because even though it isn’t a Valentine’s Day wedding, it has a little of all that should be shared on this day. A romantic venue, a little champagne, a warm fireplace, some good food, a warm sunset & a killer view… and lots of love & laughter. Oh, & a cow.
This is the wedding of Kim & Karl at Spicers Peak Lodge. A really fantastic venue. Photographed by Mr Adam Finch. Just gorgeous.
A wedding is one of the few times in our life where we lay our feelings bare, in front of others. As a couple you are somehow exposed, embraced and protected, all at the same time. That’s what marriage is all about – opening yourself to someone else and trusting them to protect that. What a perfect day to remember this. What a perfect set of wedding images to remind us. Thanks Mr Finch.
Kim & Karl, enjoy your first Valentine’s Day as husband & wife, and we wish you a marriage filled with romantic moments.
Here is another beautiful wedding from the end of 2011 that I’m only now sharing with you. I have to get faster at this, I know! Cheryl & Tim actually had their wedding planned for 2012, so maybe I’m ahead of the game on this one.
You know how sometimes in life things just don’t go according to plan? Well, I’ve always thought that there are two kinds of people. Those that throw their hands up and give it all up when things don’t go the way they expected, and then there are those that just say “Oh well” and then face challenges head on… They not only adapt, but make it even more special. Cheryl & Tim are those kind of people. When life threw their family a curve ball, they didn’t wonder what to do about their wedding. They just decided what was important and changed their plans. The wedding was brought forward and they adjusted whatever they needed to. And voila! …. A day that little girls dream of. Magic just seemed to flow.
Cheryl got ready with a gorgeous view of the River at the Stamford Plaza and then married Tim with an intimate ceremony at Our Lady of Graces. We then got some fantastic shots that just scream Brisbane to me – everything from New Farm Park to the Story Bridge & the Brisbane skyline, to the great little workers cottages that make the history of this city. In keeping with celebrating the beauty of our little hometown, Cheryl & Tim celebrated their newlywed status at the fantastic Watt Restaurant, right on the river at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
I loved this wedding for its timelessness, simplicity & class. Cheryl made an absolutely stunning bride. A photographer’s dream. We’ve been featuring a lot of bigger weddings on this blog lately. It is nice to share a smaller wedding. It also goes to show that weddings come in all different shapes & sizes – just like the people getting married.
Cheryl & Tim, we are so very glad that we got to share this day with you. It was my privilege to be your photographer. We hope that these images bring back some very special memories for you in years to come.
Two nights ago, after a late wedding enquiry, I arrived home just on bedtime for my 3 little boys. One of my 6 year old, Evan, had a book under his arm and pleaded for me to read it to him. If only I’d realised I was being set up. I confess that I am not the best of readers, but a children’s book is usually within my grasp… until this book. Like all good children’s books this one had a solid, repeatable theme. Except this “theme” hit me hard and I had to stop reading at about page 5. I found myself getting all choked up over a kids book. Evan put his little arm on my shoulder & said “Oh Daddy, it’s okay”. So I took a deep breath & tried again. But a few more pages & I was a hopeless mess so instead I gave up reading, hugged my boy & whispered in his ear the title of this book “Love You Forever”. ”It’s okay Daddy. I love you too”.
Back in our living room I said to Penny “That book Evan picked, I couldn’t finish it”. Matter-of-factly she replied with, “Don’t worry. No one can.”. Seems she has also struggled to reach the end of this one, and went on to tell me that she had seen this book read by an MC to a room full of 300 mums. The MC couldn’t finish it & every woman in the room was crying. Perhaps I had been set up by my 6 year old? And, I suspect, my wife (although Penny denies any involvement). On a night when I work late my six year old chooses a book that reminds me what is really important in life. Hmmm?
What a remarkable book. A book that no parent can finish. ”Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Anthony Lewis. If you have kids, read it. Hey, if you don’t have kids, read it. I challenge you not to cry.
So what has this book got to do with Vanessa and Robert’s wedding? Well everything. This is a book about love, family, parents, children, human companionship, human sharing and the cycle of life. Marriage is part of that and a wedding is like the convergence of all these things on one memorable day. It is what I saw at Vanessa & Robert’s wedding. In Robert’s speech, he spoke about how so many events had coincided so that he and Vanessa would meet at just the most perfect time in their lives to meet – fate. He also spoke about all the people dear to them, especially his father. “I am proud to be your son”. My heart swelled when I heard this because earlier in the day, through my lens, I could see the impact Robert’s Dad had on him & the bond they shared. It was there, in the pictures in front of me and it was just so good to hear him say it. ’Cause sometimes we forget, you know, to say it.
There is so much richness in life. People see and express it in different ways. For some it is in the clothes they wear, or the car they drive or the house they live in. But true richness, I believe, is measured in the love you share and with who you hold dear to your heart. Surrounded by family & true friends, a handful of people and things dear to them, Vanessa and Robert’s wedding was filled with this kind of richness. Looking at their photos today it reminded me how that short children’s book could so simply point out what life (and weddings) is really all about. I suppose that is why I couldn’t finish it – because the words were so simple and so powerful that all I could do was admire them and reflect on what they meant to me. That is also what I hope for my photographs – that they are powerful reminders of what is great and important in life and that they have long lasting personal meaning to the people in them.
Thank you Evan and Vanessa and Robert for pulling back the blinkers I wear in peak wedding season and reminding me again why I want to do this job so well. Vanessa and Robert, I look forward to the day that you read this book to your beautiful little boy, and then I get a call…”Marcus, I couldn’t finish it.”
And I know that when you all look at these photos so many of you will want to know….Vanessa’s dress was by Darb, her shoes & bag by Jimmy Choo. Those beautiful flowers by Mondo Floral Design. Aurelie from our studio second shot and captured some remarkable images, like the hand and the chopper. Trudy from Lovebird Weddings did an amazing job helping Vanessa and Robert plan the biggest (and I would say the most beautiful) wedding that Spicers Peak Lodge has ever done. This venue is truly stunning and is one of Vanessa and Robert’s favourite places to escape. Imagine escaping for a day with all the special people in your life, eating great food, dancing, laughing, and actually telling people that they are special to you? How good would that feel? Just ask Vanessa & Robert.