Studio Impressions was established in Brisbane, Australia over 10 years ago by photographer Marcus Bell and his wife Penny. Marcus’ natural ability to capture the spirit and character of the people he photographs has always shone through in his work and continues to form the base of the studio’s signature style.
Today, Studio Impressions is considered one of the leading wedding and portrait photography studios in the world. We are a small, close-knit group of creatives. We are especially passionate about photographing people and the moments that are important in their lives. We aren’t a great big studio with lots of casual or contract photographers on staff. We also aren’t a tiny operation with too much to juggle.
We use the finest materials and partner with the most talented professionals in our industry to produce albums, framed images, boxed sets, artworks and more – special things that you will treasure for life. To ensure the highest quality, we do not outsource and process all the images at the studio.
The Australian Institute of Professional Photography has awarded him the highest accolade in the profession, Grand Master of Photography – the youngest Grand Master ever. He has been named Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year three times, Queensland Professional Photographer of the Year twice and Queensland Wedding Photographer of the Year four times. He has won numerous international awards for his work including the highly-coveted Grand Award for Photojournalism at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Awards in the USA, and the International Wedding Print of the Year at the Prix de la Photographie in Paris.
Marcus’ expertise in photography has also been recognised by large photographic companies such as Adobe and Nikon who have chosen Marcus to be an ambassador for their photographic products.
Honestly, it is not the awards that make him a great wedding photographer.
First and foremost, Marcus is simply a nice guy. He’s a self-confessed romantic with a relaxed and calming nature that puts you at ease. He has a quiet passion for people and their relationships, for families, for touching moments, and an over-abundance of technical ability. Marcus has combined all of this with his love of dramatic natural-landscapes to create a style that is distinctly his own. He is one of the most experienced wedding photographers that you will find. He loves it. Everything about it. It’s his way of giving people a record of their love and their lives to share for generations – simply beautiful images that tell simply beautiful stories.
Marcus’ industry qualifications include:
Grand Master of Photography Australia, AIPP. Master of Photography USA, WPPI. Fellow of Photography UK, SWPP
She too is an award winning photographer with her talent being recognised numerous times with awards from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and also from the Federation of European Photographers. Recently, Aurelie was a finalist for 2013 AIPP Queensland Wedding Photographer of the Year, and runner-up 2012 AIPP Queensland Illustrative Photographer of the Year.
Aurelie is much more than a wedding photographer, she is also a master at image retouching – she enhances the features and takes away any distracting elements from your photos, turning already beautiful images into works of art.
When she’s behind the lens she focuses on telling your story. She used to be a journalist and has a secret talent as a short story writer. Now she writes stories in pictures. And they are beautiful. It’s no surprise that Capture Magazine voted her runner-up Australia’s Top Emerging Wedding Photographer in 2013, along with being a finalist in the landscape category.
She is an unassuming observer. Quiet and sweet. Talented and professional. Like all of us at Studio Impressions, Aurelie is inspired by people, their relationships and their interactions. She loves the real emotions that you see and feel at a wedding. She captures this and mixes in a little landscape, a little street photography, drawing some inspiration from her travels, to produce magic photos in the true Studio Impressions style. If that wasn’t enough, Aurelie is French, which might explain how she brings that little je ne sais quoi to her photography.
With 8 years’ experience in the photographic industry, 5 of those at Studio Impressions, Gabe has been to more weddings than most guys his age. An avid traveller, his photography has taken him to wedding destinations from Melbourne to North Queensland, and even to New York.
A man of many talents, you might also have seen him in advertising for the Valley Markets or on Masterchef (yes the TV show). He is not only a great cook but a fantastic food photographer. He knows how to capture the love that is there, in the detail. You see that in his wedding photography too. Images that express the subtlety in relationships. The delicateness of love.
Gabe is a quiet achiever, who produces things of beauty in whatever he turns his talents to. His other job at Studio Impressions is to help design your album, retouching your images to bring your story to life. His photographic skill and background in graphic design, coupled with his inherent ability to wade through thousands of photographs and put the right ones together, makes Gabe the ultimate story teller at Studio Impressions.
His career started with his photographic studies at the Queensland College of Art. He went on to assist some of Australia’s best photographers and then he met Marcus. Adam joined Studio Impressions in 2001 and helped to turn our dream of ‘something special in wedding photography’ into reality.
He is one of the youngest photographers in Australia to be awarded a Masters of Photography by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. He has also won countless photographic awards including Queensland Illustrative Photographer of the Year, twice.
In acknowledgement of his technical skill, Adam is regularly asked to lecture to photographers all over Australia. He is also invited to judge both the State and National Australian Institute of Professional Photography awards. He is simply, really good at photography.
Adam is a very experienced and well-respected photographer but perhaps most importantly, Adam is loved by his clients.
A follower of fashion, Adam will notice the details that you have put into your wedding. Nothing will escape his discerning eye. A fashion photographer just for fun, this skill comes through in his wedding images, which are mixed with style and emotion. For Adam it’s not just about the people, it’s about the feelings and emotions that are a part of the weddings he photographs. There is symbolism in his imagery. Strength and tenderness. A reflection of the gentle approach he takes to his work. His style is definitively Adam yet still uniquely Studio Impressions.