30 May 2008

Octavia and Jeffrey – Jakarta Engagement

Living in Jakarta Indonesia, Octavia and Jeffrey searched around the globe for six months looking for the right photographer to capture their relationship.  Their final choices came down to two American photographers and our own photographer Marcus Bell (me).  Inspired by my landscapes and what they saw as a unique ability to capture the moment I was chosen as their photographer.    A number of locations where proposed with the final destination was decided on the Northern rivers region of New […]

30 May 2008


ADAM GETS HIS MASTERS! The Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs) came to Brisbane this year.   I always love the awards.   To me they are a chance to test myself against the best in the industry and against the hot new talent entering the industry.   They have been pivotal in pushing me further with my photography, and I always love seeing people receive awards that have worked truly hard for them. This year was very special for Studio Impressions. First of […]

30 Apr 2008

Stacie & Clarrie – Port Douglas Wedding

When the weather may be too cold for weddings in Sydney or Melbourne, Port Douglas comes into its element.  With a perfect blue sky and temperatures to match it becomes the perfect location to celebrate a wedding.  The open air reception made this one of the most relaxed and fabulous weddings – exactly reflective of the wonderful couple that Stacey & Clarrie are. This wedding was made even more special for me, as Stacey & Clarrie are good friends of […]

30 Apr 2008

Top Queensland Award + 2

While I was away on the Adobe Lightroom Adventure the Queensland Professional Photography Awards were judged. It was a very special honour to this time not only be awarded Queensland Wedding Photographer of the Year, but to also take out Queensland Landscape Photographer of the Year – particularly as I was off shooting landscapes.  For me, these two awards together symbolise how the different aspects of my photography have come together over the years.  I started taking landscapes and ‘peoplescapes’, […]

30 Apr 2008

Adobe Lightroom Adventure Tour

This month I had the opportunity to be one of 15 photographers from around the world on the second instalment of the Adobe Lightroom Adventure tour.  The inaugural adventure tour was in Iceland 2 years ago and was an amazing success.  This year’s tour of Tasmania was no exception and went beyond where the first tour left off.  It was a demanding two weeks of shooting throughout the days and putting Lightroom V2 through its paces throughout the evening.  I […]