There is something a bit special about family portraits at the beach! The Gold Coast coastline is stunning and the kids can run wild and free and splash their feet in the ocean.
A few years ago while in Fiji photographing a wedding, one of the hotel hosts was raving about how amazing their beach was at the hotel and how they were some of the best in the world… Adam and I looked at each other and thought, “they are ok….”. Chatting about it later we realised just how spoilt we are living in South East Queensland. Our beaches are incredible! We are so lucky to be able to photograph families in such beautiful surrounds. (Don’t get us wrong, venturing out of the resort to the un-commercialised Fijian beaches was ridiculously WOW! haha).
We ♥ the Spit, and we are glad this family had such a lovely time together having their family photos taken
Jason and Claire were such a delight to photograph. Claire just has this incredible smile and bubbly personality that is just so contagious. She and Jason are just beautiful together and we loved photographing their wedding. We photographed Jason a few years back when he was a groomsman at the wedding of the stunning Alice & Andy. Claire saw the photos and was excited to book us to photograph their wedding too:) (We love being referred by our past couples- it’s the best compliment!)
The morning of the wedding was a little dark and drizzly, but just before the ceremony was about to start the sun came out and made way for the most stunning skys all day:) Jason and Claire were married in the beautiful Little White Wedding Church in Montville. It is such a gorgeous little church and the gardens are so sweet! After the ceremony we headed up the hill to Maleny for some stunning photos with the Glass House Mountains in the back ground at sunset:)
The reception then kicked off at Flaxton Gardens! They had a great time celebrating with their nearest and dearest!
A few weeks ago when cleaning up we found some unused air-conditioning tubes, and naturally started using it for all sorts of things, a telescope, an elephants trunk etc…it then dawned on us that book week was fast approaching, so started thinking up some wild ideas with our oldest son for his book week parade costume.
We love “I wish that I had duck feet”, so I tried to convince him to go as the “Which What Who”, but he wasn’t having a bar of it! (Way too uncool for a 6 year old… apparently!!!) No, he wanted to be a robot. I tried to protest, but his mind was set. I tried to argue that we didn’t even have any books with robots in them- to which he went and fished out some obscure book he had borrowed from the library, which just happened to have a random robot in the background on one of the pages haha. So a robot it was!
We headed to Bunnings for some silver spray paint and an old box, fished out a toy police helmet from the bottom of the toy box, and Adam hit them with the spray paint. We then decided it would be a great idea to spray paint his old gumboots- which I do not recommend!!! (It’s didn’t set, so had to be washed off- we ended up painting them with silver acrylic paint, which was not ideal (cracking) but managed to live long enough to have his photo taken:) (After a bit of internet research the only paint that sticks to gumboots is Posca paint pens!)
So the costume was ready to go, book week had arrived annnnnnd, he was sick. Too sick to go to school, so we missed our favourite event of the year:( A few days later when he was feeling better, we decided to go and take some cool photos so he could still show his classmates his costume:) Below are his selection of favourites (with exception of the smiling shot- which I snuck in- he wasn’t too fussed on that one;))
A while back we shared with you Arjun and Meeras incredible wedding day! It was a full on day, filled with colour, fun, culture and a whole lot of love! The celebrations spread out over two days. So today we are featuring the second day- the reception, where they partied Indian style!
To kick off the day, we caught up with Arjun and Meera at the Surfers Paradise Marriot on the Gold Coast and took a few photos as they got ready for their reception. We quickly ducked out for a super speedy formal wedding photo shoot at Pizzey Park on the Gold Coast. After some quick portraits, we headed back to the Marriot, for their opulent reception. The set up looked incredible!
Just like the day before we just loved the whole vibe of these amazing families. The love Arjun and Meera have for their families, friends and each other was so apparent in every photo. We love how much fun these guys have together and the joy written all over their faces:) So happy we could be there to capture it all for them both!
After the wedding we had the honour of putting together the most stunning wedding albums for Arjun and Meera. We worked with them to personalise their albums to reflect the glamour of their Indian cultures. We mocked up a design sneakily pulling a motif from their wedding stationary and designed it onto the cover of their album in a beautiful gold leaf! I’m pretty sure they were wowed- well they said yes anyway- and with permission from their wedding stationary designer Little Moo Creative, our wonderful Brisbane based album craftsman had the embossing plate made up, and created for us the most perfect golden foiled wedding albums! We love being able to dream up pretty albums for our gorgeous clients, and have translated perfectly into stunning wedding heirlooms.
The way it sparkles when the light hits the golden foil is a wee bit thrilling! – I’m pretty sure releases endorphins! It seriously made Fiona squeal when she saw it the first time haha. We love our job! And being able to hand something like this over to our couples translates into some crazy work satisfaction!
We love the chilled out nature of our portrait shoots, and how they allow our clients to feel comfortable and be themselves.
We love that these guys bought this quirky portrait for their wall 🙂
This stunning portrait of the girls also now takes pride of place in their home, along with their gorgeous casual family portrait, laughing together with their feet in the ocean.
(I love these others too!)