Thursday, January 19, 2012

December 11th 2011 - O'Donnell Family Photoshoot

I have known this Felicity since I was four years old - we went to pre-school together and we are still such amazing friends now.  It has been exciting to watch her find and marry her husband Adrian and to start their own family, now with 3 children and number 4 on the way! 

For Christmas, Felic wanted to be able to give her and Adrian's family some updated photos and so we headed out to see what we could capture!  I think we got a nice balance of family shots as well as individuals really show casing each of the childrens personalities. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

October 22nd 2011

I am skipping ahead here, as I am still not quite finished editing the wedding images from October..yes slack I know and we are lucky to have a very understanding bride and groom who understand that I also work a full time job, but I do need to knuckle down and get it done so they have all of their wonderful images and album.

So this was the weekend after the wedding where we headed out to my partners parents and I just purely had an artistic play with the camera - it was so therapeutic after the hustle and bustle of the wedding.

September 24th 2011 - Tammi's Hens Party

In the last two weeks leading up to the big day - their wedding - Tammi celebrated with close family and friends on her Hens Party.  Tammi also used this day for her hair and make up trial so we thought before leaving the house we would throw in a little mini session of just her - and it turned out awesomely - Tammi - you are stunning and our cameras love you!

We headed to Sirromet Winery for a little entertainment, games and lunch - it was a wonderful day put together by her sister, Michelle (also her Maid of Honour) and her two bridesmaids (or "Maids" as they came to be known) Nicole and Rebecca, both of Matt's sisters.  

September 3rd 2011 - Riverdale Park

Before heading home to get ready for a friends wedding in the afternoon, we stopped at the Riverdale park to show Tammi the swans and their babies - we got to see these little guys grow up and now they have moved on - which saddens us as we loved seeing them at the park.

August 14th 2011 - Matt & Tammi's Engagement Shoot

On August 14th 2011 Shan and I headed out with Matt and Tammi to shoot some portrait shots of them for use in their Guest Book for their upcoming wedding to be held in October 2011. 

We had a great time with these guys, and have come to know them as such close friends and wouldn't have it any other way.  We love that we could help them have more photos of themselves and as a couple as it seemed that they didn't have too many before this.  We are pleased to say that the Guest Book turned out amazing - I am so in love with it I always try to smuggle it home when we visit and love looking through it, especially now that it has such amazing messages from their wedding guests also.  We even got some of the shots on canvas and they are proudly hanging in their home. 

For the first part of the shoot we headed out to the Natural Bridge at Numinbah Valley and then we headed back to Surfers Paradise to the Surf Life Saving Club where the two first met one night over four years ago! 

I apologise in advance for the lengthy post - but I just wanted to show off this amazing couple and thank them for all they have allowed us to do - they chose us as their photographers despite only being amateurs and this was the first kind of engagement session we had ever done.  We had spoken about locations and we decided that we wanted some props so we went with chalkboards - of course you can never find what you are looking for when you want them so we made these and love how they turned out for the shoot, a large photo frame and the words WE DO!  Love how they turned out. 

Here we go:

We had a little fun with the letters...they are such a fun couple!

There was a lot of trust to be had for Tammi during this one particular scene as she was dangling over the bridge at approximately 3m off the ground - good job Matt.

 Then we headed on over to Surfers Paradise after a quick outfit change in the car.

 For this next section using the chalk boards - Tammi did know what Matt had written until she finally saw the photos - he loves keeping her in the dark.

 For this next one, the shot on the right - can you make out the heart in the clouds?  We couldn't have planned that if we tried - love it!
 Such tenderness - this is one of the things that Tammi loves about Matt - he will always make her feel special with a kiss on the forehead.