Gold Coast Wedding Photography: Main Beach Wedding Photos
Date: 13th March 2017
Location: Beach Opposite Sea World, Main Beach
I love photographing weddings on the Gold Coast! Maybe it’s because I’m from the UK where you never get the chance to photograph beach weddings, but there’s something about being on the beach that makes me smile!
And this wedding was unique in so much that there wasn’t a wedding happening! David and his beautiful bride were married in Japan and came to the Gold Coast for some beautiful beach wedding photos and I was more than happy to oblige!
We chose the area around Main Beach as it is rarely busy, and being a Monday it was even less so. There is also a beautiful rainforest area between the road and the beach which gives a more diverse option for photos! We started there and got some fantastic shots of the guys in their finery and then headed to the beach itself for some more open shots.
It wasn’t the brightest, sunniest day ever, and we had a bit of rain too, but an overcast sky means less shadows, squinting and harsh contrasts so I was doing a little happy dance as I headed down there! Of course rain means rainbows – which we were rewarded with – and umbrella shots always look intimate and cosy.
The guys also dragged their family in for some photos, and their beautiful daughter Emma was an absolute gem, smiling for the camera and stealing the show!
David’s Mum and dad hopped in for a few family photos, and as the sun started to fade we said our goodbyes and they headed out for a celebratory dinner.
Morning, Andy! Thanks for everything yesterday. We had a great afternoon!
Family Photography: Lisa and Beau
Date: 7th August 2016
Location: Wellington Point
Lisa and Beau had received a gift voucher for a family portrait photography session for Christmas last year and booked in a hour one Sunday morning at Wellington Point. And it was a LOT of fun!
Lisa and Beau’s two beautiful girls – Ariah and Harlow – were fantastic to photograph and loved being the centre of attention for the morning! It helped that it was a glorious day – sunny and not too windy.
The girls were awesome and loved being in front of the camera. The great thing about having family photos at Wellington Point is the variety – we have the jetty, the sea, the beach, the bay, King Island and the amazing fig trees! Oh and the awesome reflections in the rock pools at low tide!
And hilariously the girls loved getting down and dirty amongst the leaves – even scooping some up for a taste! But that’s the great thing about family portrait photography; you can get some nice formal posed shots, and some fun, spontaneous photos too!
And I guess if we get a lot of shots of the girls, we should probably get some of Mum and Dad too! Luckily Lisa and Beau didn’t mind their photo being taken, and the girls were busy eating leaves anyway! Good on you guys!
I absolutely love how this family photo shoot turned out – relaxed, fun and with a great variety of photos. Can’t wait for the next one guys!
Family Photo Shoot: Zsofia and David’s Family Portraits
Date: 30th December 2016
Location: Wellington Point
There’s a big difference between a UK Christmas and a Queensland Christmas and it took me a couple of years to get used to it! Prawns instead of turkey, salad instead of roasties; and mid-thirty temperatures instead of negatives! We spent this last Christmas with the relatives back in Manchester and landed back to a warm and sultry Brisbane day. I wasted no time in getting behind the camera again and met Hungarian-born Zsofia and David at one of my favourite Redlands photo spots; Wellington Point Park.
Zsofia and David brought along their parents to the family photo shoot, but the star of the show was their beautiful daughter Lili. She loved the camera and smiled and flirted for the whole hour!
I always try and get the big family shots first as these tend to be the hardest; getting a full family to smile at the camera at the same time. I needn’t have worried with Lili – she was a legend right from the start! She even allowed me to sit her amongst Wellington Point’s amazing fig tree roots and smiled the whole time! And look at that smile! What a cutie!
Every family photo shoot needs parents and Zsofia and David weren’t camera why either! Thanks so much for making my job so easy, guys!
I always like to get some photos of the kids with each parent too – as a parent of two myself, I rarely get photos of me with the kids!
I tend to think that as a family portrait photographer, having kids definitely helps. I have no problems with making silly noises and pulling silly faces – anything that will get the littlies attention! It usually gets some sympathy giggles from Mum and Dad too!
Is there anything more beautiful in a family photo than the smiles of a newborn?!
And after an awesome session amongst the tree roots, we headed to the jetty for a different flavour. And then all too sudden the hour was over and I headed home to do some editing (and to get over the jetlag!)
“I wanted to thank you for taking such amazing photos of us!
I am so happy I found you to do our photos. As I mentioned before, we had a fabulous relaxing time in the afternoon and your photos were amazing!” Zsofi