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Beaudesert State High School Formal 2021

Welcome to Beaudesert State High School Formal official photos!

All of the below photos are available for order:

One 7×5″ (13x18cm) print: $20 (includes postage)

Five 7×5″ (13x18cm) prints: $50 (includes postage) – each additional photo is an additional $10

A personalised 12×16″ (30x40cm) hardcover photo book with 20 pages (with your choice of single photo per page): $119.00 (includes postage) A 2nd identical book sent to the same address is $99.00

OR:

A 26-page Year 12 Year Book with 100 photos hand chosen by Danielle Tecarr is $129.00! (Additional books sent to the same address are $109.00 each)

Please make a note of the photo numbers and send orders through to: andy@athousandmilesphotography.com.au

If you would like the prints before Christmas please place your order by the end of November. Photo books do take a little longer but hopefully early orders will be back in time!

Trash the Dress Photo Shoot

Location: Sheldon

Date: 12th September 2021

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Trash the Dress Photo Shoot: Lucy Eaton

Trash the Dress Photography

I adore what I do for a living. I couldn’t do anything else! And the thing I love most about what I do is the unpredictability of it! Every day is different! And Lucy and Matt’s Trash the Dress anniversary shoot was one such day!

The guys had booked me in months in advance and luckily the weather on the day was perfect! We did the shoot at a friends place on acreage about 5 minutes from me in Sheldon. Amazingly both Lucy and Matt both fit easily into their wedding dress and suit that they had worn 10 years ago at their wedding! Impressive! There was a definite spark of excitement when I got there, from both the couple and myself!

We started with a couple of ‘calm before the storm’ photos of the guys looking elegant and clean!

And then the fun began!

I couldn’t stop laughing the whole time! It was so much fun! I actually had a full day of shoots that day and was covered in blue powder within seconds! I didn’t care! It’s not every day you get to take part in something as awesome as this!

I asked the guys what their thinking was behind the Trash the Dress shoot, and they said their wedding dress and suit had been in the wardrobe for ten years and they wanted to celebrate their ten year anniversary with some fun photos, which compliments their personalities perfectly! I think we nailed the brief!

By the end of the shoot whole trays of paint were being launched! I cant even imagine how long it took to soak the dress, or how many showers it took to get rid of all signs of paint, but I reckon with photos like these, it was well worth the effort!

Congratulations on ten years of married perfection! Here’s to the next decade!

Pet Photography

Location: Wellington Point Reserve

Date: 30th August 2021

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Every now and again I will do a photo shoot that really stands out. Hayley and Shawn’s engagement and pet photography shoot was one of those times!

I had arranged the time and location with Shawn and was then asked if it was OK to bring their pet ducks. I presumed this was a classic autocorrect error, so said ‘yeah, dogs are fine’. Nope, they brought ducks! In nappies!

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The fact that Hayley and Shawn had dressed so spectacularly for the afternoon made the photos even more fun! Normally two ducks in nappies would dominate a pet photography shoot, but not this time!

The ducks (both named after a Tokyo suburb!) behaved immaculately! And once they finished their modelling duties we concentrated on the beautiful couple and their engagement!

To say that Shawn rose to the occasion is an understatement! Generally boys are at a shoot under duress and can’t wait until it’s over! Not Shawn! He loved posing and had a million different ideas!

The low afternoon light was amazing. We started on the jetty then headed to the Western side of the Reserve for the sunset. We weren’t disappointed!

The sun put on a show for us, and just as I thought the shoot had peaked, Hayley and Shawn went swimming!

Quite literally in Shawn’s case! Before I could blink the shirt was off and Shawn was submerged! I’ll leave the Daniel Crag images that followed to your imagination!

I drove home smiling like a fool! It really was the photo shoot that had everything! Pet photography, engagement photography, couples photography, glamour, ducks, nappies! Thank you so much for making my Monday afternoon so memorable guys! You both rock!

The only question now is: how do you top that at the wedding?!

Sirromet Wedding Photography

Sirromet Wedding Photography

Being an Alexandra Hills-based Wedding Photographer means that I have a soft spot for photographing weddings in the Redlands! One of my favourite wedding venues anywhere in South-East Queensland happens to be in the Redlands; Sirromet Winery!

Sirromet Wedding Photography is amazing and I am always incredibly excited to head there to photograph a wedding. The venue is a one stop venue, with beautiful accommodation, several fantastic wedding ceremony locations, several amazing opportunities for bridal party wedding photos, and some incredible wedding reception options.

I was lucky enough to photograph Kelly and Mark’s amazing Sirromet wedding in May this year and the day was absolutely perfect! Kelly got ready in Merlot House on location at Sirromet Winery. I arrived early to photograph the hair and make up, then headed to photograph the boys in nearby Birkdale.

The boys were suitably relaxed and looked dapper in their matching black suits and ties. Mark’s Dad Greg was even good enough to make me lunch! What a guy!

Back at Merlot House, the girls were ready so we did some final prepping photos and got some pre-wedding family photos before taking those deep breaths and heading to the wedding ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the laguna, a quieter area away from the winery, and beautifully located on a mirror-flat lake.

The ceremony was perfectly officiated by Natasha Hill (https://www.hillscelebrant.com.au/), a celebrant with whom I have worked several times. Natasha is amazing, relaxed and always fun to work with!

The ceremony had tears, smiles, and laughter and was the perfect location for this beautiful couple to say ‘I do’.

After a group photo and some family photos on site, I dragged the bridal party to the secret area behind the laguna which has the most amazing light in the late afternoon, and is well away from prying eyes! I had met most of the bridal party a few years earlier at the wedding of Amanda and Chris (who were also in the bridal party) so it was a very relaxed shoot, and with a bride and groom as good looking as Kelly and Mark, it was a very easy task!

And so to the wedding reception; the part of the day when everyone can finally exhale and let their hair down! Sirromet has some amazing options for the perfect wedding reception. Kelly and Mark’s reception took place in the amazingly photogenic Barrel Room; one of my favourite reception venues to photograph!

The night was electric and so much fun! The speeches were heart-felt and sincere (and not overly long!) and the first dance was incredible!

I left the party once the dancing had kicked in and after a long but fun day I drove home; a mere 7 minutes away! No wonder I love Sirromet Wedding Photography!

Rainforest Gardens Wedding

Location: Rainforest gardens, Mt Cotton

Date: 28th September 2019

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Rainforest Gardens

If it wasn’t already evident from previous blog posts; I love what I do for a living! Especially when I get to spend the day with amazing people like Courtney and Aaron! What a fabulous day!

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And what a perfect location! Rainforest Gardens in Mt Cotton is a truly amazing, self contained venue in the Redlands and is one of my favourite venues to photograph. The grounds are spectacular, the staff are awesome, and being self-contained, there is no reason to pack up and head off site for photos!

But first, the getting ready pics!

The atmosphere with Courtney and her bridesmaids was amazing – so laid back and relaxed, and being the only guy in the room made me the focus of their jokes:) A few drinks and a few photos (and a few tears!) later and I headed off to Rainforest gardens to pick on the boys!

Again the atmosphere was relaxed and upbeat, and the boys seemed pretty laid back. Until the car arrived!

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With the bride’s arrival, it all gets real!

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Yes there were tears and yes there were smiles, but all the best weddings have these! Happily Cassandra Bowles was on hand to officiate and keep everyone in check! Cass did an amazing job and was the perfect celebrant for Court and Aaron mixing up the sentiment with the humour:) You can check out her web page here: www.cassandrabowles.com

The ceremony is, of course, the most important part of the day and is always filled with emotion. I love hearing personal vows and seeing who will be the first to cry (spoiler: Courtney!)

And once the signing has been completed and the ceremony finalised, it is generally the photographers turn to take over! My time to shine! And Rainforest gardens has the perfect spot for a group photo, and the grounds are a stunning location for bridal party photography!

Oh, did I mention Rainforest Gardens has llamas? They have llamas 🙂

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The best time of day for wedding photography is the Golden Hour; that last hour before the sun sets when everything looks warm and gorgeous and happily Rainforest Gardens has a spectacular hilltop lookout to watch the sunset on your most magical of days:)

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And how to better a perfect afternoon? With a perfect evening! Bring on the reception!

And with Aaron’s speech drifting into the ether, my night was over. What a truly spectacular day in a truly spectacular location.

Congratulations Guys!

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Gold Coast Wedding Photography

Date: 29th March 2019

Location: Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast

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Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast

Saki and Daniel certainly picked the right day for their Gold Coast Wedding; the sun shone, conditions were perfect and with a backdrop like this, nothing could be more ideal! I love Gold Coast Wedding Photography – being from the UK originally, I still pinch myself when i get to photograph a wedding on a beach as beautiful as this!

The guys chose Rainbow Bay for their wedding location, and what a stunning spot to say ‘I do!’ To say the wedding was casual is putting it mildly! Daniel arrived bare-footed and relaxed, and Saki followed shortly after. Her parents were visiting from Japan and appeared to love being in the Queensland warmth!

The ceremony was beautifully officated and was filled with laughter! With wedding photography, I use two cameras, one of which has a longer lens which allows for those more intimate and natural poses and manages to capture those belly laughs and tears without being invasive.

After a fantastic cheer from the congregation and a euphoric celebration from Daniel, we did a group photo and family shots by the rocks before I stole Daniel and Saki and whisked them away to Snapper Rocks for some wedding photographs.

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And wow! What a session! Gold Coast Wedding Photography rocks! No more words needed – how amazing do these guys look?!

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And after a amazing wedding photography session we headed to the hotel rooftop where the reception was in full swing and Daniel and Saki played catch up! The views were amazing, the day was amazing, the couple were amazing! All in all it was a great day for Gold Coast Wedding Photography!

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Gold Coast Wedding Photography packages start at $890.00, with all packages including your high resolution images on a USB. For more details see our Wedding Photography Packages page!

Manly Wedding Photography

Date: 22nd October 2018

Location: Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club, Manly

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Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club Wedding Ceremony

I love photographing weddings in Manly! I lived there for several years and am still local so know the area very well! I have also been a member of Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club for many years so was delighted to be asked to capture Ray and Clara’s amazing wedding last October!

And what a day it was! It was a perfect day for Manly Wedding Photography – the sun shone, the wind was kind, and look at that for a wedding ceremony backdrop! The Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club is a pretty special place to be married! Oh and Clara and Ray looked pretty good too!

Ray was relaxed and smiling as the guests arrived and Clara was more relaxed than when I had met the guys a few days prior when she pulled up in the wedding car! And how amazing is that dress!

Debbie Thomas did a fantastic job as always, officiating the ceremony and even wove (see what I did there!) a knot-tieing element into the ceremony! I have photographed several weddings with Debbie and she is a star – always a lot of fun, very easy to work with and nothing is ever too much for her! You can check out her web page here:
https://www.letscelebrate.com.au/

Cheers indeed! Congratulations on the perfect wedding ceremony guys! And all the best for the future!

The great thing about Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club is that you don’t have to leave the premises for beautiful bridal party photos! We headed down to the boat ramp for some gorgeous bay and boat shots, and didn’t the guys do well!

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And happily there was no need to head elsewhere for the reception as Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club have you sorted there too! And with amazing water views and outstanding food to boot!

Congratulations on the perfect wedding day guys and thanks for being so much fun to photograph! Best Wishes, Andy

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Real Estate Photography

Date: 31st January 2019

Location: The Rosy Room, Springfield Lakes

A Thousand Miles Photography are better known for our wedding photography, family portrait photography and newborn photography but did you know we can help you out with your Real Estate Photography too?!

Jess from The Rosy Room Psychologists in Springfield Lakes contacted me earlier in the year to have some interior photos taken at the practice, so we locked in an early morning to do the photos before they opened. Usually the majority of my time during a real estate photography shoot is spent tidying up, removing finger prints from glass or ‘disappearing’ unneeded props like tissue boxes and pens, but Jess had done an amazingly thorough job so as soon as I walked in we started the photos!

Jess had also been to the flower markets that morning. A bit of greenery always make a property appear far more presentable and alive, and I think the results came out very well indeed!

We had already taken some staff photos for the website at the park across the road, so a little over an hour after starting we had photographed the reception area, all practice rooms and the waiting room. We work quickly because we understand occupying staff and work premises prevents your customers from entering, which affects your backline!

Because every real estate photography job is different it is difficult to have a standard price list available, but if you are looking to have your small business property photographed, or if you need staff photographs taking, then feel free to contact us for a quote and we can do the rest!

Newborn Photo Shoot

Date: 23rd January 2019

Location: Red Hill

Maybe it’s because I am a Dad of two beautiful kids, but I love a newborn photo shoot! Newborn babies make for such gorgeous photography subjects, especially when an older sibling stays for a few photos too!

Babies grow up way too fast so a newborn photo shoot is the perfect way to capture those early moments when Bub is tiny, cute and not yet mobile!

Early one January morning I headed to Red Hill to capture Penelope, a beautiful new arrival who made this job far too easy, and a lot of fun! Her big Sister and Dad stayed for a few family photos before having to dash off to work and daycare, leaving Penelope time for some beautiful solo newborn photos.

A sleeping baby is a photogenic baby and happily Penelope slept for a good portion of her newborn photo shoot! It allowed us to switch backgrounds and poses and meant we spent more time photographing and less time settling!

A good hint for a successful newborn photo shoot is to ensure Bub is well fed and warm when I arrive as this helps baby sleep! It is always nice to get a few open eye photos too (and a smiling photo is the Holy Grail!), but its the sleeping shots that often work best.

We have a great selection of baskets, blankets and wraps, but we always feel it is nice to have some unique touches to your photo shoot so we openly welcome outfits, toys and props. We also travel to you so Bub doesn’t feel unsettled, and it means you have those spare nappies and outfits on hand!

Our Newborn Photography Packages start at $349.00 for a 2-hour shoot which includes your high resolution images, without any compulsory minimum spend or photo ordering!

Anniversary Photo Shoot

Anniversary Photo Shoot

Location: Wellington Point, Redlands

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I love being a wedding photographer! I get to photograph people looking their best, being at their happiest and I get to have a different office every day! But the day is always over too quickly – both for me and the bride and groom! So what a great idea to have an anniversary photo shoot!

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Doing an anniversary photo shoot means you get to relive the day all over again! You get to dress up, look beautiful, and celebrate being married to the person you love!

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Affordable Photo Shoot:

We shoot with multiple lenses, one of which is the 70-200mm zoom lens that allows us to keep our distance whilst capturing the details! This lens works great for couples that are not 100% comfortable in front of the camera as it means we can stand back and be as inconspicuous as possible!

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Happily the Redlands is a beautiful spot for anniversary photography, family photography and wedding photography! My favourite spot is Wellington Point Reserve with the Moreton Bay Fig trees, the jetty, bay views and the beach!

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We always encourage input, thoughts and ideas at our photo shoots, but if you would rather us take the reins then we love doing that too! You are always welcome to bring along props, a change of clothes and pets! These are your photos and it is our job to make them as personal as possible!

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Couples Photography:

An Anniversary Photo Shoot with A Thousand Miles Photography is affordable, fun and stress-free! We have photographed hundreds of couples in and around the Redlands and the Brisbane region and specialise in making you feel relaxed and comfortable, which as a result gives you better photos and a fantastic experience!

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Head to our Contact Us page to check availability or browse our Photography Packages page for prices. All of our packages include your high resolution images so there are no additional costs or compulsory print fees!