One of the most commonly Googled search items for couples planning their wedding is Wedding Photographer Under $1000. With increasing costs, both within the wedding industry and throughout the economy in general, couples are looking more towards minimising their wedding budget, and we are here to help!
A Thousand Miles Photography have always been about providing the highest quality of photographs but without the luxury price tag, so if you are looking for a wedding photographer under $1000, we can certainly help!
Our wedding photography packages start at $890 for our 2-hour Silver Package, which includes a personal meeting via Zoom, 2-hours of photography on the day and your edited, high resolution digital images delivered by USB or DropBox. There are no watermarks and having the high resolution copies means that you can print your own copies, thereby avoiding inflated photographer print fees!
And if you are looking for a bare bones, pash and dash style of wedding with just the ceremony and a few beautiful bridal party photos captured, we do offer midweek one hour budget wedding photography packages too! Contact us with some details and we will let you know a costing!
We would love to help you capture your wedding day but understand the necessity of budgets! If you are wanting a wedding photographer under $1000, we would love to hear from you!
One of the most searched wedding phrases over the last few years is ‘rustic wedding photography’. And it’s not hard to wonder why! Rustic weddings have maintained their popularity because of the timelessness of the imagery and the countless options for beautiful backdrops.
Karen and Ben had originally contacted me to photograph their wedding back in 2019, but then Covid struck and Karen’s UK family were unable to travel. After a few date changes, they locked in 26th March 2023, their venue of choice was the amazing Cowbell Creek in Austinville. I had been there before but had never seen it so green and so beautiful, and in spite of a bit of British rain early in the proceedings, the day was a huge success!
I arrived early (as always!) and photographed the ‘nervous tension’ part of the day. Was the wedding going to be inside or out? Would the rain stop? Ben and his boys were there early, and Karen was impressively on time too!
With the rain radar looking busy, we opted for an indoor ceremony, which was of no consequence at a venue like Cowbell Creek as the Plan B is as amazing as the Plan A!
The ceremony had plenty of tears and was filled with emotion. With the rain abating I was able to take the bridal party around the property for some rustic wedding photos!
Cowbell Creek is the perfect venue for rustic wedding photography. There are limitless locations for photos, and I was like a kid in a sweet shop choosing the best options!
To everything in between!
And so to the barn for the reception. And what a reception space it is!
After all the months of planning, one thing you will never be able to control is a wet wedding! Although rain on your wedding day is not as ironic as Alanis Morissette would have you believe, it can, on occasion, hamper your best laid plans!
So what to do if you have a wet wedding?! My advice? Sing in the Rain!
And that’s precisely what Jessica and Harry did when the rain fell relentlessly on their wedding day! They say that rain is good luck; well if that’s the case these guys will have the greatest marriage of all time! Their wedding at Cedar Creek Lodges was fantastic. It was one of my faves! Yes it was wet but with rain comes clouds, and cloud cover gives amazing, softened light. Honest!
When it comes to the best outdoor photography conditions, an overcast sky wins hands down! There’s no squinting, harsh shadows or blown out backgrounds; and using an umbrella forces you to get up close and personal!
We managed to get some fantastic umbrella photos, and then headed indoors at Cedar Creek Lodges’ reception area for some awesome indoor shots, but there was one spot that Jessica was super keen to have some photos taken and the rain made that impossible!
The fallen tree at Cedar Creek is one of the best photo spots on Mt Tamborine but during wet weather it becomes slippy and dangerous and, on occasion, is under water and inaccessible!
Wedding Re-Shoot Photos:
So when I had another job at Cedar Creek a few months later, I emailed Jessica and asked if she wanted to get dressed up again and do a wedding re-shoot and get some photos on the tree! To say she was keen was an under-statement!
So if it does happen to rain on your parade, try not to stress! Wet wedding photos look amazing, and there’s always the possibility of a re-shoot! And think of the luck it will bring ;)!
“OMG you’re amazing! The photos are amazing! Thank you! So in love with them!”
Having photographed there several times, I have to say Albert River Winery is one of my favourite venues for wedding photography! There are so many locations for amazing wedding photos, and the staff are fantastic! Tash and Shane had an Albert River Winery wedding this February and had the best day of their lives!
The day started with some bridal getting ready photos. Di from Di’s Hair Design was making magic when I arrived (check out her website: https://dihairdesign.com.au/) – we have worked together before so had a chat before I dived into the photos! The girls were very organised and had everything ready for when I got there!
Tash was a little nervous but I prefer a more photojournalastic and candid style of photos for the getting ready part of the day so wasn’t too invasive! After an hour of photos, I headed to Albert River Winery for the wedding ceremony!
I was delighted to see that Mel Price was the celebrant for the day! We had chatted prior to the wedding but had never worked together but Mel is fantastic, fun, organised and a breath of fresh air! (https://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Price-MPM-Co/100063609785217/)
Tash relaxed once the ceremony was completed! We did some family photos and a group shot, then everyone headed to the barn for pre-reception drinks as the bridal party had their turn to shine!
Albert River Winery has some fantastic spots for bridal party photos and we used them all!
And once the sun had set and the bridal party were relaxed, the reception started and went on into the small hours!
Receptions are always a lot of fun at Albert River Winery – the outdoor dance floor is an amazing spot to while the night away!
They say that weddings are like your children: you should never have your favourite! But every now and again I will photograph a wedding that goes straight to the top of my faves! Jennifer and Bryan’s Sirromet Winery wedding was one of those weddings!
I had met Jennifer and Bryan on a family photo shoot earlier in the year (thank you Kylie for organising that!! I will be forever in your debt!) and they mentioned they were getting married at Sirromet Winery and asked if I was available. Sirromet is 7km from my house and is easily one of my favourite wedding photography venues so I jumped at the chance!
Jennifer and Bryan are such a gorgeous couple that you can’t help but fall in love with them! After getting ready in one of Sirromet’s posh Sanctuary glamping tents, we headed out for bride and groom photos!
Being a local means I know the best spots for Sirromet winery wedding photos! It was a truly gorgeous day and the loved up couple didn’t stop smiling!
The ceremony was to be held at the Laguna; one of my favourite places to photograph at Sirromet. The guests had started to arrive so I captured the ‘nervous tension’ phase of the day before Jennifer and Bryan’s arrival!
I was chuffed that Cheryl Landsberry was officiating that day! Cheryl is an awesome Brisbane bayside celebrant with whom I have worked several times! She always makes the ceremony personal and fun! You can check out Cheryl’s website here: https://cherylwedding.com/
The ceremony was one of the most emotional weddings I had ever photographed, with more than a few crying shots captured!;) I tend to join in with the tears but I get away with it, being hidden behind a camera!
One of the best things about a Sirromet Winery wedding is the different options you have for post-ceremony socialising! Jennifer and Bryan chose the cellar door for post-ceremony drinks, before heading into the barrel room for their reception.
From all accounts the night was a great success and dancing went into the small hours. Thank you for an amazing day MIL and FIL, and congratulations on the best wedding day ever!
To capture your most incredible of days, you want the best wedding photographer Brisbane for the job! Andy Williams of A Thousand Miles Photography is your man! I truly adore what I do for a living and have never once taken my job for granted! It is an absolute pleasure being present for your most magical of days and the best wedding photographer Brisbane will do you proud!
I was lucky to be invited to photograph Ruth and Tony’s amazing St Mary’s Anglican Church wedding at Kangaroo Point in January, and what a day it was! As always, I arrived early to capture the ‘nervous tension’ phase of the day, where the groom checks his watch, and there’s a buzz of excitement as the guests arrive! St Mary’s Anglican at kangaroo Point is a gorgeous church and incredibly photogenic, and with amazing views back towards Brisbane and over the Brisbane River, it is always one of my favourite wedding venues.
St Mary’s also has a fantastic lawn area for post-ceremony drinks and canapes. We hovered for an hour or so to grab a group photo and plenty of family photos against the brickwork of the church before heading to Kangaroo Point cliffs for bride and groom photos.
The wedding reception was at Nota Restaurant at Paddington, and I had been a bit nervous about getting there as some guy called Elton John was playing at the Suncorp Stadium, but the traffic was managed surprisingly well and we even had time for some urban chic photos around Paddington’s backstreets.
I had never been to Nota before but it is a gorgeous place with fantastic staff and great decor, and an awesome location for a wedding function!
One of the best parts of my job is that I get to work in a different place every day! And then sometimes I work in the same place, but it might have a new name! I had photographed at Tamborine Gardens before, but not since the rebrand to Shambala Estate. I love the venue; it has everything and is a one top venue with accommodation, several ceremony areas, and a fantastic reception room so I was excited to go back when Kristy and Mitch contacted me after I had photographed their friend’s wedding earlier that year!
I headed to the boys first, where I caught up with Amy, the ‘Best Woman’, whose wedding it was that I had photographed in 2021. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun, although Mitch, the soon-to-be-Groom, did insist on vacuuming in his undies!
From here I drove to Shambala Estate where the girls were getting ready in one of the cabins. Again the atmosphere was relaxed but busy. I love this part of the day and soaking up the ‘nervous excitement’!
Shambala Estate has some amazing spacious cabins to get ready in, with rainforest overlook, and tucked enough out of the way that your guests don’t get a sneak peek!
And being a Dad myself, Dad’s first view of his daughter always gets me! I love that raw emotion and love capturing that on the day.
One final tweak by the bridesmaids and I headed to the ceremony area where I met the wonderful Suzie Jones, wedding celebrant extraordinaire! Suzie was amazing at keeping everyone relaxed and calm and wonderful throughout the ceremony. You can check out her website here!
It was an amazingly emotional ceremony with plenty of tears and smiles
I also got to work with my favourite videographer, Bjorn Schmal, who is based on the mountain and is always an absolute dream to work with! He is always fits in with the couple, and we work together very well, not getting in each others way, and always making sure the couple get the best shots and footage. You can check out Bjorn’s work and website here! It was at this wedding that Bjorn kindly took the candid photo of me on the front page of this website! Thank you Bjorn!
And once Kristy and Mitch had kissed and swapped rings, we went to take some bridal party photos! Shambala Estate has a great depth of locations for wedding photos, and has some wet weather options too!
I always aim to get some posed photos that will look great on your wall, and also plenty of candid photos. These are always the ones that get mentioned and commented on and are generally most couple’s favourites!
And once the sun had set, it was reception time! The reception room at Shambala Estate is amazing and has a massive wow factor when you walk in! The mezzanine level also makes for a great entrance point for the bridal party and makes for a fantastic elevated perch for great reception photos!
Like the ceremony, the reception was the perfect mixture of laughter and tears. Kirsty and Itch were asked to be Godparents, I burst into uncontrollable tears at Kristy’s daughters speech, we had a 60th birthday, and there was even handcuffs. Don’t ask!
Once the cake had been cut and dance moves were being busted, I headed back down the mountain wanting to do it all over again!
Elopement weddings are becoming an increasingly popular way for couples to say ‘I do’! Happily we specialise in elopement photography and elopement wedding photography!
D & G were one couple who made their wedding vows in the most personal way possible! Alone! Technically speaking you will always need a minimum of 5 people at a wedding (the couple, a celebrant, and 2 witnesses) but I am always happy to be a witness and to sign the paperwork for you! As I did this day!
We headed to New Farm park for D&G’s elopement wedding, where we met our celebrant and her husband – the 2nd witness! The vows were beautiful and intimate and were said by the flower arbours in the park gardens.
Elopement Photographer Brisbane
Following a beautiful and personal ceremony, we stayed in the park for some photos of the newlyweds. New Farm park is one of my favourite spots in Brisbane for elopement photography as there are heaps of amazing spots and backdrops for photos. We started by the arbour then headed to the Powerhouse for some urban chic!
It helped that it was a beautiful day and that we were there late in the afternoon when the sun is low and at its best. We call that the golden hour and makes the couple and the landscape glow!
If you are looking for elopement photography and elopement wedding photography packages, we would love to help! We photograph weddings 7 days a week and have a 2-hour elopement photography package for $890, which includes your edited high resolution images and a chat beforehand to go through the plans! For more information check out our wedding photography packages or feel free to contact us!
Congratulations on locking in a date and the best of luck with your elopement wedding plans! We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Pet Photography at Wellington Point Reserve, August 2021
Engagement Photography Brisbane
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!
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?!