For your event photography on the Gold Coast, A Thousand Miles Photography have you covered! Our friendly and professional photographer, Andy Williams, has been photographing Gold Coast events for over ten years. He has photographed events ranging from small birthday gatherings through to huge 1000+ people conferences at SeaWorld so is the perfect choice for your event photography Gold Coast requirements.
Andy was approached to photography Forty Winks’ annual conference. The event was spread over 2 evenings with the first evening being a more relaxed welcome gathering at Miami Marketta, and the 2nd evening was a formal Gala Awards Dinner at Movie World. We have photographed in both venues before so knew it well, and with detailed email and phone contact beforehand, we knew the precise timelines of both events.
The Miami Marketta event was a relaxed affair with welcome drinks, a brief welcome and speech by Forty Winks’ CEO, followed by a DJ and dancing into the night. Miami Marketta has food trucks on site, all of which makes for interesting event photographs! Andy has an eye for detail so photographed everything from candid people photographs to small details of the food trucks and menu.
If you are wanting your next event on the Gold Goast professionally captured, feel free to contact us to discuss options and inclusions. All of our event photography packages include your edited high resolution digital images, a phone consultation beforehand and unlimited email access in the build up to your event.
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!
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!
Every good website needs great photographs, and employing a corporate photographer to do your business photography means your website, and business, will stand out from your competitors!
Jamee from Liqwyd Solutions, a Redlands based plumbing company, did just that! Jamee made the process incredibly easy, with a list of photos they wanted for the website , with a mix of staff shots and some ‘on the job’ photos too.
Having professional business photographs on your website adds a level of professionalism that phone photos simply won’t give you! Looking professional on your store front gives your clients the confidence that they are dealing with a professional business.
We are able to do staff headshots, live ‘on the job shots’ and any close up and detail photos that will highlight what your business offers. We travel to you too.
We will bring your clients attention to your branding and logo, as in the business photographs above.
Every business is different so we listen to your wishes and work accordingly. We can offer advice in terms of lighting and posing, and welcome all input!
A business photography photo shoot doesn’t have to take all day. Liqwyd Solutions received around 50 high resolution digital images from a one hour photo session, so we don’t have to stop your staff from missing too much work! We also don’t mind early starts if that works better for your work day!
Every business photography job is different but for an obligation-free quote please contact us and whilst you’re here why not check out Liqwyd Solution’s website!