Rainforest Gardens Wedding

Location: Rainforest gardens, Mt Cotton

Date: 28th September 2019

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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!

You can see our wedding photography packages here 🙂

Baby Photographs

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Baby Photographs: Amelia’s Baby Shoot

Date: April 2017

Location: Birkdale

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We all love baby photographs! Newborns are so photogenic, so cute and so cuddly and it is every Mum and Dad’s wish to capture some amazing baby photographs of their beautiful newborn before they get too big!

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Happily A Thousand Miles Photography specialise in baby photographs and newborn photography and can capture your beautiful new arrival in the comfort of your own home! We have several newborn photography package options, including the option of visiting our studio in Alexandra Hills, and for us to do the photo shoot in the comfort of your own home!

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We have a fantastic array of blankets, wraps and baskets to make the shoot run smoothly and we do recommend bringing along any toys and props that you would like to have in the photographs.

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I knew Kelly and Rob from a couples photo shoot we had done earlier in the year so I leapt at the chance to capture Amelia, their beautiful new arrival!

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We did the photos at their place in Birkdale and were rewarded with great light and a well behaved Little Miss!

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We managed to get some sleeping shots, some waking photos, some photos with Mum and Dad and some baby photos of Amelia in her own room. The great thing about doing a newborn photo shoot with us is that you get the high resolution images on a disc, so there’s no need to dig out crumpled, old photos on their 21st birthday!

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Cake Smash Photos: Mia’s 1st Birthday

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Cake Smash Photography:

Date: 4th February 2017

Location: At home in Chermside

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Being completely honest, the success rate of a cake smash photo shoot isn’t all that high! Quite often the poor child looks on confused, wondering why they are being told to play with food all of a sudden after years of being told that playing with food is wrong! Not Mia! Mia loved it and dived straight in, covering herself in cake and getting a good few mouths full too! And it made for an awesome cake smash photo shoot!

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It was quite warm that day but happily Mia’s Mum and dad (Lydia and Anthony) had a Bali hut in their front yard that gave us some shade from the heat, meaning Mia could contrate on the task at hand!

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And she didn’t need too much convincing! Even with a good crowd of onlookers, she dived right in and had a blast!

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Happily, Mia’s elder sister Eleni was on hand to help when Mia started to flag!

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Lydia had sent me through a handful of cake smash photos she had found online and that she would like to capture the feel of – and I have to say the colours and styling that Lydia did was perfect! I adore the colours in these cake smash photos – the pinks and purples work amazingly well!

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After fifteen minutes or so, Mia’s belly started to get full and she needed a little rest from her cake smash! So cute!

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As Mia started to tire, Eleni, Lydia and Anthony (bravely!) dived in for some family photos!

And then it was time for a quick hose down and a change of clothes for the remainder of the party!

And after an amazingly fun party and highly successful cake smash photo shoot, I headed home with a piece of Mia’s amazing stripey cake that Lydia had made herself! Happy 1st Birthday Mia, and thanks so much for having me capture it!

I just wanted to let you know we’ve received our photos from Mia’s party. And can I just say… I simply cannot put into words how VERY happy I am with them!!! They are amazing! I’ve never had SO many photos returned from a photographer that are all so damn good! So thank you again so very much for helping us create these memories for such a special occasion.