Affordable Maternity Photographer

affordable maternity photographer

Although it may feel as if you have already been pregnant for years, those precious maternity months fly by all too quickly! An affordable maternity photographer, such as Andy Williams of A Thousand Miles Photography, can capture those amazing moments before the life change of Bub’s arrival.

We have two options for maternity photographs – either a standalone maternity shoot at a location of your choice, or we have a very popular maternity and newborn package available. This includes a 30-minute maternity shoot at Wellington Point Reserve (where these photos were taken!) and a 2-hour newborn shoot at your home. The total cost for this package is just $499 and will include 20 high resolution digital images from the maternity shoot and 40 from the newborn session!

You can get more information at this link, or we would love to hear from you!

So when is the best time to do an affordable maternity photography shoot? The best general advice is to have the baby bump photos taken around the 32-36 week mark when the bump is big but not too close to your due date that we may miss out!

Affordable Newborn Photographer

And what about the newborn photo shoot? Generally when Bub is around 2 weeks old, but in truth any time in the first 6 weeks works well!

A good affordable maternity photographer will give you some guidance for poses and advice on what clothing to wear. Something that makes you feel beautiful and confident works well, and something that will show off that glorious bump to maximum effect!

If you are considering having some affordable maternity photographs taken, we guarantee you won’t regret it! These months are too fleeting and capturing these priceless moments are a must!

We would love to hear from you! Andy Williams xx

0468 405225

andy@athousandmilesphotography.com.au

Should I Feed My Wedding Photographer?!

should i feed my photographer

Should I feed my wedding photographer is a question I get asked a lot! And my answer is always the same; if you want to!

A lot of wedding photographers will insist on being fed at your wedding but I understand that if I had a ‘normal’ job, you wouldn’t be shouting my lunch! So I am fairly flexible about it! It is always lovely to have something to eat during a long work day, but it isn’t a deal breaker for me!

The truth is, wedding photographers work very hard and rarely, if ever, get a break, so having a meal towards the end of the day is always very much appreciated and can kick start those energy levels just as they begin to wane! And most, if not all, wedding venues have a ‘supplier meal’ option that will cost a fraction of a guest meal – usually somewhere around the $20-$30 mark. A good wedding photographer will not spend an hour eating – we understand that being in the right place at the right time is absolutely paramount for capturing amazing images, so we will eat quickly, and will be back photographing before you’ve picked up your fork!

And the reality is that there is not usually another option for a wedding photographer to eat! Venues do not let photographers bring in their own food, and it is very rare for a venue to be so close to another food outlet that it is worth a vendor heading out to eat.

In conclusion, you should never feel obligated to feed your wedding photographer, but when there is no other option it always very much appreciated! And keeping those energy levels high will benefit you ten times over!

Engagement Photographer Brisbane

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engagement photography brisbane

If you are looking for a fun and laid back engagement photographer Brisbane then you have found your man! Here at A Thousand Miles Photography we love engagement photography! We love watching your journey from a couple to being engaged to being married and we can capture your most important of life journeys without hassle or headaches!

Jarod arranged his Brisbane engagement shoot over the phone with me and was laid back, funny and open to suggestions! With our 2-hour engagement shoot, we can cover several locations and outfit changes and we decided on New Farm Park (one of my favourite engagement photography locations in Brisbane!) and Kangaroo Point cliffs!

As an engagement photographer Brisbane I feel that New Farm Park has an amazing variety of photo locations and backdrops – from the urban chic of the Powerhouse to the natural wonders of the trees and greenery, to the Brisbane River and Brisbane City backdrop.

We started at the Powerhouse and got some beautiful couples photographs, before heading to the big tree where we recreated the engagement!

The roses were in bloom which I love to use as a foreground with Brisbane city in the background. Once we had used up all of New Farm Parks backdrops we headed to Kangaroo Point cliffs where we braved the stairs of death and headed to the river for some amazing city photos!

We have some amazing engagement photography options which you can see on our Engagement Photography page!

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Boulevard Gardens Wedding

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boulevard gardens

I have photographed at Boulevard gardens many times and every wedding I have photographed there is different! The garden space is a fantastic location for an intimate wedding and the arched arbour is a stunning backdrop for any wedding ceremony.

Boulevard Gardens is superbly located in Indooroopilly, near the Brisbane River.

Allie and Michael chose Boulevard Gardens for the location of their wedding in April 2022, and it truly was the perfect day! I started with some shots of the groom, Michael, getting ready at Kangaroo Point. The atmosphere was very laid back and a lot of fun!

Michael arrived at Boulevard gardens in style! Several guests were already on site, as was Bronwyn Saleh, easily one of my favourite celebrants to work with! Bronwyn is very warm and laid back and makes the ceremony all about the couple. Nothing is ever too much for Bronwyn and I always do a happy dance when we work together! You can check out Bronwyn’s website below!

The ceremony was amazing and saw a switch between clouds and sun. There were tears and laughter and a lot of emotion. Just how a wedding ceremony should be!

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After the ceremony we stayed for some family photos in front of Boulevard Gardens’ pagola, and stayed for some bridal party photographs

Boulevard Gardens is a short drive Mt Coot_tha Botanic Gardens, one of my favourite locations in Brisbane for wedding photography. We had a bit of rain, which meant using some colourful umbrellas, and the bridal party had been prepared with snacks and an esky!

After a brief stop at Wilson’s Outlook for some bride and groom photos we headed to Kangaroo Point for the reception, where I witnessed one of the funniest wedding speeches ever, thanks to Michael’s Dad!

Ocean View Estates Wedding Photography

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Wedding Location: Ocean View Estates, Mt Mee

Date: 25th June 2022

Ocean View Estates Wedding Photography

Here at A Thousand Miles Photography, we love Ocean View Wedding Photography! It is such an amazing venue with so many beautiful photography locations! Add in a gorgeous couple, a fun wedding party, perfect weather and you have a wedding day like no other!

The day started with Shannon, the bride, and her ‘Bride Tribe’ in the Winemakers Cottage. Often at the start of a wedding day, the atmosphere can feel quite tense, but not here, not today! Everyone was very laid back and having fun! It’s the best way to be!

After a few hair and make up shots, Connor took me (the long way!) to see the Groom, Fergus, and his boys.

There is always more to photograph with the bride and her entourage (no offence boys!) so I headed back to see Shannon for the dress and final touch up shots!

I always love the pace of the getting ready photos; it’s like the calm before the storm of the ceremony and family photos! But a wedding day wouldn’t be a wedding day without a ceremony so I headed down to Ocean View Estate’s lakeside pagola, where the guests and the boys were waiting!

Wedding Photographer

Happily (for me!) Fergus shed a tear or ten, and Shannon beamed the whole way through the ceremony. Whenever there are kids involved, I, too, tend to shed a tear or two, and it was no different today when Connor handed over the rings.

The weather and the light was perfect, so after a few family photos and a fun group shot (helped immeasurably by Sam of I am Celebrant Sam – https://www.facebook.com/iamcelebrantsam), we headed to Ocean View Estates secret area for some amazing bridal party photos!

It’s no secret that the bridal party wedding photos are my favourite part of the day! The earlier parts of the day can be quite tense at times but once the ceremony has finished, everyone relaxes, and I get to be creative and have a laugh in the process!

And then from the outdoors to the indoors! The wedding reception is where the party kicks in and everyone can finally relax! Ocean View Estates has an amazing reception room, with old vines on the walls, and a great space for guests to relax and have fun!

I am always big on details at a wedding reception and love capturing all of those little pieces of importance that may be forgotten in 20 years!

And so to the festivities! No wedding reception is complete without speeches, a cake cutting and a first dance!

And once the party ramped up and the dancing began, I headed home down the mountain, having had an amazing day once again and remembering why I adore my job!