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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!