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The True Love Story: Brenda & Drew's Wedding - 14.4.19

From photographing them as a family, to now photographing their special day, Brenda, Drew & Christina are such a beautiful family and truly embody the essence of family. Capturing Brenda & Drew’s Wedding Day was such a raw display of love, devotion and their dedication to their future together.

They share such a special bond between them, so in love, like there’s is no one else in the room, in their own love bubble. It was just beautiful to witness and capture. But we can’t forget little Christina. They involved her in every part of the wedding, bridal photos, ceremony and she even had her own speech she wrote at the reception.

I hope to be able to follow Brenda, Drew & Christina’s journey for many more years, capturing their love, their passions and how much they care for each other documenting this through imagery.

Congratulations to you both and I wish you all the best on your future together! I can’t wait to see your wedding book to preserve all these beautiful memories for a lifetime <3

Em x

Brisbane's Tattersalls Club have chosen us as their preferred Brisbane Wedding Photographers!

2019 brings us great news and a wonderful new partnership with an unreal Brisbane Venue. Brisbane's Tattersalls Club have chosen us as their preferred Brisbane Wedding Photographers for 2019!

After working with the team on a recent wedding, we were blown away by their venue, their organising, their commitment to the client, decorations, food and the breathtaking locations to photograph inside the venue. We got to work with the amazing Lara , the Wedding and Event Planner, to execute Emily and Daniel’s wedding in 2018 and since then she has asked us to come on board as Tattersalls Wedding Photographer Supplier.

We are very excited about this partnership as we are wanting to position ourselves as high class and affordable photographers that offer a quality and enjoyable 5 star service and aim to be one of the best Brisbane Wedding Photographers on the market.

Check out the unreal space at Tattersalls Club. If you are interested in booking your wedding here, get in contact with Lara on lara.nicholls@tattersallsclub.com  or visit their website http://www.tattersallsclub.com  or Facebook page www.facebook.com/TattersallsWeddings

When the Universe watches over soul mates on their Wedding Day: Leslie + Ben Reid

 Being in a job where you regularly get to meet couples in love can be really interesting.

There are 'opposite couples' who are so different that they leave you scratching your head wondering how they work yet, proving that opposites attract, they do. You have 'reserved couples' who are very much in love but don’t share this overly in public, you have 'extrovert couples' who shout their love from the rooftops…. And then you have couples who as soon as you meet them you just know they were made for each other.

One such couple is Leslie and Ben. I was lucky enough to photograph their beach wedding on Racecourse Beach, in Ulladulla, NSW and from the very first moment, it was obvious they were soul mates and meant to be together…. And it seemed the Universe felt exactly the same way, putting on a special show making this one of the most memorable of wedding days.

From beginning to end Leslie had a magical smile, the type of smile that lightens a room. You could be standing behind her ten feet away and you would still know she was grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

That smile was perfectly matched by Ben’s intensity. The total focus of a man who knew that he had found everything he ever wanted in the world and he would do whatever was needed to protect, nourish and nurture that relationship.

Their wedding was a relatively simple affair, and all the more beautiful for it. Close friends and family gathered among the rocks at the Ulladulla beach for a meaningful ceremony followed by the reception at the beachside Mollymook Surf club.

Despite concerns about the weather and high winds, the afternoon sun shone from a deep blue sky with just a hint of clouds on the horizon, promising an epic sunset. The wind died down to a gentle, cooling whisper which complimented the sound of the surf breaking against the rocks behind them.

That idyllic scene alone was enough to convince anyone that the Universe was smiling on their union, but for these two passionate conservationists who make their living caring for the environment, it seemed the Universe wanted to underline it’s thoughts on the day. Not to mention, Leslie & Ben channelled their passion for the environment into their day making it a waste free wedding.

As we got the post ceremony family photographs underway, on the rocky shoreline a cry went up from Leslie. We all turned to face the sea to find that two large pods of dolphins had chosen that moment to play in the surf so close to shore that you almost felt you could reach out and touch them.

We stopped for a while to watch the show as they played in the waves directly in front of us and surfed for seemingly no other reason than to gate crash the wedding and join the party.

It was a magical moment and one that perfectly mirrored the sheer joy on Ben and Leslie’s faces.

Then as the Dolphins moved on and we started to reorganise ourselves for our family photos the Universe had one last parting gift. With a whoosh and burst of spray, a whale wondered past surfacing out to sea almost directly in front of the wedding party and signalling it’s presence with a spray of steam from its blowhole as it took a breath and prepared to move on.

Anyone who has shot with me will know I’m seldom lost for words when on the job, but I don’t think I have ever seen an entire bridal party, let alone myself, speechless just a few moments after a ceremony.

We paused to take in a truly magical moment in a truly magical wedding. People think that as photographers we love our jobs for the art we produce. That is a part of it, but for me my love of this job stems from meeting people like Leslie and Ben and experiencing moments like these. Their wedding will join those other snippets in time from my career that will live in my memory for evermore just as I hope these images will live forever in Ben and Leslie’s lives and perhaps one day in the lives of their children and grandchildren.

I hope that long after we are all gone, these images might help preserve a family legend of the day when the Universe itself seemed to smile down on two people and say: “Yep…. You two were made for each other.”

Andy

Brisbane Wedding Photography
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Life Portraits' New Portrait Packages & Artwork Prices: Show off your memories as beautifully hand crafted artwork

Life Portraits captures your precious memories for you and your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime. But all to often these beautiful moments stay hidden on a computer. It's time to bring them out into the light and into your homes as beautifully hand crafted artwork.

To help you make the most of your photographs, we've reviewed all our artwork prices and cut costs across the board offering you the best possible prices for the same hand crafted quality. We've also reviewed our portrait packages to offer you more value for money. 

See our video below for an update on our pricing and products for 2018! Download our full packages and pricebook by clicking the button below and click on any of the images below to learn more about each of our products and their features.

Andy & Em 

Life Portraits
Brisbane Family Photography | Brisbane Wedding Photography | Brisbane Fitness & Beauty Photography | Brisbane Photography Training
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Tips to creating a fun & enjoyable family photoshoot: Life Portraits tells you their secrets

A family photoshoot can be very daunting for most and it is our jobs as photographers to guide you through this process making you feel comfortable and at ease while having fun. 

The process of creating a seamless, fun and enjoyable family photoshoot starts with planning, clear communication and idea generation. Here are some tips below as part of our process:

  • In your initial enquiry...

    • We supply our range of portrait packages which meet the needs of all clients: digital, albums and a la carte for wall art and beautiful keepsakes for the home.

    • We provide our full pricing booklet, there are no hidden costs or hidden prices with LP, we like to be upfront and honest with our clients

  • In the planning stages...

    • We communicate with you and get to know your family and how we can customise and personalise your photoshoot to your family

    • We secure a date that works for us both

    • We send a welcome PDF that explains our processes; how to be prepared for the session; clothing styling; using props in your session to customise the photoshoot; and tells you more about Andy & Em.

    • We then discuss your location and what clothes to wear to match this scene, time of day to get the best imagery and lighting, and show you example imagery to make you feel more comfortable with posing

  • The photoshoot....

    • Now comes the fun part, your photoshoot! On the day, we get to know you as a family in person, we have fun with the kids (without the camera in hand sometimes for them to get to know us), we let go, we have fun and you as a family get to relax and enjoy yourselves.

    • It's all about being yourselves and forgetting that we're even there! We are there to document moments within your family and the fun and love you share.

I had so much fun with Brenda, Drew and Christina on their family photoshoot recently and their family photoshoot is the epitome of what Life Portraits values are: Capturing precious moments in a candid photography style to really capture true emotion. See for yourself below! They are just the most beautiful family and we had great fun, such naturals. They relaxed so much that it was like I wasn't there <3

Em 

Life Portraits get featured in Brisbane Bride Magazine & OnTrend Bridal SUMMER 2018

We have been lucky enough to work with the team at BRISBANE BRIDE Magazine & ONTREND BRIDAL on some of their styled wedding photoshoots as well as being featuring in their real weddings section of their magazines.  

The Summer 2018 editions of ONTREND BRIDAL and BRISBANE BRIDE Magazine came out in newsagents from 8 February, so what better way to celebrate than with a get together and networking event with all those involved. Being featured in both magazines and getting to work with the team on these amazing styled shoots, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to enjoy the event and take some snaps!

Check out Life Portraits' feature HERE and see some BTS images of the feature and the event below. 

Em x

The Wedding of Lauren + Paddy Slater

Thursday 29 June was a very special day for Lauren + Paddy, tying the knot at Mt Cootha's Summit Restaurant overlooking Brisbane City. Their special day was shared with friends and family, travelling from across the world, to share this with them. 

Everything was right about this location, stunning views, beautiful light and lots of amazing photo locations. I was very lucky to be working with a fun, enthusiastic and humorous bridal party that made the day a lot of fun. 

As Lauren stepped out of the limo, I was blown away by her beauty, the smile on her Fathers' face was just priceless. Watching Paddy's reaction as she walked down the isle was breathtaking and the love they both shared with their little girl Mia was just beautiful. They shared laughs and tears at the ceremony and lots of memories were shared. Even Paddy's Mum captured the wedding live on her phone so the family overseas could be a part of the wedding. The love they share is undeniable, congratulations Lauren + Paddy!

Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day and capturing these precious moments for a lifetime! See some of my favourite images below. 

Em x