Maleny Wedding Photographer
A Love Story on One Tree Hill Maleny
Lina and Sebastian’s Elopement
Fall in love with someone who is both your safe place and your biggest adventure. – Bianca Sparacino
Lina and Sebastian eloped while holidaying on the Sunshine Coast all the way from Switzerland. Sebastian’s mother is Australian so they decided to take a trip over to visit friends and family.
On one of the coldest days ever well not ever, they were married at One Tree Hill, Maleny by none other than the beautiful Toni Collett Celebrant.
Sunshine Coast Photographer
Hayley and Mike
“You are my beautiful forever… a connection so deep that even an eternity doesn’t seem long enough to spend with you.” – Steve Maraboli
Photographing friends is always a lot of fun so when Hayley asked me to photograph her and Mikey for their engagement I was blown away and honoured to be asked. Hayley is also in the wedding industry and many of you may know or seen her working at various events around the Sunshine Coast with her photobooth business Ishoot Photobooth. Mikey also works with Hayley when she has a few bookings the same time.
I met with Hayley initially to discuss a theme or come up with ideas for their photoshoot when it was mentioned that Hayley would like to include their furbaby in the shoot!
Then Hayley mentioned it was a kitty cat.
We started the shoot at their place with kitty then made our way over to Emu Mountain, Coolum for some fun.
The week we did this session was Hayley and Mikey’s 10 year anniversary of being together with 4 of those engaged with their wedding to come in April 2020.
I am so excited to be photographing their special day as its a wedding with a bit of uniqueness (is that even a word? Is now).
Thankyou Hayley and Mikey for sharing your life journey with me!
Bring on the wedding!
Photo Credit Artography at Sunshine Coast Wedding Expo
your guide to attending a wedding expo
The Sunshine Coast’s most anticipated wedding expo is only 3 weeks away!
The Sunshine Coast Wedding Expo will be held on Sunday 4th November 2018 at Maroochy RSL Events Centre between 11am to 3pm.
Every ticket purchased increases your chance of winning the $5000 prize to spend towards your dream wedding day.
Tickets are now on sale!
Have a girls day out with your girls (mum included)
Sunshine Coast Wedding Expo has been putting together these exhibitions since 2016 and are held biannually, one in May and one in November.
Showcasing some of the most recognised wedding vendors on the Sunshine Coast.
Over the last couple of years I have been lucky enough to talk with many brides and grooms about their wedding day plans and I love watching all the excitement the expo brings where they see ideas on something or they are talking to you and their eyes light up and then to see that on their wedding day, being part of it all is a great feeling!
Hopefully a few of these tips below will help you enjoy the wedding expo experience and not overwhelm you too much.
Bring your ladies with you!
Chances are your going to be overwhelmed by everything you see at the expo, especially if it’s the first one you have attended. Bring your ladies with you so they can help with the planning and take some of the information for you!
It’s an exhausting day for everyone involved and last thing we want is for you to go home totally confused and stressed about the whole experience of planning your wedding day!
Its supposed to be fun and joyful, so let others help you!
Also its a good excuse to catch up with your girls for a lunch or dinner to help you go through all the information you have collected and narrow down who you would like to talk with further.
Have an idea of your wedding date and guest numbers.
This is most likely the first question suppliers ask to make sure they’re available and able to cater for your wedding. It also helps them tailor their package and pricing information.
Popular wedding months are booked months and even years in advance with some suppliers, the earlier the better to avoid missing out on who you love to be helping on your wedding day.
Don’t forget to create a dedicated wedding email address.
Make it easy for yourself and create a wedding email address thats kept seperate from everyday emails to avoid them getting lost!
Easier to keep it all in one place, and you can keep updated with competitions, exclusive specials and giveaways.
Do take the time to chat with suppliers.
You want to choose suppliers who are not only fantastic at what they do, but also great to work with!
You need to click with them, after all you will be talking/spending a lot of time with them leading up to the wedding and last thing you would want is awkward moments or not being on the same level of what you want.
Striking up a conversation is the best way to find people you click with and get a better idea of what they offer.
Ask them questions, that’s why they are there.
Look at their products and see if it is something you would really like to have at your wedding or after. Photographers always have albums of weddings they have done for you to look through.
Watch a video at a Videographers display, I can guarantee you will love to have one of your own after watching it.
There will be someone who will suit your budget and style, and you will know from the get go when you start to talk with them.
Enter competitions if they have one or if you are interested take their flyer/card to contact them at a later date to discuss more.
Don’t try to plan your entire wedding in one day.
What do you want to achieve from the wedding expo.
What is the most important part of your wedding you would like to get started with?
If you can have a meeting with a supplier you like to discuss a booking soon after the expo then thats great, bonus even if you manage to do it on the day!
Keep track of your favourites.
Take photos of displays that catch your eye, separate out the business cards of suppliers who are a good fit and jot down notes as you go.
When you go back through the cards and see the notes, you will remember who you liked to talk to again.
Specials and competitions.
Make sure you fill in competition tickets, raffles, look at specials and whats included.
As the saying goes “got to be in it to win it” and why not!
Wedding expos are a great way to save big $$$ on your wedding if you take advantage of what vendors have to offer, just make sure you check their T&C’s.
Don’t feel pressure to commit on the day.
It’s okay if you need some time to weigh up the different options and come back to suppliers with any questions you might not think of on the day.
Look through the information as soon as possible after the event.
The earlier you debrief with your partner, the better! Chat about which suppliers stood out most and why, check out their work online and decide who you’d like to follow up with.
And just like that you are starting to check things off your wedding planning list!
Remember to have fun it’s an exciting time
Photo Credit Artography at Sunshine Coast Wedding Expo
Josie + Chris
Novotel Twin Waters Wedding
Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer
Bliss Photography by Leah
Josie and Chris’s Dream Team of Suppliers
“I believe that when two people are in love with each other, you can see it in their eyes.
The way they look at each other, the way they stare at each other, it’s all there.
Their eyes are full of admiration, of attraction, of undying feelings for each other.
Their eyes twinkle, their eyes are smiling.
Even if they didn’t say a word about it, there’s this invisible thread connecting them two.”
Josie and Chris chose to have their wedding day at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, celebrating with their closest family and friends. Most which had travelled from rural Queensland.
Reading through the answers to a questionnaire I asked Josie and Chris to fill in I completely get these two and why they are together. Probably one of the most honest questionnaire answers I have ever had……
It takes a lot to open up about a relationship and trusting someone outside your relationship with that kind of information and I really do appreciate it. It helps me to understand and know my boundaries with the portrait session!
Chris had surprised Josie with a gift and the most beautiful letter, I’m guessing the letter was beautiful as it made Josie teary and happy!
Josie in return gave a gift to Chris and to his parents!
It was great stepping into where everyone was getting ready, it was a chilled laid back vibe, but you could also feel the excitement in the air!
The ceremony was beautifully written by Kath Tilly Wedding Celebrant and was personalised for Josie and Chris with a reading from a family member.
One of my favourite parts of a wedding (and theres a few), the vows. I love when a Bride and Groom decide to write their own vows, usually one of them struggles to say them and I think its the sweetest!
After we had fun with bridal photos it was time to head to reception so Josie and Chris were able to celebrate with all their guests who had travelled for their wedding, before they took off to Europe for their honeymoon!
Thankyou Josie and Chris for choosing me to share your wedding day with me!
Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer
Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville
Courtnay and Andrzej
Ceremony and Reception Venue – Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville
Celebrant – Karen Miles Celebrant
Florist – Terra Botanico
Makeup – Melina Dee Makeup Artistry
Hair – Hair by Tiffany
Cake – Elizabeth and May
Videography – Everlast Studios
Music – Graham Hobson Entertainment
Dresses – Allure Bridals
Suits – Roger David
Grooms Accommodation – Remingtons B&B Montville
I was a little bit excited that Courtnay and Andrzej’s wedding day had arrived. Courtnay had been counting down until their big day!
Surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends, Courtnay and Andrzej were married under the Jacaranda tree at Spicers Clovelly Estate by Karen Miles Celebrant, who wrote the most perfect ceremony. Karen has also married Courtnay’s cousin a few years earlier and I could see why they asked Karen to officiate their commitment!
With a wonderful team of professional suppliers, which a couple were very talented friends of the Bride and Groom their day ran perfectly!
It was an absolute pleasure to be part of Courtnay and Andrzej’s wedding day!
Bestest Wishes on your new adventure together!
List of suppliers above click on their names for their website details
At the end of the photos is Courtnay and Andrzej’s Video, I highly recommend you watch it…..Incredible!
Videography by Everlast Studios
"When I saw you walking down the isle, I knew this was it, this was real and that you were going to be my wife"-Andrzej speechWe first met Courtnay when she was a bridesmaid for one of her closest friends, we were absolutely stoked when she asked us to film her wedding day too! Andrzej and Courtnay's wedding was a perfect day at Spicers Clovelly Estate. Thank you for having us capture the day you marry your best friend. We couldn't be happier for you both.#sapiejawedding2017 #everlaststudios
Posted by EverlastStudios on Thursday, 7 December 2017