My biggest wedding day tips! Hint; if you’re currently planning a wedding you’re probably gonna want to read this one! As someone who probably attends more weddings a year than most do in 10 years; I thought I’d share a few of my favourite tips that I’ve seen, to help your day run smoothly. First things first, delegate! On the day of your wedding AVOID giving yourself too many, if any, tasks. That’s what bridal party’s, wedding planners and even parents are there for! The less you have to do on the day other than show up, the better, you should be fully in the moment; this is YOUR day! (Very practical tip here is assign a bridal party member to work with your photographer to ensure you stick to your timeline so it’s not you figuring out what’s next) Secondly, breathe. It sounds crazy I know but between finishing hair and makeup and the end of the ceremony it’ll be a whirlwind. My actual tip here is to allow yourself enough time after getting ready to not have to be rushing out the door; factor in a little bit of time to enjoy the day before it all happens! Thirdly (and finally for today), take time as a newly married (or soon to be married) couple! On your wedding you’re typically surrounded by all your closest friends and family and very rarely do you get a moment by yourselves; one thing I’ve seen couples do that I LOVE the idea of is scheduling in a quick break together; either alone or just the two of you with your photographer. This can be a first look, before bridal portraits, after bridal portraits or even as easy as sneaking out during your reception, but definitely something I’d 100% recommend scheduling in! 🤍 Photo taken by myself ( @jesssmithphotography ) for the wonderful @tessacoxphotography #toowoombaweddingphotographer #toowoombaweddings #toowoombasmallbusiness #warwickweddingphotographer #southerndownsweddings #weddingdaytips #weddingtips #southerndownsweddingphotographer #dirtybootsandmessyhair #dirtybootspresets
A few reception shots from the gorgeous Fern wedding 🤍 (also how fun is the “shoe” game, always SUCH a blast) @gordoncountryweddings @laceandbarrel #southerndownsweddingphotographer #toowoombaweddingphotographer #toowoombaweddings #gordoncountrywedding #southerndownsqld #queenslandweddings
I’m getting a NEPHEW!!! The hardest secret I’ve had to keep in 2021 (I’d say “ever” but keeping bubs existence a secret was pretty huge) My web browser is FULL of bookmarked baby boys clothes and all the soft toys; can’t wait to spoil this little man in 4 months 🤩
Reminiscing on this stunning shoot 🤍 Location: @glenbridgecountryweddings Dress: @jacquelinemaybride Hair & Makeup: @teegy_g Flowers: @weddingsandeventswarwick
One thing I’ve learnt over years of taking photos of family is that 90% of the time kids run the shoot and that is OKAY! I’m here to let you know that it is perfectly normal and fine if you’re kids aren’t on their best behaviour. The reality is this is a very new situation for them (unless they’ve grown up having photo shoots). They’re in a new exciting environment and it’s completely expected for them to go shy or want to show off! But I have good news for you! It doesn’t matter! Seeing your kids play and laugh and run around is what I’m use to (and honestly, where I thrive - cause I’m just a big kid at heart); plus 90% of the time the photos of them being themselves are going to be your favourites! 🤍 In saying that here are a few key tips for getting the most out of your shoot with kids: • prepare them! In the week leading up make this photoshoot sound super fun and exciting. Perhaps even do a “mini shoot”, with your phone, with them so they’re excited to have their picture taken 🤩 • book a time you know works for your kids. Everyone’s different and some kids are happiest right after they sleep, other need time to wake up etc. You know your kids better than anyone and picking a time that will work for them is always ideal 🎉 • bring comfort items! If your kids have comfort items/toys, bring them along (BONUS TIP: try get them to let go of it a decent time before the shoot so it’s not being pulled away last minute). In saying this if it needs to be in the photo then so be it, it’s apart of the family after all 🤪 • lastly, have fun! Play around with your kids, show them that this is fun and they will reflect your energy! Photos should be a pleasant memory and I’ll do everything I can to make it so but the more you get into it the more they will 🤍 #familyphotography #toowoombaphotographer #toowoombasmallbusiness #toowoombafamilyphotographer #toowoombamums
Something super exciting coming very soon - like next week soon! 🤍 Hint it mayy be a fun discount 🤭 Any guess as to what sessions the discount could be for? Drop them in the comments and anyone who guess correctly first try will get a little bonus offer on the discount 🎉 #toowoombaphotographer #toowoombacouplesphotographer #toowoombaweddingphotographer #southerndownsphotographer #warwickphotographer
Ever wondered what your photographer is thinking when taking your photo? Well I’m here to shed some light because well why not? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 “Omg these two are adorable” “How do I describe this pose so that it sounds less crazy than it feels” “Perfect!!!” “Oh I should make sure these look okay with these settings” “Ahhh I can’t wait to edit these” “This is probably my favourite shoot ever” “Hmmm which pose next” “Oh crap did I just say perfect for 2000th time this session” “Need new words describe how amazing these are looking” “They’re naturals” And seriously the list could go on forever! Between discussing life with you and directing you my brain does absolutely not switch off but all the right reasons, because I am SO excited to show you photos just like this 🤩 I have honestly got no other words for how amazing Monique + Ryan look in these photos other than PERFECT!
Two posts in one night?! I’m sorry but also I’m really not because look at this gorgeous gown from the AMAZING @jacquelinemaybride 🤍 So very excited to be sharing more of this shoot with you all because everything was absolutely perfect! Dress: @jacquelinemaybride Flowers: @weddingsandeventswarwick Venue: @glenbridgecountryweddings #southerndownswedding #southerndownsweddingphotographer #warwickweddingphotographer #toowoombaweddingphotographer #toowoombawedding