Fun in a Wildflower Meadow

As a photographer it's always interesting travelling to different places. The light behaves so differently from one place to another and of course the scenery changes too. Out on a portrait session at Folly Farm in the UK we came across this lovely wildflower meadow, and even though it was the middle of the day the rainy skies made for some gorgeous memories x

 

 

Brigitte & Peter ~ Old Broadwater Farm Busselton Wedding

Sometimes inexplicable things happen on a wedding day that you can't plan for and you may not even fully understand at the time, but you just know it's something special and you have to capture it. 

During their ceremony Brigitte's mum organised a surprise for her and Peter, and gave them a box to open up. When the lid opened, a handful of monarch butterflies slowly made their way out and then flew away into the bush surrounding Old Broadwater Farm... all but one. One butterfly fluttered around the bride and groom and then rested itself on the arbour above them until the nuptials were over. In the moment it was a lovely thing to happen, and everyone enjoyed watching the beautiful butterfly. Then as the day went on we noticed there were monarch butterflies featured in the reception styling too.

Later on in the day, while I was photographing a collection of photo frames with pictures of loved ones who had passed away and so couldn't be at the wedding, I noticed one was of a young boy. At that moment a lovely lady came up to me and told me it was her son, Brigitte's cousin. She told me that they released monarch butterflies at his funeral, and that the one lingering butterfly at the wedding ceremony had made her think of him, and the fact that maybe he was there with them all at the wedding. 

Isn't the universe amazing, creating such powerful symbols out of such simple things. We just have to keep our hearts and minds open enough to see them.

Other things we learned at this wedding - Eagle Rock requires dancing with your pants around your ankles, and there's a whole set dance routine to get stuck into when Nutbush starts playing ;-)

Thanks for a lovely day Peter & Brigitte, it was an honour to be there to share it with you.

 

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THE MAKINGS OF THE DAY

The Venue: Old Broadwater Farm

The Dress: Bridal by Aubrey Rose

The Hair: Hair by Madi

Stylist/Decorator: Ferguson Valley Events

Transport: Chevrolet limousines southwest

The Cake: Sweet Stylin by Summa Taylor

 

 

Business Branding Portrait - Nick's Lifestyle Coaching

It's a lesser known fact that while we are not full tilt during wedding season we also offer Business Branding Portraits to help businesses of all types put their best selves out there into the world. 

Marketing experts these days tell you that to be successful in business you need to make a personal connection with your potential clients, and in today's age of social media with people scrolling through literally tonnes of information a day, it's hard to stand out. 

Yes, millions of images exist online so you can pay a small fee for stock photography to fill your website and social media profiles with. But do generic images of things that relate to your business really help you stand out? Or would you be better off putting a little time and effort into creating your own library of images so that people who connect with your brand actually see you and your business?

Or perhaps you can just get by taking your own photos? Maybe you can, but it's worth remembering that your photos represent your business, and low quality imagery will communicate the same about your business. 

If you're not sure if representing your brand visually in the best way possible is so important, just check out this article, it sums it up pretty well:

https://www.mannixmarketing.com/blog/5-reasons-every-business-needs-professional-photos/

Last week we had the pleasure of getting to know Nick who is interested in becoming a Lifestyle Coach. An ex-body builder he leads a healthy lifestyle inspired by positive thinking and a love of the outdoors, and his dream is to follow his passion and help others do the same. After a planning session together to storyboard ideas and visualise what he wanted his future brand to look like, we went out and captured a library of images for him to use when he starts up to really show people what he and his business are all about and build trust in his brand right from the word go.

Every time we create a branding portrait we capture a range of images that can be used across different platforms and are versatile in the ways they can be displayed - from website banners to profile pictures, abstract ideas and traditional print media layouts there are so many ways we need to visually communicate these days, so we make sure our clients have the ability to easily do that. 

We can plan sessions in many different ways...business portraits are not reserved just for big business with big budgets, we can create great looking images anywhere. 

Here are just a few of the images we captured for Nick's own personal stock library...with this gallery of images at his fingertips we just know he'll be a Lifestyle Coach that motivates us all to get out and get healthy!

 

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If you'd like us to create a better image of your brand simply get in touch to find out how!

E mail us at studio@thephotographyboutique.com.au or call us on 08 9791 4226 and we will be in touch.

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Crystal & Michael ~ An Eight Willows Retreat Wedding Margaret River

We knew Crystal and Michael's wedding was going to be a fun day when they told us they were having ten in their bridal party, including some faces we'd find familiar (from Tabitha and Lance's Pemberton wedding a few years ago). Eight Willows Retreat provided a beautiful setting with the ceremony in the bush chapel and photo opportunities galore around the grounds and at the vineyard next door. The day certainly didn't disappoint, the sun shone, the group enjoyed plenty of giggles, and the guests all had a great time. Who could ask for anything more?!

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THE MAKINGS OF THE DAY

The Venue: Eight Willows Retreat

The Dress: Bunbury Bridal

The Cake: Guardians of Happiness

The Flowers: Jade Hua Florist

Hair and Makeup: Julie at Salon 26

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If you're planning a wedding and you love the beautiful memories we created for Crystal and Michael, you can find out more about our wedding photography here:

http://www.thephotographyboutique.com.au/weddings/

Karina & Chris ~ An Edith Valley Wedding

We just loved Chris and Karina's wedding, and so did the lovely folk over at Coast to Country Weddings who have featured it on their blog today with Karina giving the lowdown on how she planned everything. Read the article and check out a few of their gorgeous images here:

Chris & Karina's Real Life Wedding Feature

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