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What to expect for your photography Brisbane wedding

I’ve been a Brisbane wedding photographer for over 20 years, and one of the questions couples always ask me is “What can we expect for our photography?” The short answer is…fun, casual, professional candid and AMAZING photography for your Brisbane wedding. No matter what kind of wedding or how big or small it is, your wedding photography will be a beautiful reflection of your wedding day.

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And this is EXACTLY what Joan and Ben requested when they booked me for their small and intimate wedding. Joan and Ben didn’t want a huge wedding; what was important was that they were surrounded by their nearest and dearest friends and family. Breaking with “tradition” we met at their hotel room at Royal on The Park for the finishing touches and because it was raining, we made the most of some really cool spots in the hotel before heading across to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

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Rainy days – photography Brisbane wedding 

Because a wedding photographer must be prepared for every scenario, I am always armed with a car boot full of umbrellas. And while some people may panic over a bit of rain, wet weddings are actually fun! As long as you’re prepared to get your feet wet, rainy days actually make for some really cool photographs. And Joan and Ben were super-relaxed about the rain on their wedding day! So we went for a casual stroll around the botanic gardens and made the most of the cool weather and the soft lighting.

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After a quick shoot in the botanic gardens it was time to head to the ceremony. So we all jumped in my car, (yes, I also double as a chauffeur on your wedding day!) and headed over to 1889 Enoteca .

Enoteca is a lovely little Italian restaurant in Wooloongabba situated in a historic building. Which is also a great backdrop for photos! And not only is the building pretty cool, it has a divine function room downstairs perfect for small weddings.

Candid photography Brisbane wedding

And then it was time for the ‘I do’s!’ so we ventured down to the function room and snapped a few candid photos of Joan and Ben with their family and friends before the ceremony started. And because Joan and Ben had written their own vows, their ceremony was a personal story of how they first met and included lots of laughs!

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Real Life Weddings – Photography Brisbane Wedding

Thank you Joan and Ben for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful wedding. It was such a privilege to share in such a gorgeous day. Here’s a few words from Joan and Ben and some excellent tips for planning your wedding day.

Q: A few words about your wedding and why it was so amazing!?

A: Our wedding was small and intimate. It is made of the people we love most and that’s the most important thing for us.

Q: How did you go about planning your wedding, did you use a coordinator or do everything yourself, or a little bit of both?

A : The good thing about a small wedding was that the planning was also simple and straightforward.

Q: Do you have any tips or ideas to pass onto upcoming brides?

A: Enjoy every moment no matter what happens. Pamper yourself.

Q: What was something special about your wedding?

A: It was about a celebration of love and life and that everyone embraced that that night.

Q: Do you have any tips for guest logistics? 

A: Tell your guests a little about the other guests so they have a starting point to make contact with each other on the day.

Q: Did you honeymoon, where and for how long?

A: Divine Italy for 3 weeks.

Supplier list: 

Photographer: Alison Cooke

Ceremony and Reception Venue: 1889 Enoteca

Hair and Makeup: Canary Hair and Beauty Debbie Pevitt

Flowers: Wild at Heart Flowers Chris Campbell 

Décor: A combination of Wild at Heart Flowers, 1889 Enoteca, my sister

Dress and boys suits: White Lily Couture; Mitchell Ogilvie Menswear

Transport: our wonderful photographer 🙂 🙂

Entertainment: Google Music, Sonos

Jeweller: Tiffany & Co.

Celebrant: Carly Slade

Photography assistant: The amazing Vikki from VS Photographer

So if you’re wondering what you can expect for your photography Brisbane wedding and want a photographer who knows their stuff, drop me a line here. I offer a wealth of experience and photography packages to suit all weddings! From a  small 3 hour elopement or intimate wedding, through to all day coverage. All packages include ALL photographs taken on the day and are edited in-line with my editing style. Each wedding photography package includes credit towards a stunning fine-art album and your images on a USB. Custom packages are also available so please get in touch for a custom quote or feel free to call for a chat on 0418 882 778.

The Wedding Photography Experience – Brisbane

I know it sounds cliche’, but you really need to feel a connection with your wedding photographer. This is SO important. Because after all, your wedding photographers sometimes spends the entire day with you. They’ll often help you get ready, get into into your dress, pin those buttonholes and act as an extra pair of hands to help your day run smoothly. . So it’s really important you find a wedding photographer whose photography you love and doesn’t drive you crazy.  And if you want a wedding photographer who takes fabulous photos AND is loads of fun to be around…CALL ME!

But don’t take my word for it!  Head on over and check out my many Google Reviews here. I’ve got loads of happy clients’ reviews. I was also recently voted one of ‘Brisbane’s Top 10 Wedding Photographers’  by The Courier Mail  and made the list of “Most Popular Wedding Photographers in Brisbane”  by the Wedding Diaries which is pretty darn cool!

Weddings Are My Thing! A Brisbane Wedding Photographer

Confession…I LOVE weddings! They’re my jam. Which is awesome because I’ve photographed hundreds of Brisbane weddings and I’m still excited when a couple book me for their wedding day. I take my job seriously and every wedding I photograph is just as special as the last. Not matter how small or how big your wedding is, I’ll do my utmost on your wedding day to exceed your expectations. I’ll make you laugh, make you relax and capture some gorgeous wedding photographs in the process. And because I’ve been a Brisbane wedding photographer for so long, I have a wealth of experience and useful wedding day tips to share with you.

So if I sound like your kind of wedding photographer, drop me an email here. Tell me about your amazing day!

About Alison

Alison is a Brisbane based wedding photographer with over 22 years experience in the wedding industry. Alison Cooke Photography was voted one of the top 10 wedding photographers in Brisbane by the Courier Mail and on of the top 30 wedding photographers by The Wedding Diaries. She is also an experienced portrait and newborn photographer and an award-winning member of the AIPP.  Alison has over 20 years’ experience in the wedding, family and newborn portrait industry and is a writer, journalist and freelance public relations specialist. You can view more communications work here.

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