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Brisbane Wedding Photographer – Best of 2018

 

Hello, Matt here.

 

2018 was one chaotic but amazing year!

Déus Photography is no more, Light Pictures was born – a forced name and branding change due to some greedy heartless people out there, after 9 years. I will be honest, it has greatly impacted everything. After the previous year of being booked out, 2018 has been a real struggle with bookings – I have just kept things alive. I basically had to start a new business from scratch with only my experience and portfolio to bring along – a very soul challenging time. Personal and family changes outside of my business also impact everything, in all my families’ lives, on a day to day basis. I can tell you that single-handedly managing a business whilst looking after 2 young kids sure can push everything to it’s limits!

On the positive side, I have had the privilege of trust from many amazing couples, traveled to some beautiful parts of our country, been a part of some extremely amazing days…one month recently I drove 4000+km’s!

Looking back, my photography sure has come a long way since my first wedding 9 years ago. I am proud of what I have accomplished with everything that has been going on, proud of what I have to show, and the memories I have given to all my love birds out there in marriage bliss.

Thanks to everyone in my life for your support. Big thanks to my sister Hannah, who had a baby only a few months ago – I’m looking forward to you shooting along side me again when you can! Thank you to my brother Damien for moving interstate and in with me, having you here as a friend and for support has meant the world to me. Thanks to my mate Pete Oakman, my 2nd shooter, road trip partner and general partner in crime, your support and help and talent has been priceless…a fair few of the pics belong to you bud!
I also thank “The World” for Symmetry, kisses, dresses, shoes, Fuji, talent, Love!

2018 has been a fun ride, challenging, but trust me, I remind myself every day of how lucky I am to be able to do what I do.
I am eagerly looking forward to 2019 with my chin up and hope in my heart. Everyone spread the word, I’m not going anywhere and I/we want to be a part of more wonderful journeys, for years to come!

 

Below are a bunch of snapshots in time, all from REAL weddings. They all tell a story and bring back amazing memories, and I think they all belong on a wall…..somewhere.

 

 

Some beautiful locations above that’s for sure, but there is also a great feature we have done on another epic part of NSW just over HERE. Please, do have a look.

 

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  • Ash - You are an extremely talented artist Matt, and an absolute joy to work with. We are thrilled that you were there to capture our day for us. Happy new year!ReplyCancel

Byron Bay Wedding Photographer – Mark and Stephie – a few frames..

Byron Bay Wedding Photographer – Toowoomba Wedding – Mark and Stephie

 

What a way to finish the year, with a New Years Eve wedding!

Stephie and Mark married each other out in the stunning Gabbinbar Estate in rural Brisbane, Toowoomba.

Such romance and excitement. Stephie was doing nervous squats most of the time right up until she climbed into that stunning dress.

There were clouds, sunshine, then rain, the perfect amount of romance the gods could cram into one day.

Proud father in arm lock, Steph walked down the aisle with the hugest grin on her face. Mark was awe-struck….and fair enough, Stephie was glowing with excitement and looked just stunning!

They said their emotional with a touch of giggles vows, kissed, were showered with rose petals as they walked back down the aisle, then rode off on a horse drawn carriage to take in the beauty of the estate and have some time for them, as a couple that just became one.

When they returned they drink champagne, play croquet, then partied the night away in style with amazing food, wine and live music.

There were fireworks at midnight welcoming in 2018, and them into their new life together as husband and wife. Stephs dad, with tear in eye, hugged his daughter so tightly…under a sky full of light.

The day and night was one I will never forget.

Thanks for having me and my insatiable 2nd shooter Pete along on your New Years Eve rollercoaster ride in the beautiful Toowoomba, what a pleasure and an honour!

Here are a handful of my picks of the day.

Many more to come soon.

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Toowoomba Wedding Photography – Dom and Sarah – teasers

Toowoomba Wedding Photography – Dom and Sarah – teasers

 

I love these two, Dom and Sarah, such lovely people. I can say I’ve had a few drinks with them now, on a few occasions, and anyone who can handle chatting to me for long periods of time is cool in my books.

SO this was my first trip out to Toowoomba (being a Sydney boy originally) and so I didn’t quite know what to expect. Maybe a little country town, lots of hills, cows, the odd gum tree..

But then I guess this Gabbinbar Homestead place actually isn’t very typical of anywhere I have been, besides maybe in the South of France somewhere. What a spectacular venue! So immaculate, so huge, so well looked after and such great helpful staff. I wandered around for hours discovering little spots thinking of taking pics later. Of course we didn’t get to fit them all in, but we did our best. I hope to go back one day and finish that off!

Anyway, Sarah married Dom, in fantasy land, in “The Woods” actually, in front of the most amazing floral backdrop I have ever seen, well done Amanda from Deans, the whole place just looked stunning.

They danced under fireworks, drank champagne all night, never stopped kissing the whole day, and now they will be together forever.

I sincerely wish you guys all the best in love and life, but it seems you will be fine.

Thanks to my good mate and fabulous 2nd shooter Pete Oakman for coming along and taking a huge load off.

A few teasers here, so many to choose from, but just these for now….

 

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Brisbane Wedding Photography – Adrian and Monica – a few frames

Brisbane Wedding Photography – Adrian and Monica – a few frames

 

Rain is romance.  The way these two look at each other is contagious, in Love.

Just a few of my faves from the beautiful rainy day Brisbane country wedding of Adrian and Monica, at the beautiful Brockhurst Farm in Ocean View.

Yes the page boy, with rings in hand, broke out into a dance in the middle of a verse reading, much to the embarrassment of the flower girls!

Monica and Adrian got hitched in Gum boots!

Thanks for having me along for the ride guys!

More to come soon.

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  • Adrian - Thanks Matt the photos look awesome! It was great to have you along for the journeyReplyCancel

Byron Bay Wedding Photography – Best of 2016

Byron Bay Wedding Photography – Best of 2016

2016 was a year full of colour and culture. We also saw some of the most beautiful parts of the world, this makes us thankful every day that we are so privileged to be able to do what we do.

It was also the start of Light Pictures taking it’s next step towards being a family business with my sister Hannah joining me as my main partner in crime. Big thanks to Hannah for so much support in all the good times and also in the tough times.

Most of our work is now in Byron Bay which is where we aim to be centralised in the coming years. Byron is where our hearts are and where all the inspiration comes from, it really is the best part of Australia in our humble opinions.

Also a big thanks to my fave 2nd shooter Rachael Muller, couldn’t have gotten through it without her!

Thanks to my two little tykes Louis and Layla, for giving me huge purpose in this world, and to Jane for being a great mum.

Below are my favourite pics of what was a big year, in many ways.

We hope you enjoy the flashback as much as we did making these moments in time.

Very much looking forward to being a part of our couples’ big days in the coming 2017… and beyond!

 

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Sydney Wedding Photography – Lutalo and Devina

Sydney Wedding Photography – Lutalo and Devina

A wedding is the coming together of family and friends on two peoples very special day.

This was one day two cultures also came together, in an explosion of colour and dance.

More to come of that soon, but for now a few of my faves from Lutalo and Devina’s day.

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Thanks for having Rachael and I along on your beautiful day.

Also thanks to Le Montage for such an amazing venue and fabulous food!

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