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Russell & Kayla Cochrane’s Peninsula Wedding

Russell & Kayla got married on a beautiful day at Scarborough.Followed by a cocktail style reception at Redcliffe Golf Club. It was a pleasure to capture some epic locations on the peninsula.


Russ and I met in 2005 when we were both 13.

Our sisters were friends.

One night our sisters went to the Redcliffe Show together while I was at home with my mum, Russell’s mum called and asked if I wanted to go to the Show with Russell.

I asked my mum “who is Russell?” as I had no idea that Jamey (Russell’s sister) had a little brother. My mum, Russell’s mum, Russell and myself went to the show together.

Russell and I went off together and he met up with his school friends and he decided to ignore me the rest of the nigh so my first impression of him wasn’t a good one.

After that night we didn’t talk… he then tried to find my msn, MySpace etc. accounts and was asking people from my school (we went to different schools) if they knew me and if they could get my number for him. Once he had finished stalking me…. we spoke more and more over the internet and one night about a month later he sent me a text message, we were talking for a while before he eventually said “so, will you go out with me”  I of course said yes, and we’ve been together ever since.


It was our 7-year anniversary and we had planned to go to the Gold Coast for the weekend to celebrate.

A few weeks before, Russ had been MIA after work and he was always saying he was going to the gym, going to his mums etc. I didn’t think anything of it at the time.

On the night of our 7 year anniversary we went out to dinner and walked along the night markets at surfers paradise. When we got back to the hotel Russell decided to freak me out by saying I haven’t been where I’ve told you I’ve been the past couple of weeks” I began thinking all kinds of bad things and asked him what he meant..  He just stared at me with this blank look on his face…. I began to get teary and frustrated and asked again “what do you mean” …… still looking at me with a dopey stare he slowly got down on one knee and said “Kayla Elizabeth, will you marry me” balling my eyes out I nodded and nodded and nodded, not being able to speak.  ((he had been going back and fourth the past couple of weeks to the jewellers finding the perfect ring ))


Dress – White Lily Couture, Milton – http://www.whitelilycouture.com.au/

Ceremony and Reception Stylist – Circle of Love Wedding Ceremonies, Brisbane – http://www.circleofloveweddings.com.au/garden-wedding-venues-brisbane/

Honey Pot Favours – Custom Favours, Caloundra West – https://www.customfavours.com.au/

Cake/Cupcakes – Amie’s House of Cakes, Bribie Island – https://www.facebook.com/AmiesHouseOfCakes

Cake Stand – WOW Wedding Hire, Griffin – http://www.wowweddings.com.au/

Make-Up – Samara Nilsson – http://www.samaranilsson.com/

Rings – Michal Hill – http://www.michaelhill.com.au/engagement


You and Me – Lifehouse

A Drop In The Ocean – Ron Pope

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran



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Hayley & Dave at the Powerhouse

I spent a rainy Sunday morning with Hayley & Dave ,who will shortly to be married at Montvilles Spicers Clovelly Estate. The Powerhouse is a great location for Brisbane Wedding Photography and if you are ever there on a Saturday you will see so many couples taking advantage of the industrial look as well as easy access to New Farm Park for some greenery.



Craig & Sarah’s Backyard Bash

Craig & Sarah shared their vision of their backyard wedding with me in June 2015. When you consider the long list of wedding suppliers there is so much to organise. You really do need to appreciate the time to plan a wedding. If you’re starting to plan your day read your about your first steps here.

It was always going to be a big production and it was executed so well on the day. The ceremony layout, the solid constructed dance floor, lawn games  and the marquee. It made you forget where you were. Craig & Sarah should be complemented with the thought that went into making the day a success.

Oh and I should mention that Craig’s best man from England is a genuine magician! It was such a treat to photograph people’s reactions to his feats. It’s a real ‘thing’ to hire magicians as entertainment in the UK and quite a competitive market. Craig’s family also came from the UK for the wedding which is a testament to strong family connections despite the distance.


How Craig and Sarah Met:

We met at a BBQ neither of us weren’t meant to attend. It was Craig’s 29th birthday and he was meant to go out with his friends and I was meant to go out with my family for my grandfathers birthday as Craig and he shared the same birthday. However it was raining and both events got cancelled so we went to a BBQ at a mutual friends place that was only planned that day. We met and then the rest is history.

The Proposal:

We went to Fraser for a short holiday before we found out if we got the house we were wanting to purchase. We found out we got our house in the afternoon, he took me down to the beach for a walk. Next thing I know he is down on one knee asking me to marry and spending the rest of my life with him. I of course said yes and life is fantastic.




Vogue Vows – Johanna Murray Celebrant

Events in Tents – for the marquee, tables, linen, flooring and dance floor

Blooms Bridal – for the flowers, cake table and some set up

PS I love hair – for all the girls hair in the bridal party and the mothers hair

Garden Party Events – for the lawn games

Brisbane Barrel Hire – for the barrels and bar

Amanda Rahme – for the bridal party make up

Coast to Coast the Golden Roast – for the food

Black Ink Calligraphy – Place Cards

Marion Mayo – Cake