Christmas is just a few days away now. So as we finish putting up the last of our decorations, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
Today’s picture post has a festive theme! Throughout the latter half of December Brisbane’s City Hall is hosting a spectacular projected light show based on The Nutracker. It’s really worth seeing with your own eyes, but for now I’ll leave you with this highlight! We’ll be taking a break over Christmas, so I’ll return on […]
Quick Picks Week 50, 2013 – Featuring pretty bridal accessories, a time-lapse of London, & a Pinterest advent calendar.
There are just 11 days until Christmas, which means we have one week left to wrap up the work we plan to deliver this year. So without further ado, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
Hello all, Today I’m going to start a new series of posts called Tech Hunter. This basically stems from me being the sort of person who spends a lot of time poring over camera equipment blogs to find the latest products. So to save you the trouble of developing your own OCD I thought I’d […]
Quick Picks Week 49, 2013 – Featuring bridal bouquet trends, creative pedestrian crossings and the anatomy of Christmas cards.
With just over two weeks until Christmas, it’s definitely time to start sending out cards and getting our Christmas shopping done. So as we try to calculate just how long it will take for some international shipping, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
Although Brisbane supports many bright, colourful characters, if you look closely there’s always room for quiet ones watching the world pass by without drawing attention to themselves. It’s easy to miss these two, who live near the Maritime Museum come rain or shine, I like to think that the weather doesn’t get them down, despite […]
Quick Picks Week 48 2013 – featuring tips for rainy wedding days, photographs of perfect bodies and a film festival.
This weekend sees the official end of spring here in the southern hemisphere, which means it’s time to think seriously about spending much more time at the beach. So as we work out how we can pack more sun, surf and sand into our schedule, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, […]
Quick Picks Week 47, 2013 – featuring links about our wedding, my favourite art galleries, and birthday presents to make me smile.
I’ll let you in on a little secret – it’s my birthday today! I’m happily old enough to have learnt to type on a typewriter rather than a computer, and to have been around when Polaroid cameras were new rather than retro. While Quick Picks always provides insights into my personality and my taste, I […]
Quick Picks Week 46, 2013 – featuring wedding guest books, a trip to London in the 1600’s and a book of letters of note.
As the end of the year edges closer and closer, I find myself starting to think about the deadlines that will need to be pushed over into the new year. It’s funny how an arbitrary date can inspire a sense of endings and beginnings. So as I review my substantial to do list, here’s this […]
Quick Picks Week 45, 2013 – featuring stunning wedding gowns, wire sculptures, and a guide to popular flowers.
Can you believe it’s November already? The frangipanis are in flower, the days are getting longer, and Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall is already full of Christmas decorations. So as we start counting the days until Christmas, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
It’s easy to get caught up in the rat race. That relentless feeling that we need to do more and achieve more. But sometimes what we really need is to step away from all the technology and remind ourselves of the beauty of the world around us. To stop. To really look. And to breathe. […]
Quick Picks Week 44, 2013 – featuring bespoke hand lettering, sculptures made from old skateboards and coffee via Twitter.
We’ve had some major hiccups with our internet access over the last week, but luckily the internet pixies (as I like to think of our ISP’s technicians) have fixed it just in time for this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
Quick Picks Week 43, 2013 – Featuring industrial wedding venues, crushed glass butterflies and garage sales.
It’s been one of those surreal weeks where I’ve found myself staring at pictures of autumn and winter inspiration from the northern hemisphere while sweltering in the Queensland heat. So as I try to reconcile my desire for roaring fires and cosy jumpers with the reality of 32 degree days, here’s this week’s quick pick […]
Colour in art is a fascinating thing, especially when you start to delve into the world of colour psychology and look at the effect that particular colours can have on emotions and behaviour. Yellow is linked to emotion. It’s a colour of happiness and optimism, and of emotional strength and self-esteem. It can lift our […]
Quick Picks Week 42, 2013 – featuring alternatives to wedding cake, girls dressed in milk, and a scent camera.
After a very busy week we’re planning a quick escape to the beach. So as we get ready for some surf and some sun, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to help you wind down to the weekend. As usual, good things come in threes…
Quick Picks Week 41, 2013 – featuring spring wedding accessories, Lego for grown-ups, and open house tours.
Where did the week go? As I stare at my calendar in confusion, why don’t you dive into this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
It’s no secret that I love to capture what I think of as stolen moments. Those fleeting seconds when everyone assumes no photos are being taken. When they forget about the camera, the lights, and whatever else is going on around them and get lost in their own thoughts. Often these shots are intended as […]
I keep forgetting that this weekend is a long weekend and trying to book things for Monday. So as I get my head around the concept, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to help you wind down in preparation for three days away from work. Rather aptly this week, as usual, good things […]
Welcome to Friday lovely people! Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds for you to enjoy as we cruise towards the weekend. As usual, good things come in threes…
We met Emma on a photo shoot we were doing for a make up artist a couple of months ago, and knew straight away that we wanted to work with her again. If memory serves, I loved the way she looked on camera so much that I might even have threatened to take her home […]
This week has involved settling back into life in Brisbane after quite a hectic week away. So as we head towards what will hopefully be a relaxing weekend, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
Quick Picks 37, 2013 – featuring beautiful wedding gowns, inverted landscapes and personality-filled frogs.
We’ve spent this week enjoying the sights of Singapore and a beautiful beach resort in Thailand. But we didn’t forget about you! So as we dust off the sand and unpack our suitcases, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds for you to enjoy. As usual, good things come in threes…
We’re really pleased to have three pictures featured in the current issue of Queensland Brides. In their words “With their impeccable timing and keen eye for detail, our wedding photographers have a knack of capturing unforgettable moments. We love what happens when they get really creative, letting their imagination run free and turning moments into […]
Quick Picks – Week 36, 2013 – Featuring gold wedding jewellery, drawings of classic architecture, & choose your own adventure stories.
What is is about the arrival of spring that makes you desperately want to tidy your home and reduce the amount of clutter? Happily, I’ve resisted the urge long enough to pull together this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
We’ve spoken before about how much we enjoy doing wedding inspiration shoots, and we’re really excited that our Bush Bride inspiration shoot is featured over on Polka Dot Bride today. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful floral crowns this year, mostly featuring traditional European flowers, and I couldn’t help thinking that an Australian native floral […]
Quick Picks – Week 35, 2013 – featuring tips for tight wedding budgets, suspended ships & chocolate shops.
Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
It’s not every day that you find Cleopatra wandering regally through the Brisbane night. As you know, a few weeks ago we went to Lost Movements to take photos of the Glory Box fashion parades. As an unexpected bonus, we also got to capture some of the gorgeous work of the night’s resident body painters, […]
I mentioned in a Quick Picks post a few weeks ago that we were going to be attending Lost Movements to take photos of the Glory Box fashion parades. It was a fabulous night and the girls all looked stunning. As well as snapping shots of them during the parade, Geoff took advantage of the great […]
Sometimes when we do a photo shoot we get bonus subjects. This photo was taken during a maternity shoot (the book of baby names kind of gives it away). The lovely puppy wasn’t scheduled to have a photo taken on her own, but she was posing so beautifully that Geoff obviously couldn’t resist. ~ Pav
It’s no secret that we love taking pictures of people, but we also like to play around and experiment in other areas of photography. So I thought this week I’d give you a peek at one of Geoff’s recent landscape photos. I love seeing the results of his photography expeditions, and I love this one […]
I’ve had one of those slightly out of sync weeks where I haven’t really been sure of what day it is. So I’m both excited, and slightly surprised, that it’s Friday today! And as it is Friday, it’s time for this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…
I’ve been fighting off a cold this week which has involved lots of cups of tea and warm blankets, and a little bit of feeling sorry for myself. Luckily the internet has kept me entertained and smiling. Here’s the pick of my finds from this week. As usual, good things come in threes…
As many of you who follow your favourite blogs via RSS will already know, Google Reader closed its doors on 1 July 2013. The most popular choices to replace Reader seem to be Feedly and Bloglovin’. We’ve heard good things about both, but were ultimately drawn in by Feedly. But we’re all about equal opportunity, […]
Have you ever seen a bright picture of someone playing a saxophone? Neither have I, there’s just something about it that needs to be played in a poorly lit dark room. That was the feel I was going for with this picture, even though it was actually taken in broad daylight in the Queen St […]
Being a portrait photographer is a great job on most days, but when it allows us to photograph a beautiful yoga class raising funds to support children in Nepal it’s even better. The class was the vision of the beautiful Jasmine Yogini as a way to fundraise for her friend Mahesh and the 12 children […]
Whoever said that Sunday afternoons in the park needed to be slow and relaxing? Not these guys I think. This is slacklining, like tightrope walking but with less circus spandex and more backflips. Yes that’s right backflips! Awesome to watch and more evidence that there are fascinating people to meet all over the place! ~ […]
Last week you saw one of our recent models, Emma, channelling an eighties music video. This week she’s a little more fairytale. You know that I love playing with props in photos, so when Geoff spotted this lovely red ceramic apple in the house where this shoot was done, we couldn’t resist having a little […]
Sometimes even the photographer can be surprised by how an image turns out! This photo was taken as we were setting up the lighting for a bridal makeup shoot. The idea was a nice bright background and soft light on the model’s face. Turns out the light was a bit bright and a bit close, but […]
It’s amazing how much attention is given to the little details that make up a wedding. I adore the incorporation of feathers into this bridal bouquet by Lilyvale Flowers to make it just a little bit different. This picture is another in the series from our recent styled shoot – a classic garden wedding. ~ […]
As wedding photographers we get the pleasure of recording the wonderful visions that our couples have for their wedding days. But sometimes it’s fun to make your own vision come to life, which is why styled or inspiration shoots (i.e. pretend weddings) can be so much fun. And it’s why one glorious day in April […]
Exciting news! We’re changing our name! Over the next week or so you’ll see us move from Photographs by Pavlina Matt to Shy Fox Photography in the various places we occupy on the web. There will be no changes in what we do or how we do it, we’ll just have far prettier branding. Hopefully […]
It’s a few days before Easter and the shops are full of representations of bunnies and baby chickens, reminders that it’s spring in the northern hemisphere. Meanwhile, in this part of the world we’re heading into my favourite time of year. So my Easter bunny is an autumn bunny. She’s much more grown-up and savvy […]
Cities provide great little hidden pockets in which to shoot. It’s why you’ll often find me wandering the city streets with a camera, staring at walls and down alleyways that other people are just walking past. The hard bit is keeping them all catalogued in your head so that you can use them at the […]
When we think of a portrait we often think of a picture which shows the subject’s face pointing roughly in the direction of the camera. It might be part of a full length shot, or a close up of their head and shoulders. Is a picture really a portrait if you can’t see the subject’s […]
I love shoots that involve fun props, be they giant red balloons or sparkly bunny ears. Props add a touch of theatre and can change the whole feeling of a picture. As far as I’m concerned, the more fun the prop the better. If nothing else, it lightens the mood and makes the whole process […]
I’m not a girl who wears a lot of make-up. In fact, I’m the kind of girl who puts on lipstick in the morning, promptly forgets about it, and has it all wear off by mid-morning. Maybe it’s because I have no skill whatsoever with applying it properly. I can’t be trusted with marker pens, […]
It can be funny how sometimes you don’t fully take into account the little details when planning a shot. Like the fact that maintaining your balance on the shifting sands of an incoming tide can be tricky, even for a highly talented Body Balance Instructor like the gorgeous Lou from Relaxed Soul, Happy Mind. I […]
Last week I explained why I take photos of drain covers, and why that makes Japan so interesting for me. Today is our last day in Japan, so I thought I’d share another photo that I’ve added to my collection. This was taken on one of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea, which we […]
We’re on holiday in Japan this week, so this week’s photo post is from one of my personal projects. While it may seem strange that I have a personal project which includes drain covers, I can explain. My interest is in what I describe as footpath art, the art we walk over every day, often […]
What could be more relaxing than standing on a calm, empty beach, looking out to sea while holding a giant red balloon? As is so often the case, all is not quite as it seems. Rather than being on a quiet empty beach in the middle of nowhere we were surrounded by early morning walkers, […]
Photographer Dane Shitagi has been taking the photographs that make up the Ballerina Project for the last 12 years. He takes dancers who are currently dancing or have danced for major companies and photographs them away from their ballet studios, in parks, on beaches and in urban environments, and the results are beautiful. You can check […]
This photo was taken at Nobby Beach. I haven’t been to this part of the coast for years, but it’s the beach that we always came to when I was growing up so it holds a special place in my heart. While I love our place in New Farm, I think I could happily relocate […]
I spent most of today at my desk setting up the new look on my website (I’m so pleased with it!). A one stage I glanced down and noticed that the sun coming through my window was hitting my zebra paperweight just perfectly. It’s amazing the effect the right lighting can have. ~ Pav
I’ve started 2013 with a touch of sparkle. I’ve been having fun with some crafty creations that I’m planning to use in an upcoming shoot. I’m quite particular about my crafting style, so it’s meant stitching lots and lots of sequins on one by one. Still, the finished product is something to behold. Are you […]