The Archives

Posted by Pav Matt on February 19, 2017 in news

This section of the site is an archive of blog posts from October 2011 to November 2015.

If you’re interested in what I’ve been working on since then check out my portfolio.

If you’re interested in what else I’ve been up to you can find me on Instagram.

Quick Picks – featuring photography of architecture, portraits, wildlife and landscapes

This week I’ve been drawn to artists in my own field, so this week’s quick pick of internet finds is all about photography. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – featuring fabric moths, a garden in a ruler, and wire fairies

This week’s quick pick of internet finds is all about sculpture. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – featuring thunderstorms captured in lights and photographs, and an oceanic abyss in a table

This week’s quick pick of internet finds focuses on the wonders of nature turned into art. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – featuring old dictionaries, lost photographs and images of fireflies

This week’s quick pick of internet finds features things that not only drew my attention, but also captured my imagination. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – featuring glass waves, transformative sculpture, and tiny crossbows

This week’s quick pick of internet finds is all about looking at things in a different way. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – featuring British accents, long exposures, and voyeuristic portraiture

Winter has hit Brisbane full force this week with bitingly cold winds complemented by some lovely drizzly rain. So it’s been perfect weather to snuggle on the sofa and lose myself on the web. There’s no link between this week’s quick pick of internet finds, other than that they all captured my imagination. As usual, […]

Quick Picks – featuring shadow theatre, bodypainting and translation through illustration

This week’s quick pick of internet finds are all about transformation. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Melbourne delights in this first week of winter

I’m trying something new with Quick Picks today, with the first of what will hopefully be a regular series of posts by guest contributors. The author of today’s post is Tess, a friend, co-conspirator, and resident of Melbourne, Australia. According to Tourism Victoria, Melbourne is a city of endless possibilities, so what better location from […]

Quick Picks – Featuring a sea of clouds, living sculptures, and notes in Berlin

I’ve been thinking about travel a bit lately, so this week’s quick pick of internet finds highlights just some of the places on my wanderlust wish list. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – featuring papier mache pandas, drinkable books and dandelion lamps.

Look, Quick Picks is back! It’s now shorter, and possibly a little sweeter, but still full of my latest internet finds. And as always, good things come in threes…

Well, well, what have we here then?

Well, well, what have we here then?

Posted by Pav Matt on May 18, 2014 in news

A few months have passed since I posted about our intention to step back from the world of wedding photography, and wind down that side of our business. Those few months have been a time of transition. I’ve produced and delivered the last of our clients’ albums. I’ve spent time overseas. I’ve continued to separate out […]

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Posted by Pav Matt on January 20, 2014 in news

They say that all good things must come to an end, and so it is with our venture into the wedding photography business. We’ve had a blast but have decided it’s time to move on to other things. If you liked following along on our adventures you might want to check out some of the […]

Quick Picks Week 3, 2014 – featuring online wedding stationery, ceramic dinosaurs and tailored gift hampers.

It’s that lovely time of year where I find myself wanting to spend every spare moment at the beach. So as I plot and plan ways to do just that, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks Week 2, 2014 – featuring advice for the newly engaged, typewritten art, and a 365 day clock.

Welcome to 2014! To get things started right, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

The New Range of High End Compact Cameras

The New Range of High End Compact Cameras

I’m often surprised by how many people I see taking holiday pictures on large, expensive SLRs. When you look at it these cameras are pretty bulky to carry around, and they’re not cheap to buy in the first place, so why do so many people choose them over the alternatives?

Quick Picks 51, 2013 – featuring custom wedding cookies, paper trees, and Christmas crafts.

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…

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…

Tech Hunter – What Ever Happened to the 50mm Camera?

Tech Hunter – What Ever Happened to the 50mm Camera?

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…

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…

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 […]

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…

Quick Picks Week 40, 2013 – featuring handmade wedding favours, secret paintings, and travel tips.

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 […]

Quick Picks 39, 2013 – featuring tutus for flower girls, zoetropes, and Riverfire!

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…

Quick Picks 38, 2013 – featuring wedding day emergency kits, super trees and taxidermy.

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…

Springing into Queensland Brides with a bit of creative licence

Springing into Queensland Brides with a bit of creative licence

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…

Bush Bride Inspiration

Bush Bride Inspiration

Posted by Pav Matt on August 30, 2013 in news, People

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…

Quick Picks – Week 34, 2013

As the temperatures in Brisbane drop once again, why not snuggle up with a nice cup of tea and enjoy this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 33, 2013

Internet access at our place has been a little sporadic for the last few days, but we’ve battled through to bring you this week’s pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 32, 2013

As is always the case, the second week in August has bought cold winter winds to Brisbane. While we try to stay warm, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to keep you entertained. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 31, 2013

Hi! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 30, 2013

Well hello there! How are you on this fine Friday? Are you ready for this week’s quick pick of internet finds? As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 29, 2013

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…

Quick Picks – Week 28, 2013

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…

Who to choose now Google Reader is gone?

Who to choose now Google Reader is gone?

Posted by Pav Matt on July 10, 2013 in news

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, […]

Quick Picks – Week 27, 2013

Hello you fabulous things, welcome to Friday! It’s almost the weekend, so here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to help you start winding down. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 26, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 25, 2013

This is a quick picks post, so it must be Friday! As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 24, 2013

It’s Friday, and time for another set of links intended to delight, inspire and amuse. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 23, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 22, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 21, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 20, 2013

Welcome to Friday! Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 19, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 18, 2013

Posted by Pav Matt on May 3, 2013 in quick picks

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 17, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

A new name

Posted by Pav Matt on April 24, 2013 in news

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 […]

Quick Picks – Week 16, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 15, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 14, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 13, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 12, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 11, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 10, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 9, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 8, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 7, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 6, 2013

As Valentine’s Day is next week, this week’s quick pick of internet finds has a focus on romance. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 5, 2013

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. They do say that good things come in threes…

Quick Picks – Week 4, 2013

This week’s quick pick of internet finds has a Japanese theme as we’re on holiday here at the moment. As usual, good things come in threes…

Quick Picks

Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. They do say that good things come in threes…

A New Approach

Posted by Pav Matt on January 12, 2013 in news

The start of a new year is a great time to review what’s gone before, to make changes and to plot a course for the year ahead. This year, as part of that process my website got a shiny makeover, which included a new look for this blog. The new look has prompted me to […]

Inspiring Work – The Ballerina Project

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 […]

Featured Supplier.

Posted by Pav Matt on September 25, 2012 in news

Exciting news! I’m a featured supplier in The Knot Australia’s weekly news update. The Knot are a great resource if you’re planning your wedding. They have information on pretty much everything to do with weddings – dresses, planning tools, ideas, inspiration, photos, and of course wedding vendors. Although obviously you’ve already got your photographer sorted… They also have a […]