Barek Art Timelapse

One of the really exciting things about the move away from full-time professional photography has been the way it’s prompted me to plan and create things without thinking about how I might be able to use them to encourage bookings. Now I’m doing work purely because I want to, which is liberating. It’s also encouraging […]

Live in the sunshine

Live in the sunshine

We live in a world filled with possibilities and opportunities. All we need to do is make the most of what’s available to us. Live in the sunshine, Swim the sea, Drink the wild air’s salubrity ― Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Pav

Go to nature to be soothed and healed

Go to nature to be soothed and healed

Posted by Pav Matt on November 5, 2013 in People

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. […]

The colours of optimism and magic

The colours of optimism and magic

Posted by Pav Matt on October 22, 2013 in People

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 […]

A quiet beach and a little girl, lost.

A quiet beach and a little girl, lost.

Posted by Pav Matt on October 8, 2013 in People

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 […]

A girl and a book with some great expectations

A girl and a book with some great expectations

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Posted by Pav Matt on August 27, 2013 in People

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, […]

The girls from Glory Box

The girls from Glory Box

Posted by Pav Matt on August 13, 2013 in People

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 […]

A moment of solitude

A moment of solitude

Posted by Pav Matt on August 6, 2013 in People

For this picture I really wanted to capture a quiet moment with the subject lost in her thoughts. In this case the beautiful Katie glows in her pregnancy. ~ Geoff

Puppy Dog Tales

Puppy Dog Tales

Posted by Pav Matt on July 30, 2013 in People

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

Stolen Moments

Stolen Moments

Posted by Pav Matt on July 16, 2013 in People

A little bit of vintage glam for you on this cold Brisbane winter’s day. ~ Pav Makeup by Poya Link Makeup Artistry. Hair by Di Vine Hair.

Ukuleles are cool

Ukuleles are cool

Posted by Pav Matt on July 9, 2013 in People

More from our recent buskers series. This time a sun-kissed image of a ukulele player outside the Conservatorium in Southbank. ~Geoff

Queen Street Mall Blues

Queen Street Mall Blues

Posted by Pav Matt on July 2, 2013 in People

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 […]

Brisbane busking

Brisbane busking

Posted by Pav Matt on June 25, 2013 in People

The Queen St Mall can be a surprisingly good place to find talented musicians. This week we were lucky enough to meet Dylan Harris and capture this image! ~ Geoff

Shooting Star

Shooting Star

Posted by Pav Matt on June 18, 2013 in People

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 […]

Hanging in the Balance

Hanging in the Balance

Posted by Pav Matt on June 11, 2013 in People

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! ~ […]

Dreaming of Spring

Dreaming of Spring

Posted by Pav Matt on June 4, 2013 in People

A little reminder of spring on this cold winter morning. Makeup by Poya Link Makeup Artistry, Hair by Di Vine Hair. ~ Pav

Snow White wedding inspiration

Snow White wedding inspiration

Posted by Pav Matt on May 28, 2013 in People

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 […]

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These

Posted by Pav Matt on May 21, 2013 in People

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 […]

Songstress by lamplight

Songstress by lamplight

Posted by Pav Matt on May 14, 2013 in People

A week ago we were lucky enough to meet the beautiful singer-songwriter Layla Klinkert at the Glory Box Relief on the Runway fashion show. Soft light and my love for darker pictures made for an opportunity too good to miss! ~ Geoff

Let’s pretend

Let’s pretend

Posted by Pav Matt on April 30, 2013 in People

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 […]

A bit of fun

A bit of fun

Posted by Pav Matt on April 23, 2013 in People

There’s a magical point in a photo shoot when it transforms from people standing in front of a camera to people playing for the camera. ~ Pav

Quiet Moments

Quiet Moments

Posted by Pav Matt on April 16, 2013 in People

I really love pictures that seem to capture a stolen moment. One of those points in time when it seems as though the people in the picture are in a world of their own, away from distractions like pesky photographers. ~ Pav P.S. Aren’t her trousers fabulous!

Together

Together

Posted by Pav Matt on April 9, 2013 in People

The photos we’ve posted so far this year have been focused on gorgeous girls (and the occasional drain cover), so we thought it was time to add a bit of romance by featuring a lovely couple. And what better way to start than with this one. ~ Pav

Southbank Chill

Southbank Chill

Posted by Pav Matt on April 2, 2013 in People

A sunny day can be just the inspiration you need to rediscover relaxing on the grass in Southbank. Even more so when you have beautiful friends to share it with! ~ Geoff

Autumn Bunny

Autumn Bunny

Posted by Pav Matt on March 26, 2013 in People

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 […]

Attitude

Attitude

Posted by Pav Matt on March 19, 2013 in People

As Diane von Furstenberg said, Attitude is everything. ~ Pav

Blocks and Sparkles

Posted by Pav Matt on March 12, 2013 in People

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 […]

Fragments

Fragments

Posted by Pav Matt on March 5, 2013 in People

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 […]

Waiting

Waiting

Last week I shared a picture of one of my favourite props – a pair of sparkly bunny ears. This week you get to see them in action. As I said last week, props can easily change the whole feeling of a picture. A wedding includes lots of props – the pretty dress, the bouquet, the […]

The art of make-up

The art of make-up

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, […]

Balance

Balance

Posted by Pav Matt on February 5, 2013 in People

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 […]

A Red Balloon

A Red Balloon

Posted by Pav Matt on January 14, 2013 in People

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, […]