Information :: Sharla Park Country Weddings & Events

Six months ago, we did a photoshoot at Country Weddings Queensland. We fell in love with the venue and the shoot was memorable for all the right reasons. Country Weddings Queensland then became Sharla Park Country Weddings & Events and, during the past 6 months, the team behind Sharla Park Country Weddings & Events (David & Kerri) invested a lot of effort into this brand new venue. It now features a pontoon jetty, silo bar, and a white marquee (with more to come!). A huge thank you to Carissa & Serena from Emunah Events for organising this shoot. Furthermore, they are responsible for the gorgeous styling and head-turning floristry. The model was lovely Ainslea Barnes and the beautiful hair & makeup was the expertise of Courtney Cusack. The stunning dresses were provided by My Bridal Centre; really enjoyed shooting these! Thank you to everyone who joined in. :)

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Sharla Park Country Weddings & Events has an open day coming up next month!

You are invited:

Date: 18th May 2019

Time: 3 - 7 pm

Address: 55 Maitland Road, Burpengary East 4505

Register your interest here!

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Bridal Shoot :: Crisp White & Green Inspiration at Fort Lytton, Australia

The shoot below was a fun collaboration between Emunah Events, Makeup by Hayley Gervais and the lovely model Georgia. The shoot took place at Fort Lytton National Park. Fort Lytton has enjoyed some notoriety with the filming of Unbroken (Angelina Jolie) and The Railway Man (Nicole Kidman) so we figured that it should be good enough for us. ;)

All jokes aside, this was such a fun shoot. Georgia was amazing (you can find her instagram here). We shot this mid-morning during Brisbane’s hot & humid summer and Georgia did.not.complain.once. She was a trooper. Georgia’s wonderfully bubbly, make-the-best-of-the-moment personality really shone through.

Hayley, from Makeup by Hayley Gervais, is responsible for the conception of this shoot. It was a real treat to work with Hayley. Her stunning work - both hair & makeup - enhances natural beauty; it doesn’t distract from it. You will find Makeup by Hayley Gervais listed among our preferred vendors (here). Looking forward to working together soon!

Emunah Events. Honestly. We are obsessed with Carissa & Serena’s work so any opportunity to work with them is a no-brainer. As this was a simple, crisp shoot (sometimes less really is more), we wanted classic elements that would pop. As always, Emunah Events delivered. (You will find the Emunah team listed among our preferred vendors, too.)

None of this would have been possible without the above team. Thank you to each of you for such a memorable shoot.

B&W Love

At first glance, black & white photography, or perhaps more accurately 'grayscale' as images are rarely truly black & white, can appear to be boring. Outdated or nostalgic perhaps. Or less expressive. Even forgotten. Black & white photography is synonymous with descriptors such as 'raw', 'stripped back', 'honest', & 'subtle'. In some cases, 'powerful', 'exquisite', 'iconic', & 'beautiful'. In a world full of colour, it can be challenging to fully appreciate all the variants of the colour grey (found somewhere between absolute black and absolute white).

Diane Arbus once said, “I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them”. We agree with the sentiment. As post-processing is such an important element of photography, we feel that there are things nobody would see unless the images were processed in a certain style. As Georgina Green, a fellow photographer, states, "Black and white images are defined in the art sphere by their ability to convey emotion. When colour is removed from a photo, the aspects that people take for granted, such as a brick wall or a blade of grass, take on a new texture and a new presence".

We're sharing some of our recent favourite grayscale images below. Typically we deliver our full albums with some colour and some grayscale. However, feel free to let us know if you have a preference one way or another and we'll accommodate. Enjoy!

“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black & white, you photograph their souls.”

~Ted Grant

“Black & white are the colours of photography. To me, they symbolise the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”

~Robert Frank

“Colour is deceptive. Black & white is interpretive.”

~Elliott Erwitt

"Colour is everything; black & white is more."

~Dominic Rouse

Brisbane Wedding Photographer

Emunah Events :: Event Styling & Floral Design

Emunah Events recently asked us to take some images for them. Of course we agreed. It is easy to capture their outstanding floristry creations and beautiful styling service that they offer. You will find Emunah Events listed among our recommended wedding vendors based in Brisbane, Australia. All of the following images were taken at the stunning Riverside Receptions.

We have worked with Emunah Events regularly. We have really enjoyed getting to know Carissa & Serena. We have also really appreciated all the hard work and effort that goes into their role (mostly behind the scenes). Carissa & Serena are patient & friendly. They are driven & ambitious. They are a delight to work alongside.

All images above demonstrate Emunah Event’s floristry & styling. The images below contain floristry provided by a family member of the bride & groom. Emunah Events was only responsible for the styling of the following images.

We highly recommend the Emunah Events team and we are confident they will deliver a service & product that you will be forever happy with. <3

Lavender & Berries Wedding Inspiration at Country Weddings Queensland, Australia

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! We are thrilled to share one of our most recent shoots. The shoot took place at an exciting new wedding venue: Country Weddings Queensland. This stunning property is located on Maitland Road, Burpengary 4505. David & Kerri, the personalities behind it, are a delight to work with; their warmth and hospitality is memorable. Any couple that chooses to celebrate their big day at Country Weddings Queensland is in for a treat.

The entire team behind this shoot made the process seamless. Special mention, though, of the talented duo behind Emunah Events. Carissa & Serena are responsible for the 1) planning, 2) styling and 3) floristry! Thank you, once again, for all the hard work (mostly behind the scenes) that goes into a project of this size. It all came together perfectly - thanks to your determination and efforts - and matched our initial vision to a T! Emma Blakey & Dorrion Kroon made shooting a breeze; such a delightful couple. Finally, a big thank you to each of the businesses; we enjoyed working with all of you and your individual outstanding products/services! Looking forward to seeing each of you around in the near future.

Publication :: Becoming One

We hope everyone had a great weekend. :) We have some exciting news: we are published in Becoming One! You will find plenty of inspiration and fantastic vendors in the magazine. You can find the publication here (pages 172-187). Our feature was from this shoot: Pantone's "Parisian Pâtisserie" Palette Wedding Inspiration at Mirra in Brisbane, Australia. So proud of the teamwork that went into that shoot! Hope everyone has an enjoyable week. :)

Vow Renewal: G+C <3

Greg & Claudine renewed their vows at beautiful Newstead Park, Brisbane. When we had coffee with them initially to make sure we would both be a good fit, we were struck by how family-oriented they were. Nearly everything came back to family. They were renewing their vows as family had been unable to make their overseas wedding. They wanted the focus of the images to include candid family moments. On the day, we offered to over-deliver on time but they were concerned that they would keep family from going out and celebrating together. A truly special and lovely couple. We wish them many adventurous holidays around the world on their motorbike. The location was beautifully styled by Beach & Garden Ceremonies and we worked alongside Simply Special Events on videography. Here are just a handful of highlights from the day. <3

The way Greg looks at Claudine <3

Claudine looking like a queen <3

Bridal Shoot :: Deep Red & Purple Inspiration in Brisbane, Australia

We love a good bridal shoot (we mentioned that previously here). You will find a good bridal shoot (hopefully great!) below featuring a stunning deep red and purple bouquet & a smoke bomb. None of this would have been possible without the following talented team (looking forward to working together again!):

  • Courtney Cusack // makeup // instagram

  • Emunah Events // conception of shoot, florals & styling // website

  • Kayla Narelle // model // instagram

  • Poppy & Sage Photography // photography // website

To be published in:

Emunah Events :: Event Styling & Floral Design

This feature is about showcasing the wonderful team behind Emunah Events & the outstanding work they produce. You will find Emunah Events listed among our recommended wedding vendors based in Brisbane, Australia.

We have worked with Emunah Events regularly in recent times. We have really enjoyed getting to know Carissa & Serena. We have also really appreciated all the hard work and effort that goes into their role (mostly behind the scenes). Carissa & Serena are patient & friendly. They are driven & ambitious. They are a delight to work alongside. Furthermore, we wanted to share some insight into the hidden - but back-breaking and not always so romantic-as-it-sounds - work that is floristry and floral design. Ultimately, though, we wanted to focus on their stunning work. <3

When afternoon tea is almost as pretty as the florals you're working with. <3

Finally, most of us are under the impression that Carissa & Serena run Emunah Events. It is a little-known fact that Barney is actually the boss. He does a very good job of keeping everything running smoothly! <3

We highly recommend the Emunah Events team and we are confident they will deliver a service & product that you will be forever happy with. <3

The lovely Carissa & Serena from Emunah Events

Publication :: Becoming One

We hope everyone had a great weekend. :) We have some exciting news: we are now published in Becoming One! Lorelie from Becoming One put in a huge effort and delivered a stunning magazine over the weekend. You will find plenty of inspiration and fantastic vendors in the magazine. You can find the publication here (pages 92-103). Our feature was from this shoot: Classic Grey, Blush & Dusty Blue Inspiration in Brisbane, Queensland. So proud of the teamwork that went into that shoot! Hope everyone has an enjoyable week. :)