One Fab Magazine!

I recently had the pleasure of creating an editorial shoot for the ONE FAB DAY team’s Summer preview issue of their new magazine.

The shoot features beautiful budget table decor ideas, and includes the creative floristry of Claire from The Informal Florist.

You can check out the magazine, along with their latest wedding tips, trends and inspiration here –> One Fab Day One Fab Day Magazine - Table Decor shoot - Michelle Kenna

Michelle and Craig’s Wedding

Michelle and Craig chose quite a fashion-orientated feel for their Brisbane wedding portraits. It suited their style and their personalities. I’ve decided to add this wedding to the blog because I get a lot of comments on it as one of my display albums. It often raises two questions – the style of portraits and the time allocation for portraits.

The answer for both is “It’s up to you”. Your wedding day is all about you, naturally. While that can be a cliched phrase, in reality what it means is that it’s my role as a photographer to show you a range of work, listen as you tell me what you want and advise you on how best to achieve it. I want to know what you do and don’t like; whether you have a preference for more fashion styled images or more candid styled images – or a mix of both.

It all comes down to me creating something which suits you as a couple. If you’re not normally a touchy-feely pair, then you probably don’t want to be drooling over each other in your wedding portraits! In this case, popping off to a location which creates an visually interesting background for me to take more candid portraits of you simply interacting with each other is probably more your thing. And if you’re a pair of smoochers, smooch away :)

In terms of time allocation, the honest answer is that if you want great photos you have to make the time for them. BUT.. This doesn’t have to mean being away from your guests for hours on end. It means considering, consulting, and planning. Allocating a person from each family to gather the required people for the family portraits has been working brilliantly for my couples lately. It’s a very efficient way of getting through the groups and moving on to the portrait locations. Choosing picturesque locations for your portraits away from, but enroute to, your reception venue is very popular. Aside from the range of portraits you’ll have, shooting away from your guests is usually somewhat more time efficient as we can focus on the task and get you back to your guests as quickly as possible. Whether you choose 1 or 300 locations for your portraits, we’ll work efficiently and creatively to give you what you want, and have fun in the process!

Tiffany and Conor’s wedding

Tiffany and Conor were joined by family and friends from Australia and Papua New Guinea for their Brisbane wedding. Their day was full of loads of little peoples including younger siblings, nieces & nephews, and Tiffany & Conor’s ever-smiley little man Charlie.

The girls prepared for the day at Evolution Apartments with a city view over the Brisbane River. Conor nervously waited it out at Our Lady of Victories, until the girls arrived. Following the ceremony, it was off to Hillstone at St Lucia for their drinks reception and dinner.

I love the smell of fresh albums!

And I do love the UPS man! It’s like getting presents (well.. if I ignore the connection to my bank statement)! A few new products arrived yesterday and I have to say I’m very pleased with them.

Whilst I love my Australian album manufacturers and their amazing quality and service, shooting more weddings in Ireland and Europe these days, ultimately means costly shipping from down under to this northern part of the globe. I’ve been overwhelmed with the enquiries I’ve received in this past month and have been humbled by some of the most lovely compliments.

So I’ve been researching some new suppliers a little closer to my Northern hemisphere weddings, and am happy that my new findings will enable me to pass the savings on to you, the client, whilst maintaining the premium quality that defines my brand. Keep an eye on your mailbox for updates on this shortly, or if you’ve not yet enquired, drop me a line via the contact page.

Sunny Queensland Wedding Sneak-Peak — Tiffany and Conor

I’m not the only one who’s been on the move lately! Tiffany and Conor have had a very busy couple of months since their wedding, relocating themselves and their gorgeous little man Charlie overseas. The guys chose a Fashion Album collection, and so with their selections and design now completed, it’s time for a sneak peak at a few of their wedding images. More to come later!

Modern bridal portrait

Australian wedding | Paula and Bryan

I’ve never seen a couple more relaxed on their wedding day than Paula and Bryan. After taking a whole 60 seconds to pop on her wedding dress, with a little assistance from her Mother to slip into her killer heels, Paula was out to see her clearly doting Father. Earlier, as I was commenting on their gorgeous entry staircase, Massimo had told me that he built it when Paula was a little girl, for her to walk down on her wedding day. I love Italian parents!

On finding Bryan at the church, I was quickly swept up by his Mother to meet his Father, brothers and sisters-in-law. What a welcome :) A short dash under the cover of a hot pink polkadot umbrella and Paula was ready at the church door. After a service filled with smiles and laughter and undeterred by the continuing rain, we headed off for the location portraits, before Bryan & Paula jumped back into the red Mustang and away to their Rugby Club reception.

All in all.. Another beautiful rainy Autumn wedding day in Brisbane.