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Tess + Kara :: Tweed Coast Wedding Photographer, Kingscliff Photography

First Shooter: Brenden
Second Shooter: Shelley

Venue – Kingscliff Seaside Guesthouse
Tess’s outfit – “Flannel” dress from Luxe Hobart / Novo heels
Kara’s outfit – Oxford shirt / G*Star vest / TheWestIsDead pants / Wittner shoes
Tess’ Hairpiece + Kara’s Boutonniere – Flowers By The Vase
Rings – Metal Urges Hobart
Celebrant – Paul Voge 
Hire Company – Gold Coast Hire
Catering – Pat – Montreal Style Smoked Meat 
Cake – Made by Kara’s mum Kay and sister Jenna
Flowers – Selection from Rocklea Flower Markets (assembled by Tess and her mum Jenni)

Testimonial 

“After the usual amount of Bridal pre-wedding research, we chose Figtree for it’s location, quality of photographs, and value for money. And we are so glad we did! Being states away and organising a wedding can be stressful, and Figtree was amazing. Alice in the studio was like a best friend via email – quick to respond and offer advice, and in the worst time (venue falling through 5 weeks out) Kristy was our inadvertent saviour – directing us to another, even more fabulous venue.

And then there was Brenden. Not only the consummate professional in that he held it all together (despite an ant attack mid-ceremony), but the sweetest man. Meeting him was easy – he shared his talents and passions, listened to our ideas, and took them into account when helping to shape our day. Never obtrusive, but ever present, he captured the joy of our marriage perfectly. Now our beautiful memories hang on our walls and in albums, thanks to his glorious photographs.”

From Tess + Kara x

Anna + Nathan :: Tweed Coast Wedding Photography, Osteria Casuarina

First shooter: Kristy Mason

Ceremony location: St. Augustines Church, Coolangatta
Reception location: Osteria, Casuarina
Accommodation: La Maison Pacifique
Dress: Karen Willis Holmes
Hair: Sharon Bartlett
Makeup: Hayley Bloom
Flowers: Elyssium Blooms
Lighting: Elyssium Lighting
Hire: Hampton Event Hire
Stationery: Dear Little Darling
Cake: Cake Events
Band: Savvy Music
Solo Artist: Mattie Barker Music
Kombi: My Vintage Wagon 

Jade + Glenn :: Gold Coast Wedding Photography, Coolangatta Surfers Paradise Wedding Photographer

First Shooter: Kristy Mason
Second Shooter: Hannah Lowien

Ceremony Location:  St. Augustines Catholic Church, Coolangatta
Reception Location:  Surfers Paradise, Marriott Resort and Spa
Flowers: Elyssium Blooms
Videography: Purple Ribbon Weddings
Cake: The Cake That Ate Paris
Bride’s Dress: Craig Braybrook Couture
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Dresses: Carla Zampatti
Wedding Rings: Paul Bram
Groomsmen Attire: Country Road and Hugo Boss
Hair: Kristy at Miss Bliss
Makeup: Sally R
Stationary/Invitations: Papyrus Design
Favours: Nectar and Stone
Celebrant: Father Fabian Smith

Introducing:: Brenden to the Figtree Team…

We are so excited over here at Figtree to introduce our Associate Photographer, Brenden to the team. He is awesome. 

In 2013 Kristy photographed a stunning Boomerang Farm wedding, not knowing that the groom in front of the lens was in fact a well accomplished photographer himself. He kept that little detail a secret until the day was in full swing. Kristy and Brenden hit it off, and I guess you can say the rest is history. You can have a look at that very wedding from the Figtree archive here. He has been shooting with Figtree ever since that day. 

A little bit about the man behind the lens… 

– Studied a Bachelor of Photography majoring in Photojournalism at Griffith University, QLD College of Art
– Freelanced as a photojournalist for the New York Times
– Spent several years travelling the world on photojournalistic assignments, including to Burma & South America
– Contracted by the Japan Australia Foundation for the past 4 years to travel to Japan to photograph the Tsunami relief project
– The first two weddings he shot for Figtree were featured in Cosmo Bride & North Coast Weddings Magazine 
– Did we mention he is awesome?

Brenden is nearly booked out in 2015 with 40 weddings on the go so far, so if you are still looking for an awesome photographer then get in touch. We are starting to take bookings for his 2016 calendar too. 

You can check out Brenden’s latest Figtree weddings & pricing here. 
 

 

 

“Brenden was not only the consummate professional in that he held it all together (despite an ant attack mid-ceremony), but the sweetest man. Meeting him was easy – he shared his talents and passions, listened to our ideas, and took them into account when helping to shape our day. Never obtrusive, but ever present, he captured the joy of our marriage perfectly. Now our beautiful memories hang on our walls and in albums, thanks to his glorious photographs”
– Tess + Kara (March 2015)

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