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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)


Katie + Shaun :: Shelly Beach Wedding, Ballina Wedding Photography

Bridget + Anthony :: Midginbill Hill Wedding, Tweed Coast Wedding Photography

Hair – Wedding Hair by Leah 
Makeup – Jess Brailak 
Flowers – Elyssium Blooms
Venue – Midginbill Hill

Tarryn + Michael :: Beaudesert Wedding Photography, Gold Coast Wedding Photographer

Wedding Planner: The Events Lounge 

Venue: Brytarbri Farm

Videography: Joseph Willis

Catering: Your Gourmet

Celebrant: Father John

Marquee + Party Hire: Byron Bay Wedding + Party Hire

Florist: Elyssium Blooms

Wedding Cake: Rebellyous Cake Co.

Lighting + Audio: Avideas Corporate

Decor Hire:

Avideas Corporate

Lovestruck Weddings

Honeybug Hire

Linen Hire: Covered Linen

Balloons: Rubyju

Stationery: Love + Adore Event Stationary

Signage: Lilywillow Designs

Candles: Keep Me Scented

Parasols: Original Occasion

Entertainment: Vertigo Live

Hair Stylist + Make Up Artist: Erin Gallienne