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Refreshing your family photographs at regular points thoughout life’s journey is one of things where at the time seems like just something else that needs to be done. It’s not until many years pass that the value of having these photos is realised. Keith and Yvonne’s son Matt wanted to get his parents a photo shoot as they had never had a professional shoot done and some new photos on the wall was well overdue.

Naturally they were a bit unsure of what to expect and what they had to do but I put their minds at ease, telling them to just have fun with the task and each other and follow my lead. Well they took the ball and ran with it. We had a great location at Glass House Mountains in the lovely Sunshine Coast Queensland. This park had many different looks and they we such a great couple to photography. It was a perfect shoot. Here is what we captured.

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Updating ones family photographs from time to time is always going to be a good idea in general but its also a wonderful gift for someone to be given. Jenny was the lucky recipient of one of my gift vouchers and was so excited to get everyone together to get some lovely group photographs.

Jenny said she had a shoot done before that was out in the bush ….like Aussie bush and would like something slightly different from that landscape. I told her about an area which I had shot at previously which was more pine trees and grassy fields with the Glass House Mountains – a jewel of the Sunshine Coast in my view….I might be slightly biased cause I live there but it is stunning!! A great place for family photography…..actually all sort of photography…..maternity, weddings, couples it’s got it all!! She was happy to go ahead with this location.

It was quite a big group but we had fun switching around family members and trying different things in order to get the best photographs possible.

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Here is what we captured that day with Jenny and her family


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It’s always lovely to do a photo shoot for a family you are somewhat familiar with. Doing a shoot with the Daniels family (my neighbors) was great as the ice had already been broken and we were all at ease in each others company.

Their Daughter Georgia was heading to the USA in the coming months and they wished to have some beautiful family photos together before she headed off. They were keen to have the shoot done locally at Glass House Mountains, which in our minds is certainly a picturesque gem of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. I had found a great spot that took in the famous Mount Tibrogargan so it certainly has that Glass House Mountains feel.

As the family met me at the door of my house I was stoked to see Georgia’s dog was also going to be part of the shoot which I was so excited about. I think its so special to include pets in family shoots as they are a part of the family too.

We had alot of fun with this shoot and capturing this family in these beautiful surrounds was just so special.

Enjoy folks

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I’m incredibly lucky to be living in such a gorgeous part of the world at present. The Glass House Mountains region is really a site to behold. When Kylie contacted me for a maternity shoot not long out from her delivery date I jumped at the chance to really explore a few options for capturing this special time for the family.

Kylie is quite good at photography herself and admitted that she’s not too comfortable in front of the camera but she said she enjoyed the relaxed vibe around the shoot, capturing natural moments with her family put her at ease with it all.

Not long after this shoot she delivered a healthy little boy they called Bowie! I am yet to meet up with him for another shoot to capture his early months, I love a good lifestyle shoot with a baby and family, it such a beautiful thing.

So here is what we captured on this glorious Sunshine Coast afternoon with the Glass House Mountains on show in all it’s glory. Enjoy

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Two Rivers Winery located at Denman in the Upper Hunter Valley is a lovely little winery that’s big on vast expansive views over the valley. I was lucky to be able to document the wedding of Hayley and Jhi on the hill that took in those beautiful views. Hayley had contacted me almost a year prior when they were both still living in the Northern Territory!! Hayley had said that she read my ‘Meet Christina’ page on the site and knew I would be a good fit for photographing her and fiance Jhi. Clearly with the distance involved we corresponded over emails and calls however not having a face to face meeting didn’t matter on the day. Come the 19th or September we met up at Elegance Hair and Beauty Salon in Muswellbrook and chatted on like we’d been mates for ages. ‘You’ve got to try one of their cookies” she said. Yes folks the salon had their own gourmet branded cookies! A cookie and a cuppa was a lovely morning tea as I had just come from Jhi and his crew back at Aberdeen who were happy to muck about for a few pictures early on. Utilising a large mirror in the bathroom….you’ll see.

One truly memorable moment came when Hayley met with her father for a suprise reveal after she was had gotten ready at the Remington Motel. These guys were clearly very tight and emotion coming from them in those moments was really special. Can’t say I’ve documented many of these moments but its a really lovely thing to do.

Back on the hill at Two Rivers the wind had just started to pick up…typical that! despite that though celebrant Lee Watts gave a great ceremony for Hayley and Jhi with their close family and friends watching on.

The location shots were a lot of fun, I suspected that this was the kind of shoot that they wished for. These guys weren’t for anything too staged and or should I say formal posing. We tried lots of different ideas of which you will see in the pictures but they had a great group of friends in the bridal party to keep the laughs coming. The toyota jump on the hill was a bit of a mission but we got there in the end. I feel we got a great mix of group shots along with shots of just the two of them with the time frame that we had before heading into Muswellbrook Race Club for the reception.

The reception was lovely and relaxed and heartfelt, a table with tributes to loved ones lost as well was a great feature to have them be part of the day. A key highlight after the speeches and cake cutting (cake by Alicia from Vanilla Lane….super talented) was Hayley’s dance with her dad….did they tear up the floor!!! its was like those clips you see on Youtube with the father/daughter dance at weddings….super impressive.

All in all it was a great day for these guys, so much love and laughter around and even though the upper hunter is so dry at present we managed to get a series of great shots for them for years to come. Here is what we captured. Enjoy

Copper Tree Photography for wedding photography and family photos on the Sunshine Coast ( Glass House Mountains, Maleny, Maloolabah, Maroochydore, Noosa, Eumundi and surrounding areas)

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