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Brisbane Wedding Photographer Ben Clark

Victoria Park Golf Course Wedding

Date: 21 May 2016

Theme if any: Garden Fairy tale

Tell us how you met

We have known each other since 2005, and were always very good friends as we grew up living 5 minutes away from each other. In 2012, Tom embarked on a 4 month solo adventure in the USA and he was 2 weeks into the trip, when invited me to join him .. a month after that invitation, I arrived in Nashville, Tennessee and we spent 4 weeks traveling the South and East coasts. We have been together ever since that day.

The proposal

We were engaged on the 7th June 2015.

Tom told me during the week, that we were going on a drive that weekend to see some friends at Somerset Dam. A few days later he said that he had a surprise. The weekend rolled around, and the morning of the drive, Tom said that the surprise was a picnic. I no idea what what was about to happen. I was oblivious also to the fact that Tom decided to wear his brand new Country Road button down shirt, instead of his usual sporting kit. I was still oblivious even when we didn’t meet our friends, and Tom scouted around for 10 minutes finding a perfect picnic spot to set up while I told to stay in the car. Once he came to get me from the car, I was led to a beautiful spot and Tom proposed. Was the biggest, and happiest surprise!

It’s all in the details

Ceremony location: The Cathedral of St Stephen – Reception location: The Ballroom at Victoria Park Golf Course

Gown: Darb Bridal – Swarovski Crystal fitted bodice with double French silk organza by DARB Bridal – Shoes: Valentino

Wedding bands and engagement rings: Diamonds International CBD – Priest: Fr Bob Harwood

Wedding Coordinator: Stacey at Victoria Park – Stylist: We did all of the styling ourselves!

Hair & Make-up: Twidale – Bridal party attire: The beautiful girls wore Review dresses and the boys looked handsome in their The Black Label tuxedos

Flowers + reception floristry:  Caroline Nicol at Blush Wedding Bouquets

Stationery + seating chart: Rach Yong Design – Bonbonnieres: Coconut/Lime and Green Tea/Lemongrass candles from Flame Tree Aromatics

Cake + stand: Deliberately Delicious – Music + uplighting: Brian from G&M DJs

Transport: Our black Jeep Wrangler and best friends white Land Rover

Flower wall: Luxe Flower Wall Hire

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Honeymoon

4.5 weeks in the USA, Canada and Cancun, Mexico!

Funniest Moment

My brother, David, accidentally stood in old gum as we were entering the Cathedral. We didn’t realise until his shoe kept getting stuck on my dress as soon as we started walking down the aisle! There was no damage to the dress, and we managed to keep composed and had have a bit of a laugh!

Favourite Wedding Day moment

We both have the same moment!

Tom – Kathryn walking down the aisle and reaching for my hand

Kat – Seeing Tom at the end of the aisle and taking his hand

Special thanks to: Everyone, for making our day so special.

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography?

We were lucky to have met Ben previously as he was the photographer at Dan & Lib’s wedding (Toms older brother). He was great then, and just as amazing now so it was a no-brainer to book him.

Ben is lovely, funny and an awesome person to have around on your wedding day.

Advice for other brides-to-be

I have 2!

1) Have a timeline for the morning of the wedding just so everyone knows who is coming when (photographer, makeup, hair etc) and when everyone should be doing things (EG girls getting dressed, breakfast/lunch to go out). My stress level rose a few times during the morning!

2) Everyone says it, but, the day truly goes so fast. I regret being a bit stressed (again!) about my wedding speech and spending moments thinking about that, rather than what was going on around me.

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    Should I get a videographer for my wedding?

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    Should I get a videographer for my wedding?

    This is a great question and one that can make or break your day, from a photographers perspective there’s lots of reasons both for and against.

    Most of the reasons that a few of us photographers may be against having a videographer is usually due to having a bad experience with one or two, there are lots of inexperienced videographers out there, just the same as there are lots of inexperienced photographers out there too.

    This is not a videographer bashing post by any means, however when it comes to capturing your day an inexperienced videographer will most likely get in the way, albeit accidentally.

    I know we all have to learn our craft at some point but do you want that learning experience to be at your wedding, I know I wouldn’t.

    So the reasons that you should get a videographer are many, with today’s technology adding video to your list of ‘must haves’ is becoming very popular. With the use of drones etc the sky is literally the limit when it comes to capturing your wedding day. But before you go booking just any old videographer you will want to ask them a few questions, first and probably most importantly if they are flying a Drone would be if they hold the correct licensing permits to allow them to fly a drone at your wedding. If that drone should (God forbid) crash and hit a guest or a parked car etc you need to know that your videographer has the correct insurance to cover any damages. It’s not cheap to achieve your drone license, it costs in the ballpark of $12-15’000.00 so ask the questions.
    Insurance relates to photographers as well, as a part of the AIPP we must hold public liability insurance along with a few other requirements before we can become members.

    Communication between your photographer and videographer is a must

    So often I see videographers ‘set up camp’ in the middle of the aisle making it hard to get a full wide photograph of your church or outdoor ceremony. (The same could be said for an inexperienced photographer too)

    This is where communication comes in, the videographers I recommend and work with frequently know that we are all there to do our job and we work together seamlessly.

    We will discuss in great detail your ceremony and how it will play out, where we’ll be and how we’ll address any issues that may arise IE wide venue shot etc, after all I don’t want to be in their way either so having a team that work together is a must have.

    Which brings me to my next point

    why doesn’t Ben Clark Photography offer video as a service?

    To answer this question I’d like to take you back about 6 or so years, when digital SLR cameras (yes the same ones I use) became standard kit for a lot of guys shooting video, this was because they offered great low light shooting alongside high definition output. So why not just flick across to video and shoot that too I hear you ask? Well to be honest shooting video requires a whole new skill set and really isn’t anything like shooting still images. I decided that I would stick to still images as I don’t believe you can do both exceptionally well. I saw a lot of photographers realize this after time and phase out the Videography side of things and go back to shooting still images.
    So I do in fact recommend videographers who I’ve worked with and know very well.

    Another point is dress code

    I have seen both videographers and photographers attend weddings wearing less than professional attire, a T shirt and a pair of shorts with Volleys is not a great look.

    Now your wedding is very special occasion, your photographer & videographer need to look the part, not look like they’re going to the pub, and that doesn’t ever allow for a T shirt or shorts or jeans for that matter.

    Respect for your day must be priority

    There are some truly amazing videographers out there that do amazing work so if you’re thinking of booking a videographer please do get in touch as I’d love to share my recommended list of professionals that I know you’ll love.

    If you’re looking for a Brisbane wedding photographer please get in touch!

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      So I’ll be heading over to the USA in a couple of weeks and would love to find a couple who live in or near New York City that would be keen on a NYC photo shoot – if you know anyone please ask them to get in touch !

      I’ll be in NYC from 1st of June for a week or two

      PS – If you’re getting married and have been meaning to get in touch you still can, I’ll be checking emails while I’m away.

      See you all in 3 weeks or so !

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