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    Weddings are our specialty.
    As a Brisbane Wedding Photographer with over 10 years experience in Wedding Photography and having shot more than 500 Weddings we like to think that we know what to look for when it comes to shooting your special day.

    It's not just about the Bride & Groom, it's about all of your guests, those little moments
    shared between a Father & his Daughter, before she walks down the aisle.

    It's a thousand little moments that make up your Wedding Day.

    We take pride in creating beautiful imagery and story telling albums..
    Images that your family and friends will be talking about for years to come ..
    Images that move your soul, touch the heart & quite often bring a tear to the eye.

    We love what we do !

Dasha & Ryan – A Vintage Country Wedding

Welcome to another gorgeous Real Life Wedding !

Today Dasha & Ryan have been kind enough to share their Wedding day love story with us !

Dasha & Ryan had two ceremonies.

The first an outdoor service with family and friends and then off to a (well hidden and amazing) local church for a renewal of vows

I think my favourite moment of the day was here inside the church when Dasha was getting a little teary and the window light shining on those tears ..

I’m a sucker for emotion …

So, on with the show !

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Wedding Theme:  vintage wedding

Tell us how you met

While teaching English in St Petersburg, Russia, Ryan met Dasha through mutual friends.

The proposal

A park in St Petersburg.

A simple drop to the ground on one knee(done gracefully) and those special words spoken! She said ‘yes’!!!

Much work followed as a visa application was needed, select family and friends were called upon to support the application and then the long wait for the approval from the department of Immigration.

The all important Details

Ceremony & Reception location:  Clandulla Cottages, Boyland, Qld

Gown:   Casablanca designer gown 1975, from Madame Bridal, Florida, United States. Ivory lace with champagne satin lining. Beaded shoestring straps with stylish V back.

Wedding bands and engagement rings: White gold mens band and white gold with dainty diamond. Engagement ring – white gold band with tiny diamonds set into band.

Celebrant:  Celebrant, Jaime Thomson.  Followed by Father Dan at St John the Evangelist Church, Mundoolun,  for renewal of vows.

Wedding Coordinator:  Claire McKenzie (Bridal Edge) (Claire is in the bridal industry in Brisbane)

Decorator   Claire McKenzie and Dasha. Hair:  Allure Hair and make up

Hair piece: Ivory veil, 2 tier, raw edge – Bridal party attire: Guys- pants and vest with shirt from Taro Cash and silk tie from Ensign Formal Wear.

Bridesmaid, Hana McKenzie wearing a Watters dress from Madame Bridal 5530 in colour stone.

Jewellery from Bridal Edge, Brisbane.  Garter from Wedding Desire on Etsy.

Make-up:  Allure hair and make up

Flowers:  Created by Dasha and Claire with special help from Nikita(overseas guest)

Stationery: Created by Dasha – Cake:  2 tier mud cake, turkish delight on lower tier and chocolate  on top.  Cooking with Giovanna.

Entertainment:  Sally Beaumont/Harpist and Rohan and Mitch, acoustic duo

Transport:  Limousines in Paradise for transport to Clandulla Cottages.

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Honeymoon

Rainbow beach, Debbies place.

Funniest Moment

The realisation that Geelong were playing Collingwood during the reception!!!!!

Favourite Wedding Day moment

Seeing Dasha walk down the aisle.

Special thanks to

Overseas guests for attending, from Minnesota and St Petersburg, family for supporting Dashas visa and Claire McKenzie for contributing to the many areas of our wedding.

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

Amazing natural talent with photography and control of timing.

Attention to detail is amazing. Ben is just so great to work with.

Advice for other brides-to-be

Book Ben Clark if possible or make sure you have a photographer that suits you.

You cant get all things exact for your day, but do your best so it flows beautifully.

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April 9, 2014 - 8:49 pm

claire - Absolutely amazing photography, beautiful day!

Stradbroke Island Wedding – Elyse & Bob

Welcome to another Real Life Wedding !

Today Elyse & Bob  have been kind enough to share their Wedding day love story with us !

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Theme if any: Vintage/Beach

Tell us how you met

We went to high school together.

The proposal

We regularly go to Nobby’s Beach on the Gold Coast for a swim and lunch. We often walk to the Mick Schamburg Park, which is between Miami and Burleigh, and sit up the top and enjoy the view.

On this particular day we walked to the top but I did not want to walk the few extra metres to the chairs. Bob was very determined and insisted that we needed to walk to the chairs. After much complaining I complied and we sat on the seats and enjoyed the view.

Bob told me he wanted to take a photo of me against the railing with the view in the background so I got up and by the time I turned back around he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

The Details

Ceremony location:  Deadmans Headland Reserve, North Stradbroke Island  Reception location: Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel and Spa  Gown: Wendy Makin, Bella Donna Bridal – Woolloongabba

Wedding bands and engagement rings: Diamonds International, Carindale Celebrant: Dianne Nikora Decorator: Stradbroke Island Events

Hair: Kelly and Megan Bridal party attire: Bridesmaids – After 6 Groomsmen – Roger David

Make-up: Hayley Daniells Flowers: Flowers by Serena, Morningside

Stationery: Me! Cake: Heidi Armanasco Music: Pj’s Dj Hire

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Honeymoon

A self-guided, 3 and a half week tour of Italy.

We will start in Rome and visit Sienna, Florence and Venice. We will also spend a few day in Nice, France before flying back to Rome and then home.

Favourite Wedding Day moment

Bob – Seeing Elyse walk down the aisle.

Elyse – Sharing our special day with all of our much loved family and friends.

Special thanks to

Everyone for travelling so far to share in our day.

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

Ben is super easy to work with – nothing was a trouble to him. He listened to everything that we said and had plenty of ideas to capture that perfect photo.

We really enjoyed Ben as our photographer as we got on very well and he made all of our guests feel comfortable also. Thank you J

Advice for other brides-to-be

Be organised and prepared! Don’t let the little things stress you out.

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Elyse & Bob thank you so much for sharing your wedding day with us !

Enjoy your honeymoon in Italy and I look forward to seeing you when you’re back

Ben

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April 2, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Debbie Waters - Great photo s once again

April 2, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Kathy and Greg Knappick - Excellent photos thankyou Ben you made this day very memorable. Great shots

April 3, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Cheryl Scott - Beautiful Ben. Thank you for a great afternoon and producing such memorable photos for our family

April 3, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Ben - Absolutely my pleasure !

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Clio’s on Rosemount – Jess & Heath

Welcome to another Real Life Wedding !

Today the spotlight is on Jess & Heath’s beautiful Sunshine Coast  Hinterland Wedding !

Jess and Heath have been kind enough to share their love story

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Tell us how you met

We both went to the same high school but didn’t really get along as Heath was the class clown always joking around and I was the complete opposite quiet and shy.

We knew each other but never  really moved in the same circles, eventually in our final year, yr12 in 2003 we started talking and hanging out more and then ended up starting to date on the 15th march 2003 and it all went from there.

The proposal

It was actually early in the morning on the 31st of may I was trying to sleep in as I was traveling off to a girls weekend at the coast, but Heath insisted on cooking me breakfast and getting me up early.

As I stumbled out half asleep I noticed he had made a wonderful meal for us and then he reached for my hand dripping down on one knee, I was completely shocked and surprised.

He then asked me to Marry him which I immediately replied yes! We then enjoyed the meal together before he had to head to work and I called all my family and friends before I went to celebrate with a girls weekend out at the coast!

It was perfect, relaxed and just us !!!

The all important Details

Ceremony & Reception location: Clio’s on rosemount – Gown: Stella York – Wedding bands and engagement rings: Danny’s designer jewelers tamworth

Celebrant- Darienne Davis  – Wedding Coordinator:myself – Decorator: myself

Hair: beauty on the move – Deb – Hair piece/fascinator – Etsy hair pin and Stella your vail

Bridal party attire: Casar elegance bridesmaid gowns & spurling Suits – Make-up: KJ make up artistry

Flowers: A sculpted leaf – Stationery: Clio’s on rosemount – Cake: Cake designs

Entertainment: DJ’s in your house (Scott) -Music: DJ’s in your house (Scott) – Transport: Sunshine Coast vintage limos (Trevor)

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Honeymoon

Meeru island Maldives

Funniest Moment

The speeches

Favourite Wedding Day Moment

Seeing all of our friends and family celebrating with us and having such a great time

Special thanks to

Tracey at Clio’s she has been amazing and so helpful with everything from the smallest details, she made sure it all went without a hitch. Also my family my parents for doing so much for me and making the day perfect, as well as heaths parents.

My brother for traveling all the way back from Canada, my gorgeous bridesmaids for everything and helping keep me calm:) also Ben for the amazing pictures and making us feel completely comfortable all day x

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

I just loved how there was no awkward moments, we all felt relaxed with him, so many natural shots which Is what I wanted and all the small moments he has been able to capture so I can ever forget my special day !

Advice for other brides-to-be

Just relax and what ever happens happens.

Make sure you enjoy your day as is flies by so quickly x

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Thanks Jess and Heath for sharing your story !

Wow what a day !

Jess & Heath’s wedding was so ‘them’..  Just a beautiful day shared with family & friends.

Yes Heath may have been a little too relaxed before the ceremony but hey, you can’t rush these things right Heath ?? :O)

I’m really looking forward to seeing their wedding album, it will be amazing !

Please feel free to leave a comment below for Jess & Heath ..

Clio’s on rosemount

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USA Conference March 2014 – WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International

Well it’s almost that time of year again when I head over to the USA for the annual WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) conference in Las Vegas.

For me this is a chance to hear some great international speakers and to see all the latest and greatest the industry has to offer. It’s also a couple of weeks downtime when I can shoot some travel images for myself.

This year I’m traveling with 5 other Wedding photographers and good friends, we’ll be touring from San Francisco to Vegas via a number of National Parks (Yosemite, Yellowstone) and then spending time at  the conference before heading over to New York City for 4 or 5 nights.

Over the coming week or so I’ll be posting some images from my previous trips on my Facebook Page – Follow this Link to see my FB page

I’ll be away from the 23rd of Feb and will be returning on the 11th of March so if you’d like to chat to me about your wedding now might be a good time..
I will have limited access to emails while away but I may not have the chance to check them every day.

These images were taken looking out of our hotel room in NYC on 34th Street.

New York is such an awesome place to visit & I can’t wait to get back there.

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Hillstone – Sarah & Luke

Welcome to another Real Life Wedding !

Today the spotlight is on Sarah & Luke’s beautiful Brisbane Wedding !

Tell us how you met

We worked together when we were teenagers

The proposal

Luke took me away to Fiji and flew me to Yasawa Island and proposed on our private deck as the sun set.

The Details

Ceremony location: The Broadway Chapel Woollongabba – Reception location: Hillstone St Lucia – Gown: Dress from Casar

Wedding bands and engagement rings: Handmade by Dimani Jewellery  – Celebrant: Bill Hunter

Decorator: Lombari & Co – Hair: The Powder Room

Bridal party attire: Gowns of Elegance for the girls and Roger David for the boys

Make-up: The Powder Room – Flowers: Jacqui M Design – Floral Stylist

Cake: The Grooms sister – Music: We just used our iPod

Transport: VIP Limousines

Honeymoon: The Sunshine Coast

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45 minutes for the boys to get their ties ‘just right’

I think that may be a new record ! Congratulations lads !

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I think the looks on their faces tell the story ……

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Funniest Moment

Our MC pointing out all the single ladies for a dance later on in the night

Favourite Wedding Day moment

Being announced as ‘Mr and Mrs Gittins’

Special thanks to

Our Families

What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?

We loved how candid and friendly Ben was and his ability to round us all up to get the photos done.

Advice for other brides-to-be

Relax and enjoy the experience

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Sarah & Luke thanks so much for sharing your wedding day with us !

Please leave a comment below for our newlyweds !

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February 4, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Caroline - Gorgeous, stunning photos…I have my favourites already! Congratulations Sarah and Luke..and well done Ben, great moments captured forever…

February 5, 2014 - 6:18 pm

karen sargaison - Wow, Sarah looks amazing!! So love Sarah’s dress!!

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