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20 November 2013

~Wedding colours that photograph well~ *Guest Blog* {Gold Coast Wedding Photographer}

As you all know, I LOVE providing fresh info and tips (as well as gorgeous images) to all of you lovely brides-to-be. So I am SUPER excited to share this guest post by Kristine from Simply Bridal (written specifically for you) with you.

xo Martinia

Wedding Colours That Photograph Well

Selecting perfect colours for your wedding day can seem to be a very tough decision for most brides. At times it can seem completely overwhelming searching for inspiration, as there are so many amazing options. There are so many different variables to consider and the options really are endless. For example, one bride may go out in search of bridesmaid dresses and base the colour palette around that, when another bride may pick her colour scheme based on the flowers she plans on incorporating into her big day.

Sometimes brides ask which colours photograph the best and the answer to that is pretty much any colour excluding black and white. Due to the high contrast in these colours, they tend to not photograph as well. Also, when photographing black and white you’ll notice the images tend to lack the ability to capture as much detail.

One of the best ways to go about determining your colour palette is to start with the season you’re getting hitched in. If your wedding is in the spring or summer, don’t be afraid to use more vibrant colours as opposed to if your wedding was in the fall or winter where more classic and rich hues are more appropriate. Pastels are also a great option as well, and by matching your bridal bouquet to your bridesmaids you’ll have fluid and eye-catching wedding photos.

Pinks and Oranges are great colours to use for a summer wedding. Not only do they fit the time of the year, but these shades usually photograph beautifully. They tend to show detail really well and the brightness of these hues create a jovial and celebratory atmosphere.

If you’re planning on having a fall wedding, consider warm tones such as chocolate brown, burgundy and bronze. By going with a warm toned-down colour scheme, you will make your guests feel right at home as well as fit right into the stunning scenic background this season offers.

As long as you select colours that complement each other and suit the overall theme and feel of your big day, your wedding photos should come out beautifully. And don’t forget to add that million-dollar smile to top it all off!

About SimplyBridal is an online retailer of quality wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, and bridal accessories. Started in Los Angeles in 2011, SimplyBridal now ships to North America, much of Europe, and parts of Asia. SimplyBridal’s dresses have been featured on Style Me Pretty, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, and Wedding Chicks.

06 November 2013

~Kimberley & Shem ~ *Engaged* {Gold Coast Wedding Photographer}

Excuse me while I squeal...Eeeepppp!! I'm so excited for Kimberley & Shem's wedding in December up in Redland Bay! I've had the pleasure of getting Kimberley in front of my camera twice now. Once for this engagement shoot and again Sunday for a family portrait session. Both times we laughed and had a ball. (Sidenote: Laughing with my clients...tops on my fav list!) These two (who both have a photography passion...which always makes me nervous, sshh!) are so so SO in love and it shows through in this session.

xo Martinia

29 October 2013

~Stephanie & Michael~ *Engaged* {Gold Coast Wedding Photographer}

I can't wait to share this E-Session with you all. This super cute couple make my job seem easy. We had a fabulous time cruising around the very picturesque Burleigh Headland. They're so fun & SO in love. Try...just try, not to fall in love with them! I did!! <3

xo Martinia

15 October 2013

~Toni + Darren + Charlotte~ *Vow Renewal* {Gold Coast Wedding Photographer}

With my own 5 year wedding anniversary approaching (26/10), I think about what our future may bring. If it is anything like this amazing family of 3, we'll be pinching ourselves. I had the beautiful pleasure of photographing this 25 year wedding vow renewal at the recently refurbished Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort. It was filled with so much love, laughter, joy & family togetherness! And if that wasn't enough, we had two performances from their daughter, Charlotte...a poem reading AND a song! IT WAS FABULOUS! Here's to the amazing team that help make it happen:

Dresses - Strictly Bridal by Ann Wilson
Hair & Make Up - Allure Professional Hair & Make-up Artists

xo Martinia