Mr & Mrs Grasso - 5th October 2019 - Townsville Wedding

Chris & Lori exchanges vows recently and I was invited along to capture their special day!

Fun morning with Chris and his groomsmen followed by just as much fun had capturing Lori and her gorgeous bridesmaids. Lori is such a beautiful person inside and out and when she walked out in her gown.. OMG Stunning!! The ceremony location was the lovely Anderson Gardens under a rain tree with family and friends. Their fur baby and flower girl Nala looked so cute with her little flower collar and she did a great job walking the aisle and is such a well behaved pooch!! Gorgeous ceremony followed by an awesome afternoon of location photos with amazing light leading us into sunset! The reception looked stunning, food was on point and the desserts… well let me just say the yummy desserts accompanied with traditional Italian treats made by family was amazeballs and I may have overindulged!!! The night carried on with great live music by Jeremy Romeo getting moves popping on the dance floor mixed with fun in the photo booth from In the Booth, it was a fun night had by all! I loved the sparkler exit we captured at the end for this gorgeous couple and it was a perfect finish to a perfect day!


Congrats Mr & Mrs Grasso!!

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Urban Miss

Hair Stylist - Podium Hair

Wedding Dress - Bridal Palace

Suits - Michaels Mens Wear

Florist - Blossom Shoppe

Cake Artist - Samantha Fowler

Ceremony location - Anderson Gardens, Townsville

 Reception Venue - The Ville Resort-Casino

Photographer - Tella Photography

Videographer - Infuzed Media

Wedding Decorators - Wedding Works Creative

Caterers - The Ville Resort-Casino

Wedding Rings - JBD

Live Music - Jeremy Romeo

Mr & Mrs Jensen - 24th September 2019 - Fiji Wedding

I first met Emma & James in Fiji last year when they were guests at Emma’s cousin’s wedding which I captured. I loved James sense of humor and Emma is a lovely soul so we hit it off and when they seen the photos from the wedding they asked if I would come back to Fiji in 2019 to capture their special day! I was like “HELL TO THE YEAH”!!

The lead up to the wedding we discussed the big day and how they just wanted a chilled day and for everyone to enjoy themselves which is exactly what their special day was! Chilling with James and his mates in the his room sharing a bottle of aged port was a good start to the day! Got some shots of James with his mates in the background throwing banter before heading to Emma. Emma is such a lovely happy lady and with her hair, makeup and the dress, well she really glowed and I was certain James would shed a tear as he watched her walk down the aisle!

Short buggy ride up to the Chapel with the amazing views is where James and Emma said I do with their closet friends and family present! After the ceremony the guests headed to the Sundowner bar for pre reception drinks and I suggested that James & Emma join them as we had heaps of time and they could spend some time with their guests before whisking them away for photos and to chase the Fiji Sunset!!

The grounds and gardens of the Outrigger are gorgeous so there was ample opportunity for great shots just within the resort. We jumped back on the buggy and headed up the hill again to a sneaky little spot where the Outrigger take their B&G’s to get an awesome shot of the sunset overlooking the local Villages.

Their entrance to the reception was soon accompanied with traditional dancers showcasing dances from Fiji and the surrounding Islands with guests being asked to join them which was fun to capture. The same dancers are also Fire Dancers and their show was smoking hot to say the least!! Pun Intended!! :P

The traditional dishes with the buffet were tasty and with the drinks flowing and the tunes pumping, the night was one to remember!! Such an honour to have been asked to travel to Fiji once again to capture James & Emma’s special day! Thank you Mr & Mrs Jensen for choosing my wife and I to be a part of your special day!


Congrats Mr & Mrs Jensen!!

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Totoka Hair and make up

Hair Stylist - Totoka Hair and make up

Wedding Dress - Made with Love

Suits - Myer

Florist - Outrigger Resort

Cake Artist - Outrigger Resort

Ceremony location - Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Chapel

 Reception Venue - Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Outrigger Resort

Caterers - Outrigger Resort

Wedding Rings - Bartlett Jewellers

Fire Dancers - Rhythm of the pacific

Mr & Mrs Finlay - 14th September - Mt Isa Wedding

Last week I traveled to the outback location of Mt Isa to capture a lovely couple say I do!! I’d never been to Mt Isa before so I was a bit excited and also a little nervous as to what was in store for locations for the wedding! I arrived the day before the big day and did a drive around with the bride to be Leeusha and her maid of honour Leonie who is a photographer herself so my mind was put to ease knowing I was in good hands to find some great locations for after the ceremony and we found some crackers!!

I attended the ceremony rehearsal to scope out the location and also meet the bridal party. Just from this brief meeting I knew the big day was going to be fun and I was spot on!!

The day started with Malcolm and his groomsmen at their home with fur baby Dig joining in on the group shots! Great bunch of men and had some good laughs while getting ready! Loved that Malcolm’s mother was present to help him get ready and be part of the photos! We did a quick stop to get some photos with Malcolm’s grandmother which was a very special and emotional moment.

Next stop was Leeusha and her bride tribe who were getting ready at the Ibis in town. Such a lovely group of ladies who aren’t shy of having a good belly laugh and having a great time! Leeusha looked gorgeous and I loved that she was so chill and happy! She was marrying the man of her dreams, why wouldn’t she be happy! We did a first look with Leeusha dad and he started to tear up which was so sweet and Leeusha had to try all the tricks in the book to stop her tears!

Awesome ceremony at the camp draft grounds with 150 of their friends and family watching the special moment. Loved the arbor which was handmade by Leeusha and Malcolm! I had to step in and help out when Leeusha was trying to fit Malcolm’s ring on the wrong hand and I whispered while still shooting, “Wrong hand”. Good laugh when they realized and a great memory of the day. The afternoon was spent capturing the newlyweds with their awesome bridal party in locations that I felt really reflected Mt Isa, red dirt, ant hills and all!

Back to the camp draft grounds for an evening of fun, beer on tap, good old country dancing and just a hell of a great time! Such an awesome day and my first Mt Isa wedding capturing the awesome Mr & Mrs Finlay is definitely one to remember!!


Congrats Mr & Mrs Finaly!!

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Leonie Kretschmann

Hair Stylist - Bron Meyers - Bronze Salon

Wedding Dress - Luv Bridal

Suits - Tarocash

Florist - Friend

Cake Artist - Family member

Ceremony location - Mt Isa Camp-draft grounds

Ceremony Officiant - Father Mick Lowcock

 Reception Venue - Mt Isa Camp-draft grounds

Photographer - Tella Photography

Videographer - JC Filmz

Wedding Decorators - Andii Mihay Events

Caterers - Discovery Parks

Wedding Rings - Prouds Mount Isa

Live Musicians- Pacific Groove

Cold Beverages - Kombi Keg

Mr & Mrs Cocks - 17th August 2019 - Townsville Wedding

I had the absolute pleasure of capturing the gorgeous Melissa & Steve say their I do’s recently here in Townsville surrounded by close friends and family! Melissa & Steve contacted me and booked in their wedding without meeting me and when we finally met at her cousins wedding (which I was capturing) and we hit it off, I knew I was going to have an awesome time capturing their special day and I was spot on!!

Such a fun day with heaps of laughter and cheeky banter starting with Steve, his brother and his father helping get them ready and keeping them check in the morning and the laughter continued throughout the day! Melissa looked absolutely stunning and she rocked her dress from Luv Bridal!! What I really loved about the day was the love that each family had not only for each other but for each other’s life partner. Such loving and kind families becoming one for equally lovely and beautifully kind people!! It was an honour to be a part of Melisa and Steve’s special day! Another special part of the day that needs a mention was the Harley Davidson escort Melissa received leading her to the ceremony. People were rubber necking and stopping in their tracks to witness this epic entrance!!

What more can I say than awesome couple, awesome bridal party, awesome day, awesome night and just all round AMAZEBALLS!!!


Congrats Mr & Mrs Cocks!!

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Urban Miss Makeup

Hair Stylist - The Lace Creative

Wedding Dress - Luv Bridal

Suits - Connor

Florist - Townsville Flower Market

Cake Artist - Debra's Cake Creations

Ceremony location - Burke Street Headland, The Strand, Townsville

Ceremony Officiant - Jan Price

 Reception Venue - The Surf Club, The Strand, Townsville

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Wedding Works

Caterers - Cuisine to Go

Wedding Rings - Michael Hill Jewellers

DJ- @mosphere Mobile Disco Entertainment

Transport - Hummer Events

Candle Maker - Sheahr Bonanno

Mr & Mrs Pendrey - 27th July 2019 - Townsville Wedding

Tory and Jessica tied the knot recently at the awesome venue that is the NQ Elite Rodeo grounds up at Harvey’s Range! Such a lovely young couple and it was a such a fun day with lots of laughs and giggles!! Started at the grounds where Tory and his groomsmen were getting ready and such an awesome area for photos. How cute does Tory’s fur baby Dozer look in his little pink tie standing next to his dad!! Back to Jessica’s parents house where the ladies were finishing off hair and makeup! Jessica is a hairdresser and so are her 2 sisters who in were in the bridal party also and it was a nice touch seeing them do each others hair for the big day. We created a first look for Jessica’s dad and as you can see in the photos he was totally taken away with how gorgeous his daughter looked!! Bit of fun with the family before heading back to the Rodeo grounds to capture their ceremony in front of the awesome barn doors. We let the newlyweds mingle with their guests for a few drinks and to taste the awesome food platters before getting some great shots around the venue then heading to the lookout to make the most of the awesome view that was just minutes away! The reception was inside the barn and I just love the relaxed feeling this venue offers and with the wood fires scattered around to help with the late night cool that was creeping in, it was a comfortable and relaxed night! LOVED the Mimosa Bar where guests had ingredients laid out for everyone to make their own awesome bevvy!!! The cake looked amazing and the sparkly cupcakes that were made by Jessica’s mum were a hit!! As you can see in the photos there was a little mishap when cutting the cake. The knife handle broke while trying to cut the cake the reaction was priceless!! I was shooting the first dance and moving around the couple when I had an idea to shoot from outside the barn with the awesome barndoors pulled closed just enough to frame the gorgeous couple! I think it turned out pretty sweet!! The father daughter dance was perfect and the love Jessica’s Dad has for her was evident and made me think of the day when I’m up doing the same dance with our daughters on their special day!! (That will be a LONG time yet LOL) Just before I left the dance floor was kicking off with nearly everyone getting up to some great tunes supplied by Travis the DJ and I just had to stick around and capture the fun and heel kicking! Great day, great night and an amazing couple! Honoured to have been a part of your special day Tory and Jessica!


Congrats Mr & Mrs Pendrey!!

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Suarve Beauty Connection

Hair Stylist - Melann Hair and Beauty

Wedding Dress - Luv Bridal

Suits - YD

Florist - Love Lane Designs

Cake Artist - Family

Ceremony location - North Queensland Elite Rodeo Grounds

Ceremony Officiant - Chris Gleeson

 Reception Venue - North Queensland Elite Rodeo Grounds

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Family

Caterers - Coast to Coast the Golden Roast Townsville

Wedding Rings - Fjm Jewellery

DJ- @mosphere Mobile Disco Entertainment

Mr & Mrs Howell - 20th July 2019 - Townsville Wedding

Recently I captured the awesome couple that is Amy & Dave become Mr & Mrs Howell here in Townsville! From out first meeting and the fun afternoon we had for their engagement shoot I could tell it would be an absolute joy to capture their special and I was right on the money!! Such lovely, kind people and they clearly are smitten with each other from their cute connection I seen when photographing them. The big day was amazing from the start with the weather being spot on right through to the amazing setup at their reception!! Fun was had with Dave and his groom tribe in the morning using the awesome Ville buildings for our backdrop. Up to the presidential suite to capture Amy and her bride tribe who were chill and excited for the big day! Amy looked stunning in her dress and as you can see in the first look I arranged for her bridesmaids and her father, they also agreed she looked stunning!! The Sacred Heart Cathedral was the gorgeous location where they said their I do’s before heading to Anzac park to meet their fur baby Pummba for some family photos! How cute did he look in his little mini suit and bow tie!!! After some fun in the park with the newlyweds and their fun bridal party, we headed to Jezzine Barracks to catch the awesome sunset before heading back to The Ville for their reception. The reception looked amazing with great attention to detail!! Great night with some funny speeches and Amy & Dave wowed their guests with their choreographed first dance. Was an honour to be a part of such an awesome couple’s special day!!


Congrats Mr & Mrs Howell!!

VENDORS FROM  THE DAY

Makeup Artist - Urban Miss Makeup

Hair Stylist - Studio V For Hair

Wedding Dress - Wedding Gowns By Melinda

Suits - InStitchu

Florist - Hooked on Wedding Florals

Cake Artist - Cute As A Cupcake Australia

Ceremony location - Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville

Ceremony Officiant - Father Rod Ward

 Reception Venue - The Ville Resort Casino, Townsville

Photographer - Tella Photography

Wedding Decorators - Dreamscene Events

Caterers - The Ville Resort Casino

Wedding Rings - Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers

DJ- @mosphere Mobile Disco Entertainment