Vendor of the Week – Shutter + Lace Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Happy Monday Dotties! Are you enjoying the change in season (wherever you may be?) or do you hate it? I love Winter! Nothing makes me happier than boots, cardigans and fluffy socks!

Before we get into the week, let’s take a peek at one of our beautifully talented members of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Ms Polka Dot’s Directory has pages full of everything from Jewellery to Cakes to Styling & Hire to Stationery & Paper Goods to Celebrants and so much more! Visit it today and have a look for the wedding vendors that can help pull your wedding together!

Beautiful photography never fails to suck me in, which is why I am delighted to introduce Queensland photography studio Shutter + Lace Photography to you today! Owner Lillie captures candid moments, the crinkly nose laughter, the looks of shock and surprise. But she also captures stunning portraits making use of her surroundings – urban splendor, Mother Nature’s beauty and rolling waves on deserted beaches. It’s the moments in between the big ones that are important and I love seeing the full day in it’s glory as Lillie captures it.

We asked Lillie at Shutter + Lace Photography five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?
Burnt Orange Cosmo – sooo delicous!

Your favourite weekend getaway?
Being a Wedding Photographer there are not many weekends I can get away – however when I can, Airlie Beach would have to be my all time favourite. Summit Apartments is a great place to stay with views out into the harbour (affordable too), and you can’t go past the food at Capers.

Favourite restaurant?
Mecca Bah at The Emporium in Fortitude Valley. Yummy Morrocan/Middle Eastern cuisine – which also has restaurants in other parts of Australia.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
I’m not really a breaky person – but I can’t go past freshly ground coffee (brewed by my gorgeous boyfriend) as the perfect start to my Sunday.

Your favourite wedding story?
Each love story of my couples is so unique – however a very memorable moment happened recently at the wedding of Lauren & Josh. The ceremony took place in a large church, Southside Brisbane. The mood in the church was very light hearted – I have never seen a couple (or their guests) laugh so much during a ceremony. As the couple were about to be pronounced husband and wife, the vicar remembered he hadn’t instructed them to exchange rings! Even though the ceremony didn’t quite go to plan – I hope the moment will bring a wide smile to their faces when they look back on it.

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Snapshot Sunday – Jump For Your Love

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by David Moore Photography

Jess and Mark’s Urban Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Jess & Mark

Graffiti always fascinates me – especially when it is legal and done like an incredible piece of street art. When Jess Kearney submitted this urban style engagement shoot I was thrilled! Jess explains “Mark and I first met  on a Saturday at a children’s indoor playcentre, Mark is a dad of two and I was a working as a nanny at the time. He came in and sat at the table next to me and we got chatting. When I left Mark gave me his business card as he later told me he was too nervous to stand up and type my number in his phone for fear of displaying his shaking hands.”

“We met up for dinner the following Friday night and didn’t part until the Sunday; we both just didn’t want to leave each other. We have been attached at the hip ever since! Mark and I didn’t have a traditional engagement, it was more of a discussion and joint decision that we wanted to get married. ”

“Engagement portraits didn’t even register as an idea for me so Jess originally took our photos for our wedding invite. We are having a colourful daytime wedding and we wanted the photos to reflect that so Jess suggested the Valley with all of its graffiti laden lanes and buildings..”

Photographer: Jess Kearney

Kristin and Robert’s Farm Engagement Photos

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Kristin & Robert

I love when couple’s use their engagement photographs to show something that is important to them, the way they live, the way they are, the way they love.  Robert’s parents own the farm on which Kristin and Robert held their engagement session. The cold, fog and gloom only made for more beautiful photographs.

Kristin and Robert’s photographs come to us from Alexandra Hunt Photography. Alexandra tells their story “Perhaps she never dreamed that she’d end up marrying a British farmer, but self-proclaimed “city girl” Kristin fell head over heels for Robert, and when he proposed one sunny July morning over breakfast, she didn’t hesitate before saying “yes!”

Robert and Kristin’s session was held on dark, gloomy, pouring-rain-I’d-rather-be-inside-with-hot-cocoa sort of day. Nevertheless, we pressed on, and held their session outdoors on the family farm. We shot in a misty field ringed with shadowy trees, by the faded aqua barns, by a grain silo, horse trailer, and tractor barn. Umbrellas, wellington boots, and a couple of the cutest piglets you’ll ever see (Robert’s family raises rare purebred pigs) completed their unique session.” Kristin and Robert married on St Patrick’s Day in British Columbia.