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Brisbane Wedding Photographer – Best of 2018


Hello, Matt here.


2018 sure was one crazy year!

Déus Photography is now a thing of the past and Light Pictures was born. It wasn’t our choice to do it, but so be it, I like our new handle!

I will be honest though, it greatly impacted us a lot. After the previous year of being booked to capacity for the first time!, everything got flipped on it’s head. We had to remove all reference of “Deus” from our work, all the way back to the start. Because of this, many awesome clients who were spreading the word for us, and ones who eventually tracked us down, said “Where did you go? We have been sending out our praise to everyone but they couldn’t find you! You just vanished!”


That’s a hard thing to hear as a small business owner, with all the years of hard work we put into building up a reputation, “wow”ing our clients, only for most of it to vanish before our eyes. So, 2018 has actually really been a struggle – we have just kept things alive, a very soul challenging time.  I can also tell you that managing a business by yourself, whilst looking after 2 young kids part of every week, sure keeps your hands full!

But I wouldn’t give that up for the world. I love my two tykes Louis and Layla so much, every moment I get to spend with them is a blessing. It’s just so amazing being able to do what I do to be able to be a work at home dad. It means being able to spend so much time with them in these precious years, it’s perfect!

But with all these things considered, I have decided to drop my hours down to just part time. This is just for a while to see how things go. I think it will be a positive thing all round. Quality not Quantity, I say!


There was another side to 2018 too, a hugely positive side.

Firstly I must start with gratitude. Gratitude I have for the privilege of being given all the love and trust from so many amazing couples.

Once again I was able to travel. I saw so many new and beautiful parts of our country, for that I am so thankful. Just to mention though, one recent month I clocked over 4000 km’s in my car!

I have been a big part of some extremely amazing days and seen so much Love…and I still to this day have not had a “Bridezilla”!


Looking back through all these photos, I am proud of what I have to show off to you. My work sure has come a long way since my first wedding around 9 years ago. And with everything that has been going on, I’m proud of what I have accomplished. And all from what really wasn’t a heap of weddings.

I am just soooo happy that I have recorded so many memories, for all my love birds out there in marriage bliss to keep.

I am very thankful that I have been able to a part of them all.


A big “Thanks!” to everyone in my life for all your support. A huge thanks to my sister Hannah, who had a baby only a few months ago. Han, you are amazing. I’m also very much looking forward to shooting with you again when you can, soon I hope!

Thank you to my brother Damien, for moving in with me all the way from Sydney, having you here as a friend and with all your support, has meant the world to me.

Thanks to my mate Pete Oakman, my 2nd shooter, road trip partner and general partner in crime, your talent, support and help has been priceless…a fair few of the pics belong to you bud!

And I couldn’t forget my wonderful mother! Love you Mum, muchly.

I also want to thank the World, for Symmetry, light, “WOW”‘s, colour, kisses, flowers, Fuji, talent, Love!


2018 has actually been a fun ride. It’s always challenging being a Brisbane Wedding Photographer, but I love a challenge…riding the Roller-coaster of life!


And I would like to leave you with, “Trust me, I remind myself every day of how lucky I am, to be able to do what I do, and that I have been blessed with such an awesome family.”

I am eagerly looking forward to 2019, with my chin up and hope in my heart.


Everyone please spread the word! “We have not gone anywhere, we are still doing what we do and we want to be a part of more wonderful journeys for many years to come!”


Below are a bunch of snapshots in time, all from REAL weddings. They all tell a story and bring back amazing memories, and I think they all belong on a wall…..somewhere. Pictures with Light!



There are some beautiful locations up above that’s for sure. But if you are planning a wedding, or know someone who is, have a look at a great feature we have done on some Venues up in our area of the world, Byron Bay. It’s well worth a look, and just over HERE.


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  • Ash - You are an extremely talented artist Matt, and an absolute joy to work with. We are thrilled that you were there to capture our day for us. Happy new year!ReplyCancel

Blue Mountains Wedding – Dave and Ash – Megalong Valley


It was lovely to get back to the area I was born and grew up in, the stunning Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Ashley married David at the beautiful Dryridge Estate Winery out in the Megalong Valley, with The Great Dividing Range surrounding them.

The weather was chaotic yet addictive, windy and calm, rainy with stars to finish.

Ash is wearing an elegant beaded gown by one of my favourite designers Karen Willis Holmes, Ash what a stunner you are!!

Dave is in a very cool, blue M.J. Bale Suit, and he and the boys have custom Peggy and Finn Ties and pockets with Australian native prints, matching the handmade bouquets with all of the Aussie fauna included.

Dave’s wedding band is extremely custom made by Zoe Pook, featuring a surround of meteorite and Ash’s fingerprint hand engraved into the middle…what a ring!

Ash and Dave, thanks for having me along on your wonderful day, for the trust and inspiration, for having such welcoming and hospitable families and friends. I will never forget your day.

I hope you like these few teasers for now. More to come soon.


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  • Jenny - Stars and the vines at night is a beautiful photo.ReplyCancel

  • Sally - These pictures are stunning Matt. I hope you enjoyed Ashley and Dave’s wedding weekend as much as we did. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos later.
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  • Angela - I love all of these shots! Exquisite work Matt. It was lovely to meet you. Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Ben - I like the natural atmosphere
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  • Marko - Great photo’s, especially the intimate photo on the dance floor and the perfect circle framing from the sun.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Congrats guys!! Looks like an amazing day, wonderfully captured! That one on the hill with the sun is beautiful. Can’t wait to see the rest xxReplyCancel

  • Ash - They’re lovely Matt. I can’t wait to see more. 🙂
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  • Leonil - As a fashion photographer and occasional wedding photographer myself, it was so much fun watching Matt work and getting a chance to see how he shoots a wedding.
    I love how the first dance and the star portrait turned out. So thankyou for the amazing photos and letting me take a glimpse at how it was done, from one photographer to another, it was bokehlicious.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Such beautiful photos! Absolutely amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Toni - Beautiful photos. Looks like it was a wonderful wedding. Congratulations to the Bride and Groom.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Love love love these photos. Especially the one of Ashley framed in the doorway, the beautiful one on the dance floor and the one outside at night with the stars twinkling down from above. Pure Magic!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene - Great photos captured awesome memories of a great event. The night shot with the stars is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette - Beautiful photos Matt, very unique which is just what is important for such a special day. It was fun seeing you at work, loving what you do has come out in your photos, Cheers Bernadette (Dave & Ashley’s wedding)
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  • Fallon - Beautiful pictures of beautiful people!
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  • Mel - Beautiful work capturing a beautiful couple! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - Wonderful memories of your special day, captured in romantic photos, in the best setting in the worldReplyCancel

  • Lorena - You’ve truly created a beautiful memory for the couple
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  • Jim Lee - This was a magical and memorable day, captured by the wonderful photos. Eagerly waiting to see more ….ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - Love the night shots!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - These shots capture the most beautiful day perfectly xReplyCancel

  • Light Pictures - Thanks for all the love guys n gals, so good to see such wonderful support, for both myself and Ash and Dave. MattReplyCancel

Country Style Wedding – Narbeh and Talin – Somersby NSW


Talin and Narbs are no longer two people, they are ONE!

They married each other on a stunning property, The Somersby Stables, in Somersby NSW, what a place!!

The huge barn was seriously decked out with flowers galore, by the very talented Piccolo Petalo, there will be more to come of that later.

Talin and Narbeh joined with vows that were both humorous but also brought us all to tears. Kind words said by a dear friend of theirs who married them all but a few legal must gets.

I love these two, so kind and thoughtful, always worrying about everyone else instead of kicking back and enjoying their huge epic ride that was their wedding day. But lucky Pete and I were there to snap a few pics of the day in case they missed anything.

Talin is wearing a very elegant Alyssa Kristin gown from Love Marie Bridal Boutique and Narbs looked very dashing in his perfectly fitting blue suit by Brent Wilson – what a perfect match!

So much class!

So much love too, and romance, and the weather was superb. Thanks Sydney for putting it on for all of us on their special day!

Everyone partied the night on in the barn, lots of Armenian charm on the dance-floor, and the food by Sprout was soooo darn good!

Thanks Talin and Narbs, for having Pete and I along, and for being so hospitable, it was a lot of fun!

A few pics here of the day, an attempt to show off the intensity and love of your day, more to come soon.


Somersby is one beautiful location that’s for sure, but there is also a great feature we have done on another epic part of NSW just over HERE. Please, do have a look.

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  • Talin Abovian - So, so, SO incredibly chuffed and honoured to have had the pleasure of meeting, working with and being shot by Matt and Pete. Holy moly – what truly amazing photographers, and they took all the time to not only snap the day but also to scout out the perfect locations on the property, getting just the right shot at just the right moment. I mean, the one on the lake – breathtaking.

    You both fit right in to our families too 🙂 loved by one and all!
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  • Lachlan - What a stunning testament to a special day! These are eminently beautiful photographs. Wonderful stuff!
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  • Crissha - Piccolo Petalo Florals - Two words: BLOWN AWAY! I’ve been busting to see your captures from this day Matt and you have not disappointed. It was SO nice meeting you and I’m honoured to have my work captured in yours for this (most favourite ever) couple. Your professionalism, friendliness and just general awesomeness on the day won’t ever be forgotten by myself and my team, it’s always a blessing to work with such lovely wedding peeps.Okay so now I have to go and wipe whatever is leaking from my eyes after looking at these photos, I’M NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING!! haha <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

Sydney Wedding Photography – Dan and Candice AKA “Ruffy and Candy” – Cottage Point, NSW



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The gods must have had a tough night before Candy and Ruffy’s big day. Pete and I drove down from QLD through bush-fires, sweltering heat and with the prediction of 50km/h winds the next day, we were braced for a crazy day.

Well it was one crazy day, but the force was strong!
Here’s a few elements to give you an idea.


Winds 50km/hr
Tree down blocking the road to reception
Chainsaws
Airport delays
No mobile reception
Calm groom
Friends chipping in
‘The cottage’ of Cottage point
Kuring-gai Motor Yacht Club
Calming deep breaths
Cute flower girls and page boys
Ancestral Veil
Epic flowers by The Brides collection
Winds still blowing  – up to 100km/hr  – forecast to be the worst at 3:30
Celebrant Maureen Boyle getting everyone in the moment – with speaker on Max!
Beautiful vows
Candy’s mum put on her engagement ring after the wedding rings
Stunning wooden Boats
Walking in the water – bridal party and photographers
Sand island
Did I mention windy?
Sunset photos on a cliff
Full moon
Festoon lights
Paella
Epic band – Thanks Sly Dogs
Power blackout
Great speeches by phone light
Lights back on
Drink the night away…


Awesomely planned, managed, decorated and catered by Ash from Poco Uno Creative

Thanks to Candice and Dan and your families for having us along on a “big grins roller-coaster day in wonderland”.
Besides the words, here’s a few pics we took of the day.



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Cottage Point is one epic location that’s for sure, but there is also a great feature we have done on another epic part of NSW just over HERE. Please, do have a look.

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    Coffs Harbour Wedding – Alex and Rachel – a few frames

    Coffs Harbour Wedding – Alex and Rachel at Villa Vivanté


    Last weekend Rachel and Alex were married in a very beautiful part of the world, up in Villa Vivanté, a stunning spot all the way up on the top of the Coffs Harbour hilltops.

    Along side them were their two beautiful little girls, gum-nut babies!

    Rachel and Alex chose a first look up at the Villa. Alex was in shock as his stunning bride Rachel walked down the stairs to him.

    We were able to sneak away down to the beach for a couple of pics, just the two of them in their lovely space, with each other.

    We then headed back up to the Villa for the very emotional ceremony, touching and charismatic words by Alison Bartlett.

    …and then of course, a huge party that went all night long.


    Thank you, Rachel and Alex, for the privilege of being able to be a part of your epic day in paradise.

    More of the whole wedding, and some of the best Coffs Harbour wedding photography I have seen, will be coming your way very soon, but for now a no doubt eagerly awaited few pics of the day.

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     Also big thanks to Lauren from North Coast Luxury Weddings for putting on such an amazing day, the attention to detail you have is astounding.


    Villa Vivanté is one epic wedding venue that’s for sure, but there is also a great feature we have done on another epic part of NSW just over here. Please, do have a look.

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    • Rachel lamond - Without doubt, the best photography I’ve ever seen (I’m not biased).

      Matt, when I first visited your site I read your intro and knew you loved love and it shows in your work, you truly are a blessed artist and I am so grateful you shared your gift with us.

      Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts -Team LamondReplyCancel

    Country wedding in Dubbo NSW – Mick and Amy

    Country wedding in Dubbo NSW – Mick and Amy – a few frames


    It was “LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT” for these two when they met.

    Amy was working with explosives, and Mick was a driller.

    Mick couldn’t talk to Amy for a whole year, he was just too shy, despite Amy’s efforts! He would walk away from her!

    They slowly saw how much they were alike, that they adored each others qualities, and eventually became good buds.

    Mick called Amy “the bomb chick!”

    When Mick was forced to move to the other side of the country for work, it got to them both, they couldn’t live without each other.

    Amy chased him all the way to W.A.

    The rest is history. The epic backyard party in the super friendly country town of Dubbo NSW was a party I will not forget.

    My whole trip and my experience with these wonderful bunch of people, is something I am very thankful for.

    Amy and Mick, it’s still explosive, as much as I can see love can be.

    …and as for the drilling…


    Hope these few keep you keen for a while until more come soon.

    Thank you for letting me be a part of such a memorable day, and weekend.


    …Also, everyone keep an eye out for dinosaurs around here, they may pop up at any time!



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    Amy and Mick wanted to mention:

    Bridal Dress – Louise Nuku Designs
    Bridesmaids dresses – Sheike
    Amy’s Shoes – Vizzan Brazil

    Groom & Groomsmen suits – Brittons Formalwear Perth

    Cake by – Mary Walsh Brisbane

    Some of the local Dubbo talent that made all this so grand and personal are:

    Hair / Make-up by Bronwyn Davis makeup & Jacqueline Munro
    Jewellery (incl. rings) Shain Forth @ Leon Baker Jewelers
    Florist – Amy and her girls
    Wedding planner / Event stylist – Amy
    Catering – Kel Anderson
    Videographer – Brittany Maree Smith


    If you are looking for wedding venues all over Aus, also take a look at a feature in one of our recent articles on Byron Wedding Venues, it’s worth a peep.

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