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.