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A Dream [world] Wedding.

White Tigers. Tower of TERROR. Candy. Dreamworld. Rollercoaster. Carousel. 

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Tiffany & Clifford

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Who would’ve thought of…a dream[world] wedding? I would like to think my use of puns is quite witty, but looking at the clock and noting that it is almost 4am…the reality is that I am probably not so witty. Anyway, we filmed Tiffany & Clifford’s pre-wedding and wedding day video back in August (and we had a blast), but their wedding day is being exclusively reported by a certain magazine so we’re unable to share with you anything just yet. So with no photos or videos from their wedding day to share, Tiff, Cliff  and little Zy decided in the meantime that it would be a rad idea to do a wedding photo session at Dreamworld with us. Okay this is a long blog post, but I couldn’t help myself…there are just too many amazing photos and I didn’t know how to pick!

For the full set, please check out our FACEBOOK PAGE

Little Zy had cleverly brought a map of dreamworld for us, but we decided that we would just go with the flow and explore for ourselves as we had the whole day to work with… First stop, the candy shop of course! It was such a hot day that I think we spent more than $50 on water.

The staff at Dreamworld were extremely welcoming, and even let us on the carousel by ourselves.

I don’t mind going on Dodgem cars and carousels..but to be honest I’m not a ride person and Cliff isn’t one either.. But fortunately for me, I had a legitimate excuse NOT to go on the rollercoaster… we climbed up a few flights of stairs and found an awesome spot to take this one shot of the rollercoaster….So props to Cliff for being so brave!….Here we are checking out the rollercoaster..and how fast it goes….Because of where we were standing…we only had about 3 seconds to make the shot work.

Don’t underestimate the ride above just because it’s in the kids section. Just watching Cliff, Tiff & Zy spinning around made me dizzy!

Comment if you can spot little Zy on the ride below!

 

By Bottle-of-fun-Chaddy.

 

 

 

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Limo Hire Melbourne - December 11, 2011 - 9:37 am

Beautiful bride. Great wedding photograph.

Tiffany & Clifford Wedding Day Highlight | oliverkuo.com.au - June 7, 2012 - 2:46 pm

[…] from August last year. We had so much fun working with you on your wedding day, as well as at your pre-wedding photo-shoot at Dreamworld earlier this […]

A picture of Dungog…speaks a thousand words

‘I like you because you like me too’. 22 Hours. Wedding.

Amy & Warwick.

Leila the minature-pony-dowry.Dungog. Newcastle. Cattle. Quartpot Downs. 2000 acre farm. 

Triple R Beef. FIREWORKS. The best man wearing a Garter??? HUH?!!?!

It will all make sense soon… I promise. In the meanwhile, here is a teaser, a snapshot of Dungog where the grass is greener than green and the sky is…bluer than blue.

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Jessica & Jacob: Engagement Botanical Gardens, Waterloo Hotel, Brisbane CBD

We met Jessica & Jacob last weekend for their engagement shoot. And the night before, I was frantically checking the weather forecast to see if it would rain. I’m never really worried about rain because we’ve shot in hailstorms, snow and…anything that mother nature throws at us. But I do know that some people despise rain, so we always have back-up plans in mind for shooting on location indoors. On our way to meet J&J, I was relieved to receive a SMS from Jess to say that “apparently it’s supposed to rain, so we’ll bring an umbrella”. Straight away I knew that it would be a good day coming. J&J are one of the most down to earth, loving couples that I’ve met..and here are some shots from the City Botanical Gardens and around Brisbane CBD to prove it. We were lucky to only encounter a few sprinkles of rain and beautiful overcast weather.

After we left the Botanical Gardens, Jessica’s feet started blistering from wearing heels and we decided to stop to find the nearest convenient store to buy band-aids…but just before we set off, we saw this one shot and said that we could later come back to it… and next thing you know..Jessica has run across the road barefoot for us…and put on her heels again. What a champ!

After roaming around the city and trying to avoid lunch-time pedestrian traffic, we went to the Waterloo Hotel in Newstead for coffee and a few quick shots (that was one of my original rainy-day back-up venues). Turns out that aside from being an architect, Jessica is also a photographer! Naturally, there was so much to talk about that time just flew past. Thank you for an amazing day J&J!

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Bridal Boudoir Tips: Treasury Casino Brisbane

 “Isn’t elegance forgetting  what one is wearing?” – Yves Saint Laurent

I’ve been giving our bridal boudoir album a good test run. It seems like both women and men admire our bridal boudoir work- it’s seductive yet it has just the right balance of sophistication and modesty. Success! Most of all it’s empowering for women. On the other hand, there are some brides that look through our albums and giggle “I could never do that”. Give me an opportunity to prove you wrong. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who indulges in her own skin.

And the key is, finding the right photographer to work with so that you feel comfortable.  A good photographer knows how to work with you to emphasis your assets. If you’re more comfortable working with a female photographer, let us know and we can arrange it for you. We’re all full members of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). We’ll create an environment in which you’ll feel at ease. Our team of professional make-up and hair stylists will pamper and transform you.

This is the beautiful Nina, and we shot this bridal boudoir session at the Brisbane Treasury Casino. Many of the shots in our portfolio are shot using natural window lighting and/ or a combination of window lighting and flash.  But for Nina’s shoot we decided to go for something more dramatic. We drew the curtains shut and shot with studio lighting. This particular image was shot with a Canon EF 50mm F/1.2 L USM Lens at ISO 100

Make-up and Hair: Amy Tsai

I’d like to also offer some tips for preparing for your bridal boudoir session:

  • Don’t get a spray tan before your shoot, it can stain the lingerie and often look orange.
  • A few hours before…Wear loose clothing to the shoot in order to prevent pressure marks on your skin.
  • Come to the shoot with a clean face and hair (no products) so that our professional Makeup-artist/hair stylist can work their magic.
  • Bring as many outfits and accessories as you can. We have a large selection of studio wardrobe which we can use to mix and match. Alternatively, we have professional stylists who can help you source your boudoir outfits from head to toe. Think veils, bouquets, birdcages…!
  • Bring a friend with you along to the shoot
  • Book in early so that we can get your album designed and made in time for your wedding (allow us 6-8 weeks). Saturdays are usually reserved for weddings, so find a Sunday afternoon or a weekday to schedule your bridal boudoir session. Remember, your bridal boudoir session doesn’t have to be during the day time, we work after usual business hours as well up to 11pm.
  • Many brides book in their session on the day of their hen’s party and it’s a great idea since you’ll most likely have booked a hotel room to spend the night with your closest girl friends.
  • And relax… if you’re nervous it shows in the photos. Be comfortable in your own skin….in the wise words of Yves Saint Laurent…. Forget what you’re wearing, or what you’re not wearing.
If you’ve got any questions on bridal boudoir sessions, please comment below or email us: info@oliverkuo.com.au

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Suzy & Mick’s Wedding Cinematic Highlight Reel: Topiaries at Beaumont

We also filmed Suzy & Mick’s wedding cinematic highlight reel (Wedding video). I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again…The Topiaries at Beaumont is an absolutely breathtaking wedding venue. And there were so many stories we wanted to tell…like how Mick had told Suzy that he only ate Blue food..and how Suzy went to great lengths to cook him a feast. And when they came into look at the album proofs..Mick had picked all the photos of Suzy, and Suzy picked photos of Mick. But most of all, we wanted to share with you how Suzy and Mick adored each other in every single way possible.

We have an unstoppable cinematography crew who filmed alongside us from the start of bridal prep and groom prep until the end of the reception. Many thanks to Cinematographers Terry Chuang (Principal) & Michael Sloane for your hard work.

And I’m going to borrow this from Terry’s Facebook description:
The footage was recorded during mid July with several Canon 5D Mark II bodies, Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L USM

It was a beautiful afternoon in Topiaries At Beaumont, hence no color correction was needed at all. Footages are shown as recorded.

Down-sized and exported as 720p@9000kb/s from 1080p to meet online streaming requirement, may be choppy at some area depending on specific rendering power of the system you use. I should’ve really just used 5000kb/s. Machine used to do playback test on: i7 2630QM, 16GB RAM, NVidia GTX460.

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