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The Rolleiflex medium format film camera is by far my favourite TLR. I used to own a Minolta Autocord (I still do however the winding mechanism broke and no longer works) but the Rolleiflex German precision provides unrivalled quality in both the manufacture department and resulting photographs.
I’m pushing to take more Rolleiflex wedding shots as they provide an unmatched graininess and vintage feel. So I strongly encourage you to ask me or your wedding photographer to invest in a Rolleiflex and to take at least one roll of 12 exposures at your wedding. You will not regret it.
I haven’t mentioned that medium format film is 6cm x 6cm in size and when scanned in a high quality professional scanner you can blow the photograph up to billboard size if you want!
I haven’t yet mentioned that medium format film is 6cm x 6cm in size and when scanned in a high quality professional scanner, you can blow the photograph up to billboard size. That’s a lot of pixels!!!
A similar vintage or classic feel can be achieved with software plugins and filters but its just not the same, and you won’t achieve a photo anywhere as large as a scanned negative (scanned photos can be much larger than a gigabyte in size, if you like).
I used a roll of Shanghai GP3 120 Black and White film to take these Rolleiflex Wedding shots. I read a horrible review about this film In this Lomography review – here. Although I do very much agree it’s a real pain to scan (as it curls and twirls all over the place), I personally like the grainy feel, light scratches and imperfections. The TLR camera I used previously was a Minolta Autocord. I loved the shots that camera used to take, but they I pereonally don’t think they compare to Rolleiflex images. Check out the sharpness and contrast of the shot below. You can also make out the veil that Michael is wearing in the other shots.
Brisbane wedding photographer Henry Gomez headed out to Cleveland Point’s Old Courthouse Restaurant to shoot a semi traditional Chinese wedding. Pauline and Michael would have to be the most gentle and generous people I have met. Their story is a happy and sad one at the same time, but on this very special day, smiles were all round… And if there were any tears, they were tears of happiness.
I’m not sure if the Hello Kitty dolls attached to the grill of the heavily bored out Chev smallblock engine caused it to overheat, but the bride and groom made a grand entrance in the back of a Toyota Hilux 4 x 4 pick up. Pauline was glorious in her wedding dress and white Uggboots. The groom sang the most beautiful song I had ever heard (Michael Jackson’s “Ben”) – it had the whole audience in tears of laughter.
It was bound to be an awesome day, not even the rain would stop the festivities. The following photographs depict the love story of Ben and Renee.Two generous lovebirds who have their hands on their hearts. The venue was the Novotel Resort at Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast. It’s been a while that I took these photos, but as I look back over them, I see the universal rule is broken. It’s amazing the amount of helping hands Renee had! She was ready in a flash. I went to see what the boys were up to and they were maxin’ and chilaxin’ playing gold, drinking beers, trundling along… In all fairness, it didn’t take them long to get ready, but I was very impressed by Renee and her Eveready bridesmaids. Ladies, I take my hat off to you for such a fantastic effort.
I should also mention that Musician and DJ Carl Wockner was pretty awesome too. I danced my pants off till the party ended!
Renee and Ben, I wish you both a very happy and fulfilled marriage. You are both wonderful people and truly deserve to be happy. I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Victoria Park Wedding – Bernie and Justin told me they had been looking for a wedding photographer when I first met them. They saw me with my camera at a mutual friend’s BBQ, and they asked me if I did wedding photography. I told them I did.
After exchanging mobile numbers, I met them again around 12 months prior to the big day to check out the best spots for photos. We went to the University of Queensland Medical school and saw a few sweet spots. On the wedding day, I found the Victoria Park gold course to be a very nice venue to shoot. The views towards Brisbane city and over the golf course were picturesque. The staff were very friendly but they couldn’t steal the lime light from the newly-weds.
When the reception came to a close, I drove them to Eagle Street Pier and we took a few photos with the Story Bridge in the background. There were many party goers on the streets as it was Saturday night, and nearly everyone stopped to congratulate them and take a peek at what was going on…
The rest is now history – Bernie and Justin have since become friends of ours and we invite each other for BBQ’s and pizza from time to time.
My good friends Catja and Keane tied the knot in a beautiful St Andrew’s uniting Church Brisbane wedding. I was absolutely blown away by the lead lighting at the church, and the reception took place at the Brisbane International Hotel in Virginia.
They left their St Andrew’s Uniting Church Brisbane wedding in a shiny Rolls Royce, and man, that ride was sweet. When we arrived at the Brisbane International, I caught a glimpse of the most original wedding cake I ever saw. He is an AFL (Australian Football League) player and she is a Swedish Chef… huh, sorry I meant to say Swedish Viking. Yes, that’s absolutely accurate. But you could never tell from their wedding cake!
Although I was not the official wedding photographer (being a close friend and all) I managed to squeeze in a few shots here and there. I have included a few shots here for your enjoying pleasure.
It was a truly memorable day and it was so good to see Catja with such a big smile on her face. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!!
Maleny Manor was where it was at. The green pastures, the cows, the undulating hills -personally, I think Maleny is reminiscent of the Swiss prairie at the foothills of the Jura. All you need are cowbells, a little yodelling and those fancily embroidered Lederhosen und Dirndl, and you are there!
The set up at Maleny Manor is extremely picturesque. A few magical touches make it an even more enticing destination for wedding location seekers. Vineyards, stacked wine barrels, a large pond with water feature and over water board walks are all there to make your day a proven success. Everywhere you turn, you see a new ideal spot to take those memorable wedding shots. The atmosphere is calm and serene. The only noise that could be heard (apart for the cows in the distance) were some of the wedding guests’ loud and drunken giggles. These could almost pass for yodelling.
Guests can also spend the night in this relaxing atmosphere. Imagine waking up to a view that stretches as far as the Pacific Ocean and a beautiful break taking sunrise? You can have something to remember these magical moments by if you engage Henry Gomez Photographer to take your Maleny Manor Wedding photos.
If you are looking for a spectacular European like venue that is not too distant from Brisbane, the you will cherish your Maleny Manor Wedding Photos. You will also love the drive to Maleny Manor, you will feel like you are heading to the European country side en route to a beautiful Swiss village wedding.
Maleny Manor is situated on the way to Maleny and is only 87.1 kilometres North of the Brisbane CBD on the Landsborough-Maleny road.