Bec & Gavin’s Maleny Retreat Wedding

by Karin
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Happy 1st Anniversary to Bec & Gavin with their gorgeous wedding at Maleny!
Last year this fabulous couple got married at Maleny Retreat among all their loved ones. The weather was very sketchy on the day. Lots of rain clouds and it didn’t look promising at all, but it stayed pretty much dry all day. During our portrait session, the sun even decided to show up for a bit and overall we created so much magic together.

This beautiful couple have a true modern-day love story! Teenage sweethearts at first, they later headed their own separate ways in life. Both married and started families, but after many years they realised that their marriages weren’t what they hoped for and both became newly single again.
Gavin and Bec had mutual friends on Facebook which led them to get in contact and they started to hang out together. Time spent in each others’ company rekindled their love and the rest is history now becoming a gorgeous family of 5. So it really came as no surprise when these two love birds had their engagement session, that Bec and Gavin wanted their kids to be included too.

I always have a meeting with my clients before the big day to find out exactly what my couples find important on their big day. When I spoke to Gavin and Bec their main goal was to have an awesome time for their portrait/location session. This meant it was important to not only have a great time together (with their kids) but also to dedicate plenty of time for the day.

Most of the time, my couples only factor around 45 mins to an hour of portrait time on their day, but with Gavin and Bec we almost had 2 hours, which was so wonderful!
The great thing about this is that, not only did we have so many lovely shots of them enjoying their time but it gave me the opportunity to be creative with my “Flash gear” (my speed lights with my Magmod light modifiers) creating something truly epic. It resulted in many fabulous shots which meant Gavin and Bec are over the moon, so task succeeded, woohoo 💖

I always try to urge my couples, to take plenty of time out for their portrait sessions. Sure I can create plenty of natural-looking photos for anyone who wants them, but to create something truly cool and different it might take a little bit of time to perfect the setup. In this world of rushing it’s so nice to have that time with just the 2 of you (or with your kids) to experience those first special moments when you are “fresh” newlyweds.

Thank you so much, Gavin and Bec for having me as your photographer and wish your family the best of what life can offer. Till we meet again gorgeous people. XxX Karin

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What Rebecca & Gavin think of Karisma Studios: 

“AMAZING….it’s the word that describes Karin and her fantastic work. 
When we were looking to book a photographer for our special day, Karin ticked all our boxes fun, vibrant, eye for detail, passionate and full of ideas. 
Our big day has been and gone and thanks to Karin we have fantastic photo’s that capture all the special moments and more.

Her enthusiasm and love for her work shine brightly in all our special photo’s.
If you are looking for a fun, passionate, vibrant, thoughtful photographer with a dash of quirky to trust with capturing your special day in print, you must book Karin. I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed.


Bec & Gavin’s magnificent day was made possible by:

Prep Bride & Groom: Maleny Hotel
Celebrant: Kari
Make-up & Hair: Leigh McCoy LeMae Artistry
Brides Dress: Exquisite Gowns by Yvonne
Bride Shoes: Shoeme
Flowers: Beautiful Budget Bouquets
Groom Outfit: Politix
Groom Shoes: YD
Boys Outfits: Ollie’s Place Kidswear
Stylist: Maple Weddings
Ceremony: Maleny Retreat

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