Let’s pretend

Lifting the veil of a smiling bride

Lifting the veil of a smiling bride

As wedding photographers we get the pleasure of recording the wonderful visions that our couples have for their wedding days. But sometimes it’s fun to make your own vision come to life, which is why styled or inspiration shoots (i.e. pretend weddings) can be so much fun. And it’s why one glorious day in April saw Geoff and I playing with models, a make-up artist and a florist on a beautiful bushland property just outside Brisbane.

We did two separate shoots that day. This picture is from the first one – a classic garden wedding.

The dress and veil are both vintage pieces from the Paddington Antique Centre.

~ Pav

A new name

Exciting news! We’re changing our name!

Over the next week or so you’ll see us move from Photographs by Pavlina Matt to Shy Fox Photography in the various places we occupy on the web. There will be no changes in what we do or how we do it, we’ll just have far prettier branding.

Hopefully the change goes smoothly, but with computers being what they are, we hope you’ll bear with us if there are any hiccups in the move.

Why the change?

As you know it’s not just me that takes the pictures, so we wanted to move away from a name that suggests that. Photographs by Pavlina Matt and Geoff Matt isn’t exactly catchy, so we decided to go for something brand new. As for why we’ve chosen Shy Fox Photography, that’s a little trickier to explain. Basically we just like the way it sounds and the images it evokes for us, and that’s a good enough reason for us to do most things, so we figured the same applied here.

A special note

This is also probably a good time to acknowledge our graphic designer Amanda at By Daughters for her brilliant work in turning some of Geoff’s rough sketches into our gorgeous new logo. I love it so much I can’t wait to stamp it everywhere!

~ Pav

Quiet Moments

Quiet Moments | www.pavlinamatt.com.au

I really love pictures that seem to capture a stolen moment. One of those points in time when it seems as though the people in the picture are in a world of their own, away from distractions like pesky photographers.

~ Pav

P.S. Aren’t her trousers fabulous!

Together

Together

Together

The photos we’ve posted so far this year have been focused on gorgeous girls (and the occasional drain cover), so we thought it was time to add a bit of romance by featuring a lovely couple. And what better way to start than with this one.

~ Pav