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Mid last year we ventured up to Airle Beach to experience an amazing four days of shooting that included helicopters, seaplanes, secluded islands, tropical forests and last but not least, a great bunch of people we got to work with.
We were contacted by Norina Jane, who was in the process of rebranding her Whitsunday wedding photography business to Iconic Bride Photography, and asked us to create a film that captures the new brand visually through a promo film and also create a profile film which would allow potential clients to get to know the team better and their philosophy.
To do this, we needed an iconic bride and luckily we had the wonderful Rae Johnson to work with! You may have seen Rae hosting the new computer games show on ONE HD called Save Point. She was such a blessing to work with, so professional and made the shoot that much more fun. Of course we can’t leave out the “groom” John, although not playing as pivotal role in the production (it is after all Iconic BRIDE Photography!), he made the shoot a lot of fun to work with.
Also along the way we had some help from Justin Heitman (Blue Turtle Video Design), who gave me lots of tips from his own extensive experience of shooting from the helicopter supplied by Heli Biz, but of course without the precise control of our pilot Des Davy I would have never got those great sweeping shots of the plane and the islandsAs you can probably tell, I loved shooting from the chopper!! Also can’t forget to mention the classic seaplanes you see in the films that were supplied by Air Whitsunday, not only did they give us a ride over the magnificent Whitsunday islands to our locations, featuring their plane in the promo really took the film to the next level of awesomeness!
We were so fortunate to be able to shoot at Whitehaven Beach and Langford Island, and of course Villa Botanica. We must say thanks to the staff at Villa Botanica who were so welcoming and accommodating – and any brides looking for an absolutely stunning venue to get married, you have to check out Villa Botanica, Airlie Beach! The venue itself is super stylish, but the surrounding gardens take this place to the next level – it is a truly magical place!
And of course, the team behind Iconic Bride Photography were such a pleasure to work with and had lots of laughs during the whole shoot. For Emily and I it has been one experienced we won’t forget, so thank you for Iconic Bride Photography for allowing us to share this journey with you. And if you are getting married in the Whitsundays, be sure to check them out!
Photos courtesy of Iconic Bride Photography