Australian Photography Blog


The Australian Photography Blog of Award Winning Photographer Steve McMarson.

Photography News

Photography News and Opinions Photography News, Opinions and more with Steve McMarson, professional photographer. .. I know it is supposed to be a bit of fun, but I get a little grouchy at the types of attitude expressed by the photographer in the image....

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Family Portraits

Family Portraits – because our pets are family too! Wild Horses Whether they are U2, Darryl Braithwaite or Gino Vannelli inspired, there is something incredibly beautiful about horses.  Late last year I had the opportunity to tick off an item on my...

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Fitness Model

Fitness Model Personal Trainer/Mum/Fitness Model Jo Black.   Working holidays are the best! Working holidays that include a fitness model in a beach paradise are right up on my list of great times with a camera.  With some targeted Facebook advertising, it...

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Wet Weather Weddings

Wet Weather Weddings or There and Back Again For some photographers wet weather weddings are the things of nightmares.  I guess I must just be a little weird then, because I enjoy the creative challenge! It is April 1st 2017 and I am wondering if I am the fool.  In...

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Brisbane Models

Editorial Photography   Editorial photography by Steve McMarson. This one is from the vault! September/October 2013!! Adelle-Marree, former Miss Ink Australia runner-up, was my choice of Brisbane Models for an editorial I put together for Inked Magazine (Aus/NZ).  In...

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Gold Coast Fitness Models

Courtney Angilley Strips Down to the Bare Essentials for her 2017 Fitness Model Calendar Shoot with Award Winning Photographer Steve McMarson.

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Cloudland Wedding Photography

Cloudland Wedding Photography | Steve McMarson This wedding features not one but two amazing wedding dresses, a cake that defies belief, an incredible cathedral service and the wonderment of the rabbit-hole’s end that is Cloudland Wedding Photography. Beth and Rom...

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Gold Coast Wedding Photography

Gold Coast Wedding Photography   Gold Coast Wedding Photography by Steve McMarson. Adriana and Shannon were married at the Intercontinental Chapel at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast.  They then made the fabulous decision to hire “The Point”, a private home, for their...

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School Photos

Gold Coast School Photos School Photos - Atmospheric, Elegant and Enduing School Formal Memories. Not everyone can wear red.  Whitney didn’t just wear red, she owned it!!  Her formal gown was beautiful! Accessorized with Christian Louboutin’s and the allure of Chanel...

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Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Cedar Creek Estate Winery If home is where your heart is at – Cedar Creek Estate Winery must be my home away from home. I just love working this venue so much! What makes it such a great place to work at? I could mention the stone chapel with the arched windows and...

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Weddings at Binna Burra

Weddings at Binna Burra   Weddings at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge should be something that everyone gets to attend at least once! With the sweeping views of both coast and country, it is quite an idyllic environment.  These images are from an editorial submission that...

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Morgana’s Bower at Pethers Rainforest Retreat

“Morgana’s Bower”    Photographed at Pethers Rainforest Retreat on Mt Tamborine #loveintheclouds Looking for a magical venue to host your wedding? Have a look at Pethers Rainforest Retreat!                    Not every bride wants to be a princess. In fact, when it...

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Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

Every wedding day has its own distinctive narrative. It just so happens that this story includes a super-cute kitten named Oscar, wedding crashers, a lord of the flame, professional ballroom dancers, a blue bicycle, the Jackie-chan of brides and a bogan farewell ritual that would put the local footy grand final win celebration to shame! Read on to learn more!

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Cedar Creek Lodges

Cedar Creek Lodges Married at Cedar Creek Lodges on Mt Tamborine, Barry and Lauren’s wedding day was literally spent in the middle of a rainforest. With beautiful personalization of details, the celebration truly reflected who they were as individuals while...

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The Bearded Dragon

The Bearded Dragon Sam and Shannon were married at a private address with their wedding reception conducted at The Bearded Dragon at Mt Tamborine.  What I loved most about this wedding was that Sam and Shannon constructed a celebration that was simple, elegant and...

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Pether’s Rainforest Retreat

Pether’s Rainforest Retreat   Pethers Rainforest Retreat played host to the wonderful wedding celebration between Chris and Meghan. Experience really does count! With the heavens threatening to split open and soak bridal party and guests alike, the outdoor ceremony...

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School Formal Photography

School Formal Photography School formal photography on both the  Gold Coast and Brisbane offer a multitude of amazing parks and architectural features to work with.   I really enjoy working with young people. School Formal Photography is one aspect of running a...

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Gold Coast School Formal Photos

Gold Coast School Formal Photos   Gold Coast School Formal Photos by award winning photographer Steve McMarson.  The studio also services Brisbane and the surrounding areas of the Great South East! Capturing beautiful portraits while you are looking a million dollars...

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Weddings Southport Yacht Club

Weddings Southport Yacht Club Weddings Southport Yacht Club by Steve McMarson! Atmospheric, Elegant and Enduring Wedding Photography for Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Cass and Dan were married at Southport Yacht Club on the Gold Coast. One of the things that I love...

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Creative Portraits Gold Coast

Creative Portraits Gold Coast Recently I got to spend some time with a collection of my favourite people for a mutual portfolio collaboration. Thrown together in whirlwind time I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoons play. Explore creative portraits Gold Coast style with...

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Sirromet Wines Wedding Photography

Sirromet Wines Wedding Photography Located a short drive from Brisbane, Jennifer and Vaughn were married at Sirromet Wines at Mt Cotton. On a day that can only be described as climatically challenging, it was a celebration that proved that experienced and skilled...

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Parkwood International Golf Course

Parkwood International Golf Course Doug and Shari were married at Parkwood International Golf Course on the Gold Coast.  In what can only be described as an eventful day – we saw our way through thunderstorms, torrential rain and hail to produce some amazing memories....

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Modern Glamour

Modern Glamour Photography Modern Glamour Portraits may not be the first thing you might think of for a birthday present.  But what a great way to document a significant milestone in someones life! Ciara received a photo shoot as an 18th birthday present from her...

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Weddings Versace Gold Coast

Weddings Versace Gold Coast   In an elegant affair, Cameron and Estera were married at Royal Pines Golf Course with a wedding reception at the Palazzo Versace Hotel.   Weddings Versace Gold Coast: Estera chose makeup artist extraordinaire Maria Rivera to prepare her...

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Australian Photography Blog!

A Little Like Captain Kirk in the Star Ship Enterprise, These Are the Journals and Ramblings of Multi Award Winning Brisbane, Gold Coast Wedding and Portrait Photographer Steve McMarson.

Some of our blogs explore issues facing photographers, such as copyright, etiquette and the day to day of running a business. Another aspect of the blog is showcasing weddings and portraits for clients to share with their friends and families.

It wouldn't be a blog if there were not some showing off - so you will also find various 'how-to's' - particularly in relation to post production techniques.

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