Relax. The first thing I want you to do is to take a deep breath and relax, I will help guide you to create timeless portraits, as well as provide enough space for real moments, expressions, and interactions to unfold. 

I’ll also keep a watchful eye on the clock and give you a nod when we need to speed things up and/or make the next move. If you want to make changes prior to the day, I’m totally flexible, and will go with whatever works for you!


Questionnaire The questionnaire that you received at the time of booking helps me prepare and co-ordinate and deliver the results you want. Please ensure you complete this to the best of your ability.

A Time Plan A realistic and well-organised schedule will enable you to enjoy a relaxed experience. Below are some examples, let’s plan something to suit your needs.

A 1.5-hour wedding + location photos.

  • 9:30 am to 10:00 am Wedding Ceremony (generally 20 min to 30 minutes)
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am Group and Family Photos (allow 30 minutes)
  • 10:30 am to 11:00 am Bride & Partner Feature or Location photos (allow 30 minutes)

A 4-hour wedding + sunset location photos.

Tip: If you are having photos taken at dusk please goggle the exact sunset time (it varies monthly) and create your plan going backward.

  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Partner getting ready (allow 1 hour)
  • 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Bride getting ready (allow 1 hour)
  • 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Wedding Ceremony (generally 30 minutes)
  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Group and Family Photos (allow 30 minutes)
  • 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Feature photos of Bride & Partner + Bridal Party (allow 1 hour). If your photos include the bride and partner only (allow 30 min). Additional time will be used to photograph other scenarios.

Weather. Watching the weather forecast a month before your wedding is pointless. The BOM changes the data and outlook every hour, so we’ll only know what’s happening a couple of days prior. Please don’t stress about the weather, there is nothing any of us can do to change it. Your energy is best spent preparing a wet weather backup plan, including venue and umbrellas then communicating it with me.

Your shoot will still proceed in overcast or very light rain conditions as long as it is safe to do so. In the presence of torrential rain, hail, or lightning your wedding will be photographed inside your wet weather venue. 

Group/Family portrait photos are taken directly after the ceremony and always take longer than you think! Providing a shot list as well as nominating someone to assist me in rallying people together, means we can work through each scenario quickly and not leave your guests standing around for too long. Your list should include no more than 10-15 captures and each person’s name.

For Example:

  • Photo 1: Entire Group
  • Photo 2: Bride & Partner + Bride & Partner’s Families (list names)
  • Photo 3: Bride & Partner + Brides Family (list names)
  • Photo 4: Bride & Bride’s Family (list names)
  • Photo 5: Bride & Bride’s Parent’s (list names)
  • Photo 6: Bride & Partner + Partner’s Family (list names)
  • Photo 7: Partner & Partner’s Family (list names)
  • Photo 8: Partner & Partner’s Parents (list names)
  • Photo 9: Bride & Partner + Flower or page persons (list names)
  • Photo 10: Brides friends (list names)
  • Photo 11: Partner’s friends (list names)
  • Photo 12: Bride & Partner + Wedding party (list names)

Location photos. This is where we get to focus on the two of you and have a little fun!

Tip: If we are traveling to a location, logistics and times (especially travel and parking time) need to be considered in advance and factored into your timeline.

Night portraits. Evening photos are not my specialty. When determining your timeline please consider what is most important to you.


To assist your wedding planning, and as a courtesy, below are some direct links to some of Noosa’s breathtaking locations and my favourite wedding suppliers.

Permits All beaches and parks are available for ceremonies, except Noosa Main Beach between First Point and Middle Groyne. If you wish to hold your wedding in a reserve or on a beach, you are required to apply to Noosa Council. If you wish to hold your wedding in the Noosa National Park or Tewantin National Park, you are required to apply to the Department of National Parks, Sport, and Racing.

First Point, Main Beach
Little Cove Deck
Maison La Plage Grove
Hidden Grove
Casuarina Gardens
Noosa Spit
Riverside Grove
Noosa Springs
Noosa Botanic Gardens
Noosa Marina Boardwalk and Jetties
Chaplin Park
  • Luxury picnics: Katrina from
  • Videography: Lucia from Four Elements Films
  • Drone photos = $450 (30 minutes with a licensed drone pilot + 5 high resolution digital images). Subject to weather conditions.
  • Dress hire for all occasions: Mama Rentals discount code REBECCACOLEFAX on checkout