Feather & Stone | Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Hello May Magazine Editorial * My Neck of the Woods

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We never planned on shooting weddings. No. Never at all.

Our beginnings were very humble.

One old film camera, our imaginations and high hopes.

We scoured editorial magazines for inspiration and dreamed of shooting stories like those splashed across the pages.

After a little time and lots of practice, that old film camera, our imaginations and high hopes had us shooting new faces for a local modelling agency.

Our tiny unit became our studio. The furniture was moved and soon replaced with studio lights, backdrops, racks of clothing, chattering models, stylists, make-up artists and hair stylists. All of us excited, bursting with ideas and eager to make amazing images.

Inspiration was endless, we could shoot whatever our imaginations lead us to try.

And so we did.

Fast forward many years later.

Though much time has passed and an immense amount of hard work has been invested, we still have our film cameras, imaginations and high hopes.

It turns out the subjects in front of our cameras nowadays are quite different, but don’t get us wrong, we love shooting weddings, it’s one of the most amazing experiences you could have photographically.

What hasn’t changed is that we’re just as eager to make amazing images.

So having a chance to return to our roots with this editorial for the very first edition of Hello May Magazine was a breath of fresh air.

The memories came flooding back and we reflected on how far we’d come from that teeny, tiny studio unit full of creatives all those years ago.

This day our studio was in the middle of the woods, surrounded by an amazing group of creatives, all of us excited, bursting with ideas and eager to make amazing images.

Thank you to the team of incredibly talented people involved, it was an honour to work side-by-side with you.








Hello May Magazine

Dresses // The Babushka BallerinaJennifer Gifford DesignsAmanda GarrettBeska

Flowers // Green and Bloom

Hair + Makeup // Tracie Weaver

Stylist // Brittney Moroko

Assistant Stylist // Bree Anketell

Models // Talisa and Blake at Division

Equipment // Canon 1V, Mamiya 645, Contax G2

Film // Kodak Tri-X, Kodak Portra 160, processed by the amazing RPL

7 years * Field Trips in the making

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Hello Friends!

Someone start a drum roll please…

The first official Feather and Stone Field Trip is now open for registration!

We’ve had an overwhelming 300+ photographers from Australia and nearly a hundred more from around the globe register their interest in our Field Trips.

We’re only accepting 15 attendees per Field Trip as we want this to be an intimate experience. Tenielle and I want each and every photographer to have one-on-one time with us, it’s really important to us that EVERYONE comes away from this feeling inspired.

So pack your bags, bring your favourite camera (if you have one) and get ready for a three day adventure with us in one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

BOOK YOUR SPOT! (only 7 seats left)

We require a non-refundable deposit of $500 to guarantee your spot.

Once we receive your registration details you have 48 hrs to make your deposit before your spot re-opens to the public.

Full payment is due two weeks prior to the Field Trip.

We will be providing you with cameras to use, film and development, a light breakfast and lunch for three days, and dinner on one evening.

You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from your accommodation, accommodation costs and two dinners.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know as soon as possible.

Warmest Regards,
Seth & Tenielle

 

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We recently took some time off and travelled up the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and had a few days to just eat, drink and be merry with some good friends of ours.

Whilst we were away we also took time out to reflect on the last few years and I couldn’t help but think more about a blog post I wrote a few months ago titled “lost”.

I wrote a post about being ‘lost’ as a photographer and the process in which Tenielle and I ‘found’ ourselves creatively. I didn’t realise at the time that this post would resinate with so many other photographers and creatives alike.

It did get me thinking though.

Thinking about sharing more of our experiences with other likeminded photographers that may be struggling with the same feelings we had when we first started.

The first thought that naturally came to mind was to offer a workshop. However after thinking more about this I realised that we could offer something more personal.

Something that isn’t just about inspiration, but about change.

Changing the way you look at your creativity, your business and yourself.

A rediscovery call it.

Don’t get me wrong, this experience won’t be all about us.

It’s going to be about you.

About ending your creative block as a photographer and as a business. A personal mentor session.

To start, we’re posting our travel dates as we’ll likely start offering these sessions whilst we’re abroad this year.

We’re of course living and shooting in Brisbane (and surrounds) all other times in between and around the dates below…

Adelaide = February 9 – 13th

Sydney = February 23rd – 27th

South Africa & Botswana = June 9 – 29th

UK & Italy = June 30th – 16th of July

NYC, Florida and California  = 17th of July – 19th of August

Sydney = August 20th -28th

We’ll also be accepting a limited number of wedding and portrait assignments whilst we’re traveling, so if our work resonates with you and our travel dates match, we’d love to chat.

P.S Our little holiday snaps were taken on our Instax.