Alpha Studio Photography in Brisbane was created from 20 years of photography and artistic passion. Jayne Bates and her daughter Brianna bring their talents and passion to you and show you how a simple photo can speak a thousand words. It’s what we do with our photos that sets us apart. We strive for perfection and only use professional quality products to ensure we deliver the best possible result for you, our clients. Please scroll down to view our latest photo shoots.
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DECEMBER 2012 - 12/12/12
Wow! Mt Tamborine - Cedar Creek Wineries. Beautiful green vines, a little rain, bag pipes playing as the bride drove down the quiet road to marry her childhood sweetheart. A beautiful scottish wedding in a quirky little church with a delightful bridal party, a simply stunning bride and a very dapper groom. The day was beautiful! The tranquill lake nearby made a beautiful backdrop for photos. The grape vines in full bloom set the standard for blue skies and green grass not to be outdone by a drop of rain. Such a perfect day.
There's a lot to be said for a wedding on a golf club. Guaranteed lush and stylish grass. Scenic lakes and fabulous food. Nudgee Golf Club is simply beautiful with it's well manicured lawns and dusty tracks. Not to mention a ride on the golf buggies stopping at a tee for a shot or two. A bit of fun with the lake in the background and a few clouds in the sky. Not a drop of rain in sight.
Michael and Therese's St Lucia Wedding
Before the reception at the Toowong Rowing club the celebration of splender was captured at UQ St Lucia. Never boring the sandstone backdrop made a delightful surroundings for the bridal party shots. Then down to the River front for some scenic shots of the iconic Brisbane River with a passing citycat in sight. Coupled with an amazing sunset the night was destined for a great celebration of true love.
Scott and Teresa's Paddington Wedding
The quirkiness of Paddington, the heat of the day, the smell of coffee nearby. Right in the heart of the social scene a wedding at the little chapel in Paddington on a sunday morning. What a way to start a sunday morning. The view of the city, the hussle and the bussle of shoppers stopping to admire the bride on their way to the local coffee shop. A nervous bride and and an even more nervous groom wating anxiously for the music to start playing. The look of love on Scott's face when Teresa walked down that isle was priceless.
Karen and Jeremy's family picks - Old Petrie Town
Kids laughing, the smell of boganvillias, the scerenity of an old town gone by. Old Petrie Town was a beautiful backdrop for Karen and Jeremy's family photos. Happy and smiling kids, proud parents, happy times. It doesn't get any better than this.
To be honest there's not much to say about this georgeous couple. I will let the photos tell the story. Completely, absolutely in love. Wow! every photo seems to tell a story with Kerry and Jared. Every emotion, every laughter, all the cheeky smiles. The hugs and kisses. A match certainly made in heaven. The photos were taken at New Farm park surrounded by happy familys and kids laughing then we ventured off to Kangaroo Point to check out the view of the city and the Southbank. Breathtaking as usual. I just adore seeing people so in love.
A beautiful wedding at the glorious Glengariff Estate at Dayboro. It was a picturesque day with love in the air. Kristie and Steve committed their lives to each other in the beautiful gardens at Glengariff Estate. Photos by the lake and the boat house, topped off with scenic shots of the whole estate with views miles long. The serenity of the peaceful surroundings made the day even more enjoyable. Joined by family and friends, the celebration led well into the night with moonlight dancing and lots of laughter. Congratulations to such a beautiful, kind couple. I wish you all the very best.
What can one say about Montville and Melaney? Just simply tranquill. Green grass, beautiful views, amazing sunsets. Friendly and down to earth people. Well no wonder Mike and Diana chose this place to have their engagement shots. With the wilderness at your back door that seems to never end and the peace that seems to engross you when you visit. Sometimes we forget how many beautiful places we have so close to home. Congrats Mike and Diana, I can't wait to photograph your wedding in October.
A beautiful day in the family back yard. Cousins playing, kids laughing and smiles all around. Capturing children in their true beauty is such a wonderful feeling. Smiles, bright eyes and hugs. What a great combination! Boy I wish I was young and carefree again!
A cheeky groom and an adorable bride. Neale and Karen made taking their wedding photos just so easy. Just a lovely couple who were surrounded by their children, parents, grandchildren and friends to celebrate such a special occassion. Coupled with Neale's beautiful red mustang, which made a stylish prop for our photos, the day was blessed with sunshine and blue skies. Thanks Neale and Karen for trusting me with your special day. I can't wait for you to see the album.
Sarah reminds me of a porcelain doll. Those eyes are just so mesmerisizing I think you could sit back and stare at her for hours. Now her ever so cute brother Harry well he's just so darn photogenic. A cheeky grin and a playful manner made this shoot very easy to handle. Did I mention I love my job.
This beautiful country wedding started with a visit to their property with horses, cats and dogs. Excited kiddies running around everywhere allowed us to capture some beautiful little faces. Then off to Kholo Gardens for the wedding ceremony. The huge wedding party kept the day full of entertainment and humour. Troy and Amy were full of smiles throughout the day and into the the early sunset. Finishing off with a great celebration at a local resturant. A great night was had by all. Thanks for letting us share the day with you.
Rob and Cecilia's wedding was at the beautiful Hillstone's Estate at St Lucia. Tranquill and filled with beautiful views, such an amazing place. The sun was shining. It was a quiet day at Hillstone as it was "good friday" so the buzz of patrons and golfers was amiss. Rob and Cecilia were naturals in front of the camera, just so easy to shoot! It was a perfect day to hear some lovely words said by both Rob and Cecilia in their wedding vows. Such a perfect couple who are truly in love and Rob's daughter Amy was there to witness the day. Thanks for trusting me with taking the memories of your special day guys! It was a pleasure!
What a complete joy to photograph such an adorable little girl. The wind stayed away this day but the rain threatened a little down by the lake. We were pleasantly surpised to see such lovely swans in the lake. Coming close by to tame their curiosity, the swans were very amused with Scarlett wondering around the grass and by the waters edge (don't worry mum and dad were close by). The smiles I got from Scarlett were priceless. The calmness of this beautiful girl will be forever captured. Simply beautiful!
Married in a small church at Wavell Heights on a summers day. Then off to Roma Street Gardens for some formal and fun photos of their wedding. Angela and Andrew - childhood sweethearts who confirmed their love for one another amongst a crowd of family and friends. Roma Street Parklands, as usual busy to no end with familys playing, food being barbequed and couples strolling through the acres of flora and fauna. What a great place for some wedding photos. Then off to the Watermark for a celebration of two people committed to a life together. Congratulations Andrew and Angela! Such a joy to be part of your special day.
JANETTE AND ROGER'S MT COOTHA WEDDING
It rained a little on the way to the hotel. The bride was so relaxed with her gorgeous daughters she wasn’t even concerned. When we (Brianna and myself), arrived at Mt Coot-tha for the ceremony it was like the rain just vanished. The sun came out along with the many smiles from Roger and Janette’s six stunning daughters, family and friends. Just a small celebration with their nearest and dearest made the day even more beautiful. What a simply delightful couple who were so at ease with each other it came out in the photos. It made the day go by without a hitch. After the last photo was taken, just after sunset, the skies opened up and down came the rain.
Thank you Mother Nature for being so kind to Janette and Roger during their special day. This was a very special wedding and the many expressions I captured from the day with forever be in my memory and theirs too with the lovely slideshow, prints and DVD that I presented to them.
MATTY AND ALY'S CURRUMBIN BEACH WEDDING
A long walk on the beach! A beautiful sunset! Wind blowing through your hair! Surrounded by family and friends! That was Matty and Aly’s request for their perfect day. “A day on the beach with my bestie” is how Matty describes his wedding day to Aly. Currumbin Beach was the destination choice for this lovely couple who loved the simplicity of the outside, waves crashing, blue skies and sandy shores. Not a rain cloud in sight, sun shining, kids playing and mates singing. Perfect day! Perfect memories captured forever. Enjoy your photos Matty and Aly.
TARJA AND STEPHEN'S BRETT'S WHARF WEDDING
If you were at Brett’s Wharf on this late afternoon then you would have seen Tarja and Stephen exchange their beautiful wedding vows written from the heart about family and love. A casual wedding, surrounded by family and friends, with a tranquil backdrop of water, boats and seagulls with the occasional passer by smiling with a satisfactory nod. With the sun going down quickly it was a fast run around to get the shots of the bride and groom before the nights festivities began in a stunning venue decorated with style and grace. Congratulations Tarja and Stephen.
STEPH AND ADRIAN'S PADDINGTON WEDDING
“Just like a fairy tale” that’s the only way to describe Adrian and Steph’s wedding. A handsome groom and a simply stunning bride. A beautiful ceremony at the gorgeous Latrobe Chapel followed by scenic shots amongst the hilly streets of Paddington. Fantastic city views across the road from the church allowed for some simple yet fascinating shots. Overlooking Brisbane City, Enoggera Tce made a splendid backdrop for some quirky bus stop shots as well. The bride was glowing and the groom couldn’t stop smiling. A match made in heaven.
Congrats Steph and Adrian.
A beautiful, windy day
What a great day we had with Maxine, Cameron and Mother Nature! A very windy day made for interesting outdoor shots and well done to our brave wedding party for being able to give us beautiful smiling faces, regardless of the conditions. We found some great locations near the reception which turned out perfect for Maxine and Cameron. It was just a beautiful day with a beautiful couple. Thank you for trusting us with your memories.
BRETT AND ROBYN'S TOPIARIES WEDDING
Congratulations to Brett and Robyn on what was a perfect day for them. Looming rain clouds in the morning had the couple a bit nervous, but they soon passed and we ended up with excellent conditions. Another fun couple with great smiles and awesome location shots. We left a fantastic church service at Bowen Hills to arrive at the very scenic Topiaries at Samford and were spoilt with a beautiful sunset. So many shots to choose from, Brett and Robyn had no trouble filling their wedding album! Take a look at their album in our Album Designs section. Thank you for a beautiful day.
A great mix of love and fun
What a great day we had photographing Jim and Jill! Perfect weather, beautiful church and everyone had a great smile for us. Jim and Jill were certainly the perfect couple on their special day. The fun couple for sure! Lots of laughter made for a great result and made our job so much easier. After the service at Rosalie, we headed for Roma Street Parklands in the stretched limo and got some great shots that turned out amazing. It was such a fun day!
Two hearts - one love
A stunning summer’s day with blue skies and not a single sign of rain. Alana and Lachlan celebrated their love together with an intimate ceremony with friends and family. With Redcliffe’s natural radiance and beautiful beaches, the day was warm, relaxing, full of laughter and plenty of love and sunshine. Congratulations Alana and Lachlan. Here’s to new beginnings and a life full of good memories and great expectations.
A wish come true
Question: How can you shoot different poises for a two month old baby that still captures her personality and facial expressions?
Answer: You wait and you watch and you snap.
Sleeping peacefully whilst the camera flashed repeatedly just to get that “awh” shot. Never crying and never getting agitated, little Isabella is every mums dream, beautiful, photogenic and simply adorable. I was lucky to get lots of hugs along the way as well. Thank you Tina for letting me into your home and trusting me with your precious little one. I know Ully is going to love these special photos once he is home to see them.
The honest Sicilian
Meet Fred Nicolosi, the “Honest Sicilian”. What a character! Fred needed urgent head shot photos for the invitation to present a specialist lecture on Measurement and Verification of Energy Savings at the forthcoming Siemens Energy Efficiency Academy seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Well, we got the shots, did a little retouch work as requested and Fred was more than happy. It was a pleasure to meet and photograph you Fred.
It's all in the blue eyes
You couldn’t ask for more beautiful weather to take photos with today. Nick, Kate and Georgia were a delight to photograph and even enjoyed the ideas we had and made a few suggestions of their own. A beautiful gift for Father’s Day that worked a treat. Dad was happy and delighted with his beautiful photos. Even the dog got his own shots. Amazing how you can get a dog’s attention when you have their dribbly tennis ball in your hand. A dog treat here and there and you have a perfect little furry friend.
The similarity between these adorable three children is definitely shown in their beautiful blue eyes that just beamed in all the photos. A fun afternoon was had by all and a lot of special moments were captured for eternity. Thanks Nick, Kate and Georgia for being such a delight to work with. Shooting from the heart makes such a difference.
A morning with Joshua
What a treat it was to photograph little Joshua! The rain clouds had disappeared and the sun was warm and inviting to have a play on the swings. Such a cute little boy, full of beans and loved the nearby park. His beautiful blue eyes are a stand out and his cheeky little smile infectious. A great morning at the park on the swings!
Mark, Kelcie and little Tyler were a delight to photograph recently. Tyler has just turned 6 months and was a perfect little boy for everyone. His cheeky smile was on show and his gorgeous face just beemed in every shot. Even the family dog managed to get into a few shots. It was a fun morning and the shots turned out great.
Portraits of Oliver
Recently we had the privilege of meeting 18 month old Oliver and what a treat it was to work with such a cute little boy. The day started off with a few candid photos around the house playing with a few toys and then a couple of shots with a professional backdrop propped up in the lounge room, but the real fun was at the park down the road. On the way we stopped for a coffee and drink and then proceeded to take heaps of photos on the swings and running around on the grass and trees. Oliver even found a balloon which he was highly fascinated with. We managed to capture Oliver’s true personality on the day which Lulu (Oliver’s Grandma) was most impressed with. Lulu, whom Oliver calls “do” was there on the day to entertain Oliver along the way and whilst she was reluctant to be in any photos we couldn’t have done it without her help. Oliver truly loves his Lulu. Thanks guys for a wonderful day for making our job so easy and entertaining. Can’t wait for Oliver’s new brother or sister to arrive.
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See what some of our happy clients had to say about us
Just wanted to say a belated but huge thank you to Jayne for her beautiful work at our wedding in April. Rob and I are so glad that we engaged Jayne to photograph our special day, and would gladly refer any of our friends to her should they need a photographer for any special occasion. Jayne guided us through the whole planning process expertly – she was incredibly helpful and patient with us as w...e juggled work with wedding planning! She went beyond the expected and offered some special touches we really appreciated, particularly in taking the time to come out to the venue pre-event to work out photography lighting and locations. She consulted us constantly in the process and made sure we got every shot we were looking for, even including enhancement and colouring in the final shots. The number and quality of photos we received far exceeded our expectations, the value of the packages Jayne offers is excellent and the photos are amazing - we couldn’t be happier. Cecilia and Rob Flux - June 2012
From the moment we engaged Alpha Studio Photography we found Jayne to be very friendly & professional. She clearly had done her research on the venues for photo angles, plus had great ideas with little props to help make that moment extra special. Jayne was able to relate well to all involved in the bridal party and everyone was relaxed on the day. It really was a pleasure to work with her. She captured everything we wanted on our day and we will look back on these memorable treasured moments for many years to come.
Andrew & Angela Fergusson - May 2012
“I have known Alpha Studio Photography for many years and have always had Jayne Bates taking our photos (pregnancy photos, baby photos, children photos, family photos and have recently booked Jayne Bates and Brianna Hutchinson to Photograph my Wedding in November. They both have a love for children and always make my children smile and giggle for the camera and capture the most precious photo. They have always made me and my family feel comfortable while in a photo shoot and thats why we continue to book them year after year. I am looking forward to seeing the lovely ladies again at our Wedding.”
- External Feedback from Nicky Bunney-Kane - May 2012
“I met Jayne at Alpha Studio Photography about 4 months ago. Jayne was referred through a co-worker. The first thing I noticed was her friendly, down to earth manner. She seemed very interested in what our needs were. Jayne listened, took notes and when we finished speaking she then asked her questions. She showed us some of her previous work. She won us over fairly quickly with her professional, personal approach. She had my children eating out of the palm of her hand in no time at all. If that wasn't impressive enough! The photos just blew us away! Not only were they beautiful, they actually captured the personality of our family. The little expressions, the funny laughs, the frowns. Jayne captured it all. We would without a doubt recommend Jayne to anyone who is looking for a happy, professional, creative photographer who captures the essence of family. See you again next year Jayne for our annual family photo. Regards Brian and Catherine”
- External Feedback from Brian - April 2012
“What amazing photographs I have received after two different photo shoots with Jayne Bates. She is completely professional, she is incredibly good with kids AND their pets, but what stands out about Jayne as a photographer is her creativity and her encouragement for her clients to have input during the photo shoot. This is fun. You feel that your opinions are valued and the end results are a wonderful blend of her amazing ideas and talent going hand in hand with your own visions. The final results are amazing images that are more incredible than you imagined they would be. I wish I'd known Jayne years ago. She has captured my children and also my partner and myself the way we really are and I will treasure my photos forever. Thanks, Jayne.” - External Feedback from Beth Rutherford - April 2012
“They are AWESOME, the service they give to their customer is very good, we have our two thumbs up to their service. They are very professional and really flexible. I must say that they are very talented and really good on what they do. We will highly recommend them to others.” - External Feedback from Tina and Ullyses - March 2012
“Jayne at Alpha Studio was so incredible. She made us feel important. Her photos were very high quality and almost looked too expensive for the price she charged. She listened to our needs and was on the money with the shots. She also went above and beyond and gave us a couple of extra photos that were complimentary. We are happy to recommend Jayne and Alpha Studio to anyone who wants creative, high quality, quick turnaround shots. Thanks again Jayne we will see you again for sure!” - External Feedback from Ross - Jan 2012
“Alpha Studio Photography did a great job at our wedding. We didn't want photography to rule the day and Pete and Jayne did a great job of getting all the important events captured while remaining completely unobtrusive. They can cater to specific requests from the bride and make suggestions for an indifferent groom. The photos turned out great and the photographers were friendly and fun. Perfect!” - External Feedback from James Dale January 2012
“Jayne & her gorgeous daughter did our wedding photos in November 2011. My wife & I highly recommend Alpha Studio Photography to anybody who wants their special moments to be captured. Our wedding photos were nothing less than outstanding. And we are absolutely over the moon with the final results. Jayne's photography is spectacular & brilliant! Her professionalism is truly second to none. She is extremely creative and Edgy with her camera. Thinking outside the square, Jayne is able to capture that photo that has the ""WOW FACTOR"" element ... Showed with our wedding photos. Thank you Alpha Studio Photography!!! Fantastic Job!” - Matt & Alison Siulepa - December 2011
“Our perfect day was captured in the form of a perfect memory which will never fade with the help of our amazing photographs. Jayne was professional, helpful and inspiring on the day, helping us to think outside the box, but not forgetting the traditional poses too. We felt Jayne was more than just the photographer, we felt at ease with her all day and we were confident her work would result in the perfect images. We were right and now we have our picture perfect wedding in the form of beautiful pictures forever.” - Adrian and Stephanie - October 2011
“We had a perfect wedding and Jayne, assisted by Brianna, captured our special day in every detail. Her planning and preparation demonstrated a personal care and attention, ensuring nothing was left to chance. Her unobtrusive management throughout the day made certain our requests for particular family and group photos was achieved. Jayne has an ability to build rapport quickly and she mingled among the guests, capturing the expressions and mood and reflected this to us in her beautiful work. With her spontaneous and delightful personality, Jayne truly puts her heart into making sure the special moments are treasured memories held in time. We are so thrilled with our total package. Thank you Jayne. We have no hesitation in referring and recommending yourself and Alpha Studio to anyone seeking professional photography.” - Warm wishes. Roger and Janette - December 2011
“We decided to use Alpha Studio Photography for our wedding day photography on April 9th 2011 - it was one of the best decisions that we could have made! They came to where the girls were getting ready and to the guys. They first took photos of our preparation time. It was so comfortable having them around, it didn’t feel like they were there at all - the photos taken are priceless. During the ceremony every angle was accounted for and again at no time did it ever feel like they were in our faces snapping away. They captured all the special moments during the ceremony and afterwards in the church grounds. They also captured some our favourite photos at the reception - the ideas and creations they came up with are stunning and the photos are amazing. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alpha Studio Photography for your big day – whether it be a wedding, a birthday or any big milestone. The knowledge and expertise of them and their friendly and relaxed nature helped make the day run smoothly. When we received our album it was so much more than we had hoped for! The quality was of an extremely high standard and every moment was captured perfectly! Thank you so much for everything!” - Robyn and Brett
“Alpha Studio made our wedding day so memorable. We are so happy we chose them. The beautiful album that they presented us with, after our honeymoon, was priceless. Our parents also loved the Parent Album we gave them. Everything was just perfect. Thank you guys!”
- Amanda and David
“As a gift to our daughter and son in-law we asked Alpha Studio to do a photo shoot of our precious grandson, Joshua. Their professionalism and patience with Joshua during the photo shoot was commendable. Our daughter expressed her amazement at how they captured Joshua’s unique personality in every photo. We would not hesitate to recommend Alpha Studio Photography.” - Sharon
“My children are my life so it was very important that Alpha Studio did a great job on our photos. They managed to capture the true expressions of both my girls. They were so patient and amazing with my children.”
- Sonia Ryan
“I can’t remember when I last liked a photo of myself. Alpha Studio Photography managed to do this in such a small amount of shots. A great memory to pass on to my grandchildren.” - Sheila Hawkins
“Their personal touch and patience with my grandson Oliver was fantastic. Oliver felt so at home he even gave Jayne a hug goodbye. I will treasure these photos forever.” - Lesley Jewell
“My mum just cried and cried when she opened her birthday present. Pictures of her three children. She loved all of them and couldn’t decide which ones to put on the wall.
Thank you guys, you made my mother so happy.” - Steph
“It was easy dealing with Jayne at Alpha Studio. She was very friendly, efficient and her work is amazing and creative. Her return service is very quick and she was happy to assist in any way. She made us feel like we were the only customers. Very Special. Thanks Jayne - We just adore the photos.” - External Feedback from Janette