If you are after the perfect country back road look where the horizon winds off into the distance then this is the location for you. You will find this road out the back of Fernvale QLD in a quiet hardly driven location. Free for children to run and play and enjoy the outdoors without the hassle bussel of hi ways. Sit back and relax on the gorgeous dead logs lying in the long cascading grasses or walk the windy dirt road with gold light streaming behind you in the late evening. Enjoy the mountain views in the distance while the sunsets around you.
As a rule most shoots take place 1 hour prior to sunset, but some locations require a slightly earlier start time. This is one of those. Being surrounded by mountains means the sun sets behind the hills earlier by say 30 mins compared to an open location. So we must begin your session around one and a half hours before sunset to ensure the perfectly lit images you desire.
Located 25 mins out of Fernvale QLD, this location offers a wide variety of variance to suite the green, lush, tree lover in you. With fresh mountain streams, wild flowers, green open field, majestic forest trees and the sound of bell birds in the distance you will forever fall in love with this location each time you visit.
Again this is an early start location due to being surrounded by mountains and forest. Shooting at pretty much any time of day is possible at this location for those with afternoon engagements or younger children who need to get home earlier for bed or dinner ect. The rainforest location is slightly cooler than your average Fernvale temps dropping by around 5degrees and quite cooler come evening so rug up if you choose this location around end of Autumn and into Winter.
Location number 3 offers a wide range of light diversity. From soft lemon lights to the golden hour which leads into stunning sunsets you only dreamt about this location is set to impress the fussiest of happy snappers :). This is my most used location to date due to its known lighting and convenient close location to Fernvale. Situated on Wivenhoe Dam you also have the convenience of picnic tables and bbq's at your disposal if you decide to stay for a family bbq afterwards or prior to your shoot to make a day of it. Gates shut on this location at approx 6:30pm and re open at around the same time AM.
If you crave those golden light images and evening silhouettes then this is your location of choice and mine too.
LOCATION #2 + #3
Best of Both Combined.
Do you have trouble choosing between country or forest? Or you love the green lush look but adore the gold light and silhouettes too?. Then this might just be the combo for you. When you choose the forest and country combo you get the best of both worlds together to create the dream shoot.
We start at the forest location earlier than usual and time our sessions so we are at our country location only 10 mins down the road right on the gold light and sillhoette hour.
This session does require timing so pre planning is the key.
Quiet Dirt Road
This location is a quiet dirt road located around Fernvale. As far as I know I am the only photographer that uses this particular road and apart from the odd resident who lives locally driving past there is no other traffic around making it safe for all ages to attend. There are side grass fields, the dirt road itself and some stunning soft light involved with this location. Dead trees make for interesting shoot throughs for something different and light once again sets earlier here than some other locations so an earlier shoot start time is best for this one.
Country Road Right in town.
This is a well used location along the rail trail within Fernvale itself. With soft and golden light opportunities, pink seeding grasses at times of the year, dirt roads, with patches of green when it can be dead everywhere else this is a local dream spot if you don't want to go too far out of town, and have lack of mobility.