Meet the Team!
We here at Willow Branch are passionate about your love story and personal journey, and over the years we have found our niche in our genres that make us experts at what we do! We can confidently guide you on your search for the best wedding photography package, or give you an amazing pampering beauty experience with a bridal boudoir session which is a super popular wedding gift for the groom (or bride)!
I am the founder of Willow Branch Photography and I run the business side of things, as well as photograph boudoir sessions full time. I have 10 years of experience in wedding and portrait photography, and I have a degree in photography from Griffith University. I am AIPP accredited, and I am extremely perfectionistic when it comes to all the work that leaves my office with the Willow Branch brand. I have handpicked every one of my wedding photographers, and I can honestly say that they are the best bunch of photographers I have had the pleasure of meeting! Besides running the day to day part of the business and editing our beautiful wedding photos from all over Queensland (and sometimes interstate and overseas), boudoir is where my passion lies and I find it incredibly rewarding! I’m originally from Norway and have lived 13 years in Australia. I have a beautiful little boy and a super supportive husband, as well as a fluffy white dog and a tripod cat that make the household interesting!
The name Willow Branch comes from my Norwegian maiden name which directly translates into “Grove Branch”. I chose my favourite tree that can be found in groves to accompany the Branch in my name, and thus Willow Branch Photography was born. I love the willow for its elegance and strength; “the roots are remarkable for their toughness and tenacity to live”.
Elizabeth has been shooting weddings for 10 years and still gets excited for every one. She has been obsessed with love, romance and all things wedding since she was pasting cut outs from bridal magazines onto her school books in grade one! Elizabeth is married to a teacher, has two cute kids and a cat named Hermione. She loves reading, cooking, shooting and travelling and dreams about doing all four at once.
Charlotte and is a wife, mother to a very active and fun little boy, animal lover and photographer. She has lived in beautiful Queensland her whole life but recently spent a year in Melbourne exploring all it has to offer, including the great ocean road, 12 apostles, many trips to chocolate shops in the Yarra Valley region, and too many good restaurants to name! As a photographer she has years of experience photographing weddings and she knows how important each and every couple’s special day is. She will always go above and beyond for your wedding photos, she absolutely loves what she does and is always trying new things to get that WOW factor shot that will leave you breathless, creating images that you will cherish forever.
Pat is adventurous, loving and passionate, she is like a very curious child: getting surprised and loving every creature (human or wild) and every place she discovers. Pat and Carlos are a husband-wife team originally from the beautiful Spain and shoot weddings together when our couples request a second shooter for their day.
Carlos loves fun and has lots of experience and passion. He enjoys life to the fullest and loves to share incredible moments with the wonderful people he meets along the way. Carlos and Pat are a husband-wife team originally from the beautiful Spain and shoot weddings together when our couples request a second shooter for their day.
“Accreditation is designed to give you, the consumer, confidence that your professional photographer is a proven, experienced, technically capable, professional practitioner who complies with all legal business requirements, has appropriate insurance and who is willing to agree to the mandatory “Code of Professional Practice” and to the requirement to continually improve their photographic skills by committing to continue their professional development.” – The AIPP website.
Other wedding vendors we recommend
Makeup and Hair: Alexis Harlow Makeup Artistry
Sammy and her team from Alexis Harlow Makeup Artistry are true professionals and they are excellent at wedding, photographic and special occasion makeup and hair! Sammy is one of the in-house makeup artist for our popular boudoir sessions!
Marriage Celebrant: Suzanne Riley
Suzanne Riley is the most friendly, approachable person with a huge passion for weddings! She’s a real people person and she loves making the ceremony all about the bride and groom and make sure it’s everything they dreamed it would be and more. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Suzanne on several occasions, and I always look forward to her ceremonies!
Marriage Celebrant: Joshua Withers
I have worked with Josh on a few weddings and he brings the ceremony to life like I have never seen before! Everyone loves him, and I find it really refreshing to be a photographer at weddings where people are encouraged to engage and be involved – plus, he wears awesome bow ties!
Wedding Gown Designer: Begitta Bridal
Begitta’s creations are the most stunning couture pieces you will ever see! Her gowns are one of a kind and made to measure, and Begitta is a lovely lady who will take great care of you and your gown!
DJ, MC & Lighting: G&M Event Group
Glen and Miranda and their team of professionals have been around for 15 years and can provide you with the best of the best DJ, MC and lighting services for your event! Having worked with them on several occasions, I can vouch for their professional and high quality service!
Cake: Sommertime Cakes
Sommer’s cakes look AMAZING, and they taste equally amazing! Sommer can pretty much do anything that has to do with cake for special occasions, and every time I see one of her new creations I am gobsmacked!