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New Years Eve saw me at Mission Beach to photograph the wedding of North Queensland Cowboy and QLD Origin player Matt Scott and his stunning bride Lauren. It was a lavish affair with the reception held at the swanky “The Elandra” at South Mission Beach. Roanne Johnson from the Townsville Bulletin wrote a story today about the wedding with a photo of mine and a few choice quotes. I’ve put the story below.
There were also a few ‘uninvited guests’ at the wedding. As I left the Elandra after photographing Lauren and her bridesmaids getting ready some of the local wildlife came out to say “G’day”. Grabbed this quick video with my iPhone. I’ve never seen a cassowary with her chicks before, I think this is a pretty rare sight.
LOOKING A-list glamorous posed in front of a luxury Rolls Royce, Matt Scott and Lauren Moore officially tied the knot in front a of footy-studded guest list at the weekend.
The popular Cowboys player and his beautiful fiancee said their vows on New Year’s Eve in front of 100 family and friends at St John’s Evangelist Church, Silkwood.
The reception followed shortly after at the trendy Elandra Resort on Mission Beach which was fully booked for the exclusive function.
The pair, who have been a couple for more than seven years, had a bridal party of five bridesmaids and groomsmen, including Johnathan Thurston who suited up to be by Matt’s side for the big day.
Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini, coach Neil Henry and football manager Peter Parr attended, as well as former Cowboys players Ben Harris, Grant Rovelli and John Williams with their respective WAGs.
The Catholic church service included a symbolic lighting of two candles by the wedded couple to cement their union and a magical reception by a resort pool overlooking Dunk Island.
Townsville photographer Cameron Laird, who took this stunning wedding photo on Mission Beach, said the day was just wonderful for the couple.
“Lauren is beautiful and she looked absolutely stunning while Matt has a great smile they were amazing to work with,” he said.
Mr Laird spent the morning photographing the couple as they got ready for the occasion and saw all of the behind-the-scenes preparation.
“She was a bit teary at the church and he seemed nervous early on but once married they were so relaxed and happy,” he said.
The wild weather held off for Matt, who is originally from Ilfracombe, and Lauren, who moved to Townsville with her parents from Geelong in 1995.
“It was overcast but they didn’t get rained on however the humidity was pretty bad. .”
The two love birds were unable to be contacted yesterday with both their mobile phones switched off as they enjoyed a romantic honeymoon in Bali.
Admittedly this equipment isn’t heavy but it’s amazing how much extra there is when you venture even slightly into video. I recently picked up a Sony UWP UHF wireless microphone package and gave it a spin during the press conference after the North Queensland Cowboys v Gold Coast Titans match. I transmit my photographs from the press room so it was easy peasy.
As the room is full of TV networks after the match there really is no need for me to worry about setting up my microphone. I just grabbed the frequency that one of the networks was using on their Sony wireless kit and tuned in to that. Then it was as simple as plugging the output of the Sony UWP receiver into my MacBook Pro (which I was working on anyway) and recording the press conference audio in Quicktime.
You can have a listen to the audio quality at this [link] if you are interested.
I LOVE Google Calendar and use it as my go-to calendar app on my computers and my iPhone. It is pretty much a perfectly developed calendar application and everything is in sync ALL THE TIME. Perfecto. I have a bunch of different calendars all syncing together and have just finished a North Queensland Cowboys 2010 NRL calendar. I shoot all the Cowboys games so having this calendar is imperative. The beauty with Google Calendars is that you can make them public and share with others. So without further ado…
You will note the dates for some of the upcoming rounds aren’t set yet. This is because the NRL only schedule about six round in advance. As the NRL announces exact dates and times my calendar will be updated and if you subscribe to it then yours will be too! The calendar below will automatically update as I change mine. If you are a Google Calendar user you can just click the +Google Calendar at the bottom of the calendar below to subscribe.
Last night saw the Bulldogs travel to Townsville to take on the normally tough-at-home Cowboys. I thought it was a pretty good match with the Bulldogs coming out on top 22-12.
The match was held up twice thanks to two MASSIVE head clashes between Jarrad Hickey and Carl Webb and then between Jamal Idris and Willie Tonga. I was only about three metres from the second head clash and I can’t understand how Willie Tonga even got up. Ok, he was very groggy as he was led from the field but believe me, head clashes don’t come any bigger than that. I would have been happy to be out of hospital in under a week! Hickey was taken from the field on a medi-cab but thankfully he was fine by the end of the game and should be right to play next week.
Here’s a short 30 second Channel 9 highlight package showing the head clashes.
Here’s a few pics from the game to whet your footy appetite. All pics with Canon EOS 1DMKiii and Canon EF 400 f2.8L IS USM / Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L
Shot the North Queensland Cowboys v Penrith Panthers NRL match last night. Quite dull really, maybe it has a bit to do with the recent controversy that is surrounding the NRL and some of the halfwit players involved in the game. I’m not sure if it is just me but I am pretty tired of that code. After dealing with the true gentlemen involved with V8 Supercar racing and the great guys with the North Queensland Fury it is difficult to come to terms with the kindergarten mentality of some of the rugby league players as well as more than a few club officials! Anyway, that is my rant for now Oh, if you are interested, the Cowboys lost 20-28…
Here’s a few snaps from the game, all shot on Canon EOS1DMkIII’s and 400 2.8L IS USM and 70-200 2.8L IS USM lenses.