Well, hello there gorgeous!
I've loved creating stories since I was a kid. As a grown up person, I started out as a lawyer. Pretty soon, I went back to what I'd wanted all along, and became a writer. That morphed into multimedia production, and eventually I fell completely in love with video production.
NO Cheesy Wedding Videos
I come alive capturing authentic, beautiful human connections, the fun and the warmth that is visible on your wedding day. That's where the gold is. And it's the most natural, unstaged thing.
This work keeps me firm in the belief that life is good. That people are amazing. That our families and friends are everything.
ABIA Awards 2017
In 2017 I was recognised as runner up at the Queensland ABIA awards for videography, with a score of 99.9% given by brides I'd worked with in the previous 12 months.
My Fun Facts
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Love, Michaela xx
About 75% of the time, I'm accompanied to weddings by either one of my talented colleagues Michele Pocknee or Lauren Redman. Their camera work is crazy beautiful, and they're both extremely professional, which is so important to me. How vendors conduct themselves on your wedding day makes a tangible difference to your experience and your guests' day.
With a second videographer, you get a greater depth of footage. It means we can be in two places at one time, so we don't miss a thing!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do you film weddings?
I am based in Brisbane, Queensland. But I also film around South East Queensland including Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Lockyer Valley, Toowoomba and Northern NSW.
Your Wedding Story is a preferred supplier at a number of SEQ venues including Gabbinbar Homestead, Spicers Hiddenvale, An Island Hideaway and Brisbane Racing Club.
My fiance is camera shy - is that a problem?
Absolutely not. I usually meet with each couple for a coffee prior to the wedding so that when I turn up on your wedding day you feel more at ease.
I can assure you that on your wedding day there will be so much to take in, the cameras won't be as noticeable as you think.
What is the difference between videography and cinematography?
Some wedding videos are produced in a cinematic way - with large sweeping camera actions that have a Hollywood feel about them. Cinematography is beautiful - but it tends to involve a lot of equipment, and some couples can find it intrusive. It's really down to your personal preference. My style of filming is more discreet, apart from those times in the day set aside for staged shots, such as your photo shoot. I believe I can capture the most authentic emotions, and the most beautiful moments, when I am positioned subtly in the background and people aren't thinking about the fact they are on camera.
Do you film in HD?
All my footage is shot in High Definition (HD) and is suitable to playback on widescreen TVs (or larger screens), as well as on your phone or tablet.
Do you offer photography as well?
More on that on our photography page >>
Do you provide raw footage?
Our all-inclusive package includes all your extended footage. We lightly edit the footage from each section of the day to make it "watchable". (Raw footage is useless to most people as it is just a bunch of individual files, often with extended periods of not much happening).