Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014
Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014
Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014
Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014
Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014

Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg for Oktoberfest 2014.

The beer was flowing like a river last night at Brisbane’s Bavarian Bier Cafe as renown Brisbane-based freelance beer writer Matt Kirkegaard, also known as BeerMatt tapped the keg to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014.

Matt shared some of the history of tapping the keg before geting to work on the keg before him. His beer knowledge is second to none, as you can see it’s a “very hazardous” job. I guess someone has to drink beer for a living…

Matt offers a range of tastings and consultancy services that help encourage people to think differently about beer.

I’m pleased to say no camera equipment was drenched when capturing these images!

Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Chermside Day Hospital by commercial photographer John Reyment
Chermside Day Hospital by commercial photographer John Reyment
Chermside Day Hospital by commercial photographer John Reyment
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital

I went behind the scenes recently with Dr Julian Hirst, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon based in Newstead to create a library of images that can be used by his web designer and PR firm.

Having your wisdom teeth extracted, that’s something to strike fear into most. But are these fears based on reality or some long held myth based on childhood experiences?

Dr Julian is very calming and approachable, answering all the questions you could imagine about the procedure he performs. He uses the latest and minimally invasive techniques to remove wisdom teeth so that his patients experience as little swelling, discomfort and risk as possible.

My brief was to provide profile and documentary images of Dr Julian in action in his new practice in Newstead and where he operates at the Chermside Day Hospital. The images would be feartured on his new website being designed by Daniel Sim of Daniel Sim Design and form collateral that The Press Garage would use for ongoing PR and advertising campaigns for Dr Julian Hirst and the launch of the brand My Wisdom Tooth Dr.

Our images have also been featured throughout the Chermside Day Hospital website.

Photographing surgical procedures in surgery dressed in scrubs was a new experience for me, my documentary, story telling approach was perfect. What was clearly apparent was how everyone worked as a team and the care and support given to each patient.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dr Julian and his team and provide images for Daniel Sim from DSD and Deana Tynan from The Press Garage.

Australian Traveller "Foodie Weekend" Hotlist 2014
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville jacaranda tree
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron Chef Cameron Matthews
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron Chef Cameron Matthews
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville romantic experiences
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville jacaranda tree
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville jacaranda tree
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The French Cottage
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spa Anise Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville romantic experiences
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The French Cottage
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The French Cottage
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville romantic experiences
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville romantic experiences
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron

Congratulations to Spicers Clovelly Estate for being named Australian Traveller Magazine’s Number 1 on their “Foodie Weekend” Hotlist 2014.

We’ve been photographing food and the experience on offer at Spicers Retreats properties for some time now, spending time at Spicers Clovelly Estate and dining at The Long Apron is a must do experience for any self respecting food lover or those wanting time out from their busy schedule.

We’ve included a few images from our Spicers Clovelly Estate collection. Jacaranda season is approaching, spending time relaxing under the jacaranda at Spicers Clovelly Estate enjoying a cocktail, reading a book, spending time with one you love as you prepare for dinner, does life get any better?

We provide our commercial photography clients with a library of story telling images that they are able to use for all their marketing and editorial needs at a moment’s notice.

Does a business really need professional photos? If you were ever wondering the power of having your own library of fabulous images, the feature in Australian Traveller Magazine featuring our image of Spicers Clovelly Estate with the jacaranda tree clearly illustrates how important images can be for your exposure in the media. This image is the lead image for the “Foodie Weekend” Hotlist 2014 printed in the magazine and on the Australian Traveller website home page and the “Foodie Weekend” Hotlist 2014 feature itself.

We see our role is to make accessing professional imagery easy for our clients. When an editor calls them requesting images, our clients are able to supply them with our high resolution attention capturing images that meet the brief before deadline.

Supplying eye catching custom images on deadline can mean you get premium exposure instead of your competitors.

fishmongers wife by commercial photographer john reyment
sunstar bakery melbourne by commercial photographer John Reyment
Luigi Pameijer Making Connections by commercial photographer john reyment
little caesars pizza perth by commercial photographer John Reyment
sunstar bakery melbourne by commercial photographer John Reyment
pasta vera sydney by commercial photographer John Reyment
neha sen masterchef by commercial photographer john reyment
Cameron Matthews Spicers Clovelly Estate by Brisbane commercial photographer John Reyment
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smoke alarm solutions brisbane commercial photographer john reyment
Brisbane Commercial photographer John Reyment 34
neha sen masterchef by commercial photographer john reyment
technology one Brisbane by commercial photographer John Reyment
fishmongers wife by commercial photographer john reyment
Stuart Phillips riviera bakery by commercial photographer John Reyment
technology one Brisbane by commercial photographer John Reyment
taros ramen adelaide street brisbane commercial photographer john reyment
Dulwich bakery by commercial photographer John Reyment
little caesars pizza perth by commercial photographer John Reyment
Daniel Jarrett Spicers Tamarind Retreat by Brisbane commercial photographer John Reyment
Mal Gill Bec Saul Shady Palms Stones Corner brisbane commercial photographer john reyment
Lien Yeomans by Brisbane commercial photographer John Reyment
Stephen Maguire, Bemrose Life by Brisbane commercial photographer John Reyment
Douglas Innes-Will Spicers Peak Lodge by Brisbane commercial photographer John Reyment
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Lien Yeomans by Brisbane commercial photographer John Reyment
Cameron Matthews Spicers Clovelly Estate by Brisbane commercial photographer John Reyment
technology one Brisbane by commercial photographer John Reyment
fishmongers wife by commercial photographer john reyment
Mal Gill Bec Saul Shady Palms Stones Corner brisbane commercial photographer john reyment
fishmongers wife by commercial photographer john reyment
Mal Gill Bec Saul Shady Palms Stones Corner brisbane commercial photographer john reyment
Douglas Innes-Will Spicers Peak Lodge by Brisbane commercial photographer John Reyment
smoke alarm solutions brisbane commercial photographer john reyment
neha sen masterchef by commercial photographer john reyment
mrs luus vietnamese canteen brisbane commercial photographer john reyment

Your business profile on your website deserves more than just a headshot photo. So it’s time to update your business website and general image. Yes, websites get tired and need to be refreshed every so often. What’s more, with so many people using a mobile device to surf the net these days, your website has to be responsive to look good and display your information correctly on both mobile and desktop device.

When updating your website, your web designer will ask you for photos to include on your website. They may source some stock images that perhaps your competitors may use. They’ll also ask you if you have any relevant photos to include.

Think for a moment of most of the about us web pages you’ve seen on a business website. If there are any photos at all, what’s typical is a generic stock photo of a group of people that you “just know” is not the people wanting you to do business with them.

You might find a paragraph about the director or partner in the company accompanied by a postage stamp sized headshot.  This image is often against a white (appears grey) background, is underexposed, pixelated with horror movie lighting.

Photos of the staff and team members customers actually do business with members of the team are often conspicuous by their absence.

Isn’t it time business owners showed more pride in how they present themselves and the valuable team working with them?

Potential clients and customers are constantly searching online and in social media to engage with the service providers they need. With so much competition in the marketplace, a valuable strategy is to feature professional images that present the real people of your organisation and what you are capable of.

The images here are some of the environmental, story telling workplace portraits we’ve done. More than just a headshot with a white background, each image gives the viewer an insight into the person, what they do, their personality, where they work. They connect emotionally and encourage engagement.

Would you like images of you and your team that connect with your potential clients and customers? Get in touch with us and let’s organise a meeting over coffee. After a chat about what you do, we’ll be able to suggest images we can create for you that will make your website message irresistible to your potential clients and customers.

Spicers Hidden Vale by commercial photographer John Reyment

Activities at Spicers Hidden Vale by commercial photographer John Reyment
High tea at Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Breakfast menu at Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Gourmet breakfast available daily

Breakfast menu at Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Chateaubriand 650gm local eye fillet, served with a table of garnishes

Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Wild Barramundi, sea greens, scallions, clams, wild black rice, Vongole emulsion

Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Hervey Bay scallops, salted caramel apple, peas, cauliflower and speck

Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Cottons Restaurant dishes, Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

Lauribrook goats milk panna cotta, mango, almonds and gelato

Activities at Spicers Hidden Vale by commercial photographer John Reyment
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View from Spicers Hidden Vale by commercial photographer John Reyment

I spent some time recently with award winning chef Ash Martin and his team out at Cottons Restaurant, Spicers Hidden Vale. My brief was to photograph some of the dishes Ash has put on the menu for the new Spicers Retreats website.

Ash has made the move down the mountain from Spicers Peak Lodge and has a fabulous menu to tempt locals and guests. Just over an hour from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale is well within reach of those wanting a dining experience away from the stress of the city.

The images here are some of the dishes on the menu, the chateaubriand certainly got my attention as I was doing the food photo shoot.

Have you been to a Spicers Retreat? When you have a moment, take some time off with someone special and enjoy a luxury experience of dining out and staying over…

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