Capturing a story


Each week we will have the honour of hearing from an industry professional, who will provide general information about their business and some tips to couples just about to start planning their big day. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming trying to book everything for your wedding, let alone knowing what questions to ask! We are hoping our Wedding Professional Showcase series of blogs will give you a good head start.

Loren Hayne is a local photographer who we have the pleasure of seeing frequently at Branell. She has a unique style, one which reflects the personality of the couples and truly captures all of those special moments. There are a large number of photos accompanying the editorial because we found it too hard to choose only a couple! We hope you enjoy reading Loren’s piece below and getting inspiration from her fantastic photos.

My name is Loren Hayne. I am Tall Timber Studio Mt Crosby. A nimble, creative and well-respected photographic studio amongst the tall gumtrees of Brisbane’s outer-west.

I am creative, passionate and renowned for what I do. I am a creator of photographs. I have an undeniable lust for texture, light, colour and emotion. My style is contemporary (to a point), Fun (never boring) and Classical (style that never dates). My photographs are “one of kinds” that ooze emotion, vibrancy and originality. I believe in presenting you with photographs that will not date – I want you to look back on them and love them just the same years down the track.

Vivacious and fun loving, my personality is expressed through my photography. Tall Timber Studio has rapidly gained a reputation as a well-respected wedding studio, a reputation spread by word of mouth. Many of my clients are repeat clients and have also since become great friends. I have not only been fortunate to have captured their wedding day, but for some, the arrival of precious newborns and others’ regular family portraits.

Published, trusted, exhibited and proven, I am known as a specialist in wedding photography. I have over 15 years experience in the industry having had my photographs published in top bridal magazines & websites, exhibited in exhibitions and showcased by some of Australia’s top wedding venues and wedding dress designers. I have lost track of the number of weddings I have photographed… but it must be in the vicinity of 300 weddings.

A country girl, raised on a farm in the Lockyer Valley, I have lived and worked in the Valley region all my life and this is where I established my photographic career. I have a passion for the region and love “country” weddings. Branell Homestead is the perfect venue for couples seeking a country theme for their special day with grassy open paddocks, horse stables, a fruit orchard, cattle & chickens, not to mention the gorgeous homestead itself.   My favourite time of year to photograph at Branell is Autumn, when you’re blessed with sensational sunsets and golden afternoon light.


What I enjoy most about wedding photography is capturing the raw emotion of it all; the excited brides, nervous and sometimes emotional grooms, the first glimpse, teary parents, jubilant celebrations and reception shenanigans. There is nothing more thrilling than capturing these fleeting moments in time that may have been forgotten if not for treasured photographs. I am able to capture not only the people, but the surrounds and other little snippets at the wedding and blend all aspects of the event into a collection of images to treasure.

I take extreme pride in my work, it is simply not a case of turning up and clicking a button. There are no limits to the number of images captured on your wedding day… from the moment I arrive to the time I leave I am there capturing your story. I photograph with high end photographic equipment and always have another experienced wedding photographer with me on the day to ensure the emotion, the fun and the formality of your day is 100% covered. I shoot with Canon DSLR’s and provide couples with a USB of high resolution digital images in a variety of colour and B&W formats. Upon request, I can also organise specialised prints and albums.


The one single piece of advice I would give couples planning their wedding is:
After the cake is cut, the flowers have wilted and the last favour has been stuffed into your Aunty Margaret’s purse, only your photos remain. Wedding photos are a cherished keepsake, passed down through generations, and the only commemoration of thousands of hours and dollars spent to plan one of the most important days of your life. Other than a choice of spouse, the choice of wedding photographer is the most important wedding-related decision you will make.

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