Sunset Weddings

Elope to the Coast Team - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Lauren & Matt where married on the Gold Coast in April. this year. To capture a beautiful sunset is not always easy and often it will depend on the location of the ceremony & reception. We were lucky in that Lauren & Matts wedding reception was to be on board a vessel leaving form the wharfs at Marina Mirage.


Admin SOS Development - Monday, March 25, 2013



- Someone to take photos for a period of time.




- Someone to take photos for a period of time.

- Camera and lenses.

- Flash and lighting equipment.

- Memory cards or film.

- The amount of money and time spent on training and practice.

- Travelling to the shoot.

- Editing all the images.

- Cost and time involved with processing the images.

- Promotional and website costs.

- Phone and other expenses spent arranging the shoot.

- The percentage that goes to the taxman.

- Insurance.


Having said all that "I love my job"!! If you love what you do, you actually never work a day in your life!!

Choosing your wedding photographer

Admin SOS Development - Wednesday, March 20, 2013

When choosing your wedding photographer, it is very important to ensure that you have more than just a mobile phone number.

Beware of the photographer who wants to meet you at a coffee shop and show you his/her portfolio.  Their excuse that they are “moving house” or their other albums are in storage, may put some doubt in one’s mind.

Ensure with your photographer that he/she has an address (and not a post office box) because you may have paid all your money, and he/she may not turn up for your wedding photography or he/she does your photography and you don’t get the photos.  And all you have, is a mobile phone number.

Consider this when choosing your wedding photographer -  use a reputable wedding photographer who has membership with the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). 

Please consider Ray Lawler Studio when looking for your professional wedding photographer.

Your Local Wedding Guide

Admin SOS Development - Monday, March 04, 2013

Ray Lawler Photography and Video were proud to be one of the major sponsors at Your Local Wedding Guide Expo held at the Convention Centre, Gold Coast on Sunday 3rd March 2013. 


It was a highly successful day with lots of photography and videography enquiries from newly engaged couples.  There were pregnant brides-to-be, babies, toddlers and prams, with parents preparing to "tie the knot". 


There were lots of photographic companies, wedding venues, florists, marriage celebrants, hair and make-up teams, photo booths, candy suppliers and Andrew from United Limousines showing off his new hummer. 


Your Local Wedding Guide has 2 expos per year and for couples wishing to get ideas, it really is worth going to. 


As part of being a major sponsor, our Studio donated an engagement shoot to the value of $1000.00.  It includes approximately 45 (13 x 18 cm) printed photos, 5 enlargement photos (20 x 30 cm), a hi-res disc of all the images, and an online gallery of 50 photos to be viewed by family and friends! 


Thank you to your Local Wedding Guide for another successful event!

Thank you from Alison and Alan

Admin SOS Development - Monday, February 25, 2013

I just wanted to send a quick email and say thank you once again for all the beautiful wedding photos that you took for us. I look at them all the time and before I know it, I have wasted an hour or two.
I absolutely love the canvas. I am most definitely impressed and so happy and if I do say so myself, I think Alan and I look like a beautiful bride and groom.
From Ray Lawler Studio - thank you Alison and Alan for allowing us to film your wedding day, you have a beautiful family and congratulate you on the arrival of baby Jaxson!! 

Testimonial - 60 Years of Marriage!

Admin SOS Development - Monday, February 11, 2013

Testimonial from Barbara from New Zealand

Thank you so much for sending the disc and the beautiful photos which you took on the occasion of our Diamond Wedding Anniversary at Palazzo Versace on 6th December 2012.  We were delighted with all the photos as, with your skills, you captured some magical moments of a memorable evening.  We also delighted in your good company and felt sad when the last photo was taken!

My husband joins me in sending to you our grateful thanks and all good wishes for a very happy and successful year in 2013. 

With warmest regards



Testimonial from Daniella and David

Admin SOS Development - Friday, February 08, 2013

We decided after our first meeting with them that we would use Ray Lawler Studio on our wedding day and we didn't even look at any other photographers after this meeting. We were very confident that they would deliver what we wanted for both the photography and videography of our wedding day. Our co-ordinator was lovely and planned the timing of the photographer and videographer perfectly. Ray and Simon were very professional and patient. The photos were beautiful and the video captured every special moment.

Kind Regards

Daniella and David

Daniella Slipped into David's Life!

Admin SOS Development - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Dave and Daniella first met at a cafe in Broadbeach where Daniella slipped on a patch of wet floor. Being the gentleman that he is, he helped her up off the floor.  Daniella  offered to buy him a coffee to thank him but he declined and instead shouted her lunch. They talked for about 3 hours and then exchanged phone numbers. And the love story began ...

Dave proposed to Daniella on a night out at Jupiters Casino, celebrating his 30th birthday. Daniella was getting ready in their hotel room and walked out of the bathroom asked him how she looked. Daniella said, “He said I was missing something and then he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring and asked me to marry him.”

Dave and Daniella  married at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove and honeymooned on beautiful Hayman Island for a week.

They said of Ray Lawler Studio “At our first meeting with Ray Lawler Studio we felt they were very confident that they would deliver what we wanted for both the photography and videography for our wedding day. Our co-ordinator was lovely and planned the timing of the photographer and videographer perfectly. Ray and Simon were very professional and patient. The photos were beautiful and the video captured every special moment.”


Bride’s tip:  wear comfortable shoes!!

Brisbane Wedding

Admin SOS Development - Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blaise and Rehema have been together since childhood, but separated when the War came in their country.  Both fled to different countries where Rehema ended up in Australia and Blaise in Tanzania.  They met up again, and Blaise proposed to Rehema via email, asking her to be his wife. 

Blaise and Rehema married at Dunamis Christian Church in Brisbane, and their reception venue was Logan City Recreation Club.  Blaise and Rehema said the food and service was excellent.  Their colour theme was red, black and white.

Rehema chose big fresh red roses with diamantes and black feathers around the bouquet.  What a stunning effect!

Their wedding cake was a  white chocolate twelve piece cake which looked terrific and tasted as good as it looked.

Rehema arrived in a hummer which was a real treat. 

Our couple chose Ray Lawler Studio for their photography and videography.  They said of Ray Lawler "Our photographs turned out better than we could have imagined.  We have some of the most beautiful photos to cherish forever.  We are also getting an album, and it will be hard to choose the photos for it as there are so many fantastic photos!  They also did a video of the whole day for us.  Our package included 6 copies, so we are sending a copy to our overseas relatives and friends who could not come to our wedding.  Having both the videographer and photographer from the same company was good as they worked well together.  We also got a great value package."

Rehema and Blaise spent their honeymoon night in Brisbane city and  then went to Noosa in a luxury Mercedes Benz where they stayed for a week.

Bride’s advice: It only happens once, so have the time of your life. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about the two of you!

Rehema and Blaise said that everything was exceptional and beyond their expectations. It was amazing day for all to remember!! 

Blaise and Rehema are also our real life story for the next Gold Coast Weddings Magazine which comes out on 1st March. 


Admin SOS Development - Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ray Lawler Studio had a wonderful 2012, being able to attend some of the most beautiful weddings held on the Gold Coast, Mt Tamborine, Ipswich and Byron Bay, and at Santa Barbara, USA!!


Having been in business since 1986, Ray's experience is evident at weddings, ensuring couples are at ease being photographed on one of the most important days of their lives.  Ray takes pride in every wedding he does, editing the imagery himself. 


Our videographer, Simon, has been with us for over 8 years, and with his experience in post production, he creates wonderful DVDs for couples of their day. 


Having such a good team has kept Ray Lawler Studio in business. We take pride in what we do, we meet with couples during business hours, after hours, and on weekends, to discuss their day with them and also show them albums of previous weddings we have photographed.


We have photographed at most wedding venues on the Gold Coast, and know where to get the best shots on premises. 


Our website has some great packages on offer.  Feel free to contact our studio on 07 55 342 740 at any time to arrange an appointment.