Lorgie & Me

Here at Thorson Photography we don't do albums, but today I'm going to show you something that is very close to changing my mind on that subject. Lorgie & Me.

I was scouring the internet recently when I discovered Kamma's amazing wooden books and albums, they blew me away. They are so simple and beautiful and I'm really trying to work out away to fit them into what we do here at Thorson Photography. But just because I haven't worked this out yet doesn't mean that you can't check them out for yourself! While you're at it have a read of this interview Kamma did for Made It, it's pretty inspiring for those of you who want to work from home.

Here are some of my favourites!Custom Timber Wedding BookWedding Vows BookLondon Travel Journal

Reto & Marita

I remember the first time I spoke to Marita, I was at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets and my phone rang. I answered and on the other end of the line was one of the coolest brides I've ever had the pleasure of photographing. As soon as we started chatting we hit it off, Marita explained ideas for her wedding...popcorn, fairy floss, a rockabilly band and I responded with excited remarks like "yes!", "perfect!" and "awesome!". Pretty quickly the conversation moved to the fact that Marita's fiancé Reto was Swiss and that they really wanted to incorporate parts of his culture into the wedding day. As I listened to Marita's ideas and learnt more about her and Reto's relationship all I could think was "please book me, please book me, please book me!!!". So needless to say I was super pumped when I found out the couple wanted me as their photographer.

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Meet Annika

Annika is the newest member of Thorson Photography. She began as a second shooter and her work is so beautiful that she has quickly moved up to associate. I'm pretty sure a few of you would be asking yourselves "what is an associate photographer?", well pretty much if I'm booked for a date don't fret...you can still have the Thorson Photography experience with Annika! If you want to learn a little more about her please go here to our about page.I love this photo of Annika cause it pretty much sums her up...she's a wonderful photographer, hard worker and great with kids. The cute little guy with her is the page boy from Amy and Yana's wedding that we shot last month together. Also notice she is carrying her bag, my bag and a child, I'm pretty sure when I took this shot I was just carrying my camera and...no that's it just my camera! Isn't she the best? And strong too.This image is of Annika at a beautiful wedding we shot in Wee Jasper just this last weekend.

Trickle in Wired

If you've been following my blog for a while you'd know that my husband Caleb develops and publishes iPhone apps. This month his app Trickle appeared in Wired Magazine in their App Guide issue. Now for those of you who aren't big nerds Wired  is a huge deal, so I thought I'd share this exciting news with you all! If you're a big user of twitter make sure you go buy yourself a copy of Trickle. 

Fun Fact 1.

Something you may not know about me is that I fall over a lot at weddings (only during the location time). I've never been a clumsy person so I believe this new lack of coordination is caused by me walking backwards a lot, climbing through bushes and trees to get that perfect shot! So if you've booked me you're in for a treat.Also here is a fun picture Annika took of me last week bossing round the groom!


Amy & Yana

It's crazy how different each wedding is, I know most have big white dresses, cake and kisses...but each has a specific flavour.

Amy and Yana's wedding flavour was definitely emotional, I know what you are thinking "every wedding is emotional Amanda" and I would agree but still answer "not like this". There was beautiful openness in Amy and Yana, along with their families...they all loved each other so much and shared this throughout the day with laughter and lots of tears. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and I felt so privileged to photograph a wedding where both the bride and groom held their heart on their sleeve.

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Wet Feet

This is a photo from the wedding I shot last weekend and once again I'm bare foot in a puddle. The bride is wearing my more practical shoes so her's don't get spoiled and I've been wondering why I can't kick this cold! I'm pretty sure the answer lies in this image...my mum would have a fit.


Ok, so if anyone has tried contacting me through my website over the last few weeks and hasn't received a reply...I'm not ignoring you! My contact form hasn't been working properly, so instead just email me at amanda@thorsonphotography.com. I'm so sorry cause I'm usually really good at replying to inquiries.

Now to something a little more interesting. Many of you would know that I always have a second shooter with me at weddings and that they are all wonderful! On Saturday Tuli was shooting with me and I got a couple of killer shots of her that I thought I would share with you. She's a looker right?

Heidi & Dave

Ok, think of the nicest people you know and times it by five...Heidi and Dave are ten times nicer than that. When I think about them as a couple I can't help but smile and not a little smile, we are talking a huge ass grin. I cried during their ceremony and reception, pretty much I fell in love with them and that's why I'm so excited to share their wedding day with you!

Heidi and Dave's wedding was held and their church followed by a beautiful reception at The Lobby. For their location photos they wanted to go to their favourite book store and just to hang out....it was the best! Also I wanted to point out how great Heidi's 'bridal' taste was, her dress and shoes were hot. I know you will enjoy looking at this post.

Before I show you their beautiful wedding let me just mention how Dave proposed...he flew Heidi (yes he can fly a plane!) over a beautiful beach and his proposal was written right there on the sand. Crazy hey?

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Frocktober - Lisa Barrett

I love following my friend Lisa Barrett's blog! She is such a creative with her clothes, jewellery, fabric and furniture. She is also a master at styling shoots, do you remember this one for Joie Magazine? It's all Lisa's genius!

At the moment Lisa is taking part in Frocktober raising money for ovarian cancer and seeing that I have ovaries I thought it might be a great thing to support. So make sure you check out Lisa's blog and all of her dresses one for each day of October (note I only own about 5 dresses and Lisa's extensive wardrobe puts me to shame).Note: I didn't take this photo, I'm assuming one of her lovely family members did!

Evan & Zoe

Some weddings are just perfect...like Evan and Zoe's. They are such an amazing couple, always putting others before themselves and it was just so wonderful to see all the people who love them come together and celebrate.

Both Zoe and Evan are creatives, so it makes sense that their wedding would be filled with lovely handmade details and along with that,  Evan singing an original song he wrote for Zoe...as I said it was perfect.

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Instagram Magic

I'm busy, super busy and unfortunately this means I've been neglecting my blog. So I had a spare five minutes and I thought I'd share some of my favourite Instagram images from the last month or so...just to keep you interested. Don't worry I have so many amazing weddings to share with you soon, that's why I'm busy it's wedding Season!


My new favourite online store is Ornamenta! It's amazing, make sure you check out it's wonderful stationary, home wares and ribbons.


My Mum came to me a couple of months ago and explained that her friend Lee's dog was very ill. Mum being the wonderful, thoughtful person that she is wanted to hire me to take some photos of Mollie while she was still well. I agreed.Then this last Thursday I got a lovely card which read: Dear Amanda,  Thank  you so much for creating such a wonderful Mollie album. I love it. I am drawn to go back and look at the photos again and again because they are interesting and like art - to be admired. I treasure this album and it is one of the best gifts I have ever received. You did a fantastic job. Lee

How nice is that? It's so lovely to have your work understood and appreciated, but more than that it's wonderful to be able to give someone images that mean so much to them.

New bag

Many of you by now would know how much I love to shop online. At this very moment a new bag (and a couple of other items) is making it's way to my house via Australia Post and I can't wait! To help channel my excitement I thought I would show you all what it looks like...or what it's suppose to look like. Thanks Urban Outfitters!

Culture - The Canberra Centre Magazine

Firstly welcome to my new website and blog! I've finally switched and left my Tumblr behind...which is just a little sad.

Lately I've been doing some fun work for the Canberra Centre's magazine which is called Culture. It's a fun little job that I do every few months photographing fashionable shoppers to go on the 'spotted' page in the back of the magazine. So next time you're in the Canberra Centre make sure you look good just incase I want to snap your picture.

The Secret World of Alex Mac

I was born in the 80’s and had most of my teen years through the 90’s so it makes sense that one of my favourite TV shows of all time would be The Secret World of Alex Mac. Pretty much the story goes that Alex the main character gets chemicals dumped over her and she gets super powers, like shooting electricity out of her fingers and turning into goo. This paired with her amazing hats and fashion sense (she was very hip in the 90’s) made for the best show ever!

Joie Magazine - Fall 2011 the extras

I’m so excited to share the rest of the Joie fall shoot with you today. As I mention before I got to work with the lovely models Lauren and Hannah, Hannah also helped style the shoot and designed some of the lovely clothes she wore. Many of you would also recognise the beautiful stylings and designs of Lisa Barrett, the brains behind Tango & James.

These aren’t all the images from the shoot, if you want to check them out please visit my Facebook.

Joie Magazine - Fall 2011

The fall issue of Joie magazine is out! Please click here and read it!I’m excited to share the images with you from my shoot on Monday.



As you know I love taking photos and I’m also a little bit of a sucker for social networking…so I joined Instagram. Pretty much you have a profile, you take cute photos on your phone and then they get posted on your Facebook and Twitter. If you join please let me know, I’d love to follow you!

Here are a few of my Instagram shots.