About Gillian Foley Photography

Welcome to the blog and thanks for stopping by! This is my spot to share sneak peeks from recent photography shoots and the goings on in my life. My family and friends also feature quite often on my blog, so if you want to know about the happenings in our lives, this is the place to check!

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, we emigrated to Brisbane in November 2005. My husband (and sometimes 2nd shooter, Simon) and I are parents to two very busy little boys, Matthew and Jason, who not surprisingly are also developing interests in photography.

My children are my main inspiration (and sometimes not-so-willing subjects!!) and since taking the leap into the world of professional photography, I have broadened my horizons to include maternity, family, special occasions and commercial shoots. I am always willing to try something at least once!

Apart from the world of photography and life as a work-from-home mum, I am also a Les Mills bodycombat instructor (as my numerous facebook posts are testament to) and occasionally take on web design work. Yep, life is pretty busy!

If you have any queries about booking a shoot, please feel free to contact me. Enjoy the blog and feel free to leave comments!

Introducing Mr and Mrs Bilsbury ♥

April 26th, 2012

Robin and Susan asked Simon and I last year if we’d shoot their wedding in April and of course, we agreed instantly. The wedding was to be held in Tenterfield, NSW, approx 4 hours from Brisbane. It was great opportunity for us to get out of Brisbane and see more of Australia. I’d heard so  much about Toowoomba, that it was with great pride I could tell friends “I SAW THE SIGN TO TOOWOOMBA ON OUR WAY TO TENTERFIELD!” LOL! The wedding venue was breathtaking. Argyle Farm is the kind of place you could spend all day at, photographing, photographing, PHOTOGRAPHING! The weather held during the ceremony, despite forecasts of rain, although we had some showers during the after-ceremony shots.

Susan made an absolutely stunning bride and the look on Rob’s face when he first saw her – goosebump material ♥ It was honestly the first wedding I’ve shot that had  me snotty and teary-eyed during the vows (SHHHH don’t tell anyone!) *sniff* *sniff*

What a memorable day, with some seriously funny moments. One of the highlights (which just shows how wacky and cheeky Rob is) was when it was time to throw the garter. Rob had hidden a pair of granny knickers in his pocket and at the crucial moment threw these to the crowd. We roared with laughter – more so when the MC commented that he’d “gone up too far” and to “try again, a bit lower this time????” LOL!

Without furthe ado, here are some sneaks of the day. Robin and Batman, congratulations again and here’s to many, many years enjoying your life together! x G

Beautiful Robina Wedding with Rach and Matt

April 7th, 2012

We had an absolute blast shooting this wedding! I don’t think I stopped laughing when I was with the bridesmaids and groomsmen…hehehe What a fun bunch and so game to try anything I suggested (with some great suggestions of their own)! After going through the proofs, I’m having a hard time trying to select a “few” sneaks to post on the blog – I LOVE LOVE LOVE the atmosphere, the laughter and the joy that was captured on the day. I may have to post some more shortly XD Hope you guys like it too! Congrats, Matt and Rach and here’s to a long and happy future together! x Gill

Matt and Rach Huth


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