About Doe & Deer Photography
Photographer - Toni
Hi, I am Toni, the face behind Doe & Deer Photography. I am a professional wedding photographer based on Queensland's Gold Coast. First and foremost I am a wife and a mother, these connections have changed the way I look at images and how I tell your story. Moments matter! I have realised perfectly posed images just aren't for me, whilst lovely, they don't show your connection. I want to see YOU in your images, your connection, your hearts exploding, your smile that truly reaches your eyes.
Doe & Deer Photography was established in 2015, not long after our daughter Millie arrived. I realised I wanted to follow my dream and to set an example for my children that they could do anything they wished to do. Out of this, and some beautiful friends who lovingly pushed me to shoot their wedding, Doe & Deer Photography was born.
I am drawn to photographing people, the love and raw emotion just gets me, every damn time. I know I have nailed a session when I find myself smiling, laughing or even crying while at the computer editing the images.
When I am not shooting I spend my days scouting locations thinly guised as family adventures. I love nothing better than getting out of the house, beaches, picnics, bushwalking or swimming in waterfalls with my ever so patient husband and beautiful children. I am a coffee addict and nothing beats a near frozen beer on a hot summer afternoon. I am a lover for all things animals but horses are my jam. Our oldest baby is a four legged chestnut fellow by the name of Bruno.
I am truly blessed to have an occupation I am passionate about and love. I take pride in my work and am honoured with each and every booking, with each and every couple that have me along to document their day. If you're still undecided did I mention I love coffee or a sneaky beer? Lets go and grab a drink or two and get to know each other a little better.
In 2021 the number of weddings we covered jumped significantly, more than one person could successfully handle on their own! Out of this we expanded the team to include some of my absolute favourite photographers Jess and Nicole (otherwise referred to as associate shooters aka a photographer who gets all the fun without the admin). It's a hard thing placing your baby in someone else's hands, so this decision did not come lightly.
Our associate shooters are professional photographers and have been hand selected for their sympathetic shooting style similar to Toni. Toni will still handle all of the pre wedding details along with the editing and delivery of your images.