Young couple in stylish attire, crossing a city road while sharing a laugh, creating a joyful moment during their elopement photoshoot


Love Stories I've Captured

Brisbane Powerhouse Wedding Photography

Sophie and Sam It was in 2010 at the UQ Red Room bar that a beer-drinking gal met a wine-drinking guy. 12 years later, Sophie and Sam gathered a collective of their closest friends and family to cele...

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Noosa Tiny House Elopement

I was lucky enough to photograph Tamika and Ben’s amazing Noosa Tiny House Elopement here on the Sunshine Coast. When I first heard from Tamika and Ben I was BEYOND excited about their elopement! ...

Beach portrait Same-Sex Micro Wedding Bridal Shoot on Peregian Beach, Sunshine Coast

Micro Wedding Photography at Peregian Beach

Anna and Sinead's same-sex micro wedding was a celebration of love and joy and I was so privileged to capture it. Same-Sex Micro Wedding On the big day, I met Sinead at the gorgeous home of Anna’s c...

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Country Wedding Photography at Roscrea Homestead

Roxy and Greg’s country wedding in Glen Williams, just a 45-minute drive from Newcastle, was a celebration that brought their family and friends together from across Australia.  A Country Wedding...

Bride and Groom Sherwood Arboretum Brisbane Wedding Photography

Boulevard Gardens Wedding Photography Brisbane

Boulevard Gardens Wedding Photography Brisbane Annabelle and Josh’s Brisbane wedding was a celebration of love and joy surrounded by friends and family. Deeply heartfelt, truly beautiful and damn per...

Same-sex Wedding portraits Brisbane City

Same-Sex Micro Wedding Photography in Brisbane

Izzy and Max's same-sex micro wedding was a celebration of pride and joy and I was so honoured to capture it. Same-Sex Micro Wedding On the big day, I met Max and Izzy underneath the Brisbane Regist...

Beach portrait Backyard Micro Wedding Bridal Shoot in Caloundra Beach, Sunshine Coast

Backyard Wedding Photography in Caloundra

From Tassie with love. From the moment these two locked eyes across a Tasmanian pub they were hooked. Brigid and Sam’s backyard micro wedding was filled with affection and joy surrounded by friends, f...


Cairns Tree House Wedding – Brendan and Sarah

Nestled away in a beautiful treehouse located in the tropical surrounds of Cairns, a small collection of people got together to celebrate the wedding of two people in love. The mood was joyous and int...


Why should I have a Pre-Wedding Engagement Shoot?

Because Your Love Story Deserves a Dash of adventure and fun!  Hey there, you adventurous lovebirds! Are you planning the big day and wondering if a pre-wedding engagement shoot is your jam? Well, ...


Planning the Perfect Sunshine Coast National Park Elopement

Hey there, fellow adventurers! My name's Terri Hanlon, and I've been capturing epic moments as a professional photographer for a whopping 20 years. In this blog, I'll be sharing the essentials for pla...

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5 tips to plan an elopement

You’re engaged (congrats!) and right about now you're wondering, "Does my 3rd cousin that I haven’t seen for 10 years really need to be at my wedding?" Yeah nah! Sometimes it seems like large weddi...


Disconnect with a tiny house getaway in Maleny

Just a 10-minute drive from Maleny you’ll find a masterpiece of micro-small space design… a tiny house. No matter what you think of tiny houses, it's a unique experience to spend a night inside one....

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Maleny Elopement Photography at One Tree Hill with Brenton and Olivia

Brenton and Olivia chose a Maleny elopement to celebrate their romance! With an abundance of gorgeous backdrops to say your “I do’s”, Maleny is a fantastic part of the world to elope! The couple st...


Cairns Wedding Photography in a treehouse with Brendon and Sarah

Cairns Treehouse Wedding - Brendon and Sarah Cairns Wedding Photography Nestled away in a beautiful treehouse located in the tropical surrounds of Cairns, a small collection of people got together...

Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer

Casuarina Gardens Noosa Heads – Wedding – Brooke and Thomas

Thomas and Brook chose to have a simple and elegant ceremony at Casuarina Gardens Noosa Heads with close family and friends surrounding them as they said their "i do's". It was a gorgeous sunny d...


Terri Hanlon Wedding Photography

Hi, I’m Terri, a wedding & elopement photographer based in the Sunshine Coast. Here, you’ve found a collection of my wedding photography and love stories captured across South East Queensland.

My photography has been featured in Queensland Brides magazine, blogs including Polkadot Weddings, To the Aisle Australia, Wedding Chicks, and The Bride’s Tree. But most importantly my photography is hung in the homes of countless couples I’ve helped to walk down the aisle. It remains, all these years later, a great privilege to share your special day.


I honestly don’t even know where to start, Terri you are absolutely so amazing! You’re so much more than a photographer. You have gone out of your way to make every aspect of our wedding planning easy & stress free. I’ve never even had professional photos done before and you made me feel on top of the world and so comfortable with you! You’re professional and so much fun to be around making the entire experience amazing.

Now the wedding day, you were absolutely unbelievable, you ironed my MOH & my robes, you jumped on the bed to help me put my wedding dress up over my head so I wouldn’t ruin my hair & make up. Just above & beyond. When I booked you as our wedding photographer, I didn’t know what to expect, but you have been one of the best parts of our wedding experience and out of the photos we have gotten back, I am so in love. Thank you so much for being you, and for making our day what it was!

– Melissa Whitbread