Good news is… I’ve won some awards!
Each year the ABIA host ‘5’ State Annual Bridal Industry Awards across the country, inclusive of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. The State Awards announce 30+ Wedding Categories at each Gala Event, ranging from best Wedding Venues, Bridal Make-Up Artists, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Planners, Transport etc. attracting between 250 – 350 Wedding Industry Professionals at each event. All ABIA Winners & Finalists across 30+ categories are determined solely based on the ratings provided by the Past Brides & Grooms of Australia –each year the ABIA Awards Program receives 25,000+ Wedding registrations, which are invited to rate & review their wedding vendors in the Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Attitude of Staff and Value for Money. The ABIA state algorithm automatically calculates the ratings of each vendor in the last 12 month nomination period, determining the ranking of all vendors in their respective categories.
The ABIA further hosts its highly estemeed awards each year, the National Designer of Dreams Awards. The National Designer of Dream Award is a true representation of business which encompass consistent proficiency and excellence. All business which qualify for the National ABIA Awards have been nominated over a 4 consecutive year period, achieving an average rating above 98% with its past Bridal clients.
I was formally know as Playback Studios, Playback Films and Playback Productions hence why some comments mention my old business names.
2018 Top 15 for National Awards Photography
2018 Finalist Photography 20th Queensland ABIA Awards 99.83%
2017 Top 5 for National Awards Video Production
2017 Finalist Photography 19th QLD ABIA Awards 98.57%
2016 Top 5 for National Awards Video Production
2016 Finalist Photography 18th QLD ABIA Awards 99.24%
2016 Finalist Video Production 18th QLD ABIA Awards 98.25%
2015 Top 3 for National Awards Video Production
2015 Finalist Photography 17TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 97.12%
2015 Finalist Photography 17TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 97.12%
2014 Finalist Photography 16th Queensland ABIA Awards 95.72%
2014 Finalist Video Production 16th Queensland ABIA Awards 98.67%
2013 Finalist Video Production 15th Queensland ABIA Awards 99.48%
2012 Winner Video Production 14TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 99.52%
2011 Winner Video Production 13TH QLD ABIA AWARDS 99.78%
Nomination Date: 08-05-2018
An exceptional photographer who makes you feel amazing and relaxed on your wedding day and backs it up with outstanding photos quickly delivered. Could not fault Luke or the photos he produces at all!
Nomination Date: 18-04-2018
Like is seriously amazing! He has such a good eye for light, angles and poses. Couldn’t have imagined a better fit for us.
Nomination Date: 05-04-2018
Luke was our wedding photographer recently, he was friendly, worked well with other vendors and made us feel so relaxed on the day. Luke lead the way and ensured that we got the best photos for our location. Luke was easy to communicate with and sent us photos within days of our wedding. He then surprised us with a slideshow including music a week later. To make our amazing experience even better we received all of our photos just over a week after our wedding. Highly recommend Luke for anyone’s wedding!
Nomination Date: 20-02-2018
My wife, Vika and I were most appreciative of all that Luke Midddlemiss did to make our Wedding day so special, so remarkable and so wonderful. We were extremely grateful that we chose Luke to be our wedding photographer. We were very impressed with his marvellous attitude and comprehensive attention to detail. Luke definitley ‘knows his trade’ very well indeed as well as being extremely well organised. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend Luke to be a photographer at any special occasion.
Nomination Date: 28-01-2018
Very professional, efficient, but also great personality, easy to work with and makes you feel at ease.
Nomination Date: 31-12-2017
Hands down the best money can buy photographer. Luke did a stunning job and everyone has raved about our photos
Nomination Date: 31-12-2017
Luke photographed our wedding day and captured it perfectly! He made us feel so amazing and at ease all day. He went above and beyond with absolutley everything, to even organising some of the venue staff when a few hiccups happened! We cannot thank him or recommend him enough and our photos are perfect!!!
Nomination Date: 30-12-2017
Luke is fantastic!!! His photography speaks volumes. We are absolutely in awe of every single image from our wedding day. His work is second to none and we stopped searching the minute we saw Luke’s photography. Luke is passionate, dedicated and down to earth. He strives for excellence and he delivers. Can not recommend this amazing man enough. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!!
Nomination Date: 08-12-2017
Luke’s work is amazing and aside from that he is a good down to earth bloke. Fun yet professional to work with. If your looking for the best in the business give him a call, you won’t be disappointed!!
Nomination Date: 19-11-2017
He was bright and energetic. Our photos are fantastic. I still can’t believe how quickly they were ready, we had the link to view them even before we got back from our honeymoon. so impressed.It was also no issue for him to stay back extra time at the end of the night.
Nomination Date: 14-11-2017
Luke Middlemiss is just so passionate and loves what he does which is why his work is so unique and world class. Absolutely the most beautiful wedding photos , a step ahead of any other photographer!
Nomination Date: 02-11-2017
Amazing amazing amazing!! Luke is a legend, our wedding photos are perfect. He is a photo ninja who is extremely talented and passionate about his work. Also as a person, he was outgoing, friendly, extremely organised,fun etc could not say enough good things about him. Would recommend him to everyone.
Nomination Date: 03-08-2017
Luke is very professional and passionate in what he does and it translates beautifully in every single image he captures. He is so easy to work with and makes you feel at ease especially if being in front of a camera might not be your thing! He goes above and beyond to deliver an amazing service, you could almost call him a friend. Also, the turn around time is amazing–we got back our wedding photos in 3 days!!
Nomination Date: 01-08-2017
Luke captures the most amazing photos. We have only seen sneek peeks so far, but can’t wait to see the rest! He is very relaxed and professional at the same time! Love his work 🙂
Nomination Date: 26-07-2017
Wow!! What an unbelievable experience using Luke as our wedding photographer. He instantly made us feel so calm and relaxed with his genuine, happy smile and trusting nature. We just knew that no matter what happened with the location or the weather, that Luke had everything under control. The quality and quantity of the photos we have received and the emotions they instantly bring back is worth everything. These moments and memories will be cherished for a lifetime and if we had our time over again…we wouldn’t hesitate in making sure Luke was our photographer on our special day! Xx
Nomination Date: 28-06-2017
After scrolling and searching through websites and blogs of all the wedding photographers out there, we fell in love with the authenticity of Luke’s work. We just wanted beautiful photos which would capture the spirit and love of our wedding day. Luke was so relaxed and easy-going, and so professional at the same time. We felt completely comfortable with him on the day, and he also made plenty of time to talk to us before the wedding day to make sure he captured exactly what we wanted – and he did just that.
Nomination Date: 18-04-2017
Luke was awesome. So enthusiastic, calm, considerate and passionate. And the results of the photos are amazing!! Highly recommend him.
Nomination Date: 31-03-2017
Amazing to work with, friendly & understanding amazing work…. Made me feel so comfortable all day was great energy
Nomination Date: 31-03-2017
Friendly amazing am yet to see the video but can not wait- amazing on the day
Wedding ID: 403358
Nomination Date: 23-02-2017
Overall top quality product and professional with passion for his profession and a great attitude and value for money.
Wedding ID: 402265
Nomination Date: 07-02-2017
Dealing with Luke Middlemiss was absolute pleasure. We are so very happy with the photos. Luke is very passionate and talented photographer, he captured our day perfectly and pictures reflects all the emotions and love we have for each other besides we do look really good on the photos:) We are so happy we chose this business.
Nomination Date: 17-01-2017
Our guests still rave about “that amazing photographer with endless energy, charisma and obvious passion for his craft”.
Nomination Date: 07-06-2016
Luke was amazing from the start of the day until the end. He was very professional and the photos were ready within the week and looked better than we had dreamed. We could not have any more praise for luke and the whole journey with playback studios. They were upfront with everything and luke even helped us with our timeline for the wedding.
Nomination Date: 19-05-2016
Everything about this company is brilliant . From their attention to detail, their ease, the high quality photos and filmography. Just brilliant
Nomination Date: 15-05-2016
Can’t believe our photos are already ready! Such a fast turnaround time!! Reece and I don’t know how well ever pick favourites, we love them all! Thank you for capturing so many discrete and precious moments that we didn’t even know about and preserving the best day of our lives in your images so we can keep them forever. Working with you Luke has been an absolute pleasure. You have easily been our favourite supplier from the beginning. Your attention to detail and laid back attitude let us trust in you and your company throughout the whole experience. It was so much fun working with you on the day, we really appreciate your ability to engage with people and capture their emotions. You are absolutely fantastic at what you do and we will be recommending you to our friends and family, and to anyone else who needs a photographer or videographer!
Nomination Date: 10-05-2016
Totally recommend it, gave us an awesome experience, lovely memories and madecour day even happier
Nomination Date: 19-06-2015
Very happy with the service and product provided by Playback – the film was perfect!
Nomination Date: 19-05-2015
Love it! Couldn’t fault the video production. So dreamy and captured our day perfectly. Have watched our Highlight film a million times already and our family and friends rave over it. Thanks so much!
Nomination Date: 21-04-2015
Luke was fun and easygoing. He made it easy to work in front of the camera, something neither of us had aver been comfortable with.
Nomination Date: 26-02-2015
High quality service and product. I have received fantastic feedback from friends and acquaintances on the quality of our wedding images. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting important milestones captured by friendly, experienced photographers.
Nomination Date: 17-10-2014
Easy to work with, non-intrusive and captured some great memories. I actually liked the last part of the ceremony bit at the photoshoot, some of that I like more than parts of the highlight film.
Wedding ID: 341789
Nomination Date: 01-10-2014
I would definitely use Playback Studios again and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
Nomination Date: 16-07-2014
Our wedding was very special to Sion and I and we felt incredibly lucky and privileged to have had Playback Studios capture every moment. Throughout the day Luke made us feel very relaxed, valued and was always encouraging of our natural affection towards each other in front of the camera. We both felt as though Luke was a good friend and we’re grateful for such an amazing experience and the beautiful memories that we will forever cherish. Playback Studios truly is the best and leading videography and photography company in Australia.
Nomination Date: 04-06-2014
Playback films captured every single precious moment on our special day. Everytime we watch our film it brings tears to our eyes, just overwhelmed with happiness and we are able to relive the moment. Thank you so much especially to Alberto and Luke McCraken you guys were amazing!
Nomination Date: 04-06-2014
They made my dream wedding video. Family and friends commented on how my storybook looked like a Hollywood movie. Everyone asked who made my video. I told them “playback studios! And they’re also doing my photography!” 🙂
Nomination Date: 23-05-2014
Amazing videography!! The team at Playback were a dream to deal with. Worth every $$$. They helped make our dream a reality.
Nomination Date: 18-05-2014
Such an amazing company to work with! Not only are they professional and caring but they are genius at their craft
Nomination Date: 19-12-2013
Luke and Antonio did the most wonderful job videoing our special day. They were so professional, but also funny and personable. The end result is brilliant.
Nomination Date: 18-12-2013
Video and photos were amazing – Playback studios effortlessly captured our special day. They were professional and efficient, but still warm and polite to all our guests. Thanks to Playback, not a moment of our day went uncaptured. It was the absolute best decision i made to have our wedding captured by Playback Studios. Outstanding service and i would recommend Playback to all brides looking for exceptional service, outstanding photos and a one of a kind wedding film. I cannot rate Playback Studios highly enough!
Nomination Date: 24-10-2013
We could not have been happier with the service we received from Luke & Sean from Playback Studios. Our wedding video was more than we dreamed of. They were professional, friendly, fun, easy to deal with, and are amazing at what they do. If you are looking for more than just a wedding video, Playback Studios are a must!!
Nomination Date: 27-09-2013
Outstanding, amazing and truly a magical experience working with Playback Studios. Our day just would not have been the same without them there.