Australian Bridal Industry Academy


2021 2nd Place Photography
2020 Winner Photography
2019 Top 10 National Award Photography

2019 Top 3 Photography
2018 Top 15 for National Awards Photography

2018 Finalist Photography
2017 Top 5 for National Awards Video

2017 Finalist Photography
2016 Top 5 for National Awards Video

2016 Finalist Photography
2016 Finalist Video Production
2015 Top 3 for National Awards Video

2015 Finalist Photography
2015 Finalist Photography
2014 Finalist Photography
2014 Finalist Video Production
2013 Finalist Video Production
2012 Winner Video Production
2011 Winner Video Production

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 name

I’m also a member at – ighawards

ABIA reviews

• 2020

Luke has an incredible talent and eye for detail. Luke was incredible on our wedding day and I couldn’t ask for better service. Luke was able to take photographs under a time limit and even though rain was threatening, he made it the most fun experience. Like finds the fun in everything and had us laughing and was able to take such incredible candid fun moments that another wedding photographer might not. We could not have asked for a more incredible photographer, the photos are absolutely magical and really captures the love and fun of the day.

• 2020

After reading lots of reviews and doing lots of Instagram stalking we contacted Luke Middlemiss to photograph our Noosa Elopement. From the first contact we made with Luke through to our special day, Ryan and I were blown away by how professional Luke was. His communication was exceptional. The advice he provided us was so relevant and helpful, combined with the time he took to answer all of my annoying questions made us really feel like we made the right decision. Luke is so up to date with all the latest technology, due to the distance between us we were unable to meet in person, Luke organised video calls making it so easy for us just sending us links. This was so reassuring for us knowing exactly who we were dealing with and immediately felt comfortable in his presence. Luke's vibrant personality on our special day added to the excitement of it all. He ensured everything ran smoothly and we literally got the most amazing quality photos I have ever seen. I'm not sure how he made us two every day people look like we should be on the front of a wedding magazine, but he did it!

• 2020

Luke was outstanding. He was professional and organised yet warm and relatable. He went above and beyond to make our wedding something special and unique. His photography style was relaxed which put us at lease and made for authentic and genuine photos. Luke has a real eye for capturing the emotion and beautiful of the moment. Hes outstanding at what he does and id highly recommend him to anyone as a wedding photographer.

• 2019

Luke was absolutely awesome on our wedding day, the moments he captured are breathtaking. We have only seen a snippet of photos so far but from what we have, we are so excited to see what is to come. There is not one single photo which we dislike. They are all amazing!! If I could hang every single one in a frame on the wall I seriously would. It's Soo hard to pic the best ones and I love that because they are all great! They capture the romance, fun and excitement of our wedding day and we couldn't be more thrilled we had him as our photographer. We cannot recommend Like enough, you just have to go with him!!

• 2019

Luke is undoubtably the best of the best, he went well above and beyond! We would not recommend anyone else but Luke for wedding photography (trust me, we did our research). We ran out in the pouring rain on Luke’s advice at 10:30pm when we did not have to & got the photos that we will look at for the rest of our lives, that far exceeded anything we could ever have dreamed of. Luke is like a ninja that you do not see, but captures the most natural and beautiful photos. We received a portion of photos back from Luke within 3 days of the wedding and Kurt and I both cried our eyes out with happiness. Not only is he an amazing photographer, but a gentle & kind human who we believe would do anything for anyone. Our wedding will always be remembered for the in between moments of love and happiness, because of Luke. We can’t thank him enough. If couples don’t book Luke they are insane! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You can’t put a price on your work!

• 2019

Luke is an amazing photographer. Once we met him we knew he was our guy. He is so full of energy and excitement which really makes it special. Our wedding album is a true testament to how professional and talented Luke really is.

• 2019

Luke was nothing short of amazing. He kept our spirits high on a very rainy day and produced the most beautiful pictures taking advantage Noosa’s location even in the wet. Leading up to the wedding Luke was extremely organised and had us feeling completely relaxed about photography on the day. Without a doubt Luke Is the photographer you’re looking for!

• 2018

Luke was wonderful - from the first email to the final farewell. He was professional, friendly and most importantly capturedmy husband and I in our true, natural form. No tacky shots or poses. He even sacrificed his gear to get the perfect shot of us playing in the rain. He kept to timing to ensure the day ran smoothly- but also compromised when the weather turned bad to ensure we got the very best photos. All of our guests were commenting on how nice and approachable Luke was - always willing to take snaps of them too.

• 2018

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!

• 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!

• 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.

• 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.