A French-Australian Family's Love Affair with Greenmount Point

A long-running affinity and an approaching cyclone create the perfect (photoshoot) storm. The Lee Family have a had a special connection with Greenmount Point since Todd and Corinne first tied the knot. It was the perfect choice for their Travelshoot experience. With a cyclone hot on their tails, this daring family let the love shine through while the wild wind did its thing.

Tell us about your family! How many of you are there? Do you get together often? How do you like to spend your weekends?

Our family all live together at Tugun on the Gold Coast except for the eldest son, Max, who lives in France and visits on average every 2 years. Our weekends are spent between the beach, the rugby fields, or equestrian events.

Why did you decide to book a Travelshoot experience?

The photoshoot was actually a present from my employer for 5 years of service. That said, I thought the experience was very fulfilling especially seeing the results in the photos. 

What do you love most about your shoot location? Why did your family choose to have a photoshoot here?

Greenmount point holds a very special place in my heart. I grew up here and was a member of the Greenmount Nippers in the early 70s and then learnt to surf here and joined the local Snapper Rocks Surfriders in the mid to late 70s. It is also the location where I married my beautiful French bride, Corinne. We had our wedding photos taken in the same location that we had our Travelshoot photos. It was also done on our 18th wedding anniversary.

Talk us through your Travelshoot experience and how it all went down! Did you all have fun?

After doubting the possibility of getting the shoot done due to the approaching cyclone OMA, we took the risk to go ahead. In fact, the weather was a contributing factor to the success of the photos. The lighting through the trees on the point and the background of the wild ocean give the photos that little added extra. We all had a great time, it was a good family activity.

What would be your advice to a family thinking about booking a shoot to mark their own moments or celebrations together?

I would recommend it thoroughly. We live in an age where we take a zillion photos on our phone, but to see the results of a professional photographer is like night and day. I know that a lot of these photos will be printed, framed and hung on the wall at home.

And finally, what’s your favourite shot from your Travelshoot? What makes it so special?

My favourite shot is a group shot where we are walking on the beach towards the water. It is special because it is in a location where my wife and I had our original marriage photos done and because the photo catches us all in a natural, smiling, relaxed moment. A moment of calm in the middle of the cyclone.