Multitalented boss business owner, Brenda, has recently given Gladstone a caffeine boost, opening up her new business, The Coffee Window. We sat down over a chai latte and flat white to discuss all things creative & business.
Tell us a little bit about your business
Where do I start! It’s been so long. I started full time photography back in 2010 and it just took off from there! I learnt along the way that clients wanted their weddings to be stress free and easy, giving them time to focus on the important moments! So, I ventured out and opened my first studio in 2013, then grew quickly into a one-stop-shop for weddings and events. I moved the location to Side Street, so I could cater for all decorations as well. From there we have just grown and grown, listening to what our clients wanted. And that’s led us to hear, our newest home on Derby Street! A home for all of your event and wedding needs in the Central Queensland region. You can even see out second shop front in Agnes Water!
What inspired you to start The Coffee Window + this gorgeous creative hub?
I’ve also dreamt of adding a coffee window to my studio, but we never were in the right location to do so. So when the new location came up, we jumped at the opportunity to be at a new, awesome and busy location!
What’s the best thing about being your own boss-lady?
The best thing would have to be the awesome feeling that comes with creating my own amazing business.
When you’re not busy hustling, what do you like to do?
When I’m not busy?! Haha! I like to hang out with my husband and daughter, going on trips away and attending music festivals. We also love chilling out locally at some gorgeous areas where we can camp.
What’s your go-to beverage?
Hmm.. when at work definitely a latte. After work, a cold corona for sure!
What makes your business different?
It’s different from others because we can offer almost everything that you need for your wedding or event in one place. We are the only business that can offer this in central queensland! I wanted to create a hub where you can get it all done and just deal with one person, have one bill!
This one-stop-shop doesn’t just offer your daily (or hourly) caffeine fix, Brenda also offers the below services:
- Wedding Photography
- Wedding Planning
- Decoration + Chair Hire
- Photo Booth hire
- Corporate Event photography
- Cake Smash Sessions
- Maternity Photography Sessions
- Family Photography sessions
- Performance Photography
- And much more!
So whether you’re planning a wedding or event and need some expert help, planning a corporate event, or just wanting your coffee fix, this one stop shop is your go to!