Pizza, cheese, Sparkling Shiraz and a Whisky bar, I loved everything about Jess and Adam's wedding.
I personally lean toward the photojournalistic approach. Why? Weddings are too awesome to be faked! There’s plenty of real emotion and excitement, and true moments of connection will always trump a staged pose, in my opinion. The celebration must come first, not the photos!
Alex and Nick wanted a very ‘Melbourne’ wedding and went for black-tie glam, but without the stuffiness! The blank canvas of Lauren’s Hall was the perfect backdrop for their elegant, yet fun and vibrant party. Lauren's Hall was an amazing timber workshop and showroom; the original Railways Printing Works in the Industrial precinct of North Melbourne.
Sarah and Drew were married on a crisp autumn day at the enchanting Mingela Homestead, Drummond. It was the perfect setting for what she affectionately referred to as her ‘Glam-Bo’ (Glamorous/Bohemian) wedding!
The couple exchanged vows in front of the old garage, which was adorned with a giant floral wreath by local botanical stylists, Prunella. The sophisticated bridal party was perfectly juxtaposed against the rustic scene, with the bride looking flawless in a bespoke gown by Luci Dibella, and the girls in various tones of flowing blue silk. Drew looked dapper in grey, with the groomsmen’s outfits picking up on the tonal blue theme.
A big thanks to Capture magazine, for featuring my photo of Hollie and Isaac in the rain, in The Annual edition. Humbled to be among such great company!
Most brides hope and pray it doesn't rain on their wedding day; however, some people still believe that it brings good luck. Well, this can certainly be true for the photography...plus, it gives the couple an extra reason to cuddle up!
Isaac and Hollie didn't just get rain on their wedding day, they got RAIN! However, like everything, they took it in their stride and embraced it - resulting in some spectacular and dramatic shots.
Paul and Jane’s guests enjoyed an amazing day of celebratory surprises; they had been given only the address of the ceremony venue, and nothing else! The couple had planned an extravagant, yet warm and personalized day of partying for their guests, with a focus on sharing their ‘favourite things’ with their friends and family. Ceremony: Reading room, Fitzroy Townhall. Reception: Lieux.
Sam and Nicole’s Melbourne winter wedding was classically styled in black and white, which set the tone for their elegant and refined celebration. Location: The Deck at The Prince - St Kilda
Seham and Daniel’s wedding was a modern, vibrant celebration, yet which incorporated elements of both their Lebanese and English backgrounds. Click to read more
A sparkler exit is a spectacular way for the bride and groom to depart their wedding; it’s a lot of fun for the guests and it photographs beautifully. However, it can often turn into a race against time to get all the sparklers lit before some start to burn out. So, a few key tips are…
Wade and Kerri’s wedding was the perfect reflection of how they love to celebrate - the people and places they chose to include in their day all had special meaning to the couple. Ceremony: Smart Artz Gallery - South Yarra, Reception: Hobba - Malvern
Marcus and Steph’s wedding was a vibrant celebration, reflecting their fun and quirky personalities. Ceremony: Yarra Bend, Reception: The Playroom - Fitzroy
With so many decisions to make when planning a wedding, couples can get caught up in choosing the ‘perfect’ venue for their location shoot. However, many typical location choices can look clichéd, and the couple can look awkward. The key is to keep it simple – choose a location that is special and meaningful to you.
Sian and Jason's joyful and vivacious wedding was reflected in the explosion of colour they used to style the event. Ceremony: St Kilda Botanical Gardens, Reception: The Local Taphouse - St Kilda
Ceremony & Reception: Quat Quatta
Ashlea married Joel wearing her grandmothers 60 year old wedding dress. If that was not amazing enough her Nan actually made the wedding dress too (circa 1950)!
Kristian and Kim’s wedding was a quintessentialy Melbourne affair, and they took full advantage of the city’s leading chefs, inner city laneways and quirky flair.