Wedding Photography Melbourne

One of our couples has been featured on Easy Weddings!

The ever lovely Bec and Ty were gracious enough to allow us to submit their photos to be featured on Easy Weddings 'Real Weddings' profiles, showcasing the day they had and the suppliers that they worked alongside.

It was a pleasure to be able to work with these two lovebirds and their photos are proof of the strong connection that the two of them share.

I'm thrilled to have been able to capture their special day, and I know that there are lots more couples out there who are looking forward to their big day, too. 

You can check out the full article by clicking here:

Lost In Love: Bec and Ty


Bec & Ty - Married at Ripponlea Estate - Saturday 14 January 2017

Father's Day Out

Yesterday, to Celebrate my second Father's Day, I was fortunate enough to be off work, and my Family met up with my brother and his growing family for a day out at Melbourne Zoo.

Now that Charlotte, our daughter, is a little older, she could see the animals, really watch them doing their thing in their enclosures, and hearing her giggle and laugh and gasp with surprise as these wonderful creatures that share our world moved about was hands down the best present I received.

Charlotte inspecting the tortoise shell...

Charlotte inspecting the tortoise shell...

Later, as we were heading around the zoo and seeing all of the different enclosures, I was lucky enough to be able to capture the images of the gorillas in their habitat. Again, the care and love shown between mother and child is something truly spectacular.

There is so much love in this shot.

The brooding, watchful eye of the male was a constant reminder of the power and strength of these beasts, and while there were no issues during our visit, we spoke with a zoo handler who mentioned that there had been fighting amongst them over their newborn.

Always watching...

Watching my little 9 month old nephew experience the Zoo for the first time was equally as pleasing as watching Charlotte enjoy it. Little Caleb was very alert, and with his Dad for the day had a grand time, giggling, smiling and even chewing on toys for most of the morning and early afternoon. He was even picked on by a little butterfly as we made our way through a very busy Butterfly House!

Caleb and his Dad get a visit from a Butterfly.

Caleb and his Dad get a visit from a Butterfly.

While we saw other animals, including the tigers and lions in their respective enclosures, we also were able to meet up with and have our families over for an early dinner, which is a rarity these days. Being able to catch up properly with my own Dad was an extra treat, and allows me to appreciate the Family that I have, and the Family that has grown around me. 

I think we arrived just before lunch time... Mr. Tiger was on the prowl.

I think we arrived just before lunch time... Mr. Tiger was on the prowl.

Watching Charlotte grow up and learn, listening to her as she starts to hum, or sing, or copy pretty much everything I say (and I know I need to be careful!) makes me proud of who I am and how far I've come. 

Happy Father's Day to not just all the Dad's out there, but also to all the families that were able to be with their loved ones. Don't just catch up because of the special day, catch up often. You never know when you may have that opportunity taken from you.

Until next time,


Wedding Bubble Magic...

I was out shooting a Wedding - well, to be more accurate, it was an Engagement Party that turned into a Surprise Wedding - and managed to capture the image below, and it prompted me to take a moment to point out the value of adding some simple gifts to hand out to your guests during the Ceremony, for shots like this.

Wedding Photography is not an exact science. Shooting a Wedding in Melbourne requires experience, and a lot of luck. We might take a thousand shots to get 'the one'. I myself work on a 30% rule. Of all the shots I take, only about 30% will be 'keepers' - the rest take up space on hard drives somewhere for 12 months, then are archived to free up space.

Adding rice, rose petals, or in this case, bubbles, just adds a touch of something special. It brings out the inner-child in every guest, regardless of if they blow bubbles or not. 

The way they catch the light, can pick up a little sparkle here and there within the frame, greatly increases that 30% into a much greater margin.

Even better, it gives the assembled guests a reason to go nuts during what can sometimes be known as 'the awkward group photo', and turns a potential shot filled with random frowning faces into one that's bright, exciting and most importantly, a fabulous memory.

A little bit of colour, a little bit of bubbly-magic, and everyone will be celebrating the Wedding Ceremony in style. It's also a great ice breaker for the Wedding Reception, too!

Looking forward to showcasing a few more shots later this week, so check back and see what else we've been up to!