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Mornington Peninsula Wedding 
Photojournalist

 

TIPS

photo of engaged couple before wedding, Melbourne engagement photography

Pre Wedding Shoot

An engagement shoot is a great oppourtunity for us to get to know each other and for you to see how I shoot.  So come the wedding day you will relax right into our photo session and forget that I am there the rest of the time.

documentary photos of bride and groom seeing each other before the wedding ceremony in Melbourne

First Look

A first look is when you see your husband/bride-to-be before the ceremony.  As you lay eyes on each other for the first time, we will capture the reaction and excitiment.  We will then take 20-30 mins for your bride and groom photos and then you can just enjoy the rest of your day. It is a great option for couples that want to spend the whole wedding day celebrating with their family and friends and not miss their cocktail hour because they were away taking photos.  To see some first looks examples, click here

Queensland Destination Wedding photography bride getting ready in Villa

Preparations

Preparations for your wedding is such an amazing part of the day, and personally one of my favorite times to photograph. Emotions are high and the excitiment is infectious, at both the Bride and the Grooms place.  So be sure to factor in preparations into your photography timeline, you don't want to feel rushed getting into your dress.

natural and fun formal wedding photos in Melbourne

Formal Portraits

I ask couples to create a list of who they want in each family photo, so that we can run through them nice and quickly. I advise to keep these photos to immediate family and wedding party, otherwise you will spend so much of your day standing posing and will be missing out on enjoying your day and will have less of the natural candid shots.

bride and groom photos surrounded by bamboo at Melbourne zoo

Bride and Groom Photos

I have had couples want to only take 5 minutes for their bride and groom photos, and others who want to go to different loctions and take an hour or two. I am flexible with whatever YOU want to do. But I do think it is important to take some time for these photos, usually 30 minutes is great for us to get creative. 

 

Another tip, from experience, I suggest you doing these pics alone, without your wedding party of family looking on. For a number of reasons,

 

- This is also time for you and your husband/wife to take a moment and enjoy being with each other on your wedding day. It goes way too quickly.

- You will be more comfortable without an audience and therefore your photos will be more natural.

- And finally the session will go quicker without others there.

(just my 2 cents)

first dance wedding photo at a destination wedding in Ireland, Melbourne photographer

First Dance

In the spotlight again.. and if you are anything like me, you just want to get everyone else on the dancefloor, but hold off, enjoy your first dance! Whether it is slow and romantic or fast and energtic, it is a great time to get a beautiful photo.

Melbourne candid natural wedding photographer