A WYE RIVER KIND OF DAY!

I had the pleasure of documenting the amazing day of Eileen, Oliver and their son Kiko down at the Wye River General Store.

Been in the wedding scene for almost 3+ years now, and I have never experienced such good vibes as this day

My main rule when I shoot a wedding is that i ask my couples to basically be “themselves” - as cheesy and easy as it sounds, its true - just be you, and you wont have to worry about everything else! let me know show you why

And of course they did have those cute moments we all want at weddings, not ever shot was a rap squat! but imagine…

Thank you for having me you three, it was a pleasure and an honour

TOP VENUES SO FAR

Three years within the wedding industry, so far I have fallen in love with a few venues that stand out to me - I agree that the couple on the day always compliments the venue, almost like a barista on the day at the coffee shop that you like.. if you understand my terrible way of explaining that

Here are my top FOUR venues in Australia so far! 

CLARENDON HOUSE, Tasmania

Built early 1800s, the venue speaks for itself - its rough around the edges but beautiful in many ways - Melbourne based couples could compare this to our version of Werribee Mansion or Abbotsford Convent. I was fortunate enough to fly down to Launceston for the amazing wedding of Flick & Richard. Tasmanias very own Bek Burrows was working hard behind the scenes with her team from the styling of the ceremony to the lay out of their formalities.

If you are planning a winter wonderland, this is the place to be - get those warm blankets and a glass of red! all is well

THE PIGGERY, Victoria

A warm and rustic type of place, fits in well with its mysterious location within the Dandenong location right next to the ever so beautiful Alfred Nicholds Gardens - a former piggery, the Burham Beeches is now destined to be the best of the best in the culinary side of things - as a wedding venue, it is an intimate and personal space that allows guests to bond over food and wine at every moment. Spots across the venue allow everyone to explore the grounds. 

The food is like no other in Victoria, a unique approach and a proper enviroment - Piggery is my number one in many ways!

GREENFIELDS, Victoria

I had no idea Greenfields existed, I did know that Albert Park was host to a few good wedding and venue spots for events but having the opportunity to spend the night with the awesome duo that was Alex & Verity really brought this place to life - a summer sunset, peaking through the front window and the late warm breeze allowing guests to sit outside with their drinks - BEST venue with a view! 

The beauty about this spot is that you are able to do so much near by for ceremonies, photo locations or even preperation spots - just PLEASE avoid booking a few days or weeks before the Grand Prix! 

SHOWTIME, Victoria

Nothing better than feeling welcome, feeling apart of the team - even as Vendor we all come and go, but to be treated like one of their own is always my favorite part about the crew at Showtime! A warehouse style celebration, enough space to fit a small jet plane and a live band of 12  - oh and they own/operate more than one venue so check that out

THE DOS/DONTS - BRIDE PREPERATIONS

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Here are a few tips that I like to give to all my future couples, groomsmen - your day may seem simple but remember you future wife to be is going through so much! unless you were like me and had 100+ guests at your parent's house....thats another story!

Brides! its your day, the big day - as I always say. Dont forget to breath, take every second slow and look around. These tips will not only help you but allow me to document your day at my full potential. 

 

DOS

  1. Music! always a must - get that Beyonce or AQUA pumping
  2. Find a nice spot to put your dress, near a window or if on location allow me to suggest a few nice spots
  3. Notify me of any personal or traditional moments you need to be captured

  4. If youd like to surpise Dad with the reveal of your dress, let me know before hand and I can organise it for you
  5. If you have any past images of mum and dad etc, have them in the room
  6. Have a bridesmaid available to help either your photographer or videographer, no need for you to over stress and move things around - allow us to communicate with someone else from within your bridal party.

DONTS

  1. Please avoid setting up Hair & MUA near the kitchen, if you allow time for me to arrive during the preperation and setting up of make up and hair, then Id best advise you to not have a kettle or a toaster in the background. Find somewhere with natural light, windows or even a clean white wall. Again I can not stress enough, a busy wall is a busy photo
  2. Placing your bridesmaids/flowergirls dresses in the far corner or closet - find a cheap moveable coat hanger from Kmart for the day. It may come in handy in the future

 

 

IN LOVE SESSION - NAT + GLEN

Summer has ended, Autumn has arrived and winter is around the corner. A little afternoon stroll through the Fitzroy Gardens with Nat and Glen, a few weeks before their Dandenong Wedding. 

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INLOVE SESSION - JESS+MICHELLE

Welcoming in the new year with Jess and Michelle, a sunday morning down at Studley Park. Finally had the couple and oppurtunity to create this idea I have had for years, drone and boats 

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