We understand if you thought that the most important person to have there on your wedding day was the person you are exchanging your vows with, but no!
The most important person on your wedding day and the hardest one to choose is the wedding photographer.
If you are planning a wedding in Yarra Valley, you are fortunately spoiled for choice for exceptional and talented photographers who work out of this area. But the fact that there are so many to choose from can narrow the choice down quite difficult.
Looking for your Yarra Valley Wedding Photographer can often be a lengthy process because it is no easy decision.
List of Best Wedding Photographer in Yarra Valley
Wild Romantic Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
Call Elle today on 0434 484 811 or on firstname.lastname@example.org
Of earth and salt, petal and pearl, of sweeping horizons that sing forever, we bring to life the passion and authenticity of true romance and capture moments that you will cherish always…
We are passionate about telling the story of your wedding day with original and romantic photography that's made to last a lifetime.
Our creative collective specialises in documentary-style images that express love, joy, community and connection.
Our wedding photos look beautiful, but they're raw and genuine, too – with timeless landscapes, divine portraits, colourful fashion shots and dreamy reportage.
We're all artists, and our clients are our muses. Based in Melbourne, we can find beauty in locations across the world and those closer to home. We've shot on windswept beaches and city rooftops in secret gardens and historic homesteads.
Wild Romantic offers bespoke photography packages that perfectly match your needs.
From quaint weddings in Sydney to lavish weddings in Melbourne – our professional wedding photographers are trained to capture those priceless candid moments of love, laughter and joy. We even offer pre-wedding photography should you wish to display your love through photos on a special day proudly.
Wild Romantic Photography is a collective of inspired artists, photographers, and dreamers passionate about capturing precious moments that will forever speak to your heart. Our creative documentary style photography packages are meticulously tailored to the unique elements of your special day and include beautiful retouching of the memories we photograph to instil blissful nostalgia.
At Wild Romantic Photography, we understand what is required to capture a wedding in complete detail. A Wedding can last all day, and for most of it, we will be there by your side. Building a relationship where we understand and feel comfortable with each other is key for us in ensuring we deliver your heart's desire.
We love getting to know our couples in order to tailor our creative documentary-style photography and film packages to the details of the day. We know that each event and romance is unique, and we strive to understand your story in order to deliver the masterpiece it deserves.
Call Elle today on 0434 484 811 or on email@example.com.
ATEIA Wedding Photography Yarra Valley ateiaphotography.com.au
1300 558 446
Yarra Valley's Most Trusted Wedding Photographers
Our talented team of professional Melbourne wedding photographers and videographers bring a level of artistic creativity to storytelling by catering to every couple's individual wants and needs. With 500+ incredible reviews online, you'll soon discover why we're at the forefront of the Melbourne wedding photography industry. Offering premium Photography at affordable prices, we're listed as the recommended supplier for most of Melbourne's finest wedding reception venues. We also offer a 'Book Now & Pay Later' service, listing all of our prices clearly on our website without any hidden costs.
Best wedding photographers in Melbourne
Allow the team at ATEIA Photography & Video to tell your love story through stylistic and elegant photography at your Melbourne wedding celebration. Combining creative flair elements with a classic style, our team of wedding photographers will guide you through your special day. ATEIA Photography & Video is made up of a talented team of Melbourne's best wedding photographers, who know exactly where to be at just the right time.
With over 10 years of experience in the wedding industry, we focus on capturing the most special interactions between loved ones, ensuring that couples get what they've always dreamed of. For the best wedding photography in Melbourne, choose the team that sees the beauty in every wedding; from different cultures, backgrounds and sizes, we would love to capture your wedding.
Candid photography that tells a story
At ATEIA, our wedding photographers like to tell your unique story using a candid, natural approach. We believe this is the best way to capture all those intimate and emotional moments that can't be replicated. Most importantly, these naturally posed moments create poignant and visually appealing images that you can look back on for years to come.
Motivated by great lighting, beautiful scenery, and the perfect subjects, our candid wedding photographers in Melbourne will also gently direct you in a range of embraces and stances that will look and feel natural. Relive your wedding day again and again with our candid photography that captures moments rather than structures them.
SMC Studio - Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0403 275 414
Welcome to the digital home of SMC Studios. Industry leaders for wedding photography & videography packages in Australia.
You have landed at the right spot if you are after a fully inclusive package that contains style, creativity, flair and, most importantly, is at the right price! Browse our extensive photo and video galleries to see our style & quality. Be amazed by the list of inclusions in our packages. We have a team of talented local photographers and videographers in your area who are ready and waiting to capture your day!
Our mission is to be able to bring our valued clients a level of service & quality of the product that is unparalleled in the industry. Our brand's ethos is also about supporting local artists (the photographers & videographers) in a sustainable & holistic way with regular work and ongoing training and development. Our brand's buying power means that at the end of the day, the client wins – because we can bring you a quality, finish and long list of inclusions that are not available elsewhere.
Photo Packages Include
- Fast Turnaround
With our super-efficient team, we will have those images edited soon after your wedding!
- Fun & Friendly
We love what we do! This is the biggest day of your life – and we will treat it this way
Albums, prints & high-res images. There is nothing to add to our packages!
- Unlimited Photos
Fully edited images, including black & whites and other effects, are standard inclusions.
Simon James Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0417 000 456
Simon James is a sought-after photographer with 26+ yrs. Experience and clients all over the world.
People seek him out because he takes exquisite photographs and he specialises in telling stories. Everyone has a story, and Simon is an expert at capturing them.
Simon is also a perfectionist who holds himself and everyone he works with to the highest standards. For Simon, the job doesn't end when he puts down the camera. Whether he is editing images, designing wedding albums, investing in the latest technology, or overseeing the final printing of photographs, he takes a personal interest in making sure that everything is 'just right' because he believes that everyone deserves excellence.
But above all, Simon James is a man who takes extraordinary photographs of ordinary life & people – and loves it.
While he is immensely professionally skilled, it is the real enjoyment that both he and his clients get from working together that sets him apart from other photographers.
You can see it in his photographs. Simon takes the time to establish a relationship with you and put you at ease while taking your pictures. You won't find stiff, uncomfortable-looking photographs in Simon's galleries, because Simon is so good at helping people to relax and have fun!
You can also see it in the ongoing relationship Simon has with many of his clients.
Some people who originally came to Simon for wedding photographs have also had him take pregnancy photos, baby photos and family portraits and intend to come back for more in the future. They see Simon as a 'photographer for life' – not just 'someone to take pictures at the wedding,' but a partner in helping to preserve their most significant moments and precious memories.
Simon James is a highly skilled and sought-after photographer who is a joy to work with and who will create a magnificent visual record for you. Just ask any of his satisfied customers.
Better still, come and meet him and see for yourself.
He looks forward to meeting you.
Rachael Wilson Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
Welcome to a land of colour and cuteness! I am a professional and award-winning Portrait Photographer located in Maudsland, Gold Coast, Queensland. With over 10 years of experience, safely handling precious newborns and making kids giggle, you can trust me to capture your most important moments. Prices can be found under each category you are interested in, and Gift vouchers are available. Look through my galleries to get inspired for your own session! More regular photo sharing happens over on Facebook and Instagram. I obviously love the colour (hehe); however, if you prefer a more neutral, simple session, I can accommodate that too. Contact us to book a session today!
Roam and Wander Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
Roam & Wander photography loves to tell a story and is all about capturing your wedding day as it happens, particularly those precious, intimate moments! Romina will capture the laughs, smiles, tears and joy so that you can relive the day through photographs for years to come. Roam & Wander photography is fresh, creative and candid in its photographic style while unobtrusive and discrete in its approach. Romina wants her loved-up couples to feel comfortable in her hands, and therefore getting to know each other over many cups of coffee, or tea, is an essential part of the journey when choosing Roam & Wander Photography.
Lion Heart Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
Heart-warming wedding photographs
We like to think of ourselves as the polar opposite to that cheesy traditional photographer that you've seen at your mate's wedding. The list of awkward poses to get through, the forced smiles, and the *obviously staged* moments. Ughh!
We photograph people rather than poses. We immerse ourselves into your wedding, mingling with your guests, capturing the real atmosphere and emotion felt on the day.
The giggles, the belly-laughs, the chemistry between two amazing humans, the pride in your dad's eyes, the random stuff-ups, the feelings of overwhelming joy, grandma's cute reaction, and all the happy tears.
From your sister, lace up your dress beforehand to slamming shots with your uni friends and tearing up the d-floor at night. We're ready to tell your story.
How it works – Your experience
Your wedding should be an all-day, crazy-awesome party, celebrating the love you have for each other.
It's such an important day in your lives, and we know you want to have a heap of fun yet still feel relaxed & comfortable, supported by an awesome crew that you trust wholeheartedly.
And the last thing you want is to be led through a list of scripted poses and feeling awkward in front of the camera on the day, or worse, receive back photos that leave you feeling like they're "not you".
We're here to help couples have an amazing, stress-free wedding day & photography experience by ditching the posing & cringey stuff and focusing instead on who you guys are as a couple and the chemistry between you, plus all those rad little moments you'll share with your family & friends throughout the best day of your lives so far.
From getting ready to get your dance on
It starts with full-day wedding photography coverage from both of us – Glen and Fiona.
We want to document your wedding day for you in a genuine & honest way. By that, we mean we'll photograph the day just as it unfolds organically. Nothing rushed or staged (but we do give a little direction anytime it's needed, so no-one's feeling awkward or lost).
And no wedding day is actually done & dusted inside 3 or 4 hours – there's so much of the story of your wedding day that happens outside of that – so we're usually around for 8 or more hours, really getting our hands dirty.
There's always some fun stuff happening during the "getting ready" part of the day, so we love to be around for the last bits of that. Plus it means you get to warm up by having us and our cameras around, and it just helps to set a nice relaxed tone for the day.
Wedding ceremonies that matter
Getting married is pretty awesome – take it from us – and at the centre of all that is your wedding ceremony. We probably put more emphasis on photographing the ceremony to the next level than other photographers because we believe it's such an awesome, important part of the day.
We don't interrupt or pause anything, we simply document it all as it happens, and it's happening for you and your guests first and foremost, so we don't get in the way of that. There won't be any staging of certificate signings or repeating the first kiss for the cameras; that's lame.
We'll photograph your wedding ceremony with a guests point of view in mind, giving your photos an immersive feel.
Our goal is not only to create beautiful photographs for you but also to capture all those emotions and feelings you get throughout the day.
We want your photographs to act as a time machine so that whenever you look back on them, you're instantly transported back to how you felt in that moment.
Moments over poses
We just love photographing people rather than poses.
We're pretty ace at getting our couples relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, evoking natural emotions, and within minutes you've forgotten the cameras are even there.
We love to create portraits that are genuine to who you guys are. We're far more interested in you both and your connection to each other, over the locations we're shooting at or all the fancy little details. Those things are awesome too, but what you guys have together is a far more interesting story to tell.
Candid photos of your family & friends
Your wedding is essentially a massive party surrounded by your loved ones, and we want to capture them too. We love to blend in as guests while we're taking photos.
You'll find us taking candids of people laughing and catching up for the first time in ages or hustling together groups of friends for a portrait.
And we'll definitely be on-hand to capture everyone cutting shapes tearing up the dance floor.
A team to capture the day
You'll get both of us – Glen & Fiona – on the day.
You don't exactly get two photographers taking photos non-stop all day (that would actually be too much) but rather a team that documents the day the best way possible.
There are parts of the day when we're both taking photos, like the ceremony where we're getting different angles for you, and then there are the parts of the day when we get the best results from just one of us pointing a camera, and the other assisting with gear/flashes/reflectors/holding bouquets/making bad jokes – and all that fun stuff.
Let's get down to business: Pricing!
Our full-day wedding photography options start at $3800 for coverage of your wedding day by the two of us – Glen, your photographer, and Fiona, second shooter & assistant.
Our Monday to Thursday elopements and mini weddings start at $900.
From there, we can customise your Wedding Photography experience with additions such as a gorgeous Leather-bound Album or an Engagement Session. More about those further down this page.
Keen to check out if we're free for your wedding date and get our full pricelist breakdown? Fill in the form below now. We're already booking 2022 wedding dates now.
Melbourne & Yarra Valley Wedding Photographers
We're all about offering fun, candid wedding photography for cute AF couples who just want to have a relaxed & stress-free wedding day and a kickass time surrounded by their favourite people in the world.
We'll deliver warm, fun, vibrant photos of your wedding day – full of atmosphere and emotion and meaning. Photographs that remind you exactly how happy and loved you felt in all those little moments.
Quint Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0432 095 796
Are you looking for timeless wedding photos with a fun twist? I am a Melbourne based wedding photographer who will never deliver an album full of posed, stiff grins.
I dig deep with 'my couples' to get to know you both and capture the honest essence of what your wedding day means to you and your tribe. Think of yourselves in a little wedding boat, and I am the slow-flowing river! I will capture your big day just the way you envisioned it and bring all the best moments to life.
Remember, getting married is a big deal! I wholeheartedly believe investing in a professional photographer will be the best money you spend. I pride myself in giving lovers a safe, comfortable and light-hearted space where they can be their unapologetic selves. You won't have to pose awkwardly in front of a stranger because, by the time your wedding comes around, we're buddies. You both deserve to feel incredible and have some fun while you're at it! If you allow me, it would be my privilege.
Your Wedding Lasts A Day, Your Photos A Lifetime.
We all love pretty pictures, but your wedding photography is so much more than a nice sunset photo; it's about documenting the celebration of another milestone surrounded by all the people you love.
There is no greater feeling than seeing pictures of the moments you might have missed. This could be your dad's teary eyes as you were saying your vows or your grandma lighting up the dancefloor. Having the peace of mind that these moments are being recorded while you have one of the best days of your life is priceless.
Images are portals that take you back in time, and they will be the source of many happy memories to cherish and look back to for years to come. Your wedding photography will be one of your best investments.
Now And Forever Wedding Photographer Yarra Valley
0408 356 040
I'd Love To Be There On Your Wedding Day
Thank you for visiting my site! Now and Forever Photography is me, Matt Parashis, and I would love to be a part of your big day.
I'm a Yarra Valley local, and for the better part of the last 10 years, I've captured the most important moments and memories for many, many couples. I specialise in taking the stress away from your wedding day, and I'll make sure you have fun and a laugh while we capture those special wedding moments.
I make being photographed a comfortable and fun experience so that you have images to cherish for a lifetime. If I'm lucky enough to be your wedding photographer, I promise to take the stress and awkwardness away from being in front of the camera. I make sure I'm more than just a guy who knows how to take photos; I'll be your mate, the guy who dances awkwardly, says silly things to make you laugh, and who'll make sure your day is extra perfect.
The best bits of your wedding will happen naturally as you'll be being photographed by a friend, who you know well and just so happens to be there with a few cameras. I'll capture all those unforgettable moments on your big day, and we'll have fun doing it!
Wedding Photography -simple & Relaxed Packages
Having recently been through the wedding planning process ourselves, we know how stressful and expensive it can be. We aim to provide high quality, professional images and service at an affordable price.
We are passionate about our work, and we love to talk about photos and show examples. Contact Us now!
Not Just A Wedding Photographer
It's not all about taking photos; wedding photography is also about telling a story. It's your day, and most importantly, it's your story. Whether you're getting married in your backyard or getting married at a luxury wedding venue – I'll make sure your story is told the way you want it to be.
I'm a wedding photographer from the Yarra Valley & Dandenongs region but will travel anywhere to help capture a story.
Let's Have Fun, Not Stress Out
Let's face it, weddings are fun, but wedding photography can seem a bit daunting. Instead of stressing about posing or the way you should hold your hands or stand, let's just have some fun. By the time we get to take the photos, you will be comfortable with the camera and with me (we would have done an engagement photoshoot), and having been through the process, it won't seem so daunting. We'll have a laugh, go for a walk, chat about your day, and while we do that, I'll take some photos.
What's Next? Let's Have A Chat
If there's one thing I love just as much as being at a wedding, it's talking about weddings. Let's meet up for a coffee and have a chat about your big day. I would love to get to know you, and I would love for you to get to know me. We can have a chat about how I can fit into your day and how we can make sure we capture those special moments together.
GW Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0403 450 590
Our wedding packages cater for all weddings - from small intimate gatherings to full-day coverage,
we tailor a package and coverage to suit your requirements.
Our full-day packages include:
- Full days Coverage
- Unlimited Locations
- All images Fully Edited
- Online Gallery for Sharing and Downloading
- Complimentary Pre Wedding Shoot *
- Highlights film of app 5 minutes
* Pre-wedding shoot is for local clients only- unless we happen to be in your area leading up to your wedding.
Our wedding photography and video services are available Australia wide.
We love to travel; our photography and video has enabled us to travel to some of Australia's best destinations including,
The Whitsundays, Darwin, The Gold Coast, Fraser Island and many more exotic locations.
We do not charge additional costs for travel - our rates are the same, whether it's around the corner or across the country.
We offer cinematic style wedding videos that cover your full day.
Our packages include a short highlights film as well as your full day, including the ceremony and reception.
We can combine Photography and Video for a complete package.
Our photography includes a mix of traditional and candid images.
We always include the traditional shots - Bride & Groom, Bridal party, family photos, cake cutting etc.
Having an experienced photographer for your wedding is critical.
Your wedding photographer acts as a photographer, coordinator and problem solver.
We will ensure as well as capturing great images that your day runs smoothly.
Pre Wedding Shoots
All our wedding clients receive a complimentary pre-wedding shoot. These shoots are free and allow us to meet up and see our photography in action. Having a pre-wedding session is a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. Our pre Wedding shoots are only available for local clients - unless, of course, we are in your part of the country, then we would love to catch up.
Nicholas Joel Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
(03) 9010 5683
For over twelve years, I've worked as a wedding photographer with a strong focus on real photojournalistic moments.
I love to build a relationship with my clients and tell their personal story. Let me experience your love story from the first email to the couple portrait session to the wedding day and beyond.
Your story began long before I met you and will last long after the click of the shutter. As the season's pass, time moves on from generation to generation; your story can be remembered through the imagery composed. I partner with you to create a representation of your love as you begin a life together.
Lavan Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0426 051 600
Featured Work - Yarra Valley Wedding Photography And Videography
A wedding day shouldn't be stressful; instead, it should be a charming and delightful adventure, and we can help you with that.
Here at Lavan Photography, we love to capture those candid but fleeting moments that take place at weddings.
As nature lovers, we have a special knack for outdoor, rustic, and boho settings and strive to immortalise the gentle lighting and touching scenes that take place on wedding days with photography that is similarly relaxed and charming. Specialising in naturally-lit settings and aesthetic photos that, when combined as a series of striking images, tell a beautiful story of a day that you will then be able to relive later on and treasure.
Our unique eye to light ensures that our photos are draped in atmospheric subtleties of character. And beyond our technical skills, we have an appreciation for the poetic character of all the details, from the rings waiting on a wooden bench to the tender adjustments made by the bride's maid and the shadows cast at midday by tree foliage over the kissing couple.
What follows is a special selection of wedding photography packages for weddings we were thrilled to work at from different locations around Victoria.
Wedding Photography& Videography Melbourne
We are a Melbourne based team of professional specialising in Wedding Photography and Videography, creating modern and natural images and video, with a unique blend of art and photojournalism, fun and organic!
Lens To Life Wedding Photographer Yarra Valley
0414 343 104
With over 10 years in wedding photography, we've seen it all! And we can do it all. Be it a beach, city or country wedding. Big or small. At any venue, through any type of weather, our photographers will be there helping you to relax, enjoy your day and capture the best possible memories.
Our photographers are always professional whilst being approachable and easygoing. They are open to the bride and groom's needs and are consistently aware and considerate of the days proceedings. As our photography style is natural and candid, they will get to know you personally to ensure that all images reflect your personalities and always reflect the love you share and the day's emotion.
They are experts in their field and have confidence in their abilities. They understand how to use light and the surroundings to its ability to bring the best out of their subjects, and using the most up to date equipment results in spectacular wedding photography.
We specialise in spectacular creative art for both portrait and wedding photography, personalised to every client. We seek to incorporate professionalism, spontaneity and a relaxed atmosphere to ensure spontaneous reactions and an untagged appearance to your photos. Our photography is always captured 'on location,' giving us the opportunity to create not only memorable family keepsakes but amazing photographic art pieces. We have a comprehensive range of coverage and fine art albums to choose from. As a small photographic studio, we offer our clients a tailored and personalised service.
We Create Images That Have A Wow Factor To Last You For Generations
When the wedding has been and gone, our art pieces and albums will be a family treasure for now and forever.
Servicing the whole of Victoria and destination weddings, we travel interstate or worldwide. Our photographers are always professional whilst being approachable and easygoing. As our photography style is natural and candid, we will get to know you personally to ensure that all images reflect your personalities and always reflect the love you share, either as either a couple or family. Our many years of experience means that we understand how to use light and the surroundings to its very best advantage. This, combined with using the most up to date equipment and our unique ability to bring out the best in our subjects, results in spectacular photography. If you plan a Phillip Island Wedding, a Gippsland Wedding, a Yarra Valley Wedding or looking for wedding photography on the Mornington Peninsula or Melbourne, then look no further.
Journey By Light Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0401 673 119
Journey By Light Photography, established in 2013, has continued to refine what it is that makes them unique. Apart from an obvious romance with every ounce this relatively new art form provides, it is most probably known that they have flown the virtual pigeonhole and offer not just a wedding photographer, but also a family and lifestyle photog, a passionate landscape photographer, aerial, commercial, portrait etc., you get the drift. Think eclectic collectors of inspiring moments, capturing your story and creating a little bit of magic to wonder over for years to come. We could say a lot, but we hope the passion, pride, and joy we have for our work translates through the images you find here. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you.
Journey By Sound
Now that you have your photography covered, why not stick around and see what we can offer you for your music and entertainment needs. We're very excited to announce that we have partnered with some of the regions well versed (pardon the pun!) musicians and bands to bring you incredible value for your wedding or event. Read on to find out how you could save hundreds by booking a photography/music combo!!
Selena Mclaren Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0407 297 368
Born and bred in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs, I have been picture taking for as long as I can remember and working professionally for over 11 years.
I love what I do! Getting to meet new people and capture the love and connection between them in a creative and fun way is a true privilege.
My style is quite natural and candid, and I think this helps keep things relaxed and fun and allow those special moments to happen organically. These always end up being the best photos.
To see my face in person, catch up for a beer/wine/other, get more info, check availability, or just say hello, please get in touch!
I offer a wide range of options to fit all styles - including wedding albums, fine art prints, engagement shoots and much more. Get in touch now for a full quote.
Michael Briggs Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0421 461 296
I'm a Yarra Valley Wedding Photographer
My name is Michael, but most people call me Briggsy.
Thanks so much for stopping by my website; I'm stoked that I'd even be considered to be a part of your day.
Wedding photography has been my full-time job for over 5 years now, and it still blows my mind that I've managed to turn something that I truly love into a living.
Every wedding I photograph, I'm there to immerse myself in the day and become a part of it.
I want to be there to capture all those amazing moments, exactly as they are, and unfold, organically:
- The exciting moments.
- The fun moments.
- The emotional moments.
- The loud moments.
- The quiet moments.
- The in-between moments.
- The moments you wouldn't have expected to happen.
- The 'must have' moments.
And of course, you're going to want some kick-arse couple portraits amongst the mix too. But I don't think we need to leave this, your party for hours on end, to get something sweet & real, like this. My number one priority is that you remember exactly how you felt on the day when you look at your wedding photos.
And after the day is all done and dusted, it's always rad to have something that you can hang on your wall forever. Or print in a beautiful album. I do also take 'those' family photos. I know your mum is going to want them, even if you don't.
Free The Bird Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
For the most part, my upbringing entailed a nomadic existence with my family. This consisted of makeshift homes made from the back of cars, tents, buses and anything in between. Although this upbringing wasn't ideal in many ways, this non-material existence and tight perimeters with my family taught me what I consider to be most important in life. The love I share with my family, friends, and wife makes this life beautiful and is what I treasure most in the world.
This belief may be part of the reason I have such a passion for photographing weddings. This day is such an important part of peoples life. It is a rare opportunity to communally celebrate love, together with your partner and all the special people that you have invited to be part of this day.
Free the Bird is a business purely driven by passion. Before starting to Free the Bird, I had a great paying job, a beautiful house and a nice car. It was all I could have dreamt of, but there was one thing missing, and that was passion. It's hard to live happily without this vital ingredient, so (with the push of my wife) I put everything on the line, and I started following my dreams. This was the beginning of Free the Bird.
Three years later, I am still here, as passionate about photography as the day I started. I still get nervous with excitement before every wedding day, and I still excitedly show Leelou all my favourite photos the next day. This is how I know I am still on the right path in life. The day the excitement goes away, and I stop pushing my photos to be better then the last, it is the day I put down my camera. Every couple deserves to have a photographer at their wedding that strives to do their very best every time they pick up their camera.
Free the Bird's core values are simple. We create an experience to feel comfortable, safe, and well looked after from day one. We understand a wedding day can be a big venture for most people, so we make sure we eliminate any stress and keep everything we do very transparent. Our clients' commitment is to deliver work at the highest quality that will last to be enjoyed by future generations.
Mill Grove Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0487 912 198
Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
Hi there, and thanks for taking the time to check out our website. I'm Jon, an experienced and AIPP accredited candid wedding photographer, and I'm dedicated to creating beautiful, natural images and capturing all the details and emotion – wedding photography Melbourne style.
Although I started out as a portrait photographer, I love shooting weddings, and that has been my focus for the last 7 years. My approach is to capture your amazing day in a discreet, friendly and relaxed way while making sure to make those beautiful images you'll live forever.
Pricing, Packages and more Info
For complete information on what's included, click through to our Packages page and send me a quick email or fill in the form and send it through.
As soon as I get your enquiry, I'll check my availability for your date, and if I'm available, I'll send you back our Client Guide that has all the pricing info (as well as a bunch more information).
Preparations, Ceremony, Portraits and Reception
Often in meetings with couples, especially those who haven't been married before, I am asked the question, "So, how does it all work? How does the day run? What does natural or candid wedding photographer really mean? What does a typical "wedding photography Melbourne" day mean when you shoot our wedding?
And although all celebrations are unique, they're usually made up of the phases of getting ready, the ceremony itself, portraits with family, friends and the bridal party, and then a party to celebrate. Not always in this order! We often do "first look" shoots where the couple sees each other for the first time before the ceremony itself, and sometimes even bridal party and family shots beforehand as well. It's completely up to you – it's your day – and I'm there to capture everything that happens (and give you a hand or some advice if you're not sure when to do what).
If I'm covering your preparations (check out our Client Guide to see our different packages relating to wedding photography Melbourne), then usually I'll start with the groom (or one of the brides if we have two!), and then head on to the bride's "getting ready" spot. This might be a hotel, private house, or at the venue itself, depending on what you've arranged – I'll go wherever I need to, and we'll have worked out a photography timeline in advance based on your arrangements for the day.
During preparations, I'll take detail shots of all the things you've prepared and thought about for your special day. For grooms, this is usually things like cufflinks, ties, buttonholes, watches and gifts – all the accessories. And for brides, it's thinking like your dress, shoes, flowers, and jewellery. It could also be your invitations, special memories and mementos from loved ones, that kind of thing.
Then it's time to get ready – for grooms, that means ties, jackets, and buttonholes, and maybe a celebratory drink for good luck (and maybe to steady the nerves;) ).
For our brides, it's time to put that beautiful dress on – your bridesmaids will help you out with that. And they'll help with shoes, your jewellery, anything else that you need to be ready for your big moment.
And for both brides and grooms, we will then have time for some portraits of you both, along with your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Well, the ceremony kind of has a life of its own, which is perfect for a candid wedding photographer – you two won't even notice me, as you'll be too busy getting married! But I'll be there to capture some pre-ceremony shots as guests arrive, the bride as she makes her entrance and all the special moment that make up the wedding ceremony. Formalities might include:
- Exchanging rings.
- Some vows.
- Signing the register, and of course.
- The all-important first kiss.
Then, when you're declared to be married, it's really special to spend a few minutes being congratulated by your family and friends.
If you'd like to do a big group shot, now is the time to do it, while we have everyone together, and then while I have everyone's attention, I'll ask some people to say behind for formal portraits – we'll have a chat in advance of the day to talk about who you'd like to include in those.
Then usually – but not always! – it's time to go and get your bridal shots done. Some with your whole bridal party together – including and special little ones and kids who've helped you out – and of course those shots of just the two of you together.
For your bridal photography, we can either stay on site (if that's part of the reason you chose the venue), or we can go to one or more locations – give me a call or email me an enquiry, and we can have a chat about your thoughts on how that might work.
Reception – Candid Wedding Photographer
It's party time! And that means you celebrating with your loved ones together for the first time as a married couple. Whether it's a full-on formal reception with hundreds of guests or a backyard celebration with a few of your besties, I'll be there to capture those special moments, formal and informal. Wedding photography Melbourne formalities are often things like a first dance, speeches, and cutting the cake. Later on, you might do a traditional bouquet toss and say thanks to your guests before waving goodbye – plenty for a candid wedding photographer to capture.
Either way, if you've booked me to cover the full day, that's exactly what it means. I'm not someone who will ask you to do a fake first dance or mock cake cutting – my full day coverage includes up until the end of the reception or 11 pm (and if that doesn't fit in with your plans, let me know, and we can customise a package to cover exactly what you're after).
Images for Life Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0402 522 232
Originally from Spain, Dolors is a highly skilled photographer who has been involved in the fashion industry for over 10 years, capturing the beauty of hundreds of models across the world. With a keen love of photography, she now photographs everything and everyone – and is particularly inspired by wedding events' emotion.
Her husband, Piero's passion, lies in videography and editing imagery and wedding videos, highlighting those special moments that you'll treasure forever. As he believes the key to achieving a fabulous wedding video involves being emotionally connected to the subjects, and as he says, "The connection must come from the heart…"
Professional, highly accommodating, hospitable and enthusiastic – this passionate duo will create imagery that you will cherish forever – guaranteed.
Locus Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
I'm Vesna, and thanks for dropping by. I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Keilor East in Melbourne.
Being a female photographer, there are many advantages, and I don't let them pass by. I will be your hairdresser, tailor or waitress if that will create a better day and experience for you.
As one of a few female wedding photographers in Melbourne, with my attention to detail and energetic personality, along with the stunning images, I am now complimented as one of Melbourne's finest female photographers.
Besides my spunky husband and my adorable kids, photography is my biggest love. I have been in the industry for over a decade, and I can't imagine doing anything else. I feel a little spoilt to call this my job.
I love everything about photography, from the initial meeting to the final presentation of the images. The smiles and tears of happiness when you see your images is my biggest reward, knowing that I created an eternal memory.
Also, I love coffee and a chat, so feels free to get in touch with me.
Mel Panteli Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0420 824 979
Who doesn't love a good wedding!
Weddings are always a blast for me, and by the end of the day, I feel very connected to the couple, having been with them through the most awesome day of their life. Its always fun, relaxed and often emotional for me. My images are romantic, timeless and candid.
The images you will receive will be a permanent reminder of every detail of the day. I meet with my clients beforehand, discuss their wish lists and my vision for the day, so we are on the same page. Where possible, I attend rehearsals as well.
Aria Wedding Photography Yarra Valley
0427 427 427
Fun & Authentic Wedding Photography
Based in the Yarra Valley, Aria Photography captures the day you marry your best friend, the epic party afterwards, and all those other amazing moments in between. As a two photographer team, we are driven by capturing every detail, the honest moments in between the moments, and the amazing story of you both woven into your beautiful wedding day.
Candid Wedding Photography
Your wedding photography should be about capturing your day as it happens, so when you look back on your images in years to come, they are a true reflection of you both. We also believe, authentically capturing all your loved ones and guests on the day is just as important. Here is a sneak peek at some of our work from over 450 weddings spanning the past 6 years.
Our wedding photography packages start at $3990. We also offer custom packages for elopements.
Based in the gateway to the Yarra Valley in Victoria, we love capturing farm, winery and private estate weddings, and we also travel for weddings overseas and Australia wide by the beach or in the city; we've been everywhere.
Feel free to contact us to see more of our work and chat with Sharne about your wedding photography.
Tips For Hiring a Wedding Photographer
Before you begin to search for photographers, sit down with your fiancé and talk about your wedding photography priorities. Are photographs a top priority? Do you just want to capture some special moments throughout the day but don't care whether your pictures are wedding blog-worthy? What you're looking for and how high photos are on your priority list makes a big difference in the photographer you choose.
Choose a Style
Gone are the days when all wedding photographers shot in the same traditional style. Couples now have more choices when it comes to the look and feel of wedding pictures. Take time to browse wedding photographs and notice what style stands out to you and your fiancé. Here are some common photographic styles:
- Documentary - Also known as photojournalism, the documentary-style focuses on capturing the day as it unfolds through spontaneous, candid photos. Don't expect to see people looking at the camera with this style.
- Portraiture - The traditional style that emphases classic portraits. This includes posed shots ranging from traditional, like the wedding party standing as a group, to more dramatic and artistic, like the couple holding hands as they walk down a dirt road.
- Fine art - This style gives the photographer greater artistic license to go for dramatic and gorgeous shots. Common elements often include film grain, motion, a blurred background, and black and white shots.
- Edgy and bold - Even more dramatic than fine art photography, an edgy and bold style uses tilted angles and unconventional framing for dramatic effect.
Photographers may shoot in a mix of styles, but if there's a style you love, then look for a photographer who specialises in that. If you want something more creative and artistic but still want portraits, check if the photographer does both or if you need to hire a separate photographer for a portrait session.
Interview Wedding Photographers
Once you have a shortlist of potential photographers, contact them to set up face-to-face interviews. Talk with them about your venue, expectations, wedding style, and any questions you have. This is the time for both you and the photographer to look for a good fit in terms of expectations and personalities.
Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer
When meeting your photographer, here are some questions you may wish to ask, as well as things to consider when meeting them.
- Can I view some finished and complete albums?
- How many photos should I receive from my wedding?
- How many hours are included in your package?
- How long after the wedding should it take till I see my photos?
- How will I receive my images? (USB, Download, Album)
- What happens if you are ill or there is an emergency?
- Do you have any reviews or testimonials?
When looking at photographer websites, they will display some of their best photos; however, you want to see this consistency throughout that wedding's whole album. High consistent quality is what you want.
Once you have found a photographer you love, they are free on your date, you love their work and get on well with them, then you should get them booked. Many photographers are booked up to and over a year in advance! Some of the best will take bookings for weddings two years away. So don't leave it until the last minute; once you know your date, look to get your photographer booked.
It's difficult to compare photography packages because they often include different things and reflect other factors, like how much experience the photographer has. This is another reason it's important to think about your priorities early on. Make sure anything that's important to you is part of the packages. Look at what the standard package includes and how much they charge for extras, then try to find a package that best fits with your needs and wants for the day.
Get a Contract
Make sure the wedding photographer you choose offers a written contract and review it carefully before signing. The contract should include all the important details, such as:
- When the photographer will arrive and leave
- When you can expect your photographs
- How you'll receive your pictures
- Any printing that's included
- Who owns the rights to the photos
- Retouching options
- What happens in an emergency
Choosing a wedding photographer is a big task, but it need not feel overwhelming. Use these tips to help you find the right photographer for your wedding. In the end, remember that the most important thing has pictures that remind you of the beauty and joy of your special day, and that's not difficult to find in a wedding photographer.