BEING COMFORTABLE IS THE KEY TO GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY
Getting your photo taken on your wedding day can seem very daunting (especially for guys), it’s more than likely the first time that you have had professional photos taken and probably the first time that you have ever been “posed”. Being comfortable with the person taking your wedding photos is absolutely key in getting great photos on your wedding day. We’ve all seen those posed and unnatural-looking photos, the photos where you can tell the couple are uncomfortable. I pride myself on making sure that what seems like a daunting, awkward and uncomfortable thing – getting your photo taken – becomes one of the more memorable parts of your wedding day. I want you and your partner to have a great time and walk away excited to see your wedding photos! I’ll help you to smile your natural smile and make sure that you look like you in your wedding photos.
I believe that the key to great wedding photos is being comfortable. Both you being comfortable with me as your photographer and me understanding what makes you smile, what makes you laugh, and what will get the best photos on your wedding day. When you are able to be yourself in front of the camera, we will get natural smiles, candid moments and everything in between to give you a great set of wedding photos.
I’ll make sure that by the time we get to your wedding day, we know each other well, I’ll be a part of your big day and not just a stranger that rocks up with 2 cameras. To do this, we will be in contact many times before your big day to plan all those little details in regards to your wedding. From timeframes to wedding photography locations we will have a plan. We’ll have a practice run – an engagement shoot that gets you and your partner comfortable with the process. We’ll also meet up in person as many times as you need (I love coffee) to make sure that your wedding day, is captured your way.
AMY & NATHAN
MARNONG ESTATE – MELBOURNE
Matt is fantastic, very professional, and fun. He made our day extra special! He captured every moment of our day and even turned up early to photograph us getting ready which turned out to be some of our favourite pictures from the day. It’s hard to put into words how speechless we are by his work on our wedding day. There were so many unforgettable moments that he managed to capture so perfectly and naturally and that it was exactly what we were wanting. Highly recommended!
SO WHAT DOES MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LOOK LIKE?
I believe in simple and natural wedding photography and capturing all the big, and small moments that help make up the story of your wedding day. So what does that mean? I’ll help take away all of the daunting aspects of getting your photo taken, I’ll simplify the wedding photography process and I’ll make sure that you’re comfortable in front of the camera. That way the photos that are taken on your wedding day show natural smiles, real emotions and candid those moments will happen naturally.
My wedding photography style is candid, fun, and natural. Yes there are the smiling at the camera photos which are so important for your wedding and there are more moody photos, but I believe the best photos are the in-between moments; the funny moments, the quiet moments and the moments where you can just tell you’re meant to be together.
You will have many photos taken of you on your wedding day, by us and also many of your guests. An engagement session is a little different, it’s all about just the two of you. As part of both of our packages we offer an engagement session where we head out to a location (a park or your home etc) and hang out for an hour or so. It’s a great opportunity to see what it feels like to be in front of the camera and shake off those pre wedding photo nerves.
Bride & Groom Getting Ready
Getting ready is a big part of any wedding day and no story is complete without this part of the day. Generally the bride and groom may be a little nervous before the ceremony, at this stage we try to make both he bride and groom as comfortable as we can in front of the camera by taking unposed candid photos. It’s also a great opportunity to get detail photos of the rings and dress.
It’s time for your ceremony. The moment where months, even years of planning all comes together. There’s the moment your Dad walks you down the aisle, the moment when you see your wife to be, the “I do’s”, the first kiss and many more, we’re there to capture it all whilst not getting in the way of your guests as they help you celebrate.
The Portrait Session
Our favorite time of the day has got to be the portrait session. Depending on the day and time of the ceremony, we can take photos before or after the ceremony. We generally go for a walk at the chosen location and take candid, unposed photos while we have a laugh. We generally don’t pose you and your partner in front of the camera, instead we offer prompts and directions to ensure that you are comfortable and just being yourself, we find that these are the best moment to capture.
Wedding Receptions are the afterparty that you have been planning for months! We’re there to capture all of the important moments, the entrance, the cake cut, the speeches, the dance and all the fun and silly moments that happen in between. It’s also a great time to get photos with the people that helped you celebrate your wedding day.