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Vendor of the Week – Michelle Kiddie Photography

by | Blog News, Bride


Welcome to another week on Polka Dot Bride! Is it the second week of August already – oh, how the time flies!

It’s Monday morning which means a spotlight on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory! Our directory is a one stop shop to help you find the best wedding vendors for your wedding – from stylists to stationers, photographers and cakes! They’re incredibly talented, have a sense of style and love working with dotties! Take a peek today and look through their beautiful work!

I love candid moments and amazing captures in photography so I’m pleased to introduce you to Michelle Kiddie Photography who is this week’s Polka Dot Bride Vendor of The Week! I love how Michelle captures the little moments as well as formal portraits and classic photographs.

Based in Perth, Michelle makes it her mission to look for the story (which we love because that’s what I do with every post at Polka Dot Bride!) from the moment the bride gets dressed, to the vows, the intimate time together to the big celebratory reception. Michelle also treats her work as art- and I love that, because photographs ARE art and to tell a story through one is a little piece of magic.

To learn a little more about Michelle Kiddie Photography we asked Michelle five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

A Pimms and Lemonade does the business.

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Packing the tent for camping weekend where we toast marshmallows over a campfire and snuggle up in sleeping bags under the stars.

Favourite restaurant?

Kitch in Leederville, Perth for its funky vibe and relaxed atmosphere

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?

Poached eggs on toast.

Your favourite wedding story?

My own! We got married at Leonardi Da Vinci’s house outside of Florence, followed by a reception at a magnificent Medici Villa overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills. I only wish I was allowed to be the photographer as well as the bride…is that possible? That was ten years ago and is as fresh in my mind as if it were yesterday.

Visit Michelle Kiddie Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Michelle Kiddie Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory


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Snapshot Sunday – Up

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


Photo by Nikole Ramsey

Bonnie and Damien’s Retro Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Bonnie and Damien

A little, sweet vintage inspired engagement shoot this Saturday from Shayla at Images with Love. Together with Katy from Hummingbird Vintage Hire, hair stylist Anna Felton and our couple Bonnie and Damien, Shayla shot a beautiful engagement shoot for this Brisbane couple.

Bonnie tells their love story. “We met when I was 14 and Damien was 17. Apparently it was then that Damien decided he would someday marry me. A friendship started while Damien lived overseas for 2 years. He returned home and pursued me but I soon thereafter moved to Paris for a year. Even a visit from Damien while I was there couldn’t persuade me to turn the friendship into anything romantic. We were good friends and I was content to leave it as such. Upon my return he was still there and waiting to give it a try. During the next 3 years Damien tried and was politely knocked back on a few occasions.

Eventually a test run at a relationship ended before 2 months was up and I told him that I’d given it a go but it just wasn’t going to happen. The next 6 months was agony as I wasn’t sure whether I’d made the right decision. Eventually (and for the first time) I was the one to approach him to make things work. The friendship transitioned this time very quickly into something more. Three months later we were engaged and 3 months after that we are married. The icing on the cake for me personally is that during our engagement Damien mentioned that even if I hadn’t come around, he still had at least a couple of years of waiting left in him.”

Katy from Hummingbird Vintage Hire explains ” For their charming engagement shoot, Bonnie and Damien embarked on a 1940’s Australian travel adventure – with a vintage camera, suitcase, hatbox, birdcage, a few vintage maps and picnic box in tow (just the essentials!). Right from the start, this so-in-love couple were open to something a little bit different and a lot of fun for their engagement shoot, and Shayla and I were more than happy to oblige. Bonnie and I exchanged numerous emails in the weeks leading up to the day of the shoot, each with more exciting details than the last as the theming, details and props took shape. Bonnie was keen for a ‘Foyle’s War’ kind of look, with a bit of a Depression-era/post-war vintage travel vibe thrown in – and green apples! Every aspect of the shoot was tailored specifically for Bonnie & Damien, including the handmade details and the selection of props used. Ifocused on deep, rich colours of greens, reds and browns – which were beautifully reflected by our gorgeous location near Brisbane. We were lucky enough to find the coolest vintage truck I’ve ever seen, just sitting in a yard filled with old farm machinery and begging to be photographed! In the lead up to the shoot, Bonnie told me she wanted to capture those little glances of love between her and Damien and that feeling of ‘being safe’, and I absolutely love that Shayla and I captured the essence of their relationship for their e-session

Photos by Shayla at Images with Love.

Suzanne and Brian’s Kentucky Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


Suzanne and Brian

I loved the Autumn colours in this morning’s shoot (plus there’s boots and we all know my current love for winter boots!) Suzanne and Brian met with their photographer Nikita Gross at an abandoned service station in Cincinnati for their engagement shoot. Aren’t the neutral colours beautiful? Suzanne looks like she’s glowing!

Photos by Nikita Gross Photography submitted via Two Bright Lights

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