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During Sophie & Rodney’s Southport wedding in 2009 we had arrived at the the Kerle family home and I had gone straight outside to organise some family formals while my second shooter Jodie hang about inside, observing quietly the goings on. Sophie’s father David, one of Australia’s most respected urological surgeons, and his father were

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I was privileged enough to be accepted into the Magnum Workshop, Fremantle 2012 with Magnum photographer, Antoine D’Agata.The week was fast-paced, intense and simply put, brilliant. I relished being part of a class environment again. There is alot to be said for working alongside like minded photographers, sharing your work and critiquing one another. I

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My name is Michelle and I am one half of Hunter Valley Wedding Photography based business, Michelle-Leigh Photography. In 2004 I photographed my first ever wedding. I shot it on fuji film, with a old Minolta SLR camera, and looking back now I would say that I did ok. Just ok.8 Years on and hundreds

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Image by Julian Beattie – Sydney Wedding1. Who are you?This is quite a broad question and it’s intended as such. The point is quite simple though; you should get to know your photographer, beyond Wedding photography. Of all the clients I’ve ever met, I make a habit of steering the conversation away from their Wedding.

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“Photography for the creative at heart” is the tagline for our talented guests today on Polka Dot Wisdom! Brisbane based photographers Feather + Stone (also known as Seth and Tenielle) crashed onto the scene with fresh, beautiful and fun photography and haven’t looked back since launching their very successful wedding photography business!You have a lovely

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A pre-shoot or save-the-date video/photo shoot prior to your wedding can have some great advantages! Here are four reasons why.1. It is a great way to develop confidence in front of the camera so you will feel relaxed with it on your wedding day. It is also an excellent way for you and your photographer/video producer to

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 I must admit I’m very excited about today’s expert interview! Mainly because our interviewee today had a very exciting week last week! Kelly Tunney is a Canberra based photographer who travels internationally to shoot weddings. Last week at the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Kelly was awarded ACT Professional Photographer of the Year, ACT

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Making the final decision on who to book as your photographer doesn’t need to be stressful or confusing. Check back here for regular tips on how to narrow down the list and end up with the best vendor for you!Tip #1Research, research, reasearch! Start by looking online at wedding directories, buying several bridal magazines, checking

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Rain rain go away, please come back another day! Most couples escape to the sunshine here in Queensland hoping for outdoor weddings under big blue skies… and dread bad weather on their big day! However, in this climate it’s often hard to predict when it is going to rain.In my book though, it’s a nice

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Image by Bradley Patrick of Sugarlove PhotographyBradley Patrick of Sugarlove PhotographyWhy we love them…It’s so hard to choose just one favourite, as there as so many talented wedding photographers in Australia. But if I am forced to choose, my vote has to go to the photographer that my husband and I had for our wedding

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[vimeo width=”500″ height=”400″]http://vimeo.com/29247234[/vimeo]Engagement film of Daniel and TabithaWith engagement shoots and videos becoming more and more popular, here are some things to think about when planning your shoot from cinematographer Amy Nelson-Blain.Engagement sessions are always a lot of fun, they are a great opportunity to practice being in front of a camera before the wedding day

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In the rush of preparing everything, it’s easy to forget to make sure your home is ‘photography ready’ on your wedding day. You may have seen stunning images in your photographer’s portfolio of bride prep, and are hoping for the same result. Some things to remember are… In order to achieve these shots, there needs

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In my favourite wedding movie, Four Weddings And A Funeral, there’s a hilarious scene where Hugh Grant enters the expensive antique store where his true love Andie MacDowell has set up her wedding registry. When he hears that the average price of the gifts is around £1,000 he enquires if there might be anything around

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When clients come to meet me in the studio, they are often still pondering the idea of whether or not to have flowergirls or pageboys.They usually ask my opinion as to their involvement with the photography during the day and when they should ‘go back to Mummy or babysitter’. Many couples have nephews, nieces, their

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Once you have done your research and you’re ready to set up some times to meet your list of photographers, there’s a few things to keep in mind while you’re with them.The most important factors in choosing your wedding photographer are personality and talent. There’s no point hiring the most amazing, talented, awarded photographer in

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