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Mornington Peninsula wedding locations are perfect if you’re wanting wedding images that are a little bit off beat and different. You can hold the ceremony amongst tall gums, wineries or even by the sea. This is not the glitz of the CBD and that’s what makes shooting here so much fun.Image by James Harvie PhotographyMs

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Let’s face it, its not every day you get married.It’s not like you’re always hiring photographers for every part of your life and have a mountain of experience in sourcing, interviewing and working with them. The reality is that for many couples, their wedding is their first experience in using a photographer’s services. So, where do you

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Melbourne city has some truly stunning back drops for wedding photography. Old buildings, cute lane ways, and great architecture all give you the elements for brilliant photography. It’s one day in a bride’s life where she becomes the princess and focus of attention. Someone who sees the world differently, can give you a piece of

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The wedding is coming closer. “The big day,” as the postie, milkman and Aunt Beryl call it, is upon you. Are you intent on keeping posey poses to a minimum? We would all love to just let spontanaity dictate the outcome with fresh and fancy-free candids on our wedding day. The truth is, even the most

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I love Spring weddings. As the season of renewal and growth it seems the perfect metaphor for a wedding. With the warming days and the blooming flowers we open up and reach out not unlike the butterfly ready to emerge from its Chrysalis and share its beauty with the world.Outdoor ceremonies come into play but

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Anna, Santander SpainMy husband and I are wedding photographers based in Santiago, Chile. I’m an American expat there and we’ve used our home at The End of the World as a base for exploring the globe and photographing weddings all over – 3 different continents to date. And now we are coming to Australia! Not

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As a photographer, I want my couples to be able to make the most of their professional photographs. These days, most clients insist on getting a disc of the high res files, but at the end of the day what happens to these files? They get shared online and emailed around the world between family

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This pic inspires us for lots of reasons.The complete abandonment of all things traditional, having a wedding that they wanted, not what others expected. Having the guts to leap into the Coral Sea in their wedding outfits, spending the second half of their wedding day in togs and boardies and that they chose us to

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Gone are the days of the wedding photographer wielding a large and cumbersome tripod, medium format camera and portable studio lighting to photograph portraits at a wedding or posing for every single photograph including cheesy photos jumping off park benches. Say hello to something a little different – Wedding Photojournalism.  Wedding Photojournalism involves documenting the

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South West Australian photographer Clare Day of Clare Day Photographic Design has always won me over with her fun, bubbly sense of humor and the beautiful images she captures. So it’s a pleasure to have Clare on Polka Dot Wisdom today with her own story and some essential wisdom for wedding photography!Where and how did

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For lots of people, preserving the memories of their wedding day is a very close second to actually creating them. And real, meaningful memories come about from having a photographer who truly understands and cares about you. On your wedding day, you don’t want the pressure of not knowing what to expect from your photographer

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One thing couples often lament about is the weather on their wedding day … “will it rain?” and “what do we do if it rains? How will this affect photography?”It’s essential that you and your photographer have a rain contingency plan set out prior to the big day – this may mean scouting possible undercover

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It’s an honour today to introduce you to two of the friendliest photographers I know – Sarah and Andrew of Follan Photography. Not only are they genuinely lovely people, but they take pretty awesome photographs! I love reading expert interviews from photographers because the information they share is a bit like gold. Sarah and Andrew

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Are you a model, want to be a model or love the camera? If you answered “yes” then you are probably in the minority of brides and grooms; most dread the thought of being photographed. But it doesn’t have to be that way! The best way to get great photos and feel comfortable is to

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Have you considered a winter wedding?I love weddings at any time of year but a winter wedding is something special.The light is beautiful all day, soft and warm, so beautiful for photography.Late afternoon or the ‘magic hour’ as we photographers call it due to the warm, glowing quality the light can have, always seems to

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