Engagements

Jo & Tim | 5 Minute Engagement Portraits

I had only ‘met’ Jo and Tim on Skype before I photographed their wedding in New Zealand as they live in London, and I was in Melbourne at the time. It was lovely to meet with them properly in NZ the week before their wedding, and do a little mini-engagement shoot! Literally, these would have all been taken in the space of 5 minutes, and it made me more excited for their wedding seeing how loved up these two are! You can see their wedding here. x

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Melbourne Engagement | Jess + Heath

I met Jess and Heath in a nearby park for their engagement shoot. We were about to walk down the hill, but this amazing location caught my eye as we were making our way down the path. The clouds and light was incredible, everything was perfect!! Jess & Heath, it was so lovely to hang out with you guys! Jess, you know how much I love your red gumboots. Those + your obvious love for one another + the perfect location + an unexpected twist… made this shoot so memorable! We had so much fun. Make sure you scroll right down to the bottom for something a bit different… xx

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Things to keep in mind when you choose your photographer…

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What is the first thing you look for when you search for a wedding photographer? Great photographs? Of course! It’s obviously very important to LOVE the photographs that your photographer produces, but I think it’s just as important to LOVE the person behind the camera too.

When you choose your wedding photographer, it is SO important to know who will be capturing your day. Could they easily fit in with your friends? Your photographer will be around you for most of your wedding day, so it’s really important to feel comfortable around them.

You need to trust your photographer. You should be able to get a feel of the type of person they are from their website. Read their blog, and past client testimonials. Brides and grooms tend to reflect the mood of their photographer (especially during the portrait session) and it’s usually easy to tell from the expressions of people on their website or blog. If you can’t get a good idea of the photographers personality from their website, it’s a good idea to meet them for coffee, or over Skype before booking.

Trusting your photographer completely is so important if you want amazing, natural moments captured on your wedding day. You want your chosen photographer to blend in with your friends and family, to capture moments as they happen, but also be assertive enough to get family group photographs done quickly.

I believe a wedding ceremony is a sacred occasion, not a photo shoot. I don’t think any part of a wedding day should be a huge drawn out photo session, which is one reason I love to photograph the bride and groom before the ceremony.

What do you look for when you choose a photographer? I’d love to hear your thoughts! xx

{PS: The photo above is from Jono & Lisa’s gorgeous Mahia Wedding, see more from their day here.}

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