Couples choose us to be their wedding photographers because they want the best photos of their special event. Why settle for mediocre images when there is so much work put into creating an event like a wedding? Investing in a professional photographer is worth investing in to get pictures that will amaze and stir emotions. Melbourne has so many options… It’s the best city for wedding photography!
After photographing so many weddings, we’ve learned what makes for great wedding photos. Consider following our guide if you want to have a perfect marriage. It is possible to achieve a picture-perfect wedding with some planning. We can’t control the weather but we will still provide you with magazine-worthy photos. Melbourne Wedding Planning – let’s get started.
Melbourne Wedding Venues
It is usually the first thing on the list of wedding planning. Booking venues up to a full year in advance is recommended. Select a platform that will fit your style and meet your needs. Sometimes, choosing a medium because of its price or availability is a bad idea. Avoid cramming too many people in a small area. Make sure that there is enough space to dance and move around. Catering can make or break an event.
Consider parking or a transport option (such as a shuttle bus) to pick up your guests and drop them off at the end. This works well for venues in the city or country where parking is scarce.
Select a venue with a beautiful interior. The furnishings, the rooms, or the surroundings will look stunning in your photographs and reflect the couple you are. Does your venue have enough natural light or artificial lighting? The most important thing for a good wedding photographer is light. We can shoot in any situation if you are set in a location with poor lighting.
The Wedding Timeline
It’s important to plan out your day so that it runs smoothly. It’s constructive to stay on track during the wedding day. The photographer can use the timeline to plan for special moments as they occur so that no shots are missed. A good photographer can help you create a timeline and advise you on how to get some fantastic photos.
Prepare a detailed wedding timeline to get the best out of your photographer. Many couples make the error of planning their wedding day too tightly and trying to fit too much in. Consider having two locations where you both get ready close to each other. Consider the travel time for the photographer if the locations are far apart.
Couples who want to use too many locations in their photo shoot make a mistake. It is best to choose one or two areas. If you have more than two locations, the photo shoot will take longer and could result in a bride and groom who are stressed out and a photographer who is flustered! You would be surprised how long it takes to get from one place to another! Some locations can be challenging to park, and bridal teams can complicate things. Your photographer will feel more relaxed if you limit the areas of your photo shoot.
Keep your photographer up to date on anything you wish to be photographed. Let them know in advance! Not enough warning can lead to situations where we are scrambling for moments, and we cannot capture them!
The Wedding Day Start in Melbourne
Both the bride and groom should start their day with some fun activities for their wedding party. You don’t need to do anything extravagant to add some fun to the wedding day. You could have a lovely breakfast at home, or at a café. You can give your bridesmaids and groomsmen little gifts to open throughout the morning. Include the parents.
There’s still time for the guys to have some fun before the ceremony. Play a sport or play an instrument to entertain your groomsmen. It’s fine to wait for the ceremony, but your photographer won’t have much material to work with.
Consider getting matching robes and a champagne brunch for your bridal party. Gift each bridesmaid something that shows you appreciate what they have done to help you get ready for the big day. Share some memories. It is always lovely to capture moments that evoke emotions.
You should have a room that is dedicated to getting ready. This room should be neat and tidy. Many rooms have bags and clothes strewn about! This is not a good way to take photos! Select the room that has the best natural light. You need enough space to get into your gown (and for your photographer to take some pictures!)
Hair and Makeup
You should arrange for someone to come and do your hair and make-up. My bride was fashionably (an hour) late for her wedding because the hair and makeup artist she hired at the salon where she went had been running behind schedule. The preparations can be done in the same place where you’re getting ready. Last, the bride’s makeup and hair should be applied. Bridesmaids must be prepared when the bride steps into her gown.
You can take photos of your makeup artist working on you by setting them up near a large window. This will allow for natural lighting. Some makeup artists use lights that mimic natural lighting. You can be sure that your makeup looks the same outside. Your makeup artist can provide you with your lipstick so that you can touch it up later in the day.
Organize an enjoyable mode of transportation for the day. If you want to have your vehicle in photos, it’s worth spending more. Find something that suits your style. You can have someone drive you and your partner around the city to eliminate the stress of parking, especially at any point during the day.
The wedding ceremony in Melbourne
The ceremony can be held at the exact location of the reception, reducing stress for you and your guests. Some people are unable to avoid a change in ceremony location. Plan your timeline to allow time for people at the end of your event to congratulate each other.
Remember to take photos of your family and friends immediately after the ceremony. Then you’re free to leave for your photoshoot. Someone who knows you and your guests can coordinate group photos. It will save time and ensure that everyone is in the image.
Take your time walking down the aisle. We will miss any bridesmaids who rush down the hall. Spend some time on the first kiss. Quick kisses will not be photographed! Your special moment will only be captured if you give us a few moments.
Melbourne Wedding Photo Shoot
Please do not overdo it with the locations of your wedding photos. Relax during the wedding photo shoot. As we have discussed, choosing one or two areas is best. Some places charge a fee for wedding photography and require a permit. Consult the council or wedding photographer of the venue.
Wedding Photography can be a lot of fun with some out-of-the-box ideas. Choose locations that reflect your personality if you have chosen a city as your backdrop. If you are a couple that loves vintage or modern settings, then this is a good option for you. Open spaces are ideal for those who want to take some great photos together but don’t want too many distractions in the background. The beach makes for a beautiful backdrop for photos. Also, open fields in the countryside work well. Consider adding fun props and activities to your photo shoot.