Magnolia Images: Blog https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog en-us (C) Magnolia Images (Magnolia Images) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:51:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:51:00 GMT https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/img/s/v-12/u325666045-o146351447-50.jpg Magnolia Images: Blog https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog 80 120 Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing Your Wedding Photographer https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/7/questions-you-should-ask-before-choosing-your-wedding-photographer So you've been to some bridal expos, seen the displays, gathered pamphlets, checked websites, asked friends for referrals and now you have a list of potentially suitable candidates for your wedding photography. You have probably shortlisted them because you love their images and their style but where to from here? What questions do you need to ask before you make a decision?  

1. Is our wedding date available?

 If you are getting married during the peak wedding season (in Melbourne September through to April) you may find your preferred photographers are booked 12 - 18 months in advance so don't leave this until the last minute.

 

 

 

2. Who will be photographing my wedding?

Some of the larger wedding photography businesses have a number of in-house and contract photographers and you may not meet your allocated photographer before your wedding day. The images displayed on websites and promotional material may not have been taken by the photographer you have been allocated. 

At Magnolia Images Alison will be photographing your wedding.  Alison may also have a second shooter/assistant to ensure additional elements of your day are not missed.  You will get to know Alison personally through phone and email contact and at your complimentary 'E' Session (engagement photo session). By the time your wedding comes around Alison will seem like part of the family! 

 

3. What experience do you have shooting weddings and are you an accredited photographer?

 

It is important that your photographer has a broad base of photography skill and experience and has consistently applied this to weddings. Wedding photography requires expertise over a number of photographic genres (macro, photojournalistic, portraiture, event and creative photography) and the ability to transition from one genre to the next very quickly.  

 

If your photographer is serious about their craft they will be members of their professional body.  In Australia we are represented by the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP).  Accredited members of the AIPP have 'met high standards for their skill, experience and professional business conduct .'(including insurance)  If you are unsure about whether your photographer is accredited go to http://www.aipp.com.au  Alison is an accredited member of the AIPP, and also runs her a commercial photography business and has photographed weddings over the past five years.

 

4. Can you describe your style of photography?

 

Most photographers lean towards a particular style of photography and you will be able to identify this when looking at their imagery. There is no right or wrong style but rather what style are you drawn to?  More importantly can you see yourself in the images displayed?

 

Photojournalistic - this style captures the day as it unfolds in a similar way that a news media photojournalist would capture a story. They anticipate moments, provide no direction and are almost 'invisible' during the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional or classic - perhaps the opposite of photojournalistic the traditional or classic style lends itself to a far more structured approach.  The photographer will provide direction and is focused on perfectly lit, posed and framed images.

 

 

Artistic - this is where the photographer uses a bit of creative licence in relation to perspective, lighting, composition etc.

 

 

Try not to confuse photography styles with post production techniques. Many photographers use 'presets' to give their images a 'vintage', 'desaturated', 'dark and moody' or 'grainy feel. 

 

At Magnolia Images we capture 'beautiful, timeless images to tell the story of your day.'  So what does that mean?  

 

We have the skill and experience to capture the traditional or classic portraits. They require understanding of lighting and posing and we pay particular attention to how your dress hangs, your body position, the direction and quality of light.  These images are the ones that grandma will put on her mantle and the ones that won't date like some. 

 

There are times during the day however when we blend into the background and adopt a photojournalistic approach to capture your story as it unfolds particularly during the ceremony, congratulations and the reception.

 

If you're up for something a little more dramatic we also love to create more artistic portraiture where we introduce artificial lighting to create mood and drama.  

 

Bride and groomed photographed during their wedding reception at historic Narmbool Homestead which is situated between Ballarat and Geelong.

 

 

 

5. What type of equipment do you use? Do you have backups?

 

If you don't know a lot about photography then a list of the latest and greatest camera equipment may not help you. Your photographer should be shooting with professional camera bodies and have a variety of professional lenses at their disposal.

 

At Magnolia Images we use Canon bodies (currently the 5DMkIV and 5DS) and a variety of prime and zoom lenses.  We have our favourites - the 70 - 200mm f2.8 and the 85mm f1.2 but most of our equipment is used at some stage during a wedding day. As well as shooting natural light there are also times that require additional light sources (such as receptions, creative portraits etc.) so we carry a variety of artificial light sources. If you are more technically minded and require a full list we would be happy to accommodate.   And yes we always carry backups!

 

6. Have you photographed a wedding at the location for my ceremony and reception venue before?

 

Whether a photographer has previously photographed at your ceremony and/or reception location should not determine whether or not to engage them. Your wedding is unique; your bridal party, the decorations, the weather conditions, the time of year, changes to the venue etc.  and each wedding should be photographed with fresh eyes.

 

It is helpful to know that 'there is a gorgeous elm tree just over the rise' or 'there's an amazing staircase at the back of the reception venue' however any good photographer who hasn't photographed there before (or for a while) will ensure they visit the property prior to the day.  And this is the standard approach taken by us at Magnolia Images - not only we will go to visit a venue ahead of the day but we also like to meet the venue event manager to discuss how they have things organised to make your day run smoothly.

 

7. Can I give you a list of specific shots that we would like during the day?

 

Most photographers will and should cater for specific photographs you would like taken during the day. For example - 'My nan will be at the house when I am getting ready and I'd really love a photograph with her holding a photograph of nan and grandpa on their wedding day'.  It is important that this type of request, one that is unique to your wedding, is conveyed to your photographer.

 

By the time your wedding day comes around your photographer should have a really good understanding of what is most important to you and photograph accordingly; so try to avoid providing your photographer with a detailed list of every photograph you would like taken. You want them focusing on documenting the day rather than ticking off a check list.  The exception to this is the list of formal family portraits. Your photographer should request a list prior to the day e.g. 1. bride and groom + brides mum (Jan) and brides dad (John) 2. bride and groom + brides grandma (Beverley) etc.  It is important that all family members are advised in advance if they are to be included in family portraits so they don't disappear before the photos have been taken. Be mindful of the time it takes for family portraits - we allow 3 mins per grouping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. What packages do you offer? Will you customise a package? and how much does it cost?

 

Most photographers will put together a number of different photography packages for you to choose from. Packages are the most cost effective way of purchasing wedding photography but they may not suit all weddings so make sure you ask if a package can be customised.

 

Prices can vary greatly between photographers and it is very easy to become confused about whether you are receiving good value for money.  The most expensive photographer is not necessarily the best photographer and vice versa and the inclusions in your packages are not necessarily the same quality. e.g.  two photography companies who offer a 20 page album at the same price point could be offering two very different products

 

Photographer 1 - thin pages that don't 'lay flat' very similar to a coffee table book. 20 pages could mean 20 individual sides

 

Photographer 2 - professional handcrafted album with lay flat 3mm thick pages, personalised embossing, 20 pages = 20 double page spreads

 

At Magnolia Images we refer to our packages as Collections.  We have one Digital Collection and three Album Collections available but we are happy to customise a Collection for you.  All our Collections include a USB of edited digital images, photography coverage (8hrs - from bride getting ready until conclusion of the formal celebrations at the reception), and an 'E' Session (Engagement Photo Session). Our albums are currently handcrafted at a local professional album supplier (Seldex - http://www.seldex.com.au ) so you know you will be receiving beautiful, quality albums, made in Australia and that will last for generations to come.

 

9. How long will it take to receive my images?

 

Providing a quality service from your photographer includes timely delivery of your images and/or album.  Depending upon the coverage photographers regularly capture between 800 - 1500 images. The images then need to be uploaded, backed up, backed up again, short listed, cropped and edited (basic edit for colour, contrast etc.) before downloading them to a USB. At Magnolia Images digital copies of your wedding images will be available within four weeks, and are beautifully presented in a personalised USB presentation box.

 

Images used for albums then require further editing eg. skin retouching/creative edit before final approval of the layout can be obtained.  During peak season, album suppliers can take 6 weeks to produce so don't delay making a decision. Receiving your album is an exciting time. You've seen the images online but there's nothing like having your images presented in a beautifully handcrafted album and reliving the memories of your wedding day.

 

 

9. Do we sign a contract?

 

The answer to this question should be YES.  Professional photographers should have you sign a contract that clearly sets out the expectations of both the photographer and the client.

 

Other Questions

 

We have covered what we believe are the key questions to ask your photographer before making any decision about whether to engage them for your wedding. You will have many other questions but the answers may not influence your decision eg. do you offer a photo booth?  If the answer is no then that's ok there's plenty of photo booth companies out there.  

 

So the date's available, you've met the photographer, they are accredited with the AIPP and you're happy with their skill and experience, you love their style, they use professional camera equipment, you're happy with the packages and prices and they've answered all your questions, should you book them?  A: The most important factor in deciding your photographer once you are happy with the answers to the above questions is whether you 'click'. Your photographer is going to be with you for the whole day so you need to be comfortable with them and trust them to capture the most important day in your life.  

 

 

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(Magnolia Images) How to choose a wedding photographer Magnolia Images Melbourne Wedding Photographer Melbourne Wedding Photography questions to ask your wedding photographer wedding ceremony locations wedding photography https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/7/questions-you-should-ask-before-choosing-your-wedding-photographer Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:57:07 GMT
Wedding Ceremony Locations https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/6/wedding-ceremony-locations As you can imagine, being professional wedding photographers we get to see our fair share of weddings ceremonies!  We love the variety we experience photographing so many weddings and even though our work may take us to some of the same venues and locations in and around Melbourne and sometimes further afield for destination weddings, each is truly a unique experience for us.   We work with so many different couples, each with a unique love story that provides the backdrop to their day and sets the tone to put their own particular flair on their celebration.

Not only do we get to photograph perhaps the happiest moment of our client’s lives, but we are privy to a lot of the decision making leading up to the special day.  In fact, we love getting to know our couples and building a special rapport with them so that on the day we are more like old friends rather than just another vendor turning up to provide a service for their day – we are after all with them for most of the day and looking in on some rather amazing emotional and tender moments!   So we want to know their plans for the entire day to capture the true essence of their relationship and to ensure those special touches that they have put so much effort into organising do not go unnoticed by our lenses!

Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony St Cutherbert's Chapel in Menzies Creek is a quaint little chapel in the Dandenong Ranges. St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne

One significant aspect that we like to have as much information on as possible before the big day is the wedding ceremony.  Generally by the time our couples come to see us about their wedding photography, they already have a pretty good idea about the type of ceremony and where it will be held.  But we sometimes hear the stories of how difficult it was to arrive at that decision. Nowadays there is ample choice on where to have your ceremony, whether that be a traditional religious service in your family’s place of worship, a more relaxed beach or garden civil ceremony or a sophisticated cocktail affair held in an art gallery or museum.  Having all this choice at your finger tips is great but sometimes too much choice can make it difficult to arrive at a decision, particularly if you’re also filtering different opinions and advice from family and friends -  it can all start to become a little overwhelming.

Our biggest tip would be not to lose sight on what the day is all about – a celebration of who you both are and the life you are sharing together – so it follows that the day should be a reflection of your style, your personality and your love.  A great way to approach it all is to think about a ceremony location that says something about you as a couple irrespective of how large or small, simple or elaborate.

For instance, one of our couples walked their dogs along the beach each day, they loved to do it and it became a sacred time when they would often talked about important life issues without being interrupted by other everyday routine events – so they got married on a beach!

St Kilda beach wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony at St Kilda beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Beach Bathers Pavilion was chosen for the wedding ceremony of Belinda and Peter. Their celebrant was family friend Greg Evans previously the host of 'Perfect Match'. Photos were taken on the beach at sunset and also in and around the West Beach Bathers Pavilion.

Another couple lived and worked in the country so wanted a country backdrop to their ceremony – they were married in the beautiful gardens of a homestead on a working property.  The added bonus was the bride was able to bring her beloved horse on site so that he could feature in some of the photographs afterward.

Narmbool Homestead made for a fabulous backdrop for Rachel and Jason's wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel and Jason chose the gorgeous Narmbool Homestead as their wedding ceremony venue partially as the property allowed their horse to feature in some of their photos Rachel and Jason chose the gorgeous Narmbool Homestead as their wedding ceremony venue partially as the property allowed their horse to feature in some of their photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another couple wanted a warm, relaxed feel to their ceremony, that real holiday, carefree, party vibe… so they got married at a resort.  It just so happened that the resort was also an overseas island destination so it doubled as a holiday getaway for family and friends.  Perfect for everyone to kick up their heels!  

Mitchell and Megan were married at sunset on the island paradise of Boracay in the Phillipines surrounded by their family and friends. Mitchell and Megan were married at sunset on the island paradise of Boracay in the Phillipines surrounded by their family and friends.

And yet another couple wanted a small and intimate affair with just family overlooking the city skyline and paying homage to the place where they live, fell in love and were about to start their family.

A beautiful wedding ceremony overlooking the Melbourne city skyline, illuminated by the golden rays of a late autumn sunset. A beautiful wedding ceremony overlooking the Melbourne city skyline, illuminated by the golden rays of a late autumn sunset. Wineries are a popular choice nowadays because they often allow for the ceremony and reception to be held in the one location.  So if you love good wine and food this may just be the option for you.

Tram Trak winery in the beautiful Yarra Valley at sunset provided the stunning backdrop for this simple and elegant wedding ceremony, followed by a sumptuous reception at Zonzo Winery Restaurant Tram Trak winery in the beautiful Yarra Valley at sunset provided the stunning backdrop for this simple and elegant wedding ceremony, followed by a sumptuous reception at Zonzo Winery Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then there are our couples that choose a more traditional and religious format – their ceremony is full of the beautiful customs and rituals, demonstrating a continued dedication to their faith as they build a life together.

Chris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Parish in Kensington. Chris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Parish in Kensington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have determined the style and feel of the ceremony location there are a few other tips just to keep in mind before locking in a venue.   For instance, while outdoor ceremonies offer their own energy and sense of mood some considerations may include:

  • Permits – especially for the use of public places.  Check with your local council.
  • The weather – it’s good to have a back up plan in case of undesirable weather.  So choosing a location with a suitable indoor option (so it doesn’t look like plan B) may be important.
  • Where the sun is when the ceremony takes place – hopefully not directly in the eyes of you or your guests!
  • Is there natural shade and enough space to set up chairs for your guests? Particularly for elderly guests that may not be able to stand for half an hour or more.
  • Creating a focal point – sometimes its easy for couple to get visually lost in a natural location so you may consider having a wedding arch.  Other decorations such as flowers, chiffon, laterns, flags and fairylights can all be added to enhance your outdoor wedding, but you will need to organise a reliable person to take care of all of this and ensure everything is secure.

Other considerations, whether these be for an indoor or outdoor ceremony at any setting or location include:

  • Enough space to accommodate your bridal party and your guests.
  • Convenient access for bridal cars and also parking for guests.
  • Types of decorations permitted – some churches have guidelines on this.

Krystel and Adam were married in the gardens of Poet's Lane Receptions in the Dandenong Ranges on a beautiful summer's day. Mitchell and Megan were married at sunset on the island paradise of Boracay in the Phillipines surrounded by their family and friends.

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What to wear to a wedding - dress code etiquette https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/6/wedding-dress-code You have the invitation to the wedding in your hand.  It is timeless, beautifully prepared, shows style and the feeling shared between the couple.

You feel privileged to be invited to share their special day and delighted for the couple.....and not to mention super excited as this invitation signals permission to gather up your girlfriends and shop, shop, shop! A new outfit, new shoes and maybe some accessories, oh you can't wait!  But before you whip yourself into a shopping frenzy, you see that the invitation has a dress code....what tha?  Oh dear, your head floods with questions?  You thought you knew what you were looking for but now you're not so sure.....

We asked Personal Stylist, Debbra Perret to shed some light on the etiquette of dressing for a wedding to avoid making a costly fashion faux par!  Debra enlightened us with details on the five dress codes generally used for weddings these days - Casual, Cocktail, Lounge Suit, Black Tie and White Tie.

Casual - This is a more relaxed take on your look.  You could still wear a cocktail dress but dress it down with relaxed hair, smaller heels etc.  Gentlemen can get away with trousers and a shirt (no tie) or pop out a shirt collar beneath a nice knit.

Cocktail - A pretty dress, even a maxi, heels and accessories.  Gentlemen should work a three-piece suit - like was you would wear to the races.

Lounge-suit - Ladies can wear a cocktail dress, jumpsuit or skirt/top ensemble while gentlemen should wear a daytime suit, no tie required.

Black Tie - This is wear you go for broke.  Gentlemen should wear a full three-piece suit or even tuxedo (bow tie included) ladies should opt for a long evening gown.

White tie - The pinnacle of weddings!  Think dress coat, tuxedo and bow-tie for gentlemen and a ball gown for women.  An Oscar dress!

Now armed with this information go forth and shop up a storm!

Debra Perret is a trained personal stylist specialising in wardrobe selection to suit your body shape and personal style for any occasion 

Contact Debbra on: 0403217894

www.debraperrett.com.au

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Mother of the Bride - Mother of the Groom - Styling Tips https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/4/mother-of-the-bride---mother-of-the-groom---styling-tips Image sourced from www.weddingideasmag.com You have been waiting patiently for this news. Joyfully watching from the sidelines, witnessing the love and happiness shared by these two young people as you boast to your friends and other family members about what a fabulous match they make.  You have already accepted your child’s partner as one of the family, doting on them when they come over for dinner and letting your thoughts run away to future Christmases and birthday gatherings with you all there together, and with a few gorgeous family additions!!  You’re a Mum and you can’t help but wish the best for your child’s future.

And now the announcement is made.  They are engaged and you are over the moon as thoughts turn to helping plan this momentous family event.  And you also start thinking about what you’ll wear on the wedding day.  You are the Mother of the Bride or Groom and you want to impress and look your best but how do you look amazing for this beautiful, emotional event and not overshadow the Bride?  A little panic sets in!

We asked personal stylist, Debra Perrett, to provide some hints on how to select a fetching and flattering outfit worthy of the title “Mother of the Bride/Groom”.

Debra's most important tip is to ensure you feel comfortable in what you are wearing. “We all have parts of our body that we don’t like so choosing a flattering outfit is about being in harmony with your own personal style and understanding your body shape and how to highlight your assets and camouflage the bits that concern you”, Debra says.  As a good start, Debra suggests following these guidelines:

·      if you have a tummy that you want to hide, gowns that fall from the bust or those that are ruched will give you shape. Avoid wear oversized clothing as it will only make you look bigger;

·      for those of us who have arms that are carrying extra weight, look for a light weight jacket that will hide the arms and give you confidence;

·      if you have a body shape where your shoulders are wider than your hips, avoid anything that is patterned on the top, as it will make your top half look wider, and your body not look balanced. Patterns or horizontal strips should be saved for the bottom of your body;

·      if your body shape is like a triangle, larger on the bottom half than the top, go for darker colours on the bottom and patterns on the top, to give the appearance of balancing the body.

·      if you have evenly balanced figure, where your shoulders appear to be the same as your hips measurement, then you should try to keep that harmony. What happens on the top, should match the bottom.

·      if you are petite or small framed and little curves, layering of garments will help you to gain shape. Define your figure with jackets and belts.

·      If you are a larger lady where your hip, tummy, and shoulders are roughly the same measurement, then choice of fabric is paramount. Do not select anything which is too heavy or too light that will cling to your body. Structure is important as baggy clothes will make you look bigger. Add jewellery to attract the eye to your assets. This could be your face or your bust line.

The next most important factor is not too overshine the Bride. Whilst you are the Mother of the Bride or Groom, it is the Bride’s day.  So it’s important you know what colour the bridal party is wearing. The Mother of the Bride or Groom should select a gown that reflects their own individual style, and suit their own colouring but at the same time, being respectful of the colour the bridal party is wearing.  Not all Brides wear white! 

Understanding where the wedding is to be held will also help you determine the style of gown you are looking for. For example, a beach wedding will limit your choice of shoes, which will in turn mean that your gown may be shorter, or longer and more casual to hide the flat shoes!

Whatever your choice of outfit, the accessories you choose will change the look. A simple jumpsuit can be made to look more formal by the way you accessorize it.  The budget you choose for your outfit will determine your choices, but don’t be fooled. You can build an amazing outfit on a very limited budget - you just need to understand your body shape how to highlight your assets and avoid the costly mistakes where you end up with the outfit in your cupboard that you will never wear again or worse still - with the tag still on it.

Having someone to help you choose an outfit is also a great idea.  They can give you the confidence to break out of your comfort zone and choose a different shape, style or colour.  But be wary, we all have a friend that we admire, who dresses beautifully and always seems to look good, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they know how to dress someone else!   That’s why a personal stylist like Debra, who is trained in dressing different body types and whose keen eye for detail will ensure you define your personal style and shine on the day.   Go on, pamper yourself!

Debra Perrett is a trained personal stylist specialising in Mother of the Bride and Groom gown selection.   

Contact Debra on: 0403217894

http://www.debraperrett.com.au

 

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Why do we need an Engagement Photo Session (E Session)? https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/3/why-do-we-need-an-engagement-photo-session-e-session Why do we encourage all of our couples to have an E Session?  To get to know your photographer? To feel comfortable in front of the camera? For us to see how you interact as a couple? To use for your save the date cards?  Yes absolutely! But for me the overwhelming reason I want you to have an E Session is so you don't feel like I did having my photo taken on my wedding day.  I want you to look back on your wedding photos and remember the joy of the day, the emotion, the excitement and the time spent with family and friends. 

In contrast, I look back at my wedding photos and can still feel the anxiety of having an older imposing male, albeit a very experienced, polite and well known photographer in the late '80's put me in positions that I didn't feel comfortable in, lounging around on a couch or a bed and looking longingly at my bouquet of flowers (well at least they were real flowers unlike those in my very stylish headband!). 

I had never been comfortable having my photo taken, always considered myself un-photogenic (apparently this is a family curse), had a tendency to squint when I smiled, had thin lips and hated my large nose so a profile pic was out of the question.  I was also a bit of a tom boy, preferring to wear pants to dresses, didn't have a clue how to apply makeup or nail polish and certainly didn't wear heels!  So leading up to the day I was already anxious about having all the attention on me and didn't really need the added stress of being uncomfortable with the photographer

So how does an engagement photo shoot or 'E session' as we like to refer to them here at Magnolia Images, alleviate all this anxiety?

1. Your E session will allow you to get to know the photographer and be comfortable with them - after all it's the photographer who spends most of the day with you.

2. Most of us don't automatically know the most flattering way to stand or sit, how to minimise body parts or what to do with our hands so we provide tips and direction to make you look your best and give you confidence. You also get to see the images well before the wedding day so you can see the results of this direction. 

3.  There is absolutely no pressure during the E session.  On the wedding day time is at a premium but we take a more relaxed pace during an E session.  It's an opportunity to practice being in front of the camera, to spend time together as a couple and to get some fun shots along the way.

What are the other benefits of an E Session?

4. As photographers we get to see how you interact as a couple, what poses work best for you and what your comfort level is.

5. It's a great excuse to pamper yourself and try out your hair and makeup before your wedding.

6. It's a great time to ask any questions you may have of your photographer.

7. You will have some great images to use for save the date cards, guest book at the wedding or just some lovely images of the two of you as a couple.

8. If you have children who will be a part of the wedding party consider bringing them to the E session. Just as it helps you to know the photographer before the big day, it is also important for any young children to feel comfortable.  

Other things to consider:

9. Select a location for your E Session that has significance to you as a couple.  If you spend a lot of time at the beach why not have your photos on the pier, at the beach, eating ice cream or perhaps a coffee shop or a market has more significance - use your imagination!  

 

Magnolia Images offers E Sessions complimentary with every booking of one of their Wedding Photography Collections.  Contact Magnolia Images today. 

http://www.magnoliaimages.com.au

weddings@magnoliaimages.com.au

0423931681 or 0418 330 806

 

 

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Make your dream wedding dress come true! https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/3/make-your-dream-wedding-dress-come-true You're nervous.  You're excited. You're petrified.  Did I mention you are nervous? And excited?

You've made countless fashion selections and purchases over the years.  There were the dresses that you held on lay-by until 'next payday' and raved on about until you finally owned them, and then there were the countless pairs of shoes that you smuggled into the house as you tried to hide 'another' purchase with a truly covert operation-like finesse.

This one though, this is THE fashion item, this is THE purchase, this is THE dress.  The dress that you've made countless conscious and subconscious mental notes about for years now.  Learning from the fashion faux pars of ladies before you, and noting down the winning moments of others.

This is your wedding gown!  You want it to be everything you have ever hoped for - and more.  You want it to be perfect.  But what is that exactly?  You have some ideas, but then second-guess them, then love them again, and oh dear God, then second-guess them.  Yes, nervous and excited you are!

As you walk up Burwood Road in Hawthorn towards the Melinda Audesho Couture showroom, you have your mum, bridesmaids and a tummy full of butterflies.  When making your appointment with Melinda over the phone, you were so relieved to hear that there were no restrictions placed on who you could bring along with you, it's such an important event and you need all of your special ladies there!

 

 

 

The moment you walk through the big glass door and see before you the beautiful spectrum of varying shades of white stunning gowns, each handmade with incredible detail and precision, you feel all nerves fade away and excitement completely taking over.  You feel like a child in a candy store.

Your dress, THE dress....is going to happen here.

Melinda is truly like and angel in what already feels like a heavenly setting.  Her beautiful and thoughtful nature, her incredible knowledge of current and classic trends, and her eye for intricate details as well as the bigger picture is instrumental in creating the dress of your dreams.

 

From your initial consultation, Melinda is able to work with your nerves, doubts and excitement, and guide you towards the perfect shape, fit and design.  Watching Melinda hand-sketch the outline of your design is like seeing her lift your final ideas and place them effortlessly on paper.

 

Over several fittings, you witness your gown and your dream, evolve, grow and come to life.  You see Melinda and her team personally fuss about the details and devote themselves relentlessly to every last bead and stitch, until they, and you, think it is perfect.

Melinda Audesho and her team truly give you the dress of your dreams.  Your very own dream weavers bring years of girly daydreams and mental notes to beautiful couture life.  Thank you Melinda Audesho Couture xxx

Make your appointment with Melinda Audesho Couture today:

http://www.melindaaudesho.com

info@melindaaudesho.com

606 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC

03 9804 0382

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(Magnolia Images) Magnolia Images Melbourne Wedding Photographer Melinda Audesho Melinda Audesho Couture bridal couture bridal gown wedding wedding dress wedding dress designer wedding gown https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/3/make-your-dream-wedding-dress-come-true Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:31:53 GMT
Wedding Venue - Sault Restaurant, Daylesford https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/2/wedding-venue---sault-restaurant-daylesford Ask any bride about what she hopes for when choosing a venue for her special day and a few common themes emerge:

·      Beautiful, unique and tranquil surrounds perfectly setting the mood for a romantic day;

·      Options for where to hold the ceremony – and not just stop gap back ups in case the main attraction can’t be used in the event of bad weather, but options that are on an equal par;

·      A memorable wedding reception where guests feel comfortable and relaxed while enjoying exceptional food and wine;

·      And providing an exquisite backdrop for photographers to capture all those moments unique to your day that you’ll enjoy looking back on in years to come.

As a wedding venue the Sault Restaurant in Daylesford fulfills this wish list to the highest standard.  So much so that you’ll not only be marrying the love of your life but it’s safe to say that you’ll fall in love with the day itself! With the expertise and guidance from Jodi and Damien, the owners/operators of Sault, your wedding will have an abundance of beauty and charm and leaving you free and relaxed to enjoy your day with family and friends.

And what a day it will be! Imagine impressing your guests as they enter the estate through the tree lined driveway leading them to a fountain that was once at the centre of a French town.  Or as they gather in the beautiful manicured garden that flanks the provincial stone cottage housing the restaurant where they will later enjoy the reception.  Then imagine their delight as they recognise the heady fragrant aroma from the rows upon rows of lavender surrounding the estate.

Drawing inspiration from a village in France of the same name, you are spoiled for ceremony choices at Sault, either in the spacious gardens or the quaint wedding barn chapel, leaving you with the difficulty of which to choose but the confidence in knowing both would create the perfect ceremony atmosphere.  And what an entrance you will make to that ceremony, alighting from the car at the top of the lavender and walking through the fields to where your groom awaits! Oh la la, magnifique!

With the restaurant overlooking the purple hue of the lavender fields and the estate’s lake, the tranquil charm of your day will continue into your reception.  With the restaurant comfortably seating 110, or 130 for a cocktail reception, Jodi and Damien draw on their wealth of experience in hospitality ensuring your wedding menu will have you and your guests indulging in sumptuous cuisine lovingly prepared by Sault’s team of chefs that truly will exceed all your expectations.

And just when you thought the day couldn’t get any better, you’ll have your photographer thanking you for choosing such an amazing location for your wedding.  Yes, your photographer will be inspired and relishing in the opportunities to capture those memorable moments for you to enjoy for a lifetime, perfectly framed by the natural beauty of Sault’s grounds.  Popping out from your reception at sunset for a few extra photos won't disappoint with the lavender fields and golden rays bringing a magical and romantic feel to your images.

This enchanting oasis of tranquility with the beautiful historic township of Dayelsford just a short drive away, is only 70 mins from Melbourne, providing a perfect opportunity for guests to stay and enjoy the weekend.  Daylesford is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne with relaxation spas and health related activities in abundance or indulge in the many and varied restaurants and cafes.

Thanks to Sheona of http://sheonaweddingphotography.com.au for the opportunity for Sandra to shoot with her to create these images.

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Tearna & Tye's Wedding Story - St Anne's Winery https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/1/tearna-tyes-wedding-story---st-anne-s-winery Sometimes, from 'ordinary' settings, extraordinary love stories grow.  Tearna and Tye will tell you that their story is similar to others.  Like many other couples, they met in a club when they were younger and started dating from there.  Spend some time with this gorgeous couple however, and you'll realise quickly that theirs is a beautiful and special story of love and steady partnership that these days, sets them apart from the rest.

From the beginning, Tearna and Tye got serious about building a life together - literally.  The first few years of their relationship was busied with building their first home in Ballarat, and then growing their family with two stunningly beautiful little girls.  Although Tye did propose to Tearna early on, their engagement lasted eight years!  But it was the innocent questioning from their eldest daughter about why her mummy and daddy had different surnames that made Tearna and Tye finally lock in a wedding date!

After securing a date at the incredible St Anne's Winery in Myrniong for both a stunning ceremony and reception venue, coupled with a most impressive menu designed and delivered by Mark Mills of The Plough Myrniong, all seemed set for the long awaited wedding.  But with only 8 weeks to go to the big day, Tye was involved in a serious car accident, leaving him badly hurt and relying on the support of a neck brace.  Hard work in physiotherapy sessions, and a strong determination however, saw our groom recovered, and awaiting his bride at the end of the aisle without his neck brace or supports - except of course for his Best Man and brother Heath, and Groomsman Nathan!

It was an emotional time for their family and friends as Tearna and Tye's gorgeous girls walked down the aisle along with Maide of Honor Ashley and Bridesmaid Leanne.  Looking simply stunning in a Raffaele Ciuca designed gown, our bride recalls the walk down the aisle as her favourite part of the day.

And our Bride's advice to other couples?  "Enjoy every moment of the day because it's over in a flash...I have been amazed looking through the images, particularly discovering parts of the days I was oblivious too, like the boys antics in getting ready and some of my portraits - I was in an emotional fog at that stage so I had forgotten parts of it all...so my recommendation would be to get a good photographer that can capture the whole day...because at the end of it, photos last forever."

Photography - Magnolia Images www.magnoliaimages.com.au

Bridal Gown - Raffaeleciuca http://raffaeleciuca.com.au

Celebrant -  Jilly Martino http://lifecelebration.net.au

Ceremony & Reception - St Annes Winery Myrniong http://stanneswinery.com.au

Catering - The Plough at St Annes (Mark Mills) - http://theplough.com.au

 

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(Magnolia Images) Magnolia Images Melbourne Wedding Photographer Myrniong Wedding Raffaele Ciuca Bridal St Anne's Winery The Plough Myrniong Wedding https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2015/1/tearna-tyes-wedding-story---st-anne-s-winery Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:36:30 GMT
Mike Larkan - Wedding Celebrant https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/11/mike-larkan---wedding-celebrant Many a nervous bride has watched eagerly the Melbourne forecast as her wedding day draws closer, knowing full well with this city that a forecast on Monday predicting a beautiful sunny weekend, doesn't mean that’s what will eventuate. By Friday night, the outlook can be completely different and have brides scrambling for designer umbrellas and raincoats, in a bid to at least get some quirky photo opportunities from the less than desirable conditions. For years Mike Larkan has been the man that brides and grooms have turned to for the forecast of sunshine or showers for their special day. Nowadays, brides and grooms also turn to him to deliver the wedding ceremony on their special day.

 

In his teens, TV Presenter and our favourite Weather Reporter Mike Larkan played guitar in a wedding band. In his 20’s he was a wedding DJ, by his 30’s he was the MC at weddings, and now, Mike continues the trend and clear enjoyment of weddings as a registered Civil Celebrant for many lucky couples around Melbourne.

 

Given that he’s spent a bit of time on the wedding scene, Mike’s advice to couples who are choosing the right Celebrant for their wedding is well-informed and honest. “Choose someone you are comfortable with, someone who can write a poignant and personalised service, someone who will complement you as a couple - not compete with you, and someone who has a great sound system!”.  Warm, friendly and humorous, Mike, a journalist, writes his own scripts, personalising each service for his couples. He also prides himself on spending a lot of time getting to know the couples and consulting with them about the kind of service they would like to have. Finally, by also owning a state of the art cordless sound system, Mike ticks all of the boxes and expectations for a great Celebrant.

 

An avid Bombers supporter and Australia Day, Variety Club and Lost Dogs Home ambassador, Mike takes a second to think when asked about his most memorable wedding. “It was a surprise wedding that took place just last weekend where the guests had been invited to an ‘engagement party’ at the beautiful Billilla Gardens, only to find it was the actual wedding. It was raw emotion of the family and friends that really hit a chord with me…”

 

Whilst this charming Celebrant describes his dream wedding as taking place in Italy, he lists many other fabulous locations he is scheduled to deliver services around Melbourne. The Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Eureka Tower, Brighton Beach by Yacht - and the list goes on.

 

Truly engaging and personable to chat with, it’s easy to see why Mike is great at being a Civil Marriage Celebrant, and why he’s so busy on the wedding circuit these days. The weather forecast might be at the mercy of Mother Nature, but you can place a firm bet on a beautifully coordinated ceremony with the experience of Mike. Even his business card reads, Mike Larkan, Marriage Celebrant – forecasting a beautiful life together.

To contact Mike please call ph: 0478676507 or www.mikelarkan.com.au

 

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(Magnolia Images) Magnolia Images Melbourne Wedding Photographer Mike Larkan Wedding Celebrant Wedding Celebrant Melbourne https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/11/mike-larkan---wedding-celebrant Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:36:55 GMT
Erin and Chris' Wedding Story - The Willows, Melbourne https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/11/erin-and-chris-wedding-story---the-willows-melbourne When a couple’s engagement story begins with a diamond ring tucked away in a backpack that has gone ‘missing’, we know we’re in for a good time…

Chris and Erin met through the E-Harmony online dating site. Like most other people, they were at first skeptical about online dating, but they needn't have been. Within weeks they had met each other and they just knew. This was it for them.

Together with the diamond ring tucked away in that elusive backpack, Chris had taken Erin to the Sofitel Melbourne for the night to ‘celebrate her birthday early’ before she jetted off to Japan the next morning for two weeks. Heading out onto a tram into the Alexandra Gardens to enjoy a picnic dinner, and with the intention of proposing at some point during the evening, Chris suddenly realised that he no longer had the backpack with the ring. After frantically retracing his steps back to their hotel room, our poor Chris found the backpack had been there the whole time! Chris was able to propose to Erin that night next to a statue in the Queen Victoria Gardens, as he read out the lyrics to the song ‘Space They Cannot Touch’ by Kate Miller-Heidke. It turns out that their wedding was destined to be as much fun, and just as romantic as the proposal.

Erin looked truly magical in her Mussared gown as her father Andy waked her down the aisle of The Holy Rosary Catholic Parish in Kensington, while Chris beamed as his bride made her way towards him. The breathtaking moment of abundant sunlight streaming in through the church windows as they signed the register was noticed by all and captured stunningly by our cameras. Sometimes, magic just happens in plain sight like that.

The romance and fun was to continue at the ‘The Willows’ reception venue in St.Kilda Road Melbourne, and with Erin’s bridesmaids being members of a choir, we enjoyed a show-stealing, crowd-stopping song to start the reception.

Finally, our beautiful couple brought tears to the eyes of their guests as they danced to ‘Space They Cannot Touch’…the song from which Chris read lyrics during his proposal to Erin, before heading off to honeymoon in the city of love - Paris.  Love was very much present with this beautiful couple, and this sentiment rang true throughout their whole day.

Kensington Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKensington Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at The Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington, followed by creative photos at Fruits of Passion Cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and followed by a reception at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kensington Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKensington Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at The Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington, followed by creative photos at Fruits of Passion Cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and followed by a reception at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. 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Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. 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Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne Kenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionKenginston Wedding - The Willows ReceptionChris and Erin were married at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kensington and chose to have Magnolia Images as their wedding photographer. Photos were taken at Fruits of Passion cafe, Queen Victoria Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria before the wedding reception which was held at The Willows in St Kilda Road Melbourne

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(Magnolia Images) Fruits of Passion Kensington" Magnolia Images Melbourne Wedding Photographer National Gallery of Victoria Queen Victoria Gardens The Holy Rosary Catholic Church The Willows Wedding https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/11/erin-and-chris-wedding-story---the-willows-melbourne Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:44:49 GMT
E Session - Kristel and Adam https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/9/e-session---kristel-and-adam When we first met Adam and Kristel we chatted about potential locations for their E Session and how it's great to choose somewhere that has meaning to them as a couple.  We were really excited when they came back to us with the suggestion of The Sporting Globe Hotel.  Not only did it provide a great environment in which to take photos (and to shelter from the freezing weather) but it's a place where they feel comfortable and are often surrounded by family and friends.  It's because they felt so comfortable in this environment that we were able to achieve really natural expressions and to capture the relaxed, easy going connection between this couple.

We are very much looking forward to Kristel and Adam's wedding to be held in November at the beautiful Poets Lane in Sherbrooke. Their children will play a key role in the ceremony with eldest son Brandon giving mum away and younger children forming part of the bridal party. The wedding will be witnessed by close family and friends who will no doubt enjoy the party to follow.  

A big thanks to the staff at The Sporting Globe, some of whom will be at the wedding, for being so accommodating in allowing us to photograph both inside and outside the premises.

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(Magnolia Images) E Session E Session Melbourne Engagement Photography Engagement Session Magnolia Images The Sporting Globe https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/9/e-session---kristel-and-adam Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:28:54 GMT
'E' Session - Ballarat Botanic Gardens https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/9/e-session---ballarat-botanic-gardens The skies threatened with a dark and gloomy forecast but not even the weather could dampen the fun filled e-session we had with Tye and Tearna at the beautiful Ballarat Botanic Gardens.   No matter what the weather is like, the inclusion of children always guarantees an enjoyable experience and our little helpers for the day were Tye and Tearna’s gorgeous little girls.  We entertained them with games and they giggled in delight when they saw Mummy and Daddy kissing and they even helped us take a shot or two! 

It was so lovely seeing this beautiful family interact and enjoy each other during the shoot.  And that’s essentially what our e-sessions are all about.  It allows us to really get know our couples, their personalities, and how they interact together in a relaxed, informal setting.  It’s a chance for us to walk them through some casual posing techniques ensuring they will not only look their best but do so with a really natural flair.  As Tearna and Tye’s little girls will undertake the very important role of flower girls on the day, it was really great that they could also be a part of the e-session so we could all get to know each other.

It’s been our pleasure working with this beautiful young family and we can’t wait until November when they will exchange vows at the picturesque St Annes Vineyard in Myrniong.

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(Magnolia Images) Ballarat Botanic Gardens E session Engagement Photography Magnolia Images Melbourne Wedding Photographer St Annes Vinyard Wedding https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/9/e-session---ballarat-botanic-gardens Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:59:18 GMT
Welcome to Magnolia Images https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/9/welcome-to-magnolia-images Meet the Photographers from Magnolia Images, Alison and Sandra. Welcome to Magnolia Images and our very first post!  

We (Alison and Sandra) are really excited about having established Magnolia Images in July 2014 after working independently in our respective photography businesses.  We share a vision to provide wedding photography that is beautiful and timeless, to produce quality products and a magical experience for our couples. 

As experienced accredited AIPP photographers, we are skilled in all aspects of lighting and posing, composition and most importantly capturing the emotion and story of your day as it unfolds.

Alison's love of fashion brings a strong sense of style to her imagery and an eye for detail - "There's nothing better to me then walking in and seeing a bride in her gown looking her absolute beautiful best and feeling excited about the amazing images I'm about to create"

Sandra's warmth and friendly nature creates a relaxed environment so the mood and emotion of the scene can be captured in it's true essence - "It's really important that our couples enjoy their day because that's what's reflected in the images I capture".

We are all about capturing what a wedding means, what love is all about, how good it feels and having fun along the way!

We spend time getting to know each and every couple and their dreams for their wedding day in a relaxed environment over coffee and at our E-Sessions (engagement photo shoots).  

From your first contact with us at Magnolia Images you can expect to feel informed, relaxed and excited about the photography for your wedding day.  We would love to hear about your wedding and how we can help you.  Just drop us a line! 

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(Magnolia Images) Magnolia Images Melbourne Wedding Photographer Photographer Photography Wedding https://www.magnoliaimages.com.au/blog/2014/9/welcome-to-magnolia-images Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:15:42 GMT