Your wedding day is the one of the most important days in your life & what better place to have it then in Melbourne. There are so many incredible venues, photography locations and vendors that create the day you’ve always been dreaming of. Having your wedding in Melbourne Here are some reasons why Melbourne Weddings are the best.
When it comes to Melbourne we all know that there are so many incredible places to see and visit. This also means that there are so many amazing places to have your Melbourne Wedding portraits taken. Melbourne has so many unique locations that there is bound to be one to suit you. Whether that is Melbourne’s skyline, architecture, gardens, a forest, beach or a winery, you’ll be sure to have the perfect Wedding portraits in Melbourne. As a wedding photographer in Melbourne I will be able to suggest many amazing locations for your photos to take place.
More reasons why Melbourne is the best for Wedding Photography
Another reason why Melbourne is amazing for Wedding photography is that so many different locations are in close proximity. This makes it easy and efficient to travel between multiple photography locations by even walking. For example, in Melbourne’s CBD you could start your photos at Fitzroy Gardens.
You can then walk your up to Parliament House whilst finding some other great spots on the way. It is easy to then make your way through the Cities laneways. Effectively you get to have your cake and eat it too. You can have your portraits taken at amazing Melbourne gardens, in front amazing architectural buildings, cityscapes and famous laneways. How great is that!
FAQ’s about Melbourne Wedding Photographers
Q. How do you describe your Melbourne Wedding Photography style?
A. My photography style is authentic, creative and natural. I look to truly capture the magic you share. As your Melbourne Wedding photographer, I will be there with you every step of the way to help minimise any stress, providing gentle guidance when needed & keeping everything I do transparent.
Q. Do you offer custom packages?
A. All our packages are flexible and can be easily customised to suit your needs. I am available to travel anywhere in Melbourne, Australia or internationally to capture your Wedding day.
Q. How long does it take to receive our Wedding photos & how many images will we receive?
A. Turnaround time for the digital gallery is between 3-4 weeks. Every Wedding is unique, so there is no definitive number. You can typically expect around 600-800 for an 8 hour day.
Q. How do we book you as our Melbourne Wedding Photographer?
A. Once we’ve had a chat, got to know each other and we all click (which I’m sure we will!) there’s a 30% booking fee & a contract that needs to be signed to lock your date in. From there we can stay in touch as much as you like way & I’ll be there to answer any questions you might have.
Q. What time of the day is best for our couple’s portraits?
A. The best light is usually around an hour before the sun sets. This hour is called the golden hour and you’ll generally have gorgeous & romantic light during this time! Melbourne sunsets are the best for Wedding photos.
Melbourne Wedding Photo Locations
Your ceremony has concluded and we’ve taken your family photos. Now it’s time for your couple’s portraits at one of Melbourne’s Wedding photos locations (Or multiple locations). For most couples this can be considered as one of the most important parts of their wedding photography for the day.
It is one of the only times that the couple gets to just embrace each other and enjoy some intimate time together during the Wedding day. When photographing at your wedding photo location of choice, your photographer can give gentle guidance & use their creativity to capture timeless Wedding photos.
An important part of having a relaxed Wedding photo location shoot is to have it planned well. It is often difficult for the bride & groom to plan their Wedding photo locations without the guidance of the photographer. Therefore, I always work closely with the couple to create a clear timeline of how the day will run. Here are some important factors to consider when including your Melbourne Wedding photos into your timeline:
– Make sure to include travel time if you are taking any photos off-site, time it will take to park, any walking time to & from locations. As a rule of thumb if you’re taking photos one of Melbourne’s amazing photo locations add 15 minutes as a contingency for traffic.
– Work together with your photographer to pre-plan the locations before the Wedding day.
– Check to see whether there are any special events happening on the same route as your Melbourne photo location portraits. This can help eliminate any unexpected traffic hold ups.
5 of the best Melbourne Wedding Photo Locations:
1. Parliament House
Set in the heart of Melbourne’s City Parliament House is one of the most iconic and popular wedding photography locations in Melbourne. Parliament House is a perfect fit for the couples out there who appreciate a classic, timeless and historic backdrop for their Melbourne Wedding photos. It is also a great location to consider if it is to rain on your Wedding Day. The entire top section of Parliament House is sheltered and will allow you to capture elegant photos any time of the year in Melbourne.
2. Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens offers a stunning greenery backdrop for your Wedding photos. The great thing about Fitzroy Gardens is that it is in walking distance to many other Melbourne Photo locations such as The Old Treasury building, Parliament House, Melbourne City laneways and more. The gorgeous Conservatory, the tree-line path and the temple of winds are just some of the amazing spots at Fitzroy Gardens.
3. Melbourne University
Founded in 1853, Melbourne University is one of Australia’s oldest universities. Hundreds of newlyweds choose to have their Wedding photos taken at Melbourne University because of its unique architecture. Melbourne University can give classic and timeless wedding photography aesthetic which is loved my many couples in Melbourne. If you are thinking of having your Wedding photos taken at Melbourne University there are two important things to keep in mind.
1. The university is full of students during the week, so Melbourne University is best suited as a photo location to weekend weddings.
2. There is a permit that is required to take Wedding photos on the Melbourne University grounds. For more information on this you can visit their website.
4. Treasury Gardens
Treasury Gardens, around the corner from the Old Treasure Building is small yet stunning. With a combination of greenery and city architecture, Treasury Gardens makes for a one of a kind Melbourne Wedding Photography backdrop. Located on Spring St, this picturesque garden is in such close proximity to Parliament House, The Windsor Hotel, Melbourne CBD laneways and much more. This means you can have your wedding photos taken at multiple locations that are in walking distance that include Renaissance style buildings, greenery, city skylines, jaw dropping steps, terraces and everything you could possibly want for classic and clean wedding photos.
5. Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens are one of the largest and best styled for wedding photography in Melbourne. With over 50 hectares of land to explore you can find forests, plants, city scapes, lakes and so much more. As there are so many different choices within the Royal Botanical Gardens here are a few popular and famous wedding photography locations; the Fern Gully, The Temple of the Winds and the Tropical Glasshouse. The best thing about the Royal Botanical Gardens is that you really can’t go wrong. All the different locations will leave you with stunning wedding photos. The only downside to having your Melbourne Wedding Photos in the Royal Botanic Gardens is that you will need to pay for a permit.