Carlton Gardens Engagement Photography | Lee Yen & Gary

Lee Yen told me they didn’t like photographs.  I think she was lying ;)  This gorgeous couple have been very busy with study, work and travel that we very almost didn’t find a date we could hold their engagement shoot!  We were all very excited for this session to also include their baby, who unfortunately wouldn’t be allowed at their wedding at Stones of the Yarra Valley.  And may I just say, THE most behaved puppy ever??!  Very excited to be sharing their amazing day at Stones very soon! x

Josette - Beautiful! love the dog, love that tree!, but most of all…love the love

Jenny Goddard - Such stunning images Gemma of a gorgeous couple! Can only imagine how beautiful their wedding photos will be. That image of puppy with his paws crossed is just adorable! x

Bec Brindley - Aw so sweet! I LOVE that they brought their pup along.

Leonie Jay - These are so beautiful. SO much love ! And I just adore the bow tie on the dog!!!

Dannii - Oh these are all such gorgeous images! Would look so great as a collection on the wall!

Montsalvat Wedding Photography | Amy & Dan

Get ready for an epic post! As I said in their engagement photography post, “Amy and Dan are one of those couples who just ooze romance, love and fun”, and well, their wedding could almost be said to be themed around such!  What an amazing day… Honestly this is one of those weddings where I’m lost for words to describe it, so I’ll simply let the images do the talking!  Congratulations Amy & Dan, certainly a wedding to remember! xx

Leanne Stamatellos - This is so beautifully captured – I feel like I was there and can feel the buzz of the wedding day. i adore the images in the attic – superb!

Bec Brindley - Oh wow! What an amazing venue and the bridal party look like SO much fun. Gorgeous :)

Josette - Holy smokes!! that dress is gorgeous! so is the bride! so is every single image you have taken! This looks like such a fun wedding.

Kylie - Wow, seeing photos like these just makes me want to get married all over again! They just look so absolutely incredibly happy. And those location shots – Amazing! What a beautiful day to remember with photos like these.

New | Melbourne Newborn Baby Photography

 

Happy New Year!  We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  The blog was very quiet during 2014 and this is something that will be change in 2015!

To kick of the New Year here is a beautiful little girl captured in the new studio!  We have some exciting changes coming to Iris Creations and look forward to sharing the news over the coming weeks…  x

Krissy & Ivan | Encore St Kilda Wedding Photography Melbourne

I’ve known Krissy for almost 15 years and was so excited when she called to say that Ivan had proposed and would I photograph their wedding!
Krissy & Ivan met at a mutual friend’s 21st birthday party.  They were on a jumping castle.  Yep!  How cool is that!?? They have been together for 10 years, when last Christmas, Ivan asked Krissy to marry him.
Now for most Australian’s (ok mainly Victorian’s) Grand Final weekend is a big one.  Well, it was much bigger for these two lovebirds!  Two ceremony’s and the party of all parties at Encore in St Kilda.  I mentioned on our Facebook page that their wedding weekend was EPIC, and well, it was!
The first civil ceremony was under the amazing ‘Dome’ on Collins St, Melbourne.  Now normally the city can be a little difficult to navigate on a weekend, however not on Grand Final day.  It felt almost like a ghost town!  We went on a little journey around the city for our photos, whilst listening/watching to the grand final on one of the groomsman’s mobiles.  (I was super happy, he was not so much… yes you guessed right, I’m a Hawthorn supporter!)  We completed our adventure back at Encore in St Kilda, where we chilled out to watch the final quarter of the football and relax before the party started.  The reception was a wonderful celebration with photos of their parents and grandparents weddings, and few rounds of Macedonian dancing! Their first dance was AMAZING, and choreographed by Krissy’s sister and head bridesmaid, Trish.

The next morning was the traditional Macedonian Orthodox ceremony, followed by a lunch with close family & friends.
Congratulations Krissy & Ivan, it was a wonderful weekend!  We had a ball with you both x

 

Krissy & Ivan’s Wedding Team

Brides Dress | Brides of Melbourne

Bridesmaids Dresses | Swish

Grooms Suits | Spurling Myre

Car Hire | Exotic Car Hire

Ceremony | The Dome

Reception | Encore, St Kilda

Amy & Dan | St Andrews Market Engagement Photography

When Amy and Dan arrived to discuss their wedding photography and I saw her floral Doc Martins, I knew we’d get along.  I had the same beloved Doc’s in a different colour.  When they left (after chatting for two hours) I said to Alex, “If they don’t hire us to shoot their wedding, I hope they invite us!”  Amy and Dan are one of those couples who just ooze romance, love and fun.  Whilst we chatted at our meeting they mentioned their favorite place to go on the weekends was the St Andrews Market and describing it I exclaimed what an awesome place for their pre-wedding shoot that would be.  So there we went!  They brought along Dan’s other ‘baby’ – his awesome vintage car.  The sun was shining, it was  stunning Spring day and all round it was a fun morning full of laughs.  Cannot wait for their wedding this coming November, I can tell it’s going to be something pretty epic:)