Category Archives: Wedding Photography Melbourne

Ebony + Michael | Williamstown Wedding Photography

Ebony and Michael met through friends and after 3 years of dating got engaged, on their anniversary at Queenscliff Beach.  This gorgeous couple were surrounded by family and close friends as they exchanged their wedding vows in front of Michael’s Uncle, Paster Allan Herman at Westgate Vineyard Church.  Together we ventured around Williamstown’s gorgeous Botanical Garden’s and of course Williamstown Peir for their wedding photography.

Their reception at 501 Receptions in Footscray was themed as an Asian Banquet due to their love of Asian cuisine, as guests were treated to course upon course of amazing food!

Their wedding had many personal touches, of course being married by Michael’s Uncle, the stationary was all made by the groom (and how fantastic does it look!?) and two of Ebony’s Bridesmaids took charge of all things beauty!

Congratulations again Ebony and Michael!

Ebony + Michael’s Wedding Team:

Ebony’s Dress- Sottero & Midgley
Bridal Bolero by Etsy store Mary and Angelika  (Custom Bridal Accessories Handmade)
Hair accessories- Anna Campbell
Flowers- by Natalie Peluso at Feather Bud
Bridesmaids dresses- Elan Jersey Convertible Wrap Dress in navy
Girls hairAbbie and Ally mobile hair and make up
Girls make up- Kerryn Mastapa makeup artist (Sister in law/bridesmaid) , Sarah Magilton beauty therapist (bridesmaid)
Groom/Groomsman suits- New England
Cake- Sugar Puff Yarraville
Celebrant- Pastor Allan Herman (Grooms’s uncle)
Reception501 Receptions
Lolly buffet and floral centre pieces- Inspired Weddings and Celebrations Geelong
Stationary – All made by the Groom

Babies of 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  To welcome 2014, first meet the gorgeous babies of 2013!

Is it just us or did 2013 fly by!?  A very busy year for the studio!  We saw many clients returning with their newest additions and many new wonderful families!

In March, I entered the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) 16×20 Photography Competition for the first time, receiving two Silver with Distinctions and a GOLD!  At the AIPP APPA awards, receiving a Silver with Distinction.  At the Awards night received Associateship with the AIPP, and later in 2013 received Associates Honour with the WPPI.

2013 also saw Alex officially joining Iris Creations as a photographer on weddings, and soon will be expanding our wedding packages to include Videography!  So stay tuned!  Now it’s his turn to start the awards circuit, and plans to get his Associates with the AIPP quicker than me. ;)

And here we are in January, and already this year is flying by!  A few announcements to start the year..

in 2014 Iris Creations will be officially operating on PART TIME hours.  The office and studio will be open and available Wednesday & Fridays and selected weekends for sessions.  Therefore it is advised to book sessions as soon as possible!  Pricing for 2014/2015 Wedding Packages is available, and can be downloaded HERE.

Portrait Session pricing available HERE.

To stay up-to-date with news and announcements, and of course previews please be sure to ‘LIKE’ our facebook page HERE.

All the best for the new year!  Stay safe and have a wonderful summer!

x Gemma

Sarah & Jay | Brisbane Wedding engagement photography

I caught up with this gorgeous couple recently in Brisbane whilst Alex & I were visiting friends to go see the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.  (Yep, I’m admitting that, we are in fact NERDS.)  I must say Sarah & Jay were very patient with me, as I was struggling a little.  I believe it was a good 35 degrees that day and HUMID!  Although I once lived in Brisbane, it always takes me a day to get used to the weather again!  Photographing them in Brisbane was really special, as this is where they met and now live.  So we choose Southbank, as the photo opportunities are endless!  All we really had planned was a quick trip around to Kangaroo Point to capture the Brisbane Skyline, which we did just before a refreshing light rainshower!

We are so looking forward to capturing your big day!  See you soon at the Werribee Mansion! xx

 

Urban Love | Melbourne Engagement Photography

 

Meet Gillian & Josh!  This gorgeous pair are busy preparing their wedding next April, which Alex and I are super excited to photograph.  Gillian and I sat at one of our meetings discussing the amazing photo opportunities at their reception.   I’m pretty sure I sat there with a silly grin and big googly eyes as she described the wooden balcony in the ceiling of their reception room.  I have visions already!

We moved the engagement shoot forward, as Gillian had an amazing idea for her ‘Save the Date’ cards incorporating a photo, which I’ve seen and look absolutely fantastic!  We decided on an Urban theme, with lots of colour, with the graffiti alley ways in Melbourne’s CBD.  Such a gorgeous day, we also enjoyed the shade by the Yarra River.  In the lead-up to the AFL Grand Final, Federation Square was bustling with people and footballs, such a iconic symbol of Melbourne.  These guys turned a few heads as we stopped in the middle of the chaos for a few romantic images:)

Congratulations on your engagement again guys!  Bring on April 2014!

Wedding Feature | Peter Yacono Productions

It’s Spring!  Which means ‘Wedding Season” is in full swing, as is the planning for upcoming weddings.  Many of our Brides & Grooms ask for recommendations for vendors to use on their wedding day.  Be it Hair & Make-up, Florists, Video Production, Invitations..  With this in mind, we would like to start a feature of some of our favorite wedding businesses dedicated to making your big day, ONE TO REMEMBER!

For our first feature, I’m really excited to share Peter Yacono Productions.  You may remember Kate & Tom’s amazing wedding featured on our blog last year.

Peter is a DJ, but he doesn’t just play music at your reception. He creates unique and highly personalised wedding experiences. I have found this to be very different to the industry norm.  MANY weddings tend to hire a DJ and then have a very typical playlist to cover all bases to please their guests.  The same music.. and the same generic way of doing formalities.

He sees himself as a ‘Wedding Producer’, and helps you piece together the finer details to produce your most perfect and memorable wedding reception.  Seeking to make the event highly unique and personal to his clients.

“I truly believe in quality rather than quantity; putting the emphasis into creating one-of-a-kind events. Together we brainstorm to produce unique and creative ideas that are specifically tailored for your reception. Through these preparation meetings, your notion of a dream wedding builds to become a reality” Peter Yacono

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Want to know more?  Then how about this message from the Bride & Groom themselves?

To contact Peter and to see more:

WEBSITE: http://melbourne-wedding-dj.com.au

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/py.productions