Clare and Phil, Collingwood Children’s Farm

Clare and Phil’s wedding was very special indeed. When I first met them, they told me they wanted a relaxed outdoor wedding, a party for family and friends. In fact, the word “organic” was used.

Collingwood Children’s Farm was the location. The ceremony included some Dr. Suess and the speeches were real tear-jerkers.

We fed some lambs. They escaped. We chased them. Organic. Baby.

Freya - Wow, that is beautiful.
If i can make my own special day as anything near as emotive as these photos capture their day, i’ll be half way there.

paul - Thanks Freya! It was a very special day, glad you liked the images. :)

Sarah - OMG, so beautiful! Love the lambs!!

Lauren and Michael, Yarra Valley Lodge

I first photographed Lauren and Michael for a Beloved Session a while back on a rainy day.

Their wedding day at Yarra Valley Lodge was a sunnier affair. It featured an exceptionally long veil, bouquet tossing and some pretty crazy dance moves. Here’s their story…

Phoebe Wilson - Love it!

Kylie Stopp - Such a beautiful portrayal of a day filled with love, laughter and memories. You couldn’t ask for anything more.

Jac Shaw - Amazing guy, so beautiful xx

Maria and Steve, Brunswick

I do really enjoy my Beloved Sessions. These are sort of like engagement shoots – just not crap. They are cheese-free. Lactose intolerant, if you will.

Maria and Steve wanted to capture their time living in Brunswick before moving to Sweden for a while. It was a little bitter-sweet and there might even have been a little tear…

Gloria and Ricky, Brighton

It’s nice to be posting the rest of this awesome day! Gloria and Ricky had many interesting cultural aspects to their wedding. Being a Chinese and Cambodian wedding, I was expecting the tea ceremony. I wasn’t expecting the boys needing to adorn ladies underwear before entering the house- nice touch!

Their 350 guests had a ball and the end of the night was capped by a surprise appearance by Michael Jackson- amazing! Such a fun filled day- congrats guys.

Gloria Wong - Nice work! Thanks Paul!

Bernie Gallagher Amoo - Paul fab photos yet again. great work

Jaime Lee - Such beautiful photos xxxx

Jaime Lee - Can we order prints? I love the one of you on the dance floor!!!

Mini Dao - Congratulations to you and Ricky! You look stunning Gloria. Wishing you both all the best =] xo

Victoria and Sean – Trams, Sand and Nuptuals

Victoria and Sean’s Wedding was a very Melbourne affair.  From the preparations in a lovely house in Fitzroy, to the guests all traveling via tram and the reception by the beach.  The day was super relaxed with all the important stuff being important and the unimportant stuff being, well, absent.

I think wedding photography is not just about documenting the day but also about fitting in with the vibe of the couple and the guests.  It was lovely to get this really nice email from Victoria after the wedding:

“Paul and Justin.. Just a quick message to thank you both for all your amazing work Friday. You really contributed to making our day such an memorable one. Sean and I shared some of the loveliest moments we have ever had and it’s all thanks to you. We will be recommending you to all our bride-to-be’s!!!! You both have such an amazing way with people.. And was such a pleasure getting to know you..”

Aw Shucks!  This is just a quick look, more to follow…


Melanie and Ari, Lindenderry, Red Hill

A first look at Melanie and Ari’s wedding in Lindenderry, Red Hill.

A rather epic affair all round in the stunning Mornington Peninsula sunshine. I was treated to some rather professional “Zoolander” poses by both the girls and the boys of the bridal party – and you can cast your vote for your favourite in the comment section;).

It was in fact my first celebrity wedding – Ari’s alter ego of Tom Cruise was well behaved with no jumping on seats. Which was just as well as the decor was rather beautifully designed by Style and Discourse.

There was a surprise appearance by a Mr. Whippy van immediately after the ceremony which led to a few novel ways of eating icecream while maintaining perfect attire. The evening was rounded off with some very moving speeches and a film the couple made of close family chatting about their own marriages – a lovely touch!

Here’s how I saw the day…

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People who helped make the day perfect:

Stylist etc – Elaine Tiong, Style and Discourse.
Video – Lovely Day Films
Band – Baker Boys
MC – Peter Molan
Coordinator – Dee O’Brien

Tracy Harris - Beautiful photos of a gorgeous couple and an awesome wedding. Love the ‘Zoolander’ poses. The Groom does an amazing ‘blue steel’

Trudi Lara Hall - Beautiful xo

Lisa Meddings - Beautiful photos Mel!

Wendy Hayes - Absolutely stunning photos Mel. You all like you had the most amazing time!

Rosemary Caspersz - Congratulations Mel and Ari. What beautiful photos. You look simply stunning.

Teresa Ann Harris - WOW!!! So proud xxx

Rhonda Smyrk - fun and stunning photos I love how the photogropher captured many special moments and funny shots too. It was a beautiful wedding of a beautiful couple so glad we could be a part of it…Mel you looked very elegant and relaxed xx

Joy Bell - What magical moments. Very stunning couple.

Krystle and Matt, Royal Botanic Gardens Wedding

A first look at Krystle and Matt’s big day.

The ceremony was in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne followed by a gentle stroll in Richmond and on to Church 364 for their reception.

Thanks for having me along guys, can’t wait to share the rest!

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People who helped make the day perfect:

Dress Maker: Rachael Gilbert
Flowers – Infullbloom
Band – Baker Boys
Hair – Uva Salon

Newborn Twins Photography Melbourne

Introducing Juliette and Angelica.  Beautiful newborn twins who have quite the personality.  Actually, two distinctly different personalities as I found out.

Doting parents Daniela and Vince were both remarkably relaxed for people who had just gone from zero to two kids overnight.   Thanks for popping round guys, it was a joy documenting your bundles of joy!



Lauren and James, Ballarra Receptions

Lauren and James were married last weekend. Lauren wore a stunning champagne dress which was rather fairy tale inspired.

The wedding was relaxed and fun. James’ Dad insisted that the boys hop his ute for a quick pre-wedding snap.  We did some kangaroo spotting and the groomsmen demonstrated the art of throwing a bouquet in the air.

I always love the mother and son dance and this example was particularly moving.  James helped his mum from her wheelchair and supported her through the waltz – not a dry eye in the house.  The night was finished off when the groom serenaded his new wife- a perfect end to an incredible day.  Thanks for having me along guys.

Monica and Rich, Carlton Gardens Melbourne

A quick first look at Mon and Rich.  Or, as they were toasted during the speeches “Ron and Mitch”.

The guys were married in the rather lush green surrounds of Carlton Gardens with their reception at Treetops, Melbourne Museum.  This gave the rather unique opportunity to dance between Pacific Island dug-out canoes.  Alcohol and delicate artifacts – together at last.

An exceptional wedding all round.  Congrats Ron and Mitch!

Kate McMahon - These are fantastic! Beautiful couple in beautiful photos x

Tegan K Maree - Awesome shots!!

Eithne Lynch - Beautiful pictures. Looks like an amazing day.