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Choosing Wedding Photography Locations in Melbourne

It doesn’t matter which part of Melbourne your wedding day is held, Wedding Snapper will always find interesting and artistic wedding photography locations.

Beauty can be found almost anywhere – sometimes it can just mean the cropping of  ‘messy’ backgrounds to keep the balance of the photograph intact or embracing graffiti or a dark dingy laneway for mood shots.

We will discuss suitable locations prior to your wedding day and constantly scout during your shoot – keeping our eyes open for points of interest.

In no particular order, here are some of our favourite photographic locations around Melbourne:

  • The Yarra Boatsheds
  • Brighton Beach Boxes
  • Parliament building
  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Hosier Lane & other graffiti laneways
  • Melbourne Aquarium
  • Luna Park, St Kilda
  • Williamstown – Nelson Place, Pier & Boatsheds
  • Treasury & Fitzroy Gardens
  • Bridges over the Yarra River
  • Melbourne Botanic Gardens
  • Windsor Hotel

We’re always open to new ideas so if there is somewhere special to you, or something you’ve seen that you’d like to incorporate into your own wedding photos then please feel free to suggest it.

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Justin & Kate review Melbourne wedding photographer Wedding Snapper

A lovely review on TrueLocal today from the fabulous Kate and Justin. I LOVE hearing that people love their wedding photos.  It makes the job even more enjoyable for me!

Absolutely, utterly brilliant!
The package was exactly what we wanted – the images on a disc for us to do with what we want. The photos are so amazing – everyone keeps commenting on how wonderful they are, which we agree on wholeheartedly. And Simon made the whole process so enjoyable and painless, and even fun, which I didn’t think was possible.
We will treasure these photos forever, they are of a truly high quality and are much, much better (and cheaper!) than anything else I could find when I was looking.
Can’t recommend Simon highly enough!

Read other reviews for Melbourne Wedding Photographers Wedding Snapper here

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Great tips on how to pose for a photographer, and how photographers can keep their subjects relaxed

Wedding photographer extraordinaire Jasmine Star offers some great tips on how to pose up and keep your portrait subjects relaxed whilst photographing them.

This info is just as useful for subjects as it is for photographers – some good insights.

…a few things to keep mind before you even press the shutter for your first image:
1. Put yourself in your subject’s shoes. Think what they’re thinking, feel what they’re feeling. If you suspect she is uncomfortable/feeling awkward, your first priority is to put her at ease. When you put yourself in her mind, you can articulate what you want in a way that makes sense and is comfortable.
2. Find good light. Sebastian looked for a cool location to shoot and I cautioned him to focus less on the environment and more on natural reflectors and natural light diffusers, like tree branches or bushes. When you master light, you can make any environment magical.
3. Move into poses. Often times photographers previsualize a great photo, but when it comes time to position the subjects, the pose is right, but they look stiff, or robotic. Then the photo loses it’s appeal because it looks so darn fake. If you have a pose in mind, find ways to coach your subjects into that pose with distinct articulation. It’s not enough to have a bride hugging a groom…how can you have them move into the hug so that the pose is natural and a true reflection of them? If you can answer this in advance, live posing becomes less daunting.
4. TALK. I can’t stress this point enough. If I was working with models, I suspect this wouldn’t matter as much, but since I work with average girls {albeit fabulously average}, it’s important to give feedback and assurance that they’re doing it right. Whatever it is. More than anything, I don’t want to make my subjects feel like they’re alone in front of my camera. I talk, engage, and participate as much as possible to get the type of photos I want. If you’re subjects look lifeless, perhaps you’re not doing enough to bring out their true colors.
5. Get photographed. If you want to get better at posing, try getting posed. If it’s a strong photographer, you’ll find ways to get better. However, even if the posing isn’t that great, at least you know what not to do and that’s just as valuable. Experiencing the emotions of being in front of the camera is just as valuable as being behind the camera.

Keep reading the post here on Jasmine’s blog.

Well, I hope you’ve found that useful – feel free to post any tips for relaxing the whole wedding photography experience – I’m always interested to hear other peoples ideas.