Thursday, March 16, 2017

Love and a little madness - Cruden Farm.

Here’s Christina and Jack entering their reception at Cruden Farm - it’s a real moment in real time. I love the joy and connection between them here, and that’s what I’m passionate about with wedding photography, beautiful reality, less 'bridal weirdness' and less time wasting. It’s not a perfect photo but weddings are not perfect days, they are great days full of love and a little madness. That would be a good business name for me - 'Brent Lukey, love and a little madness photography' it fits.

'Papped' by the bride's niece at Nicole and Rowan's wedding.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The groom's grandparents - The Prince Deck, St Kilda.

When I started working as a photographer around 2002 I was shooting photos like this (on film back then) and I still think they are the best ones. This one is from a recent wedding, the only change is the people and the camera.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Lisa and Tim - Tennyson Lawn, RBG and Glasshaus Inside, Cremorne.

There are parts of all wedding shoots that stay with me - sometimes it’s the energy of the couple, their joy and passion for the day and each other, other times the understated spectacle, such as the glorious view across Port Philip Bay from a private Mount Martha cliff top, and occasionally it's the intense moment in the city where you are forced to stop the pedestrians and pull out everything to get a great shot in the mayhem. Yet mostly it's the little things, the smiles and affection between friends and family, pats on the back, laughs or an unexpected candid and sublime moment in a groom's speech when it's announced to all (including the bride) the first time he knew he deeply loved his partner. At Lisa and Tim’s fabulous inside/outside garden wedding it was being invited to sit up on the bridal table for dinner and share some laughs and a Moon Dog. So nice and memorable, I love the inclusion. Oh their first dance was memorable too, they nailed it, such passion and joy.