Monday, May 30, 2011

young and free #1

Young and Free #1                                                                                     photo - Brent Lukey

Friday, May 27, 2011

wedding reception table details

I'm big on shooting table details at weddings, partly because I love the food, lifestyle look but mostly because the bride and groom rarely see the room without people. Here's a few recent wedding table looks.























Thursday, May 26, 2011

Loredana and Andrew's wedding - Star of the Sea Chapel, Brighton and The Baths, Brighton.

I treat every wedding as a unique event and not just another day at work with different people in the same poses. For me, weddings are about emotion and story, that's what I want to capture - as they say in the film world 'keep it real'. I listen to the couple and their ideas for the day and integrate this into my photojournalism style. When people suggest that a wedding is a contrived event I disagree, in fact once it's stage managed the life and joy gets lost - so in addition to 'keep it real' I say 'keep it flowing' and 'keep it beautiful'.

Loredana and Andrew are experienced sailors, so their wedding day was centred around the beach. The ceremony was at the Star of the Sea College chapel followed by a reception at the Brighton Baths, close by, great views, great food and staff. 














Tuesday, May 24, 2011

LIFE - a benefit for Andrew Chapman

Get down to the New North Gallery in Fairfield (Melbourne) during June. On show is a collection of great photographs from many prominent Australian photographers who have donated the works in support of the photographer Andrew Chapman. Andrew is recovering from a life saving liver transplant operation. All prints are for sale. More details can be found at the New North Gallery web site.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lauren and Will's wedding - The Prince, St Kilda.

I love to capture narrative in wedding photography, and good story comes from a combination of people, details, location, movement and most importantly ... moments. The filmmaker in me attempts to cover a wedding like a storyboard with emotion. However, ultimately it’s the connections between family and friends that inspire me most, that's where the life is - the groom’s parents shedding a tear during the ceremony, or a spontaneous laugh on the face of a guest during the speeches. These are the shots that keep giving over generations. Will and Lauren were married at The Prince of Wales in St Kilda, it was a great pleasure to photograph their wedding.