This is the wedding photography blog for Melbourne based photographer Brent Lukey.

Brent combines a documentary and editorial style capturing classic, natural moments without making the day feel like a photo shoot.

He will travel anywhere, but mostly gets about Melbourne, the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, and Geelong.

You can contact Brent on 0427 483 836 and look at more work at his web sites.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gembrook Project

I've been paying the bills this week with corporate head shots, family portraits and wedding album designs. However the work I've loved has been with the generous people of Gembrook - thanks for sharing your stories with me once again.

Norm Smith has lived in Gembrook his entire life. He holds a picture of
his mother standing outside the home where Norm spent his first years -
a bush hut at Dyer's Mill, in the Bunyip State Forest circa 1930.
Cardinia Council Mayor Graeme Legge and Local Member for Gembrook
Tammy Lobato listen to speeches at the opening of the
Gilwell Park Environmental Education Centre. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Group M at New North - last days

The Group M exhibition at the New North Gallery in Fairfield has its last day this Saturday 30th October, and what a great day to go see a fine exhibition - as it's going to bucket down in old Melbourne town.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Forest Rescue Action in Melbourne

Covered a protest in Melbourne the other day for an environmental organisation. The main issue here is logging of old growth forests in Victoria for paper pulp. If you care about this (and yes it's not sexy but it's very, very important) it's better to buy these recycled office papers - Evolve Business & Office, Vision Pure White, Fuji Xerox Recycled Supreme, Office Works 100% Recycled. And remember, only print if you really have to! Want to support the cause further? Visit

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Melbourne street photography

I'm continuing to do some street photography work in Melbourne for a MAP Group project.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Emma-Jane and Kristian's wedding - Elmswood Estate, Yarra Valley.

Elmswood Estate has the best views of any wedding venue in the Yarra Valley. It's also private and has that on-top-of the-world feeling as you look out to the Warburton Ranges. Emma-Jane and Kristian were a passionate and joyful couple, a great mix for photos and probably marriage too.

Monday, October 11, 2010

recent portrait work - gembrook and beyond

Continuing to interview and photograph people for my project on the town of Gembrook, the bulls in the paddocks aren't such bad subjects either.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Marissa and Mark's wedding - Temple of the Winds and Comme.

Marissa and Mark organised their intimate and stylish Melbourne wedding from London. The wedding day was beautifully planned with great attention to detail - a classic, romantic style but without the cheese, and a calm energy that grooved along for all. The ceremony at the Temple of the Winds (Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens) was followed by a long table reception in the historic and uber cool Comme (Alfred Place, Melbourne).


Group M @ New North Gallery

The Group M exhibition opens tonight 6pm at the New North Gallery (15a Railway Place, Fairfield). It will be opened by Merle Hathaway. The 3 remaining Group M members will be there - John Crook, Albert Brown and Richard Woldendorp.
They will also be at the gallery Saturday the 9th at 2.30pm for a floortalk. 'The Age' newspaper is running a story today, and the 'Big Issue' will run an article in the next issue.

Come along, it's a substantial and important show of Australian documentary photography from the 1950s and 1960s.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Beyond Age Opening WTC Melbourne

The exhibition 'Beyond Age' opened this morning at the Melbourne WTC Wharf Gallery, and what can I say, loads of people, champagne, cup cakes and Peter Hitchener. Great turn out for a great show. It runs until the 5th November 2010 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Go along.

The crowd and the books.
'The Hitch' in action.
The parents corner during the formalities.