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.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

my wedding favourites 2012 - part 5

If I see another wedding photo of the couple kissing in a rotunda (or garden) I'll scream. Kissing photos are over rated, show some life. Anyway, now I've got that off my chest, here's another 5 favourite wedding shots from the last 12 months.

Such a gorgeous bouquet, that really suited the country style of the wedding.
I like the editorial look of the shot.
(shot at Harvest House, Healesville.)

My favourite people shots have energy like this - fun and in the moment. I like the
bride's look, her laugh and the way she is holding herself. I think the slight cross-processed
colour suits the shot as well.
(shot at The Prince, St Kilda.)

This little fella followed me around the reception
for ages with his camera. I like that he has a photo of me
taking a photo of him, and I have a photo of him taking a photo
of me, and the guest in the background has a
photo of the entire moment. What the!
(shot at the Middle Brighton Baths, Brighton.)

I see weddings as being about relationships between people and not just the bride and
groom's relationship. It's the moment I love here, and the bride in the background.
(shot at the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne.)

When I walked into this house I knew I wanted to
incorporate the Campari poster. I liked the colour
contrast with the white. It's more set up than I prefer, but
you do whatever you can to get the shot.
(shot at Harvest House, Healesville.)

Wednesday 8.40am - Kurth Kiln, Gembrook

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Concert for the Kimberley - an encore selection

For those of you who missed the free 'Concert for the Kimberley' earlier this month at Melbourne's Federation Square - featuring the John Butler Trio, Clare Bowditch and Albert Wiggan. You can still stream the entire concert online at Here's a few more of my promotional shots from the event. If you want to see more photos go here.

Andrew Chapman's new book - 'Around the Sheds'

For those of you who don't know, Andrew Chapman is one of Australia's great photographers. His various books on Shearing, Politics and Woolsheds are outstanding historic documents that are well worth owning. This weekend he is launching his latest book 'Around the Sheds', another tribute the iconic sheep farming history of Australia, a culture that is fading away with each generation. Come to the opening, meet the man and buy a book. It will make a great Christmas present.

'The Wilding' – Iris Prize Winner 2012

'The Wilding' has won the Iris Short Film Prize - that's the biggest prize in Queer Cinema - a cool 25,000 pounds. It's a cracking film that deserves all it's acclaim. I shot the stills. Read more about it here. Visit the official site here.

Friday, October 19, 2012

family portraits without the weirdness

Some recent family portrait work. I love portraits that have personality.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Concert for the Kimberley - John Butler Trio and Clare Bowditch, Federation Square, Melbourne.

Big night running around Federation Square photographing the 'Concert for the Kimberley' where a large crowd rocked out to the John Butler Trio and Clare Bowditch. Great to witness and work with passionate people doing passionate things. I'd also like to thank my assistant Michelle who sat in the media centre and edited the shots on the run - 'thanks Michelle'. Here's a few of my favourites.