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Are you looking for affordable yet excellent wedding photography? Well, wedding photography in Melbourne can offer you a candid, relaxing and affordable budget wedding photography that you will never forget.

Wedding photographer is one of the high pressure and most stressful photography genres to do. Since wedding is a one shot chance, there is no more reshooting of clients and event. It is the most emotionally invested outcomes of a photo.

So if you are beginning to work as wedding photographer, some photo tips will help you navigate some of pitfall of wedding photography.

Here are tips that can help your wedding photography run smoothly:

Have an effective communication. It is the most important thing in wedding photography before the ceremony starts. Your communication with the couple is very important wherein you need to know what exactly the couple expects from you and what you will deliver to them.

You need to scout the location. Before the wedding starts you need to scout the locations. It is important to do it because it is the timeframe of the wedding that will take place. Ensure also to take some shots to the place where you expect shooting during the ceremony. Having practice before wedding starts will let you spot some problems and you can design a solutions before an issue comes.

Learn the locations rules. There are different locations have different rules for every wedding photographer. Some church prohibits flash during ceremony while some prohibits flash completely. So for these rules you need to speak to the planner for the venue and get copy of rules.

Make a shot list. Your shot list will be your lifeline in your wedding photography. This will help you not to forget anything during the wedding ceremony and will make your wedding photos become more successful.

Provide multiple cameras, batteries and cards. You need to minimize the risk of failures. Use at least two cameras and memory cards. It will reduce risk equipment failure and lose large chunks and you still have backups for everything.

Have an assistant. It will be very helpful when trying to pose everyone to have a group shots.

Make yourself firm but polite. Make sure you don’t push out the way of guest with cameras but just get the couple on your side so it will run much smoothly.

Turn off your camera sounds. Everyone is there to see the couple and they do not want to listen to your camera so it is better to turn off your camera sound during the photography wedding.

Be RAW. Since weddings is one time only, you need to consider it RAW. You have much better chance to recover good exposure and details in an image shot under horrid lights conditions with RAW.

Remember the basics. Wedding photography needs the basics in mind before the wedding ceremony starts.

Following these tips will make you an adept wedding photographer come up with very successful photography projects that are second to none.

We were delighted to be able to photograph Kylie & Eric’s Melbourne registry office wedding earlier in the year, which was followed up with family photos and portraits of the happy couple afterwards in Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens. I love the way they are rocking their own style – check out the ace tatts.

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We were delighted to be part of Anthony & Amanda’s wedding at Darling Harbour’s Chinese Garden of Friendship recently.

There was a short and intimate ceremony with immediate family under cover within one of the garden buildings, followed by drinks and an opportunity for photos with the couple.

The garden is a beautiful location for affordable wedding photography in Sydney with lots of scope for different looks, including those with greenery and water features.

We really look forward to our next wedding there as we’ve spotted a heap of new locations which are perfect for wedding photos with the cheapest wedding photographers in Sydney .

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The Mornington Peninsula serves as the home to some of the most stunning and panoramic wedding venues and it is not a big surprise that this is a top choice of destination among many couples planning their wedding.

Check out the following wedding venues on the Peninsula and see if something suits your taste and style.

Eagle Ridge

With your wedding being one of the most important days of your life, Eagle Ridge goes to extraordinary lengths to make sure that it will be as successful as you want it to be. With one of Mornington Peninsula’s most beautiful function spaces, the romantic gardens, opulent ballroom, exceptional service and delicious catering, everything at Eagle Ridge works to guarantee you the best wedding day for you and your guests.

Stillwater at Crittenden

Stillwater at Crittenden offers a very stunning vineyard wedding venue that overlooks the lake. They also take great pride in their multi-award winning menus combined with exceptional service or you can also have it at your chosen venue through their latest offering, Freshwater Catering.

All Smiles Sorrento Ocean Beach

For the ultimate beach wedding venue, All Smiles Sorrento Ocean Beach is your best choice. This wedding venue on the Mornington Peninsula boasts of one of the most exclusive addresses in the entire Australian coast. Located only a few meters from Sorrento’s ocean beach on Mornington Peninsula, this venue basks in an uninterrupted and elevated 180 percent views of Bass Straight and its panoramic coastline. With a contemporary and modern feel, this venue offers a unique and exciting alternative to the ever predictability of today’s mainstream venues for weddings.

Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove

Montalto Restaurant’s relaxed elegance has been set in a harmonious and striking landscape building that features timber frames, rough hewn floor boards and rammed earth. Through the floor to ceiling windows, you can make the most out of the rambling and breathtaking rural outlook of olive groves, vines, lakes, wetlands, sculptures and so much more.

Lindenberry at Red Hill

If you want your wedding to have a distinctive touch, Lindenberry is your most idyllic option. Nestled right in the heart of Mornington Peninsula’s expansive vineyards and rolling hills, with 30 acres of formally manicured gardens, a picturesque wedding is what you can expect at Lindenberry.

Peppers Moonah Links

Also called as The Home of Australian Golf, Peppers Moonah Links Resort is a renowned and prestigious venue on the luxurious expanse of the Mornington Peninsula. Situated just more than an hour from Melbourne, Peppers Moonah Links Resort is a stunning spot for weddings.  There may even be time for a round of golf before the nuptials!

Coast Blairgowrie

Coast is found in the village of Blairgowrie and directly opposite of the foreshore. This offers a very relaxed environment for you to enjoy this most special occasion in your life. They deliver intimate functions for 40 to 100 guests, ensuring attention to detail and exceptional hospitality service. For a personal approach for your wedding, this venue is right for you.

Tarnuk Room at Australian Gardens

Not strictly the Mornington Peninsula, but you could transform your wedding to the wedding of the century by choosing Tarnuk Room. Offering an unrivaled and unique catering experience combined with outstanding rooms with the most enviable vistas, the venue can tailor a unique venue to fit your needs.

Being football fanatics and madly in love, where else would you they choose to get married?  Gabby & David are big AFL fans so selecting the MCG as their wedding venue probably wasn’t much of a surprise to most of their guests.

With a ceremony packed with family and friends in The Long Room above the MCG ground, the bride made her entrance by walking the length of the room accompanied by a string quartet.

Following the warm and relaxed ceremony conducted by Kim McClelland, the couple and their family moved to the field for family photos before concentrating on photos of just the two of them together.  We used their affordable wedding photography booking to get photos on the field, in the stands using the veil for some movement and in the foreground as well as some wedding photos using the scoreboard on the second level of the interior as a backdrop.

We loved being part of your wedding and we thank you for selecting Budget Wedding Photography as your photographers – all the very best for married life.

 

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Are you looking for an affordable wedding venue in Melbourne?  Have you taken a look at Black Rock Sailing Club yet?

It has to be one of the best value wedding venues in the Melbourne area, with stunning views across Half Moon Bay, HMS Cerberus and across to the city.

The area is also a perfect wedding photography location with some really fun options, and all just a stones throw from the venue.

We recently had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at this venue and enjoying the spectacular views across, brilliant blue water and sandstone cliffs.

It all adds up to be a great value wedding venue with the added bonus that you also get uninterrupted views of the sunset.  Value for money with great views – it gets our vote!

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Melbourne has countless wedding photography locations. As one of the big cities in Australia, wedding photography can have different aspects here. From the stylish and busy city life to vineyards and vintage farms, a lot of couples in Melbourne can have numerous options on where they want their photos to be taken.

If you are still choosing locations for your affordable wedding photography in Melbourne, here are some of the best options:

Botanic Gardens

It’s a picturesque haven for most wedding photographers. It’s also an important resource for conservation, horticulture, science, and education. Built in 1846, Botanic Gardens extend over thirty-six hectares and display a diverse collection of thousands of plants from across the globe, including threatened and rare species. It is also considered as one of the best examples of Victorian era gardens globally and hosts year-round picnics, tours, weddings, and events.

Botanic Gardens is also one of the most famous tourist attractions in Melbourne. Millions of visitors visit this place every year. The visitor facilities and services also include a visitor centre, interpretive signs, guided walks, Gardens Shop, and two cafes. Garden Explore is also a relaxing way to discover a thirty-eight hectare garden. If you like a stunning view for wedding photos, Botanic Gardens should be your location for affordable wedding photography, but please keep in mind that permits should be obtained before shooting here.

Parliament House

This place has always been a favorite location for wedding photos, particularly for those who want classic shots, involving huge columns, massive ornate wooden doors and the steps leading up to the building.

St Kilda Beach

Beach shots are said to be risky for the reason that it could kill your hair with the wind, yet flowing veil shots may look beautiful and St Kilda beach can offer you stunning shots that will surely amaze you.

Barracks on St Kilda Rd

Nestled on St Kilda Road in Melbourne, Victoria Barracks is one of the most beautiful government buildings and known for its historical and architectural significance. If you want photos that are elegant and vintage, this location is a good choice.

Flinders St Station

Flinders St Station is basically a railway station located at the corner of Swanston Streets and Flinders in Melbourne. But, for many wedding photographers, it isn’t just a railway station as it can also be a perfect spot for wedding photos.

Royal Exhibition Buildings

Royal Exhibition Building offers a stunning background ideal for wedding photography. With the building’s intricate detailing and romantic arches, it’s one of the best locations for your wedding photos.

Carlton Gardens

Carlton Gardens has always been a favourite location for cheap wedding photography in Melbourne. It is well recognised in Melbourne as there’s no permit fee to pay when using the place. The location is always popular and can be busy any time of the week and reaches a crescendo during weekends when it has as many as two hundred couples. If you like to use this wedding photography location, see to it that there is no any major event going on at Carlton Royal Exhibition as it becomes chaotic. There are some sites both nearby and within Carlton Gardens that are also perfect for shoots. It’s not often you get to have a UNESCO listed heritage building in your wedding photos!

Ramsey, one of our affordable wedding photographers in Sydney recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding ceremony of Laurette & Dean which was held near the kiosk at Shakespeare’s Point in Nielsen Park, Sydney.

He returned from the shoot bouncing with excitement about the gorgeous ceremony and stunning location and cannot wait to return to shoot there.  Nielsen Park has loads of stunning natural scenery, with huge trees framing pathways and offering perfect locations for wedding photography, without venturing far from the ceremony or reception.  Some of the Moreton Bay Fig trees are simply stunning.  Coupled with the backdrop of the blue water, it really is a wedding photographer’s ideal location and feels like you’re out in the bush, even though you are just a stones throw away from Sydney’s CBD.

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It takes careful planning to ensure that your wedding will go as smoothly and flawlessly as you dreamed it to be. From your wedding dress, to your hair, makeup, invitations, cake, flowers, and others all of these have to be ticked of your list with great consideration and care. However, before you even decide on these, there is one very important thing you have to consider, and that is none other than your wedding venue.

Yes, you have read that right. The perfect wedding day will all start with the where and when. That special day when you will finally tie the knot is going to be etched in your wedding album and memory for the rest of your life so you really need to take time to consider the ideal and affordable wedding venue.

Good thing that beautiful Brisbane serves as the home to some of the most unforgettable and stunning locations for you to choose from. There is also no need to worry if your budget busting at the seams because the following wedding venues in Brisbane will entertain and accommodate you and your guests without breaking the bank.

The Ship Inn

One of the most affordable and beautiful wedding venues found at the very heart of South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, The Ship Inn offers two ideal locations, The Ship Inn Function Room and The Shore Restaurant and Bar. Each of these venues provides a different but very intimate environment with its own pricing and menus. They will be more than happy to tailor packages and menus to suit your wedding budget. All you need to do is discuss your ideas with them and they will give you something within your set budget.

Reid’s Place

Another affordable wedding venue in Brisbane is none other than Reid’s Place. This is popular for its glorious gardens, gorgeous chapel, vintage wedding car and of course, the superb location. Rob and Beth Reid operated this venue from their home throughout the years for one very simple reason: both of them are old romantics.

The main goal for every ceremony held in Reid’s Place is to take the stress off the couple as they offer three ceremony styles that best suit different plans. Rob and Beth are willing to go above and beyond just to make sure that your ceremony will flow perfectly and everyone will enjoy. You can also book in B&B, wedding night, slumber party and pampering packages.

Walkabout Creek

Dubbed as the most picturesque wedding venue in Brisbane, Walkabout Creek boasts of a stunning natural setting that is less than an hour away from the CBD. This is the ultimate wedding venue in a natural setting that remains unsurpassed by other Brisbane venues. They don’t just offer a great venue for they also take pride in looking after all details, with a dedicated personal wedding planner to help couples ensure that their special day will be brought to life without a hitch. The grounds are ideal locations for affordable wedding photography in the Brisbane area.

The Normanby Hotel

A unique wedding venue in Brisbane, Normany Hotel offers two wedding reception areas, picturesque ceremony stages and endless opportunities for stunning photography, making sure that whatever your dream wedding might look like, thus place can easily transform it to reality. With a tranquil rainforest surrounding the place, you and your wedding guests can bask in a magical day, with all things taken care of by their expert dedicated team.

Once you have booked in your wedding venue, then please drop us a line to book in your affordable wedding photography in Brisbane.

We always ask our affordable wedding photographers in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra what they have seen worth sharing on their wedding shoots and which other professional wedding vendors were in attendance.  Quite often we get some great feedback.

There is a newish photobooth hire company on the circuit at the moment and they seem to be aiming to please!  Not only are they really well priced, but they have also upgraded all their photobooths to make them top notch quality and offer more pleasing result.

Take these photos for example – the white background shows the standard wedding photobooth hire that you usually get, and the shots with the red curtain show the newly upgraded photo booth that features a strobe and beauty dish.  I think you’ll agree – the new setup really is excellent, offering  a far stronger photo, that clients will absolutely love.  Photo courtesy of Elegant Hire Photobooths.