Choosing the right wedding photographer for the biggest day of your life can be a difficult decision.

There are so many out there to choose between; word of mouth and recommendations are needed to help narrow them down.

If you are looking for the best wedding photographers in Melbourne, we have the only list you will need to read.

A wedding photographer needs to be an incredibly multi-talented person. They have to have an artistic eye, a romantic soul, and the patience of a saint.

Wedding photographers will work very long hours on your big day to capture every aspect of it, and need to be technologically savvy to take the best images and produce the perfect album.

They also need to be lovely calming people to have around on your big day, because they will be right in your face during much of the event.

The best photographers also know the secret spots for that extra special show-stopping image, and all the tricks for getting kids to smile and reluctant subjects to relax. They need to be able to create magic with weather, time and light.

And then at the end, they need to produce an album that will blow you away, making you look you’re very best but still capturing precisely your individual personality and your unique love story.

Not too much to ask, right?

These are not the most famed or renowned photographers in Melbourne, because they are diamonds in the rough and the ones so good that only word of mouth will help you find them. But we know all the best recommendations.

Here is our list of the editor’s choice Top 35 Wedding Photographers in Melbourne who can definitely do it all, and are just great, friendly, fun people to work with as well.

 

Mighty Vision is a Melbourne-based professional photography & video studio. Chief photographer, Alex is most certainly a man of might vision. His artistic eye is second to none and his ability to uniquely capture all the unforgettable moments that unfold during your wedding celebration is extraordinary.

Alex is an associate member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) and a multi-award winning photographer. With a background in fine art and photojournalism, his extensive experience and passion for photography is evident in his work. Alex’s phenomenal attention to detail means that your complete customised wedding photography package will be beautifully and professionally presented. In years to come you will reminisce with your family about all the unforgettable moments Alex helped capture that made your day that more special.


Contact : Alex

Alen Kontra Photography is easily one of the most sought-after wedding photographers Melbourne has to offer. The award winning wedding photographer describes his style as relaxed and fun. Alen prides himself on making couples feel at ease around him, so he can capture those spontaneous and beautiful moments of your wedding day

If you are in the market for a reputable Melbourne Wedding Photographer, Alen Kontra is your guy.


Contact : Alen Kontra

Desfura Weddings was formed by Caitlin O’Grady & Hayden O’Neill over a glass of red and an expensive lunch.

Located on the Mornington Peninsula, Desfura Weddings have captured a variety of weddings across Australia and the world through both photography and film.

Typically shot in a documentary style, Desfura Weddings capture all those in-between moments whilst encapsulating the essence of your special day. They believe in it all, from the champagne morning glory and the whiskey pre celebration drinks to the heartfelt tears of your loved ones.


Contact : Caitlin & Hayden

Are you looking for a relaxed candid aesthetic for your wedding photos?

My Scandi Style Photography are the experts when it comes to capturing the unseen, in-between moments on your wedding day. Owner and photographer Kelly, absolutely loves her job as a wedding photographer and loves capturing couples in love and their love stories all around Melbourne and beyond.

She will make you feel at ease in front of the camera, and deliver natural, high-quality photos that summarise you, the venue, your guests and the emotion of the day.

Her candid and fun style of photography ensures that all special moments, the warmth and the in-between are captured perfectly and no precious moment goes uncaptured.


Contact : Kelly Williams

Victor Yang Photography won first place in the 2020 WPPI First Half Competition. Not only does Victor create award-winning images but his way of storytelling is also second to none. Think about the most treasured photo in your life. It may not be the most beautiful photo you have but it is certainly a photo that resonates with you emotionally. Victor has a unique way of capturing those special moments and tell your wedding story like a Hollywood movie. Get a box of tissue and prepare yourself for the emotional rollercoaster.


Contact : Victor Yang

Multi award winning photographer, Sash Ilievski of Collections Photography is a specialist in documentary style wedding photography, with a modern touch.

He is a truly passionate about his job as a wedding photographer and loves capturing those moments of emotion, love and joy in a natural and authentic style of imagery.

With over 16 years of experience, you can trust Sash to blend romance and fun using his photography skill and create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


Contact : Sash

Arla Productions is an award winning wedding photography company based in Melbourne, capturing awesome weddings in Melbourne and surrounding regions with bespoke photography services. The team at Arla Productions takes pride in their abilities to capture their couples in organic moments of love, connection, and affection, which guarantees that the ensuing wedding photo album will represent the genuine nature of the relationship between the happy couple. With Arla Productions, you can expect all your natural, candid, fun & emotional moments on the day, to be captured perfectly!


Contact : Louis

Haynello Weddings is a down-to-earth team of photographers for couples who are madly in love. The team will photograph your wedding as it naturally unfolds, in a relaxed and beautiful style.

The team at Haynello are storytellers who go above and beyond to capture honest moments and create photos that perfectly showcase each couples’ love story. The following words are taken from one of Haynello’s reviews and they truly represent the kind of photos the team at Haynello produce: ‘Our photos are not just perfect; they are perfectly us’.


Contact : Olivia and Nathan

Matt from Now and Forever Photography provides a stress-free experience that prioritises fun; after all, you should be having fun on your wedding day! Matt believes in making couples comfortable in front of the camera and, working with them to shoot fun, natural photos, capturing every moment to tell the story of their wedding day.

Matt is an expert at capturing the beauty of a wedding day and believes that wedding photography is not all about just taking photos, wedding photography is also about telling a story. It’s your day and most importantly it’s your story. Whether you’re getting married in your backyard or getting married at a luxury wedding venue – he will make sure your story is told the way you want it to be.

If you’re after someone who will capture your wedding day – your way, then Matt is the person to call


Contact : Matt Parashis

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Rosa Photography Melbourne says they believe in fairy tales and everlasting love. With more than eight years of experience and nearly 1,000 weddings under its belt, they will bring your vision to life. They want to create meaningful moments that tell the beautiful love story of their couples. You will fall in love with their romantic style.

Rosa Photography Packages

Package 1: $1595

  • 6 Hours Key Coverage
  • Unlimited Locations
  • Unlimited Photos Taken
  • Free Pre-Event Consultation
  • All Photos are Colour Checked
  • 500 Hi-Res Photos on USB (Approx.)
  • 25 of Your Favourite Photos Enhanced
  • Two 23 inch Fine Art Prints
  • Usually Covers: Wedding Ceremony + Family Photos + Location Photos + Wedding Reception*

Package 2: $1995

  • 8 Hours Prime Coverage
  • Unlimited Locations
  • Unlimited Photos Taken
  • Free Pre Event Consultation
  • All Photos are Colour Checked
  • 700 Hi-Res Photos on USB (Approx.)
  • 35 of Your Favourite Photos Enhanced
  • Two 23 inch Fine Art Prints*
  • Usually Covers: Bride Getting Ready + Wedding Ceremony + Family Photos + Location Photos + Wedding Reception*

Package 3: $2395

  • 10 Hours Comprehensive Coverage
  • Unlimited Locations
  • Unlimited Photos Taken
  • Free Pre Event Consultation
  • All Photos are Colour Checked
  • 900 Hi-Res Photos on USB (Approx.)
  • 45 of Your Favourite Photos Enhanced
  • Three 23 inch Fine Art Prints*
  • Usually Covers: Bride & Groom’s Getting Ready + Wedding Ceremony + Family Photos + Location Photos + Wedding Reception*

Contact : Rosa Photography Melbourne

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‘We Tell Love Stories’ is based in Mount Waverley (in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne), and it is run by a married couple who has been photographing weddings for more than 12 years. It has also been voted a finalist in the Australian Bridal Industry Awards for seven years in a row. Working as a team, the business personalizes the wedding experience by getting to know their clients so that the images tell each individual love story.


Contact : Iain and Jo

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On Three Photography & Cinematic wants to perfectly capture the essence of the ceremony with exemplary professionalism and high-quality images. The photographers want to help you relive your big day well after the moments have passed. The team aims to capture the emotions in its purest form so clients can remember the beauty and unique details into the future.

On Three Photography Packages

Package 1: $1699

  • 6 Hours Professional Photographic Coverage
  • AIPP State Awards Photographer
  • Unlimited number of Photos and Locations
  • All High Resolution Images Checked and Color Corrected on USB
  • Enjoy 20-Sides Coffee Table Book for free
  • One 36 x 24inch Enlargement ready for framing
  • Pre-wedding Consultation with our team

Package 2: $2099

  • 8 Hours Professional Photographic Coverage
  • AIPP State Awards Photographer
  • Unlimited number of Photos and Locations
  • All High Resolution Images Checked and Color Corrected on USB
  • Enjoy 20-Sides Coffee Table Book for free
  • One 36 x 24inch Enlargement ready for framing
  • Pre-wedding Consultation with our team

Package 3: $2499

  • 10 Hours Professional Photographic Coverage
  • AIPP State Awards Photographer
  • Unlimited number of Photos and Locations
  • All High Resolution Images Checked & Color Corrected on USB
  • Enjoy 40-Sides Coffee Table Book for free
  • One 36 x 24inch Enlargement ready for framing
  • Pre-wedding Consultation with our team

Contact : On Three Photography & Cinematic

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Millgrove Photography is an accredited and award-winning studio. The wedding photographer, Jon Tinkler studied film and photography at Deakin University. He was voted the number one Yarra Valley and Dandenongs Photographer during the 2017 Brides Choice Awards. The company promotes complete ceremony coverage of your big day with plenty of candid photos from the preparations to the nuptials and reception.

Package 1 : $980

  • Coverage of your ceremony and portraits afterwards including your introductions to the reception (if at the same location).
  • Your images in HIGH RESOLUTION on a USB device in a custom made presentation box
  • FREE pre-wedding consultations
  • A password protected web gallery of your finished images to share with family and friends
  • No watermarks or copyright restrictions on reproducing or printing

Package 2 : $1550

  • Coverage of bride and groom preparations, followed by your ceremony and portraits afterwards including your introductions to the reception.
  • Your images in HIGH RESOLUTION on a USB device in a custom made presentation box
  • FREE pre-wedding consultations
  • A password protected web gallery of your finished images to share with family and friends
  • No watermarks or copyright restrictions on reproducing or printing

Package 3 : $2300

  • Coverage of your ceremony, portraits afterwards, and reception until 11pm (or the end of the reception in the case of lunch weddings).
  • Your images in HIGH RESOLUTION on a USB device in a custom made presentation box
  • FREE pre-wedding consultations
  • A password protected web gallery of your finished images to share with family and friends
  • No watermarks or copyright restrictions on reproducing or printing

Contact : Millgrove Photography

iCON Photography

One of Melbourne’s leading wedding photographers, Con Tsioukis of ICON Photography is devoted to bringing you beautiful and iconic photos that you are sure to adore and look back on forever. Con and his team recognises that the most iconic thing to be captured and celebrated on this day is your love as a couple. This will be the wonder-filled focus of your whole stunning album.

For photos that make your friends jealous and that bring you joy your whole life long.


Contact : Con Tsioukis

Passion8 Photography

Andrew Harrisson from Passion8 Photography is a wedding specialist, a creative artist and a hopeless romantic. His style is natural and organic, but his eye for the ‘Wow’ factor shots as they happen will have you saying, ‘How did you get that?’

He puts his couples at ease and will ensure your wedding day is stress-free and just fun – exactly what you wanted.


Contact : Andrew Harrison

  • Sarah Godenzi

‘Words cannot express how wonderful this lady is – both in personality and talent. She is a photography superstar!’

These are words from one of Sarah’s reviews, and this incredibly high praise is spot on. Sarah is based in the Yarra Valley and has a gifted eye for rural and country locations, but can turn this talent to any style of wedding day.


Contact : Sarah

  • Daniel Brannan

Dan is based on the Mornington Peninsula and his photography has the effortless style and easy grace of this gorgeous part of the world. Dan is a storyteller and a moment-capturer. He has a talented eye for the little and big details on your special day, and will document everything, from the loud celebrations to the quiet look between lovers, to the fly on the wall stuff that nobody else gets.

A sweet guy with a sublime skill for romantic imagery.


Contact : Daniel

  • Katie Harmsworth

Sometimes Katie’s customers literally swear in their reviews; this is a sign of just how good this photographer is! A natural-born photographer and artist, Katie is also a wizard of light behind the lens.

A friendly and stress-free presence on your wedding day, she will not yell orders at you, but somehow will get every single shot you thought was important for your wedding album, plus a whole bunch of other ones you hadn’t even realized you wanted.


Contact : Katie Harmsworth

  • Vanessa Norris

If you are a unique couple looking for a kindred spirit in your wedding photographer, check out the breathtaking gallery from Vanessa Norris. She specializes in bringing character and quirks out in her shots, crafting a very personal wedding album.

Described by her customers as the dream photographer who makes everything relaxed, she is also the master of the grand and breathtaking image that you will frame on the wall and show off to the world.


Contact : Vanessa Norris

  • Ali Bailey

Ali loves documenting the story of not just this one day, but of everything that brought you here, and all that married life holds for you in the future. Putting a smile on everyone’s face, she is the gentle guide who lets you do your thing and then takes amazing shots of it. For honest, fresh and exciting images, contact Ali.

Melbourne-based but a travelling soul, Ali will happily take magical shots of your wedding day wherever it may be.


Contact : Ali Bailey

 

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Conclusion: Melbourne Wedding Photographers

When contacting any of these wedding photographers in Melbourne, be sure to see if they are available for your wedding day first and foremost.

If your special date works for the photographer, too, then you can proceed to ask about package details including pricing to see if their rates fit within your budget. Some wedding photographers may offer everything from engagement photos and albums whereas others have a more specific coverage option.

Finally, you should focus on the photographer’s overall style to ensure it matches what you envision for your wedding day.

Your wedding may only last a day, but the photographs will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Wedding photographers from Melbourne are equipped with various skills and equipment to help you and your future spouse remember the day you tie the knot down to the last detail.

With individualized attention and romantic styles, engaged couples can have their pick from some of the finest wedding photographers in the industry.

Be sure to say “I do!” to any one of these fine photographers as you prepare for the big day.

 

Note: The best wedding photographers in Melbourne do tend to book out fast, so make sure that you get in early with your favourites. Check out galleries for shots that match your style as well as take your breath away, then meet with the photographers to get a feel for how they work as well.

This is such an important decision, and one that you really want to get right.

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Top 10 Wedding Photography Locations Melbourne

Nothing quite marks your big day like stunning photographs. So much happens throughout the wedding ceremony and reception that it is impossible to capture everything at once. What you want from your wedding album is a chance to visually tell your love story with all the romantic details in full view. You will want something that represents you.

A big decision that you might overlook is where to have your wedding pictures taken; after all, these extraordinary images are the first living documents of your married life together. A talented photographer makes the most out of the scenery, and the Melbourne area has several locations throughout that can provide a perfect backdrop for wedding celebrations. Pick any combination of these sites, and you are sure to have pictures that are worth more than a thousand words. From outside garden areas to a few tucked away places, these locations can help you create gorgeous photographs that you and your new spouse can treasure for a lifetime.

 

#1 Albert Park Lake

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Do you desire wedding pictures featuring lush greenery and glistening waters? Albert Park Lake stretches over 2.25 square kilometres of parkland, providing the perfect amount of space for garden weddings that overlook the gorgeous lake. The abundance of nearby waterfront reception venues can be the ideal choice for couples who want the convenience. With tons of space and magnificent scenery, it is easy to see why tourists and wedding parties alike flock to this area.

 

#2 Federation Square

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Federation Square is built on a concrete deck above Melbourne’s busy railway lines, and it has been used for multiple public gatherings. Several wedding couples come to the area to represent this part of Melbourne in their pictures. The area is a venue for several arts, culture, and other events, and it could mark an ideal location for city dwelling couples whose parties where the reception is being held nearby.

 

#3 St Kilda Beach

If you want a fun beach wedding featuring gorgeous sunsets, St Kilda Beach is spectacular. It is known as Melbourne’s most famous beach, as it features beautiful scenery perfect for those wanting a quintessential beach wedding. It is also conveniently located just six kilometres from Melbourne’s centre. As a popular site with several ceremonies and reception venues close by, this local spot fits the couple who wants a more relaxed setting to their nuptials.

 

#4 Flinders Street Station

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Ever since 1910, Flinders Street Station has been a part of what makes Melbourne such a unique place to live. The historical railway exudes the kind of whimsical street charm many couples want for their wedding photos. It should be noted that since it is open to the public, couples who opt for the station are likely to have strangers in their shot. Those who value more private shoots may want to look elsewhere.

 

#5 Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

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Are you envisioning an enchanting garden setting for your wedding photos? Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens is one of the world’s oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. Constructed in 1880, it is a popular destination for couples who want a beautiful garden setting for their ceremonies. It is an example of a beautiful Victorian landscape with sweeping lawns, tree plantings and several tree-lined paths with fountains and architecture galore. Space is also available to host wedding ceremonies.

 

#6 Parliament House

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Parliament House is another historical landmark in Melbourne that is ideal for one-of-a-kind wedding pictures. It was built between 1855 and 1929; this regal location is an architectural marvel best suited for wedding parties that want something grand in scale yet very classic. It is also listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and is a popular tourist destination, which means members of the public may also be viewed in your wedding shots.

 

#7 Queensbridge Square

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Completed in 1889, Queensbridge Square is a historic bridge in Melbourne that was constructed over the Yarra River. The wedding photo location includes a pedestrian plaza. The bridge itself has five wrought iron plate girder spans. The very flat arch can bring an element of charm. Consider this the ideal site for your wedding photo if you want a conventional and urban take on the wedding photography.

 

#8 Treasury Gardens

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Do you have a large wedding party? Treasury Gardens is situated on the southeastern side of Melbourne CBD, and it has 14.4 acres of parkland at its disposal. The large Melbourne garden can accommodate a wedding photography shoot of varying sizes. With several historical, archaeological, and horticultural options, it is easy to see why this public parkland is a popular choice for wedding pictures and ceremonies.

 

#9 Hosier Lane

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Hosier Lane is the renowned laneway that celebrates Melbourne’s famous street artists. It contains vibrant colours, edgy graffiti and tons of art installations. It is the perfect place for eclectic brides and grooms who desire breathtaking urban photos. It is a public place, so members of the community are likely to be featured in the pictures.

 

#10 Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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From lakes and trees to garden beds and spacious lawns, the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne allows you and your wedding party to bask in majestic beauty. It was first established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe. One of the most visited landscapes in the city, the garden setting is stretched over 36 hectares. It is full of unique opportunities to showcase your love story. No matter where you are in the park, you will likely create an iconic image.

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Conclusion: Wedding Photography Locations Melbourne

While there is a lot of planning that goes into the wedding ceremony and reception, it is the photographer who will have the eye to capture stunning images. Not only will you put these romantic pictures on display, but you can reminisce on the special day every time you look at them.

The decided destination should represent your individual love story, and just like each couple, no wedding pictures will be the same. Melbourne has several places that can be transformed into the site of your lawfully wedded dreams. From simple and classic to extravagant and eclectic, whichever location you choose will represent your love together.

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