JOURNAL

  1. What Happens If It Rains On My Wedding Day?

    If it rains on your wedding day I have you covered with a waterproof action plan.  Let me promise you something. You will have gorgeous images of your day even if it rains. I can honestly say the weather has never ruined any wedding I have photographed. You can relax…

  2. How Do I Handle Stress On My Wedding Day?

    I am going to share a little secret with you. There will be stress on your wedding day. I like to call it natural stress and it’s a great thing. Natural stress is what you feel during an important life moment like a job interview, meeting the parents for the…

  3. What Even Is A Running Sheet?

    The “running” sheet is for you it’s for your peace of mind, not your feet. A running sheet is a timeline of the day and includes times, details and responsibilities. It is shared with your vendors and can also be given to friends and family who have important roles to…

  4. Two Dresses Or One?

    Not all brides wear two dresses. Some are absolutely happy to wear one dress for the whole day. If it fits perfectly, feels comfortable and is your favorite dress of all time why not wear it every moment of the day? Other brides may have their main dress for the…

  5. Are You Camera Shy?

    I totally hear you. I am too! Yes, it’s normal and you may be surprised but so many of my couples are camera shy. I can totally relate to your anxiety and ensure you that I have photographed many people with the same outlook.  My work is natural and candid…

  6. Bound to my Home - Covid

    How could have we even imagined this happening, Covid….. You ask how am I spending my time, my now 6 months of no stunning weddings, no adventurous engagement shoots. I have always wanted more weekends to spend doing what normal people do on weekends, but not in this environment! Not…

  7. Florist Interview - Anatomy of Flowers

    A small description about your business? Anatomy of Flowers is a Melbourne based floral design studio inspired by nature and art. Our aesthetic is art and design based, always paying attention to colour, the balance of light and dark and the natural line of flowers.  Where do you look for

  8. Wedding Dress Shopping

    Buying a wedding dress is one of the highlights of wedding planning for a bride as she prepares to walk down the aisle. The fun search will involve hours scrolling instagram, lots of online research and several visits to wedding dress studios.  Decide On The Style Trying on wedding dresses…

  9. Venue Interview - Terindah Estate

    Yes yes yes!!! Terindah is situated amongst the vines with breathtaking panoramic views of Corio Bay and the You Yangs, across to Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s city skyline. You need to see it to believe it, the views are breath taking! We contacted the highly sort after Terindah Estate…

  10. Jeanette Maree: Wedding Hair Inspiration

    Owner and designer, Jeanette Maree prides herself on delivering the highest standard of designer bridal accessories, using materials of an equal quality and has for over 15 years. At Jeanette Maree they are committed to service, delivery of exceptional quality and advice in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, ensuring that…

  11. Venue Interview - The Pier Geelong

    Geelong’s iconic waterfront function venue is perfect for all sized weddings. You need to experience the most unique function venue in Geelong. Absolutely perfect for the wow factor for your wedding, endless views along with experts in planning and catering your wedding. We sat down with the wedding coordinator at…

  12. ‘South Coast’ Published!

    The series features the newest in glamorous gowns from Melbourne designer Luci Di Bella, a firm favourite of ours. The collection draws inspiration from both daywear and textiles, specifically European street-style, witnessed by the team throughout Milan and Barcelona fashion weeks. Seeing these trends, they translated them into the sleek…

  13. Venue Interview - The Farm Yarra Valley

    You will find Yarra Valley’s elegant farmhouse at the top of a hill that looks out to rolling lawns, gardens and vineyards. Red brick walls and antique fixtures define the interior with the building opening out onto a generous timber verandah. Oh my, I do have to mention it’s an…

  14. Epic Bridesmaid Style Ideas!

    Are you looking to offer your fave babes some serious style? You’ve come to the right place. Long gone are the days of wearing a dress that’ll never see the light of day again, after only worn once. Bridesmaid dress style can be executed flawlessly. Here we show you a…

  15. OMG is that my photo head lining Ivory Tribe?

    Ivory Tribe ‘fell in love with this recent collaborative effort from a team of talented creatives who have brought to life, South Coast.’ The series features the newest in glamorous gowns from Melbourne designer Luci Di Bella.  – there is so much to love here.

  16. A ‘Gif’ Funny Fail!

    Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images began circulating the internet in the 1980s, and they’re everywhere today still. GIFs are seconds-long video clips usually set in repeat mode GIFs are great to use to share humour. Photos satisfy our desire for visual content on social media, and videos are great at…

  17. Featured on Karen Willis Holmes

    Elizabeth was drapped by a romantic Karen Willis Holmes beaded dress with a soft V-neck and delicate cap sleeves. Their wedding was held at Emu Bottom Homestead is a historic homestead near Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. Built c. 1836, Emu Bottom is the oldest existing farmhouse constructed by settlers in Victoria.

  18. Pearl Wedding Earrings - Yes or No?

    Jeanette Maree, an award winning jewellery boutique in Armadale, Melbourne stocks an extensive range of Wedding Pearl Earrings.  Pearls have always been popular for weddings due to their beautifully soft hue and colour that compliments your gown, mimicking the various shades of bridal white or ivory with their luscious outer…

  19. Polaroid’s are cool!

    It’s rare for any product to be cool twice. But Polaroid film, with its white-framed, blurry tangible pictures, managed to represent the future of photography and then become a popular Christmas gift to our children, nieces and nephews. It’s a retro-chic relic of the past. I try to always have…

  20. Editorial Campaign Published! Moon River

    Photographed by Jessica Abby - Moon River is the latest Made to Measure collection by Cathleen Jia. The collection is true to the vintage aesthetic that Cathleen has become renowned for with her local and international brides Inspired by the vintage glamour of its muse Audrey Hepburn, the six gowns…

  21. ‘Gypsy Flame’ Published!

    GYPSY FLAME The romance, those pesky butterfliesHow shall we play this sceneMeet under the midnight sunLike no other love routine Lust had me in love,Locked eyes, bare foot and bare soulWho’s heart is fonder or to blameYour charm took control We were only teensOur love just as wild as Gypsy…

  22. Gorgeous Wedding is Featured!!

    It was all about celebrating their love when Jenna and Richard gathered their nearest and dearest for the party of a lifetime The Farm was the perfect location for this pair to seal the deal, both inspired by the rustic and modern vibe of the space. They asked their guests…

  23. My Paris trip documented in images……

    What a dream to be strolling the streets of Paris with camera in hand! I was invited by the very talented designer Alin Le Kal  who had the exceptional experience of showing a new range of dresses at the Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week. I also took the opportunity to…

  24. Acclaimed blog The White Files……

    I got together an inspiring team to assist in creating this series of images that was featured on The White Files .  Creative Credits Photographer // @jessicaabbyphotography Jewellery // @jeanettemaree Wedding Rings // @tessa_blazey Dress // @bluebellbridal_ Hair  // @rae.hairstylist Make up // @Sophiamakeup_artist Florist // @foxy_evergreen Assistant // @seantak

  25. Florist Interview - Foxy Everygreen

    FOXY EVERGREEN  Tell us about your Business Foxy Evergreen (florist) began in 2015, We specialise in intimate & Large scale weddings and events, but we love creating florals for anything really.WE really enjoy pushing the boundaries of floral design, doing photoshoots and competition work to keep things fresh and interesting.…

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