The best thing about Melbourne is that you can capture a whole range of imagery for your wedding day. From historical buildings, world renowned laneways, gritty industrial scapes and incredible gardens. Melbourne has all of this on offer only moments away from each location. Some couples like to leave the location scouting solely to the photographer and others like to personally choose their own.
As a couple, take a moment to think about what truly represents you and select locations that inspire you, excite you or simply choose locations you love the look of. I like to say to my couples that it’s not solely about the locations but also about how you feel. Once you are feeling confident, beautiful and mighty fine you will light up any location we travel to! I do work together with my clients to find unique Melbourne wedding locations, maybe something off the beaten track, or maybe you prefer something grand and demanding.
I am regularly in the city photographing engagement and weddings and I love it! I love the excitement and energy of being in the city. Take a look below at some city wedding & engagement portrait locations to obtain some inspiration for your big day.
Alex and Jake started their engagement session with a cocktail to calm the nerves. I snapped this image down Smith St Collingwood and I love the colours!
Collingwood has a huge range of coloured and textural laneways. You only need to take a short stroll around the area to find your favourite laneways and streets.
Kamesburgh Mansion located in Brighton is a grand and luxurious location. Giving you the opportunity to capture both the gardens and also capture the mansion as a backdrop to your portraits. I have used the mansion as a wet weather option on several occasions and it was perfect.
Let’s not forget the simplicity of churches. Even if you didn’t get married in one you could use the historical architecture as a backdrop. There is no shortage of churches around the area and you are sure to be able to find one nice and close.
Abbotsford is only a hop skip and jump from Collingwood, it also has some gorgeous graffiti laneways that are less busy.
Helen and James visited their fave bar before the ceremony for a quick beer with friends and family. This provided me the opportunity to sneak in a quick 10 minute bridal portrait session in a unique wedding location. If you would like to add in a quick portrait session at a bar or event space please remember that your photographer will appreciate lots of natural light.
Only moments before we were to enter the reception at Quat Quatta we whipped around the corner to Ripponlea Food and Wine for a sneaky cocktail, just outside was a cute laneway that we took advantage of with Leni and Dani.
I’m always willing to push boundaries and find new Melbourne roof tops, it is one of my fave locations to shoot especially on sunset! The CBD have many to choose from, make sure you check the opening and closing times.
I am obsessed with this 1960’s original photo booth. It is set up outside Flinders St station. It’s smelly, it’s full of dust but it is also magical and full of character!
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