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Styled Wedding Shoot in Warrandyte State Park

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by Souri

Our lovely engaged friends, Kelly and Florian, agreed to do a mock wedding photo shoot for us so that we can showcase our photographic style once more.

I love to dabble in hair and make-up and Kelly’s look turned out much more than we expected. She looked stunning! There were two dresses which we had purchased for the shoot (we’re very passionate about what we do!). The first was a gorgeous Henri Josef gown which was very Balenciaga in design. I love the vintage look of it – very Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn. The second dress is a Justin Alexander gown  which I especially wanted for the dramatic effect it would give up on Mount Lofty at Warrandyte State park. It is definitely fit for a princess! Kelly looked divine in both dresses. Florian was a handsome groom in his suit. The bouquet was a mix of Kale and Proteas which were about 5kg in weight! It does get heavy after lugging it around for a while.

We started the shoot in our home in Doncaster East, which we had so much fun doing that my start time of 1pm at Mount Lofty ended up being a 3pm start! Oh boy, we had to move. Being winter, we had a couple of hours before it would get dark.  It was an overcast day with only 12 degrees for poor Kelly who had to wear the beautiful strapless dress! We were hoping for sunshine to give us a more dreamy finish to our photos, nonetheless we were pleased with the end results.

What a beautiful place Warrandyte State park is. We chose it for Mount Lofty ( the closest “mountain” to us) and the many different spots which were great photo locations. Of course we didn’t make it to all the places we had intended as it got dark on us. We really wanted some shots with Kangaroos in the background but didn’t make it in time to see them! We’ll just have to go back for more photos another day. The sunset was magnificent.

It was a fun day for all of us. Thanks Kelly and Florian, for you patience and input. We love photography and each shoot is so exciting, whether it is a mock or real wedding. The photos from this shoot are fabulous. It was hard to choose which ones to share with you. Enjoy : )




Wedding Dress Storage

Posted on: June 28th, 2012 by Souri

What to do with your wedding dress after the big day? Some people might sell the dress, some use it for “trash the dress” photo shoots and some want to keep it. You might want to use it again for a styled photo shoot later. A lot of dresses end up in storage. There is no right or wrong what to do. Before you store your dress away why not go out for a styled wedding shoot in Melbourne. We are sure you would love this …

In case you want to store your dress here is some advice:

Prior to all storage, all padding material such as shoulder pads should be removed. These materials can deteriorate with age and self stain the gown. It is best to wrap the gown in tissue and store it in a box. Storing it on a hanger can cause strain to the shoulder areas and eventual fabric deterioration. The gown should not be covered in plastic for long term storage. Platic can trap moisture and cause mildew.

You should store the gown in a cool, dry closet. Never next to a hot object or in an attic. High temperatures can accelerate oxidation and discolouration of finishes or trims. In addition, gowns should never be stored in a damp basement where moisture can cause mildew.

Before you store your dress away why not go out for a styled wedding shoot in Melbourne. We are sure you would love this …