How will you document your wedding day?

When planning your wedding, there are so many facets to organise. However there is one very particular job that should never be over looked...

Documenting the happiest day of your life should not be an afterthought, a collection of Instagram images from attendees or a quick ‘Uncle Roger is good on the Pentax, let’s handball him that job’. Photography should be at the forefront when planning your wedding budget and booking your wedding. It is the visual story of your day – a collection of memories that will tell the story of this special day, from the dress to the speeches, images for you and your family to treasure forever.

With your venue booked and photography in mind, have you scouted the space for all the photographic possibilities? Plan your big day and catch unique moments in unexpected areas by doing a walkthrough of your venue and taking notes of areas that would work for imagery. Ormond collective is a versatile venue that suits many events but truly shines when it’s the backdrop to a wedding. With multiple areas that are photo-ready you can choose between lush garden settings, under or outside the pavilion areas, a mix of old and new building backdrops both indoor and out, gorgeous deco features that will match any wedding theme.

A few of the must-have photos for your big day

  • Getting ready: A collection of natural photos before the glamour of the day begins
  • Hair and make up images 
  • Personality pic: It’s your chance to be silly and show you and your partner’s personality, possibly the least formal moment of the day!
  • The bouquet 
  • The invitation suite: a great way to tell the story of the day and all its glorious details
  • Generation photo: For those lucky enough to have grandparent relatives attending, a generational photo is a must
  • Individual bridal party shots: For both groom and bride
  • The receptions space when empty, including name cards, decor, signage & centrepieces: a perfect way to remember the details
  • The cake: Savour in its beauty before it gets eaten!
  • Fun exits: The happy couple is finally wed and leaving the ceremony covered in confetti, now who wouldn’t want that image?

Investing in a good photographer, who creates images in a style that suits your style can take time and research. Prices vary as skills vary, and you want to connect with your photographer with a mutual understanding and confidence in one another. You want to feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease which in turn create more natural photos – don’t pick a photographer simply because they offer the cheapest and fullest package, choose one with a passion for capturing your ceremony, your love and your family.

Keepsake books or wedding photo albums, made online or created by your photographer are a great added extra to have to share your story after your big day. With a collection of beautiful imagery, you can head online to create your books, filling the pages with images that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Free the bird wedding albums are a bespoke agency creating gorgeous 10″ squared books by hand.

The coffee table book lets you choose your album cover material and colours from the many options like leather, linen, silk or even a photo wrap cover. Taking imagery from your photographer will then collate and curate your photos to make your wedding storybook in archival inks.

Milk handcrafted photobooks offer premium cover fabrics, substantial board pages, stunning 6-colour printing, and an optional presentation box. Combining traditional bookmaking techniques, the finest materials and the latest print technologies to create a home for your treasured memories.

Another way to relive your special day is through Videography. A collection of photos is a fantastic way to capture moments in time, but videography can catch the whole scene. A videographer will catch an interactive perspective of your event, from behind the scenes and preparation footage to messages from your guests, you can relive your precious moments and see how your guests celebrate the day. Often merged in with professional photography, videos can act as a documentary of your day, a keepsake that can be shared and has the ability to capture genuine emotion.

Moon & Back – Born from family and close friendships, the Moon & Back team are spread all over the globe and love to travel near or far, to capture your day.

C2 Video – C2 Films provide genuinely exceptional wedding videography services across Sydney and Melbourne. Capturing your wedding day memories flawlessly and proudly helping you celebrate and remember your perfect day.

Humdrum Films – ’ Make more than wedding films’ they aim to be immersive, moving-image time capsules of a moment in your life. Something that brings joy not only weeks after the wedding, but decades too. With videos that evoke a real, tangible feeling, capturing a vibe of how you and your guests felt on your wedding day.

Photography: @loversnarrative
Venue: @ormondcollective
Stylist: @rufflesandbells
Floral: @stateofnaturefloral
Gown: @marquisebridal
Model: @viviensmodelmgmt & @maddy.daisy
HMU: @st.kristal
Stationary: @studiosilva_
Glasses, Vases, Cutlery & Crockery: @thedesigndepothire

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