"He is best wedding photographer you can find in Melbourne." Even three years after Monica and Chris’s wedding, they still highly recommend us to their cousins and friends.

Modern, timeless and storytelling. We love seamlessly capturing wedding photos that flow like breezes and poems. I know that plenty Melbourne wedding photographers describe their wedding photography style as natural and candid, and so do we.

BUT.

We want to take it a step further. We endeavor to blend our artistic sense with the couple's personal touch and wedding vibe, in the name of Muses.

We are coffee enthusiasts and A-Team of wedding photographers based in Melbourne. Over the last 10 years, we have brought smiles to many brides and grooms. Yet, we still remain true to our original aspiration to photograph the next wedding.

 

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TREE STUDIO Story

Who am I?

Why I established TREE STUDIO?

I don’t have a drama story to entertain you, like someone who received an old camera as a birthday gift from his dad when he was 8 years old and discovered the world through his lens.

My story is rather ordinary and even plain.

I used to working at the most famous wedding photography studio in Melbourne in 2012 spring. My teacher, John, also was the studio manager who had the best technique of photography in Melbourne and renowned for his extended wedding photography experience.

I had to admire John’s deep knowledge on using flashlights and almost perfect photography compositions in Melbourne. He is a Multi-Award-Winning wedding photographer of AIPP, WPPI.

From my memory, peers of wedding photographers in Melbourne called him Master John.

I started learning wedding photography from being Master John’s photographer assistant in the first year, his teaching manner was rigors but master John also asserted I was one of his talented photography student among his followers.

He implied me many times that I would be his successor one day.

The second year summer, Master John gave me the main wedding photographer role, I was finally allowed to shoot a wedding on my own.

In the beginning, I used lots of advantage of knowledge learning from John, he demonstrated the wedding formalities and how to pose the wedding couples effectively, I immersed my wedding photography in perfect composition and sophisticated poses.

I felt self-satisfied, not only from Master John applause and also a decent income from his wedding photography studio.

One night I looked through my recent work of wedding photography as normal, Master John asked us to review our own wedding photos regularly and keep imitating his masterpiece of wedding photography as daily task.

I suddenly realized all my recent wedding photos looked very similar, same poses, same perfect compositions, skilful flash technique. However, those wedding photos didn’t have any spirit within: it can’t reflect the wedding couple’s personalities nor their authentic emotions.

Unfortunately, I encountered my bottleneck on wedding photography. I doubt I didn’t own the talent as Master John described.

I was guessing I interfered the bride and groom too much, particular during the location photo. In simple words, I gave too many directions and took away the wedding couple’s freedom.

During my bottleneck time, my wedding photography philosophy was influenced by a Britain photographer who mastered in documentary and photojournalist shooting style.

The documentary styled photography aims to capture the social event in an uninterrupted and honest manner. I was curious whether I could apply this documentary photography manner into the field of wedding photography.

In the following wedding, I tried to only give the bridal party necessary directions and keep them freely to engage to each other, relax and fully enjoy their wedding day.

I used my observation skills to capture the best moments of their wedding day and real emotions.

The result was much beyond my expectation, the new wedding photography looked different and authentically reflected the wedding couple’s personal touch and wedding vibe with rich emotions. I gave my new wedding photography style a good name - natural and candid wedding photography.

I couldn’t wait to share this new wedding photography idea to master John and wish to get his appreciation. I bring my recent wedding photographs to the studio next day.

When I came to the studio, Master John was having a meeting with the newly engaged couple and showcasing his awarded wedding photography, I sat on the hard couch and waited him to praise my photos.

The waiting was extremely long. One hour passed, eventually the wedding couple paid the deposit and left John’ studio happily. Then I walked towards John:’ Hi John, I want to show you my recent photos, I have discovered new style of wedding photography.’

‘Oh, let me take a look my talented student’s work.’ Master John always like to see my photos and show my work to his followers and he said I am the photographer who shared the closest approach to his wedding photography style.

John took my USB and looked through my photos, he kept looking for more than 10 minutes and didn’t even say one word and showed some sullen expression.

I have never seen John with this sort of facial expression when he was reviewing my photos, indeed, he criticized badly on his other student photographer’s work.

There is no doubt, he is utterly the most authoritative wedding photographer in studio, not because he is the most skilful photographer, also he is the manager.

However, it was the first time that he showed such expressions when reviewing my wedding photos.

‘Why you didn’t give the couple directions?’ Master John questioned me ‘only 2 years, you became lazy like others’

I didn’t understand what Master John meant and tried to explain ‘I wanted to give the couple more room to discover their true emotions and take more natural and candid wedding photography’

Master John suddenly stood up and turn to fiercely angry. ‘The photos are so bad, I can’t even find single one with good composition, the couple’s postures look random, the photos don’t look like they are taken by a professional wedding photographer at all!’

‘Yes, they were taken by professional wedding photographer, me, your best pupil, but from different perspective?’

‘Do you dare to challenge me?” John increased his volume.

I can’t breathe and attempted to avoid his gaze.

‘LISTEN TO ME OR GO AWAY!”

I surrendered. Not only I respect master John, he taught me everything, also I can’t afford to lose a reliable income from John’s wedding photography company.

I promised I won’t do it again and ran off in a great panic from his office.

I came back to home; I felt I dropped into a dilemma.

I asked myself: Shall I give up my own approach of natural and candid wedding photography or just be John’s good student and inmate his style without my own consciousness?

I realized that every wedding couple wants to be themselves rather than be overly posed and interrupted. No matter a wedding photo has the perfect composition and pose, if all the photo looks exactly same with no spirit within, what is the meaning to a real wedding?

My conscience was suffering.

Who am I?

Be Master John’s good student or insist my own conception on wedding photography.

I love my teacher, but I love my candid wedding photography even more!

In the next wedding, I insisted my own candid wedding photography and I received good feedback from the wedding couple.

One day, master John called me to his office alone. There was no surprise I lost my job.

‘I did give you chance, leave my company now, your deserved it.’ This was our last conversation.

I received a last payment of $1450 from Master John a week later, he always kept his commitment.

Master John is generous person, great teacher and best wedding photography mentor in Melbourne. But we have different views.

The life shall go on, I didn’t worry too much about my wedding photography career. Nevertheless, I am one of the best pupils of master John’s and I have my own candid wedding photography style.

I believed I can have my own wedding clients very soon.

However, the reality crashed my dream immediately. Being a great wedding photographer and running a business is different story, I didn’t get to shoot one wedding in the 6 months after I left John’s wedding photography studio.

I manifestly realized the greatness of master John, he is not only a great photographer, he also has strong sense on business.

Life is so short, no time to waste.

I shall start from the fundamental preparation, I needed a brand name, considering my natural and candid wedding photography philosophy. ‘Tree’ has natural and organic meaning; it is great symbolic meaning for my own brand.

Moreover, I expected my wedding couple’s marriage life to be similar with Trees: solid and happy. I called my own wedding photography studio- TREE STUDIO.

In the next 3 months, I performed intensive and well-organized preparation, establishing website, designing brand as well as setting the marketing strategy.

To distinguish from other famous wedding photographers in Melbourne, I created unique wedding photography brand and the brand matches seamlessly and consistently with my own candid wedding photography style.

The business slowly got better, I got 17 weddings in the second year. Compare to John’s wedding photography studio, his company was like a mammoth while TREE STUDIO was like a little ant.

Tree studio grew like a tree’s sapling, rooted deeply into the earth. I believed one day Tree studio would become like John’s company.

In late August of 2015, I met one wedding couple at my studio, they are Greek. They were planning a big wedding, 350 guests. This kind of client is a big opportunity for a new company.

They sincerely told me that I was the third wedding photographer they met, they met master John a week earlier, their parents quite liked John’s classic wedding photography style.

The bride and groom are not traditional Greek; they liked modern contemporary styled wedding photography. They wanted their photos to look natural, candid and spontaneous.

They were hesitated between master John’s giant company and my little company.

Master John had the absolute advantage, the bride’s parents agreed to pay for the wedding photography cost and they preferred to book an experienced and reputable company like master John’ company.

I know my candid wedding photography did appeal the wedding couple’s true perspective. I didn’t let them know that master John is my mentor, apparently the story between John and me.

When I found out they can hardly make a decision.

I told them:’ comply with your free will, it is your own wedding, you don’t need to please other person’

I complied with my own free will and established Tree studio. Today, I gave them the same suggestion.

Almost two weeks after, they paid the deposit into Tree studio’s account. I wouldn’t say my candid wedding photography win over John’s classic style. Everyone shall have the right to pursuit their own freedom.

In the next few years, there were inevitable competitions between master John’s company and TREE STUDIO. Sometime he won, sometime we won.

TREE STUDIO grew rapidly, some fresh and talented wedding photographer joined my team. Mark is one outstanding photographer among the new photographers; he is smart and well educated.

Mark’s mum is a violist and dad is an architect. He was desperately fascinated with Renaissance art.

Mark had some photography experience in real estate before he joined my team, this experience helped him to get capability to be a good wedding photographer just in 8 months, he knew what the client’s need in terms of wedding photography.

Mark quickly became one of best wedding photographers in TREE STUDIO and received a lot of good reviews from couples.

Gradually, I found he had the awareness of his own fine art wedding photography style.

Mark partly agreed with my natural and candid wedding photography however he suggested we shall use our aesthetic sense to get good resonation with wedding couple’s personal touch and emotion.

Along with Mark received more better reviews than me. The arrogance and envy drove me to ignore Mark’s suggestion blindly.

The confliction appeared to the surface, in the beginning Mark and me just argued our different opinions privately.

Few months later, Mark even affirmed that he dislikes my wedding photography in public, in front of other photographers at Tree studio’s meeting room.

I couldn’t control my sentiment instantly and increased my voice volume in front of group of other colleagues in Tree studio meeting room.

’ LISTEN TO ME OR GO AWAY” I said firmly.

Mark didn’t offend me with even one word and he walked out the Tree studio meeting room quietly.

I felt regret and ashamed straight away after all people left room, I sat in the empty meeting room alone and ask myself.

Who am I?

Why I repeated same words like master John did to me 5 year ago.

There is no right and wrong with candid wedding photography, there is no excuse for me constraining Mark’s fine art wedding photography and his awareness.

Everyone should have their own pursue. Like a tree, there are many roots to nurture the tree itself to keep life flourish. Same, TREE STUDIO should absorb different views.

The next day, I completely revealed my thought, Mark accepted my apology and our relationship is even better than before, we worked together like a team even more.

I rethink the relationship between master John and me and our different point of views towards wedding photography style.

I then dialled John’s phone number; I haven’t called this most familiar number for almost 5 years.

Just in few seconds, dear John, my mentor, spoke to me like 5 years ago.

‘Hi my best boy, how’s going?’

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Gabrielle DrumGabrielle Drum
12:44 02 Mar 24
We hired TREE Studio for our wedding in October 2023. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience working with the team. From our first meeting with William, we knew we would be in good hands. Neither of us are naturally photogenic and both are quite awkward in front of the camera but Nick, our photographer, did an amazing job of ensuring we were at ease and capturing us at our best. He blended in on the day and was never imposing throughout. He captured our personalities and our story so well. We could not be happier with our photos and would recommend TREE very highly to anyone considering them for their big day.
Wen ZhenWen Zhen
09:12 23 Jan 24
We are absolutely delighted by the quality work done by James (photographer) and Ivan (videographer). Special callout to William as well on art direction. All were on point, professional and kind, you can trust they know what they are doing. Practically every shot was perfect, exceeded our expectations. We have already went through the video and photos captures multiple times. And each time, it has only brought us joy and delight, reminding my partner and I one of the most beautiful days in our life.Thank you so much guys. You've all been so good to work with. We couldn't have chosen better.
Cara MonacoCara Monaco
11:13 21 Nov 23
Tree Studio Photography & Videography were truly amazing to work with. In my initial consult, William was fantastic and helpful. He answered every question and also provided helpful suggestions and ideas for photo locations.When our big day rolled around, we were lucky enough to have Nick as our photographer and Mark as our videographer. These two were a great team, they kept on schedule and assisted in our day running smoothly. Our bridal party felt very comfortable with them and they put a smile on all of our faces all day!All of our final photos and the videos are beyond spectacular, we couldn't be happier.Thank you to the entire team!
Emily HobsonEmily Hobson
03:35 11 Nov 23
I highly recommend using Tree Studio for your big day! My husband and I don't consider ourselves particularly photogenic, and we were reluctant to have a lot of 'staged' photos done. Nick put us totally at ease, and captured a perfect mix of classical shots (where we actually look really glam!) with more fun/energetic shots that showcase our personalities. We also asked for a lot of candid shots of our guests, both relaxing and hitting the dance floor, and got exactly that. We feel that Tree Studios captured one of the most fun day's of our lives in a way that lets us relive it in the best way possible. Thank you!
Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu
02:49 10 Nov 23
Tree Studio is absolutely amazing! We are immensely grateful to Angela, William, Nick and the entire tree studio for crafting this breathtaking memory. It surpasses our wildest expectations in terms of beauty.Working with the entire team has been an absolute pleasure. William, you've been remarkably helpful and delightful throughout the preparations. Nick, your guidance and support on the day were outstanding, and your friendly and relaxed approach made everything even more special. These shots are truly indescribable.Angela and the post-production team, the love and energy from the day shine through in the music and flow of the film. We can genuinely feel it.We can't wait to enthusiastically recommend Tree Studio to our friends and family. Thank you!
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    Top 20 Wedding Photography Locations in Melbourne

    Are you looking to take stunning wedding photography in Melbourne but wondering which photo location is best for you? I’m a Melbourne wedding photographer, your local guide. I want to reveal the top 20 photo locations in Melbourne for breathtaking wedding photography in categories: garden, beach, heritage as well as modern architectures. This simple guide will help our bride-to-be in Melbourne to choose wedding photo locations that fits best with her wedding style.

    Garden Wedding Photography Location in Melbourne

    Albert Park Lake

    Set on almost 600 acres of Parkland, the Albert Park Lake and its surrounding gardens is simply one of the best places in Melbourne for candid wedding photography.

    With the presence of several famous wedding venues within this Melbourne park such as the Park, the Carousel and Greenfields, the Albert Park Lake is usually the first location for wedding photography after the ceremony.

    Within the Albert Park Lake, you will find swans, tropical trees, boats on lake, and of course the entire Melbourne city skyline, which provide a perfect backdrop for candid wedding photography.

    See real wedding photography at Albert Park Lake

    Address: 33 Lakeside Dr, Albert Park VIC

    Fitzroy Gardens

    When you are celebrating your wedding in the Melbourne CBD, and want to feature some nature and greenery into your wedding photography, then the Fitzroy Gardens is one of the best garden photo locations you should consider.

    Within a close distance to some major wedding venues in Melbourne such as the Old Treasury Building as well as the Grand Hyatt, the Fitzroy Gardens offers great convenience for wedding photography on the day.

    Within this Melbourne photo location, you will find tree lines, the Conservatory, the River God Fountain and the Temple of the Wind, which provide a natural background for your wedding photography.

    See Real wedding photography at Fitzroy Gardens

    Address: Lansdowne St, East Melbourne VIC 3002

    Kamesburgh Gardens Brighton

    Located in Brighton, the Kamesburgh Gardens is one of the best garden locations in Bayside Melbourne for candid wedding photography. Featuring a sandstone historic mansion, lush lawn, palm trees and a fountain, there are plenty of wedding photo opportunities within.

    Closely located to many Bayside Melbourne venues such as the Brighton Savoy as well as the Ormond Collective , the Kamesburgh Gardens can also be used as a wedding ceremony location prior to your wedding photography session.

    With the vintage mansion as well as the palm trees, wedding photography inside this Melbourne photo locations will be benefited with a touch of ‘Roman Holiday’ vibe.

    See real wedding photography at Kamesburgh Gardens

    Address: 78 North Road, Brighton, VIC

    Contact: (03) 9599 4444

    Royal Botanic Gardens

    Set on 100 hectares of lands and lakes, the Royal Botanic Gardens represent one of the best garden locations for candid wedding photography in Melbourne.

    Within the park, couples can also choose from multiple wedding receptions such as the Terrace and the Garden House as well as ceremony locations, making this Melbourne garden an all-in-one place for weddings.

    Being a large state park, the Royal Botanic Gardens provide endless opportunities for wedding photography. Some of the famous photo locations inside this Melbourne park include the Tropical Glasshouse, the Fern Gully, the Guilfoyle’s Volcano as well as the Wind Temple.

    A $200 permit is required for wedding photography inside this Melbourne park.

    See real wedding photography at Royal Botanic Gardens

    Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra 3141

    Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

    Located in East Melbourne, the Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding gardens is the ultimate place for candid wedding photography. Closely located to major wedding venues such as the Glasshaus Inside as well as the Regal Ballroom, its prime location provides great travelling convenience.

    Within the park, you will find the historic Melbourne buildings, fountains, tree lines as well as the contemporary museum giving a mix of vintage, natural and modern backdrops for wedding photography.

    If you are planning to do wedding photography at one location near Melbourne CBD but don’t want to travel too far, the Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding gardens is the perfect choice.

    See real wedding photography at Carlton Gardens

    Address: 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 30

    St Kilda Botanical Gardens

    Located in Melbourne’s inner south suburb, the St Kilda Botanical Gardens is the go-to choice for extraordinary wedding photography for bride who is getting married at venues such as the Quat Quatta and the Harbour Room.

    Though not as big as other garden locations in Melbourne, the St Kilda gardens has got all elements you need for stunning wedding photography. The Rose Garden, the Rainman Fountain and its pond, the conservatory and the palm line path are just some options for backdrops of your wedding photos.

    The only con is a $100 wedding photography permit is required at this Melbourne garden.

    See real wedding photography at St Kilda Botanical Gardens

    Address: 11 Herbert St, St Kilda VIC 3182

    Contact: (03) 9209 6777

    Modern Wedding Photography Location in Melbourne

    Australian Center for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

    The Australian Center for Contemporary Art is the location to go in Melbourne if you are looking to do modern styled wedding photography.

    Set on Stuart Street, it is also closely located to wedding venues such as the Luminare and the Canvas House.

    With a contemporary architecture backdrop, and spacious parking room at front, the ACCA is the first choice for stunning car wedding photography if the bridal party is riding on extra-long limo or multiple sports and vintage cars.

    See real wedding photography at ACCA

    Address: 111 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006

    Chanel Melbourne City

    The Chanel Boutique is a popular location for bride who wants to do modern and elegant look wedding photography.

    Set on Flinders Lane, the Chanel Boutique is closely located to many major wedding venues such as the Grand Hyatt as well as the NGV.

    Featuring a contemporary architectural render wall, as well as the elegant glass windows, the Chanel boutique Melbourne offers a modern and minimalistic backdrop for wedding photography.

    See real wedding photography at the Chanel Melbourne

    Address: 140 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Hosier Lane

    As one of the most iconic places for Melbourne’s street art, the Hosier Lane represents one popular destination for modern wedding photography.

    With a stone’s throw distance to major wedding venues such as the Metropolis Events and the OId Treasury Building .

    Walking into this cultural lane in Melbourne, you will find stone walls filled with vibrant colours of edgy graffiti and stencils. The Hosier Lane is the perfect place to feature some unique vibe onto your wedding photography.

    See real wedding photography at the Hosier Lane

    Address: Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

    Set on St Kilda Rd, the National Gallery of Victoria is a less-known photo location for modern style wedding photography.

    With a close distance to wedding venues such as the Luminare as well as the Carousel, the National Gallery of Victoria’s prime location offers convenience of travelling.

    Within the national museum, you will find stained glass ceiling with cathedral height, edgy contemporary art display room which all provide a unique and modern backdrop for wedding photography.

    See real wedding photography at NGV

    Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006

    Contact: (03) 8620 2222

    Design Hub, RMIT University

    Scattered in the Melbourne CBD, the Design Hub of the RMIT University one of the most sough-after location for modern look wedding photography. Set on Swanston Street, the RMIT University is closely located to the majority of Melbourne city wedding venues as well as venues in Collingwood, such as the Collingwood Children Farm and the Glasshaus Inside .

    Outside this modern Melbourne wedding photo location, you will find the round mirror rendered wall and the pathway with full height glass on sides which together bring a modern and contemporary feel onto your wedding photography.

    However, the only shortcoming of this wedding photo location is the parking issue. It is advisable to have a driver on duty so the bridal party can jump off car and start doing wedding photography right away.

    Address: Building 100, Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3000

    Heritage Wedding Photography Location in Melbourne

    Victoria Barracks

    Located on St Kilda Road in Southbank, Victoria Barracks offers impressive backdrop of 19th century building for wedding photography. The green covered stone wall, trees and manicured lawns making it the first choice of wedding photo location for bride is getting married at nearby venues such as the Metropolis Events and the Mon Bijou.

    One key factor that turns the Victoria Barracks into one of the most popular location in Melbourne for wedding photography is the ivy on the stonewall. And what’s more impressive is the ivy changes from green to red during autumn.

    See real wedding photography at Victoria Barracks

    Address: 256 – 310 St Kilda Road Melbourne

    Contact: 1300 333 362

    Parliament House

    Set on Spring Street, the Parliament House is the heritage wedding photography location that every Melbourne bride talks about.

    With a close distance from major wedding ceremony venues such as the Old Treasury Building as well as the Carlton Gardens , the Parliament House is the first choice for wedding photo location after couples are officially married.

    Constructed from 1855, the Parliament House is the perfect location in Melbourne for vintage and classic styled wedding photography. The grand stair, pillar stone as well as the vintage doors offer a grand, classic and historic backdrop for wedding photos.

    One advice on taking wedding photography at the Parliament House is to make sure you leave a buffer time on your wedding schedule, as it is one of the busiest wedding photo locations in Melbourne during weekends.

    See real wedding photography at Parliament House

    Address: Spring Street, East Melbourne

    South Melbourne Town Hall

    Located on Bank Street, the South Melbourne Town Hall is a historic civic building that is perfect for classic look wedding photography. With pillars tones as well as the stairs available for background, this wedding photo location is often regarded as the ‘mini Parliament House’ by wedding photographers.

    Being a much quitter place for wedding photography, you can enjoy a relaxing wedding photo session at the South Melbourne Town Hall. And the spacious space at front is ideal for some car shots as well.

    Finally, the South Melbourne Town Hall is also closely located to famous wedding venues such as the Luminare as well as the Park .

    See real wedding photography at South Melbourne Town Hall

    Address: Fishley St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

    Spice Market

    Set on Beaney Lane in Melbourne CBD, the Spice Market is a secretive wedding photo location for unique and exotic wedding photography. The Middle Eastern decorations and the ambient lightings inside all provide a vibrant and subterranean style backdrop for wedding photos.

    Closely located to Melbourne CBD wedding venues such as the Mon Bijou and the Grand Hyatt. The Spice Market stays as an ideal choice for wedding photography during the break of reception.

    The only con I could think of this wedding photo location is you need to pay $350 for 1.5 hours photography session.

    See real wedding photography at Spice Market

    Address: Beaney Lane off Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia (adjacent Grand Hyatt Melbourne)

    Contact: (03) 9660 3777

    Melbourne University

    Founded in 1853, the heritage Melbourne University offers one of the most stunning backdrops for wedding photography. Being the oldest university in Victoria and a true icon of Melbourne, there are hundreds of newlyweds come here to take wedding photos each year.

    Featuring lawns, baroque styled heritage buildings as well as stone paths, wedding photography done inside the Melbourne University will be added with a touch of vintage and timeless feel.

    Contact: 8344 4490

    Old Arts: building 149

    See real wedding photography at Melbourne University


    University of Melbourne, Old Arts Building, College Cres, Parkville VIC 3052

    Labassa Mansion

    Situated in Caufield North, the Labassa Mansion represents one of the best heritage locations for wedding photography. Listed as one of the national trusts, the mansion features an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features.

    Inside the Labassa Mansion, you will find embossed and glided wallpapers to magnificent stained-glass window, offering a luxury and vintage backdrop for wedding photography.

    One shortcoming for this heritage wedding photo location in Melbourne is you will need to pay an $800 permit in order to take wedding photography inside.

    Address: 2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North VIC 3161

    Contact: (03) 9527 6295

    Beach Wedding Photography Location in Melbourne

    Princes Pier Port Melbourne

    Set in Port Melbourne, the Princes Pier is one of the best wedding photography locations that offers stunning ocean view. It is a perfect photo location when you are celebrating your wedding at inner South suburb wedding venues such as the Luminare and want to add some ‘sea breezes’ to your wedding photography.

    Standing on the Princes Pier in Port Melbourne, you will find the expansive coastal view, the Tasmania Spirit and original wooden pillars to be featured as the backdrop for candid wedding photography.

    However, being a coastal wedding photo location, one thing to bear in mind is the Melbourne weather as the wind near the sea can mess your dress and hair.

    See real wedding photography at Princes Pier

    Address: Pier St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

    Gem Pier Williamstown

    If you are getting married at one of the Northern suburb wedding venues such as the Lakeside Banquet & Convention Centre and the Luxor Function Centre and looking to do some beach wedding photography, then the Gem Pier is arguably the best places you should consider.

    With the combination of the historical essence, stunning ocean view as well as the Melbourne city skyline, the Gem Pier offers a picturesque background for stunning wedding photography.

    See real wedding photography at Gem Pier

    Address: 1 Syme St, Williamstown VIC 3016

    Brighton Beach Melbourne

    The Brighton Beach represents one of the most sought-after beach locations for wedding photography. With a few kilometres of stunning coastline, the Brighton Beach is just across the road to the famous Brighton Savoy.

    If you are looking for a vivid and stunning backdrop for your wedding photography, you can’t go wrong with the Brighton Beach and its colourful bathing boxes.

    Just by walking along the beach and engaging to your loved one, you can get some of the most candid wedding photos at Brighton Beach. It is also a great idea to come out during a break between the reception formalities and do some stunning sunset wedding photography at Brighton Beach.

    See real wedding photography at Brighton Beach

    Address: Esplanade, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186 Australia

    That’s all on the top 20 wedding photo locations for stunning wedding photography in Melbourne, if you have more questions regarding wedding photography, please don’t hesitate to contact TREE STUDIO.

    Wedding photography tips

    Groom getting ready

    As a wedding photographer in Melbourne, I would generally start from the groom’s getting ready on the day. Not only because it would leave more time for the bride and bridesmaid to finish their makeup, but the groom needs to be at the ceremony location prior.

    We usually spend 1 – 1.5 hour at the groom’s place to film his accessories, getting ready photos as well as family photos. However, depending on bridal party size and religious ceremony, the time might take longer.

    To ensure natural and candid wedding photography, when I first arrive at the groom’s place, I would help to tidy up the items in the room to make sure we get a cleaner background for the photos.

    Then we will move on to take photo for the groom’s accessories, these usually include groom and groomsmen’s suit, gifts, wedding band, watch, in vitiation card as well as pocket flowers.

    After the accessory shots, it will be time for the boys to dress up. During that time, we will be only giving necessary directions on details such as the background as well as lighting. The idea is to let the boys have fun and enjoy themselves, while they take over the getting ready by themselves, we can capture the authentic moments.

    Bride getting ready

    The bride getting ready session would usually take somewhere between 1.5 – 2 hours, depending on the number of bridesmaid as well as their cultural rituals. One important tip that I always send out to brides is to make sure the makeup artist to finish all the makeup before the wedding photographer arrive.

    As a candid wedding photographer ,I’d suggest bride to use the larger and brighter room in the house for her getting ready session. The larger space allows the bride to walk around in the room easily as well as showing off her beautiful dress train. And better lighting gives an extra boost to the bride’s skin tone.

    For bridal dress, every couture bridal dress has its own design, such as beading or longer train. When shooting the bridal getting ready, instead of putting the bride at one point in the room, we always invite her to walk around so we can find the most flattering and nature angle of her.

    Ceremony and Family photos

    The wedding ceremony would usually be the first location where you finally get to meet your loved one, and it is totally fine if you feel any nerves. As wedding photographer, it is most importantly that you let your emotion take over, so I can capture wedding photography with real emotions, tears and laughter. Eventually, it’s those authentic moments that really matter.

    Basically, during the ceremony, I would take care of pretty much everything about wedding photography while you spend time tying the knot with your loved one.

    After your wedding ceremony, I would always give time to your guests to let them come to you and say congratulations. After that, I would arrange group photos and family photos to be done somewhere nearby with a nice background. However, one tip I would like to give to every couple on family photos is to make family photo list. Having a list in hand could save you tons of time on arranging people.

    Wedding photo locations

    After wedding ceremony, it would then be time for couple to do Melbourne wedding photo locations. And it is frankly one of the most important part regarding to couple’s wedding photography: wedding photo location is the only time on the day that couple can be alone with just their bridal party, and they can take that time and enjoy the happiness of being just married. Another reason is wedding photo location is where the wedding photographer like me can use his creativity to capture stunning wedding photography of the couples.

    Apart from being relaxed and ignore my camera, one thing I would always emphasis about wedding photo locations is its planning. Lots of bride and groom find it difficult to plan their wedding photo locations on their own, that’s why I would always arrange a pre-wedding consolation with the couple at Tree Studio to mainly discuss and plan their wedding photo locations.

    Every wedding is different and every couple want to do different styles of wedding photography and go to different locations. However, to do sufficient wedding location photos to add into the wedding album, I suggest to set at least one hour for the session. And keep in mind to add travelling time if you are looking to do multiple photo locations.

    And always ask advice on wedding photo locations to us so you would know if the place is worth going or if it needs a photography permit.

    Wedding reception

    Last and but not the least, bride and groom will then head to their wedding reception as their final destination on their wedding day. The couple has spent lots of efforts and time on their dream wedding reception, so it’s important for us to capture the decoration and overall setup of the reception when we first arrive.

    During your reception, we will always follow the documentary styled wedding photography manner to capture bridal party entrance, first dance and speeches. It is advisable that the couple to hand me a run sheet on night formalities, so I know better what to expect.


    To get more wedding inspiration and see more our work , you could visit our website or contact us .

    Wedding photography terminology



    In the field of professional wedding photography, there are lots of jargons that photographers use. Are you planning on meeting with your Melbourne wedding photographer? Below is a list of wedding photography terminology from A-Z to help you nail you first meeting.

    Accessory photos: detailed photos of the bride and groom’s accessories that they wear on the day. Accessory photos are usually captured during the getting ready phase in the morning.

    Adventure wedding photography: also known as elopement wedding photography. It usually involves just the couple and the wedding photographer, and sometimes maybe a small bridal party, travelling interstate/international to do stunning wedding photography.

    Affordable wedding photography package in Melbourne: according to the Easy Wedding industry report year of the 2019, the average spending on wedding photography cost in Melbourne was $2914 and $2963 in Australia.

    Album: a photobook that showcases your highlights of wedding photography. After you wedding, your wedding photographer will work with you on picking out your favourite wedding photos as well as designing them into the album.

    Asian wedding photography: Asian weddings would usually involve lots of traditional rituals and ceremonies, such as the tea ceremony as well as the Chinese Lion Dance in the night. Those are some of the most important part to be captured as part of the Asian wedding photography.

    Basic/half day (6 hours ) wedding photography package: a half day 6 hours wedding photography package provides basic yet sufficient coverage to those who are on a budget. The wedding photography session would start from the wedding ceremony and finish roughly after the couple’s first dance. It would somehow miss the getting ready part of the bride and groom in the morning.

    Black & white wedding photography: the wedding photos will be either shot or post-edited in monocoloured, to boast a more vintage and timeless feel.

    Bokeh: a kind of effect in photography which is an eye-flattering blur part produced in the out-of-focus parts produced by the camera lens. The bokeh can boast a romantic dreamy look onto wedding photos.

    Boudoir photography: a sexy and sensual wedding photography session where the bride will be photographed while she dressed in lingerie or partially nude in luxury and elegant surroundings. The Boudoir photography is the perfect way to surprise your loved one after the wedding.

    Budget wedding photographer: a budget wedding photographer is someone who thinks about their couple. He would discuss the options on couple’s vendors and become part of the couple’s wedding planning.

    Candid (natural)wedding photography: also known as documentary styled wedding photography, the candid wedding photography focus on capturing the natural, unposed moments on the wedding day. A candid wedding photographer would avoid give too many directions to the couple when shooting.

    Colour temperature: colour of light that is illuminating. In simpler words, how cold or warm the wedding photography looks. Colder image will look blueish and warmer image will look yellowish.

    Creative wedding photography: wedding photography that may involves creative props or poses. Examples include smoke bomb wedding photography, silhouette photography.

    Crystal cover wedding albums: the crystal wedding albums have a designable hard cover made with metallic sheen and acrylic overlay. The advantage of a crystal cover includes thinner pages as well as lighter weights, and the album pages are also more durable.

    Custom leather wedding albums: featuring leather cover at the front and the end, it offers your wedding album a classic look as well as durability. You can also custom design your leather wedding album by adding your names or initials on the front page.

    Deposit: a small amount of money to be paid to wedding photographer in order to secure your wedding date.

    Documentary /photojournalism/reportage wedding photography: an approach of wedding photography that aims capture wedding in a natural and honest way. Without too many directions, the wedding photographer focuses on capturing the bride and groom’s natural emotions and interactions.

    Drone wedding photography: also known as aerial wedding photography, the wedding photographer will utilize his drone to capture photos from above, mainly to showcase beautiful landscape and the couples.

    Editorial wedding photography: based on fashion photography, editorial wedding photography utilizes expressive compositions as well as dramatic lighting to showcase couple’s wedding as well as their personalities.

    Elopement wedding photography: elopement wedding typically means a couple running off and marrying suddenly and in secret. They are usually only companied by just a celebrant, a witness as well as a wedding photographer.

    Engagement wedding photography: also referred as engagement session, it is typically a photography session arranged prior to the couple’s wedding day to capture their joy and excitement before their marriage.

    Enlargement: the physical prints of your enlarged wedding photography. At Tree Studio, we offer our couples enlargement prints sized from 14*11 inch to 36*24 inch.

    Family photo list: a list includes the shot lists with your family members’ names. The family photo list can help you and the wedding photographer to quickly arrange people and save more time for wedding photo locations.

    Fine art prints: fine prints that are made with high-quality archival inks on acid-free fine papers printed by high-resolution printers. The fine art prints are sought after by artists as well as wedding photographer as they are referred as one of the best materials to showcase wedding photography.

    Fine art wedding photography: a style of wedding photography where the wedding photographer crafts the couple’s wedding story through lens with artistic images. Like editorial wedding photography, it utilizes dramatic lighting as well as creative composition to capture the couples.

    First look wedding photos: the wedding photographer captures the couple see each other privately first time on their wedding day prior to their wedding ceremony. The photographer will be able to capture their joy, tears and emotions during the first look.

    Full day wedding photography package: the full day package usually includes coverage time from 10-12 hours, and will cover pretty much all the activities of the bride and groom on the wedding day, from getting ready all the way to reception.

    Indian wedding photography: involves capturing lots of traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies, such as the Sangeet party as well as Hindu ceremony.

    Jewish wedding photography: there are lots of rituals will happen on a Jewish wedding, it’s important for a wedding photographer to capture such as the Ketubah, chuppah as well as breaking the glass.

    JPEG: the most widely used format for photos. After editing your wedding photography, the wedding photographer will send you all the beautiful photos in JPEG format.

    Last minute wedding photographer: refer to wedding photographer booked by couple whose wedding is usually due within a month.

    Leather/fabric album album: common wedding albums usually come in two cover texture, the leather offers more classy look and the fabric one offers more natural and rustic look.

    Lebanese wedding photography: dancing, drumming, those are some of most important parts of a Lebanese wedding for wedding photographer to capture.

    Lens flare: an effect caused when light is scattered into the camera lens creating a dreamy and romantic look on the photos.

    Location photos: the wedding photography session of the couple and their bridal party usually arranged after the wedding ceremony and before the reception. The couple can choose several wedding photo locations with beautiful sceneries to do their wedding photography.

    Modern (contemporary) wedding photography: the artistic photos of the bride and groom that the photographer takes separately from the group photos and reportage shots. Modern wedding photography will be captured in a more unique, creative angle.

    Photography permit: some famous wedding photo locations such as the Victoria Barrack as well as the Royal Botanical Gardens require a photography permit in order for you to take wedding photography inside.

    Photoshop: after your wedding day, your wedding photos will be enhanced in photoshop by the editors.

    Pre-wedding consultation: a meeting between couple and their wedding photographer that usually arranged a month prior to the wedding date. During the meeting, they can discuss their wedding day timeline, photo locations as well as other things that helps the wedding photographer to have better control on the day.

    Pre-wedding photoshoot: a photography session that involves just the couple and the wedding photographer which takes place before the wedding.

    Proofing: the process where the wedding photographer or editor closely selecting the wedding photos. Unwanted photos such as eyes-closed ones will be removed.

    Raw files: the original files that the camera captured, they are large in size and are better to be edited and converted into JPEG formats.

    Retouching: editing process where the wedding photographer or editor closely editing and enhancing the details of the wedding photography, such as the lighting as well as the skin tone.

    Rustic wedding photography: Rustic wedding photography style suits best for couples who are getting married at countryside or places away from the urban. The photography is to focus on revealing the natural vibe and simplism vintage.

    Same day edit wedding photography: SDE your wedding photography captured before your reception will be edited professionally and during your reception, they will be showcased on the big screen to amaze your guests.

    Second shooter/photographer: extra wedding photographer to capture your wedding day, you will be benefited from more photos in more different angles. It is advisable to hire a second shooter when you wish to start getting ready with your loved one at the same time.

    Sparkler exit/sparkler wedding photos: wedding photography of the couples exiting the reception while the guests holding sparklers lighten up the path for them. This kind of wedding photography can boast a romantic feel and is best to used as the cover front/end page of the album.

    Stylish wedding photography: similar to editorial/creative style wedding photography, the wedding photographer will implement fashion and creativity into wedding photos by using dramatic lighting and poses.

    Sunset wedding photography: sunset period offers the best lighting condition throughout the wedding day, the couples can opt to do a sunset photo session by arranging a small break during the reception.

    Traditional wedding photography: usually involves more posing, the wedding photographer will often attempt to compose wedding photos that are very rigid, staged and classic in look. Each subject will take cue from wedding photographer and give their biggest smile.

    Travelling cost: petrol fee charged by wedding photographer if the wedding location is too far away. The travelling cost in Melbourne is usually charged at $1.2-$2 per kilometre. At Tree Studio, we only charge a travelling cost if your location is over 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.

    Unplugged wedding: when the guests are asked by the couples to switch off their phones and camera during the ceremony or other period. This prevent the wedding ceremony to be interrupted.

    Vintage style wedding photography: classy and romantic, vintage style wedding photography suits for couple who is getting married at heritage wedding venues.

    Wedding photo retouch: refers to the editing of the wedding photography after the wedding day.

    Wedding photography special offers: if you are planning a weekday wedding, or you have known the wedding photographer at a wedding expo, you might be eligible to claim special offer from them.

    Wedding portrait photo: aims towards capturing the personalities of the bride and groom by using effective lighting, backdrops and poses.

    Our Approach on Wedding Photography

    Your wedding day is your once-in-a-lifetime event, that’s why you should leave someone professional, with a quality track record to capture your big day. At Tree Studio, we have the experience and professionalism to give you the perfect wedding photos that you and your family will cherish.

    Apart from the quality, your wedding day experience matters too: we believe your wedding photography in Melbourne experience should be natural, relaxing, and fun. Our Melbourne wedding photographer’s goal is to make your special day stress-free and memorable. We pride ourselves in the approach of candid unposed wedding photography in Melbourne. On your wedding day, it will be just you, your loved one, chilling with your bridal squad while us taking photos without any interruption.

    At Tree Studio, we can guarantee you will spend your wedding day having fun, in fact probably enjoying the best day of your lives to date. And your wedding photos should be just reflecting that: Candid, energetic as well as authentic are the words sum up some nice words we receive from our lovely couples.

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    FAQ

    1Are you available on my wedding day?
    No matter how much you like any photographer in Melbourne, the first thing you should confirm is their availability. Before booking our wedding photography or videography package, please feel free to send us an inquiry via our contact page .
    2Where can we arrange to meet you?
    As a professional wedding photographer, you can meet us at our studio at 246 Coventry St South Melbourne. There is plenty of parking in front of the studio. If you are far from Melbourne city, we can also make a Zoom meeting for your convenience.
    3How far do you travel for a wedding?
    Our primary service area is Melbourne, Victoria-wide. Sometimes, we also travel to interstates such as Sydney in NSW, Hobart in TAS, etc. If your wedding venue is located outside of Victoria, please make sure to inform us in the inquiry form.
    4How do you charge a travel fee?
    We waive the travel fee if the farthest location, such as the bride and groom’s preparation address, ceremony, and reception, is within 20 km of Melbourne CBD.

    Beyond the 20 km radius, we charge $2 per kilometre per person.

    For a precise quotation, please reach out to our wedding photography consultation via email.
    5What cameras do you use?
    We employ the latest mirrorless cameras, such as the Canon R5 or Sony A7 Mark 4. This cutting-edge technology enables our photographers to focus more on communicating with the bride and groom and capturing fine details on their wedding day.

    While having quality cameras and lenses is essential, it's the expertise of a professional photographer that ensures the delivery of exceptional photos.
    6Do you use second camera?
    Yes, the second camera is not only a backup camera, but it also allows the photographer to change different lenses without too much hassle. As a rule of thumb, the wedding photographer needs to capture precious moments that only happen once.
    7What if I am not photogenic?
    Not everyone feels confident and comfortable in front of lens, and not everyone is super model, so that why you need to hire a professional wedding photographer. One of essential job for the wedding photographer to ease the stress for the bride and groom to assure the photo look natural.

    Professional wedding photographers have experience in using a better angle, lighting, and lens to make a good photo. Remember, your genuine smiles make for wonderful wedding photos.
    8What if you are sick, do you have a backup plan?
    When you think of this question, it proves that you are a thoughtful bride. The criteria of reliability are always crucial considerations for a professional wedding photographer. We are a team of wedding photographers based in Melbourne; we always have a photographer working at the studio to cover emergencies. Their daily job is editing, but if your main wedding photographer gets sick or has any unwanted accidents, the backup wedding photographer can be your lifesaver.
    9What is your wedding photography style?
    First of all, it is a trap question. Regardless of whether I describe our wedding photography as candid or classic, we risk losing one group of customers. Some brides who prefer candid wedding photography may not be fond of classical wedding photographs, as they perceive them to be outdated. Conversely, brides who admire classic wedding photography may not embrace the concept of candid wedding photography.

    How do we dance in front of these different brides? We strive to be bride-oriented wedding photographers. Drawing from Plato’s philosophy, each bride holds an idealized vision of wedding photography that may not existed in real world. As humans, we recognize that only God can create a truly perfect wedding photograph for each bride. Therefore, the perfect wedding image exists solely in the mind of the bride and not in practicality.

    If we can approximate each bride's perfect vision of wedding photography, we can inch closer to capturing the ideal wedding image. Hence, I refer to this approach to wedding photography as intuitive wedding photography.
    10Do you have a second photographer?
    Most of the time, we have one photographer on the wedding day. However, in certain circumstances, when the bride and groom need to get ready simultaneously in the morning, they may require two wedding photographers. Weddings that incorporate cultural traditions, such as Lebanese, Vietnamese, Jewish, etc., benefit from having two photographers who can capture these customs more thoroughly than a sole wedding photographer.

    At Tree Studio, we function as a team. If you're interested in hiring a second wedding photographer, please mention it during our initial meeting.
    11Can you work with a wedding videographer?
    That is not a problem. Indeed, we prefer to work with a wedding videographer from Tree Studio because we are familiar with their shooting method. However, we often work with wedding videographers from different companies as well.

    To ensure that the wedding photographer and videographer are on the same page, we schedule a phone call a week before the wedding. A simple chat can help the wedding photographer and videographer get to know each other.
    12What if it rains on the wedding day?
    In Melbourne, we can experience four seasons in one day. However, a rainy day is not bad for wedding photography. The light drizzle and overcast weather create a soft and even light for the wedding photographer.

    If you plan to take wedding photos in Melbourne city, there are many locations that provide shelter, such as Parliament House, NGV, and the State Library.

    If you are getting married in the countryside, such as the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, or Mornington Peninsula, these locations lack shelter. In such cases, you can bring clear umbrellas for wedding photos, as some of these umbrellas can add a touch of pomp to creative wedding photography.
    13How many photos do you provide?
    Every wedding and photographer can provide a varying number of photos. Generally, Tree Studio offers 100 photos per hour. For example, if you book our 6-hour photography coverage, you might receive 500-600 photos.
    14How many photos do you edit?
    We apply color correction to all photos. Let me briefly explain what color correction entails. When wedding photographers capture photos, they typically use the RAW setting, which preserves the full color spectrum and contains rich information on exposure and color temperature.

    On the wedding day, due to the fast pace of work, the photos may vary in exposure and color temperature. For example, there may be underexposed or overexposed shots, and the color temperature may differ in various environments, such as warm color themes in a chapel with chandeliers or cool color themes in a forest.

    Consistency in appearance is crucial for a professional wedding photographer. During the color correction process, we ensure consistent exposure and color temperature across wedding photos. Additionally, appropriate color correction can enhance the natural appearance of people's skin tones.
    15Do you have a watermark on the photo?
    For the wedding photos provided to the couples, there are no watermarks. You can rest assured knowing that you won't incur hidden costs for the removal of watermarks at Tree Studio. Additionally, we include high-resolution photos in our package for our couples.

    We only use watermarks on the photos published on our website and social media platforms. This precaution is taken to protect our copyright.
    16Who is the best wedding photographer in Melbourne?
    Personally, I would say Tree Studio is the best wedding photographer in Melbourne. Don't rush to refute me just yet. I believe every wedding photographer thinks they are the best in Melbourne but doesn't dare to say so because it doesn't seem humble.

    However, if you don't even believe you are the best wedding photographer in Melbourne, how can couples have confidence in choosing you for their wedding?

    When I proclaim Tree Studio as the best wedding photographer in Melbourne, I don't base it on self-ego or delusion. I aim to provide solid evidence to support my claim that Tree Studio is indeed the best wedding photographer in Melbourne.

    Here are 7 reasons to support my assertion that Tree Studio is the best wedding photographer in Melbourne.

    1. Dedicated Team - Tree Studio is a company that has dedicated wedding photographers, sales consultants, managers, and editors. A well-organized company is more effective than an individual wedding photographer.

    I know some individual wedding photographers claim that they work with couples from the initial meeting to the album design. However, a single case cannot infer a general phenomenon.

    Why were our ancestors able to defeat wild animals, such as tigers and lions, in dangerous circumstances? It was not because we are stronger, faster than animals. As humans, we know how to cooperate with others.

    This simple concept also applies to wedding photography. I rarely find a wedding photographer who is expertise all in consultation, marketing, photography, customer service. If someone could be perfect in everything, they must be an omnipotent God.

    Whether couples can hire a God to be their wedding photographer, or whether God exists in the world, I confess I don’t know. If there's something I don’t know, I remain silent.

    If God does not exist in Melbourne, or if He doesn’t want to be a wedding photographer, I can confidently say that Tree Studio is the best wedding photographer in Melbourne based on my logical deduction.

    If you are a wedding photographer aiming to claim the title of the best wedding photographer in Melbourne, you must prove that you are better than Tree Studio. To overturn my logical deduction, you must either be a God or not an individual wedding photographer.

    2. Backup Wedding Photographer Plan - Tree Studio has a backup wedding photographer. Couples might overlook this important criterion or believe it's a reason to consider Tree Studio as the best wedding photography company in Melbourne. I'd like to emphasize that reliability is a necessary factor for wedding photographers. If your chosen photographer cannot be present on your wedding day, there's nothing further to discuss.

    At Tree Studio, we have in-house wedding photographers working at the studio. Their daily job involves editing photographs, but in case of emergencies, our backup wedding photographer can step in for any photographer who is sick or facing unexpected issues.

    If you are a wedding photographer in Melbourne aiming to claim the esteemed title of the best wedding photographer, you must prove that you are superior to Tree Studio. Having a backup wedding photographer is a prerequisite to challenge Tree Studio's merit.

    3.In-House Marketing Team - Tree Studio boasts an in-house marketing team. Some wedding photographers laugh when they see this reason. However, those photographers who mock my statement while bearing the brunt of hefty advertising bills might reconsider their amusement. Indeed, advertisements can be quite expensive, often cutting into the profit margins of wedding photographers. Interestingly, couples frequently allocate significant funds to advertising but may skimp on investing in wedding photography services.

    Fortunately for Tree Studio, we have a seasoned in-house marketing team. Most of our exposure comes from Google, YouTube organic traffic, and referrals from satisfied customers. While we do participate in wedding expos and run social media ad campaigns, we strive to keep these costs to a minimum. This long-term marketing strategy ensures that Tree Studio prioritizes investment in the quality of wedding photography and customer service over advertising.

    So, if you're a wedding photographer in Melbourne aspiring to claim the prestigious title of the best wedding photographer, you must demonstrate that you surpass Tree Studio. To counter my logical deduction, your exposure should predominantly rely on organic marketing rather than expensive ads.

    4. Comprehensive Wedding Photographer Training - Tree Studio offers comprehensive and ongoing training. While I acknowledge that some wedding photographers possess natural instincts and talents that enable them to capture stunning wedding photos, great intuition and artistic sensibility alone won't suffice to become an exceptional wedding photographer. Continuous training is essential to elevate oneself and take the next step towards earning the title of Melbourne's best wedding photographer.

    At Tree Studio, we provide a complete wedding photographer guide and a guide to the top 20 wedding photo locations, both of which can be found on our website. We are passionate about sharing these resources with photographers aspiring to become professionals in the wedding photography industry. Additionally, we offer internal training materials exclusively accessible to our team members at Tree Studio.

    So, if you aim to be recognized as the best wedding photographer in Melbourne, you must demonstrate that you surpass Tree Studio in skill and expertise, and you must commit to comprehensive training. Importantly, this training should be documented in writing, not merely conveyed orally.
    While some may argue that oral instruction qualifies as legitimate training, consider this: throughout human history, literacy has been a hallmark of advanced civilizations. In the same vein, for training to be credible and comprehensive, it should be meticulously structured and documented in written form.

    5. In-House Editing Team - Due to cost constraints, many wedding photographers outsource their post-editing overseas. While this can save both money and time, and some overseas photo editing companies may provide reasonable quality for color correction, if you aim for the highest quality in your final production, in-house editing is essential.

    The reason is simple: every monitor displays colors differently. An overseas editor cannot guarantee that the photo will look accurate on your monitor. If you're creating an album for your clients, you cannot ensure color accuracy in the album if you've outsourced the editing work overseas.

    In-house editing offers numerous benefits beyond color accuracy. The primary drawback is that in-house editing can be more expensive than outsourcing, because Australian labor costs are significantly higher than those overseas.

    However, if you aspire to be recognized as the best wedding photographer in Melbourne, you must edit photos in-house.

    6.Pricing - Setting a practical price is crucial for a successful wedding photographer's business. According to the Easy Wedding report, the average cost for a wedding photographer in Melbourne was $3,152 in 2022.

    Tree Studio's essential 6-hour wedding photography package starts at $1,799 (as of 2024 pricing).

    The average price for wedding photography is approximately $3,000, which closely aligns with the figure from the Easy Wedding report.

    If we consider $3,152 as the median price from Easy Wedding, any price below this can be considered affordable for a wedding photography package. Tree Studio's starting price is below $3,152, positioning it as competitively priced in Melbourne.

    We can all agree that affordability is a key consideration for consumers. Few people want to overpay for anything. While some might argue in favor of luxury brands like Ferrari or Louis Vuitton, people are often paying for the brand's prestige rather than production costs. Higher prices are generally not seen as a merit by most consumers; affordability is.

    If you aim to be recognized as the best wedding photographer in Melbourne, maintaining a price below $3,152 is crucial to be seen as affordable. However, it's equally important to ensure that the quality of your wedding photography service remains exceptional. Balancing affordability with quality is undoubtedly challenging.

    If you want to be the best wedding photographer in Melbourne, higher price is a hindrance. You need to manage your price under $3152 to earn a criteria of affordable. But, at the same time, you need to keep your quality wedding photography service still magnificent. Yes, I agree it is not an easy job.

    7. Wedding Photography Style in Melbourne - While photographers in Melbourne differentiate themselves through various styles such as natural and candid, editorial, traditional, and documentary, no single style can claim the title of the best wedding photographer in Melbourne. Just as one key cannot unlock every door, a particular photography style may not resonate with all brides.

    At Tree Studio, we prioritize our clients' preferences. We strive to connect deeply with the bride and groom, empathizing with their feelings, understanding their perspectives, and embracing their likes and dislikes. We don't just capture moments; we become their eyes, see the world on their special day.

    To truly excel as the best wedding photographer in Melbourne, one must not confine themselves to a specific photography style or impose their personality excessively. Overwhelming a couple's wedding with too much personal influence can detract from their unique experience.

    All the evidence and statements above are based on objective criteria. As a rational wedding photographer in Melbourne, I don't want to make flashy claims without substance. All my statements have solid and objective evidence to support the conclusion that Tree Studio is the best wedding photographer.

    If you wish to challenge my conclusion, you need to present logical statements to counter my arguments or demonstrate that you surpass Tree Studio's criteria. However, at the very least, you must possess these merits first.
    17How much wedding photography cost in Melbourne?
    According to Easy Weddings' reports from 2022, couples invest an average of $3,074 on wedding photography in Melbourne and $3,152 across Australia. However, the average cost can vary based on factors such as the coverage offered, additional album or enlargement options, and the number of photographers present at the wedding. Therefore, the wedding photography costs provided by Easy Weddings should be considered as indicative only. Furthermore, Easy Weddings' report does not include the minimum or starting price for wedding photography in Melbourne.

    As an example, at Tree Studio, our 6-hour wedding photography package starts at $1,799 (based on 2024 pricing, which may change in the future). For information on other packages or combined wedding photography and videography options, please contact our sales consultant.
    18Can you send me your wedding photography package?
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure. You can send us an inquiry via our contact page. We typically reply to your first email within 24 hours. However, if you haven't received our response, your email might have been blocked by the spam filter. In such cases, you can call us to reach our sales consultant.