About TREE STUDIO

As an A-team of professional wedding photographer, dreams, we have been capturing wedding photography in Melbourne city for over 5 years. With over 600 happy couples, not only we have gained the title of one of the best wedding photographers in Melbourne, we have also become a local guide of Melbourne.

Places we have been to includes the Royal Botanic Gardens, Parliament House and etc., as well as venues including the Luminare, Glasshaus inside as well as Park Hyatt.

 

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What makes Melbourne city/CBD great for wedding photography

As wedding photographers, during the past years of capturing weddings in Melbourne, we have truly fallen in love with the city. Melbourne is a city with culture and historic, known for its greens, historical buildings from the Victorian Ear, stunning coastal line and the cultural diversity.

With heaps of different wedding photo locations within the city, Melbourne offers plenty of choices on couple’s wedding photography, there is always one location that suit with your wedding style.

If you are into something vintage and classic, the Parliament House as well as the Royal Exhibition Centre will be a good option. If you love candid wedding photography, then the Fitzroy Garden or the Carlton Gardens are the places to be.

There are also heaps of sheltered wedding photo locations (Parliament House and Collins Street) in the Melbourne city offering backup plans for wedding photography on a rainy day.

Lastly, another benefit of planning wedding photography inside Melbourne city is the short travelling distances. As those famous wedding photo locations are usually tightly located next to each other within the city, it provides opportunities to couples to do various photo locations.

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    Our Top 10 List of Wedding Photography Location in Melbourne City/CBD

    As part of our wedding photography package in Melbourne, on the wedding day we will take our couples to do wedding location photos. Wedding photo location is a big part of every couple’s wedding day, by travelling to a preferred location, it can add lots of uniqueness as well as characters into couple’s wedding photography.

    Luckily for us, Melbourne is a city that never lacks with good location for wedding photography. Depending on the wedding style, couples have plenty of options to choose from. What’s more, there are lots of locations nestled inside the Melbourne City, meaning the couple will be benefited with convenient travelling between some of the major wedding ceremony and reception venues.

    Here is the top 10 list of wedding photo location inside the Melbourne City.

    Parliament House

    Set on Spring Street, the Parliament House is one of the most sought-after Melbourne city wedding photo location in for classic, vintage styled wedding photography. The vast sweeping steps and solid colonnades of western façade of Parliament House offer a grand, classic, and historic backdrop for wedding photography.  

    From our experiences, the Parliament House is the go-to location inside Melbourne city for wedding photography if you have a got a large bridal party coming together with you. The covered behind-pillar space also provides an excellent shelter for wedding photography in case of wet weather.

    However, the only downside of this Melbourne city wedding photo location is the potential long queue. As it is a popular and open to public place, it is quite normal to have several groups of bridal party waiting to take wedding photography over there.

    Address: Spring Street, East Melbourne

     See real weddings we’ve shot at the Parliament House

    Victoria Barracks

    Located on St Kilda road in Southbank, the Victoria Barracks is the Melbourne city wedding photography location that offers one of the most impressive 19th Century building in terms of history and architecture. From a wedding photographer’s point of view, what makes Victoria Barrack such a popular location for wedding photography is probably the green covered stone wall.

    The wonderful geographical location of Victoria Barracks also allows fast travelling to some of the major wedding venues after the wedding photography session including the Luminare as well as the Crown.

    However, the only downside of this Melbourne city wedding photo location is that it would need a photography permit applied via the Department of Defence.  

    Address:  256 – 310 St Kilda Road Melbourne

    Contact: 1300 333 362

    Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

    Built from 1879, the Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding gardens is the go-to Melbourne city location for wedding photography. The 26 hectares of manicured gardens, historical buildings as well as contemporary architectures are located closely at one place. So if you want to do wedding photography with a mix style of vintage, natural and classic, this Melbourne city wedding photo location will be the perfect choice 

    The manicured lawns, tree-lined pathway as well as the charming fountains offer a wonderful background for wedding photography. And this wedding photo location is also closely located to some of the famous Melbourne wedding venues such as the San Remo Ballrooms as well as the Regal Ballroom.

    Address:  9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

    Contact: (03) 9270 5000

     

    Royal Botanic Gardens

    Set on 50 hectares of lands and gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens represent one of the best location for natural styled wedding photography inside Melbourne city. Inside the garden, you will find lawns, forests, exotic plants as well as several ornamental lakes which provide stunning background for wedding photography.

    There are also four wedding reception nestled inside the Royal Botanic Gardens, making this Melbourne city wedding photo location an all-in-one place for wedding.

    There are lots of locations inside the Royal Botanic Gardens that are perfect for wedding photography such as the Tropical Glasshouse, the Fern Gully as well as the Guilfoyle’s Volcano.

    However, one advice we would like to give as a wedding photographer is to plan out your photo spots on the day. As it is such a large garden, travelling between photo spots can be a tiring task for bride.

    Lastly, in order to do wedding photography inside this Melbourne city wedding photo location, a $200 wedding photography permit is needed.

    Location: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra 3141

    Wedding photography permit price: around $200 and the application form can be found here, simply email this form to rbg@blakesfeast.com.au

    Australian Center for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

    Set on Stuart Street in Southbank, the Australian Center for Contemporary Art is one of the most popular locations for wedding photography inside Melbourne city.

    The spectacular modern architecture provides a stunning backdrop for wedding photography and this wedding photo location is best suited for some amazing car shots. If the bridal party is riding on some exceptional wedding car on the day such as limos or sports car, the ACCA is the place for them.

    With a contemporary architecture backdrop, incredibly parking spaces, heart location inside Melbourne city, the ACCA is no doubt the place to go if you are planning to do dramatic and modern styled wedding photography.

    Address: 111 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006

    See real weddings we’ve shot at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

    Fitzroy Garden

    When you getting married in Melbourne City at venues such as the Old Treasury Building, and wanting to feature some natural greenery to your wedding photography, the Fitzroy Garden is the go to choice for wedding photo location.

    Although not as big as the Royal Botanic Gardens, the amount of photo spots inside the Fitzroy Gardens will get your wedding photography covered.

    The iconic majestic tree-lined pathway, the conservatory, the River God Fountain as well as the Wind Temple provide a stunning and vivid backdrop for wedding photography.

    And the bridal party will be benefited with less walking at this Melbourne city photo location as its photo spots are closely packed together.

    There are also several lawns within this Melbourne city wedding photography location that can be used for wedding ceremony locations, offering the couples the convenience of all-in-one.

    Address:  Lansdowne St, East Melbourne VIC 3002

    See real weddings we’ve shot at the Fitzroy Garden

    Albert Park Lake

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

    The Albert Park Lake offers various natural elements to be featured as the backdrop for wedding photography: you will find peaceful swans, tropical trees, boat on the lake, as well as the Melbourne city skyline.

    There are also several famous waterfront wedding venues nestled around the Albert Park Lake. If you are planning to get married inside one of those wedding venues, the Albert Park Lake is definitely worth to be used as your wedding photography location.

    33 Lakeside Dr, Albert Park VIC

    RMIT University

    Set in the CBD of Melbourne city, RMIT has earned its place in terms of the most popular city location for wedding photography. The RMIT has not only got several heritage-listed buildings but also a few new buildings that embraces modern and contemporaries.

    Amongst all historic buildings of RMIT, the building 20 at the corner of Russel St and La Trobe St is the most famous option for wedding photography. Used to be the Magistrate’s court, this Romanesque style building can add a touch of timeless vintage feel in your wedding photography.

    If you prefer a modern and contemporary background for wedding photography in Melbourne city, then the Design Archives Building on Victoria street can be a superb choice. The round mirror rendered wall and the futuristic staircase inside are perfect for some modern style wedding photography.

    However, being as a public place inside the RMIT university. This Melbourne city wedding photography location can get quite busy during the weekdays and weekends. So make sure you plan out your time well on your wedding day.

    Building 20, RMIT  

    • Address: 325-343 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    RMIT design hub address

    • Address: Building 100, Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3000

     See real weddings we’ve shot at the RMIT University

    Hosier Lane

    Known as the home of street art of Melbourne city, the Hosier Lane stands for the perfect wedding location for those who want to add a touch of uniqueness as well as vividness into their wedding photography. Inside the laneway, you will find colorful walls filled with vibrant colors, edgy graffiti and stencils. 

    In a wedding photographer’s perspective, the Hosier Lane is the perfect wedding photography location for those who wants to connect their wedding with Melbourne Street art. If you prefer classic and vintage style wedding photos, this place is probably not for you.

    Lastly, as this wedding photography location is located in the heart of the Melbourne city, this means parking and travelling can be a problem during the weekend.

    Address: Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Chanel Collins Street

    Set in Flinders Lane, the Chanel is one of the top choices in terms of wedding photography locations for bride who is getting married inside Melbourne city. The Chanel boutique has a contemporary architecture render wall, which provides a stunning backdrop for modern and dramatic wedding photography.

    Whether it’s couple’s portraiture or bridal party photos, wedding photography in front of the Chanel boutique will be benefited with a blend of fashion and elegance.

    Being a busy place inside Melbourne city, leaving some extra time for parking when doing wedding photography at the Chanel is advisable.

    Address: 140 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    See real weddings we’ve shot at the Chanel Melbourne City

    5 Tips for Stunning Candid Wedding Photography in Melbourne City

    Here is the list of advices on taking stunning wedding photography inside Melbourne city, from a professional wedding photographer’s point of view.

    We believe candid wedding photography is the most impactful way to tell couples’ wedding day stories by capturing their genuine emotions as well as authentic movements. However, here are a few advices that many couples wish they would know on taking striking candid wedding photography in Melbourne city.

    Have fun with your bridal party

     No matter you are getting married in one of the wedding venues in Malborne or you simply plan doing to do wedding photography there, your bridal party will always be with you on the day. As a candid wedding photographer, I always love to capture the interactions between the couple and their bridal party.

     

    It’s totally fine if you are someone who is not that photogenic, one way to still nail candid wedding photography in Melbourne city is by having fun with your bridal party. Your bridal party consists of some of your best friends and I’m sure they know a million ways to make you laugh and relax.

    Don’t think about posing

    One important yet obvious tips on taking candid wedding photography in Melbourne city is forget about posing. As a candid wedding photographer, I always joke that posing is the biggest enemy of natural wedding photos. And it is true, too much posing would only causes more embarrassment and faking laughing. 

     

    To achieve natural and candid wedding photography inside Melbourne city, I always prefer to let my couples naturally engage and interact with each other. When you are standing in front of your loved one, you would naturally want to talk, touch, cuddle and kiss him/she. It’s during all those real interactions where the true emotions and love reveal, which I believe are the key elements of candid wedding photography.

    Keep moving

    A typical wedding photography session inside Melbourne city would last around 1-2 hours. It would be normal for the couples to feel a bit bored or tired after a few still photos given that there are so many things already happened on the day.

    As a wedding photographer, when I feel everything is starting to feel a bit stale, I would advise the couple to do a little walk. And they will decide how they walk: holding hands, a twirl or walk with the bridal squad. Moving can let people relax and create a natural and energetic vibe into wedding photography in Melbourne.

    Pick the right photo location

    If you have high expectations on your wedding photography in Melbourne city, then picking the right photo location becomes quite important. Not only there are so many different wedding photo locations out there, they each represent different style.

    If your wedding style is vintage and classic, then the Parliament House as well as the Royal Exhibition Building will be a good choice. If you are after some modern and elegant styled wedding photography, then the RMIT design building as well as the Albert Park Lake are places worth going.

     

     

    Don’t stress about time

    Melbourne city is a popular place for wedding photography and it can get quite busy during the wedding seasons. When you see multiple bridal party waiting to take photos at the photo location, or congested traffic on your way, it’s hard to not to worry about the time.

    Obliviously, no one wants to run late on their wedding day. However, worry too much on time is not always helpful for candid wedding photography.

    That’s why I always advice my couples to work out a detailed run sheet for their wedding day. During the pre-consultation meeting, I would talk with them about the wedding photo locations they plan to go.

    With a sound timeline in hand, they will be benefited with more control and flexibility on wedding day and ultimately leave more room for candid wedding photography in Melbourne city.