Contemporary, Authentic, Emotive Wedding Photographer in Melbourne

Contemporary, Authentic, Emotive Wedding Photographer in Melbourne

 

"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 friends.

Modern, timeless and storytelling. We love seamlessly capturing wedding photos that flow like breezes and poems, in the name of Muses.

We a 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.

Our Wedding Photography Philosophy

Monica and Chris used to ask me: “What is ……

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My memory flashed back to a cozy late-summer day in Melbourne when Monica and Chris visited me to enquire about their wedding photography service.

Monica had been planning her wedding for almost 12 months since Chris proposed to her on New Year's Eve last year. She admitted that she wanted to find the best wedding photographer in Melbourne. To ensure they made the right choice. Monica asked me a sharp question: “What is your wedding photography style?

I know that plenty Melbourne wedding photographers describe their wedding photography style as natural and candid, and so do we.

But I don’t think this cookie-cutter answer can satisfy her, as she planned her wedding day for almost 12 months, she deserved a genuine answer.

My dear reader, having come this far, perhaps you’re are a bride or a wedding photographer like me, you know I want to be her wedding photographer. I wiped my sweat on my forehead (even the weather on that day wasn’t too hot) and I was lost in thought.

Has a perfect wedding photography style ever existed?

In my entire wedding photography career, I've met many brides who have their own understanding of aesthetics.

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who prefer candid wedding photography may not be fond of classical wedding photographs, as they perceive them to be outdated.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 inspiration from Plato's philosophical ideas, 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.

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Wedding Photography Melbourne

December 31, 2023

Natalie & Alon Wedding Photography @ The Timber Yard

Natalie and Alon’s Jewish wedding ceremony and reception were beautifully hosted at the Timber Yard in Port Melbourne. As their Melbourne city wedding photographer, I had the privilege of capturing numerous heartfelt moments shared by this sweet couple, along with the richness of their Jewish traditions woven throughout their special […]
December 30, 2023

Maddy & Nermin Wedding Photography @ Quat Quatta & Aerial South Wharf

Aerial as a Melbourne Rooftop Wedding Venue Discover limitless possibilities at Aerial, the rooftop wedding venue that embodies modern elegance, making it the ideal destination for couples envisioning a sophisticated and stylish wedding.   With its contemporary aesthetic, high ceilings, and impeccable architecture, Aerial sets the stage for a truly […]
December 29, 2023

Ed & Olivia Wedding Photography @ Stones of the Yarra Valley

Ed and Olivia’s wedding ceremony and reception both took place at the enchanting Stones of the Yarra Valley. As their Yarra Valley wedding photographer, I am thrilled to have been a part of their special day. Stones of the Yarra Valley basic information   Address: 14 St Huberts Rd, Coldstream […]
December 7, 2023

Courtney & Randy Wedding Photography @ Bramleigh Estate

Courtney and Randy exchanged vows at the unique and picturesque wedding venue, Bramleigh Estate. As their dedicated Yarra Valley wedding photographer, I had the pleasure of capturing numerous candid moments not only of the couple but also of their guests throughout the day. Join Courtney and Randy’s wedding story at […]
December 4, 2023

Natasha & Isaac Wedding Photography @ Musikids & Canvas Eatery – Albury

Natasha and Isaac’s wedding ceremony took place at Musikids, followed by a delightful reception at Canvas Eatery in Albury. As their dedicated wedding photographer, I had the privilege of capturing numerous precious moments, immortalizing the deep connection shared between the loving couple against the backdrop of the stunning beauty of […]
December 31, 2023
Melbourne wedding photographer capture location photos

Natalie & Alon Wedding Photography @ The Timber Yard

Natalie and Alon’s Jewish wedding ceremony and reception were beautifully hosted at the Timber Yard in Port Melbourne. As their Melbourne city wedding photographer, I had the privilege of capturing numerous heartfelt moments shared by this sweet couple, along with the richness of their Jewish traditions woven throughout their special […]
December 30, 2023
Melbourne wedding photographer capture Parliament House Melbourne

Maddy & Nermin Wedding Photography @ Quat Quatta & Aerial South Wharf

Aerial as a Melbourne Rooftop Wedding Venue Discover limitless possibilities at Aerial, the rooftop wedding venue that embodies modern elegance, making it the ideal destination for couples envisioning a sophisticated and stylish wedding.   With its contemporary aesthetic, high ceilings, and impeccable architecture, Aerial sets the stage for a truly […]
December 29, 2023
Melbourne wedding photographer capture wedding ceremony

Ed & Olivia Wedding Photography @ Stones of the Yarra Valley

Ed and Olivia’s wedding ceremony and reception both took place at the enchanting Stones of the Yarra Valley. As their Yarra Valley wedding photographer, I am thrilled to have been a part of their special day. Stones of the Yarra Valley basic information   Address: 14 St Huberts Rd, Coldstream […]
December 7, 2023
Melbourne wedding photographer capture couple photos

Courtney & Randy Wedding Photography @ Bramleigh Estate

Courtney and Randy exchanged vows at the unique and picturesque wedding venue, Bramleigh Estate. As their dedicated Yarra Valley wedding photographer, I had the pleasure of capturing numerous candid moments not only of the couple but also of their guests throughout the day. Join Courtney and Randy’s wedding story at […]
December 4, 2023
Melbourne wedding photographer takes photo of sunset

Natasha & Isaac Wedding Photography @ Musikids & Canvas Eatery – Albury

Natasha and Isaac’s wedding ceremony took place at Musikids, followed by a delightful reception at Canvas Eatery in Albury. As their dedicated wedding photographer, I had the privilege of capturing numerous precious moments, immortalizing the deep connection shared between the loving couple against the backdrop of the stunning beauty of […]

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Jessica HandJessica Hand
01:41 22 Apr 24
We found Tree Studio at the wedding expoFound them very reasonable price for our wedding. Great packages to choose from James our photographer was fantastic on the day helped us pose in different positions but only thing James could of had more confidence at the ceremony getting more family /friends in the right positions looking at the camera telling them to move closer in.Very happy with the quality of the photos and the amount they took for us on our special day.
Caterina PalamaraCaterina Palamara
02:33 21 Apr 24
Tree Studio were brilliant. We were so thrilled with the professionalism of Nick, who is one of the Tree Studio team. Nick has captured so many poignant moments of our Wedding Day. It is evident in the great lengths Nick went to in capturing all the excitement, emotion and candour of the day and evening. Mick and I thank you and we will cherish these photos always and forever.
Tarren HainsworthTarren Hainsworth
01:00 20 Apr 24
We are absolutely blown away with the quality of both the Photography (James) & Videography (Alex). Although half of us are very awkward Infront of a camera, they made the whole process stress free and enjoyable.Honestly, I cannot recommend this team any more. and the end product is just amazing.
Ruby DarwishRuby Darwish
07:40 03 Apr 24
Great photography and videography with lovely professional staff. Highly recommended!
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 lives.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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    Why choose us as your Melbourne Wedding Photographer?

    Tree Studio is a team of passionate, trustworthy, and friendly wedding photographers based in Melbourne. As a Melbourne-based wedding photography studio established in 2013, we have served over 1,000 happy couples in the past decade and maintain strong relationships with our lovely clients. Here are three reasons couples choose us for their wedding day:

    1, Local Expertise: As Melbourne-based wedding photographers, we are familiar with the most iconic wedding photo locations and popular venues in Melbourne. This ensures that our photographers provide expert advice tailored to specific locations and venues.

    2, Attentive Listening: Melbourne's vibrant multiculturalism inspires a diverse range of wedding celebrations. Whether you're envisioning a laid-back Aussie wedding, a traditional Asian wedding that includes a tea ceremony, or an Arabic wedding highlighted by zaffe drumming during the grand entrance, our photographers are committed to deeply understanding each couple's unique preferences, traditions, and every wedding details.

    3, Organized Teamwork: We pride ourselves on our cohesive teamwork, guided by a dedicated consultant who oversees timely communication from your initial consultation to the moment you receive your beautifully crafted album. Consultations can be held at our South Melbourne studio or via Zoom for your convenience. You can also meet our editor in person to refine your wedding album. Additionally, we have a backup photographer available in case of any emergencies on your big day.

    Would you like to learn more about us?

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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

    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

    Lansdowne St, East Melbourne 

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3000

    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.

    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

    256 – 310 St Kilda Road Melbourne


    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

    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

    Fishley St, South Melbourne VIC

    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

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

    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

    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.

    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

    Pier St, Port Melbourne VIC

    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

    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

    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 .

    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 experience should be natural, relaxing, and fun. Our 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. 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions | Melbourne Wedding Photographer

    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.
    9Do 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.
    10Can 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.
    11What 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.
    12How 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.
    13How 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.
    14Do 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.
    15Who 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.
    16How 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.
    17Can 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.