When the bride keeps telling you one thing in the lead up to her wedding day and that one thing is “I just want the day to be fun” as a professional photographer you know you are in for a great day. Long story short…… Stefanie & Brad’s big day on the north shore of Sydney was all that and then some.

Our hand-crafted wedding albums are all custom designed in-house and handmade in Melbourne, Australia. And as we have just finished designing Corey & Sarina’s wedding album we figured we would showcase how it can all come together here.

So, we designed a 28-paged, 10″x10″ album. A black leather cover with a custom embossing of their names was also chosen. A matt, textured paper type was selected and an emphasis on colour images as opposed to black & white was the preference. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom.

Welcome to Daniela & Josh’s Gift Registry

Please CLICK HERE to help Daniela & Josh celebrate their wedding day with the crafting of a custom designed and Australian handmade wedding album. Simply:

  1. follow the LINK
  2. choose the ‘Loved Up Couples Name’
  3. choose the amount you would like to gift
  4. click on the shopping cart icon in the top right corner (all transactions are processed via Pay Pal)

Just started this little Sydney wedding retouch from Monica & Mark’s wedding on the weekend and I couldn’t help myself stopping to post a handful. Great smiles. Awesome couple. Superb day. Love the results. I’m not sure if I’ve got much more I can add at this stage as the shots showcased here are by far the best way I can illustrate just how cool this day was.

Meet Ethan everyone (via this little vintage retouch/feature). It was Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park portraits time. This is the second time I have photographed this little man, the fourth time I have photographed his brother (Lachlan) and the sixth time I have photographed their Mum & Dad, Peter & Amy. And that is super-bloody-cool, I love it. I mean. You spend...

Around this time of year I have come to call my Photographer’s Winter. Basically, with things a little quieter on the shooting front June/July-ish this is the time where my camera comes out a little for personal reasons, as pictured here.

Now family getaways are always fun (as are the Blue Mountains I reckon) but from a photography perspective it is super cool to put my family in front of the lens. Not to mention, simply wandering around with the camera over my shoulder and shooting whatever catches the eye is always fun. Yes people, without sounding too sentimental it is a special time behind the camera for yours truly. And being very much an annual event it was only natural I give it a name like the Photographer’s Winter. 

July days don’t come much better for us than this one! Sure it was a little chilly but Tash & Michael are the coolest, most easy going couple (btw so is their dog Cudo – pictured several times below) and all up it made for the best day – not to mention wedding photography at Allegro always offers a wedding photographer that something special.

We started with the getting ready snaps in Kellyville before moving onto the Allegro Function Centre and staying put for the remainder of the day. Everything was perfect! Smiles everywhere you looked. Sun shining. Quality wedding gurus/suppliers all over the place, ie: Toni (celebrant) making sure everyone was sorted, Vov (music maestro) creating the perfect atmosphere, Glenn & Kay (owners of Allegro), one in the kitchen cooking up a storm and the other quietly helping in the background making sure everything is to Tash & Michael’s liking/plans – like I say, it was perfect.

It appears my experiences across 700+ weddings have made me a kind of Sydney wedding planning guru, instead of a ‘Master of Ceremonies’ maybe a bit of a ‘Master of Weddings’. I suppose it is only natural. As a professional wedding photographer I work to provide the best solution for everyone throughout the entire day. The couple. Their family. Their guests. The countless other wedding professionals involved (sometimes twenty or more). It can be a lot of boxes to tick and unless you have genuine experience in Sydney wedding planning some key aspects can be sadly overlooked. So, in no particular order here are a bunch of tips straight off the bat that will help guide you in putting together the perfect wedding day.