Pre-wedding Shoot in Australia

Superxyz

Member
Hi!

Just wondering if anyone here did their pws in australia?

We are looking at melbourne/great ocean road for the pws.
We considered the cost for the photographer and mua's air tic and accommodation (which turns out to be really exp tgt with the photography services)

Any reccommendations? :)
 


kmgk

Member
get a Australian photographer instead of flying one over?

some bookstores carry Australian bridal magazines. that might be a good place to start looking.
 

dloreangel

Member
google for top photographers in the region? that's what i did for my pre-wedding shoot in USA and got very satisfactory photos. it's definitely more research work than getting one in sg but you will likely find some surprises :)
 

Tangent

New Member
Hi! I recently booked mine with love journal photography. It's a 2 day shoot. 1 day great ocean road, 1 day Melbourne city. They are based in Melbourne and specialises in photography for Asian couples. U can check out their packages from their website! They're quite responsive with emails!
 
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Superxyz

Member
Thanks! I came across lovejournals as well. How was your experience during the shoot?
Do we have to hire a driver on top of the package, or we drive ourselves?
 

Tangent

New Member
My shoot is june 2016 so i'm not so sure about the experience yet. hehe. But so far i'm happy with their response and service. Their quotes already includes transport cost. I also asked them with regards to hidden costs like parking fees etc but they mentioned that all are already included in the package. You can download their pricing and inclusions from: http://www.lovejournal.com.au/melbourne-wedding-photography-prices.html
The prices they gave me are the same as that too.
 

Superxyz

Member
Seems like a good deal as compared to getting freelance photographers, considering that they have included quite alot in the price.

I was considering between lovejournal and some other freelancers.

Let me know how your shoot went ya :)
 

Tangent

New Member
Yea sure. When r u intending to do urs? Ya. I wanted to fly my own gowns n photographer etc over. But it's just too costly
 

Superxyz

Member
Mayb next year. But not sure when.

I was looking to engaging freelancer from melb and bringing my own gowns. Cos i worry that the gowns in aust might be too large. I am rather short. So ya. Haha.
 

Tangent

New Member
Haha ya! Same concern cos I'm only like 152. But they assured me that they have over 60 gowns and since they specialise in Asian couples, their sizes are all for Asians and they haven't experienced any brides nt being able to fit their gowns before. But nevertheless I also feel it's best to bring your own gowns so there are no surprises
 

Superxyz

Member
Haha. I am also same height! Thats great to hear that they cater to us. I shall go and find out more from them. Thanks!
 
Hey girls! So did u pick the love journal one? I was so keen to take photos in Melbs too. We both had an awesome time there in Aug. The photog I got (john Lim photography) told me he'd let me know if any of his customers would be going.. Maybe can get a better rate. The GOR drive is amazing btw, I'm sure you'll love it..! Tell us about the shoot please!
 

Superxyz

Member
Hi there. Unfortunately we decided not to have our pws in melb as it is too costly. :(

We hope to spend on our honeymoon instead.

Melb and gor are really beautiful. Your photos will turn out great!
 

Superxyz

Member
@jellyquackles i personally did some research and have found some photographers who produce nice pws in Australia.
Here are some photographers whose photos are really beautiful, but oh well, i am not heading over anymore.

Do have a look. ;)

Douglas Fun (local photographer but having destination photography in Aust) --> http://www.douglasfun.com/travel
Sidlefaye (photographer and MUA based in Aust) --> http://www.sidlefaye.com/
Feztography -->http://feztography.com/
 

listojunio

New Member
My Friend did his pws in Melbourne last Sep with love journal, and it turn out exactly as what you see on their website. Really pretty pictures! And it got me to consider doing an overseas local photoshoot instead but I'm still looking around to compare prices.
 

Tangent

New Member
My Friend did his pws in Melbourne last Sep with love journal, and it turn out exactly as what you see on their website. Really pretty pictures! And it got me to consider doing an overseas local photoshoot instead but I'm still looking around to compare prices.
Oh I'm soooo sooooo relieved and happy to hear that!! I've been really nervous about the prewedding shoot.
 

Minkishly

Member
Hey guys! I'm looking at Love Journal, but I'm just wondering: since they're located in Melbourne, how do we do the gown fittings if we rent the gowns from them? Probably we'll have to get them OTR since there's no time for alterations? Also, how do we get the album after the photoshoot? Will they mail it to us?

Slightly tempted to have a pre-wedding honeymoon and work in a destination shoot because Melbourne is so pretty. ;.; The 1 Day tour prewedding package looks really good since it's almost like having a 1 day Melbourne tour.
 

Tangent

New Member
For the gowns, U'll only get to choose on the day itself before the shoot. And they only provide for ladies, guys have to bring their own suits. According to them, they have abt 60 gowns in sizes for Asian brides. Yes, they'll mail the albums over. Postage included in their package
 

Minkishly

Member
For the gowns, U'll only get to choose on the day itself before the shoot. And they only provide for ladies, guys have to bring their own suits. According to them, they have abt 60 gowns in sizes for Asian brides. Yes, they'll mail the albums over. Postage included in their package
Thanks for the information! I'll probably drop them an email to inquire further. Need to discuss with my fiance to try and convince him that this is a good idea. :eek:

So excited for you! I'm sure your photos are going to turn out amazing. :)
 

Tangent

New Member
Thanks for the information! I'll probably drop them an email to inquire further. Need to discuss with my fiance to try and convince him that this is a good idea. :eek:

So excited for you! I'm sure your photos are going to turn out amazing. :)
Thank u!! I hope so too! They're v responsive on emails so I'm sure U'll be able to get ur ans! U can ask them to send u pics of their gowns too.
 

BennyLIMx

New Member
Hi! I recently booked mine with love journal photography. It's a 2 day shoot. 1 day great ocean road, 1 day Melbourne city. They are based in Melbourne and specialises in photography for Asian couples. U can check out their packages from their website! They're quite responsive with emails!
Hi Tangent,

Could you share with us your experience with Love Journal? Able to share with us the pictures that were taken for your Pre-Wedding as well?
 

amazon888

Member
I did it with John Lim photography for my last US trip. He's pretty well travelled to many coutries.

Maybe you want to check him out too... pretty spontaneous guy and sometimes you can unexpected results.
 

goh0808

New Member
Hi~!
Is there anyone who went to Australia for shoot can share their experiences?? I want to know more about the overseas shoot in Australia!
 

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