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It has been 12 months since my last visit back to Sherbrook Forest up in Mount Dandenong.  This time I returned with Kenji & Stephana for their engagement shoot.  It was an amazing little session. Amazing couple, amazing location, amazing results.

I am really looking forward to shooting this very intimate wedding.  A big thanks to Ernest Lew for hanging out for the afternoon and also contributing to this series in a big way.

 

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It has been a little while since our last Geelong wedding post so without further a due we have Emidio & Katrina’s amazing wedding snippets on the blog now.  Personally I have watched Emidio grow up from a young boy to a genuine and hilarious fine man.  My connection with the beautiful Katrina was actually through her grandfather Eddie.  Eddie was our marriage celebrant 11 years ago and it was so good to see Eddie and his wife Jean again but this time for their beloved granddaughter’s wedding.  In another few weeks, Mid & Kat will be picking up their wedding album!  Thank you both for kick starting our 2014/2015 wedding season! Film: Kodak Portra 800, Fujifilms 400H, Reala 100 & Neopan 400     Sample_0389Sample_0390Sample_0391Sample_0393Sample_0394Sample_0395 E&K Prep-137E&K Prep-138E&K Prep-65E&K Prep-154E&K Prep-58E&K Prep-151E&K Prep-150Sample_0400 Sample_0419 Sample_0417 Sample_0418E&K Prep-173Sample_0401Sample_0402Sample_0403Sample_0404Sample_0405Sample_0406 Sample_0407Sample_0409Sample_0411Sample_0410Sample_0412Sample_0413Sample_0414Sample_0415Sample_0416Sample_0421Sample_0420Sample_0424Sample_0422Sample_0423Sample_0425Sample_0426Sample_0428Sample_0427Sample_0430Sample_0429Sample_0431Sample_0432Sample_0433Sample_0435 Sample_0434 Sample_0439Sample_0438

It has been a little while since we posted anything on our blog.  Between my day job and working on wedding work this season, it has been a little crazy.  A little while back I spent some time with Ed & Hollie, I loved their british accent and their little stories about how special this beach is to them.  This is a unique spot because Point Addis, where we stood was where Ed proposed to Hollie.  I was told to watch out for the nudists around the bend 🙂

(Film Stock: Fuji 400H + Contax 645)

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The last time I was in Williamstown shooting a session was at Ash & Helen’s wedding (http://wp.me/p1gbZh-vm) in November last year.  So to be back at a couple of familiar spots in Williamstown was super cool…

Ben chose Williamstown for his engagement shoot backdrop and I loved his reasoning.  Ben shared a number of experiences growing up in Williamstown, of the many the one’s of fond family memories was noticeably told a number of times.  A few beers Ben shared  with close mates whilst seeing them making their next step in life in marriage.  So it was fitting to also include Julie in this little Bayside suburb of Williamstown Memories.

We look forward to bring you their up and coming wedding story so stick around!

(Film Stock: Fujifilm 400H & Contax 645 – For some reason I always get asked via emails on gear, film and the love of analog process)

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We are so blessed to have THE most amazing clients choose Tom and I as their wedding photographers for the 2013/2014 wedding season.  Goran & Victoria’s Geelong wedding was one we had been looking forward to for a good 10 months on the back of an epic wedding season.

Being part of Goran & Victoria’s wedding again reminded us of the significance and importance of family, love and everlasting friendship.  What really also resonated for us is the personalised touches a little DIY approach to a wedding brings.  Check out Victoria’s wedding dress hand made by her Grandmother along with the bridesmaids amazing Grecian style dresses…. amazing timeless pieces.

Well it’s time to reveal this cute couple’s amazing day… too many in this collection so we shall share a small sample.

Film Stock: Fuji 400H & 400N (A little Leica dazzle and Contax 645 Bling)

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A bayside suburb of Williamstown was our next location for Ash & Helen’s gorgeous wedding day.  Every couple has a story behind how they met and this was one was all about “juice”, in fact the exact words from Ash was “Helen’s juice was amazing”.  And here we are today.

We enjoyed every bit of the day from the frantic bouquet’s made by Helen’s mum and sisters that very morning to the amazing Thai fusion banquet at Middle Fish and the abundance of warmth from the many family and friends that night.  I must admit too that this seasons brides have been some of the most talented and creative bunch with another hand crafted boutique wedding dress.  We are proud to share a little bit of the day for all to enjoy and we know for sure that Ash will be enjoying that “amazing juice” for the rest of his life.

Congratulations Ash & Helen we love you guys and we look forward to sharing some more stories together over some “amazing juice”.

Film awesomeness consumed: Kodak Portra 800 & Fuji 400H

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Goran & Victoria…. welcome to the blog!

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Our wedding season kicked off with a local Lorne wedding.  Jess & Paul were surrounded by amazing friends and family out in this little coastal township.  Thanks guys for choosing Tom and I to be part of your special day!

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You either grew up in an “Analog” world or a “Digital” world when it comes to the photography.  I grew up in an “Analog” world however I adopted Digital Photography way back in 2003 in my trip to San Francisco with my first digital camera purchase.  My first Digital camera was a Sony DSC707 – a 5 megapixel monster with a gorgeous Zeiss lens.  Mind you I had no idea of what a Zeiss lens did for me back then.  Fast forward seven years and the digital photography has evolved through more megapixels, more features and ground breaking advancements in shooting high ISO with useable images.  I love the advancement of the digital age however there is just something about film that draws me back to its imperfections, it’s rawness, it’s tones and the beautiful imagery it continues to deliver.

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So after much deliberation, learning and speaking to other film shooters world wide it has come down to these simple things on why we still love film photography (or analog for the purist).

  • Colour palette from Film is seriously unbeatable.  There are more and more photographers trying to emulate the film look by using presets that adds, grain, colour tones that resemble the type of emulsion one is trying to get that “look”, no doubt I was one of them.  Short term satisfaction from the presets were satisfying to a degree, however it did lack a few things “soul” & “warmth”.
  • The latitude of film especially in the highlights or bright areas are not blown out as it would in a digital capture.
  • Skin tones is the other winner in film.  When you shoot mostly people, couples and families, skin tones are pretty critical.  The warmth in the skin tones from film in my personal experience is unbelievable and it’s a proven formula today amongst the many who continue to shoot film.
  • I receive my developed images as High Resolution JPEGS like any other digital image, however the difference in the final product is very pleasing especially when it comes to print.  The whole film development process has not changed.  They way it is now handled after development has.  What you take away to print is the JPEG’s files and not the negatives.  Scanning is now a critical part of the Film development process and thankfully we have found a Local pro lab that can satisfy our needs.  And more importantly we will continue to support our local businesses where we can.
  • The final image is more than magical, there is depth, there is character it delivers for timeless images removing any current fads in Photoshop presets or actions.
  • We know what the special sauce is when it comes down to awesome photography that is why we are incorporating it into our service offer.

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The results have been amazing, feel free to check out our first 100% film sessions!  Not all creative professionals are the same, and not all will be equal when it comes to the final results.  The current trend is the film look,  even digital shooters are emulating it with various presets.  Why?  because film is proven to be good.  So if you’ve booked your wedding with us it’s all part of the package.  The best thing is you still receive your high resolution JPEG’s as you would normally do with our digital photography and typically you won’t know when we are shooting digital or film.  The magic is there and we already know it so that is why I am so passionate in sharing this magic and providing the best and continue to master our craft.

Irrespective of what medium we choose to use to use, we will deliver.

John Yau

Warning this blog is another 100% film shoot.  Just a little something whilst we prepare Jonathan & Kath’s wedding pics.

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