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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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“Epic” is probably the best way to describe our wedding season so far.

Here is what is included in this “epicness”:

  • a self designed and made vintage wedding dress by Laura
  • some of the most amazing pallet of colours in the bouquet
  • an amazing couple who are truly in love just enjoying their big day

Tom and I are so proud to bring you fine folks a sneak peek into this little fairy tale from Jonathan & Laura’s Ballarat wedding.

Provincial Victorian weddings is where our heart is at…. in particular Ballarat!

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I still remember the day I received that one email from Maya that read something like this…. “I am enamored with your work….” that left a smile on my face for at least the next 3 months as we were warming up to the wedding season (and it still warms my heart thinking about it).

Plus that cemented the fact that I really wanted to work with both both Steve and Maya on their special day.  You guys also rocked this one!

Disclaimer: 100% film sessions (Fuji Reala 100 & Fuji 400H) + a combination of Contax 645 and Pentax 67ii goodness all round (Geeky talk)… “we love film!!”

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There is a special place in our hearts for Laura and Jonathan.  It wasn’t too long ago in fact it was last year, we were invited to be part of Laura’s brothers wedding of Dave and Steph.  So when Laura called us about her own wedding we were seriously over the moon to say the least.

Here is a little snapshot of another beautiful couple that we have been able to create some memories for.  Just a warning…. Kodak Portra looks amazing on a coolish weather given it’s the last few days of winter here in Australia.

I hope you guys have enjoyed our recent engagement shoots as of late and look forward to sharing some more work soon!

Film Stock: Kodak Portra 400

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Meet Ash & Helen…. they are in love…. and we love them too!

Enjoy this engagement session!

Note: This session is proudly brought to you with a hybrid flavour (Digital & traditional film stock….. “Film stock used is Fuji400H because it just rocks!”) + because we can.

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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

Our next wedding venue was at Overnewton Castle….. what an amazing venue & location.  So much fun shooting Jonathan and Kath’s wedding.  Fujifilm 400h used and Contax 645 Medium Format.

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A beautiful “Boston” couple getting married in one of the most beautiful part of Victoria…. Fairhaven along The Great Ocean Road.

This beautiful Fairhaven beach wedding with Ryan & Christiana and their closest of friends Paul, Flora, Sangita & Hershel oozed intimacy amongst the closest of friends.

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