Melbourne Wedding Photographer http://www.stewartleishman.com Melbourne Wedding photographer based in Melbourne Australia Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:10:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 99195007 Melbourne Pre Wedding Photography http://www.stewartleishman.com/engagements/melbourne-pre-wedding-photography-2/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:52:10 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=28250 It’s always a nice break to head down to Portsea on the off chance I’m not shooting a wedding.  David + Dorine live in Melbourne and wanted to do their Pre Wedding Photography down around the Mornington Peninsula. I bought the drone along for a few shots, it’s great to add that extra perspective. I ...

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It’s always a nice break to head down to Portsea on the off chance I’m not shooting a wedding.  David + Dorine live in Melbourne and wanted to do their Pre Wedding Photography down around the Mornington Peninsula. I bought the drone along for a few shots, it’s great to add that extra perspective.

I will be blogging David + Dorine’s wedding shortly so stay tuned :)Melbourne Pre Wedding Photography Melbourne Pre Wedding Photography Asian drone pre wedding photography melbourne pre wedding photography

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Yarra Valley Wedding Coombe Estate http://www.stewartleishman.com/weddings/yarra-valley-wedding-coombe-estate/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 02:21:23 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=28172 Coombe Estate in the Yarra Valley is one of my favourite wedding venues in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley, offering a stunning location for a couple, family and friends to celebrate. Here’s a bit of back ground info about Coombe if you are thinking of getting married in the Yarra Valley. Coombe Cottage, the former ...

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Coombe Estate in the Yarra Valley is one of my favourite wedding venues in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley, offering a stunning location for a couple, family and friends to celebrate.

Here’s a bit of back ground info about Coombe if you are thinking of getting married in the Yarra Valley. Coombe Cottage, the former home of Dame Nellie Melba was purchased in 1909 and is set across seven stunning acres of manicured gardens. The provenance and elegance of the property makes Coombe one of the most sought after wedding venues in Australia. The property includes the main formal private garden in which you can hold your ceremony in a personalised variety of locations that suit the style, season and size of your wedding.

 

So when I first met up with Tim and Naomi we connected immediately, Tim’s a pom and so is my mum so I have a sweet spot for poms except for when it comes to the cricket ;)

Tim + Naomi’s wedding ceremony was amazing. Under that huge Oak tree on the Coombe Estate is so majestic.There were tears, laughter and more tears… It was perfect from start to finish. We also managed to duck out for 10 minutes during the reception to capture that over saturated sunset, it was perfect!

Thanks so much Tim + Naomi for having me out to Coombe Yarra Valley to photograph your wedding!

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fully certified licensed through CASA http://www.stewartleishman.com/personal/fully-certified-licensed-casa/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:33:25 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=28075 It’s taken awhile and I literally went back to school, Stewart Leishman Photography is now fully certified and licensed through CASA (Civil Aviation Saftey Authority) to operate a drone/UAV over 2kg for commercial gain. So what does this mean?  I’m in a position to offer photography and motion services for Weddings, engagement shoots and commercial ...

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It’s taken awhile and I literally went back to school, Stewart Leishman Photography is now fully certified and licensed through CASA (Civil Aviation Saftey Authority) to operate a drone/UAV over 2kg for commercial gain. So what does this mean?  I’m in a position to offer photography and motion services for Weddings, engagement shoots and commercial commissions with a much more capable aircraft than say for example a Phantom or Go Pro Drone. It’s all relative as to what the end image or footage is going to be used for so take this into account when searching for a vendor that provides aerial services. My main aircraft is an Inspire 2 with a X5s camera which can record in Cinema DNG and other various other pro formats

So what are the benefits of hiring a vendor who is certified by CASA? Insurance is one of them. No Insurance company will cover a business who is not a licensed operator and has been certified by CASA. Part of the conditions of being licensed involves regular and routine maintenance. CASA has stated that “Not having a ReOC means you will not be able to get insurance, leaving you solely liable for any incident or accident arising from flying your RPA. Clients/employers are also less likely to hire you if you’re uninsured.” What does this mean? It means that if an incident occurs and the company that you have hired to film or photograph your wedding isn’t insured, no one is covered under public liability. Always check with the vendor if they are insured. I’m not exactly sure of the implications but I’d rather not take the chance.

On a lighter side the main reason I love photographing from above is is, it opens up a whole new level of options creatively speaking, 90 degrees perpendicular to the ground just lights it up. You can still get amazing shots with out waiting for sunrises and sunsets. I could never of achieved these shots below with a helicopter, it would of cost 10’s of thousands of dollars. UAV technology is so so good at the moment and I’m so excited to see this particular technology pushed to it’s limits.

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Coombe Yarra Valley Wedding http://www.stewartleishman.com/weddings/coombe-yarra-valley-wedding-2/ Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:21:59 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=27993 Coombe Yarra Valley is one of my favourite wedding venues in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley, offering a stunning location for a couple, family and friends to celebrate. Nathan and Kate’s love for each other is real, the way they look at each other just oozes bestie and life long partner. Surrounded by beautiful family ...

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Coombe Yarra Valley is one of my favourite wedding venues in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley, offering a stunning location for a couple, family and friends to celebrate. Nathan and Kate’s love for each other is real, the way they look at each other just oozes bestie and life long partner. Surrounded by beautiful family & friends, loads of laughs, hugs & tears. So much emotion.

Here’s a bit of back ground info about Coombe if you are thinking of getting married in the Yarra Valley : Coombe Cottage, the former home of Dame Nellie Melba was purchased in 1909 and is set across seven stunning acres of manicured gardens. The provenance and elegance of the property makes Coombe one of the most sought after wedding venues in Australia. The property includes the main formal private garden in which you can hold your ceremony in a personalised variety of locations that suit the style, season and size of your wedding.

Side note : When I edit wedding photos, so when I sit down in front of my desktop and start the process I always enjoy the process looking at the spirit, the joy, the emotion, the contentment. I say this becasue when I’m at a wedding I don’t have time to reflect on moments as they are passing us by at the wedding, it’s the real beauty of a photograph. Re-living the moment.

When I first met up with Nathan and Kate we connected immediately and it was like that the whole way through. The wedding ceremony was perfect. There were tears, laughter and more tears… It was perfect from start to finish. There was a real coming together, it felt like that there was more than just a sense of getting married going on.

Thanks so much Nathan + Kate for having me out to Coombe Yarra Valley to photograph your wedding!

 

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The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo Melbourne City Wedding http://www.stewartleishman.com/weddings/church-bang-bang-boogaloo-wedding/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:09:13 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=27916 The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo Melbourne City Wedding ,It sounds like a cult right, where some acid induced serious mind control, brainwashing, would go on. Mel’s dad mention this (Cult) in his wedding speech and I had a little chuckle to myself as I thought the same thing for a brief second.   “The ...

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The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo Melbourne City Wedding ,It sounds like a cult right, where some acid induced serious mind control, brainwashing, would go on. Mel’s dad mention this (Cult) in his wedding speech and I had a little chuckle to myself as I thought the same thing for a brief second.   “The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo, is where we are getting married.”  O.k……. I thought. LOL!

Here’s a bit about the venue :

Tucked down the Laneway of Heape Ct in Melbourne CBD sits the city’s first and only factory-turned-chapel, The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo. Recognised by its bright blue doors, renowned for its rustic Melbourne charm and adored for its timeless aesthetic, The Church plays host to a number of wedding ceremonies, functions and community events.

The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo offers an alternative space with a non-discriminatory attitude for couples to tie the knot, renew their vows, or celebrate anniversaries.

Once I met Melanie and Sam it all came together. Super stylish and they pull it off at every turn, pretty hard to take a bad photo! Thanks for letting me hang with you guys, had so much fun. Check out more weddings here.

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COOMBE YARRA VALLEY WEDDING http://www.stewartleishman.com/weddings/coombe-yarra-valley-wedding/ Sun, 05 Feb 2017 03:33:17 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=27887 How was you festive season? We are heading to COOMBE YARRA VALLEY WEDDING to celebrate Hopefully there was plenty of festive cheer and relaxation. We’ve all had a great time off, time to re-charge those batteries and recalibrate. Weddings are back in swing and and we are up to Feb already. Bookings are now open ...

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How was you festive season? We are heading to COOMBE YARRA VALLEY WEDDING to celebrate Hopefully there was plenty of festive cheer and relaxation. We’ve all had a great time off, time to re-charge those batteries and recalibrate. Weddings are back in swing and and we are up to Feb already. Bookings are now open for late 2017 and early 2018. Dates are filling up quickly so get in touch if you are thinking of starting to plan your big day.

Here’s a frame from Tim + Naomi’s wedding at Coombe in the Yarra Valley.
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Pre Wedding Engagement Photography http://www.stewartleishman.com/engagements/pre-wedding-engagement-photography/ Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:25:26 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=27735 Well our holidays are over and it’s back into the swing of things, yes there’s more Pre Wedding Engagement Photography on the way. We had a great time and are already planning the next trip! One thing I discovered whilst away was, I love the isolation of a place. The closest petrol station at one ...

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Well our holidays are over and it’s back into the swing of things, yes there’s more Pre Wedding Engagement Photography on the way. We had a great time and are already planning the next trip! One thing I discovered whilst away was, I love the isolation of a place. The closest petrol station at one point was over 400 kilometers away. If you are thinking of discovering or going on an adventure in Australia, check out the Flinders Ranges. The northern part around Arkaroola is amazing.

So as mentioned I’m back into it and my assistant/2nd shooter Adrian is getting married to her partner. We did a pre-wedding engagement shoot down around Bells Beach. Asian Pre wedding photography asian_prewedding_002 asian_prewedding_003 asian_prewedding_004 asian_prewedding_005 asian_prewedding_006 asian_prewedding_007 asian_prewedding_008 asian_prewedding_009 asian_prewedding_010 asian_prewedding_011 asian_prewedding_012 asian_prewedding_013 asian_prewedding_014 asian_prewedding_015 asian_prewedding_016

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Michael + Jane Morningstar Estate Wedding http://www.stewartleishman.com/weddings/michael-jane-morningstar-estate-wedding/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:22:34 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=27655 It’s time to un-plug, it’s time to re-charge those batteries, it’s time to get away. The Leishman’s are heading off on holidays, we are pulling the kids out of school and road tripping deep into the Flinders Ranges. No internet, no mobile phone coverage and no devices. See ya when we get back! But before ...

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It’s time to un-plug, it’s time to re-charge those batteries, it’s time to get away. The Leishman’s are heading off on holidays, we are pulling the kids out of school and road tripping deep into the Flinders Ranges. No internet, no mobile phone coverage and no devices. See ya when we get back!

But before we do that, I’d love to share this amazing duo, Michael + Jane. Below Jane has put together a little blurb about how they were just meant to be!

Michael and I met at work and developed a great friendship before we fell in love. Through the time we spent together, we learnt so much about each other and came to the realisation that we were just meant to be. When Michael proposed, I truly knew I was going to marry my best friend.

We couldn’t decide between a beach, winery or country setting for the wedding, so when we stumbled across Morning Star Estate it was an easy choice as this venue encompasses all three! Not wanting to be consumed with every little detail, we quickly got on to Short & Spook as our event stylists for their incredible creativity and guidance. These girls were unbelievable and made us feel as though everything was under control every step of the way. Michael and I really didn’t have a clue what we were looking for, but somehow from our ramblings and unfamiliarity with all things wedding, the girls managed to decipher exactly what we were after and delivered the perfect design that was just “us”. The day was incredibly relaxed, full of laughter, love and plenty of champagne!

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Vendors list:
Venue: Morning Star Estate
Design: Short and Spook
Florals: Mary Mary Studios
Bride’s Dress: Baccini and Hill
Groom’s outfit: Ted Baker and RM Williams
Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway
Groomsmen’s Outfits: Ted Baker and RM Williams
Celebrant: Justin Morley
Videographer: Purple Ribbon Weddings
Band: Baker Boys Band
Hair: Sally Pagoni
Makeup: Irena

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Grace + Winston Engagement http://www.stewartleishman.com/engagements/grace-winston/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 04:53:56 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=27632 The post Grace + Winston Engagement appeared first on Melbourne Wedding Photographer.

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COOMBE YARRA VALLEY MELBA ESTATE WEDDING http://www.stewartleishman.com/weddings/coombe-yarra-valley-melba-estate-wedding/ Mon, 02 May 2016 10:13:03 +0000 http://www.stewartleishman.com/?p=27513 Matt + Jess, you guys are mad! MAD in so many ways, mad in a good way! Mad love always wins! Matt + Jess, their family and a bunch of their friends celebrated not just their wedding at Coombe Yarra Valley at Melba Estate but also celebrated everyone coming together. It’s not everyday that everyone ...

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Matt + Jess, you guys are mad! MAD in so many ways, mad in a good way! Mad love always wins!

Matt + Jess, their family and a bunch of their friends celebrated not just their wedding at Coombe Yarra Valley at Melba Estate but also celebrated everyone coming together. It’s not everyday that everyone close to you is under the same roof. Love that about weddings, catching up with old friends and re-connecting. It should happen more often.

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