Wedding Photography Melbourne Registry Office

Well here are some sneaks of the some of the images from the Hell to the yes wedding! (for explanation see their engagement session here)

Persistence paid off and the big day finally arrived.

Getting Ready for the Wedding

 

 

Have to say the bride and grooms friends were amazing! Here’s the maid of honour and the best man. An amazingly talented friend did the bouquets and the boutonniere Gorgeous blues.

 

Wedding Party

Some details, just look at those shoes!

 

 

Melbourne Registry Office Wedding

So once everyone was ready the bride and groom zoomed off in an Uber black car and other Uber cars followed- it was a race against the clock to get to the Melbourne Registry Office on time. We made it-just! If you are contemplating a Melbourne Registry Office Wedding there is information on the available rooms can be found here.

This was a special moment because the bride confessed earlier that she did not want to kiss in public- however thankfully she succumbed to societal pressure 😉

Melbourne Registry Office Weddings

Melbourne Registry Office Wedding

Look at that bling on the grooms suit- they were totally amazing suits and one of the guests joked that the groom had more bling than the bride.

Marriage Horse and Carriage Melbourne

Then after the marriage it was time for a ride in a horse and carriage from  A classic Carriage Hire  they do look just a little bit happy don’t they 😉

There was a protest going on at the time and the lady driver we had was excellent and later helped me to get some great shots- totally recommend them if you are looking for a horse and a carriage for your wedding.

We nipped into the Treasury Gardens for some photos.

Wedding Photography Treasury Gardens

 

Maree Jaeger Wedding Photography, stretch limo

Then a stretch limo ride thank you very much American SUV Limousines to the reception venue Eagle Bar, Kingsbury.

This involved food (including a special dish from Uganda, made by the couple’s friends) frivolity and cake! This cake was also made by one of their friends. Three layers of cakey goodness people! A gluten free layer! Strawberry and cocconut, a chocolate layer…..ok ok you get the idea. Elizabeth is studying at the University of LaTrobe also…no nothing to do with cakes! Very talented!

Wedding photography LaTrobe University

And I will finish with my favourite photo from the reception- the dance- bubbles and rainbows (thank you glass windows and no lens hood!). I have a whole cupboard of lens hoods that I rarely use, because well sunflare and rainbows.

Wedding dance

Thank you both so much for choosing me to capture your special day- it was very special and you are both special and amazing people!

Hell to the Yes!! (yes I had to do it, yes I know you say it better!)

M.x

Christmas 2015.

Melbourne Christmas

 

Well today I delivered the last orders for the year and ended the night by doing a wedding preview. (Can’t think of a nicer way to end the year!). So for my now my office is closed until Jan 10th 2016. Of course I want to wish everyone the best for Christmas and the holiday season. I also want to say thank you to all my gorgeous clients for entrusting me to capture those near and dear to them- it is not an undertaking that I take lightly. To my wedding clients it truly is an honour to capture your special day, I have loved getting to know each and every one of you.

It is difficult running a small business and a family so I am lucky to have a wonderful supportive husband, family and friends who keep me going and remind me that I actually do need to sleep to function. I do pour my heart and soul into this little business and I appreciate everyone’s support so much! So wishing everyone and my fellow photographers too a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

M.

 

Heidelberg Photographer, Christmas gifts

Engagement Session Fun! Love! Joy!

Hi everyone,

 

Spring has sprung, the grass is ris….Made the most of this gorgeous spring day to capture some gorgeous people! It was actually freezing the days following.:)

First up meet Sheila!

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Gorgeous right? Then meet gorgeous George.

 

Melbourne Wedding Photographer, Engagement portrait

 

Put them together and you get one totally gorgeous engaged couple. I spent lots of time chasing the light and sunflare, well because light and love and love and light! We had a fun time in the blossoms.

 

Every where we went actually. Love, light and sheer joy just radiated from these two.

We walked around a lot and talked along the way. One of the things I asked if they would mind sharing with me, was how George proposed.

 

So how did he propose? He asked Sheila “Oh how did I propose?, I don’t remember now” and Sheila laughed and said “He proposed a thousand times”. I couldn’t leave it at that! So I asked what Sheila’s response was. She said something and started laughing. “What did you say?” I asked.

“To the hell no!” said Sheila.

Classic!!!!!!!

Although as George said “very harsh”

I could not stop laughing with them, then Sheila said “Well now it’s changed to “To the hell yes!”

And you can see why!

Love, Engagement

 

Love, engagement

I took way too many photos- I even told them so at the time. Could not resist! Then there were too many to look at, with only subtle changes between photos. My husband came in while I was collating the gallery and said “You are obsessed with them aren’t you?”

Yes! Yes I am! To the hell yes! I can not wait to capture your wedding.

Gallery coming soon.

 

x

 

Yallambie Family Session.

A very quick sneak peek into todays family session in Yallambie!

This family was so relaxed and were wonderful to work with and just be around.

 

family photographer , Yallambie

 

Photographer Yallambie, Portraits

 

Heidelberg Photographer Maree Jaeger

 

Yallambie Photographer Maree Jaeger

Amazing beautiful family- thank you so much for allowing me to capture some images for you.

 

M.xx

Cancer

It is an honour and a privilege to photograph people, and it is not something I take lightly. Many families and couples have allowed me into their lives and allowed me to create experiences for them which I hope they will treasure for a long time. I know I do. Many have shared amazing stories with me and I am so greatful for that. Daily.

So this post titled Cancer is a personal aside, but I hope you can see it relates to all of us.

One of my very first clients (although I did not know this at the time) had cancer and passed away a few months later.  It was a family session with three generations within the family and I loved this gentleman instantly. When I looked at the photographs after the session I immediately criticised everything that was wrong about them. However  the photographs that I took that day, meant so much to the family. A member of the family contacted me after the funeral and said that I captured him at his very best and finest. That meant everything to me.  I have photographed children with rare and untreatable cancers and I think of them and their families every day. Every single day.

While I consider myself to be the type of person that see’s and appreciates moments and things, (and try to share these things with my clients in their photos of people they love) I think that a diagnosis of cancer or any brush with your own mortality brings this closer to mind.

Nicholas D. Kristof  writes about  this “This is trite but also so, so true: A brush with mortality turns out to be the best way to appreciate how blue the sky is, how sensuous grass feels underfoot, how melodious kids’ voices are. Even teenagers’ voices. A friend and colleague, David E. Sanger, who conquered cancer a decade ago, says, “No matter how bad a day you’re having, you say to yourself: ‘I’ve had worse.’ “I don’t mean to wax lyrical about the joys of tumors. But maybe the most elusive possession is contentment with what we have…And, believe me, it’s never too early – cancer or no cancer – to start appreciating our wondrous world, instead of disparaging its imperfections.” (read his full letter over here)

Last year 4 of my friends were diagnosed with cancers of varying types all from different walks of life and all had very different journeys.

One of them, Shireen Hammond (latest award Photographer of the Year 2015 just by the by) very honestly and bravely shared her journey via video entries the start of which is here.

Then this year, my amazing beautiful and witty friend was diagnosed with bile duct cancer you can read her honest and beautiful account of her story here.

For the months of August and September 2015 I will be donating my session fee ($150)  for all family/children portraits to Pancare, so if you have been wanting a photo session experience and also want to help and support people who have been diagnosed with cancer please get in contact with me to book your session. Or if you feel inclined just donate directly on the page.

I’d love to hear in the comments below how you try and appreciate things each day:)

sometimes you never know the value of a moment until its a memory.

 

Flowers, cancer

 

Cancer

 

Pancare Foundation