Melbourne’s Sassy Photographer and Melbourne’s Sassy Celebrant.

Last week amid all my chaos Melbourne’s Sassy Photographer (that’s me) met Melbourne’s “Sassy Celebrant” otherwise known as Anna Richards. I do enjoy meeting others working in the wedding world because inevitably couples ask me for recommendations for other service providers. As a lot of you would know I am very fussy about who I recommend. Alright, alright I’m discerning (far nicer word than fussy) about everything!

In order to recommend someone I have to be confident in their abilities, customer service and their philosophy towards their work. I am MORE THAN HAPPY to recommend Anna to the point of if I was getting married I would choose her myself!

For the record I’m already married and we were married in Tasmania by Jill Webster about a million years ago 😉 I totally recommend Jill to all my Tasmanian couples.

Anna and I got on very well she has a great sense of humour and is warm and personable.  We discovered we had some similar interests, she does tai chi, I do yoga, she is a nurse and I used to work in health, we both enjoy creative writing. I did forget to ask her whether she likes dark chocolate.

Importantly, we have a similar approach to our work. I think this testimonial from this couple sums it up perfectly. You can read lots of other testimonals here on her site. Also her blog has lots of information to so be sure to have a read.Better yet if you need a celebrant or civil celebrant (she also does funerals, baby namings also) why not contact and meet Anna for an obligation free chat.

I am really excited to have found her (thanks Twitter!) and look forward to working with her in the future.

Melbourne Weddings

Win your Wedding or Ceremony Photography!

Wedding Photographer Mornington Pennisula

So it is a complete coincidence that I am launching this competition on St Valentines Day-I know no one will believe that in this day of marketing overload! Truth be told I was meant to be launching it 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately I had some of those technical website issues which prevented that- and caused me lots of headaches.

Anyway, they are half way fixed and I am excited to announce this win your wedding photography competition! I haven’t had a competition for 3 years maybe more- so all you love birds of all types here it is! Doing things a little differently this time and you can enter either on the blog or on instagram (which is what I use for fun).

So if you have said I do or if you are a same sex couple having a civil ceremony

I do!


and you like my style of photography and value exquisite print products and albums please enter:)

What will you win?

$2,800 worth of photography services. (subject to my availability for your day)

  • An engagement session plus a signature gift print of your choice from the session.
  • Photographic coverage of their wedding day (Approx 6 hours coverage-what this entails will be explained in full to the winner).
  • A DVD of images (for tv viewing not printing) that tell the story of your day. (I will choose the images that best tell your story-note you will not receive every photo taken).
  • A signature gift print of your choice from your special day
  • Online gallery to share with family and friends
  • 20% off a la carte pricing (excludes albums)
  • Option to purchase album at significantly reduced cost.


The winner will be notified by email by 30th March 2016.

There will be only ONE winner but ALL entrants who decide to book with me and do so by 31 July 2016 will receive 15% off my 2016 Collections.
 By entering the free Competition (the “Competition”) you agree to these terms and conditions.

1.       No purchase necessary.

2.       The Competition opens at 14th Feb 2016 and closes at 30th March 2016 (the “Closing Date”). The winner will be notified on  30th March 2016. The Prize must be redeemed on or before 31 July 2017.
  1. An entry is valid by either of the following two methods
  • Open an Instagram account, if you don’t already have one
  • Follow @mareejaeger
  • Repost a competition photo posted from maree jaeger account
  • Include the hashtag #mareejaegerphotography  and #winyourweddingphotography as the competition hash tags
  • Include the date and location of your wedding in the comment. If you don’t know these exact details, give as much info as you can (eg, wedding will be in Mornington, Oct/Nov 2016)
  • Simply fill in the form located at the bottom of this page
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
4.       All entries must be received by this Closing Date or they will not be counted. One entry per person and email address is permitted.
5.       The winners will be notified by email by no later than 7 days after the Closing Date. Our decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
6.       The Prize is non transferable, non refundable and non negotiable. There is no cash alternative.
7.        You must not have already booked with me or another photographer.
8. Wedding must be held within 2 hours (approx) travel time of Melbourne- if the travel time is longer than this you may be required to pay a travel fee (email me if in doubt!). Tasmanians- wedding must be held within 1 hour (travel time) of Hobart if the travel time is longer than this you may be required to pay a travel fee (again email me if in doubt!)
9. If your wedding is held outside Victoria,/Tasmania you may be required to pay a travel fee and accomodation fee. If you are unsure what travel costs may be, please email me for approximate quote before entering.
10. You must sign the standard studio Wedding Contract including a copyright and model release form. (this allows the use of photographs by Maree Jaeger Photography in publications,marketing material, websites and so on)
11. Entries must be received by  30th March 2016
12. An email will be sent to the winning couple and if multiple unsuccessful attempts have been made to reach the couple or for some reason they are unable to claim their prize- then the next qualifying couple will be awarded the prize.
13. The prize is valued at $  and can not be exchanged for cash or other services in kind. The prize winner is under no obligation to purchase any additional products. Maree Jaeger Photography reserves the ultimate right to not award a winner.
14.       Maree Jaeger Photography does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry. Entries must not be sent in through agents or third parties. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.
 15.   Maree Jaeger Photography takes the privacy of its clients seriously. All personal information collected by Maree Jaeger Photography is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. Maree Jaeger Photography will not disclose any personal information you provide without obtaining your approval, unless required by law.
11.   There will be 1 winner in total and the prize will be awarded to the Entry. However, all entrants will receive 15% discount with Maree Jaeger Photography for wedding photography package if the services are booked and the retainer is paid by 31 July 2016.


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Macleod Family Photographer:

My first photography session for 2016 was in Macleod and it started with a sizzle! Temperatures were extremely hot, however this gorgeous family were fantastic to work with and no one  complained about the heat.


Macleod family photographer


We tried to find patches of shade to take a mixture of family and individual shots. One of my favourites is this one of all the girls together.


Of course we took one of father and son

Father and son



Yes, I know it’s not an engagement session, and yes I had to do it!

Macleod photographer


Thanks so much for being such troopers in the heat! I bet the icy poles tasted extra extra good:)

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year- I’ve been out and about taking different types of photos and relaxing with my family. The office opens again on Jan 10th. All emails will be attended to in between my holiday jaunts.:)

Ivanhoe Photographer
Nature Photographer
Melbourne Photographer
Melbourne Photographer

Melbourne Photographer

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!)