Alicia and Gerard: Oh how I love Echuca!

Water skiing mad Alicia & Gerard chose their home away from home, Echuca for their wedding.

Their ceremony was held in the grounds of the Winbi Resort on the banks of the mighty Murray River in Moama.  The reception was at the beautiful Morrisons Winery and Restaurant.

Echuca has so many amazing wedding photography locations!  I love shooting up there.  Melbourne photographers would kill for some of the locations available for weddings in Echuca.

Alicia and Gerard chose to take some of the wedding services they knew up to Echuca.  More and more people are choosing to do this as it mitigates the risk of employing somebody who you don’t know of.  Destination weddings are definitely increasing in popularity so why not ask your preferred wedding photographer if they can do it?

Officiated by civil celebrant, Ken Hatherley of “It’s your day ceremonies“, the ceremony had that touch of humour that Ken delivers so well.  Ken had also travelled up from Melbourne to conduct the ceremony as both him and Alicia had known eachother for some time.

With Alicia and Gerard leaving the photo locations up to me, we shot at numerous places including the Echuca Moama Rail Bridge, Winbi Resort, in the vines at Morrisons, the river boardwalk and also in an empty paddock! (Have a look how well they all came up…).

It was well worth the trip and Echuca always provides a great venue.

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Allan

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Suzannah & David: Portsea to ourselves!

One thing I love about this job is the happy people I get to hang out with.  Suzannah and David were an absolute blast!

Having family links in Portsea and also great local knowledge saw Suzannah and David choose the Cutting for their ceremony.  This is a great spot with a dramatic entrance from a covered pathway onto one of Portsea’s beautiful front beaches (complete with bathing boxes of course!).  Very exclusive.

After the ceremony, we did the family photos and some bridal party shots at the Cutting and then headed up to the Portesa Pier.  We even took 5 and did some shots wlking down the main street of Portsea!  Try doing that on the weekend! (This was a Friday wedding).

As usual, we had a great day and it felt more like hanging out with friends than working.

The reception was held at the always popular (rightfully so), Portsea Pub.

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Allan

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Natasha & Tim: Kellybrook Estate

I barely needed to get in the car for this wedding!

Natasha and Tim got married at the Kellybrook Winery in Wonga Park.  Just around the corner from my house!

The wedding was officiated by the lovely celebrant, Sue Cade.

Natasha and Tim are a great couple and were really enthusiastic.  Did I say I love enthusiastic couples?  Well I do.

The weather was a little drizzly but we still managed to get some great photos under the National Trust listed giant oak tree and in the beautiful gardens of Kellybrook.  We also used a nearby laneway that only a local would know!

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Allan

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Wedding Tip No. 7: Preferred suppliers – do your research.

Whether it be hairdressers, reception venues or even celebrants, many professional services have preferred suppliers (eg. photographers / florists / bands etc) that they recommend.

While some of these referrals will be due to the quality of work they have seen the supplier provide, don’t presume this is always the case…

Some suppliers provide kickbacks for referrals.  They may also know the supplier personally and want to pass them off some work.  They might not be necessarily that good but they know the referee.

Some businesses actively chase venues for referrals.  There is nothing wrong with this (in fact it’s good business) but they are working on the principle that you (the buyer) won’t shop around.

By no means discount the embedded suppliers but as with everything, I recommend doing your research before committing (the internet is your friend).  The service you choose should be because you are really happy with it… not someone else!

Word of mouth advertising is often the best.  Speak to people!

Regards,

Allan

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Emma & Lucas: Sorrento Baths

I had known Lucas’ mum for years so when he and Emma booked me to photograph their wedding I was rapt to be the one to capture their big day.

Their choice of location and venue was fantastic.  They got married on the beach at Sorrento (looking onto Port Phillip Bay) and held their reception at the Baths in Sorrento.  The weather was perfect.  Not a cloud in the sky!

The ceremony was officiated by the ever professional (and lovely) Jill Wilson.  I have worked with Jill many times over the last 15 years and each time is a pleasure.

We shot all of the photographs on the pier and the nearby Sorrento Foreshore.

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Allan

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A great venue and a great brekkie too!

My wife and I decided that on Sunday we were going to go out for breakfast.  Something we don’t get a chance to do these days with a 2 year old and a 2 month old!

Wanting to stay local, we went to one of our favourite breakfast places… Vue on Halcyon in Chirnside Park.  Not only do they do a mean brekkie but they also do weddings.  It is a stunning wedding venue.  It is a modern/contemporary venue, surrounded by vines with views over the surrounding hills.

The owner and front-of-house host Dean, is a great guy and always keen to please.

If you were getting married around this area I would really encourage you to check out Vue on Halcyon.  Of course, if you want stunning wedding photos and someone with great local knowledge of the surrounding area and the best photo locations then invite me along too!

Check out Vue on Halcyon’s website by clicking here.

Regards,

Allan

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Lauren and Andy: A peak hour wedding!

Wedding Photography by its very nature generates lots of pressure.  This was one of those weddings where the pressure was on due to light, traffic and timing… but pressure makes diamonds.

Lauren and Andy got married smack bang in the middle of winter.  It was a Friday night, they got married in the Royal Botanic Gardens and their reception was in the Melbourne CBD.  To top it off, it was peak hour and the light was fading!

We formulated a plan… and it paid off!

We shot some beautiful photos at the Royal Botanic Gardens and then made for Spring Street in the CBD.  From there we shot at the Treasury Building and began the walk downtown from there.  We got some amazing low light shots in Melbourne’s Iconic Alleys and busy streets.  We struck gold.  The photos were amazing!

Lauren and Andy kept an open mind and wanted to incorporate the feel of the city.  They were up for any idea I threw at them and were amazing to work with.  Thanks guys!

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Allan

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Erin & Ryan: Nathania Springs

I recently photographed one of the “smiliest” (is that even a word?) people ever!  Erin was a laugh a minute and subsequently the wedding was lots and lots of fun.

Erin and Ryan got married at Nathania Springs in the Dandenongs in a beautiful garden service.

We shot all of the photographs in the grounds of Nathania Springs.  Not only did we have heaps of fun but we also got some great shots too.

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Allan

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Allan Cummins Photography is on Facebook

Hi everyone,

I now have a Facebook page (doesn’t everyone?).  I try and post regular updates to the page and lots of great wedding photography and other information.

To find the page, just enter Allan Cummins Photography into the search bar on the Facebook page or click here to link straight through.

If you like what you see, please “Like” it and leave a message!

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A screen shot of the Allan Cummins Photography Facebook Page (at the time of writing).

Thanks!

Allan

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Recent Wedding: Alesha & Simon

A hot day greeted us all in the town of Gordon (near Ballarat) for the wedding of Alesha and Simon.

A garden wedding, the whole show was held at Simon’s family home and it was absolutely beautiful.

Rather than explain it all, here are some pics to tell the story…

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Alesha and “the gang”.

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Allan

Melbourne Wedding Photographer

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The silly season is upon us. Merry Christmas!

It seems like just yesterday that last Christmas was in full swing and yet here we are again!

I would like to wish all of the brides and grooms I photographed this year (and those I am going to photograph next year) a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Many relatives will be pouring over amazing wedding photographs and I am glad I had the opportunity to produce them for you all.

Keep an eye out for some new and exciting wedding photography packages that I will be releasing in January 2011.  My new wedding packages will remain extremely competetive and will contain some great new ideas that brides and grooms have suggested/asked for over the past twelve months.  I want my packages to be exactly what you want in a wedding photography package and I want to provide the best value wedding photography in VictoriaGreat wedding photographs at amazing prices.

If you are looking for a wedding photographer around Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula or the Yarra Valley areas, please drop me a line.  I want to photograph your wedding and am willing to provide unbeatable value to do it!  Be amongst those that can brag about your wedding photography… and how much fun it was.

Merry Christmas!

Allan

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Wedding season 2010/2011 is Go!

Many people ask me in surprise, ”Is there a wedding season?”.  Yes there is, and it has just started. 

Generally speaking, winter is the quieter time of year (although not this year!) and things seem to get busy again around September.  It is little wonder why really, footy finishes and more importantly, the weather improves.

This is an especially exciting season coming up for me with our recent move to Wonga Park which makes Yarra Valley weddings easy.  I have photographed two weddings in the Yarra Valley over winter and look forward to photographing many more.  It really is a beautiful place. 

For anyone getting married on the Mornington Peninsula, I always look forward to returning to my home patch for weddings too.

This weekend is a busy one for me with two weddings to kick it off.  One has to feel for them, I bet they didn’t plan on sharing their weddings with the AFL Grand Final replay!

Bring it on I say.  I love wedding season! 

Regards,

Allan

Melbourne Wedding Photographer

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We have moved!

Allan Cummins Photography has moved!

 

I am now based in Wonga Park (about 10 minutes from Ringwood and Eastlink), within close proximity to the Yarra Valley.

I will still be photographing lots of weddings on the Mornington Peninsula and will continue doing so.  The advantage of where we are now is we can also service Yarra Valley weddings which is very exciting.

My wife and I are putting the finishing touches on our home studio and will be available for appointments very soon.

So, if you know anyone who is looking for amazing wedding photographs in the Yarra Valley region, please let them know of my services.  Between wedding photography in Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley, 2011 is going to be a very busy year!

Regards,

Allan

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Email was down but up and running again

During our recent move we were without email between the 13th September and the 27th of September so if you tried to send any emails to me during this period please send them through again.

Sorry for the inconvenience but I am now happy to say we are back up and running and able to accept emails again.  How did we do without email years ago?!?!

Now, I need to upload some more amazing wedding photographs to the blog…

Regards,

Allan

Melbourne Wedding Photographer

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On the other side of the camera… for once

Having photographed hundreds upon hundreds of weddings, last Saturday was my opportunity to be on the other side of the camera…

My wife Kym and I tied the knot on her parents property in Wonga Park near the Yarra Valley.

The drizzle managed to hold off and the weather ended up being beautiful.  We had around 100 guests attend and going by the reports, they all had a great time.  Everyone partied on into the night and there were no doubt some sore heads on the Sunday morning.

It certainly is different being the groom as opposed to being the photographer but I enjoyed every second.

Oh, and like everyone says, THE WHOLE THING GOES TOO FAST!

Regards,

Allan

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What a week!

What an epic week it has been!

3 more weddings booked and a few enquiries that sound like great weddings.  This year is shaping up to be even busier than last and it’s only mid January!

I keep harping on it but if you are thinking of enquiring or booking, get onto it fast!  Dates are getting snapped up quick and as I am the only photographer, once i’m booked i’m booked.

There are still lots of dates available but at this rate they could be gone fast!!!!

Oh, and don’t forget the January special on the half price Hi Res DVD upgrade!

Regards,

Allan Cummins

Melbourne Wedding Photographer

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Photography Related Links

Hi everyone,

If anyone knows anyone in the wedding related business that offers a great service, please let me know.   They may be interested in cross linking with www.acprophoto.com 

Please ask them to email me at allan@acprophoto.com

Thanks a million!

Allan

Melbourne Wedding Photographer

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Karen & Daniel: Busy day, quiet beach.

 

Karen and Daniel recently got married at the Point Addis Flower Farm near Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road.  What a location!

They held the wedding and reception at the same venue.  I would have too given the view that unfolded in front of us!  We made use of the beautiful grounds (a real native Australian look) and even had some local kangaroos turn up on cue for some pics.  We then headed down to one of the beaches at Point Addis for some amazing beach shots.

Given that the holiday township of Anglesea is only 5 minutes away, I expected the beach to be packed because the township itself was and the weather was incredible.  To my surprise, the beach was empty!  We had it all to ourselves!

It was a great day and I am so glad I was the one Karen and Daniel chose to shoot their wedding.  They were great fun.

Here is one of those amazing beach shots…

Wedding Photography at Point Addis, Anglesea. Great Ocean Road.

Wedding Photography at Point Addis, Anglesea. Great Ocean Road.

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Pet Portraits

For those pet lovers out there… here is a great gift idea.

Pet Portraits by Allan Cummins Photography

Pet Portraits by Allan Cummins Photography

 
Pet Portraits by Allan Cummins Photography

Pet Portraits by Allan Cummins Photography

Pet Portraits by Allan Cummins Photography

Pet Portraits by Allan Cummins Photography

 

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Allan

Melbourne Wedding Photographer

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JANUARY SPECIAL!!!!

 

JANUARY SPECIAL!!!

 

Up until the end of January, any wedding that books their wedding photography with Allan Cummins Photography will qualify for a 50% discount on the high resolution DVD upgrade. 

For those that aren’t technically savvy, having the high res DVD is like having the negatives.  Basically, high res enables you to print enlargements etc from the disc.  They are huge files!  It is a real bonus to have your images in high resolution.

To qualify for the discount, your deposit must be received before midnight on January 31st, 2010.

If you have any questions please call me on 0402 275 713 or email me at allan@acprophoto.com

Regards,

Allan

Melbourne Wedding Photographer

Mornington Peninsula Wedding Photographer

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