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Lauren and Frank’s Roombas at Mt Aitken Wedding

March 30, 2016 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

Lauren and Frank were married at Roomba’s at Mt Aitken. The venue particularly appealed to the couple because of it’s rustic charm and they really liked that everything was in one location.

The couple originally met through some mutual friends and quickly discovered a mutual love for their pet dogs.

Lauren and Frank followed the advice that others gave to them and really enjoyed taking a moment together at the reception to sit back and watch all the people they loved most having such a great time celebrating the two of them. It was a very special moment for the couple. For this reason that Lauren suggests you take the time to enjoy every single moment of the day because it’s over before you know it.

We were flatted to hear that Lauren and Frank felt really comfortable with us throughout the day. We also loved that apparently the whole bridal party commented on how much fun we were!

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Wedding Details

Wedding location: Roomba’s at Mt Aitken, Gisborne South
Ceremony Official: Sharon Phillips
Bridal gown: Jane Hill Bridal
Grooms attire: Peter Jackson Suit, Windsor Smith Shoes
Groomsmen: Tarocash Suits, Windsor Smith Shoes, Nixon Watches
Bridesmaids: Whiterunway
Shoes: Jo Mercer
Makeup/hair: Christine InMakeUpArtistry / Caitlin Fury (Friend)
Flowers: Kylie Swain (Friend)
Jewellery: Samantha Wills
Cars: Friends
Cake: Newton’s Cakes & Sweets (Liz Newton)
Music: The Baker Boys
Bomboniere: Pets Haven Animal Shelter (Donation Cards)
Invitations: Studio Silva
Wedding Rings: The Diamond Guys
Bridal accessories:
First night: Park Royal Hotel (before our early morning flight!)
Honeymoon: Cook Islands

Stephanie + Michele’s Holy Spirit Chapel and Luminare Wedding

March 30, 2016 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

Stephanie and Michele were married in the beautiful and timeless Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Newman College. The location had an extra special meaning as Stephanie is a alumna of Melbourne University.

Their ceremony was followed by a reception at Luminare which Stephanie and Michaele decorated beautifully with lots of candles and flowers really enhancing the venue’s elegant décor and city views. The couple particularly loved that their guests were able to relax and enjoy the stunning views and glittering city lights from all areas of the venue.

Stephanie and Michaele couldn’t have asked for anything more for their special day. It was all they could ask for. The weather was perfect and the day was relaxed. Stephanie had trouble recalling one favourite moment from their day as she loved every moment! Her advice to other brides is “Embrace every moment, it truly passes in the blink of an eye”

When asked about their experience working with us, this is what Stephanie and Michele had to say;

“We were privileged to have met Lizzy at the wedding of our close friends, Annette and Daniel. We recalled the ease and professionalism Lizzy brought to the day and the beautiful natural shots she captured. This was what we hoped for our wedding and exactly what we experienced. Lizzy made us feel relaxed and was fabulous to work with. We are so pleased we chose Lizzy to capture one of our most memorable days.”

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Wedding location: Luminare
Ceremony Official: The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College
Bridal gown: Annette of Melbourne, shoes: Jimmy Choo
Grooms attire: Daniel Hechter, Shoes: Aquila
Groomsmen: Daniel Hechter, Shoes: Aquila
Bridesmaids: Bice (Family Dressmaker)
Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Makeup/hair: Vanessa Borg/Fiona Verga
Flowers: Sam Rizzo Floral Designer
Jewellery: Swarovski
Cars: 1969 Ford XT, Bentley Continental Flying Spur Stretch (Krystal Limousines)
Cake: Bride’s mother, flowers supplied by Sam Rizzo
Music: Eddie Rinaldo (Rinaldo Entertainment & Production)
Invitations: HJT Designs
Wedding Rings: Top Image Jewellery
Bridal accessories: Swarovski
First night: Crown Towers
Honeymoon: Perth & America
Letter Lights: Letter Lights Melbourne

Client Spotlight: Jewellery Designer, Amanda Dowd

March 3, 2016 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Commercial Photography .

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Amanda of Amanda Dowd Jewellery By Design is a Jeweller and Gold and Silversmith. Amanda specialises in making one of a kind pieces of jewellery including special occasion pieces, engagement rings, wedding anniversary gifts and remodelling or heirlooms that have been inherited.

Amanda’s creative process begins with sitting down with a client and through the consultation process she draws out of her clients what they would like to have made. From there she draws up the designs for the client to choose from and then she hand crafts that special piece for them.

Amanda decided to get professional portraits taken as she wanted to portray her personality online and give her clients an introduction into who she is and what she does. Amanda came to Lizzy as she’d seen some of Lizzy’s work elsewhere and liked the results.

Of working with Lizzy Amanda said;
“I am very Happy with results, Lizzy made me feel very comfortable, and was able to create a variety of photos for me to now use for my new website, and other promotional media.”

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Mandy + Pat’s Homestead Wedding

February 19, 2016 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

We had a fantastic time at Mandy and Pat’s relaxed wedding.

The couple first met when Pat saw Mandy running water for the local footy team in Kununurra. Pat went out of his way to introduce himself the next time he saw Mandy at the pub, and the rest, as they say, is history. The two eventually moved to Pat’s hometown of Gisborne, where they now live.

With Mandy’s family still in Kununarra, there were a lot of guests who travelled for the wedding. Mandy says her favourite moment during the wedding was having her father walk her down the aisle, and seeing Pat and all of their friends and family who had travelled so far to be a part of their special day.

Mandy and Pat chose Emu Bottom Homestead for its beautiful bush setting and the option for their guests to enjoy the evening inside, or on the lush grassy lawns. Mandy says it was perfect for a summer wedding.

When planning the wedding, Mandy drew inspiration from Hello May, Pinterest, and Cosmo Bride, and came up with a lovely rustic aesthetic. She also personalised the reception room with laminated drawings of her and Pat done by her grade one primary school students (so cute!).

On the day Mandy and Pat we very relaxed, and we loved photographing them. We were happy to hear from Mandy that the feeling was mutual:
“Lizzy was super relaxed and organised, which was particularly useful when we were taking all of the family shots. Photos were a breeze.”

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Wedding details:
Wedding location: Emu Bottom Homestead
Ceremony Official: Jill Caruana
Bridal gown: Theia (The Bridal Atelier, High Street)
Groom and groomsmen: Jack London
Bridesmaids: Coope St and Wish
Shoes: Mollini (bride), Merchant (bridesmaids)
Makeup/hair: Deanna Hewett
Flowers: Grown, Moonee Ponds
Jewellery: Earrings – Samantha Wills, bracelet – Filigree and Tiffany And Co. Bridesmaids – earrings – Mocha and rings – Pandora.
Cars: Our own (Pat’s dad’s Statesman)
Cake: homemade by Mum, decorated by the bride and her sisters
Music: Ethan Minns (DJ) and Darcy Nolan
Invitations: Etsy for the design
Wedding Rings: Filigree Jeweller, Williamstown
First night: Home with the dogs!

Kylie and Ryan’s Homestead Wedding

December 18, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

After ten years together, Kylie and Ryan finally got married – and what a stylish wedding it was!
Ryan and his groomsmen looked dapper in blue suits, bow ties, suspenders, and matching polka dot socks. The girls weren’t to be outdone, and Kylie looked stunning in a lace gown and veil, and her bridesmaids shone in pastel pink wrap dresses.
These guys were really relaxed before the wedding. We had a lot of fun with the boys and Harley (Kylie and Ryan’s dog), as well as making a mess on Kylie’s parents’ front lawn with confetti.
During their beautiful ceremony, Ryan said some of his favourite things about Kylie are her infectious laugh and smile ‑ and you can see why from the photos! After the ceremony, guests entertained themselves with giant jenga, skittles, and quoits on the lawns, while the bridal party had photos around the property.
We stayed long enough to photograph the bridal party making their grand entrance to the reception, and Kylie and Ryan cutting their amazing cake. After that we left the happy couple to enjoy some canapés, drinks, and dancing at Emu Bottom Homestead.

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Kylie and Kyel Werribee Mansion Wedding at the Pavilion

December 15, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

Kylie and Kyel are love birds from way back; they started dating after high school but Kylie admits she had a crush on Kyel long before that. Kyel being Kylie’s brother’s best mate means they’ve known each other since primary school!

It was important to Kylie and Kyel that they have a relaxed and fun wedding; and Werribee Mansion was perfect for their vintage inspired wedding with fun modern flair! Kylie and Kyel loved the practicality of having their wedding at Werribee Mansion. They felt it important to be relaxed and fully soaked up the experience of their venue and did this by enjoying a night at Werribee Mansion hotel the night before the big day. To really ensure they felt relaxed they had massages and an intimate dinner in the hotel restaurant before the festivities began. The idea of no cars or moving around on their big day was very appealing and put them right at ease.

Their were plenty of unique touches that Kylie and Kyel added to their wedding day. A favourite moment for them both was their first dance. Which started with a a beautiful slow version of “I wanna dance with somebody” But then they had the original Whitney Houston version played immediately after. That’s when they asked everyone to join in and everyone was dancing and singing and really getting into it. It was fun and silly and just exactly what the couple wanted in that moment.

We loved that during the ceremony the couple asked the celebrant prior to reading the legal statement “marriage in Australia is between a man and a woman..” that their guests cover their ears in protest. As one day the couple hope that marriage equality will be granted in Australia and everyone will be allowed to marry who they love.

Kylie and Kyel had these lovely words about working with us…

Lizzy instantly makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. She has the talent of capturing really candid beautiful moments and bringing out the best in people. Our whole bridal party absolutely loved her. Lizzy was amazing. We are so so happy we chose her. She is easy to work with, is totally flexible with getting all the photos you want. But also has a great eye for finding the right spots for great photos.

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Wedding location: Werribee Mansion Hotel & Spa – Pavilion
Ceremony Official: Kim McCleland
Bridal gown: Luci Di Bella – (Dress name: Allegra)
Grooms attire: Formal Red – Fitzroy
Groomsmen: Formal Red – Fitzroy
Bridesmaids: White Runway
Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Makeup: Zoe O’Meara
Hair: Jessica Woods
Flowers: Ivy & Eve
Jewellery: Secrets (Earrings)
Cake: Cakes of Distinction
Music: The Baker Boys
Bomboniere: Spring Hill cakes (provided by Werribee Mansion), Hangover Kits were DIY
Invitations: Etsy – BuffyWeddings
Wedding Rings: Michael Hill
First night: Werribee Mansion Hotel & Spa

Louise + Mani’s Emu Bottom Homestead Wedding

December 3, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

Louise and Mani first met through work and became friends.  They were both after a simple, relaxed and
rustic wedding and Emu Bottom Homestead fit the bill! It was actually the only place they even considered! They immediately knew it felt right as Mani particularly wanted a garden
wedding and the woolshed had a great atmosphere about it. So in true Louise and Mani style (without a fuss) they just jumped right in and booked it without visiting any other venues!

Louise and Mani commented that they loved everything about their wedding day! However,  it wasn’t until the drive back to the hotel after it was all over that they were able to stop and reflect, catch up and swap stories about all that happened throughout the day!

Lovely words from Louise and Mani about their experience working with us!
Lizzy and her team have been so easy to work with. They are so friendly, and professional but fun! Lizzy has been so patient and was able to make us feel relaxed and helped us to enjoy the
whole process.

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The Details

Wedding location: Emu Bottom Homestead, Sunbury
Ceremony Official: Melissa Fahey Celebrant, Mine Forever
Bridal gown: Bridal House Geelong
Grooms attire: Briggins Suits
Groomsmen: Briggins Suits
Bridesmaids: Bridal House Geelong
Shoes: EBay
Makeup/hair: Salon Vogue, Werribee
Flowers: Proud Designs
Jewellery:
Cars: Melbourne Classic Car Hire
Cake: Wooden Spoon Cakes, Melton
Music: Baker Boys Band
Bomboniere:
Invitations: Mickey Loves Jackie
Wedding Rings: Michael Hill
Bridal accessories:
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First night: The Hotel Windsor
Honeymoon: Bali

Client Spotlight: LinkedIn Portraits

July 9, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Portrait Photography.

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What do you do and how you got into your field.

I’m a behaviour change and prevention strategist. I started off in a marketing communications consultancy and had the amazing privilege of working on a public health project for Australians with diabetes. The subject matter of health promotion really struck a cord with me, so I pursued a Master of Public Health.

Tell me a bit about what you do.

My work is focused around developing and delivering programs that encourage people to change the way they behave in order to positively impact themselves or our society. I’ve worked with government and consultancies, as well as not-for-profits, and across issues such as obesity, parenting and corruption. Its great to be able to combine my two loves – marketing and public health – in the projects that I work on..

Why did you choose to hire Lizzy C Photography?

I’ve known Lizzy from when I was working above her studio many years back. I wanted to get corporate profile pics done with someone who I trust and am comfortable with, so Lizzy was the obvious choice!

Tell us about your experience working with her. Were you happy with the results?

It was a really fun photo session. Lizzy made me feel really comfortable and we tried out different poses and outfits. She ensured the shots were natural and brought out my personality, rather than trying to dictate what I should or shouldn’t do.

 

Client Spotlight with Bronwyn

June 29, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Portrait Photography.

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Profile Photography Session

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What do you do?
My job title is Manager, Office of the Deputy Secretary Service Design and Operations Division, in the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. I manage a small team of six staff who provide policy and strategy advice, and adminstrative support to the Deputy Secretary.

How did you get into your field?
I joined the Victorian public service in 2007 through its graduate recruitment scheme. Most of this time, I’ve worked in the public/social housing area. Prior to this I held a few different roles in policy research, academic tutoring, and in the book industry. My undergraduate degrees were in international studies (with a Spanish major) and an honours degree in social science.

Why Lizzy C Photography?
I found Lizzy through a google search. I really like the natural look of the photos on the website – the people seemed normal!

Tell us about your experience working with her. Were you happy with the results of your shoot?
I wanted professional photos for my Linkedin profile, but I hate having my photo taken! Lizzy did a great job of making me feel comfortable during the shoot, and in helping me determine which photos to choose. I would really recommend her.

 

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Relax! It’s only a photo.

June 15, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Portrait Photography.

Not everyone is born naturally photogenic. Let’s face it. Most of us are never happy when we see ourselves in photographs. Most of us freeze up at the thought of getting our photo taken which makes trying to put your best foot forward in the very visual world of social media and websites difficult.

Anyone looking at your online professional image is judging you by the quality of the image in front of them. Appearances count when you are trying to make a good impression.

When we take your photograph, we believe a great shot is all about having you relax in front of the camera. We want you to loosen up and behave naturally. Sometimes this takes a bit of time. Even for a single head shot we recommend at least 45 minutes of shoot time.

If you are very uncomfortable at the thought of having your portrait taken then we can use this amount of time to get to know you, make you feel comfortable and make sure we get your best angle.
Likewise, if a shoot is too long the subject get’s tired. (Anyone who has been photographed on their wedding day can probably relate to this!)

The smiles become too forced and stiffness in posture sets in and the photo will not appear natural.

A recent client commented about the process.

My whole life I have been convinced that, contrary to the old adage, the Camera does indeed lie! I do not take a good photo!

I think the reason Lizzy’s portraits work is that she makes me relax and so, instead of a forced, almost self conscious look, she manages to bring out a more natural expression which in turn improves the outcome.

In my view she weaves magic and I am delighted with the outcomes. – Leanne Gow

Here at Lizzy C Photography, we like to think we are experts at capturing just the right look to showcase our clients and the work they do.
If you think your business image could do with a lift, then contact us now book in for a Business Profile on our next Business Portrait Shoot Day.

And….. If you find it hard to get to the studio during business hours, our appointments times start as early as 7.30am.

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Katrina + Aaron | Rustic Bush Emu Bottom Homestead Wedding

May 13, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

When Katrina and Aaron first met in Melbourne they bonded over the fact that he was a Kiwi and Katrina had recently returned to Melbourne after 3 years living in NZ. As they spend a lot of their time together pursuing outdoor pursuits Emu Bottom Homestead was the perfect venue with it’s beautiful outdoor setting and rustic bush charm. They idea of a spit lamb roast over the Woolshed fire was also very appealing!  Aaron and Katrina has a wonderful day but were aware how quickly it was flying by, when Aaron’s favourite song started to play at the reception Katrina saw it as the perfect oportunity to steal Aaron away and we spent a special moment together dancing with each other on the dance floor.

Aaron and Katrina’s advice to soon to be wed couples

What advice would you give to someone getting married?
Wedding planning is a lot of work but hopefully you only do it once so don’t be afraid to try new ideas and add special unique elements to personalise the wedding to really make it your own. Plan ahead, book in your suppliers early and delegate jobs where you can. The wedding day will fly by, but try to take a moment to stand back and soak every detail in and spend a quiet moment with just you and your new husband.

How was your experience with Lizzy C Photography?
Lizzy was so easy to work with and had us all relaxed in front of the camera. She worked efficiently and seamlessly to make the most of the time we had to capture all the special moments.

Were there any publications, websites or blogs that you used to research ideas for your own wedding?
Polkadot bride

We’d also like to know if there are any suppliers you used to put together your big day, that you might wish to mention. If you used anyone whose product or service was exceptional, please let us know.
– We loved the beautiful sounds of our amazing band Inka Sounds whose music had the Woolshed buzzing and everyone up on the dance floor. They were fantastic to work with and responded to all our special requests.
– Our celebrant Melissa Fahey was also wonderful and had all the guests relaxed, laughing and ready for my arrival and provided the perfect relaxed but personal feel that we were after for our ceremony.
– Our florist Basia Puchalski who understood my vision and created beautiful native bouquets and floral arrangements for the ceremony and reception that blended so well with the venue and surrounds.
– My dress from Gwendolynne was absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with Gwendolynne’s elegant, vintage style from the moment we first visited her boutique in Fitzroy. The service provided by Gwendolynne and her staff was exceptional and very personal from the very beginning when I tried on the different styles.

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Wedding details
Wedding location: The Woolshed, Emu Bottom Homestead
Ceremony Official: Melissa Fahey, Mine Forever Celebrant Services
Bridal gown: Gwendolynne
Grooms attire: Ferrari Formalwear
Groomsmen: Ferrari Formalwear
Bridesmaids: Review
Shoes:
Makeup/hair: Vivian Ashworth
Flowers: Basia Puchalski
Jewellery: Richard Nylon hair piece
Cars: Hot Rod Heaven
Cake: Cherrytree Bakehouse
Music: Inka Sounds
Bomboniere:
Bunting: Handmade by bride’s family
Invitations: Chicks n Hens
Wedding Rings: Larsen Jewellery
Bridal accessories:
First night: The Langham Hotel
Honeymoon: Rwanda and Tanzania

Jess and Mick’s Emu Bottom Country Rustic Wedding

May 12, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Wedding Photography .

Jess and Mick love camping so Emu Bottom Homestead in its beautiful natural setting was as obvious choice for them as the perfect place for their wedding. They were extremely thankful to their family friend Brodie who styled their entire wedding and made their dream day come to life. Making it fit truly with their own personalities.

We’re blushing but I guess we’ve got to brag a bit and share the lovely words Jess and Mick had to say about their experience with us

“Lizzy was fantastic and we highly recommend her services! She made the whole process so easy and all the guests and bridal party just loved her too. She is very organised and knows the venue well, the bridal party shots went seamlessly. And most importantly, Lizzy’s photography is second to none!”

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The details
Wedding location: Emu Bottom Woolshed
Ceremony Official: Debra Holder
Bridal gown: Oglia-Loro (Sam was fantastic and highly recommend his services)
Grooms attire: Formal Red
Groomsmen: Formal Red
Bridesmaids: Bridesmaids all wore different black dresses
Shoes: Wayne by Wayne Cooper
Makeup/hair: Makeup & Beauty by Jodie McInnes
Flowers: Pam Slade Wedding Flowers
Jewellery: Earring from Pandora
Cars: Grooms pop car’s
Cake: Blackbird Cakes
Music: Stack Jnr Band
Bomboniere: Little bottles of Port and Fortified Wine from The Berry Farm Margaret River
Invitations: Bride’s mum, Sue Bowling, made the invitations
Wedding Rings: John McAleer Jewellery Design
First night: Macedon Spa
Honeymoon: Turkey, Italy and Croatia

To Hair and Make Up or, Not to Hair & Make Up?

May 8, 2015 | Learn more about Lizzy C's Portrait Photography.

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A really common question from female portrait clients before a shoot is, should I have my hair and make up professionally done? Ultimately it is a very personal choice. Our advice is always to keep it simple and natural. If you don’t normally have your hair “tszuj-ed” up to the rafters and wear heavy make up – then don’t! At the end of the day you want to look like you.

For those clients that do decide to go ahead with hair and make up we always recommend the artist keep it light and as natural as possible and the day of your shoot is not the best time to try out a new hair style. We don’t want you feeling self conscious and worrying about what your hair is doing. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your shoot and feeling like the very best version of YOU.

You want your Business Portrait to be a professional, approachable, recognisable, version of you.

Here at Lizzy C Photography, we like to  think we are experts at capturing just the right look to showcase our clients and the work they do.

If you think your business image could do with a lift, then contact us now  book in for a Business Profile on our next Business Portrait Shoot Day.  And….. If you find it hard to get to the studio during business hours, our appointments times start as early as 7.30am.

 

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