Isn’t it lovely to look back on photos of your parents when they were young, hopelessly in love and carefree… I love to capture those moments in my forever shoots so that one day your children can do the same.
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Montsalvat is one of my favourite locations for all types of shoots. I have captured so much beauty and happiness here over the years.
The beautiful wedding of Kat & Theo at Ballara Receptions.
Such a gorgeous venue that we are always happy to visit.
We met Kat & Theo last year at the Ballara Receptions Bridal Expo and they married on the 13th of October this year. The day started with an emotional reveal on the staircase of The Langham, followed by shooting in a few spots throughout the city, and then back to Ballara for the wedding.
Years of dreaming and months of preparation for your wedding day often culminates in many moments of stress and anxiety – even though it shouldn’t! It is our mission to make your photography experience as relaxed and seamless as possible, which is why we provide each of our clients with recommendations for their wedding shoot “emergency kit”.
If you want to ensure your wedding day is as enjoyable and relaxed as possible, make sure you pack these items and leave them in a safe, accessible place, like the car.
HOW TO PACK YOUR WEDDING EMERGENCY KIT
The key to any good wedding emergency kit is preparation. It’s no use throwing together random items the night before or day of the wedding – your pack should be ready to go at least a week in advance (and put somewhere that you won’t forget).
Here’s what to include:
- Foundation (to cover red noses)
- Mini multi thread sewing kit (you can buy from Safeway or Coles). Get the colour of the suits, the bridesmaid dresses and OF COURSE the wedding dress!
- ‘Party feet’ if you think you’ll need – or a change of shoes for locations
- Headache, muscle ache, hay fever, anti nausea etc, tablets
- Umbrella’s – one for each couple in the bridal party including yourself. White umbrella’s are great for winter or summer – any colour but red!!
- Lots of water, nibbles, refreshments in an esky
- Bobby pins/safety pins/hair clips/hair ties
- Wet ones and bath towel (so the bride can eat in the back of the car)
- Deoderant. Groom may also like to bring a spare shirt.
- If your location is at the beach, bring a hand towel to wipe sandy feet
All of these items can be stored in a small toiletries bag and left in the wedding car. We only hope we DON’T have to use them (wow, wouldn’t that be perfect), but we would hate to be stuck without them!!
Having an emergency kit packed and ready to go will save you so much stress and ensure your day runs to plan. Consider this when prepping for your day – over preparation will allow you to “take on” any challenge that comes your way, whereas under preparation is a recipe for disaster.
After winning the AIPP Family Photographer of the year in 2016, Shireen was fortunate enough to be featured in the AIPP journal. Shireen has been a member of the AIPP snice 2000, when she began as a student.
“I woke up on the morning of my 35th birthday and decided I wanted to study photography properly, to become a professional photographer.”
The write-up, titled “Shireen Hammond: Loving Everything” explores her love for photography and journey to where she is today.
While wedding photography is still a passion – she loves working with happy couples to bring their special day back to life through print – Shireen is moving further into portraiture. There a few reasons for this shift.
As explained here, after her father’s passing, Shireen realized she simply didn’t have a single family photo with everyone together. This drove her passion for capturing portraits and special moments between loved ones.
After being diagnosed with cancer in 2013, smack bang in the middle of an industry “shift” for wedding photographers, it was time for a fresh start. As Shireen recovered, she and her husband Robert decided that portrait photography was far less time consuming and had the potential to be more profitable – helping them recoup and cover expenses during such a difficult time.
As Shireen began to feel better, she decided she needed a special project to help her heal and inspire her to begin shooting with passion. That project became ‘Home is Where My Dog Is’ – a gorgeous coffee table book filled with photos of families and their furry friends. It even brought the community together and raised thousands of dollars for a local charity.
Everything has come together and feels comfortable and right”, says Shireen.
Shireen’s understanding of her clients passion for building connections is obvious. She prides herself on learning from each and every person who walks through her life, and passing those lessons on to her family and friends. And she definitely isn’t afraid to have a laugh along the way!
“I shoot what makes me happy and what fills my heart, whatever that may be.”
To see more of Shireen’s work, click here!
Well it’s been a loooonnnnnggggg time between posts!! But why not start if off with a BANG!!
We’re soooo thrilled and excited to announce that our very own Shireen Hammond M.Photog II – was just awarded with the very prestigious 2015 AIPP Victorian Photographer of the Year Award, making this her FOURTH time of winning this fabulous title!
Congratulations Shireen and Robert and the whole Team at Field of Vision Photography! What a fabulous result! Also, we MUST say a massive Thankyou to our gorgeous bride and grooms who made it all possible! Linda and David, Mini and Roman, Nancy and Norman, Sarah and Tim and Courtney and Joel.
What a fabulous result after winning 2014 Victorian Family Photographer of the Year last Year! Go team FOV once again!! Whoop Whoop!