Pleasure to meet you
I’m Lena. I’m one of those rare human beings who believes wholeheartedly and unashamedly in love. I’m talking about that peculiar and marvellous kind of love. That right-place-right-time, happily-ever-after, meant-to-be kind of love. The kind that you grasp with both hands and never let go of. I believe that marriage is a very beautiful expression of love, not just between the couple who is getting married, but also celebrated with their family and friends. I absolutely love getting to know our amazing couples and capturing their unique love stories. I feel incredibly lucky to be living my dream life. Let’s work together to capture your precious memories!
While growing up I was that artistic kid (you know the one, there’s always one!) who won art competitions and had my work displayed on the classroom walls, but my parents pursuaded me to go to university and get a degree. I had no idea what I wanted to do, all I knew was that I really enjoyed helping people. So I studied the closest thing to visual art that I could find, and I obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne.
Then in 2010 on one fateful day I photographed my first wedding and I discovered my calling in life. At the time I was working as an Architect in a 9 to 5 office job and I knew I needed to do more with my life than just designing static spaces, I craved working with people and expressing love and positivity to those around me. I started photographing weddings on the weekend because I loved meeting new people and photographing pretty things, it brought me so much joy! Every couple came back to tell me how much they loved my photos and they were so glad I was their photographer, and my heart brimmed with satisfaction, confirming to me that wedding photography is indeed my life’s purpose.
In early 2015 I lost a very dear friend, and I knew that from that point on, life would never be the same again. After weeks of searching, I learnt an important lesson, that our present life is finite and incredibly precious. I decided I would live with passion, purpose and fearlessness. I quit my day job, scared but excited and extremely sure, that whatever the future may hold, I would live it with no regrets, ever.
My mission is to bless every couple with a beautiful, positive, uplifting experience and leave them with wonderful memories encapsulated as treasured photographs, so they can relive those memories over and over again for generations to come.
- Dreamy colour palettes
- Beautiful cakes and desserts
- Outdoor weddings
- Ivy growing on walls
- Flowers. Everywhere.
- Glass vases and plates
- Beautiful tablescapes
- Lawn games
- Fruit infused drinks
- Typographic prints and handwritten fonts
I believe that every couple deserves to have a beautiful set of photos to tell their love story, so that their precious memories and stories can be preserved and retold forever. Life is beautiful, laugh lots and love always. There is magic everywhere, it just needs to be seen.
Full service wedding collection begins at $4,000
• 8 hours wedding day coverage
• Unlimited photos (500+ photos)
• All photos are edited
• Personalised USB
• High resolution photos for printing
• Low resolution for sharing online
• Personalised gallery of your edited images
“Ashley and I would just like to give you a big big thankyou for your wedding photos! We were blown away….they look absolutely amazing, we are so so happy with them. You captured the day exactly how it was from start to finish…looking at them all together was like reliving the whole day – it was amazing.”
Jodie & Ashley
“Lena! Oh my goodness!!! I absolutely love ALL the pictures! My family and friends love all the pictures too!!!!!!!! You are like a dream come true Lena, too good to be true! We have been together for more than 6 years now and we never had decent pictures of us together, but you managed to capture everything so well. I am actually very touched. Thank you so much again! PROMISE ME not to let your gift go wasted!! Keep shooting!”
Vivian & Xue Neng
“Dear Lena, we would love to express how thankful we are to have you as our wedding photographer! Your organisation, guidance and skills made us feel so at ease on the day where we were most anxious. We had so much fun in our pre-wedding shoot and on our wedding day too and felt so comfortable to just be ourselves and trust in you to capture the moment for us. We hope both you and Sam enjoyed the day as much as we did.”
Tom & Fi
“Thank you for being an absolute dream to work with, you came up with some fantastic ideas for our photo shoot. We have had so many people comment on how beautiful the photos are and we could not have been happier with how it all went. Thank you so much Lena, your photographs are something we will treasure forever.”
Rebecca & Michael
“Our wedding photography experience with Lena was a delight from start to finish. Lena was professional, energetic, focused and committed to the documentation of our day and we believe the end results speak for themselves! The photos captured the emotions and excitement of the day. We have had countless compliments on our photography and feel lucky to have Lena’s creative energy to thank!”
Grace & Daniel
“Woah woah woah! We are speechless… we actually could not have asked for better photographers to capture our wedding day. These photos really capture our personalities and reflect the beautiful day. We absolutely love them! They will be precious keepsakes that we will treasure! Thank you so much Lena and Sam.”
Es & Eve
“Lena we are ABSOLUTELY LOVING the photos!!!! We knew you’d do a fantastic job, and we’ve gotten nothing by praise from everyone on how great your pics have come out! We couldn’t be happier with the memories you’ve captured for us!!!”
Peter & Alice
“Thank you so much for the wonderful photos, Lena! Love it so much! We really got so much luck to have you as our photographer for this couple photo shooting. Besides your fabulous work, your professional service and cheerful attitude also impressed us so much! You are a really great photographer to work with! Your work is beyond amazing. Thank you so much!”
Jessica & Kenny
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