Petersham Hotel – Melanie and Chris

This beautifully intimate wedding venue is tucked away in Richmond. I’ve been a recommended luxury wedding photographer at Petersham Hotel for a while now. It’s one of my favourite wedding venue and I love coming back every time and seeing the friendly staff. Having worked here a few times, I know all the best spots for some great photos, including the amazing cellar.

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When I first met Melanie and Chris they told me that they really wanted some wow factor photos. As a luxury wedding photographer, this meant that I could get creative with my lighting and give them photos that they’ll love.


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I started my day with Melanie and found that everyone was very relaxed. There was still real buzz surrounding the day and I could tell that Melanie was very excited. She’d chosen a stylish wedding dress and looked amazing. She made it very easy for me to capture some beautiful photos.

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After spending the morning with Melanie, I joined the guests as they arrived and took some snap shots of Chris. He also looked very stylish for his wedding in a slate grey three-piece suit.

It was a bright and beautiful day, which just added to the joy that everyone felt for Melanie and Chris. The theme for many of the guests seemed to be blue. Melanie was certainly covered on her something blue for the wedding.

When Melanie arrived with her bridesmaids and father, she looked stunning. As she made her way down the aisle, all eyes turned and Melanie had the attention of the whole room. Chris turned to see her walk in and a huge smile filled his face. It was a beautiful moment for all to see.

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After the ceremony, everyone made their way outside for a few photos and lots of drinks. Standing on the balcony with its gorgeous backdrop, we finish the group photos in record time. I then had time to take Melanie and Chris away for a few minutes for some couple shots.

At first we stayed in the surrounding gardens but then I lead the couple to the cellar. After that we headed up stairs to the grand piano and finished by the elegant stairs with the whole family.

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