The idea of shooting around the city makes me cringe.
I always try to hint to my couples, the ‘popular’ spots, the one everyone goes to, can be discouraging.
See: Parliament building, Carlton Gardens, that door in front of RMIT. Little beach huts near Brighton.
Groups of bridal parties, with a stretch of limos and production crews, waiting for their turn.
An instant bridal expo.
You may feel like your special day is no longer special.
Then again, that was pre-COVID.
In 2021 Melbourne, if you were able to have guests at your ceremony and reception, you’ve won big time.
In fact, I was the one pushing Karen and Hong to default spots yesterday because the city was half empty.
We even managed to get a bar shot in Pellegrini’s, sipping granitas.
10 years ago, I’d try to stand out – scout for cool spots, find that unique lighting and composition, superpose …
In 2021 Melbourne, I tell myself:
Just make sure they look good and happy, man.