Guys, let me just say that you have nothing to be worried about. Time and time again I've seen one of two things happen,

1. Your bros will help you out on your wedding day, be it tying a tie or remembering that "thing that goes on your finger" during that really "important time" at that "thing" you are going to be at by 3pm.

2. Mum will still iron your shirts and pants. (Even if you're 32)

Occasionally I like to spend a day just driving around the Mornington Peninsula practicing my Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonations and every so often my bro Marcel Van der Horst (talented photographer by the way) invites me along to help him capture a wedding at the same time...go figure!

On this occasion in all the hustle and bustle surrounding Julie and John's little day in the sun I managed to be able to sneak around the back of the church and grab a handful of shots.

The light was just right, they were just right and as I squatted down to grab this image I whispered in my best Arnold impersonation, "If they wed, we can shoot it."

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Melbourne Wedding Photographer – The Impersonator
Posted by Alexander on 3 December 2014

"Lovely, don't you, ever change,
Keep that breathless charm,
Won't you please arrange it?
'Cause I love you just the way you look tonight
Just the way you look tonight."

Thanks to Marcel,
Thanks to Julie & John,
Thanks to the Chairman of the Board.

Melbourne Wedding Photography – The way you look tonight
Posted by Alexander on 3 September 2014

A "helluva lotta" dirty jokes, some whiskey that just blows your tastebuds and cigars all around.

And then you're getting married Buckaroo!


There's something to be said about your couples session on your wedding day. You might get some time to yourselves!

A little privacy please!
Posted by Alexander on 30 July 2014

You'll invite every acquaintance, extended family member and that guy from that place you can't remember but what about your best friend?

I love my dog and I do get along with all dogs. It's a shame we can't bring them along...most of the time!


When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

- William Butler Yates

A Poem by William Butler Yeats
Posted by Alexander on 17 July 2014

The captain says, "Pack ye tissues. Thar may be a chance of rain."

Wedding day tip #547: Grab some tissues before you leave the house.

Possible showers…with a chance of smiles
Posted by Alexander on 9 July 2014

Your you remember why you invited them?

Things to do on your wedding day #7784
"Dance like there's no one watching."

...but there is, because you invited them!

Laugh, dance – Melbourne Wedding Photographer
Posted by Alexander on 18 June 2014