"A loving embrace."

"A hug."

Irvin ball described “A hug is the perfect gift- one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it. ”

Between my missus and I, we call them "Smooshies."

Weak knees, short breath, ahhh, a hug
Posted by Alexander on 11 June 2014

So Bron and I went up to Canberra to get her a motorcycle to fiddle with and to spend a little time with some old friends.

Here's Ben & Cass from a graduation shoot they asked me to do for them from a couple of years back.

Love ya guys!

...especially how you don't drink beer. "I" love that a lot, in fact it's something we'll never fight about! The archery lesson was a treat too!

Roadtrips…just what the doctor ordered!
Posted by Alexander on 4 June 2014

"The sun was just right, the sky was just right, and she was just right."

Melbourne Wedding Photography – Big Sky Post
Posted by Alexander on 29 May 2014

"Yeah you got that something,
I think you'll understand..."

I was tagging along with a my mate Marcel Van der Horst, a great guy and fellow wedding photographer. The sun was out, we were on the Peninsula and Erica & Ryan were getting married overlooking the water.

Now stay with me here but that was back in March last year and the one thing that always sticks with me is that as soon as they stood together and said their vows, as soon as they became husband and wife and as soon as the guests began their barrage of 'Congratulations' they could not let go.

The Beatles said it,

"When I feel that something,
I wanna hold your hand."

There's little if any haze on the horizon, the sun is just about an hour away from diving into it's celestial slumber and for a photographer this is golden hour.

To quote Psalm 19:10, "More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb."

This time of day makes a photographer's heart go pitter, patter, knees go weak and you could say it's just like falling in love.

And you can see why.



De Light! De Light!
Posted by Alexander on 14 May 2014

I sat in an Airport last week just about to head out to the UK when I was introduced to this video.

You know those random chats you have with strangers over the most ordinary things where the conversation grows and blossoms then it abruptly ends?

I was an hour early for a flight and a fellow passenger had noted the big clunky headphones I had around my neck. She had a smaller set and asked to compare sounds. We kept on talking and then she recommended a thread on Reddit with this wonderful clip from the latest Titanic documentary.

"You will love it."

I certainly did.

If you've been to my Facebook page it reads in the 'about' section, "A Wedding photographer for people and the things they love."

This isn't my work but it represents a man truly in love with his job and I thought it should should be shared here.

Let's forgo my work this week and look at someone else's.

Bill Sauder – The Fragrance of Heaven
Posted by Alexander on 7 May 2014

Erica and Ryan sharing that moment before a kiss
- Shot as assistant to Marcel Van der Horst of MV Photography.

Look down the hall, look across the room, heck, get on up and put the computer down.

I want you to sneak a peek at that love-of-you-life and I want you to remember those brief moments before you first kissed, that moment in-between that wonderful friend and all it came to be.

Now call them over, smile and say, "I love you."

...or heck, just pull them close, smile, and while you're got them that close...just let that magic happen.

Some people fall and some people fly and when it comes to the couples I meet, most are comfortable with being themselves but "AIN'T NO ONE GOT TIME" for modelling!

Raquel & Mario where spinning, trying to keep their eyes on the camera and then I made them walk into each other.

"Keep your eyes on each other, not me!" I said, which is pretty difficult when you have a photographer this 'ridiculously, ridiculously good looking.' (I may or may not have said that) but that little bump broke down those little walls we all build around ourselves when things get a 'little different.'

They laughed, we walked a little further and settled on a bench and here's what we have. A little fun, a lot of connection and a great photo of two wonderful people.

Bumpity Bump – Melbourne Wedding Photography
Posted by Alexander on 16 April 2014

Your dress is spectacular, your flowers came from that house you two used to rent when you first moved in together, he's the brawn and you're the brains.

You're the reason he wants to be a better man and he sticks around because you made that "thing" with the "food" once and "She's pretty awright-ya-know?" (his words, not mine)...ANYWAY you formed the culinary key that unlocked the grand old wrought iron gate to his heart.

And here you both are, ready to take another big step beyond 'we've-just-sat-down-to-lunch-and-realised-we're-both-wearing-the-same-coloured-pants-and-tops!'

Oh, by the way, I know a good photographer. ;)

I've been chipping away at little details in this site and you know what, it's just got to happen so here's a quick snippet of the work I've been so happy to bring together.

Thanks goes to all my clients and the huge amounts of support from within the photographic community. Without all of you and those constant words of encouragement I wouldn't be right here, right now.

It's been a long six years so let's get to shooting.