Melbourne Family Photography | Why family photography matters now more than ever before

family photograph by Melbourne photographer Michelle Pragt

If you know me at all, you’ll know that I’m passionate about family. And capturing moments of family togetherness feeds right into this need that I have to be doing something that honours what I feel is one of the most important and fundamental of society’s building blocks. Family is everything! And I fully believe that family photography can be, especially to a developing child, helpful in them seeing themselves…

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Tanglewood Estate | Floral Workshop

Quaint wedding chapel at Tanglewood Estate

One of the things that I love about living and working on the Peninsula, is that I get to meet some incredibly talented creatives that all share a love of where we live. In the off-season, there’s a window of opportunity for some of us in the wedding industry to find the time to spread our wings creatively and do something a little different. Joining forces to do that with…

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What to Wear for a Maternity Shoot

Mornington peninsula maternity photographer michelle pragt

Having a maternity session is such a beautiful way to celebrate this amazing period of your life. You’ll be getting photos to last you a lifetime, so it’s worth going to the trouble of making sure that the outfit you wear for your shoot is the best possible choice. Here’s a few things to consider:

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Riverstone Estate Wedding | Heather + Chris

Australian country bride and groom by Michelle Pragt

From our very first meeting, I could tell that Heather and Chris had a special relationship based on friendship, mutual love and respect. It was clear that they adored each other and so it was no surprise to me that their day was incredibly beautiful, romantic and heart centred.

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Stillwater at Crittenden Wedding | Emma + Josh

Mornington Peninsula bride by Michelle Pragt

These days, when it comes to planning your wedding day,  you really can do it however you want. There are traditions, but there’s no rules. And I love working with my couples to make sure that their day unfolds just the way they wanted it to. I don’t come with an agenda of having to get the perfect shot. I come to capture memories, and document the day. Whatever that…

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Gum Gully Farm Wedding | Yana + Ben

Gum Gully wedding photography by michelle pragt

  I get to meet and work with some pretty awesome people in my line of work. And I knew right from our first meeting that Yana and Ben were a couple I wanted to work with. Totally in love with each other and really easy going. Their venue of choice was one of my favourites too. Gum Gully Farm has the cutest little chapel and countryside to die for….

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Lakehouse Daylesford Wedding | Lovisa + William

Daylesford wedding

Sometimes I’m having such a good time shooting that I can almost forget that it’s work. Such was the case at Lovisa and Will’s incredible wedding day at The Lakehouse Daylesford. It started with a drive and I could feel myself unwinding with each turn in the road. But it was more this beautiful couple with great chemistry,  happy family and friends around them, the stunning location, and a talented…

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Moonah Links Wedding | Kate + Josh

Mornington Peninsula wedding by Michelle Pragt

It was the incredible Mother Teresa who said “Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows in the eyes. it appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us. it reacts outside. Joy is very infectious.” From the minute I arrived, until the very last moment, Kate…

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My love of photography grew from wanting to capture as much of my travels and children's childhood as possible, and it is something that I have been loving for most of my life.

Michelle Pragt

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