3 Reasons Brides Need ‘Getting Ready’ Photos | Melbourne Wedding Photography

bride adjusts beaded hair piece

My clients will often want to have a little chat about when the wedding day photography should start, and while that’s something that you should decide together, I always recommend that it starts early enough to allow me to capture some getting ready photos. It’s one of my favourite parts of the day for a few really good reasons. Read on to find out my top three reasons for having…

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Mornington Peninsula Wedding Venue | Spring Lunch at Stillwater at Crittenden

wedding at Stillwater at Crittenden

  It was so good to celebrate the beginning of the wedding season with some of the top wedding suppliers on the Mornington Peninsula recently, and what a gorgeous day it turned out to be! Spending time with like-minded people and collaborating with a small team of talented ladies at one of my favourites – Stillwater at Crittenden, was too much fun and I was more than happy to capture…

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Mornington Peninsula Maternity Photography | Emma + Rhen

Maternity photography on Mornington Peninsula

Let’s go down to the water’s edge together. And you can hold each other, feel the wind on your face, and dream of what’s to come as the sun goes down and the waves lap against the rocks below.

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Yarra Valley Wedding Photography | Krissy + Nihal

Yarra valley ranges wedding photography

I’m a big believer that a wedding doesn’t have to be extravagant in order to be beautiful. The most beautiful things come from the heart. This was illustrated perfectly by Krissy’s mum, who, as her eldest daughter was helping stitch her youngest daughter into her gown, came up and handed Krissy a simple bloom that she’d found in the garden outside. And in this one simple gesture, she reminded us…

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Mornington Peninsula Wedding and Family Photography | The Little Things

Mornington Peninsula wedding and family photography

I’m excited to share with you a short video that we’ve been making with Paper Box Media. It’s been filmed on the stunning Mornington Peninsula coastline and is inspired by the little things in life, which to me are the most important things. I’ve decided to embrace vulnerability a bit with this message and get myself into the frame. It leaves me nervous, but it’s something that I am always…

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Mornington Peninsula Maternity and Family Photography | Jen + Sean

Mornington Peninsula Family Photographer

What a beautiful tangled mess family life is. I love it all. The craziness, the ordinariness, the love, the fun, the hard work and the many rewards that make up your everyday life. Most often, it all seems quite ordinary. Days go by and it can seem like you haven’t done anything special at all. But it is in these very ordinary moments, and in all the little details that…

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Werribee Park Mansion Wedding | Shae + Will

I know I’ve said this before but it’s hard not to feel privileged to be able to share in the happiest of days with my couples and their families and friends. The hard work that it took for me to get to this point forgotten, as I get lost in the beauty of the moments before me.

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Portsea Hotel Wedding | Francesca and Olivier

Portsea wedding | In Photography by Michelle Pragt

One of the things that I love most about what I do, is that I get to share in some of the happiest days in people’s lives. I am reminded that the simplest pleasures are the best. Like celebrating with family and friends. For Francesca and Olivier with a little family of their own, and Oli’s family in France, it was a process to get there, but they did, and…

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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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