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Dani and Daniel’s wedding

The very theatrical Dani and her lovely husband Daniel’s wedding was a great day back at the end of February this year We started off with the boys in Highett and then Dani’s place in Caulfield where the girls were getting ready. The Jewish ceremony was held at Landcox Park East Brighton and the Rabbi was Steven Link who presided over the formalities. The reception was held at the Port Melbourne Yacht Club where the beautiful bay views of the Spirit […]

Rebecca + Trent

Rebecca and Trent were married on the 19th of January; starting at Rebecca and Trent’s very stylish apartment in Young St. Fitzroy. The vintage Rolls Royce cars didn’t like the hot day leaking a little green radiator fluid on the pavement (the temperature was up near the 40’s) but that wasn’t enaough to stop the party.

The ceremony was held at Chapter House and followed by drinks at the Mocking Bird bar in Fitzroy St St.Kilda and the the Ceremony was at my old favourite the Stokehouse restaurant on the foreshore in St.Kilda. Here is a glimpse of their day.

Stephanie + James

I had a lot of fun last year at Stephanie and James’ last year, they were both determined to do things a little differently and when IIKEA was mentioned as one of the locations for photography, I knew It was going to be a great day. Well IKEA didn’t quite kick us out (I thought they might) they actually invited us to stay for coffee and cake on them. The politely asked that we didn’t take any more photos lounging […]

Annika and Dennis’ marriage at the Grand Hotel in Mildura

I love photographing weddings outside of Melbourne and when the invitation to photograph Annika and Dennis’s wedding in Mildura came up I was really pleased. They are a great couple who got married at the Gol Gol Ampelon gardens before returning (via a very scenic route) to the Grand Hotel in the middle of Mildura. Here are some photographs, the opportunity didn’t get past me to dine out at Stefano’s restaurant with my wife Ines the night before. I have […]

Wedding Photography is like falling backwards

Have you heard of that trust/relationship building exercise where you literally have to fall backwards from a standing position? You have to trust that your partner is going to catch you and prevent you from hitting the ground.

Wedding photography is not like buying whitegoods

Wedding photography is not like buying whitegoods. All I mean this by this is look further than ‘how much’ and ‘what do I get’. My advice to anyone about to engage a wedding photographer is find someone who does great work that you like, find someone you really want to be with you on your wedding day and find someone who is going to treat you well after you sign the contract and pay your deposit. This may seem pretty […]

Australian Jewish News – Wedding Supplement

A while back I put in an eight of a page advertisement into the Australian Jewish News supplement, submitted a couple of photographs and thought nothing more of it until the publication arrived in the mail last week. As well as my eight of a page advertisement I got the front cover of the magazine, and the photos heavily used throughout the supplement! Here is the cover photo

Unique 3 stage image processing at I Do Weddings – Photography

I love computers and digital photography and have been refining my workflow technique for a while now and have recently come up with a 3 stage post production technique that I use for all of my weddings I shoot. As well as outputting the files to different resolutions eg high res is the full size file (approx 60 mb), medium res (suitable for post card prints, and email sized files, I also output all of the files in 3 lots […]

Brenda and Sunny – aka sunnyheartsbrenda

Brenda and Sunny marriage was a beautiful mix of cultures, a lot of colour and energy that surged through the day. Held at the Tatra Receptions in Mount Dandenong. Marcus from Couch Media was there to record the video, and did a great job. To take a closer look check out this link Photography by David McArthur from I Do Weddings – Photography

My trip to Mildura to photograph Annika and Dennis’s wedding 10th of April 2010

Well often when I am traveling I am in such a hurry to where I am going that I don’t take any photographs; this trip was an exception. The Mallee country North of Bendigo has a solemn, quiet beauty to it that takes a city boy like me with some surprise. The clouds and the light after some rain were just amazing.