How to find that perfect Mother-of-the-Bride dress

Kat Stanley Photography - How to find the perfect Mother-of-the-Bride dress

With my wedding not far off in the future, my mum asked me if I could help her to choose an outfit for our special day. And that got me thinking, where do you shop for mothers-of-the-brides outfit? And how do you help the parents of the bride and groom to dress appropriately. Knowing the style of wedding you are planning, and your expectations of what you want them to wear, will help explain to your parentals what look you are going for. “People aren’t clear enough these days on their invites about dress expectation…. Read More

Why you should invest in a pre-wedding photo shoot

Pre wedding photo shoot sydney

Have you ever wondered why couples choose to have a photography session before the wedding? Well, sometimes it is to build confidence in a camera-shy client, and other times it is so they can utilise the images for the wedding itself. Still not sure if you want one? Well, at Kat Stanley Photography we get asked about pre-wedding photo shoots a lot. So we thought we would give you the answers to our most commonly asked questions. What is a pre-wedding shoot? It is a photography session prior to your wedding day, where… Read More

Night Time Wedding Photos

Kat Stanley Photography Night Time Wedding Blog

Have you allowed enough time for your photographer to step outside your wedding reception for ten minutes of night time photography fun? Don’t believe that as soon as the sun goes down you need to say goodbye to your wedding photographer. Some of the most wonderful photos can be achieved with a little bit of pre-planning and thinking outside of the box. I have photographed a myriad of Sydney weddings over the past few months, I must admit that the earlier sunsets since daylight savings has ended, are allowing some amazing evening photography. All that effort… Read More

What Every Bride Must Have In Their Wedding Day ‘Bride-Aid’ Kit

Kat Stanley Photography Bride Aid Kit Blog

What is a bride-aid kit? Easy – It is a first aid kit for brides. With all the little essentials you may need for mini emergencies on your wedding day. So I thought who better to ask than the experts – my wedding clients! They have the knowledge and experience having gone through it all, and I will definitely be using their suggestions on my wedding day. Below are the top 13 tips our feature wedding clients recommend for any bride to be. 1. Mints – Because of all the kissing, not… Read More

What to do if rain is forecast for your wedding day

Wedding day photos in the rain

Thinking about an outdoor wedding? But what if it rains? Well if you plan it right, a little bit of rain could actually transform your wedding into a fairytale ending. Outdoor weddings make for a beautiful picturesque background for your dream wedding. Country weddings, beach weddings and garden weddings are a visually beautiful way to compliment your wedding photographs. Though with the challenge of a wedding in the great outdoors, you will need to make sure you have ‘Plan B’ mapped out in the event Mother Nature has a different idea. Whilst… Read More

Fashion Photography Portraits – Essential Tips For The Perfect Portrait Session

Fashion portraits by female photographer Kat Stanley Photography

Are you interested in becoming a fashion model, or entering the modelling circuit?  Do you need a variety of portraits for your fashion model portfolio?  Or are you simply wanting to feel glamorous for a day? Whether you are looking for a photo shoot just for you, or to assist your entry into the fashion and modelling industry, we can tailor our portrait sessions to suit. Simply follow these essential tips and your portrait photography session will be a breeze. Preparing for your photo shoot Research photo references. This means collecting any images you have seen… Read More

How to incorporate your wedding invitations and stationery into your wedding photos

Sydney wedding photographer : Kat Stanley Photography

This article is brought to you by Kristi Charter at Giant Invitations. I met Kristi when researching her work through the Giant Invitations website. Kristi and I have formed a great relationship since then, assisting each other by sharing content for blogs and feature photographs.    While you may not realise how important wedding invitations and stationery are initially, once you begin organising them, you’ll soon realise a large chunk of your time will go towards planning them. Your invitations will set the tone for your upcoming nuptials and will act as a precursor to how… Read More

Top 5 things to remember when planning a destination wedding

Destination wedding in Phi Phi Island

Isn’t it the dream? To be able to have your wedding day on a tropical island in the sun. Having a destination wedding is becoming very popular, with a good portion of my wedding photography gigs taking me to a range of beautiful overseas destinations. I have travelled to Thailand recently, for the wedding of Veena & Joel, Hawaii and England in past years, and in a few months time, I have even been asked to capture a wedding in Ireland & Vanuatu. Although, the wedding destination does not need to be an international stop… Read More

Should I get a spray tan for my wedding?

Wedding spray tan : Kat Stanley Photography

To fake tan or not to fake tan for my wedding photos, that is the question. As a bride-to-be you want to look your best on your big day, and the question of having a spray tan for your wedding day is one that is asked by my clients quite regularly. Recently one of my clients sent me this email: ‘Hi Kat, I read an interesting blog / Facebook question and answer on fake tanning versus natural tan for a wedding. A few photographers commented on what looks better in photos, but you are… Read More

Beauty Tips for Perfect Wedding Day Skin

As a Sydney wedding photographer, I have seen what the stress of planning a wedding can do to a bride’s, and even groom’s, skin leading up to their big day. Wedding stress and anxiety can cause an imbalance in your mind, and body. Though you may feel you are handling the wedding planning quiet well, it is not uncommon for your body to break out with skin imperfections in the lead up to the wedding. What most brides do not realise is that skincare has less to do with skin type or… Read More