Destination Wedding Ireland – Shelly & Dave

As a wedding photographer in Sydney, I bear witness to such a vast array of beautiful wedding photo locations. Though, when I was asked to travel to Ireland as the photographer for Shelly & Dave’s wedding recently, I thought this would be an amazing photographic opportunity I could not pass up. And I wasn’t disappointed. The Couple When Shelly started working as a waitress in a cocktail bar she would never had thought she would find her husband to be in her manager Dave. They worked together for four years, forming a… 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

Feature Wedding – Jo & Jarrod

Noosa wedding photography

Jo & Jarrod met at the Corner House in Bondi. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon, and Jarrod had decided to haul himself off the couch to return a set of bongos to a friend. Jo was enjoying a cheeky drink in celebration of completing a very muddy warrior dash that weekend. Introduced through mutual friends, the two of them ended up bonding over quite a few bottles of red wine. Fast forward eighteen months later, and whilst on holiday in Noosa for Jo’s birthday, the pair drove up to the lookout at sunset. It was almost… Read More

Feature wedding – Veena & Joel

Destination wedding photographer Kat Stanley Photography

The beautiful Veena and Joel met while working in a bar, calling bingo together before they started dating. As they flirted during these bingo sessions, Joel would do his best to make Veena burst into laughter as they called the numbers, repeating extremely funny number puns… Classic folk lore for the couple. Whilst holidaying in Kanchanaburi Thailand, the couple visited the tiger temple. Joel surprised Veena with a proposal as he had organised for a 3 week old tiger cub to present Veena with the ring tied in a bow around its… 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

7 Tips To A Stress Free Wedding Day

1. Decide what you want as a couple This is your wedding day. The two of you should both have input into how your day is going to look. Making sure you are both on the same page will reduce tension and worry from both of you as you start planning your big day. Sit down together once you are ready to start your wedding planning, and discuss both of your ideas as to what you imagine you wedding day will look like. Are you going to go with a formal ceremony,… Read More