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

Feature Wedding – Olivia & Andrew

Olivia and Andrew had known each other for a few years through mutual friends. Olivia thought Andrew was a nice guy, but it wasn’t until 2007 that they shared their first kiss at an Australia Day Party hosted by one of their now bridesmaids. It only took a few dates for the couple to be totally smitten with each other. Olivia & Andrew lived with each other for some years, and in that time, knew quite a bit about each other, not to mention meeting Prince Harry in Croatia together! They went… 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

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

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