Casa La Vina: Hunter Valley Escape

There have been some gorgeous new venues and hotels popping up around the Hunter Valley recently. It’s given the Hunter a bit of a new lease of life. One of the newest luxury accommodation venues is Casa La Vina. Loosely translated in English as Home in the Vineyards, stepping into one of their three exclusive villas is like stepping into Mexico. Needing a weekend away (and finally having one off together), Ben and I were fortunate enough to stay at Casa La Vina recently and I would have to describe it as my new favourite place… Read More

Feature Wedding – Linda & Dean

Sydney Harbour Wedding Photographer

The gorgeous city of Sydney was the backdrop for Linda and Dean’s wedding, fitting considering it was a night out in the city where they first met and the sparks flew. Meeting through mutual friends, it wasn’t long before Linda and Dean were dating, culminating in a romantic marriage proposal at a picnic in the gorgeous grounds of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. The city theme followed them right through to their honeymoon with a memorable holiday in two of the most famous cities in the world, Las Vegas and New York, before… Read More

Wedding Cake Ideas

Are you stuck on an idea for what to have as your wedding cake? Trying to find some inspiration but not sure which way to go? I have seen some of the most spectacular wedding cake ideas over the  years and thought what better way to show them off then to create a wedding cake portfolio for you to browse through. Vintage Wedding Cake Simple and easy to create, and able to capture the hearts of your guests. If you are going with a vintage or rustic theme, not only can you follow… Read More

The golden hour for wedding photography

The golden hour for photography

Are you planning your wedding in Sydney over the coming months? You are! Perfect. Have you given thought to your post ceremony photography session? Did you know, if you time it right, you could have the most magical images in your wedding album? As a wedding photographer, it is my job to know when this ‘magic hour’ will occur, to enable me to provide you with the most amazing images to keep for the rest of your life. The Golden Hour (also known as the magic hour) is the time shortly before sunset during which… 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

Feature wedding – Jules & Ben

vintage wedding camden

Jules and Ben’s wedding was an absolute dream to shoot, but before I tell you about the wedding, let me tell you their story. Having grown up in small neighbouring towns on the south coast of NSW, the gorgeous couple knew each other through friends from the last years of high school. However, it wouldn’t be until they were in their early twenties that they would see each other in a different light. One afternoon, Ben convinced Jules to miss her gym session, and join him on the beach at Coledale for… Read More

Hen’s Day Photography

Hens day photos sydney : Kat Stanley Photography

Are you planning an amazing day out for your hen’s with your closest friends and family? Did you want to make the most of this opportunity to dress up with the girls? Then why not plan an event to remember and include a hen’s day or night photo shoot. Whether you want to capture candid or posed images, or a mixture of both, having a professional photographer onboard for your pre wedding celebration is a great way to record your memories with your friends. After all the effort that goes into planning… Read More

Feature Wedding – Karen & Chris

Sydney Wedding Photographer :: Kat Stanley Photography

The first time they met For Karen & Chris their first chance meeting was actually at a wedding. Karen didn’t know the bride or groom, but was invited as a guest of someone she had only just started dating. She sat across the table from Chris all night and thought he was great. Chris later confessed it was love at first sight for him. The proposal The pair headed over to Europe for a month long holiday. It was 40 degrees, in beautiful Seville, Spain, when Chris thought it would be a good opportunity… Read More