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

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

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

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

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