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Meet Naty and Kenning Bride and Groom To-be

Meet Naty and Kenning. A gorgeously fun loving bride and groom to be. This beautiful couple are getting hitched tomorrow and we are excited to be the ones who will capture this special occasion.

Naty and I met three years ago when I was leading worship at a youth Church service. She played the piano while I sang (I’m no Celine Dion, but I can belt out a tune or two). We got along from the get-go and have been friends since. Soon after Naty met Kenning and their engagement was announced. I was delighted and flattered to be their first point of contact for their special occasion pics.

Below is an Autumn shoot of these two cuties at Maling rd, Canterbury. Working with them was so enjoyable, lots of laughs and goofing around. Their chemistry and love for each other illuminates from them both. Whilst trying to nail down the requirements for tomorrows shoot, I asked Kenning exactly what he wanted, and his response was, “I just want my wife”. How cute is he!

I can’t wait to be a part of your big day, capturing the moment from a very personal point of view. Best of health, love and happiness to you both.

Karen xx

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Our Favourites Clicks of 2015

Year 2016 has started with a bang and we can’t believe how incredibly busy we have been at Finessence HQ! As we are fast approaching February, we thought we take you back at our 2015 journey and celebrate what an awesome year it has been for the Finessence crew.

Thank you so much to everyone who has walked through our doors, stood in front of our cameras and all the great laughs and conversations we have shared.

Stay happy and laugh continuously xoxo

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Jennifer + Pieter Wedding Fashion Editorial

The last two months have been non-stop shooting action at the Spring Racing Carnival, Fashion Campaign assignments with Collins 234, Melbourne Central, Ballettonet, WSGN and St Kilda Football Club so we apologise for being a little slack on blogging our work . If you are wondering what we have been up to, the best place to catch all the action is actually our Instagram @finessencephoto or my Snap Chat channel @heykarenwoo.

This Saturday we are gearing up for a beautiful and rustic wedding with Jenny and Pieter. I am particularly excited about Jenny’s wedding because I can’t wait to see her wedding dress – it’s going to be epic. She’s one of the couture dress designers behind Jane Hill, so you can actually imagine how it’s look like. The last time we spoke, and it was only 2 weeks ago that her dress was in pieces and yet to be stitched up !

A few months ago, Jenny came to me with an idea that she wanted her engagement images to look more fashion, more editorial and posed to be displayed at the Willows Reception table. With the concept in mind, we created these editorial black and white images which I’m so thrilled to share with you all!

Enjoy xxx

Dress by Alice McCall.

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Belinda and David ties the knot in their back yard

Traditionally, most wedding couples tie the knot at church, or at the Royal Botanical gardens, or perhaps in the middle of Melbourne University Law School gardens, or at the beach, but this special duo, Belinda and David got married in their backyard. We just love the idea of looking into the backyard with a beer in one hand and say with pride, “hey, we got married here”. What an incredibly beautiful story to share with your children.

So what about you? What’s your ideal place to tie the knot?

Mentions: Hair & Makeup by Miss Aimmey and Wedding reception at Brighton International.

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We love getting the crowd of friends together for a massive group photo on the dance floor!

For beautiful, personal and candid wedding photography, please contact us on 9830 1998 or email hello@finessence.com.au.

xo Karen and Alan

Once upon a Lifetime: Hye-Sung + Joel Wedding (Same Day Edit)

The day started with a drizzly morning and unpredictable Melbourne weather patterns, but to be honest we are grateful that this day has come. We ‘knew of’ Hye-Sung and Joel at our old church community, the musically talented duo and hardworking doctors, but it wasn’t until Joel turned up at our old shopfront 12 months ago and asked if we were available for their wedding day. Since then, our friendship grew effortlessly. We were incredibly encouraged by how honest and open they are about their relationship with one another and for Jesus.

Hye-Sung and Joel, thank you so much for entrusting us with this amazing job of shooting and producing a same-day edit wedding slideshow for your guests to laugh and cry. We love you both xo

Massive shout outs to our Finessence Team (Arlene and Jeanette) for spoon-feeding me while I’m editing and producing the slideshow, no in all seriousness they did a fabulous job getting the crowd going at the photobooth, and Alan shooting away at the reception. The amazing staff at The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (still salivating over that succulent Salmon!) and HIGH FIVES goes out to Chris and boys from White Heights Media!

Ok so here it is…. the Same-Day Wedding Slideshow that was presented last night, enjoy!

 

 

Photography by: Karen and Alan from Finessence Photography

Photobooth by: Arlene and Jeanette from Finessence Photography

Videography by: White Heights Media

Music licensed via Music Bed

Ceremony: St Marks, Camberwell

Reception: The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda

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