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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.









Etsy x Bride Australia Trunk Show 2015

Last night, Karen and I were very fortunate to be invited to Etsy x Bride Australia’s first ever collaborative Trunk Show at Melbourne’s 1000 £ Bend to celebrate their mutual love for weddings. As VIP guests, we were able to relax, venture around the stalls and meet all 20 creative Etsy Sellers. Besides being a busy on the iphone “insta this and insta that” of all the gorgeousness around us for @instasocial, we were glad to finally put a face behind the Etsy Sellers from all over Australia and even New Zealand! We even had a chance to learn how to make our very own flower crown! The perfect idea for a hen’s night too!

If you are bride looking for creative styling ideas, whether it is a cute little bow tie for your guy, or an engraved wedding ring with the letters “When I met you I fell in love with you” ring, or some beautiful hand calligraphy invitation cards, this is the Trunk Show to be. Intimate and cosy.

Here are the details in case you’ve missed it:

The two-day event (Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October) at Melbourne’s 1000 £ Bend (361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne) will feature the work of Etsy sellers from around Australia with more than 20 sellers on hand to showcase their products and their making process.

Thank you so much Etsy and Bride Australia for having us, we had such an inspiring night of fun and adventure! xxx


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Melbourne Wedding Featuring Anni & Rame

One of our favourite weddings of the year with this upbeat and super fun couple, Anni & Rame.

Anni actually works at the Maling Road Post Office (just 2 minutes walk from our studio) so we see each other quite often when we drop off our clients parcels and mail. So when she popped by for a surprise visit and told us she wanted to book us, we felt extremely lucky and special knowing how much they loved our work.

Thank you so much for choosing us as your wedding photographers so here are the highlights of their special day!

“Hey Karen and Alan, thank you both so much for your help and of-course your amazing wedding photos every moment of the day was so special and you captured it perfectly. We both love our album so much! Thank you! [heart] Rame & Anni xxx”


What Shoes to Wear on Your Wedding Day

Are you are a bride in need for some shoe style inspiration? Well we have got a few tips and style ideas which could help choosing your heels more wisely.

  • Choose heels that are mid length (2 inches high) – it makes walking around locations much more comfier
  • Bring a cute pair of flats. For example, the Melissa flats with heart bow ties are a fabulous choice. Steer away from flip flops, the reason being is that sometimes when we want to capture some natural walking shots. Though it happens rarely, we just don’t want you to look back and cringe at the fact that you had worn your slippers instead of your heels
  • Slide in some heel slip ons to protect your feet from rubbing
  • Wear your new heels in at least three months ahead so you are confident walking in them
  • Fact: Though high heels make you look taller, it actually makes your legs look slimmer and gives you a lovely S-Shape when you are having your full body portraits taken


The Traditional White Heels

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Writing a message on the bottom of your high heels



Getting Ready Shoe Shots

The prettiest getting ready shoe shots are when the bride seats by the edge of the chair or bed by the window light, and putting on their heels with their engagement ring finger showing…

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Pop of Colour

Why don’t you try colour?

Red, black, blue and glitter has been the most popular colour amongst brides. How about wearing sneakers on your weddding day?

Well that’s sore feet sorted for the entire day 🙂



All images created by Finessence Photography

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