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Interesting Facts About Megan Aldridge!

I have been known to stay up until 2am on Instagram.

I dream of learning botanical illustration one day.

When I’m not doing photography related stuff, you can find me cooking (well, watching cooking shows anyway).

I also love my 4 kids, 2ferrets, 5 guinea pigs, 2 cockatiels, 2 fat goldfish, and especially, my husband.

I really appreciate unconditional love and family.

Other Stuff I Love: leopard print, red lipstick, my V8, JJJ, embarrassing my kids, flowers and shiny things.

 

About Me Professionally

Why Choose Megan Aldridge Photography:

I have photographed over 500 weddings, and still LOVE it!!

I am honoured to have been made a Master Photographer by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) at the Australian Professional Photography awards (APPA). I am an Accredited Professional Photographer. Recently I was made a Licentiate of the AIPP as a mark of respect and recognition of seniority and experience and is only awarded to Accredited Professional Photographers (APP), who have been members of the AIPP for 15 years or more.

“A licentiate is a person who has a formal attestation of professional competence, borne from experience, to not only practice a profession, but also to teach, educate and mentor others in the profession.”

I am skilled at finding the perfect light and moment.

My work has been published in Melbourne Wedding and Bride Magazine, Portfolio Wedding Magazine, Melbourne Bride Magazine, Polka Dot Bride Blog, Style Me Pretty Blog, the Australian Professional Photography Awards book (APPA) for many years running, the AIPP Pro Photography website.

I am an accomplished artist and avid wedding photojournalist with over 17 years of experience in professional photography. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art from RMIT.

 See more awards and media – click here!

 

My Values

I believe in karma.

I donate to the salvos.

I volunteer at Walk Why Not spinal rehabilitation and research events.

Domestic Violence and  Mental Health are issues I feel strongly about.

I believe in providing gorgeous, personally hand edited images and the highest quality wedding albums and prints from custom bookbinders.

 

My Professional Journey – The Story of Megan Aldridge

Being a professional photographer is all I’ve ever wanted to do.

I started photography when I was 16 years old.

I started shooting weddings after I got married and realised how important it is, and how hard it is to find a photographer who can take natural, unposed photos.

I fell in love with photography when I was handed a camera and roll of b&w film, shot all my goth friends for my yr 12 folio, which I printed in a freezing cold shed at night so the light wouldn’t leak in.

I assisted as many photographers as possible while studying at RMIT for my Bachelor of Art in fine art photography.

I have been a professional photographer for more than half my life, and can’t imagine doing anything else.

 

What it’s Like to Work with Me

My Approach …

Bringing out the best in you is included in your fee.

After the photo shoot, my process for perfecting your photos is subtle and beautiful.

My commitment to you is I am totally there, watching and listening for the special moments that tell your story.

My photographs capture the fun, love and happiness of your wedding.

I offer easy tips on wedding dress wrangling, pinning buttonholes without hurting anyone, turning any location into a work of art and how to look your best for your pictures, without feeling posed.

Our photography services include engagement portraits, bridal boudoir and wedding photography, with digital or album collections.

You can have all of your personally hand edited images, including fine art retouching, and add an optional custom made archival museum quality albums or canvases from the incredibly cool Queensberry Albums NZ to preserve your wedding.

I’d love to hear from you about your wedding plans, you can call or email me at the studio:

Contact me  for a free wedding consultation today!
Email: info@meganaldridge.com.au
Phone: 0413 841 296
Address:

Megan Aldridge Photography

Waterman Business Centre

Suite 29, 1330 Ferntree Gully Road,

SCORESBY, Victoria 3179
Australia.
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Yep!  I get those kind of questions and odd looks when I tell people what I do!!

But you know what? I love shooting boudoir because it allows me to make a real difference in women’s lives!

Seeing women transform from feeling nervous and uncertain when they come in, to walking out the door full of confidence is such a phenomenal honour.
I love giving Mums/Wives/Girlfriends the excuse to allow themselves to actually take a day off from all of their crazy responsibilities, and do something fun!
Watching the change in their eyes as they grow in confidence, their smile grows, their shoulders relax, they start to see that they really are so beautiful
and should be proud of all their curves and all because they are absolutely sexy and sensual beings.
It doesn’t matter what size or shape or age you are, we all have so much beauty within that it shines through and celebrating how uniquely lovely we all are is so important.
Megan xx

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

― Roald Dahl, The Twits
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Reviews from our past wedding couples…

 

Karli Andrade reviewed Megan Aldridge Photography –

5 star

7 February at 16:54 ·

 

Megan was absolutely amazing, she was a pleasure to deal with!!!!! Megan was very accommodating and extremely professional. She made us all feel very comfortable and had everything under control from start to end. We had the best day and Megan was very much part of this. We can not recommend her highly enough. The quality of her work was extremely high from the moment we first made contact to the moment we received our photographs. She made our photos look beautiful considering we had a very bright and sunny day. Megan was able to pick up on all the candid moments as well as the beautifully posed ones.

Thank you so much for being part of our perfect day!!!!!

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Stephanie Nomura reviewed Megan Aldridge Photography –

5 star

5 hrs ·

 

We were so lucky to have Megan photographing our wedding. She brings so much experience, knowledge and creativity to help capture the big day. She will definitely go the extra mile to ensure the most beautiful photos (even if she has to stand out in the pouring rain!). Definitely would recommend her to everyone!

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5 star

12 January at 11:07 ·

 

Megan was so lovely to deal with I can’t express this enough! My now husband and I got married on the wettest day in December and we were originally going to have our ceremony outside (garden ceremony) which we managed to change for indoor the day before! Megan was sincerely happy for us and made the effort to do her very best with the changes.

Megan stayed later than originally planned for us and even though we didn’t get our garden photos she has offered to go back soon for additional photos at no extra cost!! You would never find another photographer willing to do this!! I would recommend Megan to anyone who is looking for natural photography with a touch of magic. Her lighting skills are out of this world amazing!!
She definitely impressed us with her humble and caring professionalism and thank her from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our special day.
Mrs. and Mr. Watt

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Elvira O’Dwyer reviewed Megan Aldridge Photography –

5 star

7 September 2017 ·

Megan was fantastic on the day of our wedding, turning up on time as promised, being extremely professional in dealing with our family members and taking some incredible shots of our ceremony and bridal party. My one ask was for “natural” photos (not posed) and we got that with Megan – beautiful natural photos of a very happy day!

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Russell Healy reviewed Megan Aldridge Photography –

5 star

22 January at 14:25 ·

 

Megan is at the top of her profession and she is an absolute delight to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a photographer with a passion to create outstanding results!

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Boudoir shoot Reviews and Testimonials about Megan Aldridge Photography

I know that life gets busy, your nerves get the best of you, yore feeling less than ‘perfect’, you need to lose weight first…..You know what?

 There’s no time like Right Now to feel Amazing!

Even if you feel like you could never look like the Boudoir Girls you see on my website or online, you absolutely can!!

The women below felt the same as you, but are so happy they didn’t waste another minute to go ahead and do something wonderful for themselves.

Don’t take it from me, check out what they have to say:

I loved the pictures, especially the sexy ones. It was nice to be made to feel special for a few hours. I enjoyed getting my hair and make up done, very relaxing. I enjoyed the shoot too, Megan was lovely.

I never believed i could look so feminine and feel confident about myself!

I never believed i could look so feminine and feel confident about myself!

Seeing the result…Couldnt believe it was me and to have my mum come along who almost cried was amazing.

I was totally dumbfounded. Never did i think I could look like a woman.

I loved the shoot. Megan made me feel very comfortable.

Do it….it will change the way you think about yourself for ever.

 Brigid

"I absolutely loved it! The best part was feeling like a movie star."
“I absolutely loved it! The best part was feeling like a movie star.”

My boudoir Shoot was super fast and easy!
I loved the questionnaire + info packet, it was so easy to prep for my shoot,

most of the info/questions were covered and it was super fun and friendly!
I really loved my hair and makeup!! the photos turned out great!

I left feeling like a movie star!!!

Emma

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All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW, Megan what fantastic photography, you are a true professional in all your work.

Thank you XX Courtney

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I loved the pictures, especially the sexy ones. It was nice to be made to feel special for a few hours.

The whole experience was Super fun and friendly!   I was made to feel comfortable the whole time.

The Boudoir shoot was a gift for my husband for our Anniversary. He REALLY loved the photos!!!

I enjoyed getting my hair and make up done, very relaxing.

I enjoyed the shoot too, Megan was lovely. There was nothing I disliked!

Thanks Megan for making me feel comfortable, I loved every part of it.

Natalie

" It was SO fun, I

” It was SO fun, I’m addicted!! I really enjoyed being pampered and made to feel like a real life model.”

I loved the fun poses and how friendly and funny Megan was.

After the shots I felt more pretty inside and out.

I think my pictures are amazing absolutely amazing!

It was SO fun, I’m addicted!!

I would do it everyday if asked!

Caty

If you’re thinking “Hmmm….maybe I would actually like to do a boudoir shoot now?” go to the link below to download a FREE BOUDOIR PLANNER to get tips on how to get the best results from a Boudoir Shoot. There’s plenty of stuff in there on boudoir posing, what to wear and how to prepare for your Dream Boudoir Shoot!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 

YOUR DREAM SHOOT PLANNER

Call Megan on 0413 841 296 to ask me anything!

Boudoir Shoots available in Melbourne and Surrounding Areas

OR message me via my Facebook business page https://www.facebook.com/MeganAldridgePhotography

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Why do I need a headshot? 

Relaxed Business Portraits

Whether you’re a corporate executive, small business person or a creative, your headshot is your logo. As one of your chief marketing tools,  this logo gets you noticed and gets you work by connecting people to your brand through an image of you that reveals your personality and conveys your approachability, friendliness and professionalism. You only get once chance to make a first impression. Why not make one that people will remember?

What is a great headshot?

A great headshot isn’t just a photograph taken with expensive equipment; it relies instead on a combination of the lighting, poses, expressions and compositions that bring out your personality naturally. To look natural, you need to feel comfortable. Only you can bring your personality to the shoot, but a great Master Photographer, like Megan Aldridge, can spot it, capture it and ensure it comes through in the final product. Throughout your session, Megan knows how to help you relax, positioning you towards the camera in genuine form, and most importantly what to say to evoke those warm, spontaneous expressions that make your personality shine through the lens.

Traditional Indoor & Corporate Headshots anywhere in Melbourne

Traditional headshots are most commonly used for corporate catalogs, brochures and advertising collateral, company publications, press releases, annual reports, marketing materials, articles and ‘Our Team’ and ‘About Us’ sections on company websites. With the largest professional studio in the Four Corners Region, our indoor setting features a non-dramatic, simple-lighting setup for the most flattering shot of you that highlights your aptitude, intellect and professionalism.

Outdoor & Creative Melbourne Headshots

With a desire to stand out and make a statement, many clients opt for our more creative or in-the-field headshot sessions in the Melbourne area. Without sacrificing the power of a simple background, we find the environment that best complements you; that is, whatever makes you feel relaxed, confident and free to be you. From musicians, private instructors and writers to models, artists and personal chefs, our goal at Megan Aldridge Photography  is to capture the essence of you so you can keep doing what you love most.

Brand Matching

Both simple and powerful, headshots fit today’s marketing demands and can be used in all areas of your personal branding strategy. And with the growing participation of online consumers and potential clients, your headshot allows people to connect a face with a virtual identity. Headshots should look and feel timeless like all strong trademarks, but keep in mind styles change, so we encourage you to update your headshot every year or two so your shot stays consistent with your product.

Social Media and other uses of head shots

Take the time to let Megan capture you in your finest light so you can put your best face forward in the impactful world of internet communication. Use your headshot to build visibility of your logo and connect with potential clients and networks through professional and social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, your Blog avatar, forum and account profiles, and anywhere you have a presence online. From the signature of your email to your online profile shot, a professionally-taken headshot shows people you care about the details and your personal appearance, direct reflections of how you handle your business. Megan will give you the files already sized and optimised to suit each of the platforms that you use, so you can just upload them straight in.

How do I prepare for my headshot session?

The camera pulls out what you’re feeling, so come prepared feeling your best. Get plenty of sleep the night before, eat light and healthy the day of the shoot and, gentlemen, don’t forget to shave. Consider hiring a professional makeup artist or hair stylist, but don’t switch up your normal hygiene regime just before the shoot as new skin cleansing or hair care products could bring about unexpected results.

What do I wear for my headshot session?

Keep your style simple. Light to medium-dark colors are generally more flattering. Avoid all-white and busy patterns and logos that distract from your face. As implied in its’ name, a headshot consists of your head and upper shoulders, so choose something that falls well on your collarbone and flatters your neckline. T-shirts are generally not a great option for women. Three quarter to long sleeve, or just sleeveless are more flattering. Most importantly, remember to relax and bring your smile.

Pricing

Sessions start from just $99.

Call Megan on 0413841296 to find out which session will be perfect for you.

Contact Megan on 0413 841 296 to book a Headshot session.

 

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