About Me Personally
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.
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!
Phone: 0413 841 296
Megan Aldridge Photography
Waterman Business Centre
Suite 29, 1330 Ferntree Gully Road,