Love Notes Testimonials

Reviews from our past wedding couples…

Amanda & Carlo

We were so delighted with the fantastic service at ever step & the amazingly beautiful photos. Extremely professional and easy-going. Made the whole wedding experience stress free and fun. Thanks again for the beautiful memories of our special day.Amanda & Carlo (The Centre Ivanhoe)

Jonathan and Amy

I picked up our wedding album yesterday and we are absolutely thrilled with it. Thank you so very much for your dedication and all the time spent helping us create an album that we will treasure and enjoy for all the years to comeMEGANALDRIDGEPHOTOGRAPHY0038

Jamus and Claire

Thank you so much for being our wedding photographer. We absolutely loved having you there on the day – what a calm, relaxed and lovely person to have around on your wedding day! We definitely made the right choice!CAMPBELL0141_web

 

Daniel & Michelle

Thank you Megan! We love our photos and are having a hard time picking just a few favourites! The day was fantastic, and it really shows in the photos. I will definitely be recommending you to family and friends in the future.

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Anthony & Serena

Thank you very much Megan, you were so professional, patient, calm and fun with all of us on the day – I never thought I’d enjoy the “photo” part of our day as much as I did, and the post-ceremony photo part of the day was definitely one of my favourites.SandA233

Cain & Emily

We cannot thank you enough Megan. You captured the true essence of our special day; our love, happiness and pure joy. The stunning photos have ensured that our memories will last a lifetime. They are truly more amazing than we could have ever dreamed of. Megan your professionalism, creativity and beautiful nature is second to none. We highly recommend you and your wonderful team.CandE186

Effie & Dave

Planning a wedding is a daunting task. I don’t care who you are, how organised you think you are or how strong you think your relationship is. The planning of your wedding is a lot of hard work, big decisions and compromises.

The one thing Effie and I knew was how important photography was to us. To capture those moments we didn’t see, and to capture those moments that we would cherish forever. We knew we wanted beautiful images- after all, who doesn’t?

But we wanted more than that. We wanted candid photos that appeared effortless and most of all we wanted someone to shoot our wedding who GOT us. Someone we felt understood a little about us, our personalities and what was important to us.

Effie & Dave

We interviewed A LOT of photographers. Most of them left us nonplussed. No one wants to feel like just another job and we left many a studio just shaking our heads. We started asking ourselves were we expecting too much? But we stuck to our guns. We knew we didn’t want someone putting their ideas on us and telling us whereto stand and how to pose. At least, not all day!

Besides, wedding photography is a big investment and we wanted value for our money, both in the finished product certainly, but also in the experience during the day.

Effie found Megan’s site on the internet and sent me the link. We loved her photos. Something in her photography was honest and yet so striking- beautiful images, interesting angles, great use of light and tasteful, considered post- production. We loved how every wedding she photographed looked completely different- as though she managed to instil a little of each couple’s personality in every frame she took.

We took a drive out to Fern Tree Gully one sunny afternoon after work and met Megan at her studio where she made us feel right at home and her cheerful and down to earth demeanor relaxed us instantly. Naturally we looked at some of her work and the packages she offered but mostly we just talked.

Megan wanted to know about us and what made us tick- the style, colours and themes of our wedding and the things that were important to us. We must have been with her for about 90 minutes and drove home so happy, confident we had found our photographer. I booked Megan the next day and she tweaked one of her packages to suit exactly what we were after.

During the following months that preceded our wedding Effie had constant contact from Megan as she stayed in touch and asked how we were doing with thoughts on locations etc.

The months passed and our wedding day arrived and it flew by, just as we’d been warned. I remember small things, like how dry my mouth was before the ceremony and how the ring didn’t fit on my right hand. I will never need any photographs to remember how elegant and beautiful Effie was that day, but I am so grateful that I do have them because every time I see them the whole day comes flooding back.

Megan seemed to be everywhere and yet she was invisible. I actually don’t recall seeing her in action at all at the church or at the Lindrum later in the day. She organised the family photos at St Kilda beach with effectiveness and the results speak for themselves. She worked wonderfully with our videographer also as they bounced ideas off each other regarding angles, shots and lighting and ensured they didn’t hinder each other.

It was only later that I realised how hard Megan and her assistant worked that day. Photos in Prahran and Elwood homes prior to the ceremony, then the church in South Melbourne, family photos in St Kilda Gardens, wedding party photos at both St Kilda beach and then Hotel Lindrum on Flinders St, and then to Red Scooter in Balaclava for more photos prior to the reception and cutting of the cake.

One of the most important requirements to Effie and myself was that the package included a disc with all our photos on it that we could print for family and friends at any time. So many wedding photographers control your photos, limit what they include in your album and then refuse to let you access any more unless you pay. This was anathema to us and Megan was more than happy to provide us with a disc containing 991 photos from the day.

The actual finished product exceeded our expectations and some amazing photos now decorate our home from our wedding day. Megan provided us with colour, black and white and a small amount of treated photographs that absolutely took our breath away. I remember having the most amazing day and viewing Megan’s photos confirm that.

 To anyone that values the personal touch that is discreet and yet at the same time intimate then Megan Aldridge is for you. She is courteous, professional and unflappable and, most importantly, a truly gifted photographer. Effie and I couldn’t have been happier with the result and would recommend her to anyone.

 -David Wright

 

Sophia & George

Megan Aldridge and her team are simply fantastic, their professional but personalised service was exactly what we were looking for when we began the search for our wedding photographer. We were looking for someone who would capture the “little moments” of the day; the expressions of our family and friends, the details of our flowers and outfits, and candid images illustrating our happy mood. Megan achieved this perfectly; she has an amazing eye for detail and combined with her unobtrusive personality she enabled everybody to feel at ease in front of the camera. 

Leading up to the wedding we were both quite overwhelmed with all the tasks that needing completion, and also by the vast choices when it came to choosing service providers! There were so many we had no idea how we were ever going to find the right ones! Of course on the day these details became irrelevant as we both just enjoyed the moment! When we first met with Megan we loved the fact that instead of pushing her thoughts and ideas on to us, she let us communicate what we wanted from her and her team. She facilitated this by asking all the right questions, and was more than happy to offer her own advice. By the end of this meeting we got the distinct impression that she understood “us” and what made us unique.

On the day Megan was completely focused on capturing every important moment, all of our photo locations were perfectly suited to our style, and Megan helped keep the bridal party and family engaged throughout the wedding photography process. If she noticed an unplanned opportunity for a great photo she was so efficient in obtaining it; some of our best photos came from these situations!

The  best things about our experience with Megan Aldridge are: 

- Our WONDERFUL wedding photos, these are honestly better than we ever imagined, and we have some beautiful candid photography of both of us, our friends, family and bridal party. There are moments captured that neither of us recall due to the fast paced nature of the wedding day, and now we have these forever. 

- Megan’s wonderful personality and attention to detail, she is not pushy AT ALL but everyone listens to her because she has a lovely way of communicating with wedding guests, bridal party members and family. We had a thorough pre-wedding meeting a week before the big day to go over everything, including, timing, locations, back up plans in case of rain, etc. At the conclusion of the meeting we felt as though no matter what Megan had it all under control!

- The quick service! We had our photos within 7 weeks of our wedding day, which was much faster than many other photographers could provide them. 

I’d love to be contacted to discuss our experience in more detail, my email address is sfourniotis@hotmail.com

Kind regards, 

Sophia and George

 

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