What it’s Like to Work with Me
Because I understand completely how that feels.
I love helping people who are shy or have never even had a photo they like of themselves.
I believe that you CAN have beautiful photos, with the right photographer who understands and connects with you, anything is possible.
My approach is to help you to just relax, be yourself and have wonderful photos that you absolutely love.
I’ll take care of the lighting, tech stuff, all the details, and you just be YOU!
I want you to forget that I even have a camera in my hands, because that’s when I capture the most beautiful, natural photos.
A successful photograph is a record, a frozen point in time. A hug, a kiss, a special look.
That moment when you walk down the aisle, shaking like a leaf, and he starts to tear up.
We don’t realise how important photos are until later on, and see how much we all change and grow over the years.
Your wedding is the past present and future all at the same time…
It’s a rare celebration and gathering of family and friends.
How long is it since your whole family actually got together in the same room?
Having a beautiful documentary of this life changing event is priceless.
Imagine in 10 or even 25 years time, being able to look back and remember who you were, and see how far you’ve come.
My oldest daughter took one of my wedding photos and paired it with a photo of herself at the same age (24).
It was amazing to see those 2 photos side by side. We look like twins. How can you replace that?
These are the things that matter.
Not enormous dresses and fancy limos, or crazy instagram filters.
Pure, real photos.
That’s what I wish for you.
About Me Personally
When I’m not doing photography related stuff, you can find me cooking (well, watching cooking shows anyway) and playing Poker tournaments with my hubby.
I dream of learning botanical illustration one day.
I also love my 4 kids, rescue kitty Paris, Daisy our ferret, 2 cockatiels, 2 fat goldfish, and especially, my husband.
I really appreciate unconditional love and family.
Other Stuff I Love: COFFEE, leopard print, yoga, clean eating, meditation, essential oils, crystals, 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 have been a professional photographer for more than half my life, and can’t imagine doing anything else.
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, Mental Health and Body Positivity are issues I feel very strongly about.
I believe in providing gorgeous, personally edited images,
printed in the highest quality wedding albums on the finest quality paper
that you don’t have to plug in.