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Millgrove Photography – Melbourne Wedding Photographer
Hi there, and thanks for taking the time to check out our website. I’m Jon, an experienced and AIPP accredited Melbourne wedding photographer, and I’m dedicated to creating beautiful, natural images and capturing all the details and emotion of your big day.
Although I started out as a portrait photographer, I absolutely love shooting weddings and that has been my focus for the last 7 years. My approach is to capture your amazing day in an unobtrusive, friendly and relaxed way, while making sure to make those beautiful shots you’ll love forever.
I’ve photographed more than 300 weddings at venues all across the state, including on the beach, gardens tiny and enormous, large churches and small chapels, backyards and bistros, wineries – pretty much any venue you can imagine.
I’m also very aware that your day is about you two – not the photographer! So I make sure I’m there to create images that you love, without making you feel awkward or all weird and “posed”.
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Although I’m based in the Yarra Valley, I’m happy to I travel to wherever I need to be capture your big day.
If you’d like to catch up for a (free) meeting to have a chat about what you’re looking for on your big day, that would be brilliant. My focus is on allowing your individual personalities, as well as your connection as a couple, to shine through in your images, so a catch-up or two before the day really helps me to do that.
I have a professional and unobtrusive approach, and I create natural, candid and relaxed images.
I love the unique and special moments of wedding days, and I’m committed to providing you with beautiful images that capture your big day as it happens, providing you with memories that will last forever.
A comment I often hear from clients is that “we didn’t even notice you being there” – and I love that. My job is to capture all the elements of your big day – the details, the emotion, and the events – and being ready to catch everything that happens, while staying in the background. I’m there to play a part in helping you to have a brilliant day (it’s supposed to be fun and enjoyable, not a chore!), while making sure you get exactly what you want from your photos.
The Australian Institute of Professional Photography is Australia’s peak accreditation organisation for professional photographers, and I’m proud to have been recognised as an Accredited Professional Photographer by the AIPP.
AS taken from the AIPP’s website;
“An Accredited Professional Photographer is a photographer, who doesn’t just claim to be a “professional” but earns that title by successfully completing the rigorous AIPP accreditation process.
Accreditation is designed to give you, the consumer, confidence that your Professional Photographer is a proven, experienced, technically capable, professional practitioner, who complies with all legal business requirements, has appropriate insurance and who is willing to agree to the mandatory Code of Professional Practice and to the requirement to continually improve their photographic skills by committing to continue their professional development.”
I’m also an Approved Member of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, having finished in the Top 10 wedding photographers in Victoria for the last two years (as voted by actual couples across Victoria), and I was also voted the winner of the 2017 Brides Choice Awards for the Yarra Valley and Dandenongs (after being runner up at the 2016 awards).
I’m proud to be a strong supporter of all marriages between two people who love each other, and have been a Partner of the Equally Wed community since 2016.
I don’t charge to travel anywhere within a couple of hundred K’s of Melbourne, including Geelong, the Peninsula, and of course the Yarra Valley and Dandenongs which we call home.
I really love photographing weddings, and I hope you’d agree that it shows in my shots as well as the way I work with couples on the big day. I’m absolutely determined that you’ll have a fun time taking your wedding shots and having an amazing day, while hopefully not even being aware I’m there most of the time.
Whether it’s in wineries, on the beach, in a little chapel or a huge cathedral, over the course of more than 300 weddings I’ve experienced lots of different situations and lighting scenarios, so I’m very well equipped to deal with whatever might come our way on the day.
A little bit more about me ….
My name is Jon, and I really love shooting weddings – way more than I would when I decided to start my own photography business back in 2011. It’s just such a privilege to work with couples on their big day, spending time being a little part of the huge celebration, meeting their lovely families and friends and getting the opportunity to take photos in some stunning locations at the same time.
I started out studying Film and portrait Photography at Deakin Uni back in the mid-90’s. We were shooting on film back then, so I learned everything from the ground up, including detailed lighting and technical stuff (using things like light-meters and falloff ratios), through to shooting large-format portraits and lots and lots of conceptual photography. The little campus I was at was called Deakin Rusden, and although it doesn’t exist anymore, it was like a little art school where we focussed very much on high-concept areas, as well as the technical skills to make the images happen. Although I went into Uni really wanting to focus on filmmaking, I realised that photography, and specifically portrait photography, was what I really wanted to focus on, and where my real photography passion lay. I’m not usually seen taking a camera out to capture sunrise at a remote location, or getting a close up of a butterfly – taking candid shots and portraits of people is what I’m all about.
Although I’ve shot more than 300 weddings over the last 7 years or so, I think I actually enjoy it more now that I ever did (now that I’m not so nervous before very wedding day!). I love lots of little moment throughout the days, but the few minutes before the bride arrives still makes me very excited, every single time.
I’m a pretty laid back person although when I’m focussed on the job I’m 100% into what I’m doing, and although I can be quite serious when I’m “switched on”, I love to have a laugh and spend photo sessions chatting with brides and grooms and their friends and family . We’re here to get awesome photos where we look like we’re having fun and enjoying ourselves – why not actually have fun and enjoy ourselves while we’re at it!?
Kind Words from our couples …
I bring a relaxed and professional approach, and my goal is to make beautiful photographic memories of all the little (and big!) moments that make up your unique day.
Don’t take my word for it though – here’s what our clients say, and why we’re a 5-star Top Rated Supplier on Easy Weddings …
“From the first meeting we had with Jon we knew he would be the perfect photographer for us. He was so easy to speak to and understood exactly what we wanted. On the day he made the whole process so much easier, he worked perfectly with everyone including the kids. Everything was easily done with no pressure and was actually lots of fun full of laughs. The whole photography experience was perfect. The only thing better was the finished product, the photos were more than we could have ever imagined and I love each and every one of them. Jon made our day so pleasant and gave us the most magical photos that we can treasure forever and we will be forever grateful.” – Crystle N
“Jon is an amazing photographer who has captured our special day perfectly. He listened to what we wanted, captured and created images that will remind us of how great our day was forever. I would recommend Millgrove Photography to anyone, if your celebration is big (or like ours, small and intimate), Jon will be able to record everything you want and so much more.” – Keera T
“Jon was extremely professional and made us feel relaxed and comfortable during the day. After the portraits, you didn’t even notice him there! He wasn’t intrusive, or in anyone’s way – and we got so many brilliant photos for such an affordable price. Very happy! Would recommend Jon to anyone! ” – Casey D
“Jon was absolutely fantastic. He was professional and accommodating to all of my requests. He spent all day with us from getting ready with my husband, getting pics of me getting ready, the ceremony, reception and shots of us leaving. He was with us for over 12 hours, and the photos look amazing and are exactly what I wanted. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. ” – Eileen T
“Jon did such a great job. He was so professional and easy-going. We met with him before the wedding and made a plan, which was great because the actual day was such a whirlwind. We got so many beautiful shots throughout the day and night. ” – Brooke C
More kind words …
Jon was an incredible photographer to deal with, we weren’t the type of couple who wanted a lot of portraits, however Jon made the whole process on and before the day as easy and pain free as possible. Jon also had our preview up only 2 days after the wedding, and the photos so far have been amazing! He fit into our wedding seamlessly, and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
Beyond amazing work! Family memebers and guests commented on our day how great our photographer was and couldnt agree more. Jon was very professional, down to earth perfect for any wedding day. We are so in love with our photos months on still look at them daily, perfect reflection to look back that we will cherish forever. Highly recommend. THANK YOU JON!!
Jon was amazing as we did things a little different and had a surprise wedding. He was very accomodating with all requests. Very laid back and easy to work with! Thank you again Jon can’t wait to see the photos
Jon was absolutely amazing on our wedding day and the lead up to it.A true professional, he made it such a pleasure and fun day !! Can’t thank you enough Jon and can’t wait to see the photo’s
Jon was amazing to work with. From our very first meeting he made us both feel at ease and we knew our wedding photos were in perfect hands. He was terrific with our 2 young boys and the photos are truly breathtaking and perfect. Thank you so much Jon
We had Jon as our photographer for our wedding and it is safe to say he did not disappoint. With his great ideas and organisation. He really did hit the mark for us to remember our special day. He was easy going and understood what we wanted from the very beginning. Thanks Jon for everything you did for us.
I only photography around 40 weddings per year, so don’t wait – shoot me a message using the form below, or chat with me using the little green button on the bottom right, and let’s have a chat about what you’re looking for, and making it happen! 🙂