About MP

Weddings are a special time

Wedding Photography is an art

It’s about capturing the special moments

both big and small

Millgrove Photography

Yarra Valley based, photographing weddings everywhere

When it came time to start a business of our own, it was natural to turn to where my skills and training lay - the passion for capturing weddings came later.

Wedding days are so special.

Experience counts when creating

Beautiful, natural, candid images

All weddings, big and small

We have packages to suit all weddings, because we know that weddings come in all shapes and sizes. From a registry office ceremony and some family shots in the garde, all the way through to your Big Fat Greek Wedding - we have a package to suit everybody.

Experience

With nearly 400 weddings experience and countless engagement and couple shoots, I've covered most types of weddings in many, many different venues. Knowing where to be, and when to be there, is so important on a wedding day.

We work together

I'm not precious - let's just put that out there right now! I'm a down-to-earth guy who will help you feel relaxed and enjoy the day. I'm not going to pose you in awkward spots, I'm not going to make you do anything you're not comfortable with, and I'm not going to make your photos a hassle on the day. I'm there - for you.

Happy Couples

What makes me believe in myself is the feedback that comes from each wedding, the testimonials, the Facebook ratings and the lovely comments that people add when rating what we do - our Reviews page makes me happy knowing that we were a small part of so many couples' big day, and capturing that day for them mattered, and that they loved the photos and experience.

  • 1998

    Graduated Uni

    Way back in 1998, I graduated from Deakin Uni where I had been studying Photography and Filmmaking. We were all shooting on film, small and large format, and processing our own B&W negatives and prints. Digital cameras were just starting to make an appearance.
  • 2000

    First Design Job

    I was lucky enough to find a job with an internet startup that needed someone with Photoshop skills, to do graphic design work and carve up websites in the early days of the WWW
  • 2003

    Moves, management and little men

    A new role suddenly results in a move to the UK, then Scotland, before ending up back in Melbourne. Various jobs in sales and management, before something very important - the arrival of our amazing kids.
  • 2010

    I'm a ... photographer?

    A family holiday to Annie's home in Denmark leads to a realisation - something has to give. I need a job that will allow me more freedom to be with our family, and maybe work from home. What have I studied? Photography. And I loved it. Let's try that?
    Lots of trying to get photography work followed - kinders, corporate, portraits, weddings - wait, I couldn't really do weddings, could I?
  • 2011

    First (paid) wedding gigs

    20 weddings in our first year - from a slowish start, one thing leads to another and experience starts to build. From being petrified before every wedding, I'm now starting to realise that "hey, people actually seem to like what I'm doing - maybe I can do this after all ... "
  • 2016

    First Award

    Highly Commended at the Brides Choice Awards - to say I was surprised and excited is an understatement - hadn't even realised I would be nominated. Awards are for real photographers, aren't they?
  • 2017

    ABIA Victoria Finalist, Brides Choice Awards Winner

  • 2018

    ABIA Victoria Finalist, Brides Choice Awards Winner

  • 2019

    ABIA Victoria Finalist, Brides Choice Awards Winner

  • 2021

    ABIA Victoria Finalist, Brides Choice Awards Finalist ...

Meet the Team

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.

Jon Tinkler

Owner and Photographer

Jon Tinkler

Hi, I’m Jon – a 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (5th place) ABIA Finalist for Wedding Photography, a member of the Equality Network and Voted #1 Yarra Valley and Dandenongs Photographer in the 2017 and 2018 and 2019 Brides Choice Awards.

Having studied photography for 3 years at University back in the 1990’s, I’ve been a full-time professional wedding photographer for 11+ years, including covering more than 300 weddings.

Married to my beautiful wife Anne, we have two kids at primary school which keeps us (well, mostly Annie 😉 ) very busy.

Thanks for taking the time to read this – would love to hear from you and some more details about your big day!