Aviana Arden Photography is a fine art wedding photographer based in Melbourne, Australia, specialising in local and destination weddings.
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What’s something you’d love every couple to know about your field of work?
Photography has the ability to narrate your happiness. When the big day comes, it can be a bit of a blur with friends and family pulling you in every direction, so I aim to capture each image thoughtfully to tell your story in a way that reflects your style and personalities. To achieve this, we need to get a bit up close and personal, so I’m a big fan of getting to know each of the couples I photograph.
What should couples keep in mind when choosing their wedding photographer?
Find someone with a style of photography that you both love and ask to see a full gallery of a wedding they have shot, so you have a good understanding of what to expect. Also be sure the person you speak with will be the photographer present on the day of your wedding – these are intimate moments, so it’s paramount to choose someone you feel comfortable with!
What do your couples say they love most about what you do?
Our caring, happy, relaxed and hardworking attitude. Our couples are our friends and our aim is to add nothing but happiness to their day.
What’s one popular question you get from your couples and how do you answer it?
“I’m awkward in front of the camera. Can you help?” Absolutely we can! Once we position you in the best light, we provide some gentle direction and then let you do your thing. When it’s kept fun and natural, we’ll be able to capture real moments and beautiful emotion with no signs of awkwardness, even if you feel self-conscious in front of the camera.
What advice do you have for couples when it comes to their wedding photography?
1. Schedule an earlier hair and makeup completion time. In general most weddings run 10-15 minutes behind schedule, so include a little leeway to avoid the rush to get ready so you don’t miss those precious photography moments.
2. Let’s face it, who likes walking down an aisle with hundreds of eyes on them? The tendency is for the bride and bridesmaids to sprint down the aisle, so a possibility is to have each bridesmaid wait for the one before to reach the front completely prior to stepping out. This ensures nothing is missed by your photographer, your guests get to take in the beauty of each and every one of you, and your bridesmaids get to experience the bride walking down the aisle towards them too.
3. Organise some readily available finger food and water during the day. In the mad rush of it all, sometimes this is missed. Schedule breakfast before hair and makeup and have bottles of water for convenience, especially if you are getting married in summer as it will mean more energy for your location shoot.
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Our style is fine art, natural and emotive. We are highly passionate about capturing sincere and joyous moments, from the quiet romantic whispers to the crazy and spontaneous. We believe the most unique, heartfelt stories are told when they capture your personalities, your style of wedding, and the happiness that surrounds you. Narrating your happiness, naturally.