Top wedding photographer Melbourne
testimonials & love notes from past clients!
jess & hayden
will & Siobhan
" We absolutely loved working with Amanda on our wedding day. She captured every moment we wanted, but also made sure to keep the focus on the wedding - the day never felt like a photo shoot! The photos have turned out even better than we could have imagined - we would highly recommend Amanda Alessi Photography to everyone! "
"Amanda Alessi was our photographer and she was UNREAL. We were so vague (read useless) about what we wanted and she really took our half formed thoughts and delivered beyond our wildest dreams. Not to mention, our photos are absolutely stunning. The brief was casual and candid and Amanda killed it. She was also incredibly helpful when our first date fell apart and helped us to look at alternative venues when it looked like Mountain Goat wasn't going to work. She was also the one who suggested we ask BottleBrush to livestream rather than getting a friend to film on zoom. There might not have been a wedding without Amanda! "
kali & philip
"Amanda was so lovely and easy to deal with. We had a very low key wedding, didn’t want a huge fuss and are both really camera shy. Amanda worked in with everything we wanted, made us feel comfortable and at ease. She had some really great ideas and we are so happy with our stunning photos. All our guests commented on how lovely she was to have around. Couldn’t recommend her more highly. "
erin & justin
"Amanda was an absolute dream to work with. She tailored her photography style based on what I was after, and was a welcome calm presence on the day - in fact I barely noticed her for most of it! The photos were incredible, beautiful, exactly how I hoped they would be. That alone would have been enough, but on top of that, the experience of working with her was a breeze, and there is so little about organising a wedding that is easy. One of the best choices we made for our special day was choosing her as our photographer. "
jessie & jane
"We chose Amanda to be our photographer in March 2020 and she did not disappoint. We were pretty relaxed about most things and she just went with the flow to fit in with exactly what we wanted.
We were really happy with our photo’s and decided to get a ‘fun sized’ album which was completed beautifully. Amanda was great to deal with and I would suggest her to anyone looking for their wedding photographer."
jen & kayne
"Amanda was AMAZING. I can’t speak highly enough about her. She was fabulous throughout and we now have the most wonderful wedding day photo memories. Highly recommend!"
Natasha & michael
" Amanda is an amazing and talented photographer. She is very professional and carefully listened to all our wants and needs for our wedding day. Amanda was punctual and responded to our emails, texts and calls promptly which made us feel at ease while planning for our big day. She managed to capture all of our special moments while not being forceful and allowing ourselves and our guests to relax and enjoy the day. We are extremely happy with the result of our photos and have had an abundance of compliments on how beautiful they are which is why we highly recommend Amanda as a photographer for your special day. "
Kerry & Russell
" Amanda is THE most incredible photographer/person you can include in your wedding journey! She is not only an exceptionally talented photographer, but she is the most organised creative person I have ever met, and super responsive to all your queries and needs! Amanda is honestly THE package deal. She photographed at both our engagement and wedding (that we held in Tassie for a destination wedding) and did the most INCREDIBLE job capturing all those special & raw incidental moments.
All our friends loved her and raved (and continue to rave) about her - not only for her raw talent and outputs, but how lovely she is and on that note, by engaging so naturally with everyone and by having such a calm demeanour, she has a magical weapon to capture people at their best.
As a self-confessed bridezilla, I honestly could not have selected a more perfect person for this incredibly important role (on that note, I would say the photographer is one of your most important wedding decisions, so don't skimp on it!). She goes above and beyond in every way. She also does the most amazing job at collating the photo album after the wedding - validating that her top quality service is really there all the way from the planning, to the execution and all the way through to the follow up, where others often go MIA. She honestly ended up being my most valuable and reliable advisor for the wedding - always so happy to help and someone you can bounce off ideas on all sorts of miscellaneous wedding advice/matters beyond photography! I will find have to find an excuse to to engage her again for future occasions.
In summary - do not hesitate, Amanda is your person and I assure you, you will understand what I mean by that once you pick her for the most important day of your life 🙂 It’s been SUCH a pleasure and joy going on this journey with you Amanda! You truly made the whole getting hitched experience all the more special. "
sheryl & Andrew
"One of the hardest parts of wedding planning was to land on a great photographer for our big day. We spent nearly a week going through portfolios after portfolios, trying to find that instant connection or bond with the photographer's style. It was a tiring process and in the end we were both at the stage where we just wanted to give up and pick anyone who was available.
When we came across Amanda’s portfolio I was immediately impressed by her ability to capture raw emotions from her subjects. All weddings had the same flow in terms of bridal/groom preparation, ceremony, reception and after party. As I was going through Amanda’s wedding galleries, I could really see how she managed to tell a unique story of each couple on their special day, it was almost like I lived through these moments with the couple. Andrew agreed with me and also said that these photos just felt right for him, as none of these seemed like they were forced to pose, but rather, just accurate reflections of the day.
On our wedding day, she was like a ninja who you hardly noticed was there, which gave us the ease of being our true selves. The changing weather condition was definitely a challenge for all of us, as we had to change plans mid-way through our couple photoshoot, but she was calm and prepared for every moment, including the time where we had to escape the sudden downpour by hiding underneath a shed. She managed to catch some great moments of us sitting on a small buggy waiting for the rain to stop."
Nicole & Michael
" We loved having Amanda capture some great memories of our wedding day. She is one talented lady! Didn’t realise having photos on your wedding day could be so much fun! "
loretta & Elliot
" Amanda shot both our engagement and wedding photos, and we couldn’t be happier with the collection of photos & memories captured! Amanda knows how to capture a fantastic shot using the location and light, and never made us feel uncomfortable in front of the camera, sometimes we didn’t realise the photo was being taken! All our questions were resolved quickly and Amanda helped guide us on the timeline for our wedding day. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Amanda to couples planning their wedding! "
Julian & Kristen
" From the initial consultation to our big day and to finally receiving our wedding album, working with Amanda Alessi has been a dream. We are so very happy!!
We spent a long time looking for our wedding photographer before we chose Amanda. We love her eye, use of colour and the way she captures beautiful candid moments through her brilliant photos.
In our initial consultation sessions, Amanda walked us through how the day would run and this really put us at ease. On the big day, Amanda was a calming presence and was also an honorary member of our bridal party. She helped the groom and groomsmen with their boutonnieres (they are pretty tricky to get on!!). She gave us great advice during the location shoots and was an amazing presence during our ceremony and reception.
We received our photos very soon after our wedding, with Amanda being in touch throughout the entire process. When we decided to get our heirloom wedding album, Amanda gave us great design advice. The album was so well made and designed, we are in love!
Choosing Amanda Alessi as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions! We are so happy with the special memories she captured of our day. Thank you, Amanda! - K & J. 19.10.19 xx "
Lee & Tristan
" Amanda was a pleasure to work with! She captivated our wedding beautifully and was very patient and understanding with how we wanted our images. The album she created will be something we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much x "
anthea & james
" Amanda was fantastic- highly recommend! She was so easy to deal with and really listened to what was important to us. On the day she fitted in seamlessly; captured all the important moments while never getting in anyone's way. She managed to wrangle the bridal party without being bossy- not an easy job. The photos are awesome- and we're usually not the most comfortable people in front of a camera! The wedding album she created was fantastic- feels personal, elegant and really professional. The process of creating it together could not have been easier, from her easy to navigate website to finalising the layout and design. Highly recommend! "
fiona & Gaston
"Our photos were natural, relaxed & professional which is what we wanted whilst also capturing our special moments.
We were happy to have such an important day for us guided by someone so down to earth and lovely. You made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. All our guests said you were amazing and they didn’t notice you were there taking snaps. You captured some great shots of our dog too.
The final images were beautiful! We love them all. Thank you so much Amanda for being our wedding photographer !"
Jade & Chris
"Amanda is an absolute gem of a photographer. Super friendly and chilled out, very easy to work with, and she creates the most beautiful images. Do yourself a favour and lock her in now!"
Elise & Michael
All we can say is that we are so thankful we chose Amanda as our wedding photographer! We are absolutely in love with all our wedding photos! Amanda made us, our entire bridal party and our families feel so comfortable and at ease for the entire day. All our guests absolutely loved her! She was able to ensure we had enough time to get the family portraits we wanted but also able to get those amazing candid photos during the wedding reception! Our only issue is we can't choose which photos to frame as we LOVE THEM ALL! Thank you so much Amanda for capturing our special day! Will be recommending you to everyone!!