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Photographiez Votre Histoire – Wedding Photographer in Melbourne, VIC

Bonjour my name is Stephanie Bailly, I am originally from Paris France, now living in Melbourne.
I have a long background in both fashion, advertising and art photography in Paris. I was also a model with ford modeling agency in Paris which  opened up the world of ‘reportage’ and Portraiture, It was during this time I found my passion for photographing people.

I began ‘Photographiez Votre Histoire’ in 2012 after I arrived in Melbourne to satisfy my love of capturing moments in time during rare and special occasions – from all backgrounds and cultures.

Every couples wedding is a unique story, which I love being a part of and telling the story through photos.

If you like my style of work, please contact me to arrange a time we can have a coffee and chat about your special event.

Where I Work

I mainly work within the Melbourne area, as I live in Carlton North, however i am available to work all over Australia and in France. I love photographing local weddings as I am really inspired by my area and the creative people around Fitzroy, Carlton, Brunswick, Collingwood and the greater Melbourne area.

I am often visiting my family and friends in France, so if you are planning to have your wedding day in Europe, i would love to hear about it!

How I Work

I feel very privilege to work as a photographer and capture peoples personal moments and that’s why Photographiez Votre Histoire is driven with a real amour et passion for portrait photography. I work with integrity and honesty and make sure that from the beginning to the end I help capture all the most important moments of your special day. Combining affability, sincerity , flexibility and attention to detail, I constantly deliver premium and authentic images that truly showcase each couples experience.


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Some Of Our Favourite Wedding Favours

Wedding favours are one of those cute and quirky items that your wedding guests will take home after your big day is over. Wedding favours hold special value as they are a token of appreciation from your side saying “thank you” to your guests for being part of your special day. But, more often than

Some Important Wedding Photos

Wedding photography is a really important part of your wedding planning; you need to pay as much attention as possible to this task. This is because you only get one chance to capture your wedding day, and you do not want to miss the opportunity to capture all the tears, smiles, dances, and romance that

First Look Wedding Photos

First look wedding photos are a modern tradition in which couples see each other for the first time prior to the ceremony. Traditionally, seeing your spouse before the wedding ceremony was considered bad luck, however over time it is becoming more and more popular and more and more brides and grooms now want to incorporate

Wedding Photography, What Questions To Ask…

Finding the right wedding photographer to document your big day is really important. This is because; he/she is the person who is going to be around you during your entire wedding ceremony, from start to finish, shooting you and your guests from all angels, and you need to be at ease around him/her. Your wedding

If you need any additional information or just a general chat about your wedding please don’t hesitate to give me a call, I’d love to hear all about your wedding and your ideas for your photography.

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The Benefits of Having a Professional Wedding Photographer

Is hiring a professional wedding photographer the most important thing when it comes to your wedding?

Do the benefits of having a professional wedding photographer outweigh the amount of money you can save by outsourcing this task to a friend?

Well, the answer to these questions will ultimately depend on your budget and your personal preferences and of course on the availability of the wedding photographer. 

For some couples, spending a big chunk of the wedding budget on items like catering, cake, dress, shoes, makeup, floral arrangements, invites, lighting, decoration, etc may be on the top of the priority list and hiring a professional wedding photographer at the bottom. However, if you think about it logically you will realise that the decorations and flowers will wilt, the cake will be eaten, the shoes will go back into their box, the makeup will vanish, and the dress will go back onto the shelf. If there is one thing that will remain with you for the rest of your life, it’s the photographs. 

A professional wedding photographer will capture your wedding day in the form of a special story, a story that you can share with your friends, family members, kids, and grandkids, something that you can treasure forever. So, instead of having a relative or a close friend take the responsibility of a wedding photographer on your special day, it is important hire a pro wedding photographer because the benefits of having a professional wedding photographer far outweigh the amount of money you may save this way.

So, before you decide to let “uncle Bob” assume the role of your wedding photographer, please make sure to check out the benefits of having a professional wedding photographer outlined hereunder:

Adept Knowledge of Camera & Equipment

Purchasing a professional DSLR camera is not a dream anymore; anyone can buy and operate one. However, unless you are a professional photographer, you won’t be able to unlock the full potential of a high-tech DSLR. Your “uncle Bob” might have the latest DSLR, but he may not be fully aware of how to best use its features for best quality wedding images. A professional wedding photographer comes armed with the right knowledge, expertise, and variety of accessories (such as lense, lights, stands) to ensure best results even in the most difficult situations.

Extensive Experience

While no two weddings are alike, there are some things that are common in all weddings, like the bride, the groom, the guests, the reception, the kids, lighting, etc. Shooting wedding photos day-in-day-out means that your professional wedding photographer will document your wedding day and your wedding ceremony in a way that will tell your story in a unique way. Professional wedding photographers possess the right experience to position themselves at the right spot at the right time to capture those golden shots. 

Peace of Mind

You want to stay relaxed and calm during your wedding, especially during your photo shoot, and this can only be possible when you share your responsibilities with your wedding team; consider a pro wedding photographer to be an important member of your wedding team. Let “uncle Bob” enjoy your wedding day and allow your professional wedding photographer to capture all your dear family members and important friends in the fond memories of your special celebration. Hiring a pro wedding photographer also means that you do not have to worry about carrying a backup camera, flash drive, extra lenses, extra battery or lighting equipment in case of an emergency. 

Keep in mind that you only have one chance when it comes to your wedding photos.