Artwork by Chelsea Meatchem
Hi I'm Lisa! Melbourne based wedding photographer who loves to travel and is available for weddings Australia wide. Beach holidays are my favourite (Did somebody say thailand?) and my idea of fun is family, friends, great conversation, good music (I make awesome playlist's), delicious food, coffee (Large extra hot soy latte with honey) & cocktails (Yes please)!
I have always been creative. My Poppy was a talented graphic artist and for as long as I can remember I wanted to follow in his footsteps. On school holidays he would take me into his office. I loved hanging out in such a creative environment with so many talented people. I can still remember the day he introduced me to one of his colleagues who was a Photographer. He showed me the darkroom and how to process film. I was so intrigued and wanted to know more.
My mum was extremely supportive and told me I could be anything I wanted to be. We always had fashion magazines on our coffee table and I was obsessed with the Photography. From a young age she would take me to art galleries, exhibitions, concerts & stage shows which enhanced my love of visual art. My mum is a singer & music was a huge part of my childhood. When I was 20 I decided I wanted to be a live music photographer. I would go out every weekend and shoot concerts and festivals. I didn't get paid, but I got free tickets and front row access to some amazing events.
Eventually friends & family were getting married and would often ask if I would take the pictures. This was out of my comfort zone but I figured it wouldn't be that different from shooting a music festival, so I gave it a go & I fell in love with it. It was similar, except I was able to interact with my subjects more and get to know them on a much deeper level. I got to capture emotion as well as all the action and tell a story through a series of images. I genuinely love what I do. I feel so lucky to meet so many amazing couples and be able to document this magical day for them. It really is like I am part of your family for the day.
My past has definitely influenced my Photography. Watching musicals & classic movies with my Nanna, my Poppy's incredible talent and artwork, my Mum taking me to events & stage shows, and my love of shooting live music - all of these things are evident in my style, which I would describe as eclectic & creative with a touch of glam and an editorial edge.
Let's get together and chat about you and your wedding day. Cant wait to meet you xxx