"Tess was a joy to work with during the planning of our wedding - and that flowed through to her photography. We couldn't have been happier with Tess's work photographing our wedding, she managed to capture so much of the day, and not just us; all of our family, guests and the wonderful location. We cannot recommend Tess more highly."
Ceremony and Reception: Boyd Baker House, Bacchus Marsh
Bride Dress: Collette Dinnigan
Bride Shoes: Dolce Firme
Groom Suits: P. Johnson
Bride & Groom Rings: Pieces of Eight
Makeup and Hair: Ellie Law
Florist: Hello Blossoms
Catering: Blake's feast, Malvern
"From the moment we spoke to Tess we knew we had found the perfect person to photograph our wedding. We wanted someone to share the day with us and our guests, not someone to take over the occasion and make it about the photos. To put it simply, Tess did a phenomenal job. Some of our favourite photos from the day are the beautifully candid shots of our family and friends enjoying themselves and sharing special moments together. Many of them even remarked that they didn’t even realise we had a photographer at the reception. Tess we will never be able to thank you enough for giving us the gift of being able to relive every moment from that amazing day over and over through your beautiful albums.”
Ceremony: St Peter's Church, Shoreham
Reception: Family Property – Spring Gully Farm, Flinders
Bride Dress: Reem Acra
Bride Shoes: Celine Bridesmaid
Bridesmaids Dresses: Zimmermann
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: P. Johnson Tailors
Bride & Groom Rings: Israel Diamonds
Hair and Makeup: Anaka Hair and Beauty
Florist: Cecilia Fox
Catering: Ed Dixon Food Design Marquee
Event Hire: Harry the Hirer
“We couldn’t have been any happier with our wedding photos. Tess listened and got to know us as a couple, and this really came through in the photos. All those small significant moments throughout the day were so beautifully captured and when we look through them we remember exactly what we felt on the day. Our photos show us precisely as we are, our personalities, our humour and our love - but looking our absolute best!”
Ceremony & Reception: Stones, Yarra Valley.
Brides Dress: Gwendolynne
Bridesmaids Dresses: Pia Gladys Perey (from White Runway)
Makeup: Katie Woodward
Hair: Kate McCleary
Flowers:Sugar Bee Flowers
Catering: Stones of the Yarra Valley
Music: Alistair & Emily
"Tess's beautiful imagery cemented the decision for us. My husband doesn't enjoy photos and Tess was so respectful of our wishes for a very short photo session and she just rolled with it. Our guests didn't even know Tess was there, she just blends in and doesn't disturb proceedings whatsoever"
Ceremony & Reception: Private Property in Moama, Victoria.
Brides Dress: Mariana Hardwick
Bridesmaid Dress: Camilla & Marc
Hair & Makeup: Fotini Hatzis
Jewellery: Blizzards Fine Jewellers
Celebrant: Tarryn Paten
Hire Company: Stride Events
Catering: Coriander Catering
Wine: Bird in Hand Winery
Acoustic Tony Makro
DJ: Luke Bettles
The first person I booked to work on our Love Party was Tess Follett. There was no questions who would be our photographer. I've known Tess for years and watched her get better and better. She's hard working, very talented an has and incredible knack of knowing what people want. So Tess was booked to document our big day and I knew we were in a safe pair of hands. When the day came she was friendly, happy, unobtrusive and constantly on the look out for that special spot or magical moment.
Then the photos came through and my mind was blown, my heart broke open and I burst into tears. They were beyond beautiful. They captured our beautiful day so we were able to experience it over and over again. It is no exaggeration to say it was the best money we have ever spent. Ever. On anything. Anthony and I look at the photos all the time. There is a blog post on my website of the photos and in the first week it had over 10,000 hits. In the weeks and months afterwards we had strangers saying 'Congratulations on the Love Party. The photos! OH MY GOD! They're incredible. 'People STILL say 'every time I see a picture from your Love Party I get goosebump/feel tingly/am full of happiness/remember that dreamy day/am overwhelmed with love.' Many were not even there on the day, but Tess’s photos made them feel as if they were.
Tess exceeded my high expectations and she will never never truly know, despite how many times I tell her how incredibly grateful I am for the superb work and care. She captured our beautiful day when we were busy living it. And we have the photos forever. Cannot recommend highly enough. She's very hard working but above all a gifted artist.
Ceremony – Methven Park – Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia.
Catering – La Luna Bistro
Flowers – Babylon Flowers Brunswick
Bikes – Lekker Bikes
Invites, Love Party Certificate, Order Of Service booklet – Jen Clark Design
Video – Ferg Films
Dress – Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes – Chie Mihara
Hair – Delilah Hair Studio
Make-up – Iridis Cosmetics
Rings – Cass Partington
Cake – Talia Lynch
Veil – Karen Dunwoodie
Suits – Black Tie Classic
DJs – DJ Brain and DJ Damage
Garden wedding setting – The Wedding Zone
A big thank you to Ben Swinnerton for second shooting with me :)
"Tess you have a natural craft behind the lens, stealing moments in time and capturing our memories. You conveyed our wedding story to print so seamlessly. You truly made us feel so relaxed and happy as you worked your picture perfect magic"
Ceremony & Reception: Campbell Point House
Brides Dress: Helen Manuell
Bridesmaids Dresses: Zimmermann
Makeup: Kate Fletcher
Hair: UVA Salon
Suits: P. Johnson Tailors
Flowers: Tori Allen Event
"We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Tess was so professional, kind, and fun to have as part of our day, and we are absolutely over the moon with our images. Tess really captured the essence of us as a couple, as well as all of the details that went into our wedding"
Reception: Abbotsford Convent
Brides Dress: One Day Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Kookai
Makeup: Monica Gingold
Hair: Monica Gingold
Suits: Groom - Oscar Hunt
Music: Lark Music
"We’d heard amazing things about Tess and she exceeded them without question. Tess is the consummate professional, a master of her craft and above all a beautiful person."
Ceremony & Reception: Trofeo Estate.
Bride dress: Dan Jones
Bridesmaids dresses: Zimmerman
Makeup: Diane Robertson
Hair: Diane Robertson
Suits: MJ Bale
Flowers: Hello Blossom
Catering: Trofeo Estate
Music: Issac Main Entertainment
"The photos Tess took of our wedding are amazing. It was so much fun to work with Tess. She was relaxed and blended into the background while capturing every moment beautifully. Tess understood our vision and was enthusiastic and excited in the lead up and on the day. The photos reflected how incredible our day was, they are effortless and natural. We have had so many comments on how amazing the photos are from friends and family. A number of our friends have used Tess for their wedding because they loved our photos so much and they have been just as happy as us."
Venue - Fitzroy Town Hall
Cater - Cookes Catering and Events
Stylist - Claire Weller, Dutch and Sardine Furniture
Dress - Jenny Packham
Florist - Wunderplant
Hair and Makeup - Maad Hair
Videographer - Bottlebrush Films
Cake - Millstone Patisserie
Band - The Bakes Boys