Mandy Wood Studio captures the finer details and in between moments, while having a strong understanding of style. With a natural and candid style with an editorial, romantic flair, she works with each couple individually to bring authenticity to each wedding day she captures. Mandy Wood Studio shoots in Melbourne, as well as across Australia and Europe each year.
Tell us about your business!
I am a qualified photographer (RMIT Melbourne) and I started shooting weddings in 2019 and quickly embraced the joy and love that weddings create. My background in commercial photography and styling helps shape my work that I am so proud of, capturing finer details, in between moments whilst having a strong understanding of fashion and style.
What would you like couples to know about you?
I am passionate about capturing the authenticity of your day. Blending candid moments, classic editorial images and strong portraits.
Where are you based?
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes! As well as shooting across Melbourne and country Victoria, I often travel up and down the east coast of Australia shooting in both Queensland, Tasmania and NSW. I also spend a season in Europe each year, capturing the most beautiful love stories in amazing locations.
How would you describe your style?
Natural, candid with an editorial and romantic flair. I am committed to capturing images that reflect the personalities of the couple. I am here to document your day and along for the ride even if that includes a little chaos or is scheduled to the second.
What is your most memorable career moment?
So many but I think shooting weddings that are a real representation of the couple and create an air of magic are always super memorable. I love an individual sense of style and often that magic can happen when a wedding is a celebration of love and soul.
Destination weddings are also incredibly memorable, when family and friends get together in a unique location and I am privileged to be a part of your day I will always be pinching myself.
What inspires you?
Firstly, the light and chasing those wonderful pockets that arrive throughout the day making the most of you and your friends and family.
Secondly, I am also truly inspired by the response of my couples who cherish the memories that I am privileged to capture on their day.
What motivates you to do what you do?
Knowing that years from now couples can look back and reflect on a day that they managed to bring all of their loved ones together and marked a moment in time.
How would you describe your working style?
Warm yet professional. Whilst I am 100% committed to getting the “shot” I will always be there to help, advise and make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. My background in styling means that I am just a little obsessed with everything looking the way it was intended, so you might just find me fixing your dress and making sure your bridal party are on top of everything to help you on your day.
Do you shoot digitally, on film or both?
Yes, I shoot on digital and 35mm film
Do you have custom packages according to individual needs?
Yes I have a number of packages that are designed to meet your needs for how your day may look. There is also flexibility to customize these depending on what you are planning.
What is a favourite product or service that you offer and why?
Film is definitely one, it creates such a warm response amongst couples. Slowing down and capturing a few key moments of film is such a different experience for all of us.
Additionally for destination weddings I offer multi day packages that can cover the welcome dinner or recovery party as we know that people have made a huge effort to be there and we want to help you document the whole celebration.
Where would you love to travel to for work?
Croatia, Mexico, Morocco and Portugal are all on the wishlist but honestly working close to home is just as much fun.
Who is your dream client?
Any couple that wants to celebrate their love and throw a party to remember!
What is your advice to couples getting married?
Create small windows throughout the day so you can spend time with each other and your loved ones, it’s a challenge but the day will fly by so quickly you might miss it if you don’t slow down!
Hire a wedding planner and or stylist, they will help you bring your vision to life while taking the pressure off your shoulders.
Have your photographer there for bride and groom prep. It helps to establish a rapport and you have an opportunity to get to know one another and you can relax in our company.
Enjoy the day! You are surrounded by professionals who are all working to make your day the best it can be.