Meet Melbourne Wedding Photographers – Chris Garbacz
Hey everyone, thanks for visiting my Wedding Photographer Melbourne blog! My name is Chris and I absolutely love having the best job in the world. I spend my days going to amazing locations, spending time with amazing people on the happiest day of their lives and get to take amazing photos! Could not think of anything else I would prefer to be doing.
When you meet me you’ll see that I’m a chilled out, easy going dude with a bubbly personality that can put a smile of most people’s faces 🙂 I find that connecting with my couples and getting to know them is one of the most important parts of my job, so I can suss out the style of photography that you would like and get the most out of you during the wedding photography day.
Having 10 years of experience as a Melbourne Wedding Photographer and photographing just shy of 400 weddings I can honestly say I have seen it all and experienced almost every scenario imaginable. The best part is that I still love photographing weddings and jump out of bed feeling excited to see my couples wedding day unfold.
One of my favourite parts of being a wedding photographer Melbourne is receiving feedback from my awesome couples. I LOVE hearing how much fun they had on the day and how much they love their wedding photos!
Meet Melbourne Wedding Photographers – Neil Hole
Hey everyone, I’m Neil, a photographer, a creative and a world traveller!
I shoot portraiture for a living and I absolutely adore what I do. It all started back in 2003 and since then I have captured over 10,000 memorable sessions including, weddings, Family portraits and even Pet sessions!
I’m a fun loving and enthusiastic guy, that will make you relax, smile and you’ll even end up enjoying having your photo taken.
Getting creative and adapting to every new surrounding, scenario and making the most of each situation is what I love most about my job, and creating something that extra special at the end of it all, makes it all worthwhile!
The most important part of my job is making everything stress free, fun and producing images that you’ll love forever! I really do go, above and beyond to make each photography experience memorable!
I truly am living my dream with photography, and Thanks to you, it continues on!
“What can I say – love them, love their work!!! They made my wedding day so much fun and captured the moments perfectly!!”
— Caroline and Ben : Wedding Photography Melbourne
“Thank you Chris for our photos and made the day all about us 🙂 you made us feel relaxed and we had real laughter we love our wedding slide show that you’ve put together for us we are so happy thank you so much for our amazing photo :)”
— Tina and Andrew : Wedding Photographer Melbourne
“Mate, you have done such an exceptional job with the photos. Thank you more than anything! Let me know how we write a reference or a testimonial or whatever! So bloody awesome.”
— Alex and Ryan : Wedding Photographer Melbourne
“Thank you again so much we had an amazing day and you made us both feel so very comfortable and we got some really good feedback from the bridal party about how cool you all were so a BIG THANK YOU.”
— Tara and Matt : Wedding Photography Melbourne
“We just want to say a BIG THANK you to you and your assistant of the job you have done on our wedding day. It was such a beautiful day and your professional yet relaxed, fun attitude put all of us at ease, and ensured the whole process went smoothly.”
— Lucy and Chris : Melbourne Wedding Photography
“Hi Chris, Thanks so much for the photos and the amazing slideshow! It is really beautiful!! Our friends and I have loved watching it. You really captured the wedding nicely and snapped some golden moments.”
— Alyse and James : Melbourne Wedding Photographers
How it all started for me!
It all started for me in 2005. I had a degree in Multimedia Design and just came back from travelling around the world snow boarding until disaster struck, I broke my neck on the slopes (fractured C2) and had to spend the next 6 months in a neck brace following a major surgery. Although this accident seems terrible to some people, I was young and didn’t really comprehend the seriousness of the injury, so just continued life as if it was a small inconvenience.
The great news was, my flat mate at the time was creating wedding album designs for a photography studio in Port Melbourne and they were running behind in their post production department. So, with my multimedia design skills, I thought this would be an awesome opportunity to get my first job, begged the boss to give me a chance and luckily got my foot in the door in an industry I knew nothing about!
So, with my trendy neck brace on, I spent the next 6 months working at the studio retouching wedding albums. I quickly started to appreciate the amazing photography and for the first time thought, I want to be a photographer! Again, I was on a mission, I begged my boss to give me a chance and teach me his skills. And again, luckily he took me under his wing and taught me everything he knew over the course of the next year. My neck brace came off, and I started shooting weddings at the age of 22.
I will never forget my first wedding, big Greek wedding, 16 people in the bridal party, 8am start, full reception coverage PLUS 1.5 hours of night shots in the city and their hotel room afterwards!! Definitely jumped straight into the deep end, and survived!
Anyways, long story short, I moved on from that company and worked with a commercial/fashion photographer for a year, learning the ins and out of his business, followed by another year at a SUPER busy funky family portrait studio in Richmond, again absorbing as much information as possible. I then knew I was ready to start my own business.
I combined all the styles of photography that I had learnt over the 3 years, edgy fashion photography, high energy fun, silly, funky family portrait photography created my own style. I became a Melbourne Wedding Photographer and Epic Photography was born.