Your special day, your way

Salinger Photography offers friendly, professional, high quality and beautiful wedding photography across Melbourne, throughout Victoria, and also interstate in Tasmania, SA and the ACT.

Unobtrusive, fun and relaxed, we specialise in capturing the best mix of creative, candid and posed images to tell the whole story of your special day, your way. That’s right, we work with you to capture the sorts of images you want as a record of your day. How do we do that? Put simply: we listen. We will meet you several times before the wedding day – including for a special engagement shoot – talking through all aspects of the day and plan our photography to work in around your needs.

On the day itself, we also give you lots of time to relax and enjoy yourself – after all, it’s your wedding day and it should be a day of love and laughter, family and friends - not a day of photographer-induced stress. Your special day is about the two of you and the people in your lives that come together to share your day. It’s our job to capture those memories so they last a lifetime.

If you have any questions at all, or you’d like to arrange a time to view our albums or images from previous weddings, please don’t hesitate to contact Bret. And because we believe in transparency you'll find all package and pricing details below. That's right; there's no hidden costs, so you can budget accordingly.

This slideshow features sample images from Claire & Ben's wedding. To see more sample images please visit the Galleries page.

Photography that lasts a lifetime

What’s in a wedding? The flow of your gown. The cut of your partner’s suit. The gentleness of your first kiss as husband and wife. Your friends’ admiration. Your nan’s smile. The look on your mum’s face. Your gorgeous wedding rings. The camaraderie of your wedding party. All the small things. And the big things too. All of these and other elements should live in stunning, professional images that will stand the test of time for now. And forever.

Timeless images crafted by Salinger Photography to show care and concern for who YOU are; images that can be ordered online by you and your family and friends, then printed to the highest industry standards on a range of media that are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Images that are woven into the story of your day as a beautiful, handmade heirloom album produced by one of the world’s foremost wedding album manufacturers, Queensberry.

On your special day, you deserve to have your images last forever. That’s why you should entrust your photography to a professional. At Salinger Wedding Photography, our only aim is to produce quality images you’ll look back on and love in the years ahead. That’s precisely why so many brides have chosen Salinger before you. 

Why go pro?

A professional photographer is a must for your wedding photography because you can comfortably hand over this vital part of your day and relax, knowing that we have the skills and experience to capture your special day. Whilst there are plenty of choices in the Melbourne wedding market you cannot afford to have the wrong person photograph your wedding. That’s why you need a professional. Asking a friend or family member to do the photography isn’t really fair on them because they should be there to enjoy themselves. A semi-professional or part-timer might look like a value option but could let you down in the long run. Being a professional entails more than just taking good quality photos. It means backing up data, editing images well, preparing files for the best print outcome, and of course keeping up with the latest in equipment.

As a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Bret is obligated to on-going training, investment in equipment and excellence in imaging.

Salinger Photography will communicate clearly –before, during and after your wedding – and will be adaptable to your needs and the locations you’ve chosen for your day. We will arrive on time, do what was agreed to and remain governed by a set of protocols that include a formal, legally binding contract to make sure you’re happy and protected. We'll get great images – no matter the circumstances of time and/or lighting, and will pride ourselves on delivering quality results, after all, your special day is too important to leave to just anyone.

Just for fun

Not everyone can photograph weddings. It takes special skills to handle the pressure of the day, handle the time constraints and the environmental conditions, and still get amazing images that capture your special day, your way. Weddings are a celebration. They should be fun. There should be lots of laughs and maybe a few (mostly happy) tears. So as well as being your photographer we are your confidant, your friend and your ally.

Don’t miss a moment of your day. Another secret to what Salinger does is that we always have a second photographer on hand at each wedding to capture the most important elements of the day from different angles. Bret shot weddings early in his career as a solo shooter and we know that booking a lone photographer means you may miss that winning shot. As well, you lose the flexibility to adapt to changes in your day’s plans, so with two Salinger shooters – you won’t run that risk.

If you visit my Facebook page you’ll see testimonials and recommendations from previous clients and many of them cite how much fun I bring to the weddings I shoot and how I’m able to make everyone relax. If you want a relaxed, fun and caring photographer I’m your first choice.

Oh, and I always pack lollies in my camera bag!

Your story in 300+ pictures

After the wedding, we work through all the shots taken on the day to enhance 300+ images that combine to tell the story of your special day. Selecting the best shots from the day, fully enhancing them and providing them to you as low res files to share with family and friends on social media.

Plus, all of those photos are uploaded to an online gallery so that you, your family and friends, can print out the images you want on a range of media from photographic prints, fine art prints, matted prints, framed prints, canvases, photo 'brag' books and more! That means, of course, that your future grandkids can share in the memories of your day because your printed photos will last forever.

And of course, our gorgeous Queensberry albums are the epitome of lifetime keepsakes and will showcase your day perfectly. 

Your very own selfie album

It’s a selfie kind of world so we’ll celebrate that fact by handing around a GoPro camera so guests can shoot selfies that are posted online. Your guests will love it, and you’ll also save on the cost and space of a Photobooth. It’s easy. It’s smart. It’s the Salinger way!

Now booking 2016 and beyond

We are now booking for 2016 & 2017, so please get in touch to chat about your wedding plans over a coffee at our office, a café or your home as soon as is convenient. Once we have confirmed availability a booking deposit of $600 is required with the balance payable at the time of the wedding. This allows you plenty of time to consider which package you would like to order.

Packages and pricing

Our wedding packages feature two photographers and extensive coverage at every wedding.

Each package includes these FIVE elements: 1). a choice of two printed products, 2.) low res digital files for sharing on social media, 3). an online gallery for you, family and friends to order the very highest quality printed products that will last a lifetime and reflect the value that you put into your relationship, 4). an online 'selfie' album of your guests for social media, and 5). a fun-filled engagement shoot.

1a). Our Premium Wedding Package is a stylish, contemporary and oh so elegant 10 inch x 10 inch press album featuring 30 pages. $4400

Or 1b). Our Deluxe Wedding Package is a custom-made utterly gorgeous hand bound 12 inch x 12 inch duo album featuring 24 pages including a clever gatefold spread. $4900

Additional album pages, replica mini albums and cover options are all available.

2). Included in both packages, all 300+ edited photos are supplied for you to download from this website and to share online and/or email to family and friends.

3). Included in both packages, all of the high res photos are loaded onto my online gallery for you and family/friends to order and print out the images you want on a range of media from photographic prints, fine art prints, matted prints, framed prints, canvases, photo books and more!

4). As mentioned above, included in both packages, we hand around a GoPro camera for your guests to capture selfies you can post online, helping to save you money on a Photobooth.

5). Included in both packages is a pre-wedding engagement shoot which is an ideal way for us to get to know each other, have some fun and practise posing for your big day.

At Salinger Photography we believe we offer the best, most comprehensive and value for money wedding packages in Melbourne. And as a Queensberry supplier we know that you, your family and friends benefit from ordering your quality printed products through this website because all Queensberry-printed products are guaranteed to stand the test of time. 

If you have any questions at all, or you’d like to arrange a time to view my albums or images from previous weddings, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Is it your second time around?

Sometimes it takes two (or more) shots at marriage to get it right. That’s just life, and just because it’s not your first time doesn’t mean you should miss out on the benefits of our professional wedding photography. Personally, we enjoy capturing second weddings and even reaffirmations. We still pay just as much attention to making sure brides and grooms have a great day, filled with love and laughter and plenty of fun.

We're all equal - no matter what the guys in suits say

At Salinger Photography we have a strong personal interest in human rights and support same sex marriage. Whilst the Australian Marriage Act presently states marriage is between a man and a woman we’re sure the time will come when same sex marriage is legal in Victoria, and across Australia. After all, it makes sense that we should all be treated equally.

Until then, we are happy to provide our services for civil unions and while the Victorian Relationships Act doesn’t allow official ceremonies if you’re planning on putting on a shindig to celebrate lodging the paperwork for your union then count me in. If you’re getting married in New Zealand we are more than happy to cross the ditch to photograph your special day and provide you with the professional, high quality images you deserve.