Love on the Lawn @ Sydney - Photography

The excitement is building for our first appearance at Love on the Lawn at Rose Hill Racecourse on Sunday the 18th of September.  Emma and I are excited to be able to talk to the many brides on the day at this great event. 

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Cake Smash!

It's not every day that we get to host a Cake Smash in our studio, but when the chance arose, we jumped for it!  Hope you enjoy these beautiful images as much as we do  =)

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What Elder Photography means to me - Emma Elder

As a person who has studied photography, and now as the wife of a photographer, I can’t help but jump in and assist on Matthew’s photoshoots. Over the past five years I have learn’t so much from working with Matthew and have seen my own technique improve. And each year I seem to find myself working more and more with Matthew, often as his second shooter at weddings, or setting up family portrait sessions, or meeting with potential clients. So it is with great pleasure that we will now be working together under the name “Elder Photography”.

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Introducing Elder Photography

It is with great pleasure that we announce the official launch of Elder PhotographyElder Photography is the evolution of the imagery and styling of Matthew Elder Photography, and symbolises the greater belief that Matthew and Emma Elder together have in the images and service that we provide to our many satisfied customers. 

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Consider the background - photography tips

Too many times we get so excited about taking a picture of loved ones that we forget to consider what is in the background. We take an amazing moment of our family only to discover that there is a tree ‘growing’ out of someones head, or there is a random empty water bottle lying just to the side of the family. ARGHH

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Hands Here, Hands There, Hands Everywhere!

Hands - who would have thought that they could be the bane of your existence. You think you have taken the perfect picture, the pose is gorgeous, the setting delightful, BUT when you look at the resulting picture, those hands look like conjoined pieces of spaghetti , splatted across a wall... Just a mangled mess.

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"Best of the Best" - Australian Institute of Professional Photographers 2016

It is not every day that you receive an email stating that you have been selected to compete against the "Best of the Best".  This was the email that I received saying that as result of my entries into the NSW State Awards, I had qualified to compete in the 2016 Australian Institute of Professional Photographers' Australian Photography Professional Awards.

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“I hate getting my picture taken!”

“I hate getting my picture taken!”  How many times have we said this, let alone heard other people say it.  We could be having the time of our life, but the moment someone pulls the camera (or camera phone) to their eyes, dread and fear arrives, unannounced but ready to make its presence known…

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Silver Flows at the Epson 2016 AIPP State Awards

This last weekend saw the annual judging of the AIPP NSW. One of the most challenging aspects of memberships is the submission of images for judging by peers. After an anxious wait, your images are judged by 5 seasoned peers with the ultimate aim of being one of the categories (or overall) NSW photographer of the year.

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M + C | Engagement @ Callan Park

I love offering engagement sessions (I'm never going to call them an e-session) to my couples. It is also great to spend quality time getting to know one and other and talk about our combined expectations for the wedding day.

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Three simple words - You were right.

We live in a time now where the only time we cross paths with a professional photographer is on our wedding day. This is something that needs to be re-evaluated. Having a professional photographer capture your family is an investment in your family.  To have beautiful images that capture your family is truly a remarkable gift and one that we all too quickly take for granted.

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