LITTLE STUDIO

Natural | Relaxed | Fun | Creative

 

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea, there would still be you and me
Together we shall go until we die, my inspiration is what you are to me.
And so today, my world it smiles. Your hand in mine, we walk the miles.
Led Zepplin, ‘Thank You’

– ABOUT –

Multi Award Winning Principal Wedding Photographer and founder, Mel Chamberlain, brings a strong contemporary style of bright, well composed images. She believes in the importance of storytelling and emotion and her images have been described as ‘beautiful, expressive and honest with wonderful light’ by her mentor, George Seper, one of Australia’s leading published photographers.

– PRICING & BOOKING DETAILS –

Discuss a tailor-made package to suit your preferred number of hours coverage and inclusions or select one of our three popular bundled Packages to save. Either way, we guarantee that your online gallery will be available within 14 days of your wedding! The Booth Bus is an extra bundled services on offer, providing the perfect Wedding icebreaker between the ceremony & reception!

– GET IN TOUCH! –

Our beautiful Photography Studio is open by appointment. We invite you to come and view our work, meet Mel Chamberlain and discuss your Wedding plans in detail. Book a time here online or contact us for more information.
The Wedding Depot, Shop 2, 47 Patterson St, Bonbeach. Open 8am-8pm 7 days by appointment. Phone 0411 524 227.

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for considering Little Studio. I’m Mel & I’ve been photographing awesome, beautiful couples since 2015. I feel so very fortunate to be able to do what I love every day.

Part of that means I spend my weekends at some of the most beautiful locations across Victoria. I also get to capture raw love & emotion whilst I’m there, which I believe is the what underpins everything in life. I love hanging out with the most gorgeous couples, along with their beautiful family & friends, joining the celebration of one of the happiest days of their lives. Capturing life long memories for my clients & hearing their reactions is what inspires me every day to continue to grow my little business. Read on to find out more …

Our Style

At Little Studio, my style is all about supporting you guys on your big day… Its ALL about YOU! If you check out our testimonials you will see consistent feedback about our relaxed, calming and friendly approach (not to mention the AMAZING images and super quick turn-around time!).

I know how keen our clients are to re-live their big day, and to fill in the blanks from the surreal blurry haze that follows all the excitement … so we ensure that you have your online gallery completed within fourteen days of your wedding, along with a sneak peak on day one or two!

I love connecting with our couples from the very beginning and making sure that you feel comfortable and in good hands. Your Wedding Photographer becomes a big part of your experience as we are right there with you for a big chunk of the day – we always remind our couples of this, to ensure we are a good fit. We will also spend time together planning and discussing your big day in detail in the months prior. I’ll share some of the key learnings I’ve seen other couples experience and suggest comfortable time allocations to help keep you relaxed and stress free on your special day; in return you will hopefully share any dreams or concerns that pop up from your side.

We are definitely not into staged awkward photography (in fact we can’t think of anything worse!) but at the same time we’re there to offer the guidance and support you need in order to feel as comfortable as possible in front of the lens.

We love spontaneity and laughter … but even more so, we love the happy tears and moments of total overwhelm that are an incredibly important part of the day.

It is true that a picture paints a thousand words, and it is equally true that Mel’s photos paint a thousand emotions. Dianna & David

Mel’s Awards

Mel was awarded one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers on the Mornington Peninsula / Bayside region by Brides Choice Awards in Sep 2018 and again in October 2019 and was also fortunate to win a National Small Business Award from the Australian Government in 2017, which was presented in Townsville at the National Small Business Development Conference (pictured). This award was determined from a pool of 8,000 small businesses that the Government had sponsored via the NEIS program during that year and was an amazing surprise for Mel!

Mel also won an additional three Brides Choice awards in October 2019 including the Photographer of the Year Award for the Mornington Peninsula / Bayside Region. This was determined by a couple voting system. ‘The awards celebrate and recognise the pinnacle of professionalism and the surpassing of all expectations of Brides and Grooms. Wedding Suppliers that couples believe went beyond the call of duty, professionalism, value for money, excellent customer service and exceeded their expectations.’ Brides Choice Awards.

We offer Wedding Photography across The Mornington Peninsula, Bayside, Greater Melbourne, South Gippsland, Dandenong Ranges & The Yarra Valley.

We have a beautiful showroom in Bonbeach and we would love to meet with you here to discuss your plans in more detail. We can browse recent albums, watch slide shows and talk about your story and plans. We are also happy to chat over the phone, skype or come to you if easier.

Either way, we look forward to speaking with you soon!

Mel Chamberlain x

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Our Wedding Collection

Below you will find a collection of some awesome Weddings that Mel’s had the honour of capturing in some stunning locations across The Mornington Peninsula, Bayside, South Gippsland, Greater Melbourne, Dandenong Ranges & The Yarra Valley. This will give you a good feel for our natural, fun style.

So if you are recently engaged (Woo Hoo – Congrats! By the way) and looking for the perfect Photographer please get in touch! Let’s discuss your plans so far and if we are available for your big day, we would love to catch up for a chat or skype call.

Like to see even more Weddings? Please check out the YouTube channel and socials (links are in the header menu above)!

Customer Love

We are lost for words!! So in love with our pictures! You made our day so perfect for us!!!

… Eeek can’t contain the excitement! We will be spreading the word about you on socials … and far and wide when we come back to earth – loving the photos so much.

James & Carly – Flowerdale Estate

“You did a fantastic job and the Booth Bus was an absolute hit – so many people commented on how fun it was! Thanks again for helping make our day so enjoyable and for capturing all the memories from the day – you captured such great moments!!!

You did a brilliant job, the photos are fantastic. . … Again thanks so much”

Aimee & Daniel – Stillwater

“oh my gosh! The photos look amazzzzzzingggggggg! I love love love them! the paddock ones are awesome!!!! You’ve got a real talent! So special! Absolutely loving them!!” Jody

Mel was absolutely spectacular and we would 100% recommend her to every body! In the lead up to the wedding Mel was so helpful and gave us really great advice and help in planning out our day. She was incredibly easy to communicate with and her response time was great.
Mel was amazing and such a friendly person to both Joel and I, and our guests. We had multiple guests mention how lovely she was to them, making the experience even more enjoyable. For my partner Joel and I, Mel gave us the perfect amount of direction, but was so respectful and kind throughout. Mel really worked on what Joel and I wanted for our pictures on our day and was so flexible throughout to ensure she got the pictures we wanted.
She was an absolute delight to deal with and the turn around time for photos was incredible. We were so pleased with every single picture and could not fault Mel at all. She seems to really love her work and is fantastic at what she does. A real eye for photography- she’s really found her calling.
We look forward to working with Mel in the future for other events in our lives.

Joel & Jody – Churchill Island, San Remo

We love Mel so much, in one year our family has utilised her services for three weddings (and a newborn baby shoot)!

We both met Mel as part of my sister’s bridal party for her wedding in late April, and spent the whole day engaging with her. Almost immediately after, we already contemplated asking Mel to be our photographer, because of her eye for detail and thirst for the most perfect picture/s. When the photos were out we knew we had to get a hold of her as soon as possible!

We were not disappointed, not only did she make us feel comfortable on the day, the pictures she took captured our love, happiness, playfulness and carefree attitude. She is a photographer who gets to know you, your partner and you as a couple, and thus is able to capture all the beautiful moments. We will always be able to look back on our day because of Mel’s beautiful work, and be transported back to every unforgettable moment.

Everybody loved the Booth Bus, it is amazingly different to your typical Photo Booth. Everybody loved the props, the candid photos and how it captured the cheekiness and atmosphere of the occasion.

We would recommend Mel and her Booth Bus to anyone, and you would not be disappointed.

Dave & Linda – Kew Botanical Gardens

Our photos for our wedding were amazing.  Mel captured the ceremony and the magic.  What I felt most grateful for was how Mel seemed to blend into the background. She helped a self conscious bride forget to be self-conscious. Instead, I got caught up in the moment, the love I felt for my husband to be, which naturally brought out my true beauty. Our photos are full of emotion and the true celebration. Yes my dress was beautiful, and every detail of the ceremony took great consideration. But the magic was captured within a kiss, a beaming smile, the well-wishings of family and friends. Mel captured the essence of what it was really all about. And now we have those moments forever…

Fi & Brad – Sherbrooke Forest

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being our photographer at our wedding. Steve and I absolutely adore every photo and can’t thank you enough. Thanks for making our experience so easy 🙂
The wedding album you made for us is absolutely stunning with beautiful lifelong memories to cherish forever. Your passion for photography shines through to your work and you captured the day perfectly.

Jenna & Steve – Southern Golf Course

Mel is absolutely amazing. She helped us plan out our wedding day, she helped create the most amazing day and captured the most amazing photos of my now wife and I. Mel ran around all day to ensure she captured every moment of the day and then not only that, she returned the photos within days. I cannot recommend Mel/Little Studios more.

If you are on the fence about booking Mel, stop considering it and do it! She is seriously professional and if she can put my wife and I at ease throughout the day, no doubt she can help anyone!!

Mel – you are amazing and Emily and I cannot thank you enough for everything!! If we had to do it all again, we would book Mel 100 times over.

Devin & Emily – The Vines, Yarra Valley

It is true that a picture paints a thousand words, and it is equally true that Mel’s photos paint a thousand emotions. We wish we could put into words how grateful we are to you Mel, for so completely capturing the love and emotions on our Wedding day.

Thank you Mel, please know that we will continue to thank you every day to come for capturing more than you know with your beautiful photographs. You truly are an exceptional photographer and that no doubt comes from you being an exceptionally perceptive and intuitive lady.

There are so many beautiful photographs we do not know how to choose for our album! We cannot recommend you and your work highly enough, we wish you every success and happiness.

Dianna & David – Chateau Wyuna

We provide consistent magazine style images with beautiful light...

Tired of scrolling? Let us do the work for a while!
Sit back and relax with a glass of wine during our slide show:

Packages & Pricing

Discuss a tailor made package to suit your exact service and product requirements (contact us for details) or select one of our three popular bundled Packages. Whatever you choose, we guarantee that your complete online gallery will be available within 14 days of your wedding! Don’t wait several weeks or even months to see your Photos…

Package 1: Classic Digital Photography Package $2495

Includes comprehensive coverage, 10x12" framed print & over 500 high resolution digital images.

  1. Up to 8 Hours Award Winning Wedding Photography 
  2. Bonus 10×12″ Framed Print (Print Size 6×8″) – Limited Time Only!
  3. Private downloadable online gallery – Perfect for instant online sharing. Available within 14 days of your Wedding
  4. Boxed Crystal USB – More than 500 high resolution images, retouched & print ready. No copyright protection or watermarks
  5. Pre-wedding studio consult & wedding day timeline planning

Note:

  • Additional $0.75/km travel fee will apply for distances over 60km return from Bonbeach
  • Second Photographer / Additional Time $150/Hour
  • 1 Hour Booth Bus Hire Plus Inclusions $495
Package 2: Boutique Album Package $2995

Includes comprehensive coverage, 12x14" framed print, over 600 high resolution digital images & a beautifully designed 10x10" Wedding Album

  1. Up to 8 Hours Award Winning Wedding Photography 
  2. Bonus 12×14″ Framed Print (Print Size 8×10″) – Limited Time Only!
  3. 10×10″ 20 Sided Boxed Wedding Album
  4. Private downloadable online gallery – Perfect for instant online sharing. Available within 14 days of your Wedding
  5. Crystal USB – More than 600 high resolution images, retouched & print ready. No copyright protection or watermarks
  6. Pre-wedding studio consult & wedding day timeline planning

Note:

  • Additional $0.75/km travel fee will apply for distances over 60km return from Bonbeach
  • Second Photographer / Additional Time $150/Hour
  • 1 Hour Booth Bus Hire Plus Inclusions $495
Package 3: Timeless Album Package $3495

Includes comprehensive coverage, 15x18" framed print, over 700 high resolution digital images & a beautifully designed 12x12" Wedding Album

  1. Up to 8 Hours Award Winning Wedding Photography 
  2. Bonus 15×18″ Framed Print (Print Size 11×14″) – Limited Time Only!
  3. 12×12″ 30 Sided Boxed Wedding Album
  4. Private downloadable online gallery – Perfect for instant online sharing. Available within 14 days of your Wedding
  5. Crystal USB – More than 700 high resolution images, retouched & print ready. No copyright protection or watermarks
  6. Pre-wedding studio consult & wedding day timeline planning

Note:

  • Additional $0.75/km travel fee will apply for distances over 60km return from Bonbeach
  • Second Photographer / Additional Time $150/Hour
  • 1 Hour Booth Bus Hire Plus Inclusions $495

The Booth Bus

Meet Frankie – Melbourne’s Original Booth in a Bus. He is available as part of our bundled packages or for hire on on his own!

The Most Original, Stylish & Professional Booth Experience on the Peninsula. Ridiculously Fun Props, Ivory Rose, Peony & Hydrangea Silk Flowerwall Backdrop, Cream & White Retro Style Fitout. Double rear doors open to reveal Hollywood Style Bulb Mirror with huge assortment of props, wigs and original vintage hats.

With Prices Starting from $495, Frankie caters for a broad range of Weddings, Parties & Corporate Events. Ideally suited to Gorgeous Wineries, Breezy Beachside Cafes & Rustic Style Events.

The perfect Wedding icebreaker between the ceremony & reception – let Frankie work his magic whilst you’re having photos during canape hour; perfectly paired with live music, open bar & lawn games! Contact us for details…

Wedding Illustrations

Turn your favourite Little Studio photo into a stunning piece of artwork.

Looking for a unique and meaningful way to remember your special day? Our local artist Emma from Wren of Ruby, specialises in creating a whimsical and authentic vision of your favourite moments from your wedding, using delicate and surreal pencil. Contact us for more information.
Photo by Little Studio. 3 Sizes Available (RRP A5… $250 | A4… $500 | A3… $1000)

The Wedding Depot

Mel Chamberlain, our founder, also runs The Wedding Depot which doubles as our Photography studio / showroom.
Servicing The Mornington Peninsula | Bayside | Greater Melbourne | South Gippsland | The Yarra Valley | Dandenong Ranges

Discover your venue and local suppliers in one beautiful space…

The NEW way to plan your big day. Simply, instantly, beautifully … on budget.

What’s on offer? Online Wedding Planning Portal (The Whole Shebang… sorted!), iOS App, Wedding Planning Sessions, Social Media (Instagram & Facebook), Shopfront – Browse many local venue and supplier options, Bridal Couture fittings, Bridesmaid & Flowergirl Dresses, Menswear, stationery display & so much more. Full local wedding packages available for your budget. Visit the website to find out more.

The Wedding Depot
Open by Appointment
Shop 2, 47 Patterson St, Bonbeach
Phone: 0411 524 227

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Expos & Events

Come and see us at one of our regular annual Wedding Expos. We exhibit in Mornington, Warragul, Pakenham & Melbourne (Exhibition Centre) every year. Check our social media regularly for upcoming dates and details. We also hold info sessions, creative workshops and events in-store!


Address

Little Studio / The Wedding Depot
Shop 2 / 47 Patterson Street, Bonbeach,
VIC, Australia

Phone Number

0411 524 227

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