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 7 days of your wedding! The Booth Bus is an extra bundled service on offer, providing the perfect Wedding icebreaker between the ceremony & reception!

– GET IN TOUCH! –

Our beautiful Photography Portfolio is available for viewing by appointment. We invite you to book a time to meet with Mel Chamberlain to discuss your plans in detail. Book a time here online or contact us for more information. Discover Mels’ passion for Customer Service and how she approaches each Wedding in a unique way, tailored to your unique style and preference. Call Mel directly on 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.

BCA-Logo-WinnerWe 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 has been voted Wedding Photographer of the Year for the past two years in a row 2020 and also in 2019 for the Mornington Peninsula / Bayside Region in the Brides Choice Awards.

Mel was also awarded one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers on the Mornington Peninsula / Bayside region the two years prior (2018 & 2017) and was a finalist back in 2016.

Mel 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 for The Wedding Depot and Booth Bus Brands (she has since sold the Booth Bus but continues to work with the new owners to offer the service as a bundled offering with her Wedding Photography).  These awards are 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 used to have a beautiful showroom in Bonbeach which has now been replaced by a portable Studio (called Snapper!) which Mel uses to travel around regional Victoria to meet with her clients and shoot beautiful destination Weddings & Elopements. She would be more than happy to come and meet with you to browse recent albums, watch slide shows and talk about your story and plans. Alternatively she is also more than happy to chat over the phone or skype if easier.

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

Mel Chamberlain x

Book a Time to Meet with Mel!


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

Mel recently did our wedding photography and exceeded all of our expectations. Mel was there for us throughout the wedding planning process offering advice along the way on anything we were unsure of. Every meeting in the lead up to the wedding was easy, Mel did everything she could to ensure we were relaxed during the stressful wedding planning period.

She went well above and beyond for us on our wedding day and captured our day so magically offering direction and suggestion from her years of experience to ensure we got the very best results for our wedding photos. We cannot thank or recommend Mel enough for anyone looking for a professional, talented, experienced, creative and most importantly kind and caring photographer who will do all that she can to make sure your day is captured perfectly.

“…Mel we have been looking at the photos non stop! You did such an amazing job we could not have asked for anything more, we knew you were perfect for us the second we met you at the bridal expo and couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! What a magical day it was we are both so happy we had you there by our side all day! The photos are amazing and we could not have imagined our special day without you. xox”

Tristian & Megan – Keysborough Golf Club

Mel from Little Studio is fantastic!

Mel has been great since the day we met her.
She had to adapt to different dates and time changes due to COVID and kept positive with it all.

We got married on a 39 degree day which muddled up our run sheet. Mel was so professional and adaptive that she rearranged everything so we could still get all of our photos without everyone melting. I got so many compliments from my guests and bridal party about how lovely she is and how well we were all instructed to pose, as well as having a relaxed vibe to it all and not feeling like the camera was in your face all day.

The photos i received from Mel were amazing! She literally captures the most perfect photos. She kept saying to us on the day that she was after the perfect light, and when she found it we took many photos.. and now i know exactly what she meant. Every photo she took is beautiful, they have vibrant colours and some look like something out of a fairy tale.

I could not recommend Mel more, she just made this wedding so easy for me and i haven’t stopped looking at our photos xx

Keith & Nikki – Potters Receptions, Warrandyte

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

Rhys & I can’t thank you enough for being such an AMAZING and understanding photographer and for capturing the most special day of our lives! We felt comfortable with you and I know thats a huge thing for Rhys given he can barely even take a photo with me! We ADORE these life long memories you captured for us, thank you so much… I just can’t get over how amazing they have all turned out (especially the river ones). We absolutely love every single one.

Cathy & Rhys – Howqua Valley Views

“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

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

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.

(Mel has since shot their friends Wedding plus two newborn shoots for their beautiful little family… “Thanks so much Mel, I love all of the photos. Can’t wait to print them off… The (newborn) photos are all so beautiful Mel . My mum said good luck trying to pick out a few to print as they are all gorgeous and I have to agree. Its going to be so hard choosing…. I can’t stop looking at the photos. I’m so in love with them all. Thanks so much for all that you have done for us Mel and for all of your advice What a perfect Christmas Present for the family. Once again you’ve done a beautiful job. We can’t thank you enough. Love you Mel and so glad you have been through all of our milestones with us. Take care and Lots of Love! Xx”

Jenna & Steve – Southern Golf Course

Mel photographed my wedding on Phillip Island. I booked Mel after meeting her at an expo, where myself and my mum LOVED the way she spoke about her work. It was very clear photography was her passion and she was very proud of her work. From the start Mel was amazing to work with. She would respond to all my enquiries promptly and was always friendly and polite. She listened to all my questions, needs and respected all my wishes. On the wedding day Mel was efficient, respectful ,friendly and was just amazing. The shots Mel took were so beautiful and perfectly captured our day. We also received our photos back within a short time frame at a high quality. We are very impressed with Mel and her Photos, and we are so happy we decided to book her. Mel made the process so easy and she was simply just AMAZING!

Samantha & Dale – The Shearing Shed, Phillip Island

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

Would you like to come with me behind the scenes on a Country Style Wedding Shoot - watch my BTS video here!

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

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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…

 



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Short & Snappy Package 

$1,795

Perfect for couples looking to capture beautiful Wedding highlights.

Up to 4 Hours Award-Winning Photography Coverage

Private Downloadable Gallery perfect for online sharing. Available within 48 hours of your Wedding.

Crystal USB - More than 400 high resolution images. Retouched & Print Ready. No copyright or watermarks.

Album Included - No

1 Digital Illustration

Pre-wedding Consult & Wedding Day Timeline Planning

Travel Fee - Additional $0.75/km applies for distances over 60km return from Bonbeach

Second Photographer / Additional Time available from $195/hour

Booth Bus Hire available from $495

Classic Digital

$2,495

Designed for couples seeking comprehensive digital Wedding coverage.

Up to 8 Hours Award-Winning Photography Coverage

Private Downloadable Gallery perfect for online sharing. Available within 14 days of your Wedding.

Crystal USB - More than 700 high resolution images. Retouched & Print Ready. No copyright or watermarks.

Album Included - No

2 Digital Illustrations

Pre-wedding Consult & Wedding Day Timeline Planning

Travel Fee - Additional $0.75/km applies for distances over 60km return from Bonbeach

Second Photographer / Additional Time available from $195/hour

Booth Bus Hire available from $495

Timeless Album

$2,995

Created for couples looking for comprehensive digital coverage and a beautiful boxed album to cherish forever.

Up to 8 Hours Award-Winning Photography Coverage

Private Downloadable Gallery perfect for online sharing. Available within 14 days of your Wedding.

Crystal USB - More than 700 high resolution images. Retouched & Print Ready. No copyright or watermarks.

Album Included - Yes

3 Digital Illustrations

Pre-wedding Consult & Wedding Day Timeline Planning

Travel Fee - Additional $0.75/km applies for distances over 60km return from Bonbeach

Second Photographer / Additional Time available from $195/hour

Booth Bus Hire available from $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…

Delicate Pencil Artworks

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.

FREE Digital Wedding Illustrations

Digital Wedding Illustrations are now available as an exciting FREE addition to our Wedding Photography Packages!

Limited Time Offer Only.

View our packages above or book a time below to find out more.

 


Get in Touch

Expos & Events

Come and see us at one of our regular annual Wedding Expos.

We exhibit six times a year:

Mornington Peninsula: Feb & September

Gippsland: Warragul in Feb and Pakenham in June

Melbourne: The Melbourne Exhibition Centre in Jan and Clayton in March

Dates subject to change based on annual expo dates set by Event Organisers.

Check our social media regularly for upcoming dates and details.


Little Studio now has two office locations

Bonbeach | Gippsland

Mel splits her time pretty evenly between each location, so when booking an in-person catch up please remember to specify your location preference. Book a Meeting Here.

Phone Number

0411 524 227

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