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28 May

— Link:  How to decide on a wedding photographer

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Franky Tsang working on  a wedding
When Franky, our award winning wedding photographer working closely with his bride on her wedding day.
Choosing the right photographer is not an easy task. You will be overwhelmed on the day and you will not remember a thing. How you remember it will depend on us, how we capture it for you.
 
I guess here is a list of questions you can think about.
 
– Is their work appealing to you?
Try to look at the highlights from the same wedding rather than the best pictures from years of work.
 
– Not only their website, but also check out their social media 
How long do they deliver the images for you, do they provide sneak peeks photos after the wedding?
At Divon, we will post your sneak peak around 1-2 weeks after your wedding, check out our FB page and IG!
 
– Check out their wedding album sample
Maybe you are looking for digital files only. But by checking their albums, you will know if the photographer understands the most important part, how he/she tells a story using stills through an album. Also if a photographer understands prints, more likely the soft copies you get from them will look better when you print it yourself.
Divon only uses Italian made leather albums. Come to our studio and you can feel and touch the quality of our albums. Also you will see how Franky unfolds your story using pictures.
 
– Do they have a studio or work from their backyard?
There is nothing wrong working from their backyard. But for the established professional, they will prefer to have a proper studio where they can work, show their work and meet with you. More likely the backyard guys will have their main focus on their full-time job then your wedding photos.
Divon is located on the 3rd floor of Dymocks Building, on George street. Famous wedding building in Sydney CBD.
 
– Are you clicking with the photographer?
Do you want someone who is fun and loud, stirring the pot when it is quiet? Or you just want someone to be there and hide in the corner? Or do you want both?
 
– How experienced is your photographer?
Practice makes perfect! Do you trust someone just got their pro gears but dont know whats going to happen next on your day? Or you want someone to lead you guys through on the day.
All senior photographers at Divon are over 10 years of wedding photography experience.
 
– Check out their Easy Wedding reviews and Google Reviews.
You are paying a lot of money for something that has not happened yet, how do past brides and grooms think of us is a true indication of what you will get from us. Make sure you read the reviews in detail!
We have over 50+ five stars reviews, everyone is happy with our works and services.
 
– Have you got a wedding planner? If not, will your photographer help you to plan for the day?
We control most of the day for you, we make sure they flow smoothly.
Personally I have helped over 1000 couples to plan their wedding day, I will make sure your day is personal and unique. Because no weddings are the same!

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23 Jun

Wedding during COVID-19 lock down – Pier One Sydney

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Melanie came to Australia from the UK and met James while she was traveling here. Their first date was on 22 June, a cold winter night. Mel will never understand why James could wear a pair of thongs to his first date (well mate, it’s a Aussie thing! lol). They spent some good time at a cafe and did some shopping….at Woolies, doesn’t sound like an excited first date but definitely a solid date that turned their life into a meaningful new chapter.

Their wedding was meant to be held at the Pier One Sydney in November this year, because of the COVID lock down, Mel worried that her friends and families couldn’t travel from UK, so she decided to break their wedding ceremony and reception into 2 days, wedding ceremony on their anniversary date and reception next year when the border opens.

We had photographed many weddings at Pier One but this is the first time we photograph Ocean Room without any wedding settings, decorations or guests but just the wedding essentials – Bride & Groom, their beloved dog, a celebrant, 2 witnesses and groom’s mum.

We are expecting this kind of “New Normal” form of wedding is what most future brides and grooms will adapt, and we are prepared to fine tune our photography services to fits their needs. Indeed, Mel and James’s wedding has inspired us with new concepts on our wedding album layout and design!

We can’t wait to photograph the second part of Mel and James’s wedding day in 2021. Fingers crossed it’s going to be a better year!

08 Jun

Franky Tsang came first at WPPI print competition 2019

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Congratulations on your engagement! This is such a wonderful time as a couple and it is so important to capture each moment.

After the promise we made you on Facebook from the WPPI – Wedding & Portrait Photographer’s International Competition 2019, “What Happened in Vegas we will Bring to Sydney”, we have received so many emails from engaged couples requesting us to do their Pre-wedding and Wedding Day Photos. The support is overwhelming, big thanks to all of you!

It has been a busy season for us and we have finally cleared up most of our wedding consultations and are looking forward to some amazing Autumn and Winter weddings in the next couple of months. If you still have not contacted us for your wedding consultation, do it soon!

Now, please allow us to throw back the beautiful moment when our superstar photographer Franky, jumped up to the stage excitedly at WPPI for the big trophy with super high spirits! Let’s congratulate him once again on beating some pretty tough competition and taking such a brilliant image!

We look forward to taking care of all of your photography needs and capturing your big day.

We have after hours consultations also, but by appointment only.

Lots of Love,
Team Divon

08 Jun

Divon Photography X Multi-Award Winning HMUA Martha Mok and D’makeupstation team

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Divon Photography is excited to introduce D’makeupstation latest bridal beauty looks. The mastermind artist Martha Mok and her team, D’makeupstation signature natural bridal makeup style and creative hairstyling are committed to creating the wedding wow factor for you.

Team Divon had the amazing opportunity to work with not only top hair and makeup artist Martha Mok and her team, but also a talented group of models, bridal store Since We Met, Panache Bridal Shoes, florist Flowers by Helen Brown and jewellery supplied by Sydney Pearls.

We love collaborating and creating images and we enjoy the process where everyone can gain a fun and positive experience out of it.  A lot of planning and organising involved beforehand but it’s always worth it and the results turned out incredible – we’ve created some beautiful shots together!

Makeup: Martha Mok and D’makeupstation
Dress: Since We Met
Accessories: Sydney Pearls
Shoes: Panache Bridal Shoes
Florist: Flowers by Helen Brown
Accessories: Sydney Pearls

08 Jun

Connie & Michael: Wedding reception at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf

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Connie & Michael both love the ocean and fishing. That’s why  on the day of our meeting, I suggested that instead of riding in a wedding car after the ceremony in Manly and having to struggle through the famous Sydney traffic jam; We would catch a ferry to the city. It will be better for us to take some photos then catch a water taxi and arrive right outside of Doltone House. ~Less time on the road and more time for photos.~

Ceremony: International College of Management
Reception: Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf

28 May

Megumi & Masatora: Wedding at Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney

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At Divon, we believe each wedding is unique and have their own story to tell. Therefore it’s so important for us to be able to sit down and chat with our clients, not only so we get to know each other but to exceed expectations.

When our photographer Franky first met Megumi-san, as usual, he asked many questions to get to know her and get a idea of the rundown of the wedding. Franky always try to come up with great and weird ideas to make each wedding more personal and special. Masatora-san and Franky worked out together to create a surprise for Megumi-san. Masatora prepared a set of jewellery as a surprise for Megumi on the day when she was getting ready. Look through the photos for the moments that Franky captured when Megumi received the gift!

This wasn’t the end of the surprises. Our clients and ourselves, love the Same-Day-Edit (SDE) show. To make their wedding even more special, Franky picked up a very important detail during their meeting- ohh our groom-to-be didn’t propose to our bride-to-be (yet)! As another surprise, our groom recorded himself proposing to our bride which was included in their SDE and everybody absolutely loved it!

When there’s magic, we capture it. When there’s none, we create it ~

28 May

Amanda & Tim: Wedding at MonaVale Headland & Moby Dicks, Whale Beach

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This is a love story about a policewoman and a fireman.

She told me she can’t get her eyes off him at the crime scene when they first met.

She told me when he walk over to her and asked her about something, her mind was blank, and she had forgotten what he asked.

She told me when he asked for her phone number, there was a loud voice inside her yelling  “YEA!!” in the prospect about business.

However…

He fell in love with her almost at the first sight.

His heart was pounding like a drum when he asked her number, although there is no need from the business side.

He made up his mind after that night, he wanted this policewoman!

p.s. I almost got him to get the fire engine out on the wedding day.

And this is what they wrote to us:

We’ll never be able to say enough great things about you! Thank you Franky (+ the crew) for everything you did for our special day!
You guys certainly did not miss a moment, & just made it so easy for us all to feel comfortable – by the end of the night you felt more like our guests! We were very lucky to have such a great photographer!

Amanda & Tim

23 May

Bridal lookbook

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Divon Photography had the amazing opportunity to work with a talented group of models, top hair and makeup artist Martha Mok and her team, bridal store Since We Met, Panache Bridal Shoes, florist Flowers by Helen Brown and jewellery supplied by Sydney Pearl Centre.

We love collaborating and creating images. We enjoy the process where everyone can gain a fun and positive experience out of it. There was a great energy on set even though everyone was quite exhausted towards the end. We had an early start and the photoshoot basically took up the entire day.  There was a lot of planning and organising involved beforehand and it got pretty hectic on the day but it was all worth it. The results turned out incredible. We’ve created some beautiful shots together and we can’t wait to show you guys the photos; and together, we watch the magic unfold…

23 Apr

Margarita & Yang: Wedding Reception at The Grounds of Alexandria

Yang & I have been good buddies since university. The memories of our crazy time and the fun we had together is still fresh like it just happened yesterday. Time flies like an arrow, now we both have turned into a responsible man who is serious towards life, work and commitments. Yang married the dream woman who he’s been long for. I feel so proud and happy for him.

Hey mate, I know the best wedding gift for you is to do what I’m always good at; capturing good moments at your wedding. May all these beautiful moments of you and Margarita stay sweet and fresh forever.

Best Wishes,
Franky

16 Apr

Limited sessions. This Autumn, book with us and get your photos taken in Canberra with maple leaves!

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This May, our multi-award winning photographer Franky Tsang will be in Canberra from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th.

If you’re interested in having your Family or Pre-Wedding/Engagement photos taken with Autumn leaves as your back drop then make a booking with Franky now!

There’s limited sessions so act quick! Book your session by clicking here 

If you have any questions please contact us on 9161 000 or hello@divonphotography.com.au

09 Apr

Em & Matt: The Scot College Wedding

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As a journalistic wedding photographer, my job is to capture and document moments happening on your Big Day. My wedding photography experience has given me a very good idea on all different kinds of wedding agenda, which allows me to go extra miles and focus on the most subtle, detailed things of your wedding, and make your album an unique, rich and last longing one.

Capturing the unexpected sometimes could be as hard as catching a bullet. On Em and Matt’s wedding Day, the weather was miserable. This well organized couple got everything prepared and things were happening according to their plan, until we noticed a double rainbow quietly shining through…

And here is what they wrote to us:

Thanks for such a wonderful day, Franky! We love the photos and will cherish them for many years to come. We really appreciate the way you took time to get to know us and understand what was important for us on our special day. We had such an enjoyable time with you and we were very impressed with your professionalism. We are grateful for the research you did in planning some excellent locations for our photos. You and Tiff did such a thorough job capturing every moment. You both ensured that we have a timeless record of our many friends and family celebrating our day with us. Such a joy!

Em and Matt

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Main Photographer: Franky Tsang
Assistant Photographer: Tiffany Zhang

Ceremony and Reception: The Scot College – http://www.tsc.nsw.edu.au/

 

03 Apr

Jess & Richie: Wedding ceremony & reception at Blue Mountains

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Jess & Richie met in high school. Throughout the years they’ve built their Friendship Island & Honesty Island together hand-in-hand, day by day. Today, their relationship blossomed. At the same time a new Family Island is formed. The vows, the kisses, the rings and the blessings all together became the core memory which nourishes their Love Island.

Jess & Richie, we’ve stored today’s love memories in the headquarter (our personalised USB thumb drive) for you. I wish you both joy and that love will keep nourishing your Islands and many more Newer Islands ahead in the future.

Ceremony and Reception: Loxley on Bellbird Hill