21 Mar

Jackie & Casey: Wedding and a Just married water taxi

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“Dearest Casey Bear,

In just a few hours, we will be saying our vows and be pronounced as husband and wife. It has been 3,146 days in the making of C&J. We’ve been through thick & thin and at times when it’s tough, we’ve always somehow managed to get through it. Thank you for your patience, love, hugs and cuddles. My love for you is hard to describe and show at times but I hope you know I love you very much & to the moon & beyond.

My sweet otter, baby, chunk chunk, bear bear, memory… I can’t wait to call you my hubby bear.


We also did a Same Day Edit video for them on their Big Day, here is the link to view the video –

21 Mar

For a limited time only. Don’t miss out our Easter offer this year!

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Everyone loves a photo and what better way to capture those special moments with your loved ones than with a family portrait session.

At Divon Photography, our professional staff will be able to capture all the love and emotion with your friends and family which no words can express. As the saying goes, a picture is worth more than a thousand words!

In celebration of Easter, we are offering a FREE fine art print valued up to $350 if you book a session with us before the end of Easter 2018.

Celebrate Easter with a personal touch and book with us now! Call us on 02 9161 0000 or email us at

22 Jan

Fun and Creative Wedding Exit Idea

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It’s late and it’s dark. It’s your wedding and you want to exit with a bang.

We have taken photos for hundreds if not thousand of weddings and one of our favourite moment is the wedding grand exit.

Let’s be honest, everyone loves pretty sparkles. Can you imagine what a mesmerising, picture-perfect moment it would be with all your guests holding sparklers sending you and your partner off? People absolutely love it and most importantly, everyone will have fun and you get beautiful photos taken.

Now, if you’ve decided to use sparklers for your grand exit there are a few things you must be mindful of:

  • Don’t waste your money getting sparklers from your local dollar store or supermarket. Normally they sell those traditional short ones that don’t even last for a minute. So, by the time you light up the last guest’s sparkler the first guest’s sparkler would have been burnt out.
  • This is important! Remember to check with your venue if they allow sparkler send-offs. If it’s an indoor venue, they will most likely have restrictions and not let you do it. But you can probably do it outdoor so it’s best to check first and see if there’s enough outdoor space.
  • Best advice? Don’t use matches to light the sparklers up. Have you ever taken more than 3 matches to light one up and just to see the flame go out again? Get some tealight candles placed around or even bamboo torches for the guests to light the sparklers up quickly.
  • Remember to read the instructions on how to safely use, light up and dispose the sparklers. A bucket of sand is a great method to dispose them or ask your venue if they might have a specific way of disposing them.
  • Let your guests know about it ahead of time to avoid confusions and chaos. Our advice is to prepare a big poster or chalkboard with “What”, “When” and “How” to announce to your guests what and when it’s happening and how to use the sparklers safely.
  • Don’t overbuy. You don’t have to get one sparkler for every guests attending because some of your guests will leave before the wedding exit especially the elderly and parents with kids.
  • Get someone to be in charge to gather your guests together for the grand exit. You can designate one of your bridesmaid or groomsmen or if you have a wedding planner, that’s even better, get them to assist with coordinating your exit.
  • The exit is incomplete without some awesome music. You might need speakers to play your music outdoor. If you have a DJ, give them a heads up so they can prepare extra equipment.
  • HAVE FUN AND ENJOY!  This is a perfect time for us to capture amazing memorable shots for you.
02 Jan

Jules & Tim: Luckiest Wedding

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In March 2015, we were proud to be invited by The Wedding Club to offer an exclusive underwater photography session for one pair of winning couple from their competition. Among a hundred of entries, Jules and Tim was the luckiest couple who won the prize and may I dare to say they truly deserve it!

Before the prize was announced by The Wedding Club, Jules and Tim have already confirmed us as their photography team on their wedding day, regardless of winning the prize or not. I was thrilled by how much they love my work and the trust we have built throughout the consultation.

Jules and Tim finished both Ceremony and traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony under a beautiful clear blue sky. This was a sign of a good beginning and their luck carried on to their reception , as well as the underwater trash the dress session in Summer.

20 Dec

Kylea & James: Wedding on a rainy day

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In Sydney, there are times when we have to overcome a period of terrible stormy days and you might have thought such miserable weather would have ruined allot of romantic wedding plan. However, I believe you will change your perception after going through Kylea & James’s wedding day features.

In every consultation with my clients, I always put Plan B on the agenda to make sure no unexpectable weather will stop me from documenting the real moments of their wedding day. Im glad we’d prepared well for all kinds of weather, so no dramas happened on Kylea & James wedding day. To my surprise, the rainy moment didn’t killed the happiness of the wedding couple and the guest, but it added an indescribable emotions in everyone’s faces that a sunny day can never created.

At the end of the wedding, despite the cold and wet condition, we got out in the rain and captured some “in the rain shoots”, which is also one of my favourite shoot of the day.

18 Dec

Debbie & Darren: Wedding in Sydney, Circular Quay

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Hi, I’m Kenwood Chef, an out of the market old blender, I don’t only blend food, I bond love as well. Please take a few seconds to read me story before jumping to see Debbie & Darren’s photos!

I think you might all agree, all blenders has a master to serve, with no exceptions, perhaps a few different masters in my lifetime. My first master was Debbie’s mother, a lovely lady who I always wish to stay loyal to, she never gave me any hard time, which I like her the most.

My drifting and non-traceable life began when Debbie’s mum passed me over to Debbie. Debbie wanted my life to be more meaningful, so, very soon she found me the third master, and my third master sold me to my fourth master, a nice English gentlemen called Darren.

Darren and I were good buddies, we always cook together. I guess every blenders has their old time and master to think of, I’ve thought of Debbie and her mum too. One evening, something out of the blue happened, Darren and Debbie together in the kitchen?! No way! I thought they were total stranger! Since when they have fallen in love with each other?

That moment when Debbie and I looked into each other, she was shocked! “Is that my mixer? Mum has been asking me for it! She wanted it back!” she asked Darren. Well, I guess it’s all meant to be. I then found out that Debbie’s mother was asking Debbie to return me home if Debbie is not needed my services anymore. But everything was too late, I was sold to someone non traceable. I guess someone up there is looking after me, he somehow let Debbie and Darren meet over something call internet, and they fall in love with each other.

Today is their Big Day, I’m dressed nicely with a bow and a hat that Debbie got me. Gratefully, I’m back to my first master, Debbie’s mum.

11 Dec

Roz & Daryl: Sunset Wedding Ceremony

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I asked Daryl to give me more information on the Hot Rod he rode on his Big Day, this is what he come back….

“Hey buddy that sounds awesome. The hot rod is a ford t bucket custom built from ground up running a 383 stroker chev with a 671 blower 2 speed power glide and a 9 inch diff.”

Okie, I had no idea what he was trying to tell me but I still can remember how loud, how fast and how much smoke that beast was bringing out with the tyre burning. I knew one thing for sure, it is powerful!

Their ceremony was at Narellan, which is close to Camden. Their reception was at Panorama House, Bulli Tops. It’s over 50kms away and we looked for different placse for the sunset shot on the way. Roz found this place call St Marys Retreat and it was stunning. When we arrived the sun wass already setting and we had to run to the spot before the final light fell off. Too bad we only had such a short time to photograph there, but I am sure I will be back another day to explore more of it.

04 Dec

Kat & Louie: St John the Beloved and Reception at Waterview in Bicentennial Park

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As I photographed their engagement party a few months before their wedding, it was great to see many familiar faces once again.

Weddings days can be famously busy, and on this one, a small accident occurred while the bride was getting ready at her house which had the potential to make the day less celebratory. While standing too close to a tea light candle, the flower girl, Alicia’s (she likes to be called Princess though!) long hair caught on fire. Always keeping an eye out for unexpected moments that might result in an incredible picture, I was the first to see. I ran to her and extinguished the fire with my hands before she even noticed that she was alight. Happily, it ended up that only some of her hair got burnt and she did not suffer any injury at all.

Sometimes as a photographer you are faced with the tough question: when is it my role to observe and when is it my role to intervene? On this day it was an easy choice – and she repaid the favour but looking wonderfully pretty for my camera throughout the day.

30 Nov

Corrian & Jarrett: Wedding at Riverside Oaks with an Owl and a Wedding Race Car

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Corrian and Jarrett are both amateur racer, to them, perhaps nothing is more enjoyable than drifting on the racetrack with their own-built Holden car.

On their wedding day, Corrian chose her father’s race car, Ford Statesman Caprice, as her wedding car. This beautiful car not only shined throughout the day, it also lightened up Corrian and Jarrett’s wedding. Corrian also brought along a pair of old driving gloves that her father used to wear, she treats it as a connection between her and her father, and I can see that it is a gift which can give her peace and strength.

Assigning an owl as the ring bearer was the touch of the something a bit different for a Big Day. Such a great idea from Corrian and Jarrett to surprise everyone at the ceremony! Definitely a highlight that guests will always keep in their memories!

30 Nov

Steph & Trent: Garden Ceremony at Loxley on Bellbird Hill, Blue Mountains

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In 2015, I was invited by Canon Australia to attend a photography event enlisted with 6 photographers, each of us was independently assigned to shoot portraits of a self-made millionaire, a lifesaver, an ex-inmate, a commercial fisherman, former alcoholic, and a self-proclaimed psychic. I was asked to photograph Michael, someone who has saved a life. Everyone agrees that lifesavers relate to “hope”, “happiness” and “future”, so I had created a portrait of him in a way that could bring out more of his characters.

At the end of the session when each of our portraits were printed out, we were surprised all the 6 different background were actually played by Michael who is no one mentioned above but an actor!

This event (now I should call it “an experiment”!) was filmed and published on YouTube, the video has gone viral, different point of views were posted from audience around the world and people are amazed how a perspective of photographers can affect the way they construct a photo.

“A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what’s in front of it” —— Canon Australia

Outside the experiment lab, I can prove the above statement as true. For Steph & Trent’s Big Day, I’m not going to reveal the background of them before you see their photos but to let you pick up the clues that I’ve created behind the camera.

28 Nov

Vicki & David: Garden Wedding Ceremony

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Vicki and David’s wedding took place at Oatlands House under a fabulous, warm sunny day during the winter in August. The gorgeous garden wedding ceremony was filled with romance and blessings while the guests blew bubbles to Mr. & Mrs. as they walked down the aisle after they were announced as husband and wife.

After the ceremony, with the beautiful environment and surroundings of Oatlands House, we have captured allot of stunning shots of the bride and groom, as well as a playful and bubbly side of them at the golf course!

Meanwhile, all the guests and families carried forward their excitement and joy towards the reception at Rose Suite next to the garden. The touching speeches, the unspeakable happiness on the dancing floor, the kissing and hugging, and at the end when everyone joined their hands and formed a wedding exit tunnel…all these moments are captured and became a timeless memories.