ABOUT

I commenced my career as a professional wedding photographer in Sydney in 1990 with a passion for both high quality colour and black and white photos.

In 2001 I visited the tropical Whitsundays and fell in love with the beauty of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands.

From 2003 to 2013 I have been the owner and chef of Alain's Restaurant, which became a famous fine dining experience and was rated #1 restaurant in Airlie Beach for four years running on Trip Advisor.

Retiring from hospitality, I am back offering my professional services as a classic photographer with a passion for artistic wedding photos, as well as creating a modern journalistic style documentation of your wedding day.

I would describe myself as your friendly photographer shooting most of the time quietly and unobtrusively in the background.

"My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee the more I have, for both are infinite"

William Shakespeare.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Whitsunday wedding photographer available 7 days a week for intimate and boutique weddings in the Whitsundays. Let me capture your entire day or choose from the elements below to create your own custom package. Contact me to discuss your wedding day photography requirements and to create a personalised package right for you.





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Pre Ceremony

Photographic coverage of the bride getting ready with her close entourage. Detail shots of the flower bouquet, the wedding rings, the wedding dress and shoes and also capturing the hairdresser and make up artists in action while adopting a "fly on the wall" approach.

The Arrival

The bride is driven with chosen persons in one of the vintage French limousines chauffeured by myself, during which a glass of Sherry is recommended to be served on board. Upon arrival elegant photos are taken with the bride coming out of the car and then being escorted to the groom.

The Ceremony

Extensive photography of the service, the very important moment of exchanging the wedding rings, the first kiss and signing of documents. Capturing the facial expressions of the wedding couple and their closest family and friends in that unique moment of a lifetime.

Group Shots

A must after the service, group shots including family and friends being as serious or as silly as you like. And not to forget the very famous and important photos of the whole group with the bride and groom upfront.

Artistic & Romantic Photo Tour

A photo tour in your personally chosen Whitsunday locations such as the many beautiful foreshore locations, beaches, marinas and local parks. "La Provence" is also available to wedding couples who desire an artistic provincial themed photo tour.

The Reception

Photos taken of the arrival of the bride and groom, bridal table, reception venue and special moments of the guests talking and enjoying themselves. Also capturing the later activities of the evening including the first dance, cutting of the cake, dance floor and if requested the bouquet and garter toss.

 

Presentation of your wedding coverage

You will be presented with a large selection of digitally enhanced colour and black and white photos.

Exclusive to Alains Photography couples is a selection of black and white photos captured on film and processed in a Sydney photo lab. Nothing compares to the richness and depth that film can provide to a printed photo and this is your opportunity to capture those most important moments on film.

Your personalised wedding album can be artistically made on request using a deluxe leather style "Henzo Gran Cara" black page album with glassine interleaves.

LA PROVENCE

Boutique Whitsunday Wedding Venue

La Provence is my own romantic provincial style estate, boasting a spectacular outlook over the Coral Sea. As soon as you enter the driveway lined with towering trees you feel as if transported to an intimate French home, only this French home sits atop a tropical rainforest overlooking the aqua Whitsunday waters.

Meander down intricate pebble pathways framed by perfectly clipped hedges and accented by bursts of colour from tropical bougainvillea. The feature of this property is the two story Tuscan octagonal home which sits atop of the hillside and offers panoramic views from its windows framed with colourful shutters.

On the second floor a Juliet balcony offers the most spectacular view of all. La Provence is the ideal location for a romantic wedding ceremony, intimate reception or simply as a backdrop for your wedding photography.

La Provence is a French themed venue available for small intimate weddings in the Whitsundays.
We specialise in small weddings and elopements with a maximum of ten guests. Religious ceremonies
available as well as a civil celebrant of your choice. Champagne, Canapes and Petits Fours are served
after the ceremony and during the photographic shoot. La Provence also boasts a helipad allowing helicopter
transfers to and from the venue... arrive in style and enjoy the beautiful scenery over Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.

LES LIMOUSINES

Victoria

Introducing Victoria...

In the 1940's France gave me a second name "LA REINE DE LA ROUTE" meaning "QUEEN OF THE ROAD". I have been for many years the official car for French Presidents and Generals. Now retired in the Whitsundays I have the pleasure of making couples feel like royalty on their wedding day.

Josephine

My name is Josephine

I was born in 1951 in Paris. From 1992 to 2001 I was employed by Alain's Photography as a model for weddings in Sydney. Brides and Grooms have been seduced for many years by my charming French elegance.

Cinderella

Cendrillon "Cinderella"

Born in Paris, 1923, I migrated to Australia soon after. Sadly a few years later I was abandoned and left to rust in a Victorian farm shed. But one morning a fairy magically appeared and transformed me into the young and beautiful girl I used to be. I have been invited to many weddings since.

Alains Photography provides a complimentary chaperone service to all wedding couples
in their choice of three vintage French limousines available.

Les Limousines are the ultimate statement on your wedding day and make for memorable wedding photographs.

PORTFOLIO

MES JEUNES ANNEES

My Early Days

I started my career in wedding photography as a second shooter in the film days of the 1990's. I soon became inspired on how to capture a myriad of emotions with traditional poses and candid shots. As I was getting a higher degree of craftsmanship and artistry, I realised that it was important well before the wedding day, to ask the bride and groom to think and plan some of the photos they wished me to take of them. As a follow up, many letters of appreciation and words of thanks were delivered to me, with intentions of recommendation to family and friends.

CONTACT

Alains Photography
La Provence
6 Gumtree Close
Woodwark Whitsundays QLD

(07) 4946 1722
0400 461 722





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