Will Chao


Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life, and I am dedicated to capturing the natural beauty, happiness and joy of your day, working tirelessly to bring you the very best in photographic quality and service.

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Full day Photography means Full day. Your wedding photographs are the only thing that will make sure your memories last forever, so why then should memories be limited to 6 hours; 8 hours; 10 hours or however long your photographer agrees to stay for? I believe all moments of your wedding day deserve to be remembered, for this reason I don’t place caps on coverage times, I don’t force you to choose between paying extra or sacrificing memories. A full wedding generally lasts around 12-15 hours and I will be there from your getting ready right through to the end of your reception. Because what would be the alternative? Pack up in the middle of your wedding and go watch a movie? Your memories are important.

Wedding Photography Melbourne Will Chao

Getting ready is a bit part of your wedding day, and no album is complete unless the story is told in full! At this stage, you are excited, nervous, and even a little bit scared. Knowing what lies ahead is a big deal, this is the time when you’ll hug your parents for the last time as a single lady, the time when all your best friends and bridesmaids stand by and encourage you, when you look your very best, freshened up, and your hair looks perfect. This is also when I will capture some beautiful candid moments of your preparation, some details, the rings, the dresses, and some the most beautiful portraits you’ve ever seen of yourself, on the most important day of your life..

Melbourne Wedding Photographer Will Chao

Limiting the coverage time usually means having to sacrifice many stages of your wedding. It could mean skipping the groom coverage, bride coverage, or both. I stand to correct this trend one wedding at a time.

The groom getting ready is the one part of the Wedding that the Bride does not see on the day, and is an integral part of the Wedding and we love revealing to the Bride the macho antics and silliness that her man and his mates get up to before the wedding, but more importantly the care that the Groom takes to look his best for his beautiful bride’s most important day of her life.

Grandma would love a picture of her sharp-looking grandson too!

We structure your Wedding photography coverage to capture your complete day, without any shortcuts.

Wedding Photography Melbourne Will Chao

It’s time for location photos. Depending on your ceremony schedule, this can happen either before or after the ceremony. This is when the bridal party gets to have fun, and get some great photos that you may hang on the wall or use as a double-page spread in your wedding album! I enjoy a candid and natural style, so rather than posing you like a look-book model, I can offer you prompts and directions, tell you bad jokes that are so bad you laugh anyway, and I let your own magic take over..

Wedding Photography Melbourne Will Chao

By far my favourite time for photographs! The beautiful painterly effects of the sky combined with the exquisite soft natural light make some of the most beautiful and romantic imagery. Being able to work during this rapid moving hour whilst properly lighting the couple and the surrounding can be tricky to master but the results speak for themselves. If you’re getting married in winter, you will likely catch this moment as well as the sunset before your reception, you’re in luck! If your wedding is in summer, feel free to pop outside for 5 minutes or so during the dance break and get some of this light, it will be well worth it!!

Wedding Photography Melbourne Will Chao

There is nothing more beautiful than genuine emotions that speak to the heart, and I endeavour to capture every moment of it. Be it the moment the groom sees the bride for the first time, or when you guys are sharing a laugh together, I capture it.

Wedding Photography Melbourne Will Chao

Receptions can take up a third of your wedding day and more, most photographers say they finish after the cake cut, but it’s so much more than that! Your reception is the greatest party you’ll ever throw in your life! I love receptions, the genuine and dare I say, wild moments that transpire, and everything in between. This is an awesome time to get photos with all of your guests, have a blast, lay back and laugh at the candid moments that I capture. I will stay till the end to capture your grand departure, after all, I don’t want a story told unfinished.

Full Day Coverage | 2 Photographers | All Photos Edited | All Photos Provided in High Res

All Inclusive for $2400

To me, wedding photography isn’t something you pay for once and forget. It is something that will be with you for the rest of your life, bringing you and your family endless joy, remembering those moments and special people 50 years down the road. It is a legacy, keeping sure that the romance and magic of your wedding day is preserved forever.
And that is exactly what my wedding photography ensues. I follow my gut and heart throughout the day, telling the stories as they unfold in the most beautiful way possible. Nothing excites me more.

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Watch a Same Day Edit

Most of my packages include a free same day edit slideshow! Basically what this means is, I will set up a projector and screen at your reception and play a slideshow edited using photos from earlier that day, how cool is that!

Guests love it to bits, brides also get a sneak peek into what life was like at the grooms’ place that morning…hilarity always ensued.

Sit back, and enjoy the show :D


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Lisa & MJ’s Melbourne Wedding Photos

December 27, 2014 / 1 Comment

After witnessing their magic during their engagement shoot, I thought that was it, it would be impossible to top that. Just how wrong was I! Their wedding day proved to exceed all bars and actively excited me upon entering their home. It was big, massive, and just so so big. […]

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Tessa & Ben’s Melbourne Wedding Photos

December 26, 2014 / Leave a comment

One of our favourite Weddings of 2014! As I woke up by the sweet melodies of birds, the day of Tessa and Ben’s wedding had finally come.  I knew I had to capture the moment and make it second to none. Just looking at their eyes you could tell how they […]

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Heena Weds Will ~ Wedding Photography Melbourne

April 16, 2015 / Leave a comment

It is Will (not me) and Heena’s Wedding! At Werribee Hotel and Mansion in Melbourne, the setting was glamorously arranged. You should have seen how beautiful it was! Actually you can, which is the point of this photo blog to begin with[…] WEDDING VENUE: WERRIBEE MANSION MELBOURNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: WILL CHAO . It […]