Alternative wedding photography

So I hear you’re getting married. That’s rad!

I’m guessing you have just started planning your wedding. And if it’s up to you (and it absolutely is, don’t anyone tell you otherwise!), it’s going to be anything but a cookie cutter affair. You’re aiming for something personal, fun and distinctly you. Because in the end, your wedding isn’t about having a perfectly polished party, it’s about celebrating the love between you and your partner with all your friends and family. Sure, you wouldn’t mind if it looked fabulous too, just as long as it’s still an awesomely good time, full of family, friends, hugs and a little bit of silliness and grit.

Candid & documentary style photography

I like to document weddings in a candid fashion, capturing the day as it unfolds. I’m all about getting those unplanned but oh-so-precious moments, like that impromptu high five session with your bridesmaids, the hug with your dad or the hand-stand on the dance floor (true story!).

I promise not to put you in weird poses or stage weird scenes. I want my images to reflect real emotions and real memories – not faked smiles. This means that I might make a really bad joke or two, and they may or may not be puns.

I try to make it fun, easy and relaxed. Because in the end it’s your wedding day and it should be a blast, and that includes the photography!

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My wedding photography packages

I have three different packages depending on how long you need me, ranging from a short stint of five hours, up 11 hours which lasts from morning till night.

The number of photos differs between package length, but they all include the following

  • Professional editing of all the photos
  • 5 sneak peek photos (edited, of course!) within 24 hours of the end of the wedding
  • All photos in a password protected online gallery
  • Internet-ready and print-ready versions of all the photos on a USB

I do of course offer a range of different albums and print options too, should you be interested in that.

Want to know more?

If you just want some more information about my wedding packages, simply fill in the form next to this and I’ll send you my 2015 Wedding Packages brochure. 

I’d love to meet you and your spouse-to-be for a (non-commital!) coffee (or over brunch? I absolutely love brunch!) and hear all about your plans for your wedding! Send me an email to hello@goldandgrit.com.au or give me a call at 0467 985 758 – I can’t wait to hear a little bit about your love story.

Talk soon! x

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This is me!

Me-Circular

Around four years ago my husband and I decided we were done with cold and dark Sweden. Within a few months, we set off on an adventure. We didn’t come straight to Australia however – we took the scenic route, which included a year and a half in Ghana, before settling in Melbourne. We now live in a massive house in Carlton with two close friends, an olive tree and a balcony. Hopefully there will be a dog there soon too.

I’ve always called myself creative. Before throwing myself head first into professional photography I worked in marketing and as a designer. Then, around six years ago I got my first DSLR. It wasn’t long until I was completely hooked. That little camera followed me everywhere I went, and to this day I almost always carry a camera with me. Without one I feel naked, and I’ve learnt that even the most unremarkable outing might hold in itself a magical moment, one that needs to be captured. Every outing (or inning) is an adventure and a story that I want to tell.

High fives from married couples

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Thank you for everything that you have done for us on our wedding day, Stina. You are an amazing person and and even more amazingly talented photographer. You captured our day perfectly on camera and I am able to relive the story of my wedding day every time I look at the photos! You were wonderful to work with, extremely organised and highly attentive to details throughout the whole journey of our wedding planning.Thank you so much for everything you have done and we would highly recommend you to anyone who wants beautifully captured moments for their special occasion!

– Phuong & Nguyen

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Stina produced the most beautiful photos of our wedding. From the very beginning, she listened carefully to our needs and requirements, she made sure she captured every important moment and detail to us that day. You barely see her, barely feel her presence, she took photos of us and our guests as we were all living this day, rendering the most natural photos. She was recommended to us by a good friend, we shall do the same and recommend her.

– Alex & Ezzi

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Stina was amazing on the day, professional and fun and has captured everything we were hoping for on the day & more. She isn’t a typical wedding photographer and we couldn’t have been happier with all our pictures!

– Holly & Evan

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PS. You can also check out my wedding packages here, and some of my previous wedding work in my portfolio.



Quirky + candid + documentary style wedding photographer. Based in Melbourne, but always keen to travel the world.