How to pin a groom’s flower on

After countless weddings where neither myself nor any of the men at the groom’s accommodation knew how to pin a flower to the jacket, I decided to reach out to the lovely ladies of Judy Chirnside Flowers and write a super simple tutorial. Better...

How to tie a tie in 11 steps

If you’re anything like me, and only wear a tie once every blue moon, then tying your tie in a mad rush before big occasions is a highly stressful and difficult task. So, with the help of the highly recommended folk at Eddy Elias (and...

My move to Torquay

Hi! Remember me? The guy that hasn’t blogged in about 6 months? Yes, I still exist!! Let me fill you in briefly on my recent business decision that has already proven immensely beneficial. I won’t get too in-depth/emotional, but I want to share my thoughts....

Shooting the dudes

The classic reaction from grooms-to-be is that they “don’t need/want photos of them getting ready”, as suits take all of 0.31 seconds to put on. Let me convince you otherwise, that photos with your boys will be some of your favourite memories of the...

A very special Family Shoot

Penny + Stu’s family shoot is another chapter in our story, and I’d love to share it with you all. 12 months ago – I received a message from Penny + Stuart, a lovely Melbourne couple looking for a relaxed, caring photographer for their wedding....

Ten down, many more to go!

With the completion of ten weddings in my first season as a wedding photographer, I’m feeling a bit reflective. Time flew by, summer came and went, and I’m beyond stoked with every wedding that I captured. It’s time for me to pen some thoughts!...

New website!

Welcome to my new website, which looks almost exactly the same as my old website! Yay! To cut a long story short, I’ve made just a few tweaks to my online self, so here’s the basic lowdown:   Jake Hogan Photo is now Jake...