Who Are We?
Bec and Mike Take Photos is a collaboration between Bec Jones and Mike Emmett. After a wedding shoot turned out to be loads of fun, Bec and Mike decided to pursue further collaborative gigs in photography. Both proficient and professional photographers in their own rights, Bec and Mike work together as peers to cover the subject thoroughly – each seeing through different eyes to make the record of the day complete.
Bec and Mike are both team members at the Yarra Valley design agency, Redfish Bluefish Creative.
Since joining forces, they have photographed for:
Weddings – too many amazing days to count
Wineries – some of the Yarra Valley’s finest, including Giant Steps, Yarra Yering, Luke Lambert, Millers, and more.
Restaurants – The Brandon, St Judes Cellars, Sousvide Australia at Taxi (fed square) and more.
Events – The amazing Landmark Australia Tutorial for the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (please invite us back!), Red and White’s Endeavour Experience (wine, again!) and much more.
Shoots: Canon 5Dmk2′s, L series lenses, and some fun 50′s.
Loves: The quirky angle, the interesting detail, and the personal touch
Has been known to: Stand on a fountain, just to get the angle.
Resides: Chum Creek
Shoots: Canon 5Dmk2′s, Canon 7D, L Series lenses. Carries old-school Pentax gear if there’s a look that suits the old-school results. Sometimes break out the fisheye for special occasions.
Loves: The story, the end-to-end narrative of a day. Seeing “that moment” when the complete story makes sense.
Has been known to: Carry a ladder in the car, just in case…
What makes us tick?
When I started taking photos, it was all about the light. I loved the light, the dark, and the in-betweens. I love how a change in light across an image can change a whole composition. Chirascuro, it’s called. I still pursue the light and dark, but these days its in the context of the story. Composition, light, subject – all help tell the story.
Taking great photographs is like listening to a story. There’s a moment when you truly hear another’s story that complete understanding passes between you. It’s during that moment in photography that a great image is waiting to be captured. I try to be present in the moment before me, to take photographs that pass on understanding and tell a story.
I am passionate about photography as a medium to capture and express the very essence of life… simplistic and raw – as it really is. I have developed an interest in lifestyle photography… being more journalistic in style – with an emphasis on capturing the story and the imagination.
In 1996 I graduated from the International College of Professional Photography, and Professional Studies College and have completed Post Graduate studies in Graphic Design.
I have held a number of exhibitions, and also engage in commission work for various publications, local businesses and select weddings.
Where are we?
To get in touch directly:
M: 0418 990 813
M: 0418 688 865
Part of the Redfish Bluefish Creative family.
P › 03 5962 6166
E › email@example.com
57 Hodges Road, Healesville,
Yarra Valley, Victoria 3777
Vintage 2012Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Some fantastic opportunities to hang out in vineyards and wineries this year. Here’s a few from Sticks, one of our faves.
Vasse FelixFriday, November 4th, 2011
Another wine event, this time for the excellent people at Vasse Felix. Shot at Rockpool Melbourne.
SculptureFriday, October 14th, 2011
We shot the catalog images for the Yering Sculpture Show again this year. Great show – go see it!
Anita and DannyThursday, March 31st, 2011
Golly, this was a fun one! I must apologise for pushing this fun couple so far! Although, they did seem to enjoy it! Might have gone a bit far when I introduced the burly Kiwi security guard to the photoshoot though… ! Mind you, how often do you get a Maori blessing at an aussie wedding? Po was a legend!
Yering Station, Feb 2011.
(click here to check out Yering Station)
Stay Tuned!Monday, October 4th, 2010
More exciting adventures in photography to follow!
First up will be a blog about covering the Landmark Australia Wine Tutorial. OMG, those guys have an amazing gig…
A celebration of your commitment to each other, in the presence of friends and family. Our approach to your wedding day ensures that you will never forget the details, big and small, that make your wedding day special.
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Did we photograph your wedding already? Buy prints online here!
All prints are produced at NuLab, one of Australia’s leading labs.
Price Guide – 2013:
Prices for wedding shoots start at $2690, which includes 2 photographers at the ceremony and a bridal party shoot at the same location (including bride/groom portraiture), and limited coverage of the reception.
All images are supplied on DVD with a set of selected proof prints in a softcover book. All images are individually retouched to ensure a perfect collection of memories in both colour and selected images in timeless black-and-white. Stunning lab prints can be ordered directly from the online gallery, which remains online for up to 12 months. Prints are from the best lab in Melbourne, NuLab, at very reasonable prices.
Additions include: coverage at the house of the bride and/or groom ($300 per additional location), additional location for bride/groom portraiture (from $300), extra hours of coverage at the reception ($200 per additional hour after the first hour at the reception) and additional sets of proofs ($100 per set). Proof albums start at $190.
Also available are stunning albums and custom designed coffee table books, starting from $250 for the first additional copy and from $120 per copy thereafter.
So, how much does a typical wedding cost?
Most couples seem to order the following:
Base-rate ($2690) plus bridal preparation near-by ($300) includes 1 free hardcover coffee table book 30 pages (Valued at $250) – total: $2990
Includes high resolution DVD images.
Please call or email us (details on the contact page) to customise a package and price for your day!
That one shot to tell the story of your business, the series of shots to illustrate your product, the killer bottle-shot, and the portraits that tell your customers you’re real people.
Prints from event shoots can now be ordered directly online here. (These are produced by a leading Melbourne-based lab, NuLab, on the highest quality papers at reasonable prices.)
Coverage of an event that tells a visual story, end-to-end. The one shot to tell the whole story. No detail missed.
Fine art prints for your walls, limited edition metallic and giclee prints, large format prints for any size wall (1200mm by any length).
Prints from event shoots can be ordered directly online here. (These are produced by a leading Melbourne-based lab, NuLab, on the highest quality papers at reasonable prices.)