Hi there, I’m Michael, some people call me Briggsy, others Mick. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my website. I think it’s really important that you get to know your photographer, as you’re going to be working very closely with them during the planning & celebration of your wedding day.
I was born and bred in the Yarra Valley and can’t imagine living anywhere else, it’s such an awesome part of the world. I love all the incredible venues & locations that are in my own backyard and I love how the seasons change.
As soon as I started taking photos, I absolutely knew that ‘this is what I want to do’. I never could have dreamed that when I first started photographing weddings a few years ago that this would become my full time job. Being fortunate enough to be able to give up ‘normal’ 9-5 life is an incredibly fulfilling and amazing feeling, to be living this dream each day.
It’s a complete honour for people to let you in, and allow you to be a part of such an important day in their lives. My photography style is a direct reflection of my personality – creative, relaxed, fun & a little romantic. I believe your wedding day should be a big amazing celebration, where you are spending time with your nearest and dearest. It should never become a photoshoot, where you just so happen to be getting married. I like to let the day just flow organically, and I will be there to capture all of it in the most honest way possible.
I am a huge music lover. I honestly believe that it’s the soundtrack to your own life. I’ve grown up playing in bands and on a diet of punk/rock music – Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin and the likes. I still love these bands to death, but I also find myself listening to a lot of acoustic and folk music these days – such as Twin Forks, The Head & The Heart – I think it sounds reminiscent of American road trips.
When I am not taking photos I love playing guitar, cooking, traveling, discovering new breweries/wineries, playing with my beautiful boxer dog and spending time with my awesome and talented wife Kelly from Red Earth Flowers. I love that we get to work together on so many weddings and I love that we both share creative and adventurous souls. It is honestly the best!
You can see my work from the portrait sessions (mostly) at a wedding, here in my galleries. But my real favourite work, is telling the entire story of a wedding day from start to finish, which you can see here. I encourage you to check out a few of these, as I feel that they capture the real essence of my style, who I am and how I work on a wedding day. If these stories resonate with you, and you can vision your day being captured this way, I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.
Keen to know even more ?! Check out an interview I did with Ivory Tribe here – ‘Behind the camera with Michael Briggs.’
“Duuuuuddddeeee, I have no fucking words, this is the greatest thing I have ever seen, you captured the whole day perfectly. We are both literally in tears of happiness right now.” – Emma & Sam, April 2016.
“I cannot even begin to express how happy I am with these pictures. AMAZING. The biggest thank you. Beyond happy”. – Bec & Dan, May 2016.
“Michael you are an absolute legend! We can’t thank you enough for capturing the precious memories on our wedding day. Not only is your work incredible but your friendly and funny personality was a hit with everyone, it was just like we were friends! Thank you again!” – Kristen and Sam, May 2016
“The best decision we made in planning our wedding was hiring Michael as our photographer. His amazing talent is immediately evident in all his examples of work but what makes him one of the best in the business is the impeccable attention to detail, dedication and love he brings to his work. But the BEST thing about him is he’s just an absolutely awesome guy. From the moment we met him he made us feel completely at ease and by the time the wedding day came around we were as excited to share it with him as with the rest of our friends and family. We cannot thank him or praise him enough!” – Madeleine & Chris, Feb 2016.
“Amazing amazing amazing!!!! Michael is so good at what he does… It’s very relaxed & fun! For someone who hates photos I had the best day! Thanks heaps for everything Michael“ – Emma & Kayne, September 2016.
Highlights video from my own wedding (3mins 40sec)
November 15 2014, Killara Estate, Yarra Valley. Filmed by C2 Films.