Our photography style is dreamy, romantic but most of all real, just like our couples! 🙂 Our aim is to capture your day as it really is, a natural reflection of who you are as a couple and the Love that is between you combined with lots of scenery shots, amazing sunsets and the nature that surrounds you.
We truly believe that in 10 years’ time you don’t want to look back and see darkness. So, if you love natural light, soft and light editing, not super imposed poses and lanscape/scenery images, than Perla Photography is the right photographer for you!
Our studio is located in Main Street, Mornington. There’s nothing we love more than flicking through the pages of the albums we have designed while getting to know you better and planning your Big Day ahead.
We are available to travel anywhere. Most of our weddings take place on the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Daylesford and Melbourne. If you are getting married interstate / overseas we will be happy to hear from you too!
Hey there! I’m Laura. I’m a mother to a chubby 1-year-old girl and a very opinionated 6 year old boy 🙂 , a partner to an amazing man that I adore and … a photographer! I was born and raised in Italy, lake Como. Although I moved to Australia over 12 years ago my Italian accent is still very strong! My husband is convinced that I will keep my Italian accent until I am 80.. and that’s fine with me because Italy is part of who I am: a very passionate, romantic and energetic human being!
Most days you can find me sipping a coffee in my yoga pants and editing images away with a smile on my face!I truly believe I have the best job in the world: documenting LOVE and giving memories that last FOREVER! When I’m not busy working you can catch me scouting the perfect coffee places around the Mornington Peninsula, doing yoga with my children (I believe it looks more like a circus routine with them 😉 ) and enjoying food and wine. I absolutely love what I do and I hope you can see my passion for photography in my images. I love wedding photography. I’m a romantic at heart ( I still cry watching Walt Disney movies .. I’m not joking 😉 ) and I get excited every time I get a phone call/email from a couple that wishes to have me as their photographer. I want to capture that magical moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time, the look of loving parents gazing at their children getting married, that spark that is in the eyes of a newly engaged couple, the fun of the bridal party
… I JUST LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE IN LOVE…
..so.. if you love my pictures (and only if you do) please contact us here! My second biggest passion is travelling. So, if you are getting married anywhere in the world that is not Australia contact me on my email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can start planning together!!
Hi my name is Cassie, and I always have a camera in my hand, or a coffee. I love capturing all the special moments and memories in life and preserving them forever, and Wedding photography is definitely a special moment in life that I LOVE capturing for everyone. When I’m not photographing, I spend my time adoring my family (husband, daughter and son), going to the gym keeping fit and escaping in our caravan camping whenever time permits our busy schedules.
Laura photographed our wedding and made life so much easier. From the first meeting to the newsletters she sent to the big day, Laura was nothing but helpful. She captured the day beautifully with a mix of formal and candid shots. I am so happy we chose Perla and could not have imagined my day without her. Ashlee Rhind 08:55 27 Mar 18 Laura and Cassie are so talented, we are so so lucky that they captured our special day. We had a January wedding and in true Melbourne style, had torrential rain for the entire day. But this did not make a difference to Laura and Cassie - they took the most breathtaking images and absolutely made the best of the lighting we had. My husband and I are so happy with our wedding photos and couldn't have chosen better photographers! Thank you so much Laura and Cassie! Cassie Gawley 11:21 09 Apr 18 Booking Perla Photography for our wedding was by far the best decision we made! Laura is a true professional. A master of her craft, but also a genuine, kind and supportive individual – any bride and groom would be lucky to have her by their side on their big day!Laura handled everything from beginning to end in a positive, professional & calm manner. Laura made our guests feel at ease and relaxed so the photos were not your standard, posed photos, but more candid moments of genuine happiness. Laura worked with us to come up with a timeline so that we knew what to expect and when, however, her easy going nature and flexibility on the day meant we were all able to relax. We didn’t feel like Laura staged our photographs, but instead, captured natural moments making them so much more beautiful. You can see this when you look at the final product!Laura has everything under complete control and did not miss a single moment. The images produced were of such high quality – I had never imagined we could have photographs like that and I am so pleased that we found Perla Photography. Jessica Franklin 05:28 22 Dec 17 Whilst planning for our wedding at the end of 2016 we were amazed by the photographs Laura had taken of other weddings in the area - they looked beautiful, natural and included the most amazing sunset shots. We met up with Laura to discuss what we were hoping for and left knowing that Laura HAD to be our photographer - an amazing person with an amazing talent. Just over a year later and we got married on 03.01.2018 and she most certainly did not disappoint us. Laura arrived on time and quickly got to work capturing us getting ready for the wedding. She was unassuming and quickly captured beautiful moments of us, our friends and family. After the ceremony she whisked us out a couple of times to take some amazing beach photographs (and sunset ones!) and they were definitely worth it! Amazing photos! Every single person at the wedding that spoke to us about her said how wonderful and lovely she was throughout the whole evening. Once it was all over - just one day later and the sneak peak photos had appeared on facebook, followed a few days later by a private photo slide and then only a few weeks later by the rest of the photos - Just enough time between to keep people saying WOW to us every day for a couple of weeks! 🙂 dave spelman 06:20 30 Jan 18 We booked Perla Photography for our wedding in November 2017. Laura was fantastic throughout the whole process and always made us feel comfortable to ask questions whenever we needed too. On our wedding day Laura and Vlad were just amazing, making us feel so comfortable and capturing the most amazing images! We had the first images within a couple of days of the wedding, and all the remaining images well within the time promised!! We are so pleased with Perla Photography and we would highly recommend her to anyone requiring wedding photography! Thank you Laura!! Sam & Rich Richard Johns 11:42 20 Jan 18 Laura was absolutely incredible! She was super helpful in the planning and lead up to our wedding day, she replied promptly to emails and was willing to give her time to ensure the day ran smoothly. On the day she gave us great direction, she rearranged my Mum's house for the perfect backdrop, and wasn't phased when she got stormed on and pooped on by a bird! She captured the most beautiful images for us in a short amount of time between rain and sun, you would never have even known the weather was not the best! She also brought along an extra photographer and gave us double the amount of images we paid for as she wanted to ensure we got perfect photos regardless of the weather. She is a gorgeous, talented and warm hearted person who will help make your day run smoothly. Thank you so much Laura!! Rebekah Cameron 06:00 22 Apr 18 Laura from Perla Photography is a truly gifted photographer. Our wedding photos were simply stunning. I highly reccommend Perla Photography. Michelle Wallace 10:09 05 Jun 18 Casandra and her team were AMAZING! Everything was perfect....from communication before the wedding, to meeting in person, everything on the day and of course the photos! Cassie and her team went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly as we wanted...and more! Lisa Bass 01:40 26 Sep 18 We met Laura a year before our wedding and we just loved her immediately! We knew we'd get along so well with her because of her bubbly, easy going personality. We did our engagement photoshoot with her a few months later as a trial to practice how to take photos for our wedding (lol!) and she BLEW US AWAY with our engagement photos. That magic hour shots were just amazing.We got married on the 15th of September 2018 and we already received all our photos. Let me just tell you, Perla Photography go ABOVE AND BEYOND your expectations. We could not be happier with our photos, and the fact that she got all our big moments and candid moments that we hadn't even realised were happening while we were busy. We all loved photographing with her as she made us feel so happy and relaxed and we didn't feel like we were posing at all for our photos. I could not tell you enough how pleased we are with the photos and how difficult it will now be to choose prints to put up in our home because we pretty much have at least 30 photos we love - but we don't want to make our home a wedding day gallery lol. Laura and Miranda, thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing photos of the best memories of our happiest day. Thank you for being so awesome and for being so fun to be around!xoxo Sophia (and Kieran) sophiafoots 07:41 11 Oct 18 Laura at Perla Photography is such an amazing person, as well as photographer. From our first meeting with her, my wife and I had a great feeling about her as a person and a professional. Laura's experience and photographs really speak for themselves, do yourself a favour and check out her website and facebook page. Laura was soo helpful before the wedding, giving us tips and reminders coming up to it. Then on the day, nothing was too big or too small for Laura to handle. She has a very natural and comfortable way of getting you to do certain poses and shots that was fun and not at all akward. We just got our photos back from Laura and, as expected, they are all amazing. The quality and care taken in each photo really shows (had a slideshow going on our FHD 55" TV and they looked incredible), and the turnaround was surprisingly quick. You will be glad that you choose to have your precious memories captured by Laura and Perla Photography. Andrew 04:30 22 Oct 18 Beautiful soul with a beautiful heart. Shows through her wonderful photography art. So in love with our photos and loved having Laura a part of our ceremony. x x Jessica Davis 03:06 04 Nov 18 Perla Photography was just amazing on our wedding day. The pictures are such good quality and stunning. Laura was so good on the day as well. She just made everything flow so easily. It is definitely worth spending a bit extra and knowing that the pictures will just speak for themselves. Thank you once again for capturing all the moments possible xx Sarah Moore 00:38 05 Nov 18 We had such a fantastic day and Laura was a huge part of making it easy and fun with the photos. All the photos really captured the vibe and happiness of the day, as well as the cheeky fun. We would highly recommend Laura and Perla. Trish Kerin 01:01 18 Nov 18 Thank you so much to Laura who was a fantastic photographer for our wedding day. She made us feel so comfortable and was really lovely to work with. We were blown away by the photos we received back, and there were so many more than we expected! She captured such great candid moments as well as beautiful couple photos. We feel so lucky to have such wonderful photos to remember the memories from the day forever. We highly recommend Laura for any of your photographer needs! Jayden & Bree Jayden Post 21:49 28 Nov 18 We cannot recommend Perla Photography highly enough! We fell in love with Laura the moment we met her. She was so lovely and we could see how passionate she was about her job! In the lead up to the wedding Laura was so helpful in answering all of my questions. On the day she was a complete professional and made us so comfortable. When we got our photos back we were taken back by just how beautiful they were. She captured the day perfectly. Thank you again Laura! Jessica Leyland 07:30 30 Nov 18 From the very beginning we could not fault the team at Perla Photography. The packages they have covered exactly what we wanted and they were happy to have additional time added to ensure they covered all of the special moments of our day. Cassie and Sean were fantastic on the day very calm and professional on the day which is helpful to a busy and nervous bride and groom. They captured beautiful photos and many natural and candid moments. Shortly after our wedding day we began to see the beautiful work these two lovely people did and were so impressed with the amazing photos we could choose for our album. We are so very happy with our beautiful album. The quality is amazing and the beautiful images you both took look even more stunning printed. We couldn’t be happier to have chosen Perla Photography for our big day you both captured a lot of beautiful moments we will be able to cherish forever. I would highly recommend Perla Photography and have had so many comments on how amazing our wedding photos are. Thank you Emily Lopes 22:59 29 Dec 18 Perla Photography is absolutely incredible!!! From start to finish Laura was so wonderful to work with. She was so helpful and responsive to all of our questions. On the wedding day she was so easy going and made us feel so comfortable! The weather on the day was a bit crazy but we ended up having the most amazing time taking pictures in the rain! Laura has such a beautiful presence that helped to create such a great atmosphere on the day. We received a few sneak peak photos the very next day which were amazing! When we received our entire album (very soon after the wedding) there were so many gorgeous images to choose from! We absolutely loved the photos she took, she really captured the day perfectly. We cannot speak more highly of Laura and her team at Perla Photography. We could go on for days about how amazing she is and would highly recommend her to anyone who is getting married! Thank you Laura for making our special day even more special! Madeleine Wiese 08:56 04 Jan 19 We used Perla Photography for our recent wedding. Couldn't have been more impressed with their professionalism, attitude, approach and of course the results. On what is a somewhat stressful time they were nothing but accommodating and helpful. We had an enormous bridal party and a large group of friends and family attending on the day, Perla managed to capture all the special moments - without us hardly noticing them in the background. They also managed to help keep me (the bride) calm and help us on the day and night to keep things running smoothly. I felt very comfortable in their capable hands and taking their directions in regards to photos. In the lead up to the big day they asked all the right questions so they knew exactly what we were after, as well as that they sent through helpful information which meant we were well equipped for any situation and all on the same page. I am so happy we chose Perla Photography - the results are perfectly us, nothing was staged or unnatural. Highly recommend Cassie & the team at Perla - absolute legends! xxx Matilda Devereaux 01:28 07 Jan 19 Perla Photography is an incredible company! They were so professional and supportive throughout our big day, having never even been to a wedding they made the process fun and stress free! Even my husband managed to laugh and have a good time, while I had the best day without any stress. The photos are the most beautiful I have ever seen!! Briony Ward 23:32 25 Jan 19 Laura and her team are outstanding! I could not recommend Perla Photography enough - these guys are the benchmark for vibrant wedding photography in the Melbourne area. With so many wedding decisions to make, when we saw the work of Perla Photography it was one of the easiest choices to agree on. We love the vibrant colours of Perla's photography and are pleased to see them come out so well in our own wedding photos.My wife looks so good in these photos, you would wonder what on earth she was doing with a man like me. I'm punching well above my weight, but I've locked her in now and there is no turning back!Thank you to the team at Perla Photography for your hard work and for producing photographs which capture my wife's true beauty and making me look alright while you were at it. Jonathon Gillard 11:49 30 Jan 19 Laura captured our day so beautifully and was so easy to deal with throughout the whole process. My husband and I knew Laura was the right photographer for us after going through her portfolio and meeting her in person (she is so nice!) We felt very much at ease having her on the day and couldn't be happier with our photos. We were also very impressed that our photos were ready in less than 4 weeks after our wedding with a few sneak peeks in between. Laura, you are amazing and your photos have completely blown us away! Much love,Sharon & Manning sharonshazza1 09:08 03 Feb 19 Absolutely AMAZING!! Cassie and Sean captured our special day perfectly and were a joy to be around. They are so passionate and unbelievably talented with what they do, and my now Husband and I had such a fun time being around them! They provided us with two amazing and unexpected sneak peaks, and the whole album in such a timely manner. Would HIGHLY recommend. THANKS AGAIN! Jessica Harvey 07:10 24 Feb 19 Laura and the team were absolutely fantastic. From start to finish Laura made us feel special and excited about our wedding day. Booking was also really simple. On the day Laura was extremely professional, talented and personable and was able to get our photos taken quickly and with so much fun. At the ceremony the team really blended into the crowd and ensured we got the best shots of our bridal party. We love our sneak peak photo's already and can't wait to see the final photos. I would highly recommend Perla Photography, book in fast ! Kelly Thomson 23:36 27 Feb 19 Laura is the most incredible photographer and is hands down the best decision we made for our wedding!!!! She is such a lovely, passionate person who completely put us at ease (which really shows in the photos for two people who usually look tense and awkward in professional photos!!) We honestly can't get over how much we love our wedding photos - soft, natural lighting, beautiful sunset images and fun dance floor snaps! Despite the strong wind on our wedding day, our photos are beautiful! Thanks to Laura, we will be able to fondly remember the best day of our lives forever, through her beautifully captured photos! We found it really hard to choose a photographer for our wedding - do yourself a favour and go with Laura! Your only regret will be if you don't go with her! Jacinta Grigg 03:01 09 Mar 19 Perla Photography were outstanding and we couldn't recommend them enough! Jack and I had the most amazing day and everything was captured in a relaxed and fun manner, which is exactly what we wanted in our pictures.We had so much fun with Cassie and Sean, it was one of the highlights of our night going off on the golf carts with our bridal party, laughing and enjoying ourselves.We were absolutely blown away with the quality and number of images we received! You will not be disappointed if you choose them for your wedding photographers! Jessica Tobin 23:28 17 Mar 19 Laura is absolutely fantastic! From the moment we met Laura we knew we wanted her as our photographer on our day and she did not disappoint us. She made us feel extremely relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. The next day we already had a few photos to see and a mini slideshow a few days later which we loved. We can't believe they are our wedding photos and Laura has made us look so good! We would highly recommend Laura. Ashlea Leembruggen 04:48 31 Mar 19 I honestly cannot recommend Perla highly enough!! My husband and I had such a fantastic experience with the team at Perla and could not be happier with our absolutely STUNNING wedding photos!! Laura is an absolute pleasure to work with and made us feel so excited and well prepared in the lead up to our big day. Getting our photos taken by Laura was honestly one of our favourite memories on our wedding day - we had so much fun and she made us feel completely at ease!We have had many many people comment on our beautiful photos and truly haven’t been able to stop looking over them all ourselves. Hands down the best decision we made throughout our wedding prep process was locking Perla in- exceptional quality and professionalism. Get in quick and book them in, you will not be disappointed! Catherine Hluchanic 07:33 24 Apr 19 Laura did an amazing job throughout our whole experience of getting our wedding photos complete! Right from the first meeting she was so helpful and also made us both feel so comfortable about the entire process. Couldn’t recommend Perla Photography highly enough! Emma Vaughan 10:16 24 Apr 19 Laura is amazing! For two people who aren’t overly comfortable having their photo taken, Laura made us feel at ease with her professional, friendly and relaxed approach. It is obvious how passionate she is about her work, which truly shows in the beautiful photos we received. The communication from booking to receiving our photos was excellent, even when we decided to change our entire wedding pretty last minute 😉 We could not be happier that we chose Perla Photography to capture our wedding. Monique Ragher 03:53 03 May 19 Laura is an incredible wedding photographer! Laura was absolutely amazing throughout every aspect of our wedding. She helped with everything from planning, to the big day, to the day after which she very quickly sent us sneak peaks! Laura is genuinely so warm and lovely. She made us feel extremely relaxed on the day and knew exactly where the best photos would be. Laura is a true romantic and you can see that in all of her photos and you can see how passionate she is about her work. We would work with laura again in a heart beat, she makes the dream team! Thank you again for capturing our beautiful day! Alana Druschky 08:47 13 May 19 WOW. Laura is absolutely amazing. She captured our wedding day like no other. The detail, the angles and the natural moments she captured are simply breathtaking and amazing. We could not have asked for a better photographer and person to share our special day with us. Not only is she amazing at what she does, she is professional, caring and will go above and beyond for her clients. If Laura wasn't a wedding photographer, i would honestly ask her to shoot other special moments James and i will share in the future, like when we have a family. If you are looking for a down to earth photographer who knows exactly what they are doing and you don't have to worry one bit on the day, then you have found her! Thank you so much Laura, James and i cannot thank you enough for everything you have done from our first meeting. Emily Berezdecky 01:08 16 May 19 I can't even put into words how amazing the team at Perla are. Our photos are just perfect. Every moment was captured and Cassie was amazing on the day - I actually can't picture what the wedding would have been like without her there! Highly recommend these guys! So professional and and friendly - Love your work! Daniel Foenander 05:15 20 May 19 Laura is the most amazing wedding photographer, not only are her pictures nothing short of perfection, but she helped with every aspect of planning our day. She is so friendly, kind and hilarious, making us feel very comfortable in front of the camera, and giving us very natural looking pictures. She captured every aspect of the day, giving us the most wonderful memories to look back on. We loved our sneaky pics the day after the wedding, it was really special to wake up to them the morning after.The photo gallery is super easy to use, making it easy to share and download pictures, as well as ordering special prints. We are currently working with Laura to create our wedding album, we are very excited to see the final product! We cannot speak more highly of Laura, she is just wonderful at what she does. Wayne Long 01:28 27 May 19 Laura did an amazing job throughout our whole experience of getting our wedding photos complete! Right from the first meeting she was so helpful and also made us both feel so comfortable about the entire process. Couldn’t recommend Perla Photography highly enough! Emma Vaughan 05:54 04 Jul 19 I can't even put into words how amazing the team at Perla are. Our photos are just perfect. Every moment was captured and Cassie was amazing on the day - I actually can't picture what the wedding would have been like without her there! Highly recommend these guys! So professional and and friendly - Love your work! Daniel Foenander 05:15 20 May 19 There are no words to describe how amazing, talented and wonderful Laura is. She has made our day incredible and the few sneak peak photos we got to see so far are absolutely incredible. I honestly will be counting days to when we get to see the rest. Thank you so much Naomi for being a park of our wonderful day, we will never forget it Ania Zaczek 02:32 09 Sep 19 Laura was amazing! She is so calm, efficient and knows all the good angles and spots for our wedding! She has magic hands...our sneak peeks look so perfect already! Thank you Laura 🙂 Zeshi Zhang 03:39 11 Sep 19 Laura was amazing! She is so calm, efficient and knows all the good angles and spots for our wedding! She has magic hands...our sneak peeks look so perfect already! Thank you Laura 🙂 Zeshi Zhang 03:39 11 Sep 19 Laura is a truly amazing photographer! She helped us to remain calm during the wedding day and helped us to record every little beautiful details of the wedding day! She has magic hands! We are so thrilled to view our online gallary. Laura definitely have gone beyond to produce quality work to make our wedding day very unforgettable. Thank you so much! Zeshi Zhang 23:23 07 Oct 19 There are no words to describe how amazing, talented and wonderful Laura is. She has made our day incredible and the few sneak peak photos we got to see so far are absolutely incredible. I honestly will be counting days to when we get to see the rest. Thank you so much Laura for being a park of our wonderful day, we will never forget it Ania Zaczek 08:16 11 Oct 19 Laura was so incredibly lovely and easy to work with. She photographed our wedding in September 2019 and made us feel so at ease and comfortable! Our wedding photos are so natural and absolutely stunning! We received so many compliments from our guests saying we must be SO happy with our choice of photographer as the photos are so beautiful!! Also the turn around time, sneak peaks and ease of accessing and sharing our photos all exceeded our expectations. We couldn't be happier with our choice of using Perla to capture our special day! Jaymee-Lei Wilson 06:01 17 Oct 19 Perla Photography is beyond amazing!!! Communication was excellent from beginning right up until after the wedding!!! Nothing was ever too difficult and the photos are absolutely gorgeous!!! We are so in love with them!! Deanna Papworth 05:58 17 Oct 19 We just wanted to express our thanks to Laura and Cassie for making our wedding incredibly special! Everyone kept commenting that Laura is a talented photographer and did a fantastic job on the day. We cannot thank you enough for all the effort you put in before and during the day , making the process stress free. Our photos look amazing and we can't wait to see the album.Thank you so much. Julia Ross-Gilder 05:16 20 Oct 19 Laura from Perla Photography is nothing short of amazing!! Her personality and enthusiasm brought so much happiness to our Wedding Day! My husband and I were blown away by the amount of photos we received in a very short timeframe. The variety and quality of the photos are incredible, we are so in love with our photos, it's going to be a tough choice to pick a few to frame! I cannot speak more highly of Laura - Perla Photography who provided a fun yet professional service! Laura Reardon 01:18 31 Oct 19 Laura is a truly amazing photographer! She helped us to remain calm during the wedding day and helped us to record every little beautiful details of the wedding day! She has magic hands! We are so thrilled to view our online gallary. Laura definitely have gone beyond to produce quality work to make our wedding day very unforgettable. Thank you so much! Zeshi Zhang 07:05 16 Oct 19 Laura is a truly amazing photographer! She helped us to remain calm during the wedding day and helped us to record every little beautiful details of the wedding day! She has magic hands! We are so thrilled to view our online gallary. Laura definitely have gone beyond to produce quality work to make our wedding day very unforgettable. Thank you so much! Zeshi Zhang 07:05 16 Oct 19 Laura was fantastic to work with! She is a real storyteller through photos, incredibly reliable and great at capturing the small unexpected moments! Sandra Neoh 00:20 15 Nov 19 ‹ ›
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