Welcome to the quirky and artistic life of mine!

I’m Emma and I was once so ready to bid sweet Ireland goodbye for a while. With just a backpack and a camera on, I was brave enough to take on the world and traveled through London, Spain, Germany, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. Melbourne was my last destination and as fate noticed I was having too much fun, it decided to play some jokes – my backpack was stolen. Yes, my entire years’ worth of photographic images was gone three weeks prior to my departure. Hard to imagine but this was pre-Facebook time. The horror!

So guess what little ol’ me have to do? All stranded and alone in a foreign land without my portable prized belongings, I hit the town, making the best out of a negative situation!

You know what they always say, “Things happen for a reason”! Well, my case isn’t too far from that clichéd truth! I may have lost some things but on that very same night, I met my stud muffin-of-a-prince charming, at Espy – the iconic bar in the heart of St. Kilda!

Fast forward to three months after, he flew all the way to Ireland, got down on one knee with an onion ring during a music festival and I’ve never said “yes” to anything more romantic than that ever again! Today, we’re residing in Australia with our lovely kids, dogs, chooks and cats in a rocking community! I built my own awesome business from something I am so passionate about and it has been going crazy ever since.

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Getting behind the cameras.

Now that you know a lot about my life, let me tell you how I got into photography. It wasn’t my first line in career, to be honest. I got a degree in Fashion Design whilst living in London and it was through working with top designers that I was acquainted with photographers. The obsession of taking wonderful photos started and I was hooked ever since.

The thirst to know everything about photography just kept growing, so I started going to all the top studios to learn from the best of the best! I even trained as a make-up artist, stylist and even as a model just so I can get more knowledge about the photography world! These experiences were so random but it made me understand the roles of everyone involved.

Why Wedding Photography?

I never thought to do weddings until my own wedding.  I realized it was everything that I loved to shoot

What I wanted it show real connection, real moments but yet flattering. I love to shoot females as I think they are just beautiful, I always have. That’s why I started with fashion design as all I did was draw women in dress’s which was funny as I never wore a dress! I just think on your wedding day you look so amazing and feel so special and for me to be able to make you look as goo as you feel makes me so happy!

When I set up Emma Wise Photography in 2014, I have continuously won awards and have been featured in Australian and European magazines and blogs. I have also been flown to San Francisco, Bali, Thailand, Germany and back to Ireland! My business has rapidly been growing where I now have 3 hardworking people employed under my company and I believe this is all down to my love for wedding photography.

I sometimes think how berserk my journey has been but I believe that if a person possesses true passion, their possibilities are endless! Just like how the saying goes, “When there is a will, there is a way.”

Fun facts about yours truly…

  • I love female comics
  • I’m obsessed with music and love music festivals
  • I love movies, love Dumb and Dumber, Dazed and Confused
  • I love Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black
  • I love eating healthy food
  • I love people and honesty
  • I love photography!
  • I love my family and I love life!

What do I really want?

My aim is to really get to you. What makes you – well, YOU? And what makes you tick? This would help me understand and create a connection with you so I can create real images. None of this “fake stuff”! I’m a straight shooter and what you see is definitely what you get.

I am honest and relaxed; I might get a little crazy when shooting as I get so excited when I see a good shot! When it comes to photography, I let it takeover me so we can go for a smooth ride!

So that’s me in a nutshell. What about you, it’s your turn!
Shoot me an email and let’s chat about you and your wonderful day!


Contact me now to see if I’m available for your wedding


Emma Wise is an international award-winning wedding photographer based in Melbourne. Specializing in classic, unique and funky styles of wedding photography in Melbourne, Eltham and all around the world.

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