ABOUT US We are husband and wife duo who love to capture the ‘real’ stuff. You know, the stuff that makes you feel something. Sometimes it’s a moment of pure bliss or when your fur baby cries and moans through the entire ceremony because they want to be with their mum and dad. Either way, these are the moments that we all hold onto and want our future selves to remember. We would describe our work as the embodiment of meaningful art and having a fucking rad time. Our laidback approach allows you to be yourself and nurtures all the little quirks that makes your story unique and worth telling. We want your wedding gallery to be a visual representation of all the things you felt on the day. YEAH, BUT WHO ARE YOU?An insight into the people behind the camera Jessica Russell “When I’m not working (or sometimes when I am), you’ll find me on a rugged coastline or somewhere in the mountains. I have an unhealthy obsession with plants; our house is an actual jungle. I love our fur baby Jimmy more than most humans. I like to dabble in all things creative, this is how my second business Myrtle and Clay came about. I studied Interior Architecture for a while before discovering my passion for photography. I love babies and children more than life itself; this is actually one of the reasons I started this business (ask me for the full story later!). Don’t ask me anything you’re not sure you want to know, because I’ll probably tell you anyway. I like to travel, but can’t stand tourists; I’ll always take the road less travelled and soak it up in my own time.” Dylan Russell “After a busy week working in politics, I want to be inspired. My usual sources include absurd arthouse cinema, music and cooking. I’m always on the look out for something different and challenging – whether it be an obscure vinyl record or foreign spice. I love sharing passionate discussions about social issues with my wife Jess – who drives our creative vision. I’m captivated by light and shadows; often stopping to take a photo of a bin or a fence because there is beauty in the mundane. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many far-flung places, the favourite of all being India. My approach to travel mirrors my approach to photography – it is grounded in respect, understanding and intrigue.” OUR SERVICESWEDDINGSIt’s a privileged position to be invited into your inner circle to document a moment you’ll treasure for generations to come. We don’t take this lightly. We will do all our planning in the months prior so that on the day you can focus on having a kick-ass time! Our clients often comment on how easy the whole process is and how comforting and hilarious we are during the portraits.ELOPEMENTSWe get it – we didn’t want a big day either. We eloped locally with only our fur baby, witnesses and photographer! If you’re thinking of doing something similar or maybe you’re thinking of having a private ceremony in an epic location, we would love to hear from you! We also have a special elopement package set up with our friends at My Sister and The Sea.ENGAGEMENTEngagement sessions are a great way of capturing the love and excitement that comes with getting engaged. They are also a great way of easing yourself into the photography experience if you are a little camera shy. We can visit some epic locations or pick somewhere a little more sentimental, have a tonne of fun and make something beautiful together!PRODUCTSHave you ever thought about what you’re going to do with the several hundred photos we’re going to give you after your wedding? Chances are they are going to live on your desktop for a while and you’ll look at them maybe once a year. This is the shit our nightmares are made of! We want to give you something so you can relive your day over and over again.GALLERYAllAnniversaryElopementEngagementStyled ShootTravelWeddingPHOEBE + ANGUSStyled ShootLUCY + ADAMWeddingSARAH + DAVEWeddingLISA + MELISSAWeddingLAURA + BENElopementBROOKE + CAMERONWeddingFRANCO + MATILDAWeddingKATE + ALEXWeddingPRICING One all-inclusive wedding package with two top-notch wedding photographers and all edited images provided. You get totally spoiled with a custom gift from us and a bunch of ready-to-hang art prints for your beautiful bare walls! Enquire to receive our Wedding Guide with all kinds of useful information, to help you every step of the way. This is the beginning of something wonderful. AVAILABILITY 2022 – Fully booked 2023 – Limited availability CLIENT FEEDBACKKaja + Peter, “Words cannot express enough how impressed me and my husband are seeing our wedding photos! I get a little teary every time I look at our photos as we look like million dollars. I don’t like to pose for photos, and with Jess I didn’t have to – she nailed every moment and we could be just ourselves the whole time. We highly recommend Lilac in Hand Photography because they are really talented and professional. They care about you and your style and will make sure they capture even the smallest details that you may have missed on your special day. Now we have incredible photos to look at and never forget all the special moments you captured on our special day. Thank you so very much!”Linh + Geoff, “We couldn’t have asked for better people to photograph our special day. Jess and her husband have made it so so easy for us and captured the best shots of the day. Such nice people to deal with, and such beautiful photos. Always seem to be able to find something different and special. Thanks so much Lilac in Hand – all these photos are our treasures to keep.”Maddie + Nick, “Jess and Dylan were the most perfect photographers for our wedding. They were relaxed and so easy to hang out with. Myself and husband are not naturally photogenic, however Jess and Dylan have provided us with the most perfect wedding photos. We would very highly recommend Jess and Dylan to anyone for their wedding photography, you will not be disappointed.”Rebecca + Luke, “We cannot recommend a photographer any more! From the first point of contact my wife and I knew that Jess was the photographer for us. Jess was able to handle the pressure of bad weather on our special day, and she was able to produce amazing and detailed shots. We plan to work with Jess in future!”Lisa + David, “Jess and Dylan photographed our wedding in December 2018. Jess did a great job scouting locations and made us feel really comfortable and natural during the photoshoot. Going with Lilac in Hand was one of our best wedding decisions. We would 100% recommend going with Lilac in Hand for anybody else searching for an amazing photographer.Amanda + Tim, “Jess and her husband were great, hardly noticed they were around but we got the most stunning photos, Thank you both so much for being our photographers we now have beautiful photos and lasting memories of our wedding.”Stacey + Bryan, “On November the 3rd we got married in Hahndorf both Jess and Dylan were the absolute best! We cannot thank them both enough for making our day so amazing. They truely work hand in hand to take the most amazing photos. A huge thank you to both of you.”So if this is making your heart flutter in all the right ways, let's take this to the next level and create something meaningful together!