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"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades"

                                                           Audrey Hepbern

Hi there!

I'm Lily and I've made Gold Coast my home  just over four years ago. The amazing nature and all the happy, beautiful people of this place have inspired me to become a full time photographer.

Growing up in a small port city in Russia, I have had a few road turns in my life that made my vision of photography the way it is now. The first one was when I have taken up and completed the bachelor's degree in Arts History, opening up my eyes to a whole new world of beauty and its expression. It is what led me to express myself, first through dance, ballet and later through photography. And then there was the second major turn - after much travelling I have met Australia - a country I would later call my home.

Everything about weddings is my passion. And through careful observation and great attention to detail, I create a beautiful and unique narrative of it. People often think that one needs something special to capture a beautiful shot. Some exquisite architecture, exotic gardens, objects of luxury – all these things would help for sure, but for me, the most beautiful photo is the simplest one. It’s the photo where I could find beauty in the mundane. We are all surrounded by a lot of magnificent things and places, and sometimes we just need to learn how to see them.

In my photos, I aim to bring the beauty out of every person, showing them just how great they can look. It is extremely important for me that you are completely satisfied with the result at the minimum. And when it comes to weddings, I really aim to make the day unforgettable, with the photographs that I capture.

I am a natural light photographer and believe that daylight in all its forms is the most powerful tool for creating classic, elegant and romantic photos.While shooting, I am trying to tell a story as opposed to just taking a few ordinary pictures.By mixing posed and journalistic style shots, I create an even-flowing, harmonious story of the wedding day as the final result. It’s a day filled with sincere smiles and hugs, tiny but such important details of the celebration, and of course, the bride, who takes a very special place in this story. My brides are the evocation of feminine and elegance. The perfect photo to me – is a timeless photo, the photo that your grandchildren will look at to think of just how beautiful you were that day.

All of my photos are carefully, professionally retouched and light corrected, so have no doubt that you will look immaculate.

If you think I am the photographer you have been looking for, then I would love to meet you. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a time to get together and have a chat!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lily Vilde

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

                              Aaron Siskind

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