Houng Taing Photography
Thank you for visiting and seeking my photography services.
I provide photography services to the inner suburbs of Melbourne but also the outer areas including the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges & Mornington Peninsula. I am also able to service other states of Australia.
Melbourne Wedding Photography
I love to photograph weddings, I treat every wedding differently, because every relationship is unique in its own way. And I love to find out what makes it special. I mean there is a reason why you knew for absolutely certainty you wanted to spend the rest of your life with your significant other right?
As one of the most important wedding vendors (including the marriage celebrant and wedding venues) in your wedding, finding out what is important to you about your relationship and your wedding is only the first step to infusing those beautiful moments into your photographs.
I am a featured Melbourne wedding photographer, on Easy Weddings, the largest online wedding directory in Australia. So please come and check out my reviews from other couples from Melbourne!
Melbourne Portrait Photography
Like weddings, I treat portrait photography just the same. For me, it doesn't really matter what genre of photography there is.
There is a saying that most of us know, "a picture is worth a thousand words" - Fred R. Barnard.
I believe that every photograph has a story, and every story deserves to be told and celebrated. Whether it is for;
- individuals that want to celebrate their journey in life, or even be photographed in their favourite cosplays.
- or couples that want to celebrate their relationship and the journey they've accomplished to get to where they are right now,
- a headshot that not only gives an amazing impression to clients but also conveys your mission statement of your business,
- or perhaps a photo for your dating profile? I did say first impressions are important right?
- or a family session, where you celebrate the growing of your family and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and show who you are as a family.
I promise you, when you get a portrait session from me, I'll not only make you and your photographs look stunning but I'll also give you something that you love and cherish for lifetimes.
Event, Conference, Convention Photography
Event photography was actually one of the first jobs I ever landed. I originally came from a background of Medical Research (10 years experience) and I would occasionally attend many local and national medical conferences in Australia.
Along that journey I also started photographing medical conferences as a way of being involved in the scientific community. I was very passionate about cancer research and one of the biggest problems I always found was the disconnect between research and the public.
I took it upon myself and to visually express the hard work and dedication our Australian researchers put into understanding the diseases that are prevalent in this day and age. As I said above, every story deserves to be told and celebrated, so taking photographs was my way of trying to build that connection through photographs, to show that the individuals who strive to research these diseases, are people as well.
I have covered events for research institutes and societies including;
- Australian Society for Medical Research (SA branch)
- Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology (SA Branch)
- Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SA Branch)
- The Robinson Institute - Affiliated with the University of Adelaide
- The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
- The National Wine Centre
Other events I have covered include the pop-culture convention Oz Comic-Con, photographing talents and celebrities at their panel sessions. Other events include Anniversary cocktail evenings, workshops, birthdays and Melbourne Alternative Designers fashion events.
Hi everyone! I hope everyone is safe and healthy in Australia as well as the international community.
As of May 8th 2020. I have new updates and steps and plans from the Australian government to reopen Australia.
So for all of you newly engaged couples who are waiting and or planning your weddings, here are the updates!
Step 1. With regard to weddings, a total of 10 guests are now allowed to attend, with the addition of the couple and the celebrant, this equates to 13 people.
For couples looking to get married in a religious setting/venue. These gatherings can have up to 10 attendees, including the couple and celebrant (total of 10 only).
In regards to receptions, large receptions (i.e. more than 10 people) will be unlikely due to the closure of entertainment and amusement venues, as well as the current restricted limit of people. Small receptions can still be held in restaurants or cafes and may seat up to 10 people at one time. They must maintain an physical distancing rules with an average density of 4 square metres per person.
Also, every event must record the contact details for those in attendance so they can be contacted in the case of another outbreak (touchwood!). So when you're going through your guest list, be sure to have the contact details; email, mobile number, and even perhaps an idea of how much of the event they'll be attending i.e. will they be only attending the wedding ceremony or will they be attending the whole entire event. Every bit of detail counts in helping our health services to help reduce the spread COVID-19.
As advised by the government it is crucial that everyone abides by the physical distancing guidelines.
Step 2. Depending on how well things go with step 1, this will occur on a later date.
This outline will be similar to step 1, where it focuses on allowing larger gatherings and allowing other businesses to reopen.
Weddings will allow up to 20 attendees, in addition to the couple and celebrant (23 people). Restaurants will be able to seat up to 20 people at a time, whilst following physical distancing rules. Other entertainment and amusement venues will also be open, including cinemas, galleries, stadiums, concert venues and zoos will be able to open and hold a maximum of 20 people.
Again, maintain physical distancing rules and record the contact details of all attendees.
Step 3. Again, depending on how things go and how things are progressing based on stages 1 and 2.
This stage is a commitment to reopening of businesses and the community with minimal restrictions, whilst underpinning 'COVIDSafe' ways of living.
This will allow larger events to go ahead while following COVID Safe guidelines.
Weddings will allow gatherings of 100 people and again contact details must be recorded.
Cinemas, galleries, stadiums, concert venues and zoos will allow 100 patrons at one time, and again adhering to the average density of one person per 4 square metres. So, venues with more than 400 square metres will be able to fit 100 people. Smaller venues with less than 400 square metres can only allow less than 100 people.
This is what I believe is important at this point in time. But if you'd like more information check out www.covdisafe.gov.au for more details.
Houng from Houng Taing Photography.
I serve inner Melbourne and outer Melbourne suburbs & towns for wedding, elopement, portrait, family, event, personalised business branding & professional headshots
Although I'm based in Brunswick which is in close proximity to the Melbourne CBD. I can provide services to all parts of Melbourne from Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Geelong, Ballarat, Macedon, Yarra Valley, Lilydale & Narre Warren. Other suburbs or towns I serve include; Abbotsford, Albanvale, Albert Park, Altona Meadows, Ashburton, Ashwood, Balwyn North, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Berwick, Bentleigh East, Blackburn North, Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Braeside, Brighton, Brighton East, Broadmeadows, Brimbank, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Bulleen, Bundoora, Burwood, Caroline Springs, Carnegie, Carrum Downs, Caulfield, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Chirnside Park, Clayton, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Coburg North, Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Dandenong Ranges, Deer Park, Diamond Creek, Docklands, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, East Melbourne, Eltham, Elwood, Essendon, Essendon West, Endeavour Hills, Epping, Fairfield, Fawkner, Ferntree Gully, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Forest Hill, Glen Iris, Glenroy, Glen Waverley, Greensborough, Greenvale, Hadfield, Hallam, Hampton Park, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Heidelberg, Heidelberg West, Hillside, Highpoint, Hoppers Crossing, Ivanhoe East, Keilor Park, Keilor East, Keilor Downs, Kensington, Kew, Kew East, Keysborough, Kingsville, Lalor, Langwarrin, Lynbrook, Maribyrnong, Meadow Heights, Mentone, Middle Park, Mill Park, Montmorency, Moonee Ponds, Mooroolbark, Mount Waverly, Mulgrave, Narre Warren South, Newport, Noble Park, Northcote, North Melbourne, Notting Hill, Nunawading, Oakleigh, Oak Park, Parkville, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, Patterson Lakes, Pakenham, Prahran, Preston, Point Cook, Reservoir, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Rosebud, Rowville, Roxburgh Park, St Albans, St Helena, St Kilda, Sandringham, Scoresby, Seaford, Seaholme, Sorrento, South Melbourne, South Wharf, South Yarra, , Springvale, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Surrey Hills, Sydenham, Tarneit, Taylors Hill, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Thomastown, Thornbury, Toorak, Truganina, Tullamarine, Wantirna, Wantirna South, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, Werribee, West Footscray, West Melbourne, Wheelers Hill, Williamstown, Williams Landing, Windsor, Wyndham Vale, Yarraville and Yarra Glen. Additionally, I am also able to serve and travel interstate across Australia.
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I would love to be able to hear your story and infuse into photography that is important to you and that you will cherish for lifetimes to come. If you have any questions or you'd like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0421 835 648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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