Welcome to a brand new week on Polka Dot Bride!

Before we get into endless inspiration that seems to be pouring into our office, let’s shine the light brightly on Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is getting bigger every week, adding more and more vendors that understand the Polka Dot vision (because you’re special people and it takes a special kind of vendor to get that!) From Flowers to Photography to Styling & Hire and Venues– we have you covered!

I can’t get enough of magical wedding photography. You know the kind – the moments in between, the unexpected glances, the stolen kisses and romantic gestures. This week’s vendor of the week Darin Collison Photography‘s talent lies not only in capturing those moments, but in thinking differently about your wedding day. His work, well, it really speaks for itself. Darin is based in Melbourne but travels often.

We asked Darin from Darin Collison Photography five questions in five minutes –

What is your favourite after five drink?

Negroni. Equal parts gin, vermouth, Campari. Shake and strain. Mmmmm…

Your favourite weekend getaway?
I’m a wedding photographer. I don’t get away at weekends. But if I could, I would head up the Great Ocean Road.

Favourite restaurant?

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
Depends. My choice – Huevos Rancheros. My wife’s – eggs Benedict. But the girls usually win, which means pancakes with lemon and sugar.

Your favourite wedding story?
I was shooting a wedding at St James, in Brighton. The priest was welcoming the guests and opening the proceedings. I was kneeling in the aisle, a couple of rows from the front.
As he talked, he walked slowly down the aisle. He stopped right by me.
Putting his hand on my shoulder, he announced to all and sundry, “And isn’t it lovely to see someone kneeling in church.”

Visit Darin Collison Photography’s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week. Darin Collison Photography is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory