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About me

I am a full time, freelance photographer from the Macedon Ranges just outside of Melbourne, Australia. I'm a crazy dog lady, married to my bestest of friend, and find it impossibly hard to turn down a glass of red wine or single malt whisky. I swear too much to be a proper lady, have been vegetarian for over 20 years, and cultivate a big veggie garden with three tiny chooks behind our 1890s cottage. A former environmental scientist, I'm hardwired to be green, and years working in the corporate world means I'm an organisational freak and obsessive list maker.

I work from my little weatherboard studio that used to be the town's post office when I'm not out and about, which is literally just a leap from our front verandah. Dexter the miniature pinscher is generally fast asleep in an old suitcase next to my desk while I'm editing your photos. 




Marnie Hawson, Macedon Ranges wedding photography
 Marnie Hawson, Macedon Ranges wedding photography


When I'm not shooting weddings, I'm shooting other things - interiors, food, and lifestyle. My work has been published in a number of print and online publications including Habitus, Country Style, Real Living , The Design Files, Openhouse, Green,  Peppermint, Trouve, Broadsheet, Homelife, Good Weekend, Inside Out, House & Garden, Laine, Celebrate by Hooray and White.

 Marnie Hawson, Macedon Ranges wedding photographer



"To be honest I don’t remember seeing Marnie much, to the point where I wondered if we were getting enough photos, but I should never have questioned her! She was professional, super discreet and the results speak for themselves. She is also really lovely! I can recommend her 100 times over."

/  kim+ ben, churchill taradale/


"So glad I found Marnie via a Country Style publication: she was low key, in the background, unfussy and just did the job in such a beautiful way. She was exactly the kind of photographer we wanted for our laid back easy wedding! A delight to deal with in the lead up and post wedding. Our friends and family have consistently commented on how amazing our weddings shots are!"

/  marnie + antony, mingela homestead /


"Marnie made us feel so relaxed on the day of the wedding. She was so organised and put us at ease. She got the best out of everyone she photographed as well as the venues...and was able to capture the emotion and atmosphere. We were so impressed by her ability to respond to the environment and situations. Marnie is incredibly calm which is precious at a wedding. 

We absolutely adored our photos as have all our friends and family. Our guests say that they are the best photos they've ever seen of a wedding and themselves. Marnie exceeded our expectations in her professionalism, clear communication and final products. We will always cherish these images which help us to remember and savour our day. "

/  anna + Nilesh, ngv /


"Working with Marnie before, during and after the wedding was an exceptionally easy experience. She was quick to respond to our questions and provided helpful insight. Her photography carefully considered our preferences - it was a genuinely tailored and well thought out service.

We were delighted with the quality of the photos, and we love regularly looking through them to remind us of the wonderful time that we had. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Marnie to anyone seeking a high quality, professional photographer who is easy to work with."