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About me

I am a freelance photographer based in the Macedon Ranges, just outside of Melbourne, Australia. As well as weddings, I specialise in food, interior and lifestyle photography, with a commitment to working with people who share my values – which basically means people trying to do good in the world.

That includes weddings. I only shoot a select number of weddings each year, and I am only interested in shooting ethical weddings. What does that mean? More on that over here.

Maybe you’ve seen my work in Habitus, Country Style, Real Living, The Design Files, Openhouse, Green, Peppermint and many other fine periodicals. Or on my Instagram.

When I’m not on location, I work from my little weatherboard studio which used to be the town's old post office. Dexter, my miniature pinscher and able assistant, is usually fast asleep in an old suitcase next to my desk while I'm editing your photos, fuelled on coffee (me, not the dog).

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



Marnie Hawson, Macedon Ranges wedding photographer



"We just wanted to send a note and thank you for our amazing photographs. There were a few elements of your style that really attracted us - we found you more unique than a lot of the 'hipster' wedding photographers. Your black and white, and slightly moody, dramatic style. The lack of posing. And your ability to capture quite intimate moments between the couple.  

We feel, looking back through our photos, that you captured the day so beautifully. I absolutely, cannot even express how much we adore the portrait photos especially.  We were lucky enough to be able to say that the day was more than what we hoped, imagined or dreamt. And when the photos came through, they too were better than anything we had hoped for. "

/  jenna + Darren, mimosa glen/


"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."