Established in 2009 by Tatiana Koulatsos, Red Butterfly Photography specialises in producing high-quality wedding images and will ensure that your special day is relaxed, professional and trouble-free.
So much time is spent preparing your wedding day, months, sometimes years will go into planning every little detail ensuring the most memorable day of your life is absolutely perfect. Once the champagne is drunk, the flowers have faded and that gorgeous dress is boxed in tissue paper, you can relive those precious moments and even catch some you missed through your wedding photos.
The Photographer - Tatiana Koulatsos
The things I love
Three things I love most; my family, being a photographer and the beach. I am one of those people who preach to others that if you do a job you love you'll never work a day in your life. Pretty simple!
What do I love about weddings?
I love that I am able to capture the day as it unfolds from the transformation of the bride, the build up and excitement before she leaves for the ceremony, the preparation, anticipation and nerves of the groom, the expressions in those last moments before the ceremony begins, the raw emotion when a bride and groom see each other for the first time, the reactions of their parents, grandparents and loved ones as they witness two people embark on a new stage of their relationship, listening to the vows that will seal the commitment, the elation of the first kiss as husband and wife, the congratulations, hugs, kisses and happiness in everyone surrounding them. I love spending that precious time before a reception with my couples, witnessing their interaction, laughter and joy, collecting memories of this beautiful time and then being a part of the biggest celebration of their lives. I love that I meet all they have chosen to share their day.
And most of all I love when I present my couple with their photos, watching them relive the day with all its emotion and precious moments. Knowing that these images will be cherished not just today but for future generations makes this the best job in the world!
Tatiana's Red Butterfly Philosophy
My job as your photographer is to document your wedding as it unfolds to then tell the story of your day. It's my job to find the best light and composition to ensure all your photos look great while allowing the day to evolve naturally so you can enjoy each moment.
There are parts of the day when you shouldn’t even notice I am there, particularly during the wedding service. I will capture the true emotion while you and your guests experience the ceremony without any distractions.
It is through experience that I know to be in the right place at the right time with the right equipment to capture each moment in its best form. Your portrait session should be a fun and relaxed experience.
I will spend time with you before the day discussing ideas, styles and locations. I like to describe my style as natural, creative and fun with the emphasis on capturing the interaction between each couple. I'll spend time with you before the wedding to not only find out where you’d like to have your photos taken but to understand your personality. Do you love being photographed or not so much? I want you to feel comfortable in front of the camera and depending on your personality I will work out how to best direct you on the day so your images look relaxed and reflect who you really are.
Unlike some wedding photography companies I do not employ freelance photographers, I am the photographer that turns up on the day. I do always employ an assistant whose job it is to fluff wedding gowns and veils, pin flowers on grooms, hold umbrellas, look after my equipment and be my timekeeper to ensure I focus on the important job of taking beautiful photos.
I know that under any condition, rain or shine I will capture great images for you. I live and work in Melbourne, I’ve learnt to take anything this city can throw at me and make it look amazing!