29 Jul 2015            Jessica Ratty

I am so in love with Pinterest! It is definitely my go-to website whenever I have a big event coming up and want as much inspiration and ideas as I can get! From our Wedding Day, to Birthday Parties and currently Interior Design and Landscaping inspiration, for our new home that we are currently in the process of building. 

It is such an amazing resource and can give you inspiration for really anything you are doing! 

So make sure you follow us on Pinterest as I share my favourite ideas when it comes to all things Weddings, Boudoir, Couples Sessions and anything else I really love! 

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21 Jul 2015            Jessica Ratty

We are on Instagram! Be sure to follow us @defyimaging to be kept up to date with what I am up to and our latest work! 

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2014 Christmas Cut Off Dates

12 Sep 2014            Jessica Ratty

Every year, in the lead up to Christmas, there is a huge rush of clients wanting to get last minute images ordered and framed or albums done in time for Christmas, either to give as a gift, or just to have in time for all of the Family get togethers, to share their images with loved ones. Or even clients wanting last minute photoshoots, to have their images ready in time for Christmas. Usually we have been able to fit them in, but unfortunately sometimes, there is just not enough time to have their images ready or our manufacturers and printers are closed or their cut off dates have already passed. 

So this year, I wanted to make a note of the dates for all of our clients, nice and early to give plenty of warning. That way you can start to plan your Christmas gifts and you won't have to be disappointed by missing out on the dates. We are closing earlier this year, as we are heading off to EUROPE for our first white Christmas!! But this is also a positive thing for our clients as it means you will have your images/ albums and orders back way before Christmas, so you can have them ticked off the list with plenty of time to spare. 







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2014 Pharmacy Forum : Commercial Event

10 Sep 2014            Jessica Ratty

Last month I photographed the Annual Pharmacy Forum, the two day event finished with an amazing Gala Dinner. It was held at one of my favourite venues in Perth - The Pan Pacific Hotel, it is such a beautiful venue, with great staff and amazing food. The event was styled by Corporate Theatre Productions. The room looked incredible!

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Wedding Tip : Online Wedding Gowns

11 Jun 2014            Jessica Ratty

This blog post is not written to scare you! I just want to make sure that all of my Bride's are properly educated on some issues with online ordering, before they do it.

Quite a few Bride's I speak to say that they are thinking of ordering their wedding gown online as it is a lot cheaper.... PLEASE BE CAREFUL!! I have heard many and most horror experiences, I don't think I have ever had a positive outcome. A few years ago, I had a gorgeous Bride who decided to order 3 wedding gowns off the internet as they were quite cheap, so she thought that at least one would come back okay... All three dresses arrived and they were not like the images displayed, they did not fit properly at all, yet she had an amazing figure. She took them to an alterations place and showed the seamstress. The seamstress got her to try on a professionally made gown that they had there and asked my Bride if she would like her dress to fit like that... My Bride was very excited and said yes, this is exactly how I want you to make my gowns fit... The seamstress then had to tell her that there was no way that any of the dresses could be fixed enough to fit the way she wanted them to fit, they were made poorly to begin with, so she couldn't save them. My Bride had to then go out and buy a 4th dress in Perth at full although she originally thought she would be saving money, she ended up spending a lot more than just getting a custom gown that you know fits. 

I had another client who ordered a wedding gown on a website she found, she paid for the gown (it wasn't a really cheap dress either), the dress never arrived... she tried to contact the phone number but it was disconnected, the website then disappeared and she lost all of the money she had paid for that gown.

I have had other Bride's who have seen a gown in a boutique in Perth, then gone online and found what seems to be "the exact same gown" (as these websites often use the exact same photos that the gown designers and gown boutiques use, so Brides assume that it is exactly the same gown). This usually is not the case at all... There are many websites out there that show you the stunning gown that you have been wanting, but the gown they send you is a far cheaper and low quality version, they usually use cheaper fabrics and it arrives looking very different and not fitting very well.

So especially when it comes to Wedding Bridal Gowns, please be careful, while you think you could save money, it may end up costing you more, wedding gowns just have so much detailing and beautiful features, that it really needs to be made right. 

This is your wedding gown, your one wedding day to wear your dream gown, make sure you are in love with your gown and 100% happy with it, the last thing you want, is to look back at your images and regret your gown. It is your one special day... why not spoil yourself?

I will admit though, I did order my Bridesmaid gowns online... BUT.... I used a very reputable site that many people I knew had used before. Even one of my clients had ordered her Bridesmaid gowns from there - she showed them to me and they were such high quality, the seams were perfect, they were custom made to each girls measurements and were beautiful! I was still quite nervous though as I was having 5 bridesmaids, so I didn't want to order and pay for 5 gowns and then they arrive and look terrible! So way in advance, I ordered the exact gown I wanted, but in red so I could check the quality and wear it to our own Engagement Session Shoot. It arrived and was gorgeous. It was so well made and the fabric was beautiful. So I ordered all of my Bridesmaid dresses - the exact same gown but in black, I put them all on the same order. ***This is really important to put them together in the order, as different fabric batches may have a slight different colour tone or depth, so you want all of the dresses to be made from the same batch.. Otherwise a dress or two could be slightly a different shade or tone. My Bridesmaid gowns arrived and they were perfect, a few of them just needed to get them shortened for their heels, or added darts into the bust so there was no gap. 

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Nathalie Louise : Flower Class

30 Mar 2012            Jessica Ratty

Yesterday I spent the day in the beautiful studio of Nathalie Louise, photographing her Flower Class. While I was photographing the day, I was actually invited to participate in the class and make my very own beautiful bouquet! It was such a great day and her classes are so intimate and personal! Nathalie is such a beautiful person and she goes at the perfect pace to make sure that everyone can keep up and create a gorgeous bouquet! Nathalie is about to release a schedule for her future classes in her studio in Subiaco, so I will definitely be posting the schedule once she releases it! 

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Nathalie Louise : Florist

22 Mar 2012            Jessica Ratty

Yesterday I spent another fantastic afternoon in the amazing Nathalie Louise's Flower Design Studio on Rockeby Road in Subiaco. I love photographing Nathalie's work, as it is all just so feminine and beautiful!

I have started off the blog with my absolute favourite flowers - Dark Purple Calla Lillies - Nathalie actually surprised me with an amazing bouquet of them to have in our studio! Nathalie is also going to be creating the flowers for our wedding next year - I cannot wait to see what amazing things she comes up with! 

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We Love Perth : Blog

12 Mar 2012            Jessica Ratty

As I blogged last week, I recently photographed the very talented Nathalie Louise's floral creations in her gorgeous Subiaco store! Nathalie has been chosen to blog for the We Love Perth Blog for 4 weeks. Last Friday, Nathalie posted her very first blog for the site, I am so excited as our images featured in the post! 

Nathalie's work is so beautiful and it was such a pleasure to photograph it! 

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Nathalie Louise : Florist

06 Mar 2012            Jessica Ratty

I spent Saturday afternoon surrounded by the most beautiful flowers and amazing white washed furniture (which is my FAVOURITE!). I was photographing the very talented Nathalie Louise's Flowers. Nathalie was busy creating stunning arrangements for the exclusive Blanca Event in Perth, that happened on Sunday. 

Nathalie Louise is located in Subiaco and creates the most beautiful flowers and bouquets! Being in her studio was so much fun, every time I turned around there was something new and even more gorgeous to photograph.

If you are looking for a florist for your Wedding Day - you should definitely check out Nathalie Louise!

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New Year - New Website!

25 Jan 2012            Jessica Ratty

We are so excited to launch our brand new website!! We would like to welcome all of our beautiful clients and if you would like to be notified when we post our new latest work please feel free to subscribe to our blog! Or you can become our Facebook friend to be kept up to date with everything that is happening! 

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