A lil queer history: lesbian feminists in the 70s were badass.

They reclaimed the once derogatory name, a "Lavender Menace", for their own - lavenders then became a symbol for the LGBTQIA+ movement and liberation post-Stonewall.
So it's truly fitting for our all-queer team!

Hey there!

Welcome to The Lavender Haze, where the best queer photographers and filmmakers in Naarm come together to capture the magic that is you and your babe. Led by Creative Director and 3x International Wedding Photographer of the Year Finalist, Jacinta Oaten, we ensure every couple is paired with a shooter who perfectly matches the energy and style for their wedding day.

Think of what we do as bespoke photography, where candid documentary meets editorial class. We’re the fly on the wall all day until it’s time to step in and guide your portraits to capture your connection as authentically as possible. We make this happen by getting to know you before the big day and also sussing the vibe as it unfolds in real time ‘cause you contain multitudes bb, and we’re here for it all!

From your very first email to the final timeline check-in, Jacinta is with you every step of the way. With over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, she helps you craft a run sheet that focuses on what matters most to you while making sure your day is a true reflection of you and your honey — and of course, that there’s the perfect amount of time to snap it all. Simply, there’s no cookie-cutter approach here, which is something all of our creatives are super proud of.

As an all-queer team, we celebrate diversity genuinely and care deeply for each other and our community. Our passion for love and inclusivity shines through in everything we do, making us the ideal choice to document your one-of-a-kind story. Our work speaks for itself. You'll see the joy and love radiating from our couples in every shot. Plus, we know how to make everyone look hot AF. Seriously, what more could you want?

Based in Melbourne and adding a base in London from April 2025, we’re ready to travel anywhere for a love story that deserves to be captured perfectly. Wherever your journey takes you, we’re excited to be part of it.

Every couple’s journey to tying the knot is spesh. Get in touch, tell us yours, and let's create something beautiful together!

J & TLH Team xx