I am one very lucky lady! My life absolutely revolves around Kieren, our daughters Violet & Lacey, our beautiful pets and creating wonderful memories for couples in love. I have always been one to follow my dreams and passions, which at times can seem a little crazy or scary...but somehow, some way, things always seem to work out. One major dream I have is to (alongside Kieren) become one of the top SA photographers out there; I’m working on that with every new image I capture.
From the second digital cameras were a 'thing', I was hooked. When I was a teenager I covered my entire bedroom wall, top to bottom, with photos of my close friends and family (much to my father’s disgust). Which was A LOT of photos. All these years later, absolutely nothing has changed. When Kieren and I bought our house together back in 2016, he chose a beautiful stainless steel brush-finished fridge that he wanted to keep 'clean and sleek'. Like my dear Dad before him, safe to say I crushed those dreams; you can barely see the steel brush finish through the thicket of family photos.
Kieren and I have always shared the same drive and passion for the things we love. When he decided to go down the road of wedding photography, it was a very exciting time for both of us. Initially, Kieren shot weddings by himself, but no matter what time he got home, I would always demand to hear every single detail. The day after the wedding, it became our little ritual to head upstairs together and go through all the photos he took. He still lets me choose my favourites to this day! It's something that we really love doing together. Of course, we always see things slightly differently, which I think is a huge asset to us as a photography team! At the core of our business is a shared love for candid, photo-journalistic style wedding stories. We are constantly striving to portray our couples in the most authentic light possible, with photos true to us, and true to them.
I'm a huge believer that everything happens for a reason and I’ve always been the type of person to appreciate the small synchronicities and quieter moments in life. I hope both of these long held beliefs shine though in all my creative work. The small things that don’t initially seem important end up creating the big moments that are meant to be.
My parents named me after the Olympian Kieren Perkins, who dominated the 1500-metre freestyle in 1992. Determined not to let the side down, I learned to swim...but I won’t be winning gold any time soon. Anyway, a little about me – I love my coffee, red wine and good food. But my main love has always and will always be photography (delicious wedding catering is just a bonus!).
In 2015, I studied photography at university and fell in love with the craft. About a year later I attended a wedding photography workshop, which is where my passion for unique wedding photography was ignited. I fell in love with telling love stories and from that point on, I knew I would be doing it for the rest of my life. I founded Rexvil Photography in 2016 with the ambition of capturing wedding day memories for people who cherish precious moments with their loved ones as much as I do. Our name was inspired by family, as Rexvil is the combination of my grandfathers’ names: one who is still with us today named Rex, and my other grandfather, Colvil, who left us in 2006. In 2018, I became a recognised professional photographer through the AIPP and continue to grow and learn while doing what I love.
Aside from photography, I love keeping our lawns lush and pruning our roses every winter. Spending time with my family makes me happy and fulfilled. I can't get enough of drenching Lumos (our white furry pooch) with the garden hose or flying our daughter Violet around the house like a giggling aeroplane. I seem to spend more time cleaning my cars than driving them...but for some reason I really enjoy this. I also adore my daily routine of waking up at 5:30am and exercising. The rest of the house categorically do not adore this, as I never fail to wake them up with the coffee machine every morning.
On a more serious note, I'm so lucky to have Michelle as my wife. She supports me in everything I do and shares my enthusiasm and dreams for Australian wedding photography. She isn't afraid to tell me if something sucks or point out where I can improve. Most importantly, she's always up to celebrate the small things. Happiness is about the journey, not just the destination; I couldn’t be happier to have Michelle by my side.
Kieren can't stand his neck being touched.
Michelle can't stand talking about the inside of ears.
Michelle's lucky number is 13.
Kieren only uses 98 octane fuel.
Kieren is an early riser,
Michelle is a night owl.
We've both been skydiving,
Michelle has done it twice!
Kieren can’t stand the TV volume being left on an odd number. Michelle couldn’t care less.
"There is not a single thing that we could fault with our experience with these two magnificent people and their services. From the day that we met Kieren and Michelle we just hit it off straight away, so much so that they felt more like friends who were attending our wedding and just happened to be taking photos of us. We are so truly blessed and grateful to have found Rexvil and to have got to know Kieren and Michelle, you guys are beyond amazing and thank you so much!"
— Rosie & Tom
"Such a lovely couple, Michelle and Kieren did a fantastic job with our wedding photos and really contributed to making our special day that more special. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to capture a magical moment. Thank you so much Michelle and Kieren for being the best photographers ever!!"
— Sobin & Dylan
"Kieren and Michelle captured our wedding day in a way that I did not think was possible. From start to finish every single one of our photos tell a story and I could not be happier with them all. They captured all the raw special moments, and we are so grateful to have these beautiful photos that we get to keep for the rest of lives."
— Alanah & Michael
"From the very beginning they were both so easy to get along with, always responsive to emails (and happy to have a chat about anything) and our photos are AMAZING! Michelle photographed most of our day and she made myself and my husband feel so comfortable which really shows in our photos."
— Haylee & Sam
"Where do we start with Kieren, We are so glad that we got you as our wedding photographer. From the first contact to the first meeting and the numerous months leading up to our wedding you were available for any questions, your communication via email/phone/text was 100% fantastic. Then came to our wedding day and far out you were amazing, this relaxed guy doing his job you could tell he loved! Not only did we feel comfortable with you photographing us, our guests did too!! We would recommend you 1 million times over as anyone’s photographer. You captured our day perfect! Thank you x
— Bec & Matt
"My husband & I are so happy that we had Kieren photograph our special wedding day at Marybank Farm! The photos are amazing - all beautiful shots capturing special moments & memories from the day. We both felt so relaxed and comfortable around Kieren - which helped the photos look more natural. He knows all the right moments to capture! We honestly couldn’t have hoped for a better photographer - thanks Kieren!! We highly recommend!"
— Louise & Craig
Feeling the Love...
& Red Wine
Any christmas movie
moonta bay, Japan & New Zealand
friends & Seinfeld
Taylor swift & Above & Beyond
Chicken chef schnitzel pack
take out & Law & Order SVU