I never thought I would become a wedding photographer. That's probably not the best way to start a website about how I'm a wedding photographer, but it's just the truth! I fell in to photography about 10 years ago when I saw an exhibition of photojournalism from the Vietnam War. I was extremely moved. I wanted to travel the world, photograph interesting people and capture ephemeral moments, so I bought a camera and went to photo school.
Fast forward 10 years, and I'm still a dreamer. Whilst my goals have shifted somewhat, I still want to travel the world, photograph interesting people and capture ephemeral moments more than ever.
Which bring us to your wedding!
I love weddings. But what even is a wedding these days? Is it the part where you say I do to each other? Is it the dancing? The whole day? The whole weekend?
Whatever is happening at your wedding, I will be there. I will be there when the real moments happen, with attention to detail and sensitivity to your space. I know how to be invisible and I know when to take control. Mostly I like being a fly on the wall capturing real moments when they happen. The look on your face when you see each other for the first time, or your childhood best friend deep in conversation with a cousin you never see, or the Grandparents still grooving at 10:30pm - I love stuff like that!
That doesn't mean we won't set anything up if the moment calls for it... I love being creative and having fun with locations and ideas, but I don't ask you to do four-hundred-and-one poses that belong in the 80's.You don't need to worry about missing 'that' shot, because I already have it. You don't need to feel bad asking me to take the 400th photo of you and your friends, I love it! It's my job, and it's why provide the coverage I do. So, about coverage...
I don't limit my coverage to a certain amount of hours as I don't want you thinking about money and limitations when you need to be enjoying your awesome day. I've been to weddings where the photographer comes for some posed 'getting ready' shots, some ceremony shots and a fake cake cutting at the reception. You know the ones... I feel like they don't tell the real story. I provide full coverage of your day, so if you are having breakfast with the girls at 6AM, I'm there. I'll photograph the rituals of getting ready, your family and friends, your ceremony (of course!), we'll pop over to our chosen location for a relaxed, candid shoot after the ceremony, and then I'll stay at the reception until you leave. Or, you know, we could do that in a totally different order which is ok too, like a first look, or a pre party... whatever is happening. So much stuff happens in a wedding that isn't part of the formal structure, and if I left immediately after you were introduced as Mr and Mrs... I'd miss all the really cool parts. No fake first dances here!
Some of my favourite weddings from the past year!
My all day coverage starts from $3295 which includes at least 600 hi-res files on USB for you to have, processed with love and care. They are yours to use however you want. My album packages start from $4195, and I use Photo Mounts & Albums Australia - they're based here in Brisbane and make amazing print products that if treated well will last a lifetime. I do prints and canvasses and all sorts of other lovely things totally customised to you, so please get in touch with me here for a full price list. One of my favourite things about this job is meeting people, so get in touch - I could use the coffee!
Like I said, I love meeting new people and travelling to new places!
I'm based in Brisbane, which puts me in a great position to service Toowoomba, the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, and Northern NSW locations such as Byron Bay. I've lived in Queensland all my life and I'm really familiar with this part of the world, but if you're somewhere further interstate don't hesitate to get in touch. Anything more than two hours drive from Brisbane will incur travel expenses, and if it's a late one I'll need somewhere to stay - late night tired driving after a 12+ hour day isn't fun or safe!
I've got a Nikon camera, I love to make a photograph. I also like Paul Simon! But seriously, if you're interested in what I shoot with, I use Nikon cameras with fixed lenses for 90% of my work. My favourite is my Sigma 35mm as it allows me to be a part of the action and not feel like an outsider, and I love something longer like an 85mm for portraits and other details. I'm an Apple person and I process your wedding photos using Adobe and VSCO software.