Wedding Photography Services

Finding a wedding photographer can be hard. Below we break the process down, show examples of our work, talk about prices, and discuss all aspects of wedding photography. We are experts in providing wedding photography services to the greater Sydney area that includes an area North to Newcastle, West to the Blue Mountains and South to Wollongong and the Southern Highlands. We also cover destination weddings, including Lord Howe Island.

Rainforest Wedding – Mount Keira

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Each couple’s story is unique and where they choose to get married is another element to their story. Mount Keira offered contrast and lush colours, it also offered a few unexpected surprises to the day.

City Wedding – Sydney Harbour

A bride and groom laughing during a photo with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

The beauty of Sydney is the amazing harbour views, the gardens on the foreshore and the boats. The days’ memories are recorded with vivid colours and much laughter as these two happy people united.

Destination Wedding – Lord Howe Island

groom close up seated

Destination weddings are very special, especially on Lord Howe Island where you bond with the couple and guests much more. The wedding group and location are forever bonded. 

We offer Wedding Photography services for all types of weddings. We specialise in providing a boutique services to decrearning clients that want to experience a stress free wedding day. Check out some of our weddings below to see if we are the right style of photography that you are looking for.

Here’s a link to see a number of our weddings:

Who are our clients?

Our clients are generally women in the 30’s and over who have established their careers before finding love. These women value photography and want to have someone take care of everything for them for their wedding day. They want to know that their photographers are not only experts in their field but can also assist them with practical hints and tip so they can have a relaxed wedding.

What does this mean in practical terms. It means that we help our clients to construct their wedding day timeline so that they don’t feel rushed on their wedding day, and also allows for the little (or big) things that go wrong on a wedding day. We have shot many weddings and know what can and does go wrong on a wedding day. If you have a properly constructed wedding day timeline, there will be no issues as there is enough space in the wedding day timeline to account for things that go wrong.

10 Reasons We Are Awesome to Have As your Sydney Wedding Photographers

Wedding couple with their photographer

Wedding Photography – Look as good as you feel on your wedding day

Your wedding day is all about you. I am committed to giving you the best wedding photography experience possible and I will go that extra mile to make sure your big day is as joyful and stress-free as possible.

I’m exceptionally organised and equipped to handle anything that comes my way so if the unexpected does happen, you can relax knowing I’ve got you covered.

I know how important it is for you to look as good as you feel and I will capture your unique love story with the upmost care and professionalism and create a collection of precious moments that you’ll treasure forever.

I’d love to be part of your wedding. Get in touch for a free consultation.

Wedding Photography Prices

So how much is it going to cost? Let’s be real it’s the question that many people want answered before they go much further. The most common answer for wedding photographers is what do you want included? Then confusion takes over.

Below is video that provides you with all you need to know about comparing wedding photography packages before asking any individual photographer about their prices.

Do you want to know my prices? No problems, fill out the contact form below and I’ll send you my wedding photography pricing for Sydney. My wedding packages start from $3199.

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How to pick your Wedding Photographer

Everything you need to know is contained in these 2 blog posts:

What to ask your Wedding Photographer BEFORE your hire them

Questions to ask a wedding photographer BEFORE you hire them In last week’s post we covered the First steps towards finding your Wedding Photographer  Once you have narrowed down the list of wedding photographers in your location based on style, now you need to contact each of the people on your list. This first series of…

How to choose the best photographer for your wedding?

How to choose a wedding photographer can be a daunting task. You have hundreds of wedding plans to make. Deciding who will bring your memories to life is one of your most important decisions to make. When the flurry and excitement of your wedding day is over, it is beautifully captured images that help you…

Want to see our answer to many of the questions – Click to see our FAQ’s about our Wedding Photography services.

 

Do you want some of these questions answered now? Book a 30 min Skype consult now!

Do you want some of these questions answered now? Book a 30 min Skype consult now! Here’s a link to my online calendar:

How to get Great Wedding Photos

How To Get Great Wedding Photos – Part One – Before The Wedding Day

Everyone wants great photos of their wedding day, so I’ve compiled a series of tips on how to get great wedding photos, breaking this momentous day down into smaller parts, and getting the most out of your wedding photographer.  Part one of this series will look at the weeks and months leading up to the…

How To Get Great Wedding Photos – Part Two – Getting Ready

Getting ready for your wedding is a really memorable occasion, so part two of my series on how to get fantastic wedding photos will cover the activities of this busy morning, and give you a few tips to get great wedding photos. Bride: Getting ready photos often cover the final stages of you and your bridesmaids…

How To Get Great Wedding Photos – Part Three – The Ceremony

It’s part three of my series on how to get great photos at your wedding ceremony! Today we’ll look at the ceremony, and I’ll detail a few of my best tips for what is probably the most important part of your wedding day. After all, this is the main event of the day. If you…

How to get Great Wedding Photos – Part Four – The Photoshoot

It’s time for part four of my series on how to take great wedding photos. Today we cover the all-important photoshoot! If you missed last week’s post on How to Get Great Wedding Photos at the Ceremony, go back and read it first. 1. Allocate the right amount of time for your photos How Much…

How To Get Great Wedding Photos – Part Five – The Reception

In Part 5 of this series we deep dive into how to get great photos at your wedding reception. Reception photos often begin with detailed shots of the reception venue before your guests arrive, the arrival of the bridal party, cocktail hour, the speeches, cake cutting, additional portraits, group shots, first dance, father daughter dance, dance…

How To Get Great Wedding Photos – Part Six After The Wedding

What to do with Great Wedding Photos This is the final blog post in our How to Get Great Wedding Photos series, and it details what to do with great wedding photos. If you have been given the digital files, what should you do with them to ensure the memories of your wedding day are…

Wedding Photography Info

Wedding photographer discusses with the minister the wedding ceremony logistics

Wedding Timeline

There are 2 distinct wedding timelines – the one leading up to your wedding day, and the other is a run sheet for the actual wedding day. Both are equally important, and couples can sometimes be overwhelmed with the process. This is where I step in. I will help you plan your wedding day timeline, so your wedding day can be as stress free as possible.

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A First Look

A ‘first look’ is when the groom sees his bride on their wedding day for the first time. Whilst this would usually occur at the wedding ceremony, more and more couples are choosing this to occur in a private location just prior to the ceremony. The ‘first look’ is very common in the USA and Canada but up until a few years ago unheard of in Australia. The ‘first look’ is usually organised by the wedding photographer to document this special moment. It often results in a very emotional response and allows the couple time to reconnect prior to the wedding ceremony.

If you are think this might be an addition to your wedding day, check out this First Look wedding day info. It also includes interviews with 3 couples, who hadn’t even considered a First Look, but choose to do one on their wedding day after finding out more about the benefits.

groom waits patiently whilst bride is in the distance behind him at the Lord Howe Island cemetery

Father Daughter First Look

A first look can also be organised between a bride and her father. This can sometimes see the most amazing reactions as a Father sees his Daughter for the first time, fully dressed and ready on her wedding day. Check out this melt your heart moment between a bride and her father.

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Unplugged Wedding

An unplugged wedding is where the bride and groom request that guests put all electronic devices away and refrain from taking any photos during the ceremony, and on some occasions during the reception as well. They ask that their guests focus on being present during the ceremony instead of trying to capture it on their phone, iPad, or camera. This prevents guests blocking the view of the photographer, particularly during critical moments such as the first kiss, or exchanging of the rings.

Often a couple will get the celebrant to make an announcement just before the commencement of the ceremony. Signs or text written in the order of service booklet can also be used to reinforce the message.

If you want to see what can happen, when you don’t use an unplugged wedding, check out this post.

Groom Getting Ready Photos

Getting ready photos are the photos that get taken on your wedding day, while you are getting ready. The groom and his groomsmen will often get photographed first, and this will often take around 1.5 hours with your photographer. During this period the following photographs get taken:

  • Detail shots of the ring, the grooms attire, etc
  • Groom getting dressed – jacket put on, cufflinks put on, arranging his tie, lacing his shoes
  • Individual groom portraits
  • Formal photos of the groom and groomsmen
  • Fun or candid shots of the groom interacting with his groomsmen
  • Photos with the groom’s family and friends (if present during this period)
Groom enjoys his photos prior to his wedding

Bride Getting Ready

Getting ready photos are the photos that get taken on your wedding day, while you are getting ready. The bride and her bridesmaids will often get photographed last, with the photographer leaving for the ceremony location immediately after completing these photos. This will often take around 2 – 2.5 hours with your photographer, and usually starts when the bride has completed or almost completed having her hair and make up done. During this period the following photographs get taken:

  • Detail shots of the ring, the brides attire, jewellery, shoes, etc 
  • Groom getting dressed – jacket put on, cufflinks put on, arranging his tie, lacing his shoes
  • Individual bride portraits
  • Formal photos of the bride and bridesmaids
  • Fun or candid shots of the bride interacting with her bridesmaids
  • Photos with the bride’s family and friends (if present during this period)
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Ceremony Photos

During the ceremony, almost all the photos taken are candid. This means if you want great photos, you need to interact with your partner during the ceremony. Things such as looking at each other, holding hands, and smiling will go a long way towards getting some amazing candid photos.

The photos to expect from the ceremony include:

  • The bride arrival at the church
  • The processional, including the first look from the groom
  • Exchanging of the rings
  • First kiss
  • Signing of the marriage certificate
  • Bridal party photo, often with the bride and groom holding the marriage certificate
  • Candid reactions from guests
  • Recessional
  • Candid shots of guests congratulating the bride and groom
Bride and groom at the alter with the priest at a Macedonian church wedding

Family Formal Photos

Probably the least interesting part of the day is taking the more formal family and friend photos. Whilst many couples may not see the importance now of these photos, many find over time, these photos can turn out to be some of your treasured memories of family members that have passed away. This section of wedding photography takes usually around 30 minutes, but depends on the list the couple has of photo groupings to be taken. This session usually starts around 10 minutes after the conclusion of the ceremony, and often will start will a large group photo of everybody attending the wedding. This session takes place around the vicinity of the ceremony.

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Bridal Party Photoshoot

The bridal party photoshoot follows the family photos and usually lasts 1.5 – 2.5 hours. There is no set location, and many couples will visit up to 3 locations during the bridal party photoshoot. The shoot usually is divided into 2 sections. The first includes the bridal party and the bride and groom. The second usually only includes the bride and groom. This allows the first section to be more free form and fun, and the second session can allow the photographer to get some more romantic images of the couple.

Reception Photos

Reception photos typically include photos of:

  • Detail shots of the reception venue, highlighting the wedding decorations
  • Wedding Cake – including cutting of the cake
  • Bridal party entrance into the venue
  • Speeches – inc reactions
  • First Dance
  • Dancing
  • Guests, sometimes taken as all the guests on each table
  • Sometimes sunset photos and night photos of the bride & groom
  • Bouquet toss
  • Garter toss
  • Exit from the venue (often a sparkler exit)

Sunset Wedding Photos

Sunset photos are often done during the reception during summer weddings and before the reception during winter weddings – all depending on sunset time and your wedding reception start time. Sunset is what photographers refer to as the magic time for lighting. Not only will sunset give you a pretty background in your photos, in will provide amazing soft light that is flattering for everyone.

A photographer will often require off camera lighting, sometimes a tripod, and a little extra time to get some magic sunset photos. I often setup for sunset photos during meal times, and soon as the couple has finished their course, I ask them to step outside the venue to the area setup for their sunset photos. This means they avoid wasting almost any time away from their guests.

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Night Wedding Photos

Night photos can be an amazing addition to your wedding photo collection. They work particularly well in city areas, particularly around Sydney Harbour. Like sunset photos, they take a little more time, equipment, and preparation from your photographer. Just like sunset photos, I take the time to setup while the bridal couple is eating, then quickly escort them out of the reception for less than 5 minutes for a few amazing photos. 

The Sydney Harbour bridge affords beautiful views at the Luna Park Weddings reception venue

Sparkler Exit

A sparkler exit is an awesome way to end your wedding day festivities. To ensure a successful sparkler exit:

  • Ensure during the wedding planning phase you check with your venue if a sparkler exit is allowed
  • Ensure you buy special wedding sparklers, which are 70-90cm and burn slower than regular sparklers. They will cost you about $1.20-$1.50 each. You can buy wedding sparkler online in Australia here. The other cheaper and shorter sparklers will NOT work for a sparkler exit, believe me, many couples have tried. 
  • DO NOT light more than two sparklers at a time.
  • A good way of lighting sparklers is to use one sparkler to light another sparkler. The other option is to use a butane lighter.
  • Be careful using sparklers around intoxicated guests.

For more in depth advice for planning a sparkler exit – Tips on planning a Sparkler Exit

Fireworks to celebrate the end of the wedding reception

Engagement Shoots

What is an Engagement Shoot?

An engagement shoot is a photoshoot for an engaged couple. It’s a great way to do dry run for the big day and allows us to get to know each other a little better and it helps you feel more comfortable in front of a camera. You’ll also get some lovely, relaxed photos of the two of you that you can add to your wedding album or use for ‘save the date’ cards and invitations. The engagement session can happen anytime, up to a month before the wedding.

Need more details about our engagement shoots, check out our detailed information here.

Here is a link to some of our engagement shoots:

How To Choose Your Wedding Vendors

Don’t know what to ask a florist, or hair and make up. What about how to organise you wedding cars, or if you need to book a MC for your wedding? 

Pick a wedding vendor below that you would like more information to see:

What to Questions to Ask?

What Prices to Expect?

Planning Processes

How to Find the Right Company?

Getting Married In NSW – All The Legal Stuff You Need To Know

To be married in New South Wales partners must:

  • not be married to someone else
  • not be marrying a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild or sibling
  • be at least 18 years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where one party is aged between sixteen and eighteen years old
  • understand what marriage means and freely consent to marrying
  • lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) [PDF 100kb] with an authorised celebrant or minister at least one month before an intended date of marriage
  • be married by a registered celebrant or authorised minister of religion and use specific words during the ceremony
  • provide their original birth certificate or passport. If these are not in English they must be officially translated.

If either party has been previously married, evidence of the termination must be provided in the form of a divorce certificate (if divorced) or a full death certificate (if widowed). Certificates in a foreign language must be officially translated.

If your fiancé is not Australian and you wish to live in Australia, you will need to lodge official copies of your overseas marriage certificate with the Department of Home Affairs

This information has been taken from the NSW Births, Deaths, and Marriage site. Please check to confirm this information is up to date by going to their site.

Advice For Grooms From Past Grooms

Groom’s have their say – Everything they wish they knew before the wedding and their top tips for surviving your wedding day.

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Advice For Brides From Past Brides

Bride’s have their say – Everything they wish they knew before the wedding and their top tips for surviving your wedding day.

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