Gippsland Wedding Photographer + Filmmaker
People is where it's at for me. I love what I do because I'm drawn to the human element - I'm interested in faces that can express the full spectrum of emotions and in what's being said in the subtle language of the body. The interactions between two people - or a room full of people - can speak volumes. But on top of shooting itself, I adore working with my couples and getting to know them. It's the biggest perk of this dream job.
"We couldn't be happier.
She was absolutely lovely,
easy to deal with and our
guests still rave about her!"
- Jessica and Jordan
I'd much rather let your personalities shine than force things to be 'picture perfect'. I want you to recognise yourselves in your images and have them serve as reminders of who you really are and how you love. I believe an imperfect photo that shows an authentic moment means more than a perfectly crafted one devoid of character.
The shoes, the dress, the flowers - I know so much thought has gone into them. But my focus will be on the faces you'll want to remember years down the track. If the scenario arises, I'll be hanging out in the kitchen with you and your besties as you belt out nineties hits, rather than spend half the morning setting up detail shots. These are the memories you'll want to come back to, promise.
not a production
It's not all about the photoshoot. It's not about excessive lights, elaborate set ups or shot-lists 5 pages long. It's your day and your celebration - and I'm there to document it for you while making sure you get to focus on the important things - like having the time of your life. So crack open the champers, turn the music up and enjoy the moments as they unfold naturally.
On A WEDDING DAY I see it as my job to
Wander and observe
Witness and anticipate
Encourage and hold space
Celebrate and create with you
It's not my job to force you into cheesy or awkward posing, exhaust you or orchestrate the day as if it's all about the photoshoot. Unless you're a full time model - being in front of the camera can be intimidating! I get it. It's my job to make it as easy and stress free for you as possible. And your job? Just have a damn good time. Do that, and the photos and video will take care of themselves.
Why? Relationships of course. Most weddings fall on the weekend, as do best friends birthdays, parents wedding anniversaries, family reunions and impromptu BBQs with the neighbours. Life is lived on the weekend and we only get so many to spend with loved ones.
But there's another reason I won't ever book myself solid. I once had a previous bride call and say 'Oh hi, I don't know if you remember me, you shot my wedding a few years back.'
Hold up! If I was at your wedding, if I've pored over hours of footage from your day, if I've listened to your speeches over and over to get the best sound bites, if I've looked through hundreds (let's be honest, thousands) of split second moments from your day...