I really believe that too fewer people know the truth about what they look like in a photograph. I want my photographs to help my subjects feel better about themselves. I want to tell the truth with my camera so that they may see the truth about themselves.
To me, expression, connection and the moment are the most important considerations when photographing people. Without these, a photograph has no feeling.
My pleasure in photographing a wedding comes from knowing that I’m creating a story about one day in two people’s lives, and I’m able to influence that with an artistic eye. I work by watching the day unfold and documenting the details with my camera. My goal is to compose a photographic narrative with a beginning, middle and end; allowing the day to be re-lived 20 years later by generations to come.
One of the most fulfilling moments in my profession is to witness couples seeing their wedding photographs for the first time. I asked Sharon and Varun if they would record themselves during this moment, seeing their wedding photographs for the first time… here's the video. Click here to see all of their photographs.
In order to provide the absolute best possible service for each of my clients, I select a limited number of wedding commissions around the world each year (between 15 and 20), prices start at $3199 AUD.
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Albums & Prints
Albums & Prints
I decided to write this as I’ve always found it quite challenging to explain the value of good quality wedding albums to my clients. I always seem to forget something :)
As a client of mine, you’re not forced to purchase a wedding album from me, I offer them as an additional service to wedding photography.
The onset of digital photography has given rise to many low quality options for showcasing photographs. I’m amazed at how often I hear stories of fading and smudging inks, bindings pulling apart and cover wraps unwrapping.
So I made the decision to use the best wedding albums I could find.
My research led me to decide between two companies in the world, I chose Queensberry Albums. They only offer their products to professional photographers, their albums are hand crafted in New Zealand, and they use environmentally sustainable fine art paper sourced from european mills. For me, these albums are the ultimate in bespoke design and craftsmanship.
I’ve always thought of a wedding album as something that needs to stand the test of time, something that will be passed down throughout the generations and treasured by family members for years to come.
Therefore it was important for me to offer a set of wedding albums with a long term archival rating and professionally constructed bindings.
Queensberry Albums meet all of my requirements with 100 year + archival rated inks and papers, protective coatings and a “lie flat” design to ensure the life of the binding. There’s minimal risk of cracking or pages becoming loose over the entire life of the album.
I personally design each wedding album to tell the story of your day. Story telling through images is about balance, space and choice of photographs. This is an art in itself.
If you’re after something that will last throughout the generations, I’ll be here to create that for you.
Please scroll down to see the three wedding album options currently available.
Queensberry Press Book ($899)
Queensberry Wedding Album. ($1699)
Queensberry Classic Wedding Album ($1999)
One of the first things I talk about when meeting a new couple is the value of the print. As with my wedding albums by no means are you locked in to organising prints with me. But I found it important to offer prints that are archival rated and guaranteed to last throughout generations to come.
To me the final product in wedding photography is always the print. Whether that be an album or just a few framed photographs for your house, please dont leave them hiding on that pesky disc!
When I first started looking into the printing process I had two options: To use an already existing lab that was mass producing prints across the country, or to invest in something that would allow me to put a personal touch on every print I produced. I chose the latter. I went through days of testing different types of paper or “stock,” and using the same two photographs I compared one after another. I wanted my wedding prints to have a different feel to them, nothing bright or obnoxious but instead – refined and understated.
Every print you receive from me is produced individually on one hundred year archival grade fine art paper. It’s heavy 330gsm acid free hot press natural cotton paper. Which means it’s a matt finish on textured art paper with no added brightening agents.
You can physically feel the difference in quality, and there is no comparison with any digital display.
Please scroll down to see a few snap shots of prints from past clients.