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How did you meet the couple?

“Sascha and Damien live in Melbourne and [they], like so many of my clients, found me online and made contact via email. Soon after, we FaceTimed and I could tell straight away that they would be an awesome couple to work with.”

Why did you choose this photograph as your favourite?

“I love this image [because], for me, I see it as Sascha looking after her hubby Damien. It evokes a ‘follow me, and I’ll look after you’ feeling, so to speak.”

Was this image captured naturally or was it planned?

“This was on Sascha’s shot list, [which] was briefly discussed we’d create if all the elements allowed us to do so.”

What techniques did you use to create this image?

“We had this gorgeous late-afternoon light, along with a beautiful backdrop, which was the ocean breakwall in Noosa. The hardest part of capturing this image was that it’s from the groom’s perspective. In other words, I needed to have my camera at his eye level and be shooting from behind him.

Photography Credit: Ben Clark Photography

“The amount of editing required on this image was pretty intense as there were a lot of surfers and tourists in the back of the shot crawling over rocks and taking selfies, so I had to clean up the background and then look at skin tones.”

What was your most memorable part of the day with the couple?

“My most memorable part of the day was sharing lots of laughs with the bride and groom, walking along the boardwalk in Noosa, and taking in what was just the perfect day.”

Photography Credit: Amanda Crocetti, We Are Twine
How did you meet the couple? 

“Chloe contacted me after seeing my work on Facebook. Chloe and Greg are from Melbourne and were looking for a wedding photographer to capture their Mount Tamborine hinterland wedding.”

Why did you choose this photograph as your favourite?

“It not only captures how Chloe and Greg adore one another, but it also

represents part of their personality and love for the outdoors. I create this in my work [by] capturing beautiful images in beautiful places [that also] reflect the couple. I love epic landscapes that showcase a couple’s heartfelt affection towards one another.”

Was this image captured naturally or was it planned?

“Chloe, Greg and I met for a location meeting prior to the wedding day. When they requested they would love to trek down to Cedar Creek Falls, I was filled with excitement. On the day, Chloe, in bare feet, led the way down to the falls. Happy to wander around the rocks, the couple were so beautiful to photograph and stayed present with each other while we captured those romantic moments.”

What techniques did you use to create this image?

“I pride myself on using natural lighting in my work to create beautiful images. This image was captured in the late afternoon, and although the sun had already passed behind the mountains, the soft light that reflected off the falls produced a flattering effect. Focussing only on the couple, I shot with a wide lens and a high depth of field, and the scenery behind simply fell away. I love how the surroundings naturally frame Chloe and Greg, how the trees create leading lines, which draws your eye towards the centre, and how the greenery behind the couple makes them pop.”

What was your most memorable part of the day with the couple?

“My most memorable part of the day would have to be the ceremony, as well as the emotion from both Chloe and Greg.”

How did you meet the couple? Was this image captured naturally or was it planned?

“My wife and Ruth were actually best friends when I first met her, before she moved to London. Ruth was visiting Australia and we managed to catch up with her while she was here. [She was planning to get married in Italy and mentioned] that she had already booked a local Italian photographer. Out of curiosity, we did some quick figures and worked out it wasn’t going to be that much dearer to fly myself to Italy to shoot her wedding, compared to the cost of her Italian wedding photographer, so she cancelled her photographer and booked me in to shoot.”

Why did you choose this photograph as your favourite?

“I chose this image because it was the perfect way to end what was the perfect wedding. It was everything I had pictured the wedding to be.”

Was this image captured naturally or was it planned?

“There was plenty of planning that went into not just this image but the whole day. I had to plan where we were going to stop on the way back, while also making sure that we were going to be back to the villa for the sunset, which was going to be one of their most important shots of the day as [it was a] request from the bride and groom. They wanted that Italian sunset captured on their wedding day.”

What techniques did you use to create this image?

“The light that was hitting the hillside and the villa was truly [breathtaking]. The colours it was producing were amazing, and the way it lit up the 200-year-old olive trees surrounding the villa was something I will never forget. When shooting sunsets like this, I always like to bracket [take several shots of the same subject using different camera settings] so that I have a few options to edit with. There was a bit of a haze that basically covered the sky, which turned the

sunset into an amazing show of colours. I used Adobe Lightroom to do my basic edits, and the put the final touches on in Photoshop.”

What was your most memorable part of the day with the couple?

“Driving around the Tuscan hills for photos with the bride and groom – what more could you ask for being a wedding photographer?”

Photography Credit: Leigh Warner Weddings
How did you meet the couple? 

“This beautiful couple found us through our website. Danielle emailed to let us know that she want us to be a part of their day.”

Why did you choose this photograph as your favourite? 

“This is my favourite image because it has it all – a lovely couple stealing a kiss, subtle colour from a gorgeous sunset, beautiful reflections in the water, and contrast from the rocks.”

Was this image captured naturally or was it planned? 

“This shot happened very quickly and sporadically. As the sun started to set, I asked them if they would mind standing on the rocks. I quickly waded through ankle-high water and slippery rocks to [find] the perfect spot.”

What technique did you use to create this image?

“This was a result of perfect natural elements and lighting. Since the sun had just set, I raised the ISO to 1000 to grab as much light as I could and lowered the shutter speed to 1/100 to [allow in] even more light. I also opened the aperture and shot at f/5.6 to keep it sharp.”

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What was your most memorable part of the day with the couple?

“The most memorable part was how Mother Nature obviously showed up for this gorgeous couple. It had rained for eight days straight before the wedding, and two days after!”

Photography Credit: Stone and Wool Photography
How did you meet the couple?

“I was approached by the bride through social media. The previous photographer she had booked cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, with only six weeks’ notice. We were able to meet and lock in the details for the day.”

Why did you choose this photograph as your favourite? 

“I’ve photographed plenty of killer shoots in my time, but to me, this one demonstrates the true emotion and meaning of a wedding in its purest, most unconditional form. They are completely fixated with one another and have no care for anything else in the world. I remember the hairs on the back of my neck standing up at this moment.”

Was this image captured naturally or was it planned?

“Given that it was captured during the ceremony, this was a pure journalistic shot. I was able to read the emotion and connection between the couple, which allowed me to be in the best position to get great shots. I wanted only [the couple] in the image, and because of the position of the celebrant, this meant the best way to do this was

to get down low and shoot tight with a long, focal length. I remember holding [my] breath in anticipation to capture this moment.”

What techniques did you use to create this image? 

“Knowing your equipment, its capabilities, and how to use it is critical. Post-production, for me, is quite clean. My aim is to get the [initial] shot right and not rely too much on editing. I always wait a little before I start so that I can approach the images with a fresh mind and not have any preconceived ideas.”

What was the most memorable part of the day with the couple?

“While the reception and bridal shoot was a photographer’s dream, the ceremony blew me away. The nervous energy between the bride and groom was electric, and it only amplified once they saw each other.”

How did you meet the couple? 

“I met Colin and Jess through a family member who recommended they contact me after they asked her to be their celebrant. When I had the chance to meet them at the venue before the wedding, I just knew we were the perfect fit for each other. Our ideas were the same… we just got along really well.”

Why did you choose this photograph as your favourite? 

“It’s romantic and dusky because of the sun setting behind them. It’s warm and loving; you can see the love between the two. It’s the moment after the first kiss as husband and wife. You can’t pose or recreate this moment – it’s real.”

Was this image captured naturally or was it planned? 

“Colin and Jess wanted a laid-back theme to their photos. [They also wanted] candid and ‘special moment-type’ photos, [as well as] posed images. This is one of the [images] that I took just for the pure moment. This was taken just as the sun was setting, which is exactly what mood my couple [had] imagined.”

What techniques did you use to create this image? 

“I love capturing in-the-moment photos, because the couple never see themselves like that. The lighting on this day was perfect; it was
a late-afternoon sunset. I wanted this one to be a little dusky and have a little warmth, and I had a very small window of time to make it happen. I was actually in a half-kneeling and half-standing position as I took this. There aren’t [many] shots of this loving hug, so this is the only one of its kind.”

What was your most memorable part of the day with the couple?

“The most memorable part was their first looks. As Jess walked out the door and down the stairs, Colin’s face lit up and he smiled, and, as per her request, I quickly turned around and snapped his first glance.”

Photography Credit: Fiona K Photography