Here's my latest bit of family photojournalism. I don't even know if it's a thing - family photojournalism. I Googled "Family Photojournalism Perth" really quickly and nothing came up. But this is what happens, when instead of posing people, you focus on storytelling and catching moments. Predictable family photos versus meaningful and multi-layered images.Read More
I knew I'll have great wedding photos because their couple session was amazing. I am not disappointed. We chased light, played with shadows and climbed things :) There's many more images I'd like to put in here but I can't. The post would be just too big. Look me up on Instagram, I'll be posting there.Read More
Imagine picking all the best ideas from all the weddings you have seen. Imagine writing it down on a piece of paper and making it happen.Read More
I'm really excited to to blog this wedding. A few things came together to create this super cool mix of photos. Sarah and Rich just being themselves, dramatic skies over Jarrahdale, beautiful light and stunning grounds of Millbrook Winery.Read More
Pre-wedding couple session in City Beach
On their very first date, and it was a double date, they were showing the other couple how to kiss properly. That kiss must have involved some sort of internal fireworks and started a chain reaction. They are getting married soon :) Here's their pre-wedding couple session in City Beach.Read More
They have met only a few months ago. And these few months was clearly enough. I guess sometimes you just know. Which is a little funny as we've met only 3 days before the wedding. They make decisions fast :)Read More
Laugh, love and dance like nobody's watching...
No words today, just photos :)Read More
It's not about epiphanies or startling realisations happening mid shot. It's more about quiet and growing appreciation. It's about the "warm and comfy feeling inside" when holding hands. It's about sharing moments when nothing happens but everything is clear.Read More
Somewhere between heart-aches and waiting
comes the chance to be found by
someone who can show you that you are not just an option
but the only choice.Read More
City Beach engagement session with Sarah and Rich
It's hard to imagine by looking at these pictures it's winter time in Perth. But it is :) Today, it actually feels very wintery with all that rain and wind. I'm very happy we had this beautiful weather 2 weeks ago for Sarah and Rich's engagement/pre-wedding session. City Beach has undergone development recently and I photographed an awesome wedding there before. I didn't feel like I've exhausted the "visual potential" however.Read More
SK and Eric wanted simple yet memorable wedding and they wanted to have fun exploring Perth. And awesome wedding photos to prove it of course. I seldom have so much time with the couples on the wedding day. The plan was to start at Sittella Winery and make our way down to Fremantle stopping along the way. Timing and travel was important as well as finding places with best light. It took me two days to scout the spots I wanted to include and make sure we get to Fremantle for the sunset.Read More
The images below tell Clare and Stew's weddingstory. A visual narrative of the short, special moments that made this day what it was. And there was a lot of them.
Stew and Clare seem to have one of those rare bonds. It was clear from the way they were dancing and having fun together. Everyone needs someone they can be silly with from time to time. I really enjoyed watching them busting moves together during the reception.Read More
When two adventurous and strong willed people get married, they do things their own way. The wedding venue is the cool and quirky Moore and Moore in Fremantle. The ceremony happens inside and they decide to do "First Look" just before. It's usually very charged and short but this was not the case with Claire and Aidan.Read More
Caroline and Tris at Lamont's Bishops House. Definitely one of my favourite venues in Perth. There's something about the contrast of old and new in this part of Perth. Plus the food is awesome.Read More
"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon.
Life happens to us every day but sometimes we are to busy to notice or appreciate it. One week changes into another and suddenly it's 5 years later. Everything is same yet different. One day Jake and Max will be looking at these photographs with smiles on their faces, wandering at how young their parents looked. And maybe remembering a long forgotten toy or the blue fence.Read More
When Sally saw her sister's Perth pre-wedding session, she wanted one too. I wish I could say she and Andrew came all the way to WA just to jump in front of my camera... but it would be a lie :) Sally's sister surprise Rottnest Island elopement was the true reason. The session was just a cherry on top of that cake :)Read More
Weddings are great when it comes to story-telling but pre-wedding shoots allow for bigger emotional depth. In general.
Because at the end of the day it's not about the "poses". It's about the impact, it's about how the images makes you feel.Read More
I can now why there are photographers out there shooting only elopements. From start to finish it feels like a great, fun adventure. Rottnest Island is a beautiful place to get married. There are so many little secret beaches and bays along the coast line. So many visually stunning locations. So many spots where you just want to get lost and explore.Read More
Here's another awesome couple from Singapore visiting Perth. Jesper is a cadet pilot so when Joelle approached me to organize a cool couple session, I got a little excited. Photography is just like everything else, the more you put into it, the more you get out. I wanted this couple shoot to be unique, have the "Australian" feel to it and include the story. Airport and planes was the first and obvious idea but it proved a little difficult to pull off. In the end a bit of luck, daring and goodwill of strangers made it possible for us to spend some time at the Jandakot Airport.Read More
The one thing about getting married at a wedding venue is you have to finish quite early. 11 pm seems to be standard. This is why I like backyards weddings so much. You can party all you want, however long you want.Read More