Principal Photographer - Mark
I am passionate about photography and have been since I was a child. I have always loved taking family photos and doing my own developing and enlarging back in the days of film.
Involvement in the Camera Club movement helped me to improve my skills and to have fun earning awards each year. I found photography a great way to express my vision and view of the world. As a teacher at Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts I became involved in documenting their performances in dance, music and drama.
In 1998 I started teaching photography at high school level to years 11 and 12. It was great to see the artistic efforts of my students and they always surprised me with their creativity.
In 2000 I was asked to photograph a colleague’s wedding. I was nervous at first but really enjoyed the experience and the couple were thrilled the results. Gradually I started to do more weddings. I also continued to do dance photography, Little Athletics and continued to teach photography at school. In 2015 I am still teaching photography to year 12 students on the south coast.
Since starting I have photographed more than 150 weddings. I always enjoy the challenge of capturing special moments for the young couples. What I enjoy most is seeing their reaction when they first see their wedding photos after the event. I have learnt to capture moments that are often very fleeting but embody the real emotions of the day. Posed photos are sometimes necessary but the real photos that I enjoy most are the un-posed true moments that can never be repeated or staged.
I have also learnt to be very unobtrusive during the day and people have often commented on how well I blend into their wedding. I want the photo-shoots to fun, relaxed and as stress-free as possible.
Weddings are a wonderful way for me to provide really meaningful images that are full of emotion and drama. I enjoy what I do and hope that my photos show this in every way.
Assistant Photographer - Emily
Emily is an amazing photographer who also specialises in video. An Art major at high school Emily always adds that artistic sparkle to any wedding.
She will also make you feel completely at ease during the wedding day with her relaxed and friendly style.