I’m Jay, and I love photographing unique weddings and love stories. Let me capture yours.

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How I can help make your day fun and stress-free

I believe that the best photos happen when you are relaxed and in the moment. My team and I will make your day fun and enjoyable, with no heavily “posed” images or forced smiles.

  • I will be the lead photographer at your wedding – no randoms showing up on your big day
  • No fixed hours – from getting ready until dancing at your reception
  • I accept a strict maximum of 40 weddings per year, so that I’m able to bring all of my creativity and energy to your day
  • Over 10 years of experience photographing cultural weddings – everything will be captured

“Everything was just easy and straight forward!”

Featured shoots

For over ten years, I have been lucky enough to photograph over 300 weddings from a huge range of cultural backgrounds. Here are a few of my latest.

What they’re saying

  • We asked Jay to be our wedding photographer because he was professional, took amazing photos and came across as such a friendly & easy-going guy. He made our day enjoyable and completely stress-free.

    Rubi and Feargal View gallery
  • Selecting Southern Light to photograph our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Jay was fantastic - he was professional, friendly and most of all extremely talented.

    Dayami and Michael View gallery
  • Thank you so much for the all the amazing photos! You were absolutely incredible. We're so glad we chose you as our photographer - so easy to work with and just no stress.

    Sim and DJ View Gallery

Advice for brides and grooms

A series of articles I’ve written which will hopefully help with your wedding planning journey.

Meet the bald guy…

Southern Light Photography is myself (Jay Valabjee) and my small team of photographers. With over 10 years of experience photographing over 300 weddings, we bring our unique style of wedding photography to document beautiful weddings of all cultures, all over Australia and the world.

Our goal is simple: to document the story of your wedding day through beautiful, natural, emotive photographs.