We believe in getting to know you, so that we can capture images on your wedding day that matter.

Let’s get to know each other.

I’m Jay, and my small team and I have had the honour of photographing more than 300 weddings over the past 10 years.

We love getting to know each of our couples personally, understanding not only what they are planning for their wedding day, but who is important in their lives and what they love about each other. This enables us to creatively tell their story in a way that is unique to them.

My family is everything to me, and I love working with couples who also value family above all else.

I’ve love to meet you and find out more about what’s important to you on your wedding day – send me a message and I’ll be in touch.

Jay

— Jay

“Everything was just easy and straight forward!”

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Featured shoots

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

Raves from Google

    review rating 5  Jay was a fantastic wedding photographer who took care of everything. His team was extremely professional and very good at directing in order to get the best shots. Highly recommended.

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    7/04/2019

    review rating 5  Jay was a fantastic wedding photographer who took care of everything. His team was extremely professional and very good at directing in order to get the best shots. Highly recommended.

    thumb Karthik Ganesh
    7/04/2019

    review rating 5  Jay is a professional! He knows how to get the prefect shot and is so easy to work with. Make sure you see him first before you go anywhere else! Would highly recommend!

    thumb Manjits Events
    3/11/2019

    review rating 5  Very professional and easy to work with, I did not have to worry about a thing 🙂

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    3/04/2019

How it works

  • Initial Meeting

    We meet up in my comfy Cronulla studio (or chat over Skype) and discuss your plans. I also have beautiful wedding books, canvases and other ideas on display which I'll take you through.

  • 2 weeks before

    I give you a call and run through every last detail of your wedding so we're all clear. I'm very thorough with this as I want to make sure we don't miss a thing.

  • On the day

    We unobtrusively document all the moments of your day, and work hard to create images that are special and unique to you.

  • 4 weeks after - the premiere!

    This is the exciting part! You and your family are greeted in my studio with champagne and nibbles, enjoying your photos for the very first time on the big screen.

  • 6 weeks after: Your wedding book

    If you've selected a wedding book in your package, I send you an initial layout that beautifully tells the story of your day. You're then able to make as many changes as you like until it's perfect.

We’d love to meet you in the studio to chat more! Let’s catch up.

How many photographers will cover my wedding?

We have two photographers at every wedding. Typically one will go to the groom’s house before the ceremony and one will go to the bride’s to capture some natural moments and family photos at each home before leaving for the ceremony. The second photographer will stay until the end of your wedding ceremony, and the main photographer will continue on for the location shoot and reception.

How soon after the wedding will my photos by ready?

Your photos will be ready within four weeks of your wedding. You can access your photos via an easy-to-use password protected online gallery, which is perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Should I have an engagement session?

Most of our couples book an engagement session (aka pre-wedding shoot) with us. They are a fantastic way to get comfortable in front of the camera, get a hair and make-up trial, and get creative with your outfits and location choices.

Here are 9 Reasons to book an engagement session.

What is your photography style?

The best wedding photos are those that instantly take you back to your day and make you feel like you’re reliving it.

Our goal is to tell the story of your wedding. On the day we unobtrusively capture all the little moments and important rituals that create the story of your wedding day. There are parts of the day, such as during family photos and on location, where we use our experience and skill to put you in the best light and create beautiful, natural, and fun photographs that don’t feel forced or awkward.

Do you offer wedding albums?

Absolutely. We believe that a wedding book is an essential part of your wedding story. Every couple receives a book that is unique to them; after your wedding we work with you to create a beautifully designed and custom-made book (proudly made in Australia) that you will be excited to share with your family and friends.

Find out more about our wedding books.

Do you also offer videography / cinematography?

Yes we do. We have a long-standing partnership with a fantastic cinematography studio whose style is natural and unobtrusive just like ours. We’d love to put together a combined photography and video package to suit your requirements – discover more here.

Why are you guys different?

In more than 10 years of photographing over 300 weddings, we have seen weddings of all cultures (Aussie, Catholic, South Indian Hindu, North Indian Hindu, Fijian Hindu, Punjabi Sikh, Muslim, Jewish – you name it), so you can rest assured that we will not miss a moment. We are non-obtrusive on your big day – you won’t even notice we’re there. And you get your photos in 4 weeks while the excitement is high – guaranteed.

We also only accept up to 40 weddings per year, so we can bring all of our creativity and energy to your big day. This also allows to really get to you know so we can capture images that matter to you.

Our photographs are spontaneous, relaxed and natural – check out our blog for more.

How many photos will we receive?

While every wedding is different, you can expect to receive at least 800 images from your wedding. We can present your images on one of our signature USB drive, or via a digital download. We will also display your images on a private online gallery for easy sharing with your guests.

What kind of equipment do you use, and what happens if it breaks?

We use a wide range of lighting and photography equipment (Sony mirrorless bodies for you geeks out there), and bring second and third backups of everything so we can continue capturing your special moments without interruption.

Can we customise our wedding photography package?

Definitely! We offer a base price for our coverage, giving you the flexibility to add on options like engagement sessions, wedding books and prints so you get exactly what you want.

Can you help with our wedding day schedule?

Of course! We have photographed over 300 weddings so can definitely help you figure out how long you need for different parts of your wedding day. Check out our article on how to design your perfect wedding photography timeline.

How do we book you?

Most couples meet with us in our studio to chat more about their wedding day plans and to go through our wedding books, canvases and other ideas. We then build a quote together which they then accept online and pay a deposit to secure their dates.

For couples who are strapped for time, they can simply pay a deposit to secure their dates, and we can meet at a later time to work out the details of their wedding photography package.

We also love to chat to our interstate and international couples via Zoom or Skype!

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