Hey! I’m Stefan and I’m a wedding photographer but not like you imagine.
I’m a bit different in the way I approach weddings and I’m certainly not for everybody. Here’s what a couple of my brides have said about me lately.
Ash + Tim - Thulby Domain, Queenstown NZ
To sum Stefan up in one word it would be “Incredible”. The thought of getting a photographer for our wedding was quiet daunting as we both are not a fan of fake smiles or awkward posing. Tim and I cannot take ourselves seriously. We wanted someone who took photos of the moment and capture everything we would have missed or forgotten about, that’s exactly what Stefan did. I was blown away when Stefan gave us the wedding photos, he capture moments that happened that I didn’t even know he was there taking photos. We are blown away by his talent and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.
Michelle + Roo - NZ High Country, Queenstown NZ
Stefan was relaxed and so easy to have around, half the time we didn't even know he was there. I was after lots of candid shots that tell a story and show what was happening, as much as who was in the photo and I am so happy with what we received… From myself and the girls getting made up to the traditional family pics (with our non-traditional families) through to special moments captured during our speeches and hilarious d-floor action! Our wedding party and bride and groom shots were fun and fast and had us back to our guests in no time (which is what we wanted)... And they look stunning - if I do say so myself. Our friends and families have been blown away when they have looked at our photos and so have we! I would recommend Stefan in a heartbeat.
I believe in honest documentary of weddings through capturing candid, unforced moments. Wordy little sentence isn’t it but basically I don’t want to get involve and influence what happens during your wedding as I want you to remember real moments when you view your images.
I f*&king love the printed image and I get that albums are expensive and digital has made us feel like we don’t need them but you know what, hard drives die and USB sticks are small and easy to loose and that scares the shit out of me. AND I’m pretty sure you’ll love your album when you see it so therefore I include a custom fine art album with all of my weddings for no additional charge. Because lets face it, when I got married I didn’t think I needed one either. And I’m a photographer!!
I strive to make images that are important to you and honestly tell the story of your day. I’m not going to tell you how to roll or what we can and can’t do. I’ve worked as a photographer long enough to know that the client is always right and capturing your vision is what I’m there for, its all artist integrity bullshit aside with me and I’ll shoot family photos for your gran all afternoon if that’s what you want. And another thing that I should probably mention here, I’m right into beautiful portraits, after all if you print any of your wedding images (other than the family ones for gran) it will probably be a portrait of the two of you right. BUT, do we really need to spend 2+ hours away from your party? I think not, 30min in a beautiful spot is more than enough time to make some gold. I’m keen to get these done quickly and get a drink in your hand ASAP. If your all about portraits in 10 different locations and making sure your poses are spot on so you can out do all your friends you’ve come to the wrong dude. Real, relaxed moments is what I’m all about here.
I’m available to cover weddings all over Australia and New Zealand. I’m calling Melbourne home and Queenstown a holiday home so no travel fee’s to that part of NZ. So if your in the hunt for a Melbourne wedding photographer or Queenstown wedding photographer please consider getting in touch if my work speaks to you.