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Wedding couple cuddle at the National Arboretum in Canberra

Hey! I’m Stefan and I’m a wedding photographer.

I’m a bit different in the way I approach weddings and I’m certainly not for everybody.

I’ve got a few old school beliefs and other various reasons for how I do what I do and if they align with what your after from your photographer then maybe we’ll hit it off.

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 they client is alway 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.

I’m currently running a giveaway for weddings taking place near Queenstown NZ. Please check HERE to enter. The first of these giveaway weddings was won by Michelle + Roo and took place at NZ High Country wedding venue. You can see some of their images here

Beautiful New Zealand farm land wedding venue over looking Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown

Michelle & Roo’s NZ High Country wedding. Queenstown New Zealand.


Queenstown wedding give away #2 is done and dusted. You can check out Ash + Tim’s pics from their wedding at Thurlby Domain & Graze here:

bridal couple cuddle under and apple tree at Thurlby Domain wedding venue