Candid Wedding Photography – Sydney
Hi, I’m Jay. I’m a Sydney based photographer specialising in contemporary, candid wedding photography. My style is also called a photojournalistic or documentary wedding photography, because what I wish to achieve is to capture your wedding as it happens and try to interfere as little as possible. I will be around the entire day, quietly observing and documenting your day how I see it. I don’t intend to stage it for you or fake poses and expressions for the camera, just capture it naturally and beautifully.
Candid wedding photography is a great way to document what may well be the most important day of your life. Catching all these little moments which make this day uniquely yours.
I am also a portrait photographer, so don’t worry, I will create beautiful traditional portraits that will be proudly hanging on your parents and grandparents walls.
There will be no jumping, no fake smiles or forced kisses. l will give you directions, and will help you relax and be yourself in front of the camera, but the day is yours and I’m just there to capture it for you.
More about me and my style in the about page.
I keep my prices as simple as possible. A full day coverage by myself and an assistant is $3400 incl. Gst. We have packages that may better suit your needs, which include albums, prints, or an engagement photo shoot. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and our wedding packages.
Black and White Wedding Photography
I love black and white images. I think that they still have a place in modern wedding photography. When I strip the image of all the color and glitter, I show the essence of the moment, the raw emotions without unnecessary distractions. Black and white photography lends itself very well to wedding photography because there aren’t many events more emotional.
There are still images that require colour. Details, flowers, settings, the dress, the shoes. I will process images in colour when I think the colour plays a vital role in the photograph. All my candid wedding photographs are captured in colour, and then processed into a black and white image. Talk to me during our initial consultation to determine how much of the photography coverage you’d like in colour and how much in black and white.
Traditional Wedding Photography
As a candid wedding photographer I will try to capture moments while being unnoticed, but there are also times where traditional portrait posing still has its place. Candid wedding photography has only been around for just one generation. Wedding pictures taken before that were usually heavily posed and staged. If you want to make your parents or grandparents happy, take a couple of portraits where both you and your partner smile and look straight into the camera. I will be more than happy to capture these posed wedding photographs for you and chances are that these will be the images your grandparents will have hanging on their walls.