Browsing through real wedding photos would have to be one of our favourite pastimes! There’s just something about experiencing the joy of a wedding through the lens of a camera, as stories are told and emotions are evoked through beautiful imagery.
The role of a wedding photographer is a huge one, with couples trusting them to capture the most important day of their lives in perfect detail. We are continuously blown away by the industry talent we have here in Australia, and photography is no exception – we really do have some of the world’s best vendors right here on home soil!
From romantic fine-art photography to moody, documentary-style snaps, keep reading for 12 of our favourite Aussie wedding photographers to start following and an insight into their incredible work.
With a uniquely raw and journalistic style of wedding photography, Cassandra Ladru’s portfolio is filled with intimate snaps and beautiful details.
Possessing a background in fashion and lifestyle photography, her images feature gorgeous bridal silhouettes, stunning landscapes and moody black and white captures that exude style and romance.
Focusing on real emotion and heartfelt moments, you can see more of Cassandra’s work through her social feeds and website portfolio below!
Erin and Tara
Melbourne-based team Erin and Tara are known Australia-wide for their modern, expressive and soul-filled photography, with the duo having an innate ability to capture wedding details in an honest and authentic way.
From candid and personal snaps filled with emotion to artistic close-up captures of tablescapes and blooms, we love the way Erin and Tara tell stories through their work.
For brides-to-be seeking creative inspiration for their special day, be sure to jump over to Erin and Tara’s website portfolio to see their unique photographic skills in action – their real weddings are filled with impeccable styling and stunning images!
Figtree Wedding Photography
Dreamy captures drenched in natural light and vibrant colour is what you’ll find from the talented team at Figtree Wedding Photography, shooting weddings on the beautiful Tweed Coast.
Their photography style is natural, relaxed and filled with joyful moments – and it only takes a quick peek through their glowing testimonials to see that their couples feel the same way.
Working at some of the most beautiful locations we’ve ever laid eyes upon, head over to the Figtree social feeds below for a taste of their incredible work.
Describing his approach to photography as honest and down-to-earth, we’ve been following the work of uber-talented Jason Corroto for a while now and have yet to be disappointed!
Based in Sydney and specialising in effortless, candid captures that tell a story from beginning to end, we love the documentary style nature of Jason’s imagery.
Drawing inspiration from the atmosphere, environment and surroundings of each celebration, his portfolio also features some epic natural backdrops and scenic shots that never fail to take our breath away.
“Capturing love and light” is a pretty perfect way to sum up the work of Sunshine-Coast based Mallory Sparkles, with a portfolio featuring soft pastel tones and radiant snaps that can’t help but make you smile!
Natural laughter and genuine emotion are a key element to Mallory’s work, with her ability to capture unexpected moments and everlasting memories.
For coastal couples planning a seaside celebration, Mallory’s social feeds are also filled with gorgeous beach weddings and barefoot brides – all shot in exquisite, colourful detail.
Heart and Colour
Gold Coast-based Heart and Colour are known for capturing couples in their realest moments. Documentary-style photography is what these guys do best, with raw, authentic emotion resonating throughout their images.
From engagement shoots to elopements and destination weddings, the Heart and Colour portfolio is a diverse collection of incredible celebrations from across the globe. We are constantly pausing our Instagram mid-scroll to check out their latest work – you can follow along with their photography journey using the links below!
Ben Yew Photography
We can’t go past the romance of fine-art photography, and Perth-based Ben Yew would have to be one of our favourites!
With elegant images featuring soft colour palettes and dreamy details, the Ben Yew social feeds have become one of our go-to resources for photographic inspiration.
Destination brides; take note, because Ben also travels worldwide with his signature fine-art style capturing weddings from Europe to New Zealand and the USA.
Lucas and Co Photography
“Capture the day as it happens” is the simple mission of East Coast-based Lucas and Co Photography, and it’s a mindset that shines through in their natural, passion-fuelled images.
With moody, emotive shots that focus on the special moments shared between each couple, it’s easy to get lost within the Lucas and Co portfolio. We especially love their intimate close-ups, capturing pure wedding day happiness and tender romance.
Caroline Sada Weddings
Caroline Sada describes her photography style as a mix of documentary and fine art, and in our opinion it’s a balance that works perfectly!
Caroline’s unique style is one that truly captures the essence of each wedding celebration – with love, laughter and genuine happiness shining through in her images.
Her shots are earthy and striking, with moody undertones that catch your eye immediately. From incredible landscapes to candid behind-the-scenes snaps, her portfolio is filled with natural moments, organic details and gorgeous black and white vignettes.
It’s obvious that Melbourne-based Daniel Milligan is a wedding photographer driven by creativity and authenticity, and this is what makes his images so spectacular.
Take some time to browse through Daniel’s portfolio and you’ll quickly understand why he describes his role as a ‘wedding storyteller’ – each day so beautifully documented with his signature photography style.
Capturing moments filled with bold colours and rich details, his light-filled images really are works of art in their own right.
Byron Loves Fawn
Fine-art film photographers Byron Loves Fawn have an instantly recognisable style, with a portfolio filled with dreamy light, pastel undertones and feminine influences.
From elegant portrait shots to delicate details, we love the unique aesthetic of this husband and wife team. Based in beautiful Byron Bay, their talented crew are also available to travel worldwide for elopements and destination weddings.
Folk and Follow
We always look forward to seeing the latest snaps from Sydney-based photographers Folk and Follow, with their knack for natural storytelling captivating us throughout their work.
Perfectly capturing those sweet, intimate glimpses between their couples along with killer dance floor snaps and bridal party shots with a difference, Folk and Follow’s portfolio is one that radiates pure joy and happiness.
More photography goodness can be found through their jam-packed website blog, filled with real weddings, industry interviews and bridal inspiration.
Our Top Tips for Choosing your Wedding Photographer!
Choosing your wedding photographer will likely be one of the most important decisions you make in the lead-up to your day. Here are a few of our top tips to keep in mind!
- Great wedding photographers do book out quickly, so if you have your heart set on a particular vendor then we recommend locking them in ASAP. Your photographer should actually be one of the first suppliers you organise for your day – you can refer to our 12-month wedding planning timeline or task management platform to stay on track.
- It’s important to choose a wedding photographer whose style reflects your vision for the day. Some photographers specialise in staged and stylised shots while others have a more candid approach. You can use our checklist of questions to ask your wedding photographer to help you find the perfect fit!
- Open communication with your photographer is crucial. If there are any specific shots or moments you want to be captured on the day, make sure you provide your photographer with a detailed shot-list so that everybody is on the same page.
We have SO much respect for wedding photographers and the incredible work that they do to ensure your day is captured authentically from beginning to end. From lugging heavy camera bags around without complaint to scouting the perfect photo locations and pouring their heart and soul into their work, a great photographer is truly worth their weight in gold.
So if you’re seeking the perfect wedding photographer for your upcoming celebrations or simply want to browse through some breathtaking imagery, take a peek through the 12 talented Australian vendors above for some creative inspiration to get you started.
Have we missed somebody? If you know of a talented Australian wedding photographer that you think we should check out, let us know via the WedSites Instagram page so we can keep sharing the love!