As flowers begin to open for full bloom against the Spring sun, and the weather makes its shift towards the infamous Aussie bliss, brides and grooms-to-be are also gearing up to make the big walk down the aisle. Now, with more than 116,000 ceremonies taking place across the country each year, finding a unique angle is becoming more of a challenge.
No matter how you choose to angle the lens and work the magic of the camera, creating inspiring photography is tricky business. Most of the time, it’s easier to leave it to the professionals, allowing them to capture the little things we might end up missing along the way—it’s those hidden moments that make timeless memories.
So, we’ve had a bit of a dabble across our Instagram feed to check out three talented photographers in Australia that are snapping stunning, heart-warming wedding shots.
Creating “Photography is a way of life”
Based in Newcastle’s Hunter Valley, James Bennett prides himself on being a wedding photographer with “high standards”. Approaching his line of work with strong commitment and a heart full of passion, Bennett aims to spend his days collecting inspiration that allows him to create his unique pieces.
His snaps could be described as a combination of rustic charm and an embrace on the Australian surrounds, with many of his images incorporating the natural beauty of the land. Simple, yet elegant, Bennett continues to weave his way across Sydney and beyond, ultimately setting the benchmark in the industry.
BYRON LOVES FAWN
“Film challenges and inspires us as artists…it slows us down and forces us to live in the moment”
Joining forces as a husband-wife duo from Byron Bay, Byron Loves Fawn focuses their work on a creative mix of digital and film mediums. With the rising trend of eclectic, individual art forms, these guys are making waves in the industry. After eight years of snapping up treasurable moments, the pair say their “hearts have never been more full and complete” …and it shows; their work is a perfect sbalance of eccentricity and ambience.
Stating their attention is pointed towards photographing natural beauty and collecting “fleeting moments”, Byron Loves Fawn offers up their talents in the form of purposeful art, which is more than evident in their shots—check out the stunning snaps from Katie and Chris’ wedding.
“Photography is an art of observation”
Titling herself as a “travel junkie”, Zoe Morley’s obsession with taking on adventures has helped her channel her passion into photojournalistic, wedding photography. With a keen focus on keeping the natural side of a ceremony close at hand, Morley takes on each project with the attitude of capturing subjects who are “having fun, feeling relaxed and enjoying [the] day”.
With an impressive portfolio at hand, Morley’s appealing skillset shines through her shots, omitting the raw, emotive edge that creates truly unique moments. Backed by environments that draw on their earthy surrounds, her pieces are a reminder that natural still means powerful.