I get asked all the time why I chose Wedding Photography and the answer is partly selfish but nonetheless genuine. The main reason is to help people be themselves with my photography skills and knowledge of Weddings. When I got engaged I realised just how generic & cookie cutter most weddings are. Most people just stick with the Wedding traditions because they think they have to. I wanted to come in and empower people to be themselves and spend their Wedding Day doing things they love and that bring them joy. The other reason why I started is because I love being around people in love. I get such a kick out of seeing people genuinely in love and documenting that is such a joy. For me life is all about surrounding yourself with like minded people.
I know that sounds a little bit forward when we haven't even met yet, but trust me we will work so much better together if we get along as friends.
Not convinced? Let's try this. Think back to all of the amazing photos you’ve had taken in your life. Think about who took them. Let me guess — it was your partner, your best friend or maybe even yourself. That’s because you feel super comfortable in front of your close friends and that always makes for the best photos. So if we can be relaxed and candid in front of each other then I guarantee we are going to create some incredible images.
After dating for nearly 4 years, I got married to my beautiful wife Emily in April 2022. After planning the whole wedding ourselves, I fell in love with the art of planning and just how creative it can be. Yes, it can be expensive and time consuming but once you know the tricks of the trade it is so much fun. Having been through it myself I just love how I am able to help other couples just like myself navigate through this stage and pull off the Wedding of their dreams.
I am one of those people who would much rather be out in nature exploring than in the big city. I think this is something I have come to as I get older but being in the Blue Mountains is something truly special and exploring these great landscapes is a great hobby!
Yes I am crazy person who enjoys running. I'm not sure what it is about running that I enjoy but all my fellow runners out there will know exactly how I feel. I am a regular at Parkrun every Saturday morning as well as training for Half Marathons every once in a while.
I love the Great Outdoors and always enjoy a nice long hike. Recently my wife and I have also gotten into camping as a way to get off the grid for longer periods at a time. Life can be crazy sometimes so getting away from technology and the internet is always the best!
I do not want to understate just how much I love coffee. Some people call me a snob for it but I would say I just know what I like. You will often catch me working at a Cafe with a nice Espresso or Filter Coffee. Plus when I am on the road I always have my trusty Aeropress.
One thing that weird's a lot of people out about me is that I don't really watch Movies or TV Shows. I would much rather sit down and listen to a full album from start to finish than put on a sit-com. I am a real Hip-Hop head so you will always find me listening to records on repeat.
Wedding Planning can be a lonely place. Before me, none of my friends had ever been married before, my parents were married 20 years ago and now divorced and my fiancé and I had no idea what to do. Hiring a Wedding Planner or coordinator was way out of our budget so we just had to wing it. We made it work but I wish I knew back then all of the things I knew now from both attending so many wedding and planning our own.
I want to share my secrets with you and help you plan the Wedding of your dreams. If we work together I will be in your corner every step of the Wedding Planning journey to help where I can and at least hype you up where I can't. Wedding Photography is way more than just what I can capture for you on the Wedding Day. It's months of planning and understanding each other so we can create magic in a split second.
"Mike is amazing!! We had Mike photograph our Wedding and we could not fault him in the slightest. He is so friendly and easy to get along with and our photos are truly perfect! Very highly recommend!"
"There aren't words to describe how incredible Mike has been. Not only is his work absolutely stunning, but he's also so invested in our vision, our day and us as a couple. He makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and so perfectly captures those special emotions"
"Mike is so easy to work with and talks you through the whole process. Also a great choice if you or your partner are a little uncomfortable around the camera or showing affection in front of others!"
"Mike was organised, skilled, and great at communicating and working with our needs and ideas for the day. Friends and family at our Wedding were impressed with Mike's skill in being present during the Ceremony and Reception!"
"Mike is an absolute pleasure to work with. He always responded to questions and emails swiftly and my husband and I are super happy with the photos. He was able to give us directions without being bossy and worked seamlessly with our Videographers.
"Mike was so helpful leading up to the day, was always available for questions and very flexible! We also loved all the extra special things like the surprise polaroids he gave us and how fast he was at getting the photos back to us"
"Mike is a professional, kind and gentle guy who captured all of the important moments and happy atmosphere of the day. We have many great photos and memories to look back on. Highly recommend!"
"Mike was really open to doing whatever we wanted and also flexible about the style of photos. On the day, he was extremely kind and professional and made us feel comfortable when we were posing for photos."