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. I want you to think back to all of the amazing photos you’ve had taken in your life. Now 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.
Yes I am one of those crazy people 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 running the occasional Half Marathon.
I love the Great Outdoors and always enjoy a nice long hike. Living so close to the Blue Mountains I never have a shortage of options when it comes to new hiking trails. 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. On any given day you will find me drinking between 3-4 cups of the sweet nectar. My go to brewing method is the Aeropress however I do love an espresso when it's done right! Not only do I love coffee but I also work part-time in a Coffee Shop through the week which is a tricky business for an addict like myself.
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, digesting lyrics and painting stories in my mind.
Reading is another favourite pastime of mine although I've never read a fiction book. It's strictly non-fiction for me. Personal Development, Psychology, Business, Auto-Biographical, Religion. I still believe that my Audible subscription is one of the best purchases I ever made.
After dating for nearly 4 years, I got married to my beautiful wife Emily on the 23rd of 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 get asked all the time why I chose Wedding Photography and the answer is partly selfish but nonetheless genuine. The first reason and the main driver behind why I started creating Wedding Photography is because I love seeing people in love. I get such a kick out of being around people in love and documenting that is such a joy for me. The other reason I started this was because I knew there was a chance for me to help people with my photographic skills and knowledge of weddings. When I got engaged and started looking for my own Wedding Photographer I realised just how inaccessible Wedding Photography is for younger couples or anyone on a budget. I just wanted to bridge that gap and provide a super high quality service without all the fluff and inflated prices that you see going around.
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 made the wedding so easy and care free including the lead up to the big day. He is so friendly and easy to get along with and our photos are truly perfect! Very highly recommend!"
"We hired Mike for our engagement and wedding photography last year, and we're so glad we did! 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, whilst also never dominating, he just slipped right in. We keep looking back on our photos and are so happy with how they turned out. Would highly recommend to anyone to hire Mike for your next photo needs!"
"Mike did our engagement photos, as well as our wedding photos and we love them! We can’t wait to hang them around our house. 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. Highly recommended!"
"Mike took my engagement photos back in 2021 and wedding photos in 2022! He 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. Would definitely recommend him!"
"If we could give more stars we would! Mike photographed our proposal and did our engagement photos, and he's going to be photographing our wedding in October. 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. We cannot recommend Mike highly enough. He makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and so perfectly captures those special emotions/moments. Thanks for everything Mike!"
"Mike was so helpful leading up to the day, was always available for questions and very flexible! On the actual day we were blown away, both literally from the wind and by all Mike’s energy especially considering how wet and windy it was! Despite all the rain the photos have turned out beyond what we hoped and we’re so thrilled by how he captured the joy and energy of the day. We also loved all the extra special things like the surprise polaroids of the day he gave us and how fast he was at getting the photos back to us, and looking through them has brought back wonderful memories of a great day."
"Mike was our Wedding Photographer and did an absolutely amazing job! He is a professional, kind and gentle guy who captured all of the important moments and happy atmosphere of the day. He was very generous with his time and had a very competitive price compared to some other quotes we got. We have many great photos and memories to look back on. His thoughtfulness in the little things such as bonus polaroid's from the day really made a big difference. Highly recommend!"
"Mike photographed our Engagement and Wedding and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. He 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. We received our photos super quickly and we absolutely loved the finished product! We were so happy with and proud of them that we used them as presents for friends and family who raved about the quality as well. We would recommend him to anyone!"
"Reliable photographer. Had Mike, as he was local to the Blue Mountains (where I got engaged). Great skills. Reasonably priced. No issues. Photography can be a tough industry to be trusted for precious moments. Mike didn't let me down. He will only get better and I'm happy to have gone with him for my engagement moment."
"Mike did our engagement photos and we absolutely loved it ! He was so generous and flexible, the photos looked so natural and greatly captured the essence of our beach themed photo shoot and loud laughters. Very positive experience with him ! Will be working with him in future projects"
Tune in every Friday to her me and my Wife Emily talk all about Wedding Planning! We give away heaps of tips and tricks as well as answering all your questions we received during the week!