Sydney Wedding Photographers
We are two professional Sydney wedding photographers. Our personalities are different and so is our approach to photography. You can benefit by getting the best of both worlds.
Be our wedding couple
Even the best wedding photographers need one thing - a wedding couple in love. I didn't read that anywhere, I just think that love is the most important ingredient of getting ready for your wedding. No matter what camera is pointing at you on your wedding day, true love will make you love your wedding photos.
I shouldn’t probably say this but - even though photographers can do a lot with photos, you have the main power to make your photos magical.
A simple example of this magic is a little printed photograph framed on Rochelle’s desk. It is a photo of me and her on our first date. That photo is taken from a weird angle and doesn’t follow all rules of good photography. But it captures love. You can see it. Love makes magical photos. We (photographers) are just helpers of love. That's my philosophy... Do you want to be our wedding couple?
Who are we?
We are Jan & Rochelle and you'll have both of us at your wedding. Our photography styles are determined by our personalities. Our strengths and characteristics are described in more detail on our about us page.
We provide a mixture of Jan's authentic candid photographs and Rochelle's fun and traditional photos with guidance where needed.
How do we help before the wedding day?
Planning your wedding day looks hard. Especially if you are doing it for the first time in your life. No, we are not wedding planners, but we help our clients with:
Your chance to become comfortable with your wedding photographers before your wedding day.
Wedding photography time schedule
So many things on your wedding day need to be coordinated properly and it can be overwhelming. In the following table are usual photography requests for different stages of your wedding day.
During our pre-wedding consultation, we are looking at your day with you and go through the timesheet of your day with the goal to ensure the best photography outcome for you. Don't worry if you don't know where to start - we do.
If you are planning a small wedding or elopement, check this page.
Wedding tips & photography tricks
We'll talk with you before your wedding about your worries, questions or insecurities and offer our advice based on our experience. Your wedding will not be our first one and you may find our advice valuable.
When it comes to photography tricks - the majority of the wedding photos we take are captured in a documentary way without interrupting the natural flow of what is happening. However, you may appreciate help or expert advice which will affect how you will look in your photos. Some people who are not familiar with being in front of the camera may feel anxious or nervous. Do you need some help with posing? That's all part of our job to make you look your best and feel comfortable.
What do we do on your wedding day?
Getting ready photos
Groom getting ready
We usually spend up to 1.5 hours with the groom, groomsmen and family.
How should the groom & groomsmen be prepared for the getting ready photo shoot?
By the time we arrive, guys should have on:
The vest, cufflinks and accessories can be done on camera. The family should also be dressed and ready by the time we arrive.
|Groom getting ready - 1.5 Hour Coverage Example|
|Getting dressed||15 minutes|
|Detail photos with the groom||15 minutes|
|Parents & buttonhole||15 minutes|
|Groom portraits||10 minutes|
|Groomsmen portraits||10 minutes|
|Groom and groomsmen group photos||10 minutes|
|Groom with family||15 minutes|
Bride getting ready
We typically spend up to 2 hours of photography time with the bride, bridesmaids and family.
How should the bride & bridesmaids be prepared for getting ready photo shoot?
By the time we arrive, girls should have:
- hair & makeup completely done
- robes or dress on
- bride's family ready for family portraits or dress reveal (with parents, grandparents and/or bridesmaids).
Hair & makeup
We usually don’t photograph hair and makeup being done. If these shots are important to you, we can document this part for you as well or perhaps take a few photos of final touch-ups however we found that photos of makeup being done are not the most effective use of the photographer's time.
Getting ready detail shots
We prefer to take getting ready detail shots with "soul " which means our detailed shots of the dress, shoes, jewellery, veil and bouquet include the bride in those photos - where possible.
Bridal Boudoir Photography
Please note, that we are family-friendly photographers and do not photograph nudity. We can however photograph the bride in her bridal lingerie, veil and garter in an elegant and respectful way. Available on request. Allow 15-30 minutes.
|Bride getting ready - 2 Hour Coverage Example|
|Dressed in robes||15 minutes|
|Bridal boudair photos||15 minutes|
|Getting ready||15 minutes|
|Bride & details||15 minutes|
|Father-daughter or mother/daughter dress reveal||15 minutes|
|Grandparents or bridesmaid dress reveal||15 minutes|
|Bride & bridesmaid portraits||15 minutes|
|Bride with family photos||15 minutes|
Getting ready FAQ
A typical wedding ceremony takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
This is where it comes in handy to have two photographers documenting your wedding the most. We usually start photographing at the wedding ceremony location 15-20 minutes before the actual ceremony starts.
One of us is staying with the groom, the other photographer is waiting for the bride's arrival.
After the start of the ceremony, we capture the most expected ceremony moments from two different angles with four different lenses giving you more variety in the photos.
The most important ceremony photos usually are:
- the bride walking down the aisle
- wedding vows
- wedding ring exchange
- your first kiss
Straight after the wedding ceremony, everyone hugs and congratulates the newlyweds. This is a good opportunity to organise a large group shot and most importantly family & friends group shots with the bride & groom.
Bridal shoot photography
Bridal shoot FAQ
Wedding reception photography
Wedding reception photography for us usually starts 15 minutes before the entrance of newlyweds. At this time, we capture photos of the venue, the setting of the tables and detail shots - such as flower decorations, wedding cake (if already available) etc.
The reception photography plan depends on the individual needs of each wedding couple. Every reception can be a little bit different but these are the most usual photography expectations:
- Bride and groom entrance
- Photos of the reception venue, wedding cake, and wedding decorations.
- Photography of wedding speeches.
- First dance photography
- Cake cutting photography
- Bouquet toss photos
- Garter photography
- Dance floor photos
- Bride and groom leaving the venue
Why should I hire you?
The simple answer is: If you like our photography, then you should hire us. We love to work with people, who love the type of photography we are doing. We believe that this is the only right reason, why you should hire your photographer. Other reasons for hiring a photographer can lead to misunderstandings, tension or disappointment from the results of the shoot.
There are other reasons which could make us your favourite Sydney wedding photographer. Maybe you want more from your wedding photographer than just digital files on USB.
What is more than USB in today's digital world? A great thick wedding album - a beautiful photo book created with you, for you by us. Or wall art for your home - a piece of art you will have to find a prominent space for on your wall.
Destination wedding photography
If you are planning your wedding far from Sydney, we could still help you. We love travelling.
What will you be left with after your wedding?
We are photographers who decided to provide more than just pixels on a computer screen to our couples. Our main focus is to give you a physical product as a lifetime reminder of your wedding day. Our high-quality wall art is designed to last a lifetime.
Wedding photography pricing
On our wedding photography pricing page, you will find details and coverage inclusions you may need for comparing us with your other options. My advice is: always make sure that you are comparing apples with apples.
A price is just a number that is useless without details. So pay attention to the details if you are looking for value.
Our testimonials & reviews
If we will write that we are the best wedding photographers for you, you will run away - and you should. However, if you have time to go through the testimonials & reviews of our happy clients, you can find where the real value is in hiring us for your wedding.
Jan and Rochelle truly are amazing and super talented. We are not used to being in front of the camera, but Jan and Rochelle made us feel at ease and some how managed to make us look like we belonged in front of the camera. Their positive, relaxed, fun energy is super contagious. which made it all the more enjoyable as we bounced off each other bringing our laidback carefree nature into the photos. The photos they created were absolutely beautiful and completely us. They captured all our emotions and memories of our special day, in a way that was natural and true to our way of being. Thank you Jan and Rochelle. x - Natalie Smith
If you are wondering if we have photographed in the venue you have booked for your wedding, know that we are confident to photograph in any venue. It is important to mention that we are also covered by public liability insurance which some venues require from wedding vendors.
More answers about our wedding photography
To help answer some of the questions you may have, we have put together a frequently asked questions page. We are also happy to answer any more questions if you wish to schedule an obligation-free phone call.
Why do clients choose us for their wedding?
We ask that question often. Here are some of the answers from our clients:
...in the end, it was between you and one other photographer. He was a little bit cheaper however when we put yours and his photos side by side we just couldn’t justify going with him.
We are all about good feelings when choosing vendors for our wedding and the chemistry was there with you guys from the first phone call.
I was initially looking for someone a little bit more local, but I just couldn’t get that phone call with the photographer from Sydney out of my head and I came back to you because it felt right.
You had really great reviews.
Everybody in your wedding photos looks happy and relaxed. We could tell that they were comfortable with you.
We asked our celebrant on the Northern Beaches about you, he said - If you asked me to recommend a photographer, it would have been them. Rochelle and Jan are awesome, you can book with confidence there.
You photographed my friend's wedding and they couldn’t stop showing me your photos.
We saw how you work at my cousin's wedding and we just knew you are the right photographers for us.
You were the first people we thought of because of what you did for us during our surprise proposal.
I looked at your photos on your website just after I got engaged and thought "wow!" I really liked your photos because they looked beautiful and magical. I showed my fiance straight away and said: I really want to go with these guys! that's why we chose you.
We chose you because of the quality of the photos. When we read your email we felt an instant click with you. Another photographer was recommended to us but their work looked outdated. You also had amazing reviews.