Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Australia
Choosing a photographer is different from the rest of your wedding preparations.
You can always see the previous work of a caterer, florist or music band. In some cases, you can even experience it first-hand by seeing another event they’re involved in or trying their food.
But when it comes to finding a wedding photographer, a portfolio only tells you so much about a professional. It doesn’t guarantee the two of you will get along - or that the end result will be true to your vision.
Unfortunately, there’s no second chance when it comes to wedding pictures. If your photographs come out wrong, they’ll be that way for life - and that’s not how you want to remember your special day.
Instead, you want to work with someone who understands you; someone who “gets” modern wedding photography; someone who delivers you a set of wedding pictures you can be
proud of for years and decades to come.
Fortunately for you, some of the best wedding photographers in the world live in Australia - and a few more come here for frequent work visits.
Below, we’re highlighting who we think are the 10 of the very best studios and freelancer photographers - complete with links to portfolios and customer experiences that show why these professionals made the list.
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The Beautiful Collective
The motto of The Beautiful Collective is, "every love story is beautiful”. The Sydney wedding photographers behind The Beautiful Collective, Haley and Darren, know how to truly document the love that newlyweds have for each other. Their site’s breathtaking portfolio is filled with many authentic and real life Sydney wedding photos that are documentary and editorial in style. The pictures they capture at weddings also have a film like quality which is both modern and artistic and not only do they shoot Sydney weddings they are also available for Canberra weddings and destination weddings around the world.
(Image courtesy of www.thebeautifulcollective.com.au)
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Nicholas Purcell has been a full-time photographer since 2004. A native Australian, he’s been featured in multiple national and international magazines - including the New York Times.
But what Nicholas is most passionate about is wedding photography, which his studio specialises in. His forte is the ability to relay a couple’s unique personality with his images.
His photographs are larger-than life, bursting with life and colour - and ranging from subdued to epic emotions depending on the situation.
(Image courtesy of www.nicholaspurcellstudio.com)
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Free the Bird
Are you looking to tell a romantic story with your wedding pictures? If so, Jai Long - a wedding photographer who left his old job to follow his passion - may be your guy.
Jay uses his unique understanding of angles and colours to show a couple in love at their best. His images are classy and artful, making for some of the best wedding albums you’ll ever see.
(Image courtesy of www.freethebird.com.au)
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Todd Hunter McGraw Photographs
Did you know that one of the best photographers in the world lives near Brisbane? Todd Hunter McGraw, winner of three QLD Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards
is a special professional who can add real creativity to your snapshots.
He combines fun with class and style in a way that makes your wedding album something your parents love - but also something that’ll go viral on Tumblr or Instagram in a heartbeat.
(Image courtesy of www.junebugweddings.com from Todd Hunter McGraw Photographs)
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Australia-based Inlighten Photography have a uniquely warm and creative tone to their photographs. They make images that young people love while staying true to traditional photographic sensibilities -
and the result is a set of wedding and bridal photos that’ll have you saying “wow” every time.
(Image courtesy of www.inlighten.com.au)
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Trying to find the best wedding photographer in Brisbane? Look no further: Nicola Lemmon is at the top of the mountain when it comes to photography for weddings. Her photographs are tasteful, and have a sunny, loving ambience to them. Her biography says she’s cried more than a few times while doing her job - and once you see her portfolio, you’ll instantly feel the love she brings to her profession.
(Image courtesy of www.junebugweddings.com from Nicola Lemmon Photographs)
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Van Middleton is an amazing wedding photographer in the Sydney area. He shoots in a documentary style that expresses the living, breathing moments that happen
during a wedding with an honesty that’s rare in this field. If you want your images to look how you felt on the day, Van’s your man!
(Image courtesy of www.vanmiddleton.com)
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Milk and Honey
If you want top-notch wedding photos, consider Milk & Honey photography. This is another husband & wife team with perhaps 2 of the top 10 wedding photographers in Australia -
and if you want the best wedding photos possible, you owe it to yourself to take a look at their portfolio. With a natural, photo journalistic style, you’ll get true-to-life images that really bring the emotions you felt that day back.
(Image courtesy of www.milkandhoney.com.au)
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Jerry Ghionis is widely considered to be one of the best wedding photographers in the world. If you can manage to snag a day or two in his busy schedule, you’ll receive powerful,
glamorous wedding pictures of a quality that’s impossible to duplicate.
(Image courtesy of www.junebugweddings.com from Jerry Ghionis)
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Sophie Granger Photography
Sophie from Sophie Granger Photography has been shooting for over 15 years and is one of Sydney’s best wedding photographers. Sophie has a natural gift of being warm,
has loads of fun with her clients and their guests and has a sharp stylish eye. Sophie will be able to capture your wedding with candid and natural images of the occasion that you will treasure forever.
(Image courtesy of www.sophiegranger.com)
The great news is that all top 10 wedding photographers work outside their immediate location. That means you can ask the best wedding photographers in the world to come to
Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or anywhere else you’re thinking of having your wedding!
But before you do so, we encourage you to look around the web. Like we said earlier, reviews and portfolios are important, but finding the right expert is a matter of feel - and gut instinct. So look around the best wedding photography websites until you see someone who fits - and you won’t regret it!