About Hi there – to introduce myself, I’m Phil I didn’t plan to be a wedding photographer, but it was the best surprise decision I’ve ever made. I’ve been doing it for years and I absolutely love it! I love getting to know couples and hearing about your plans, not so much talking about myself. But there are some things you need to know when you’re choosing a wedding photographer – you spend so much time with us on your wedding day it’s absolutely essential that you choose someone you like and who gets you. What you need to know about me The thing I love most about what I do is that every wedding is a one-off opportunity to create some magic for a bride and groom. It’s a lot of responsibility and I love taking it on. Each wedding is different and I enjoy that creativity; even if it’s somewhere I’ve shot before every couple brings their own dimension to the shoot. Lots of photographers bang on about candid shots, but they don’t happen without a relaxed, comfortable environment that encourages genuine connection, intimacy and lots of loose fun. I guide couples rather than direct them, and they bring their own dynamic and character to the shoot – and THAT’S when the magic happens! What you need to know about my approach to weddings I’m passionate about photography and preparation. I’ll work with you in the lead up to the wedding to make sure we’re on the same page and know what to expect, but on the day we let events run their course without interrupting the natural flow. I won’t push you around, if time gets away or things change we’ll make sure the things that are important to you are the top priority. We pride ourselves on the truly relaxed nature of our shoots. One comment I always hear from our couples and bridal parties is that we make them feel at ease and in doing so create a fun environment, which always shows in the photos. What you should know about my team I say “we” a lot because I don’t work alone, I have some of the best sidekicks in the business. Having a second shooter means we provide more comprehensive coverage of your day, capture more candid shots and can reduce the time you’re away from your guests getting photos. My videographer is also a key part of the team and we all work together like a well-oiled machine. In fact, we’ve worked as a tight team for years because we have a lot of fun together – and that means our couples and bridal parties relax, have fun and get the most amazing, natural photos and films. What you might not need to know about me I love my footy – my world stops for State of Origin (go the Blues!). Coaching my little U8 team is my stress reliever because it takes me away from day-to-day responsibilities and allows me to just have fun. I also enjoy a round of golf, but I love nothing more than hanging out with my family. There’s nothing better than a day at the beach or the park, cranking up some funky tunes and relaxing with my gorgeous wife and crazy boys.