Long gone are the days of standing side by side, forcing a smile and lingering a kiss just a little too long so that the wedding photographer can capture stock-standard photos on your special day.
With the rise of Instagram, increasing worldwide interest in photography and couples’ newfound willingness to show raw emotion on their wedding days, a desire for candid and adventurous images has grown in the industry.
Photographers from all over the world have caught on and are setting their sights on capturing adventurous weddings as a full time gig. These are just a few of Australia’s wedding photographers daring to push the limits and deliver a new take on classic destination wedding photos to couples around the country.
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Edwina Robertson is to go-to for capturing the weddings of rural Australia in the warmest and most candid of ways. Despite facing dust storms, cattle runs and the blistering heat of the Australian outback, she manages to capture the adventurous spirits of her couples and prove that red dirt has never looked so good at weddings.
From the frosty hues of the Blue Mountains to misty afternoon elopements in Suttons Forest, Zoe Morley is the ultimate in delicate and romantic wedding photography. The candidness and comfortability of couples is obvious through her images which portray the most emotional times caught during in-between moments throughout the entire day, perfect to accompany any lush rainforest backdrop.
Fred and Hannah are the epitome of fun-loving, quirky and bright- which coincidentally, is also what they shoot! After having a scroll through some of the amazing weddings featured on their website, it’s pretty clear that they go above and beyond to capture shots that really depict a couple’s personality no matter the style or destination of the wedding.
For the warmest coastal and water photos to feed the soul, Beccy Smith is a perfect choice. Offering a range of pregnancy, family, wedding and couple photography, her images let the natural beauty of couples and families shine through with warm tones and raw moments.
Damien Milan captures adventurous weddings in the most elegant and sophisticated way possible regardless of the location and surroundings. Whether it’s romantic and coastal, lush rainforest or stylish city weddings, Damien and Anastasia never fail to translate a couple’ closeness on film.
Header image by Edwina Robertson.