A man carrying her woman at the back.

Engagement Shoot, E-Shoot, E-Session – what are they?

E Session, engagement shoot, pre wedding shoot, are all just different names for the same thing; a chance to get some great images before your wedding day but there can be more to the shoot than meets the eye.

I can’t remember the number of times that I have raised my camera to have couples and mainly the guys (who have been dragged to the shoot) say  “I hate having my photo taken.” If this is you or your partner, read on, as the best thing before your wedding day could be an e-shoot.

Beatiful white wedding dresses on maniquins.

Wedding Couture or Off the Rack?


Choosing a wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions a girl will make in regard to wedding day plans – the gown says so much about a bride. As a photographer, a gorgeous gown just makes the day easier for me, I feel inspired to shoot which in turn excites the bride, the groom and the bridal party. The gown also gives me a direction to take with the photography where a tight fitting gown will lend itself to a different style of images to the big full gown.

One thing that is always noticeable is when the dress has been designed and crafted by a couturist – sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint but the gowns will fit with perfection, they are individual and they are a usually a masterpiece that defines the bride.

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How To Get Better Wedding Photography Wedding: Lauren & Darren

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I thought with this post while featuring some images from the great wedding of Lauren and Darren I’d share some tips to getting the very best photos on your big day. These are things that I cover with all my couples but go such a long way to making the day a success as far as photography goes.

Before I get onto the advice I just have to say how great it was to be a part of this wedding. As you look through the images you will no doubt recognise some familiar faces from the recent wedding of Kirrilee and Phil. These guys are all part of the same amazing group of friends who all know how to party and have a great time. I always get excited when I’m asked to photograph one of this group and Lauren and Darren’s day was no different.

A bride in her wedding dress holding a bouquet of flowers.

Hi Res Wedding Files – do you really want them?

If you’ve come across this blog post in the archives, it’s important to know that We offer your Hi Res file s with every single wedding package today.

Why the change and do I have the same views today that I expressed in the post below.

The change is because you, the bride, has requested it and feel that it’s so important that we are happy to oblige. However there are pitfalls if you are basing your choice of photographer on these files alone.

See my new post on the subject of high res wedding files and what having them really means to you.

One of the most common reasons that we aren’t chosen to photograph a couples wedding is in my opinion, the worst reason to base your decision – the hi res files.


You may be thinking, of course that’s your view, you just don’t want to offer the files so you’ll say anything to change my mind. Not true. We have just introduced a new package that includes the hi res files. So, why are we offering these files with our newest and cheapest package and why offerthem now. And, more importantly, why haven’t we offered the files in the past?