Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photography for the Wild at Heart
My name is Joshua and I’m a Southern Highlands wedding photographer specialising in relaxed country weddings in the Southern Highlands, South Coast & Blue mountains.
If you’re getting married anywhere in Australia and want more than just pretty pictures from your wedding photographer then I’d love to have a yarn.
Wedding photography to me is about so much more than just a few hundred photographs. I strive to strike the line between beautiful fine art photography and photojournalism.
I want to give you a window back into the most special celebration you’ll ever have. A gift to remember the beauty of marriage in the hard times and the good.
Jaspers Brush Wedding – Berry22/07/2020 / Weddings
Redleaf Wollombi Wedding – Angie & Adam16/06/2020 / Weddings
Jervis Bay Wedding – Mindy & Chris At Stunning Worrowing Estate02/06/2020 / Weddings
Beth & Pud’s incredible Yallah Wool Shed Wedding18/04/2020 / Weddings
Blue Mountains Wedding | Emily & Jesse Wedding | 2020’s Best Party25/03/2020 / Weddings
Boho Wedding | Merryn & Braydon | Central Coast27/12/2019 / Weddings
Wet Weather Wedding | Molly & Dan | Kuoloa Ranch10/10/2019 / Weddings
Southern Highlands Winter Wedding – Ash & Amani07/10/2019 / Weddings
Ben & Kate [Entally Lodge Tasmanian Wedding]19/12/2018 / Weddings
Southern Highlands Wedding Planning Tips
As a Southern Highlands wedding photographer I’ve been pretty lucky to photograph hundreds of gorgeous weddings in all sorts of locations and conditions. I’ve picked up a lot of tips over the years and I’d love to help loved up legends getting married plan there own day to be all that it can be so I’ve written a bunch of articles to help you pull off the most epic Southern Highlands wedding celebration ever. (There’s plenty of other articles that are non-highlands specific so be sure to check them out here.
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Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer
Wedding photos are a bit of a funny thing aren’t they. At least that’s what I thought when my room mate asked me to take his wedding photos for him 10 years ago. I had just bought my first camera and I had no idea what wedding photography was about. I was studying journalism and had my heart set on being some sort of crazy war correspondent, hiding in the trenches with just a notebook and a film camera.
Hard hitting photojournalism appealed to me. Cheesy loved-up wedding photography did not.
To my surprise taking a photojournalistic approach to his wedding was actually super fun, and by the end of the night I was hooked. I wanted to photograph as many wedding as I could. I’ve tried to keep that story-telling approach to my wedding photography all these years and 350 weddings later. To me wedding photos should represent how the moment felt, not just how it looked.
My job is to transport the viewer into the war-zone (let’s be honest weddings can get wild) as much as I would transport someone to a literally war-zone in in the Middle East. Picture’s shouldn’t just be visual, I think if I’ve done my job well they should really make you feel something. Have an emotional texture to them, not merely seem “pretty”.
A BIT OF MY HISTORY
I grew up on a farm not far from the Blue Mountains and have always had such an appreciation for the beauty of Australia’s rugged landscapes. Because of that I guess I’m inspired by the wild outdoors of this beautiful country and the love stories that inhabit them. I think I’m mostly drawn to rougher textures in my images. It feels more real somehow.
I think love is like that, and I think the location you choose for your wedding really acts like an extra character in the scene. Love is wild, it’s messy, it’s not easily contained or understood. I like to shoot in a way that portrays that through the images. So that the story has a texture of its own, wrapped up in who you are as people. I would hate to ever give you photos that were “pretty” but didn’t feel authentic to who you are as people.
I love photographing weddings in the Southern Highlands & South Coast because I think that region holds the tension of beauty and ruggedness really beautifully. As a southern highlands wedding photographer I’ve had the treat of shooting at so many incredible venue’s there that have both really stunning gardens and old houses and beautifully planned out form to them. But also feature huge wild oaks, open grasslands and pine forests that take your breath away.
In 2015 I was given the absolute honour of being named one of Rangefinder Magazine’s top 30 Rising stars in the world. Being named among some of my absolute hero’s was pretty crazy humbling. But also a cool signpost that choosing to ditch the traditional cheesy wedding photography and choose to tell stories in the way that was personal to me was working ok