- Do years of experience matter?
- Does hiring an award-winning professional photographer promise you with the best wedding photography or style of photography?
- Does AIPP/WPPI accreditation matter on this important day of yours?
By the end of this article, you will not only have a list of the best wedding photographers in Sydney but also how to choose the best wedding photographer for you.
How to avoid hiring the wrong Sydney wedding photographer
Here is are frew quick tips to help you avoid hiring the wrong wedding photographer:
- First explore their portfolio and identify things that you simply like (emotions captured, use of lighting, editing style, angles etc.). List them down.
- Ask the wedding photographer for their availability.
- Ask to check some further samples of weddings that are like your wedding plans (e.g., similar location, same time of day, same season/weather, similar traditions).
- If you like what you see, arrange for a telephone or meet up face to face.
- Ask the wedding photographer these 5 questions.
- Hire the one that meets all your requirement bracket (pricing, personality, portfolio, contractual terms).
Generally speaking, award-winning badges and claims of AIPP/WPPI accreditation have a minimal correlation to getting the best wedding day experience. Similarly, there is nothing stopping you from hiring a Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley or Adelaide photographer for your Sydney wedding. We were recently flown to Canberra to film and photograph an all-day wedding so don’t let the location of the photographer be a barrier to getting the best person fit for the job.
When quality matters to you then you must avoid wedding photographers from places like Airtasker. You can usually spot a budget wedding photographer by their wedding photography packages. That is, they will usually include a free pre-wedding session and even a wedding album for less than $1,000.
Cheap Sydney wedding photographers are typically inexperienced or are wedding photography studios who have a churn and burn business model.
And with this framework to hiring the right wedding photographer for you, here is the information you have been patiently waiting for – the best wedding photographers in Sydney. Enjoy!
Best female weddings photographers in Sydney Australia
There are definitely advantages to having a female lead wedding photographer.
First and Most Important one is that religious requirement, this happens particularly in Muslim tradition with female weddings. Secondly for most women, having a female photographer in the room while they’re getting dressed is probably much more comfortable than having a male present. As a result, the resulting images may be more natural rather than forced. Outside of the changing room, a female wedding photographer tends to be more attentive to when the bride’s dress is out of place or when a bride’s hair needs fixing.
For the longest time, wedding photography was dominated by males and I am proud to recommend so many incredible female wedding photographers available across Sydney Australia.
Here are 10 of the very best in our opinion.
- Ozphotovideo Studio
- Anna Turner (Capture Mag Emerging Wedding Photographer Finalist)
- Cassandra Ladru Photography
- Girl In The White Dress
- Lara Hotz
- Linda Truong Photography
- Nicole Bodle
- Samantha Heather
- Sonja Cenic Photography (Capture Magazine Top 20 Emerging Wedding Photographer)
- Nina Claire Photography
Best male wedding photographers in Sydney Australia
- At Dusk
- Callan Robinson Photography
- Dan Cartwright Photography
- Hilary Cam Photography
- Vincent Lai
- Daniel Griffith
- Justin Aaron Photography
- Olguin Photography
- Oliver Smith Photo
- Ozphotovideo Studio
5 Top photography teams
Often husband and wife teams (but not always), sometimes having a team is better than a solo photographer (especially for long wedding days or large cultural weddings). So here are the 5 best photography teams for your wedding.
- JS Photography
- Peper Image
- Ozphotovideo Studio
Interesting Questions and Answers
How Much Does The Average Wedding Photographer Cost In Sydney?
An experienced wedding photographer (i.e. 100+ weddings in their website portfolio) will typically start from $2,800 for 6-hours of photography coverage with Album.
Who Is The Best Male Wedding Photographer In Sydney?
There are so many talented male wedding photographers in Sydney to choose from. Some of my favorites include Aries Tao, Vicent Lai, and Daniel Griffith
What Types Of Wedding Photographers Are There?
From a stylistic point-of-view, there are Six types of wedding photographers. You have the more traditional and classic wedding photographer where posed and carefully lit images are the priority. There are purely photojournalistic wedding photographers. And then there are wedding photographers who balance the mix of traditional portraiture with candid moments.
Is It Normal For Wedding Photographers To Have Full Payment Upfront?
Yes. This is completely normal across the industry, for professional wedding photographers, we always required full payment prior to the wedding day (or at least, full payment prior to delivery of wedding photos and/or video).
What Makes A Wedding Photographer A Good One?
Photography competency should always be a high priority. The best way is by reviewing a photographer’s portfolio plus their complete client album, not just one best picture out of the whole wedding. You should look for how a photographer performs in different lighting conditions, environments, and contexts that are relevant to your wedding plans.