The best wedding photographers in the South West
Published Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Lifestyle & Inspiration
It’s one of the most momentous occasions in the wonderful story that is your life: your wedding. What do you imagine your special day to be? Are you on a picturesque beach with a handful of loved ones, with soft white sand beneath your feet and a slight breeze in your hair? Or do you want a big, rambunctious party indoors with everyone burning up the dance floor?
Whatever it is you’re after, take the time to choose a photographer who understands your vision. Images should match who you are as a couple and capture the spirit of the day. A good photographer is absolutely worth the expense; after all, you’ll fondly look back on these photos for years to come.
We asked photographer Kelly Harwood what it was about ‘down south’ that makes it so perfect for these celebrations.
“One of the reasons I love shooting weddings in the South West is for the endless choice of picturesque backdrops. I’m inspired by the change of seasons and how the colours change in the landscape, like the golden grass paddocks in summer which transform into lush green over winter,” she said.
“One of my favourite places to shoot is around Wyadup, which has a bit of everything you could want in one place: a coastal scene with shades of sage, textural foliage, striking orange rocks, and if you swivel around there are rolling hills with gorgeous horses. I was recently there for a late afternoon engagement session and noticed the tide was out. We wandered down to what is normally the ocean floor and discovered a large turquoise pool in the sand. It made for epic reflection shots!”
We’ve done the hard work for you and scouted out the best wedding photographers in the Margaret River region who will work their magic for your big day.
These showstopper images will knock your socks off. Kelly has an obvious talent for finding just the right light in her images, creating a warm, romantic and effervescent scene. Guests looking off camera; candid tender moments; and party shots filled with movement and joy – it’s almost as if nobody has noticed the camera at all. Visit her website and Instagram
There’s something sensory about Paris’s work, and she possesses a high-end style that wouldn’t be amiss on the pages of a magazine. Playing with gorgeous shadowing and texture, she takes artistic yet authentic snapshots for her clients. It’s a pot of moodiness, a little spice, a dash of fantasy, and a sprinkle of romance. Visit the website and Instagram.
There’s a certain uniqueness you’ll get with Caroline’s work. Think moody autumnal hues and at times wistful and whimsical. This small wedding specialist thrives on cosy nuptials and elopements. She manages to find that connection between a couple and it’s as if the images are in motion. Visit the website and Instagram.
Shannon Stent Images
This husband-and-wife team take an organic approach, working with the unique feeling of the day. Often described as having an atmospheric style, they don’t follow trends or tradition. With this in mind, couples who want something a bit quirky or different to the norm will appreciate their adaptability and openness. Visit the website and Instagram.
Real Image Photography
Evoking a very carefree ‘Margs’ type of vibe, Pete’s images are delightful, sunny, and bright. Couples strolling down white sandy beaches with the sun beaming on their faces, pops of colour everywhere, and the bluest skies and greenest vines imaginable. This is a celebration of the happy couple and it’s quintessentially WA. Visit the website.
When you revisit your photo albums in the future, it will be impossible to not be transported back in time thanks to Tom’s keen eye for catching the zest of the moment. Some images are serious and dusky, others silly; there are landscape shots, while others are delicate portraits with a velvety focus. This is bespoke photography at its best. Visit the website and Instagram.
Rae Marie Photography
Romance meets art. Rae typically shoots non-traditional weddings and focuses on capturing unique, fleeting moments as they happen. It’s magic. Imagine standing on a windswept coast with your love’s arms wound around your shoulders as your veil whispers about your face, or confetti raining down over the happy wedding party as you depart your ceremony. Visit the website and Instagram.
The couple and the environment are one. Nominating some of her favourite locations as Redgate Beach, Meelup Beach, Boranup Forest and Leeuwin Estate, Dian captures the brightness of life and jubilance of the day. Think natural, fun, and happy wedding images and you’ve got yourself one stunning South West wedding album. Visit the website and Instagram.
Zaneta Van Zyl
A photographer and videographer who shoots natural, modern photos. We love it for the subdued contemporary hues and how the images are so beautifully engrossed in the couple and their love. The pretty surrounds of each location are utilised to full effect, which is perfect for a destination wedding. Visit the website and Instagram.
If you’re considering a destination wedding, look no further than the spectacular Margaret River region. It’s a unique area that has something for everyone, whether you want a casual beach event, a spectacular lush forest wedding, splashy winery nuptials, a rustic farm shindig, or even a wedding in a cave.
Browse our list of luxury holiday homes that will be the perfect accommodation for the happy couple or bridal party. Get in touch with our friendly bookings team for advice and assistance on (08) 9750 5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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