We will capture
your special day as unobtrusive as possible, however our
photographer will also shoot an hour or so of directed portraiture.
ability to capture your special moments and create natural magic on
your wedding day. We will be with with you every step of the
way…from the planning and preparation... It’s that personal
connection with our clients that builds trust, allowing us to
capture more creative and intimate moments. We custom design all
our wedding albums to each client’s individual tastes.
Details are everything and to others, beautiful couple shots are the
We love weddings and the Dream Images team will travel to any
A booking is only confirmed upon receipt of a deposit as well as
completion of our booking form, Available on Application.
If you're getting
married in the busy summer months or on a public holiday it's best
to book early.
(Available on request) start
from basic coverage, editing and high resolution digital files.
Photo Books / Albums and couple sessions are extra.
Our packages are
tailored to your needs and based on how much coverage you would like
and what's important for you to be captured. Refer to
"Lets meet for an
Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino... and discuss your requirements and how
we can capture your memorable day!"
The wedding music will fade,
the flowers will die, and you won’t even remember if you ate, at the
reception. But the wedding pictures last forever.
Its Her Wedding but I’ll Cry
If I Want To….
A bride and groom will be
sharing one of the most intimate days in their lives with the
The Wedding Photographer will be there as they are getting ready,
when they see each other for the first time that day, when the bride
walks down the aisle toward her future husband and when , as a
couple, they walk back down the aisle after the ceremony.
Be there when the couple is introduced as a married couple for the
first time, when they have their first dance, and all the other
noteworthy moments during the wedding day.
After the food has all been
eaten, the thank you notes written, the dress hung up and their life
as a married couple well on the way, the photographs from the
wedding will still be there to transport them back to that special
day, that time.
Dream Images acquires
clients on a first-come basis. We will allow time for speaking
engagements, photography workshops and family life. With only 52
weekends a year, dates fill up quickly so we encourage you to fill
out the contact form to inquire about availability and pricing. Last
minute and mid-week events are welcome. Special rates are offered
for these services.
- we love photography &
- we love documenting
- we love weddings and
more importantly marriage.
- we love getting to
experience this crazy journey together.
- we love everything about
our gorgeous country.
- we love a good
- we love to travel … no
location is too far for us.
- we love our job and our
clients … we are blessed.
- we love you for checking
out our portfolio.
photographs of your wedding and magical day should
provide you with a lifetime of amazing memories...
Choose a photographer whose style matches your desires.
The two main styles of wedding photography today are
traditional and documentary with a third style, often
called illustrative, growing in popularity.
The traditional or classic style of wedding photography
is the one that most people are familiar with. The
photographer often works from a 'shot list' prepared
according to the bride's requests and takes posed
photographs throughout the day to complete the list.
Experienced photographers will provide you with all the
photos you requested with this type of photography. The
poses, composition and lighting should reflect the
skills of a good portrait photographer.
The advantage of the traditional style is that you can
pretty much predict what your photos will look like. The
disadvantage is that the photographer will be directing
a good portion of your day.
The documentary or photojournalistic style of wedding
photography, which is my primary style, has grown in
popularity in the last decade. The photographer is there
to document the activities of the day without
interference in order to provide you with a series of
images that tell the story of the day. Experienced
photojournalists will provide you with unique photos
that show the events and interactions that took place
while depicting the atmosphere and emotions felt
throughout the day.
The advantage of the documentary style is that you can
pretty much ignore the photographer. In fact, most of
them will tell you to do that. The disadvantage is that
the results are unpredictable. They depend entirely on
the interactions that take place among the people at the
wedding and your photographer's ability to capture those
The illustrative style of wedding photography was
inspired by the photography shown in high-end fashion
magazines like Vanity Fair and Vogue. The pictures are
taken with an eye to interesting or unusual backgrounds
and lighting and sometimes with extreme camera angles
and Photoshop special effects. Some photographers may
call this style 'fashion,' 'editorial' or
Both traditional and documentary photographers may shoot
illustrative style photographs. It's most noticeable in
photographs of the bride and groom alone and as a couple
where the background, poses and lighting are quite
dramatic. Each photographer will have his or her own
approach to the style. It's not an easy one to define.
One photographer may lean more toward controlled poses
and the other may try to get the subjects to interact
with each other, which is what I do. Many photographers
offer engagement or wedding day couple sessions in this
The main reason that the documentary style has become
popular in the last ten years is because contemporary
couples don't want to spend their wedding day being
directed by the photographer and posing for pictures. As
a result, most traditional photographers will make a
point of letting you know that they also take candid
photos. On the other hand, most documentary
photographers will tell you it's their primary style
even though many also provide traditional or
illustrative group, couple or individual portraits that
require some degree of posing, which is what I do.
Before you sign a contract, make sure the person you
talk to is the one who will be photographing your
wedding and is the one who took the pictures you viewed.
Also, let him know about any special requests or
concerns you may have and ask that any promises made to
you be included in the contract if it's not already
Once you have chosen a photographer, you can help him
get better pictures of your wedding by letting him know
your wishes and about any unusual events or significant
circumstances that he should be aware of, such as
surprise quests or events at the reception, or family
and bridal party members who don't get along.
If your photographer works from a 'shoot list,' he
should give you a copy to which you can add or subtract
entries. Even if you are going with a documentary
approach, let the photographer know about any people or
encounters that would have special meaning to you.
If you have seen wedding photos that you particularly
like, let your photographer know about them. If they are
his photos, point them out. If not, show him examples or
tell him where he can see some if that's possible. Try
to tell your photographer as much as you can about what
you hope to see in your wedding photos.
The group pictures or 'formals' will go much faster if
you can create a list of the number of groups you would
like photographed and the people who you want in each
group. It's also important to make sure everyone knows
that they should stick around for the group shots.
Stragglers slow down the group shots more than anything
else. You can expect average times of between three and
five minutes per group depending on how organized and
cooperative everyone is.
It may speed things up if you had a friend who could
work as a coordinator to round up people for the
photographer for the group shots. It would work best if
this person wasn't in the bridal party and he or she
knew the people involved.
In addition to the traditional bridal party formals, or
instead of, you may want to try a more illustrative
approach with the group in unusual or more active poses.
Discuss this with your photographer, and let your bridal
party know about it before the wedding day. These shots
work best if the entire group is on board with it, and
the photographer isn't trying to get people to do things
they don't want to do. This applies to an illustrative
couple session as well. If the bride is all for it but
the groom just wants to get it over with it shows in the
You'll have to allow additional time for illustrative
group and couple sessions. Twenty to thirty minutes (not
counting travel time) would give you enough time to work
through a few scenarios for couple sessions, and you
should double that time if you also want to include the
whole bridal party. In a pinch, though, most creative
photographers will come up with something in less time
if they have to.
Relax and Trust Your Photographer
One of the best things you can do to get good pictures
of your wedding is to relax and have a good time.
Something is probably not going to be the way you
planned it, ordered it or scheduled it. In fact, your
wedding would be the exception if everything went
exactly according to plan. It would also be the
exception if everything didn't work out just fine in the
end. So try not to worry. The stress can show in your
The day is a celebration of your affirmation of love and
commitment to each other. Everything else is incidental.
Keep that in mind.
Also, don't forget that it's just as important to your
photographer to capture good pictures of your wedding
day as it is for you to want them. From a strictly
business perspective, wedding photographers get a large
percentage of work from referrals and they want a good
one from you.