Central Coast Wedding Photographer
CANDID MODERN CREATIVE
Hi I am Mike a Central Coast based wedding photographer . Hunter valley wedding photographer , Port Macquarie wedding photographer & Sydney wedding photographer. I live on the Central Coast of NSW where some of my favourite Wedding venues are and have shot weddings interstate, country NSW & overseas but primarily focus on weddings in addition to the central coast in Newcastle , Hunter valley , Port Macquarie , Coffs Harbour as well as Sydney and beyond and have no additional travel or associated costs for these weddings.
I am a inclusive Central Coast wedding photographer with almost 12 years professional photographic experience & approaching 10 years as a specialist wedding photographer . I am AIPP accredited ( Australian Institute of Professional Photographers ) double vaccinated as is my assistant , second shooter and videographer.The Hunter valley is less than 1 hour away offering a range of wedding venue options with some of the most iconic photo opportunities that exist anywhere. It's a favourite of mine.
My wedding style is to document the day as it unfolds in a candid , modern , creative way. As well as capturing those must have shots of family and friend's portraits in a fun & relaxed way . Prior to the wedding we discuss your thoughts and ideas and take note of special photos you require but nothing is scripted.
I have a modern style & love vibrant colours & cool natural tones ( none of that muted- dull stuff here )
I'm a people person but at a wedding I try to remain unobtrusive and very much in the background whilst capturing those moments as they unfold . Every wedding is unique and very special in different ways to each couple. I like to get to know my couples and tailor my interaction to their needs. After a successful business career and now over 250 weddings I am good at reading the room and doing what’s needed to achieve the required results. I think it’s essential that you feel comfortable with your photographer and feel like he is family ( more often than not it feels like this for me.) That said, I'm conscious of the fact that I'm providing a service and will be remembered for some shot I missed or story not told and am always prepared to engage appropriately & offer direction on the day if need be . I like to over prepare and plan so on the day I can react and take advantage of things that occur often resulting in some of the most memorable shots . After the wedding when I am reviewing photos with the couple I often hear “ I don’t remember you taking that or where were you? “
Each year I take on a limited number of clients so that I can give everyone the maximum amount of time and attention. I have never liked time limits or any limits and primarily have an all- inclusive package ( Adventure ) with only album & video option additions. Full details are included which on my pricing page .
I love my job
The combination of having creative freedom along with the responsibility to deliver an exceptional result under pressure where there are no second chances as well as sharing in couples very special day in a positive space makes my job of a wedding photographer very stimulating & rewarding.
Well at least for me.
KIND WORDS AND STORIES
I have included different reviews and stories of weddings on numerous pages throughout my website not all have this much drama like the one's below but it highlights my comments about every wedding being unique
Bimbadgen Estate Hunter valley
" Mike we really appreciate the assistance you provided in all areas in such a short time. As actors we were marring so Amy had green card access for USA . ( I had mine & returned to Marry from La before Covid broke late in 2019 ) Mike gave us some good industry advice and suggested our celebrant and also convinced us on the day to get a few more photos such as the one shown that speak to our story. We are both a little sensitive about our photos being taken but Mike made us and our family and friends feel very relaxed. Shortly after we were on our way & amazingly Mike got our photos to us before we departed via his online gallery & app. "
Dane & Amy
Peppers Creek Hunter valley
" 2 weeks from our day our photographer was MIA . Our videographer who had worked with Mike many times suggested him.. We meet for the first time early the day of our wedding . Mike asked a few questions meet our wedding party & family & made everyone feel at ease. It helped that he was familiar with the venue . I was in a " state " & I all I remember was Mike saying " I want you to relax enjoy the day I have got this " I don’t remember seeing much of Mike but Brenton assured me he was around. When we saw the sneak peak next day & final photos we were amazed. We were so lucky to have him as our photographer."
Madison & Brenton
Peterson House - Hunter valley
Mike was the photographer at one of our friend’s wedding & we were both in the bridal party so we had a chance to meet and see him in action. It was early in January that day saw 4 seasons in one with the ceremony taken inside at the last minute it was pouring down .He has a great personality and made all of the bridal party ( 10 of us ) and the bride of course feel very relaxed.. We didn’t need to see the photos of the wedding before booking him but when we did we were amazed by them. Our wedding was less eventfull & Mike felt like an old friend and yes the photos were just as incredible. We cannot recommend him enough.
Sophie & Dan