Planning your special day? Ensure the memories made will last a lifetime with top quality, professional photographs.
After consulting our readers’ feedback and local knowledge, we’ve come up with a list of the top wedding photographers in Canberra.
If you have worked with a photographer in the region before, do share your experience in the comments section below. We’d love to read it.
What Makes a Great Wedding Photographer?
There are few days as meaningful as your wedding, and beautiful photographs capture the joy, love, and celebration.
When deciding on a wedding photographer for your big day, you’ll want to be 100 percent certain you are getting your money’s worth. Here are a few traits we suggest keeping an eye out for as you research potential photographers.
- An inspiring portfolio. Most wedding photographs have extensive online portfolios showcasing their previous work. Look for a photographer with a style that speaks to you and an aesthetic that matches the theme of your wedding day.
- Reliable. On your wedding day, the last thing you need is something else to stress out about. The best wedding photographers get the job done as expected.
- Friendly. Remember that the photographer your hire will attend your wedding. You want a photographer with a friendly attitude that can fit seamlessly into the day’s proceedings.
- Experienced. Taking a photo isn’t as easy as it looks! The best wedding photographers know exactly how to arrange both large and small crowds.
- Knowledgeable. The best wedding photographers are Photoshop whizzes and can process your images without making them look fade or over-edited.
The Top 5 Wedding Photographers in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
Combining both traditional and modern style photography, all her packages include high res digitals and an online gallery so your guests can purchase prints if they want, and she can even set up a personalised album gift registry for you. She’s done a great job for previous customers with Facebook reviews like “We are extremely happy with our wedding photos! Alexandra captured every moment, moments even when we didn’t realise she was there. There is not one photo that we do not love…” (Amanda Stanojevic).
Ran by married couple Mel and Michael, they’ve been on the Canberra photography scene since 2006 and have photographed over 350 weddings with their modern style of photography. They’ve received loads of positive online reviews like “Mel and Michael were a complete pleasure to work with from our very first email right through to our wedding day. We were so lucky to have two absolutely incredible photographers to capture our day…” (Morgan Falchi, Google).
Catering mostly for smaller scale (under 30 guests) or ‘elopement’ weddings, they offer relatively affordable packages which include both your celebrant and photographer, and they can also organise some flowers if needed. They’ve received plenty of positive Facebook reviews like this one from Antonette Kiley: “Steven and Michael were both fantastic! Steven took the time to help us personalise our ceremony and vows, and Michael did an excellent job capturing all the special moments with different family members.”
Specialising in modern, natural images that combine art and photojournalism with a twist of ‘fun’, they offer packages to suit a range of budgets. Having been in the business for over 10 years, they’ve helped plenty of happy customers over the years earning them Facebook reviews like “Forever grateful for the beautiful shots from our wedding! Tate and his team were so flexible and accommodating with our ever changing schedule and took some really phenomenal shots…” (Meera Seemampillai).
A great option if you want to avoid formal or overly curated photos—Amanda uses a more natural style of photography so is an ideal choice if you’re after more natural, candid photos. With reviews like “Amanda (and her team) are AMAZING photographers and worth every cent!…For two people who absolutely hate getting their photos taken, we felt comfortable and totally natural throughout the entire day…” (Mikayla, Google), she’s a great option if you’re a little camera shy.
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra wedding photographers.
If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based wedding photographers? Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?