Hi, I'm Tanya
Let's get personal
I studied cinematography back in 2009 and have since applied the skills I have learned for technical composition into my own photography work. I have a solid understanding of lighting, composition, and camera settings, and I am able to use these skills to create beautiful, well-exposed photographs. My personal photography work has been featured in The Guardian UK, Perth Fashion Festival and more. When I am not photographing weddings, I work as an editorial and music photographer.
I am a strong, empathetic person and this means I love to tell your individual story through the power of photography. I have an eye for detail and I am able to capture the essence of the wedding and the personalities of my couples in a unique and artistic way. I make sure to work closely with my couples to understand their vision for the wedding and be responsive to their needs. I am able to handle any issues that may arise on the day of the wedding with professionalism and grace - I like to see myself as your personal assistant on the day. Many guests have described me as another wedding guest on the day.
I have a sharp eye for detail, and I am able to capture all of the important moments of the wedding without missing a beat. I'm reliable and punctual, and I'll deliver your high-quality images in a timely manner.
Overall, I provide beautiful, timeless images that capture the essence of my couples and the wedding, while also providing excellent customer service.
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VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS, MAGAZINES AND BLOGS I HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN:
British Vogue / BRIDES / Hello May Real Wedding Special 2021 / Hello May Real Wedding Special 2018 / HELLO MAY BLOG / Together Journal / Rock 'n Roll Bride / Dancing With Her / Junebug Weddings / Polka Dot Wedding / Offbeat Bride / Ivory Tribe / Nouba / Hooray
I acknowledge the shortcomings of traditional conventions.
It enables us to challenge the system that we're in.
I'm normalising having ultra-modern weddings. I'm doing this by working with people who break conventions. I hope this will inspire you to do the same.
I am not here to talk about abolishing capitalism or dismantling the patriarchy or hold that up as the end goal.
Whether you are having a bridal party or not.
Whether you are straight or queer.
Whether you are holding a 300-person event or eloping.
I think it's time to focus on something more sentimental. Like looking back on the hilarious and precious moments of the day. Seeing your loved ones that will one day not be with us anymore.
You want to focus on what's more meaningful.
Like what part of your culture's roots you are choosing to respect on the day.
Or how to reduce waste and hold a completely sustainable event.
It's time to focus on something more sincere. Which is that a wedding is a union of two individuals, and celebrating that. Whether it's wearing white or not even wearing a wedding dress.
Let's challenge ourselves to celebrate what means the most to us.
I began my wedding photography journey in 2011. I worked as an assistant for a now non-existent company. They charged peanuts and milked out as many bookings every weekend as possible. Quantity over quality. I had to give uncomfortable directions and shady sales tactics. After I left, I found out a lot of the couples didn’t even receive their final photos.
It turns out that I wasn’t the only one that wanted a change to this industry. There was a shift to create a more compassionate experience in wedding photography. Creatives like myself led it as well as entrepreneurs and influencers. Turns out that wedding photography can be something that is artistic, bold. It doesn’t have to be agonising.
Even after running my own business for a while, I still questioned a lot of the tropes I saw. I noticed the labour of the bride doing the work while the groom celebrated doing nothing in his speech. The amount of money to please family but not themselves. Couples that secretly wanted to elope. Gendered bridal parties. Unsustainable vendor practices… I could go on.
I’m a dedicated modern wedding photographer. I create polished images without the painful posing or the coercive sales tactics. This is so you can have your most meaningful moments captured and treasured. You can have an easy experience from the moment you book until you get your album.
Let's celebrate all love. Yearn great memories. Have a wedding day without any regrets.
A progressive photographer who wants to showcase real diversity is hard to find. I decided to do it myself.
We want to share better stories. We want to show deliberate, rampant, passionate acts. Powerful moments of all types and shades of love.
Join me in redefining what a wedding day is about.
Together we want to reduce the role of old-fashioned conventions in our culture. I’d love for you to come and join me on the beginning of your lifelong journey.
I don’t believe that weddings are the enemy! You’re wondering why on earth am I in the industry?
Think about it more this way.
It's a day that you can dress like royalty. You proclaim your absolute love for your individual. Make a romantic pact, and then have a massive party with everybody that loves you and celebrates you.
I found that photography is quite one of the few platforms that I can help break all those rules and boundaries. I can share these stories.
We’re all individuals and I’m not here to tell you what your normal, or not normal is. Whether you want to swap out the church for a warehouse. Or want to elope on the other side of the world. You are still part of this change, trading old weddings into the new ultra-modern standard.
Whatever your story is, I’m glad it’s now normal to break the norm of how to get married, without regrets.