VOTED 'BEST OF THE BEST' TOP 50 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD by Junebug Weddings 2013
"WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH I SWOON AND GUSH OVER BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS AND REAL MOMENTS AND WHITE TULIP PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALL ABOUT THE 'REAL'. MANDY IS TRULY FOCUSING ON WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM, AND WHEN I SAY TRULY, I THINK THERE ARE A LOT WHO SAY IT AND CAPTURE A FEW CANDID MOMENTS, BUT SHE LITERALLY GETS IN THERE AND CAPTURES THE RAWNESS, THE UNEXPECTED, THE 'UGLY CRY', AND ALL THE HEART AND SOUL THAT GOES WITH A WEDDING DAY"
Ms Polka Dot - Polka Dot Bride - Australian Wedding Blog
Hi I'm Mandy! Thanks for popping by. I'd love to be a part of your special day. I'm fairly non traditional and believe a wedding should be about showing your love and commitment for each other with your nearest and dearest, as well as an excuse for an awesome party! I'm a bit of a sook so I'll often be biting my lip or smashing my face up against my camera during emotional speeches, beautiful songs, special moments with the grandies etc. I'm up for anything out of the ordinary - do it your way I say - and I'm especially excited if it involves a bit of an adventurous spirit!
I know I am totally biased but I think your wedding photography is super important, and the older I get (especially now I'm a mum), I realise how precious it is to have photos of those that you love more than anything else in the world. That's all you have at the end of the day: memories. It's important to me to photograph real connection, the rawness, the emotion because that's what represents you and the love you have for your family and friends.
Here's a few of my favourite things in no particular order...
I love running. It quietens the mind, which in my case, always seems to be racing! I'm a long distance runner and love running marathons and ultra marathons on the trails
Camping and getting back to nature with my boys! We've been around Australia, camped all around WA, travelled overseas. Travelling is such a big part of my life and sharing that with my kids is the best thing ever! I hope it continues into their adulthood.
Animals. I have a cat, Mishka, and two guinea pigs, Rover and Poggie. My beautiful doggie Wiggy unfortunately passed away at the age of 14 but he was our best bud. I hope we get another dogstar in the next few years.
Adventure! I'm a rock climber and although it keeps me fit in the gym, I love getting outdoors on real rock and hope to climb in Europe and the US in the next few years :) Wanna have a wedding on a hike up a mountain? I'm your person. Let's get out into nature.
The artist gene seems to run in my family - photography, tapestry, patchwork, sewing, painting...you name it. It's just a matter of time before I learn how to knit I think.
Music is life.
No hang on, food is life.
No, no wait. Coffee is life. All of the above.
We emigrated from the UK many moons ago and most of my family (including my mum!) lives in beautiful South Wales, near Pembroke. It always feels like my second home when I go back.
I have been involved with the visual side of the arts since high school. I'm a qualified Media and Photography teacher and I was a Film and TV Editor for 8 years. Stills and films are my thing, they always will be.
I love couples who are fun, unique, madly in love and excited about their wedding - for me the best part is watching the connection between my clients, as well as their guests and family members. I really do strive to capture those little moments that you don't even know are happening. Of course I still get the family portraits and gorgeous relaxed photos of you and your betrothed, but those little quirky, funny, heart-warming and joyful moments are what makes me excited!
If your idea of a perfect wedding is a relaxed, fun day celebrating with those you love the most; if you're adventurous and happy; if you want timeless, natural images that you'll still be excited about decades from now, we'll probably be a great fit!
Book me for your wedding photography if you would like:
- Personalised service - I take on a maximum of 40 weddings a year to ensure clients are well looked after. You can always email, text or call if you need any questions answered.
- Personal usage for your high resolution files. If you purchase the high resolution files, you can print to your heart's content, which I strongly encourage!
- Experience and proven consistency - This is my 11th year of business!
- Stunning wedding albums produced by the best album manufacturers in the world and designed by yours truly. I have won awards for my album designs.
I look forward to speaking with you soon! Tell me as much about yourselves as you can in the contact form, I love to hear your story :)
On our trip to the Blue Mountains this year, James and I had our portraits taken by the lovely Grace and Tim at Willow & Co! So I know exactly how you feel to be in front of the camera. It was a fantastic experience and I love the memories of that sunset on the Katoomba escarpment. I'm always telling people how important it is to be in the photos with those you love, so I had to take the plunge!