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 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.
- 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 brides and grooms, 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 :)