We want to give you timeless wedding photos you can share with loved ones for years to come. Being married ourselves, we’ve seen how our wedding pics become ever more special as the years roll on. Keeping the vibe relaxed and free of tension is one of the most important skills a photographer needs to get awesome shots. If you’re a bit worried about being in front of the camera, you don’t need to be! Our documentary style approach means for the most part you’ll forget we are even there.
Pieter is the main photographer - his friendly and relaxed personality will help you feel at ease, allowing your special moments to be beautifully documented. Having photographed all types of personalities and people over the last ten years, Pieter knows when to back off or give some direction. He studied photography in Belgium and worked for many years on the east coast of Oz doing a mix of commercial and wedding photography. You can check out his other work at pieternaessens.com.au
He’s married to Tina (who helps out with things like building this website). They live in Cowaramup with their two little children.
Cream Coloured Ponies is a lyric out of My Favourite Things from the The Sound of Music movie & musical. It’s such a happy, warm song - yes oh sooooo cheesy - but we love it as it invokes instant happiness! How’s this for extra cheese….your wedding day is a day of favourites; you get to marry your favourite person, have your favourite peeps surround you whilst drinking and eating your favourite things & dancing to your favourite kind of beats! So the name is from a song that embodies all these feelings ;)
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed choosing a wedding photographer check out our tips to help you make a confident choice.
#1 Style First and foremost, check out as many different photographers’ portfolios as you can. You know what style speaks to you best. Make a short list and contact them to check availability.
#2 Meet up Schedule to meet up with your top picks. Style is a huge part, however personality and professionalism are almost as important. You will be sharing one of the most intimate days of your life with your photographer, so feeling comfortable is really important (think about when you’re getting ready and the moment your husband-to-be melts into tears as he sees you approaching - oh yes it happens almost every time!).
#3 Coverage Find out what packages the photographer offers. Often they will have a range of options from ‘essentials’ (i.e. selection of high resolution edited images on USB) to ‘the lot’ (ie albums, prints, online gallery, additional retouching) and everything in between. Work out what your budget will allow, remembering these are the moments you will share visually with future family – you want them to be timeless and last generations.
#4 Editing Photographing your wedding day isn’t where a photographer’s work ends. ‘Post-production’ or the process of selecting and perfecting your images, is where the majority of a good photographer’s time is spent. Find out what your photographer does during this stage and what their retouching experience is. What you don’t want is a generic treatment to all your pictures so they can be delivered quickly.