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About Lei Lei Clavey

Lei Lei's approach is simple: photographing your day as it naturally unfolds in her signature editorial style. She shoots candid images while you soak up every moment of the day, from locking eyes down the aisle to your first kiss as a married couple and pouring that celebratory champagne tower. If you are looking for a photographer who will commit to tailoring a unique, curated and thoroughly enjoyable experience, then work with Lei Lei to create something truly beautiful together.

Behind The Brand

How would you describe your photography style?

Romantic, documentary photography captured with an editorial eye sums up my signature style. I like to work with natural light and seldom use ambient light unless necessary.

I aim to capture timeless, beautiful wedding photographs that frame genuine emotion to paint the story of my couple’s day. My approach on the day is calm, relaxed and non-obtrusive for the most part. However, I’m not afraid to step in and gently guide the shots when necessary. My experience in fashion and editorial photography also filters through my work.

 

What is it that makes an image magical?

Those moments captured in-between. The magic frequently happens in the last few minutes, or even seconds, after I tell the couple we’re finished shooting. They relax and that’s most often when I capture those truly authentic moments between them.

 

What advice would you give to the camera-shy couple?

Forget about me and the lens, be in the presence of each other. I like to advise my couples to not look at my camera unless I direct them to. I offer guidance, if necessary, and then tell them to move freely from there, that way they feel comfortable and at ease while still feeling and looking natural.

 

Do you travel interstate or internationally?

Yes, I do! I have some beautiful weddings booked interstate which I am particularly excited about. I am also beginning to take on international bookings.

 

As an estimate, how long does your editing process take?

Each gallery is delivered between 4-6 weeks after the wedding. I spend an average of 25+ hours editing all of my couple’s final photos. I make sure every single one is pristine before I send them out, this is why delivery takes a little time.

 

Describe a magical moment from a wedding you’ve photographed…

I love ‘first looks’! There’s a beautiful intimacy in capturing a couple’s reaction when they see each other for the first time on their wedding day without the distraction of an audience. More often than not, it’s just the couple and myself standing off in the distance. It’s an opportunity for them to bask in their love for each other, and soak up the joy, excitement and anticipation in this rare moment of stillness together before their big day ahead.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

An aesthetic awash with dreamy light, where stylish detail, authentic emotion and effortless elegance converge into frames of poetic beauty…

 

For the couple…

Seeking a photographer with an incredible eye for fashion and design-focused detail. Lei Lei’s relaxed yet professional approach is ideal for couples looking for that luxurious feel to their wedding imagery, yet want to shoot with someone laid-back and approachable.

 

Editor’s tips…

Lei Lei’s eye for photographing intricate detail is exquisite, so embrace bridal designs that are uniquely constructed or adorned with lace, beading or embroidery. For your reception, feel confident when layering textures, florals and decor elements – you can be assured Lei Lei will document each element and nuance beautifully.