About Paris Hawken Photography
I like to capture moments quietly, with a relaxed, photojournalistic approach. I’ll capture real emotions throughout your day, all the big moments, and all the little moments too. The little moments sometimes speak more loudly than the big moments. I will steer clear of the traditional, posed wedding photography, and instead focus on documenting your day as honestly as I can, not working to a shot list – rather capturing things as they happen. I’m inspired by people and by light, and I would love to create something that is authentically you, for you to have forever.
Behind The Brand
Your best piece of advice for event planning?
Don’t be too hung up on the schedule! The best weddings are the ones when people go with the flow, and are relaxed about timings. Also, take your photographers advice on getting the best out of the light. If that means heading in to your reception 15 minutes later than scheduled, then do it because that last light of the day is something really magic. Also, take some time out to have photos with just the two of you during the day – it might be the only time you get alone together for the whole day.
What was the spark for Paris Hawken Photography? Where did the story begin?
I started photographing weddings after finishing studying photography and moving back to Margaret River in 2015. I soon fell in love with the whole process, and of how different weddings are now – I loved meeting my amazing clients, seeing them do things their way and being given complete creative freedom on their wedding day.
What inspires you creatively?
I’m inspired by light, travel and candid moments – those are the absolute best.
Most memorable place you’ve travelled?
The Arches National Park in Utah, America. That place was powerful.
On a typical weekend we’ll find you?
Shooting a wedding most likely, then hanging out and surfing with my partner Tom and our dog Hugo tagging along on the Sunday.
A favorite quote?
“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place”