About This Day Forward
I’m a little bit different from other wedding photographers. I don’t believe in posed photos, I like to capture candid fun and real moments, which reflect your best side and the natural vibe of the day.
Rather than disappearing for hours of photos, lets go for a walk when the light gets nice for 10 – 15 minutes. I’m there to capture you having an amazing time with your guests in an unobtrusive and authentic way. So let’s disappear a couple times when the light gets nice, so that you can focus on being a part of your wedding and enjoying the food and champagne.
Rather than telling you what to do. Think of me like a friend with a camera, a guide to getting the best photos. Most people have never been married before, so let me help you have the bloody best day ever.
If you’ve just dropped a knee or screamed a giant ‘YES!’, let’s meet up for wine, coffee or even jump on FaceTime.
Behind The Brand
How would you describe your photography style?
I love how art is subjective and every person interprets style differently. I’ve often struggled with self definition or subjectively looking at my own work. If I had to have a stab, I’ve always pursued elegance and timelessness. There’s something about elegance that doesn’t get old.
That being said, I consistently try to make people feel something when they see my images. Capturing the spirit of the day, the essence of a person, the emotion of a moment. Whilst every frame is composed and considered, many of the beautiful moments are given to you. You’re just there to catch them.
What is it that makes an image magical?
I think magical images are a crescendo of serendipity. Light, composition, chemistry, and evolution of a moment. These fleeting moments are captured because the photographer recognises a series of beautiful coincidences, amongst the anarchy of a wedding day.
Creating beautiful images is like catching butterflies with your hands, (a weird analogy I know) but it requires patience and a delicate observation of natural events.
What advice would you give to the camera-shy couple?
I hate having my photo taken, a lot of people do. I think it’s because we were all raised to smile at the camera whilst squinting into the sun. Let’s throw this out the window and focus on fun. Drink Champagne, eat food, have fun. When the light gets super nice, let’s go for a walk and put all your energy into the person who just became your forever. Don’t look at the camera. It’s not about smiling, it’s about having an amazing time and capturing that.
Good photographers blend in and soothe camera anxiety by knowing when to push or step back.
Do you travel interstate or internationally?
Yes! My partner is French so we try to travel to France each year to visit. I also take on wedding bookings whilst I’m there. I base myself in the South West of France for around 6 weeks and love mini-adventures to hang out with awesome couples on their wedding day.
As an estimate, how long does your editing process take?
I try to get weddings out in a timely fashion. If you don’t stay on top of it you can get a backlog very quickly. This year I’m doing 38 weddings (at the moment) and try to get images to couples in roughly 4-5 weeks.
Describe a magical moment from a wedding you’ve photographed…
Every wedding has its magic. I’ve had the privilege of capturing two weddings where the Mother of the Bride was terminally ill. Capturing these images is one of the honors of my life. As bittersweet as it is, there is magic in giving people beautiful images which they will treasure forever.
In one case, the Mum needed to go lay down during the reception. Shortly after the bride went to the room to make sure her Mum was okay and asked me to come. They sat with their heads together and embraced. Smiled with the joy and love a mother and daughter can share on a wedding day and just for a moment pretended like everything was fine.
That beautiful lady died a week later and the family haven’t let me forget how much those images mean to them.
I think the moral of the story is that the magic lies in having the right people around you on your wedding day.
Why we love it…
There’s a glowing beauty to Will’s images. Capturing the light, landscape and laughter of a wedding is his forte, with an effortless charm and emotional warmth emanating from each frame.
For the couple…
For the laid-back couple looking for a friendly, down-to-earth photographer that will beautifully document their day while making them feel comfortable in front of the lens.
Let go and free yourself from overthinking – Will’s unobtrusive approach will capture every emotive and stylish detail.