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 CENTRAL COAST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Specialising in fun and non posey wedding images.

 CENTRAL COAST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Specialising in fun and non posey wedding images.

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My Top 5 reasons to have your wedding on the Central Coast.

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Candid wedding photography

One of my most favourite parts of the day to shoot is the candids. Tears, laughter, and enormous smiles. Check out some images here.

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wedding photography prices

A range of packages to suit or create your own! View pricing here.

Hunter Valley wedding

Having your wedding in the Hunter Valley?

Garden, kangaroo’s, peace and quiet. Why the Hunter Valley is a great choice for weddings.

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is my date available?

Check to see if your date is available. 2021 is nearly full and 2022 bookings have started.

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Family portraits on the central coast

Not many people know but I also do family portraits, maternity and engagement shoots. View more.

What I offer

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CUSTOMISED TIMELINES

Once booked I will send over a detailed timeline for you fairly close to the date once I know all your details.

SUPPLIER RECOMMENDATIONS

After 16 years in the business I know lots of fantastic Central Coast suppliers that have the same work ethic as myself.

CONSULTATIONS

Emails, face to face, Facebook messages and phone calls. I am here to help.

FAST TURN AROUND

I am NEVER backlogged. This means a super fast turn around for you. Usually 1-2 weeks.

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REGULAR CHECK IN'S

I know that planning a wedding is daunting. Ask me for advice, no matter how big or small. 

EXPERIENCE

After over 750 weddings I know them back to front. I have worked in cyclonic weather, heat, storms, bright sun, you name it.

My Approach

Creating fun and candid images without the cheesy posing

 

Are you a super chilled couple who are after a photographer with the same vibe? I am a wedding photographer on the Central Coast who specialises in a very laid back approach to wedding photography.

 

My approach to a photographing a wedding is quite simple.  I call it 50/50. Meaning 50% of the day I photograph the “needed shots” such as bridal party , ceremony and family photos. The other 50% is candid, unscripted, as it happens shooting.  I will of course let you know if there is an amazing sunset that we should be using but apart from that the day is yours to enjoy.

 

All you need to do is supply a killer soundtrack, some great food, some happy guests and I am there!

 

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My Approach

Are you a super chilled couple who are after a photographer with the same vibe?

I am a wedding photographer on the Central Coast who specialises in a very laid back approach to wedding photography.

My approach to a photographing a wedding is quite simple.  I call it 50/50. Meaning 50% of the day I photograph the “needed shots” such as bridal party , ceremony and family photos.

The other 50% is candid, unscripted, as it happens shooting.  I will of course let you know if there is an amazing sunset that we should be using but apart from that the day is yours to enjoy.

All you need to do is supply a killer soundtrack, some great food, some happy guests and I am there!

Latest from the Blog

All my latest work on the blog, from local Central Coast weddings to Sydney, Hunter Valley and further. Grab a coffee and have a look around.

Glenworth Valley wedding – A new review

Glenworth Valley wedding – A new review

Yvonne and Joe have sent through a review!What an amazing day surrounded by amazing people! With any lead up to a big day needless to say as a bride I was getting quite nervous. Lisa was cool, calm, collected and most of all patient. We also got the added bonus of...

Somersby Gardens Estate wedding – New review!

Somersby Gardens Estate wedding – New review!

New testimonial from Cassie and Josh! "What an absolute amazing photographer! Lisa was so prompt to respond to our initial enquiry. After discussing with Lisa what we were after in a photographer, she understood exactly which made us feel at ease and extremely excited...

Somersby Garden Estate wedding – Cass and Josh

Somersby Garden Estate wedding – Cass and Josh

Cassie and Josh are married at the gorgeous Somersby Gardens Estate!   How did you meet each other? Josh and I met playing Rugby League at the same club   Describe your ideal wedding day A relaxed party vibe, full of love!   Who did you choose to marry...

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Wedding Gallery

Here are just a few of the many thousands of images I have taken over the 16 + years of photographing weddings.  They range from locally here on the Central Coast, to Sydney, Hunter Valley, Newcastle and further.

If you find that my style suits what you are after just send me a message via the contact form and lets get chatting about your wedding day!

Congratulations! You are engaged and probably overwhelmed.

So how do you choose a  wedding photographer? – Time to plan the dream day you have thought about probably since you were a child right? Everyone will have their own advice, opinion on what you need to do, what you need to book and what you should spend. Everyone’s budget is different, everyone’s ideal day is different. So how do you choose a photographer?

You’ve probably searched google, got some pricing and are now pretty confused.

Whats included in that price? Whats the difference between a spread and a page or a side? What coverage do I actually need? What does it all mean?

I have been photographing weddings on the  Central Coast , Hunter Valley and further for around  16 years and have photographed well over 750 weddings in that time.  I have pretty much seen and heard it all.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something, every wedding photographer runs their business differently.

Things to look out for – Is the photographer you are looking at properly insured? Do they have the equipment needed? If one piece of gear fails do they have back up? Do they have plenty of experience with people, with lighting, with bad weather, with bad light, with angry guests, with drunk guests?

Ask to see albums, full weddings and not just the highlights. Look at their reviews (if they even have any) Some photographers (including me) don’t have Facebook reviews up but that doesn’t mean we don’t have reviews on our websites. It’s too easy for people to leave bad reviews on Facebook when we haven’t even done their wedding or we don’t even know them. While I am on the topic of websites. Do they have one? Or do they just have a Facebook page?

The bottom line is you are paying for experience. Not someone that just bought a camera and now calls themselves a photographer. Half the work a professional photographer does you don’t even see.

To finish up, here are some simple pointers

1 – Ask to see more than just highlights
2 – What do you get for your money?
3 – Are they properly insured, do they have back up gear?
4 – Can they work in rainy weather?
5 – Can you picture yourself, your family and friends with this photographer all day?

Feel free to look around. Use the contact form to let me know about your day.

Featured Articles

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supporting Marriage equality

I am a very proud supporter of marriage equality. Everyone should feel supported, loved and included. Use the contact form and lets get your wedding planning started.

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location photos - where shall we go?

A very popular question I get asked is how long do I need for wedding photos and where do I choose where to have my location photos taken?

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hitting that dance floor

When the dance floor opens its usually around the time when theres been a few wine/beers and everyone is just that little bit more easy going. Which for me is a great opportunity to get some hilarious photos.

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night time images

I quite often get asked if we can duck out during reception and create some night time images. The answer is always a big YES! See some examples here

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Favourite Suppliers

The Central Coast has a huge range of wedding suppliers. Here is a small list of my faves that I have worked with numerous times over the years.

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Wedding Videos

Now offering wedding video’s! I work in conjunction with Bella who produces gorgeous wedding videos. View some here.

Featured Venues

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Fernbank Farm wedding

I have photographed weddings at the stunning Fernbank Farm many many times. Set on 25 acres in the Yarramalong Valley on the NSW Central Coast. Fernbank Farm’s beautiful lake, garden, majestic steel arbour, fig tree and marquee’s create an atmosphere that is simply stunning.

Magenta shores wedding photos

Magenta Shores wedding

Magenta shores is one of these wonderful wedding venues that has it all. Situated near the Entrance on the NSW Central Coast you can start your day with breakfast, get ready in one of their gorgeous rooms, ceremony, location photos and reception all on site. Does it get any easier?

bells at killcare wedding photos

Bells at Killcare wedding

I have to say I have photographed weddings at Bells at Killcare probably at least 40 times over the years and its still one of my faves. With its hampton style cottages, amazingly beautiful grounds and dont even get me started on the food! I simply love shooting here.

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Stables of Somersby wedding

The Stables of Somersby is such a gorgeous place to have your wedding. Nestled on a stunning property, this venue offers accommodation above their amazing barn. Beautiful grounds for your wedding photos that include a little jetty, barn, boathouse and even a horse.  Definitely worth a look.

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Somersby gardens estate wedding

Somersby Gardens Estate is truly a stunning wedding destination. They have a huge 50 acre property that is completely secluded offering ultimate privacy in a glorious native bushland setting.  The estate offers several locations for your wedding ceremony and reception.   

Firescreek winery wedding photos

Firescreek Winery wedding

This place is a must see. Firescreek winery is nestled on a gorgeous property in Holgate the gardens are simply breathtaking. Not to mention the endless photo opportunities here. Contact Nadia to find out more about this amazing place for ceremony and location photos.

Testimonials

What couples are saying

“Wow – words cannot describe the praise I have for this photographer. She captured the most magnificent pictures of our wedding day and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Lisa knows the best lighting to capture for your photos and also has the unique ability to capture real special moments of people without them realising”. 

Lisa was the perfect combination of casual, in control, down to earth, fun, and professional. We’re still floored by how stunning the photos we received were. We absolutely recommend whichever package covers your entire wedding from beginning to end because you won’t want to miss a moment. “

 

Lisa is so talented and I’m so glad I chose her for my wedding. She is the kind of photographer that you barely notice on the day as she isn’t at all intrusive but she ends up with the most amazing shots. Lisa also provides a snapshot blog of the wedding photos within a few days so you don’t have to wait too long to see some of them. She is so helpful in the lead up to the wedding with lots of suggestions and recommendations.”

 

“Lisa was absolutely amazing from the moment we booked her. She was always very helpful and went above and beyond for what you would expect from a typical photographer. On the day Lisa was extremely professional and ensured every moment was captured from start to finish. She is extremely diligent, efficient and the images were outstanding. Highly recommend for any event!.”

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your photography style?

My style is photo journalistic and a little directed when needed. I like to photograph the day as it unfolds. Most couples that I have photographed already have said it didnt even feel like I was there.

I truly believe to get the best photographs for your most important day, you and your partner need to be as relaxed as possible…oh and let’s have some fun too!

What kind of Equipment do you use?

I use Fuji camera’s and lenses. I carry a backup of everything incase anything should go wrong. I like to know that I have every possible outcome covered.
My camera has dual card slots that backs up the images as I shoot too.

How many pictures will you take?

I dont have a limit on how much I shoot. Most couples usually end up with around 600-800 images depending on how long I am booked for.

Do we get to choose which images are colour or black and white?

I shoot everything in colour.  While I am editing your photos I will see which ones I believe would benefit greatly from being turned into a black and white.

What is required to book the date?

I require both a deposit of $500 this is non refundable as well as a signed contract. This guarantees your date. The  balance is due 4 weeks before the day of the event.  Since I book my dates on a first come first serve basis, I do not hold dates until I actually receive both a signed contract and deposit. However, if someone else asks about my services on your date, I will try my best to inform you beforehand.

Do you have packages?

Sure do!   To receive a pdf pricelist, just pop me an email at [email protected] or alternatively you can make up your own! Just let Lisa know what you would like included.

How about products?

I have a range of beautifully made albums, prints, canvas prints and parent albums.  All proudly Australian Made. Please feel free to contact me on 0438 643 026 to meet up so you can view these products.

Do you charge extra for travel?

If your wedding is on the NSW Central Coast or the Hunter Valley, I dont charge for travel. However if your wedding is in Sydney there will be a $200 travel fee. I am available throughout Australia and the world, there will be an additional travel and accommodation charge though.

Do you mind if people other than you take photographs during the wedding?

No, I do not mind at all, your family and friends are excited you are getting married! I do however ask that when I am getting certain shots that other guests wait till I have taken the photos I need, then they can get the ones they want.

Do we get  high resolution images?

Yes you do. Your files will be available to download 1-2 weeks after your wedding. I do suggest that you send the link to family and friends to make back up copies.

Am I required to feed you at reception?

Yes, I do require a vegetarian (no mushrooms please) meal. Weddings are long and are very hard on my body, I need a chance to refuel. Another handy tip is to ask for your vendors meal to come out just after yours. That way we have a chance to sit and have a break and eat properly without rushing.

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