So you and your loved one are going to get married somewhere epic, and you’ll both look the best you ever have – surely anyone with an iphone 4 could snap some decent pics for you on the day…
As I now know, your wedding photographer does so much more than just get some great photos of you and your loved ones. They spend as much time with you throughout the day as your new husband or wife, so they need to be ok to hang around on the best day of your life. They also need to fade into the background so you can be your uninhibited, natural self. Jake fulfils both criteria sensationally. Having him with us was just like having one of our friends who we’ve known forever hanging around, and for a tall, ginger lad he does remarkably well at fading into the crowd- he captured moments that I didn’t know he was anywhere in the vicinity of.
Our photos are natural, blissful and raw, and capture the love that embodied our day. There isn’t a photo in there that I wouldn’t be happy to have hanging on my wall.
One of the things that drew us to Jake was his style- I would best describe it as raw, natural, spontaneous and honest. He isn’t about every photo being perfectly posed or styled, he shows the imperfections and flaws of the day (such as us constantly referring to the weather app on our wedding day)
Looking at our photos immediately takes me back to all the feelings I had on the day.
Even though we had spent dozens of hours at our wedding venue, Jake was able to scout new photo locations that we had previously overlooked, and are now some of our favourite photos.
Spending money on a good photographer was some of the best money we spent for the day, and now that the day has passed, I’m so glad we invested in making our memories tangible
Laura + Mark
Jake, it’s hard to find the words to describe just how fantastic you are. Alex and I can’t thank you enough for shooting our day – the photos you’ve given us are so special, each photo is a memory captured in a perfectly unique way. Not only are you an all-round genuinely great bloke, you have an immeasurable talent for seeing something no-one else can and getting your camera to see it too. You made us feel comfortable, no stiff poses or awkward direction, just some gentle guidance and a few laughs meant our portraits were natural and relaxed. I’m so grateful to you for giving us these photos that we’ll have for a lifetime. Have a look through Jake’s work and you’ll see for yourself how talented he really is – Jake was the one vendor that was a non-negotiable for us, its obvious he loves what he does, he was worth every cent. Thanks again, big love ❤️
Alex + Karryn
From the first time we met Jake we knew he was the perfect fit for us. We didn’t need to meet with any other Photographer. From that day on whenever someone in the Wedding Industry in the Geelong/Great Ocean Road area asked who our Photographer was and we told them, each one of them would tell us how lucky we are to have him shoot our wedding. They were not lying. Jake was always professional but also always our friend. He had the task first up of shooting 4 tradies who had never worn a suit let alone taken professional photos before. He made everyone feel comfortable and made the whole process fun and easy. The portraits that were taken of us were unbelievably beautiful and it was as though we weren’t posing for portraits at all. We were having to much fun! Jake was a vital part of our Wedding Day and we couldn’t have imagined him not being apart of it! Receiving our photos blew us away. He has an amazing talent of capturing the real you but also creating breathtaking images. We then received our album which is even more beautiful than we could have imagined. Having the images in a printed form makes them appear even more special. So many of our guests not only have complimented how amazing our images are, but also what a great guy Jake was on the day. Could not recommend him enough!
Nat + Jarryd
Jake was more than just a photographer to us and our bridal party. He was our chauffeur so we could drink throughout the portraits, he scouted out great locations for said photos, and most of all, he was a mate to us all. He made everyone feel comfortable in all situations and provided insight to areas we had no idea about – especially pinning on buttonholes! Jake was there when we needed him but otherwise he blended into the crowd, snapping hundreds of photos without us realising. It’s thanks to Jake that we got to not only reflect on such a magical day, but see all the small moments we missed. We could never fully express our gratitude and highly recommend Jake!
Maddy + Tom