My name is Peggy, I'm a wedding photographer based in Perth, Western Australia. I am a photographer of people. A lover of natural light. My heart is hooked on documenting love and all that makes it magnificently unique.
I love capturing the vulnerability that comes with people expressing their love to one another. I look for intimacy found in a quiet moment, and the emotions so openly shared on your wedding day so that years from now when you gaze at the images you will remember exactly how you felt at that time.
I am especially fond of the non-traditional and quirky wedding celebrations, the small backyard nuptials, super intimate elopements, big guest-filled receptions and genuinely creative weddings that are a true reflection of those declaring their love.
Wedding collections start at $3000.
To enquire if I am available on your wedding date fill out the attached contact form and I will respond with my pricing and information guide. Please note I am currently booking dates up to 18 months in advance (so if you're apprehensive about enquiring for a 2018 date, don't be!).
I am based in Western Australia but am happy to travel to the edge of the world to document love. If you have a fun location idea for your wedding, I'm there!
You can read more about my style on my FAQ page.
Engagement and lifestyle couple or family portrait photo shoots $550.
Emails are replied to within 24 hours.
I'm Peggy. I live in Perth and spend a fair chunk of my time loitering around Freo sniffing out good coffee.
I don't function without coffee.
I am introverted but love people, so although I love to hibernate and spend a lot of time at home for the most part, I also love a good chinwag when you get me out of the house.
I am fascinated by what makes people tick. I love seeing people enjoy the company of those around them, which is probably why weddings are my bag.
I have been fascinated with capturing moments in photos since I was in high school. I still have boxes and boxes (and boxes) of prints that I have taken over the years.
I played piano as a teen. I dream about taking it up again, which no doubt will happen someday. I can't sing to save myself though.
I have an ever-growing indoor plant obsession.
I have a teenage son, he is my best mate, and my pride and joy. We have a brown dog who gets way more attention from my son than I do. He is stinky (the dog that is), and incredibly sweet. Whenever we go away we miss him like mad and ask whoever is minding him to send us lots of photos. They are usually just photos of him sleeping.
I rarely take my cameras out with me unless I am shooting a wedding. It's not because I associate shooting with 'work', it's just that my passion when it comes to photography pretty much revolves around capturing love and the unity of two lovers and the celebrations that come with weddings. Even when I travel I leave my cameras at home.
I try to be kinder every day.
Peak hour traffic makes me twitchy.
I love that I get to do this amazing gig for my work.
I'm one of those crazy photographers that actually loves the editing process. I do all my own editing and at times I feel like I have square eyes from the amount of time I spend staring at the screen. Still, I wouldn't swap it for anything.
I'd love to talk to you about your upcoming nuptials, so please head over to my contact page for more info.
And get in touch!
How many images do we receive? And how long before we receive them?
The final collection is approximately 500 fully edited and carefully curated images for full day coverage. You receive them about 6-8 weeks after your wedding. I send about 10 sneak peek images to you the day following your wedding to enjoy in your newlywed bliss, and I publish a blog post (or private gallery if you prefer) about 4-6 weeks after your wedding with about 70-100 images showing the story of your day.
Do you travel for weddings?
Sure do! Say where and when, and I’m there! There is a travel cost involved which I will outline should you contact me. I would especially love to photograph a wedding in Finland. Or Norway. Or New Zealand. Or Finland.
How do we know if you’re the right photographer for us?
You just know. By now I’m assuming you’ve looked at my most recent work on my journal so if my style is what you like, and you can imagine yourself in images taken by me, then look no further.
How would you describe your style?
Candid. Natural. Real. There is no way I'll be asking for cheesy poses or forced smiles. I prefer to document your wonderful day as it unfolds; Grandma making tea in the kitchen as you get ready, the groom with a tear in his eye as he sees his beautiful bride walking down the aisle, guests cutting it up on the dance floor celebrating the love. That's what I'm capturing. I am also obsessed with the small details so dotted in between lots of photos of happy people are the photos of the pretty little details that you'll appreciate years after your wedding.
Do we need to provide you with a shot list?
No. As I am a documentary photographer I photograph what I see as it happens, a shot list is not necessary (in fact I discourage it).
Do we get high resolution images, and are they watermarked?
No watermarks from me. You will receive web-ready images that you can share online, and high resolution images for print. No need to come back to me later to ask for images as they’re all yours from the get-go.
Do you work solo or with a second photographer?
For weddings that are five hours and over I like to have a second shooter. She (or he) will usually be getting shots from a different perspective to mine which only adds to your final collection. I usually have my second photographer with me from the groom getting ready through ceremony.
We don’t like having our photo taken. Not a question.
That’s fine, neither do I. The best part about me taking your photos is you will hardly even notice I am there. Truly! A few times after the bridal party portrait session I've had the groom or a groomsman say “that was actually fun!” It’s all about being fun, in a natural, non-freaky way. I won’t be asking the groomsmen to pretend to throw the bride in the air (unless she wants to be thrown in the air then knock yourselves out!). There will be some gentle direction during the portraits but for the rest of your day and night, I’m literally lurking around with my camera snapping the moments as they unfold. Sound easy? It is.
How do we book you?
Simply contact me to see if I am available on your date. And if so, all I need is a signed agreement which I forward to you by email, and a deposit of 30% to save your date. Then, I’m all yours!
Do we get to meet before our wedding?
Absolutely. I love nothing more than to whittle away hours chatting over coffee (or wine) discussing exciting things like weddings. I run through the best light of the day, timing, I can even help with recommendations of vendors and locations for portraits if you need that. Once you have booked we’ll find a suitable time to sit and run through your wedding plans. If you’d like to chat before you book, I offer Skype sessions and I have limited meeting times available for in-person chats.
Do you offer albums and can you arrange prints?
Sure do. Sure can. I highly recommend you consider a fine art album, they're gorgeous and they are the perfect medium for displaying and storing your images. An album essentially tells the story of your day, pretty much in the same way I've documented it. I will bring samples to show you when we meet.
FINE ART LONE PINE ALBUMS
A magnificent timeless album designed to hold your love story on paper, beautifully bound in leather or fabric, made lovingly in Australia.
I strongly urge you to consider an album, it'll quickly replace your digital images as your favourite memory-holder of your special day.
10x10" albums start at $1250.