Camden and Macarthur Wedding Photographer

Wedding photography at various Macarthur venues

Laura is an award winning Wedding Photographer residing in South West Sydney. She has worked in the photography profession for over 20 years and loves to bring out the authentic connections and candid moments between her couples on their special day.

 

I specialise in photographing candid intimate weddings at many of our gorgeous Macarthur and Camden wedding venues and all across Sydney. Elysium Photography brings you a variety of coverage options, with photography for 2hr elopement micro weddings, 5hr or 8hr weddings. You can rest assured knowing that every single integral moment on the day you get to be married to your soul mate is professionally and beautifully captured. You will be guided through a natural connection process where we get you to relax and get lost in the moment with your new spouse, enjoying a laugh along the way, ensuring that you never feel awkward or staged, and that every beautiful moment photographed is a true representation of your love and devotion to one another.

I am always mindful that this is YOUR big day and not just my photo shoot. I want you both to feel as relaxed as possible. I want to take photos that are meaningful, emotional, images that authentically tell your wedding story, and document moments you didn’t even know I was capturing! The more I know about you as a couple, the better I can tell YOUR love story through imagery! With a variety of wedding photography packages and prices starting from $1980, we’re able to document whatever you’ve got planned for your special day! Need more than 8 hours? Not to worry, we also offer extended wedding hours to cover even more of your big day!

If you are planning to have your wedding prep, ceremony, portraits and reception all at one of our gorgeous local Macarthur or Camden Wedding Venues, we offer a $200 discount since we have much less travel requirements between locations!

I love to meet with my wedding clients before they book. This gives you both a chance to get to know me a little better and ask any questions – I want all of my couples to feel at ease and 100% confidant when booking with me. We can get together at a local coffee shop or schedule a Zoom meeting.

To view more glorious images from my previous weddings, please visit my RECENT WORK page and you can browse in more detail how I capture an entire wedding from start to finish, and all the important moments in-between!

Interstate and destination wedding enquiries are welcome. Travel/accommodation fees may apply.

 

 

Want to see what goes into photographing a real wedding day?

Click the link below to watch our Behind the Scenes film which follows Laura for a day as she goes about creating wedding magic for her couples.

Wedding Photography Packages

All of our Wedding Photography packages include all of the images from your day edited in both colour and B&W with Full Res and Low Res versions for you to treasure!

Gledswood Wedding - A groom cuddles his bride in a dimly lit room in front of a small window

I DO, I DO TOO

Includes 1 photographer for 2 hours of Wedding photography

This is the perfect option for elopements or micro weddings when you just want the essential captured. It’s ideal for coverage of the ceremony and portraits afterwards, short and intimate.

Gledswood Wedding - bride and groom walk along the venue driveway

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Includes 1 photographer for 5 hours of Wedding photography

Also includes a complimentary display box with personalised wedding details filled with 10 beautifully matted 5x7in colour prints

This package is ideal for those of you planning on capturing the important moments. We can document your wedding ceremony, I-DO crew portraits and the reception formalities.

Gledswood Wedding Photo - the bride dances with her father during the reception

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Includes 2 photographers for 8 hours of Wedding photography. Also includes complimentary display box with personalised wedding details filled with 10 beautifully matted 5x7in colour prints and 50 Thank You cards

For those of you wanting to record all the fun stuff, then this one’s for you! This option is perfect for capturing everything from prep, wedding ceremony, portraits with your I-DO crew, through to reception formalities and partying on into the night with your favourite people!

Additional hours of coverage are available and can be added to any of the above wedding packages.

NEED HELP FINDING THE RIGHT WEDDING VENDORS?

Finding the right team to help make your wedding day perfection is now so much easier. Our preferred vendor list is made up of a variety of Sydney, Camden and Southern Highlands wedding vendors that our previous couples have recommended to us as having made their day amazing. These vendors have worked with us on many occasions and along with our couples, we can vouch for them being trustworthy vendors and knowing that they will go above and beyond to create absolute magic for their couples. Click the links below to view their webpage and see their style of work.

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CAPTURING YOUR GENUINE MOMENTS, UNPOSED AND RAW

A groom gets emotional as he sees his bride coming down the aisle at Gledswood Estate wedding
Wall art display of a couples Burnham Grove Wedding
Married couple share a kiss outside their Dunbar House wedding venue at night
A woman admires her bridal gown before her Chapel Hill wedding
Newlyweds share a tender kiss as they stand on Gledswood Homestead driveway at sunset
Bride and groom stand on a wharf laughing after their wedding ceremony on Sydney harbour
Married couple stand cuddling on beach rocks after their Dunbar House wedding
Wedding photography album cover sample
A bride preparing her wedding dress before the ceremony
Newlyweds stand with their foreheads together under the brides veil after their wedding
Newlyweds stand kissing at a fountain surrounded by sparklers at sunset
Framed canvas displaying a couple on their wedding day
Bride and groom cuddle at the Chapel Hill Retreat Lake Lodge after their wedding
A couple hold hands as they cut into their wedding cake
A bride and groom share a kiss under the veil after their Gledswood Wedding
A couple stand under an arch in the Sydney Botanic Gardens as rain falls after their micro wedding
Wedding photo album covered in teal material with gold foil embossing
A couple stand under a white arbor at Gledswood Estate at sunset after their micro wedding ceremony
Newlyweds pause for a kiss outside their Springfield House reception
A brides bouquet leans against a rustic ladder at a Belgenny Farm wedding
Newlyweds share their first dance in Gledswood Estate's historic Music Room
Album display of a couples Gledswood Estate Wedding
Black and white photograph, married couple stand cuddling in the rain at night
A married couple share a kiss sitting in their wedding Kombi as their kids pull faces
Detail photograph of a brides wedding ring sitting in her wedding bouquet
Gledswood Wedding Photo - bride and groom embrace standing on the homestead driveway
Wall art display of a Gledswood Estate wedding
A groom gives their guests a thumbs up walking back down the aisle after the wedding
Bride and groom standing in Gledswood Homestead, lit by a small window as they cuddle
A married couple kiss under a street light at night at Woolloomooloo
A couple excitedly cheer on their wedding day standing on top of the grassy hills of Ottimo House at sunset

Wedding faq’s

We've read your 5 star reviews, seen all your beautiful images and we're wanting to book! What happens next?

Hooray, great decision! Here’s how it works. Once you’ ve contacted me, I’ll check that I’m available for your wedding date. If I have your wedding date available, I will email through a quote for the type of coverage you require, along with a link to our client agreement and questionnaire. The more details you give me about your day in the questionnaire, the better I can visualise your day and check that we’ll be a good fit for you. I like to schedule an informal meeting with you both so that we can discuss your big day face to face and I can answer any questions you might have about the service I offer. Once you have both decided that you’d love to work with me on your wedding day (of course you do), you just hit approve on the wedding quote, which will automatically generate an invoice for you to pay your wedding retainer. Wedding dates are not held without a paid booking retainer and signed client agreement.

How should we best plan our day to make the most of our photo opportunity?

Each and every wedding I photograph is different, and it’s vital to consider what is important to you, since this is YOUR big day! I tend to offer my couples a general guideline for the day to help their day run smoothly and that they get the most out of their time with me. One thing to consider is the time of sunset on your wedding day, as this changes depending on the season. If you love that delicious golden glow that you see in many of my images, then the hour or two before sunset is important. An example timeline for your wedding day could look something like this;

3:30pm Ceremony

4:00pm Ceremony finishes, mingle with your guests as they congratulate you both

4:30pm Group photo and shots with family members

5:00pm Bridal party and Couples shots on location or somewhere nearby

6:00pm SUNSET

6:30pm Time to join the reception and party on into the night!

 

Better yet, if you plan on doing a first look with your soon-to-be-hubby, you could always do your bridal portraits BEFORE the ceremony so that there is no need for your guests to wait around after the ceremony. You could all go straight from ceremony into party mode!

Will there be a travel fee if our wedding venue isn't located in Sydney?

Many of our weddings are not located in Sydney. With a few travel options available, we can cater to most of the popular wedding locations without having to charge travel fees. If your wedding venue is within 100km travel distance from 2565, then you don’t need to worry about travel or accommodation fees. We also don’t charge travel or accommodation fees for Central Coast venues. Even better, if you have your wedding prep, ceremony, portraits and reception at one of our amazing local Macarthur or Camden region venues, you qualify for a $200 discount off your package due to reduced travel and time requirements!

If you are having an Interstate or Destination Wedding in some far off exotic location, we have very economical travel fees to bring you that one step closer to choosing us!

How long does it take before we can see our images?

You will receive a link to an online gallery roughly 4-8 weeks after your wedding, depending on the hours of coverage booked. There you will have access to all of the images from your day and will be able to select your favourites for the printed display box which is part of your wedding package. You can also download the low-res image files and share them with family and friends online. Your USB of all the images and print box will then take roughly 1 week to produce from the time that you sign off on your printed image selection. 

Do you provide us with the RAW image files?

No, you receive only full resolution edited Jpeg files. RAW files are only readable through special photo editing software and are not part of the full service photography experience I pride myself on.

How many images do you take?

With each and every wedding being unique and different, I don’t put a limit on the number of images I provide. My aim on your day is to take as many images as possible which will best tell your unique love story. Our approximation is 40-50 images per hour of coverage, depending on the dynamics and events on the day. All images delivered are edited and supplied as high resolution, allowing you to print any size and quantity you desire.

How many weddings do you shoot in a year?

To ensure each and every one of my wedding couples receives the highest level of service from me, I cap the number of weddings I photograph at 2 weddings per month. This also means my availability is extremely limited and it’s a good idea to book sooner rather than later to ensure you get Laura as your photographer for your wedding.

Is an engagement session essential?

It is not essential, but I put a lot of emphasis on the importance of having an engagement session. It gives us the chance to get to know each other, it helps you to get comfortable being in front of the camera, and it provides you both with beautiful images which can be used for invites, guests books or signature frame at the wedding.

Will you be the one shooting our wedding day?

Yes, absolutely! While I do have a second photographer for the longer wedding package, I will most definitely be the photographer capturing your big day. I do not send associates or junior photographers to cover weddings – I want to be the one there for you through every step of the process. All of the images you see on my website have been captured and edited by me.

Do you pose us or make us do silly things that look cheesy?

No, absolutely not! For 90% of the day, I will simply document the day as it unfolds and capture the moments that are meaningful to you, and even the moments you didn’t even realise I was photographing. The other 10% of the time, I will simply guide you and give you some helpful direction to connect you naturally, such as “oh the light is amazing over here” or “go on, squeeze her as tight as you can”.

We've found photographer's who have cheaper pricing. Do you price match?

It’s vital to select vendors based on more than just price alone. You should feel drawn to their work and the style they offer, you should be able to meet or talk to them in person and feel confidant that they will provide you with the best customer service before, during and after your wedding. If there is a dramatic price difference, then chances are they have cut some corners or are not as highly skilled. I am fully insured, I shoot with high quality equipment, all of your images are backed up in multiple locations to minimise data loss, I have a high level of experience and I plan on being in this business for the long haul. My wedding packages have been priced in a way that reflects my experience, level of service, time invested, image quality and me devoting myself fully to your big day!

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Elysium Photography provides on location and studio Maternity, Newborn, Sitter, Cake smash, Family and Wedding photography and services all Camden, Campbelltown, Liverpool, Bankstown, Sutherland Shire areas and surrounding suburbs of South West Sydney.