wedding photography

Elysium Photography brings you a variety of options, ranging from photography coverage for short intimate weddings through to your whole wedding day. You can rest assured knowing that every single integral moment on the biggest day of your lives together is professionally captured. You will be guided through a natural connection processes 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 captured is a true representation of your love and devotion to one another.

I like 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. 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, that authentically tell your 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!

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

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

wedding videography

Wedding videography is the perfect addition to your wedding photography package. We have a fabulously talented team to create an amazing trio of professionals who will dedicate themselves to you on your big day. We pride ourselves on not subcontracting our wedding work. When you book Elysium Photography for your wedding, you can rest assured knowing that you get the best, not just any random who was available on the day. We are with you every step of the way – from that first meeting, right through to delivery of your precious wedding memories.

With a relaxed and connection based focus, we make the day fun and exciting for all involved. We gently guide you through prompts to get you lost in the moment and even forget that we are there filming you! Our Photography+Videography Package gets you 10 hours of coverage combining 2 photographers & 1 videographer, all the best images beautifully edited as full resolution Jpeg on USB in both colour and B&W, a stunning display box filled with 10 matted 5x7in prints, a mobile app with a selection of your favourite wedding images to share with family & friends, a 3-5min highlight clip from the day set to music, with ceremony, speeches and first dance in full, all on USB.

To see what we can do for you, below are some of our recent wedding video’s. There is a mix of short sneak peaks to share on social media and full length 3-5 minute clips. 

Please Note – We do not offer Video Only coverage.

 

 

 

ben & kate’s wedding video

shane & tanias wedding video

daniel & courney’s wedding video

jamie & marcie’s wedding video

INVESTMENT

Each of our Wedding Photography Packages includes*;

  • High resolution Jpegs on USB of all your edited images in both colour and B&W versions
  • Low resolution of all your images for sharing online
  • Travel within the Sydney Metro & surrounding areas
  • 50 Thank You cards – complimentary
  • A display box filled with 10 5”x7” matted Wedding prints – complimentary
  • A mobile app with up to 200 of your favourite wedding images, makes it easy to share with friends and family

Wedding coverage packages range from $2500 – $7500 and you can contact us via the Wedding Enquiry link below for a free information booklet.  *Inclusions vary for Photo+Video Package

GET IN TOUCH

The next step in the booking process is for you to contact me so we can arrange a time for your consultation. Consultations aren’t formal, just a casual, no-pressure meet & greet where we can get to know each other better and it gives you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like. This can be done via Skype, FaceTime, or we can meet at your favourite local coffee shop.

ENSURE EVERY IMPORTANT MOMENT IS LOVINGLY DOCUMENTED

A groom gets emotional as he sees his bride coming down the aisle at Gledswood Estate wedding
Married couple share a kiss outside their Dunbar House wedding venue at night
A married couple kiss under a street light at night at Woolloomooloo
A married couple share a nose kiss as the sun sets after their Gledswood Estate wedding
A couple show off their marriage certificate during their church ceremony
Newlyweds share a tender kiss as they stand on Gledswood Homestead driveway at sunset
A bride stands in Matre Dei Chapel after their wedding ceremony
A groom holding an umbrella jumps for joy after the wedding ceremony at Gledswood Estate
Couple stand cuddling at Manly Pavilion before their wedding ceremony
A bride and groom reflected in a mirror, groom kisses his brides cheek
A woman admires her bridal gown before her Chapel Hill wedding
A bride gets emotional as she says her wedding vows, Gledswood Estate ceremony
Black and white photograph, a groom kisses his brides cheek, she holds his face
Close up photograph of a couple's hands cutting their wedding cake
A bride and groom share a kiss under the veil after their Gledswood Wedding
Married couple stand cuddling on beach rocks after their Dunbar House wedding
A bride brushes her hair behind her ear, standing in a green garden at Gledswood
Bride and groom cuddle at the Chapel Hill Retreat Lake Lodge after their wedding
Newlyweds share their first dance in Gledswood Estate's historic Music Room
A night photograph of a married couple standing under the wedding arch
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
A brides bouquet leans against a rustic ladder at a Belgenny Farm wedding
Bride and groom standing in Gledswood Homestead, lit by a small window as they cuddle
A groom gives their guests a thumbs up walking back down the aisle after the wedding
Details, wedding rings in a timber box sitting in the bridal bouquet

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!

If you are located in Sydney, will our wedding venue incur a travel fee if it 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 appears within the 2 large circled areas, then you don’t need to worry about travel or accommodation fees. Even better, if your venue is within the tiny inner circle, we offer a small discount for your wedding with one of our amazing local Macarthur region venues!

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?

Roughly one week after your wedding day, I will begin releasing sneak peaks of your images on social media. You will receive a link to an online gallery roughly 4 weeks after your wedding where 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 images and print box will then take roughly 1 week to produce from the time that you sign off on your 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.

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 15 per year. 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 our 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.

Do you provide another photographer?

Yes! While a small handful of shorter weddings I cover only require one photographer, I find having that second photographer for longer weddings is extremely beneficial, and provides you with more angles capturing more moments. My second shooter is equally skilled, with a similar shooting style and focus on capturing your natural connections.

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. Why would this be?

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 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 businessfor 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 to your big day!

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