Our Approach

Just a few key points about us, 

our heart is always for creativity and connection, honest moments and the imperfectly beautiful. Our approach is calm and unobtrusive, allowing your day to unfold naturally and capturing all that takes place rather than interrupting to orchestrate shots. 

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When you book our photography services, both Trent and Jessie will be there to document your day. Having two professional photographers ensures less time pressure, a calm atmosphere and more opportunity for different angles and honest moments to be captured. It also means that you are getting the benefit of two main photographers, rather than a professional photographer and a less experienced second shooter.

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If you’re keen for photo and film, you will be booking all three of us, Trent, Jessie and Tim. We've put together a team where we know each other well, we understand how each of us works and our styles are cohesive, enabling us to work seamlessly together to produce a beautiful product, where the photos and film truly compliment each other. 

The three of us were recently invited to capture Penny and Matt's wedding in Tenterfield. Below, you can view some of the highlights from their day in both photo and film.

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photo highlights

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We would love to hear from you.
Trent, Jessie and Tim x

Light

 
 

When it comes to photography, nothing could be more important than light. The very way a photograph is created requires light to enter the lens and react with the film or sensor to create an image. Not only is light a crucial element to the physical creation of an image, it will also determine the feel and mood of every one of your photos. So, it’s worthwhile taking the time to consider the lighting for your wedding, here are just a few things to think about when planning your day.

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Window Light 

Walking into a space with big windows and light streaming in is probably one of our favourite lighting scenarios. The soft outside light is often very flattering and the resulting shadows create interest. Big windows where you are getting ready is a real bonus, not only for us but your hair and makeup artists will thank you too. We love creating portraits with window light.

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Outdoor Ceremony Lighting

If you are planning an outdoor ceremony, even shade is ideal. We know this is not always possible, so if you can't have even shade, try to avoid having the sun shining directly into either of your faces, where one of you may be squinting and the other in shadow. Dappled lighting can also be tricky. If your outdoor ceremony is in a sunny location, having the sun behind you is one of the best scenarios. It’s a good idea to visit your ceremony location close to your wedding date, even the day before and stand in position at the time of your ceremony to see what the sun is doing, then you can always angle the ceremony orientation to ensure the best lighting conditions possible.

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Indoor Ceremony Lighting

When it comes to an indoor ceremony, the lighting is often already in place and it may not be possible to change it. The crucial things to look out for are whether there is enough light where you will be standing and if you will be on a stage with access to stage lighting we suggest warm/yellow light as this will be most flattering for skin tones. Even if you would like to use coloured lights, it’s helpful to have some warm light hitting your faces as well.

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Portrait Time

The last hour before sunset and the following 15 minutes of dusk is our favourite time to make portraits. This is the time when the sun is most golden then often becomes soft and pink and the glorious blue of dusk. Googling what time the sun will set on your wedding day and potentially factoring that into the way you schedule your day is worthwhile. Of course, if the sun decides not to join us on your wedding day, clouds, rain and shadows are cool too, we may just need to start portraits earlier as it can get dark quickly. This is also true for photos in urban locations where there are tall buildings that the sun can hide behind.

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Reception Lighting

For your reception try to avoid fluorescent lighting, as fluoros can cause inconsistent lighting conditions and have a tendency to make skin tones look green-ish. Plenty of candles, strings of festoon lighting or any warm lighting is perfect and creates a lovely ambience.

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This is of course only a guide and ideal lighting conditions are not always possible. We can work with whatever lighting we encounter on the day and sometimes this leads to even more creativity in how we photograph. Either way there's no need to stress.

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ABOUT

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Our heart is always for creativity and connection, honest moments, the imperfectly beautiful. Truly you and your love.

We are the sum of three, Trent, Jessie and Tim. Lifelong friends, passionate about creativity, people and the value of recording memories.

As creators and visual storytellers we were drawn to this idea of the ephemeral, something which lasts only a short time. It speaks to the value of what we do, capturing unrepeatable moments that can be relived through photography and film. We love what we do and feel completely humbled and privileged to be invited into the lives of others for such a significant occasion. We work seamlessly as a team of three, ensuring your photos and film compliment one another.

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Trent

Trent is our fearless leader and head photographer. He has over ten years experience in the photography industry and with his wife, Jessie has photographed more than 100 weddings throughout Australia and internationally. There are few things Trent loves more than travelling and planning new adventures, photographing landscapes and nature. He is also especially drawn to documenting emotion and has a knack for capturing these moments.

 

Jessie

Jessie fell in love with photography as a teenager and fresh out of school studied a bachelor of photography, majoring in photojournalism. She is particularly passionate about visual storytelling and documenting the details that build a narrative and evoke emotion. Jessie is our creative director and photographer.

 

Tim

Tim is our cinematographer, who also works as a commercial photographer and has years of experience in both photography and film. Most at home in the outdoors, Tim has explored the US and Australia, hiking and photographing as many national parks as possible. Tim is one of the most charismatic and hard-working people we know.  His unobtrusive and honest filming style truly adds to and is cohesive with the
Ephemeral Creative aesthetic.