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BT: You have established yourself as one of the go-to wedding photographers in Sydney, despite it being a highly competitive field. Can you pinpoint what your edge might be?
HL: I make people feel comfortable, they can relax because they know they’re in good hands. I think my backbone of 15 years of fashion photography has definitely helped. I‘ve learned how to get the most out of every situation, figuring out the angles that are right for the bride and groom, and I preempt where to be to get the images I want. All of it happens easily as it’s really second nature now.
Shooting fashion is actually quite intense, as everything on set is changeable. As a director, I need to decide on so many elements, not just the photography. The options are endless. Whereas, in a wedding, […] I’m able to focus on the moments that matter most. The stuff that can be easily missed.
BT: You’re tasked with capturing the feeling of what will likely be one of the most important days in a couple’s life. There’s obviously a lot of responsibility here. With that in mind, what are the key things a couple should look for when hiring a photographer?
HL: One good photo is easy. So I would say it’s good for couples to view a whole gallery from a few weddings before booking their photographer.
Meet your photographer, see how you vibe with them, as they will be by your side the whole day.
Don’t get caught up on price. An extra fee is quickly forgotten but a missed moment never is. You want to hire a team that’s totally engaged. I recommend you speak to recent brides & grooms too, even message them on instagram – ask about their experiences.
BT: Since most of our readers are men, what are some tips you can give to future grooms on their wedding photoshoot?
HL: Enjoy the shoot, relish your bride, focus on her and love her during the shoot. The rest is up to your photographer!
BT: Coming from a Fashion Photography background what drew you to Wedding Photography?
BT: What is the best way of hiring you?
HL: Through the contact form on our website www.Imagehausweddings.com