Couples Pre Wedding Portraits
Couple portraits are one of our favourite things to shoot. This is time just for you, the wedding couple. Not for the parents, nor for the wonderful friends and guests that will be at the wedding.
This is your time to relax, enjoy each other’s company, and perhaps play up a little for the camera if you’re feeling a little bit cheeky and fun.
We find outdoors in nature is a great place to share conversations with your partner that will add more glue to a lifetime of deep friendship. The couples photo shoot will provide a reference point in the evolving journey you will have together.
Talk to us if pre wedding couples photos are on your bucket list of things to do.
Outdoor Ceremony Venues and Locations
Sydney city and harbour areas have so much to offer for the wedding ceremony or reception.
Botanic Gardens are definitely one of the more picturesque and memorable places if you have the budget. Perfect for small weddings.
Centennial Park is another much loved space to exchange your vows and celebrate. For example; small groups in the Paperbark Forest or next to one of lakes, or at the Function Centre if the bridal party is not so small. Permits and extra park fees apply however it’s another place to be surrounded by nature and have a relaxing wedding.
Our Favourites for Weddings in the Sydney City Area
Our favourite ones tend to be outdoor wedding ceremonies but indoor reception or function rooms can be even better when they have at least one outdoor space such as a balcony, rooftop or a small garden that is accessible. How nice would that be; best of both worlds for you and your guests.
How will the Wedding Photos Look?
Orlando Sydney’s editing is done in house, not farmed out overseas, and is absolutely without using the cliché Instagram like textures or tones. Our processing style is contemporary, natural and clean of un-natural over processing. It also has more of an editorial style rather than others with that ‘dreamy out of focus’ look. This is an important distinction as processing and curating plays a big part in the look and feel of your photo album.
If you resonate with natural, earthy, uncomplicated and personable, we’ll be the perfect intimate professional wedding photographers for you. Get in touch for an obligation free consultation.
Have a look through the wedding photo gallery below. These photos have been chosen to give you a good idea on what your photos will look like in various lighting conditions. It also shows the very different types of small weddings we photograph. We love diversity.
Who’s Getting Married? Interesting Statistics
There were 119,188 marriages in Australia; increased by 6,234 (5.5%) from the previous year.
The median marriage age was 32.4 years for males and 30.5 years for females.
How does this compare to your friends and family?
Another very interesting fact is that 79.7% of males and 81.0% of females got married for the first time. And the most popular way to be married in four out of five (79.7%) marriages was by a civil celebrant.
And the long awaited statistics on same-sex marriages in Australia is available after it became legal, geez, finally our federal government caught up.
Same sex marriages are 5.5% of all weddings; that’s 6,538 very happy couples. The girls in same-sex relationships make up nearly 60% of same-sex marriages.
Same-sex couples tend to get married a little older than the hetero’s, being around 40 years old and up. Source ABS ↗
Remarriage is also common, with numbers around 30% marrying a second time.
Affordable Small Wedding Photography
We’ve had the great pleasure of photographing many small, intimate weddings. Some alternative wedding venues have been on rural properties, Centennial Park Rose Garden, marquees and an outdoor decking area at their parents home. Small weddings packages are very easy to understand and affordable. Less fuss and stress, more love and lots of those warm fuzzy feelings.
Whatever the size of wedding, the couple and the professional photographer should get to know each other; over a few emails, phone calls or, better still, in person. Connection between photographer and wedding couple should be high on any check list.
Small Wedding Packages on a Budget
Small intimate weddings are a very special type of event. Prices for weddings are dependent on how many hours and how many locations.
First questions to ask a professional photographer:
- Are there print packages bundled together?
- Any second shooters?
- What extras are included in the package?
- Do hi res files costs more?
- Can you take wedding portraits with the family?
Wedding photography in Sydney costs an average of $2200. The photography fee also takes into account the detailed photo processing, for both the web and print ready.
Common photo packages include; photography, agreed minimum hours, local travel, optional getting ready photos, wall prints and a favourite of ours, the couples shoot before the wedding. Whatever size of wedding and ceremony, a written quote is a must.
Book a free consultation so we can get to know you, understand your plans, and give you the very best value and experience.