Hey I'm Nik, a Gold Coast wedding photographer based in Palm Beach. I'm 30, an ex Australian swimming team athlete and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Screen and Media.
I have a very honest and unobtrusive approach to the photography on your day. I shoot the day exactly as it happens while ensuring your photos are captivating and meaningful, to you. I don't interfere, touch, or stage anything throughout the day (except for family, bridal party and a few photos with you and your partner), this way your photos won't feel like typical "wedding" photos but instead a true depiction of what actually happened and very genuine.
My goal is to produce a set of images from your day that encapsulate exactly how the day felt. Photos that truly reflect you without forcing or making you do anything. I really believe that images where you and your partner are projecting true emotion throughout the real moments of the day are unquestionably better than any kind of posed or setup photo which is why I do basically no posing. Instead, I'll catch you off guard throughout the real moment.
For the photos with you and your partner it's more of a "lets walk over here and be heaps awkward for 5 minutes while we stand in a few different spots lol" kind of vibe rather than a photoshoot of 100 different poses. The images end up being more honest and less orchestrated, which is way better.
I'm extremely aware the images I take will be looked upon for the rest of your life so I shoot with this in mind throughout the entire day, focusing on whats going to be truly important to you over the next 30-40 years. This includes not just photos of you and your partner, but authentic images of your parents, grandparents and friends.
If you value the real moments over the staged photos we'll be a great match.
I limit the number of weddings I shoot to 20 per year. This ensures every wedding gets all of my love, attention and care which ultimately means better photos for you. I usually book out a year to a year and a half out from the next year so I do recommend getting in contact sooner than later if you would like me to be part of your day.
I'm also more than happy to grab a coffee and meet before locking anything in to make sure you're happy with the way I approach the photography on the day.
Take a look around and if you like my work and would like me to shoot your wedding, send me a message through my contact page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's start chatting about your day.