We understand if you were thinking that the most important person to have there on your wedding day was the person you are exchanging your vows with, but no!
The most important person on your wedding day, and the hardest one to choose, is the wedding photographer.
If you are planning a wedding in Brisbane, then you are fortunately spoiled for choice when it comes to amazing and talented photographers who work out of this area. But the fact that there are so many to choose from can make narrowing the choice down quite difficult.
How do you know which one is right for you?
Each photographer has their own artistic style. Some will specialize in glamour or fashion style shoots, other in big scenes and digitally enhanced spectacle.
Some photographers work much more organically, and will just immerse themselves in your day and capture the moments as they see them.
Work out what style you like, and how much help and direction you feel you might need on the day.
Figure out what the photos are for; are you crafting an album as an honest keepsake just for you, or pictures to give to family, or some awe-inspiring shots to frame and display in your home?
Get a feel for the photographers’ artistic vision as well as how they make you feel and how they will fit in on your big day. Galleries are a fantastic place to start, as are online reviews, but you should probably meet with your photographer before you finalize your choice.
We have put together a list of our favourite wedding photographers in Brisbane to get you started. We wish you luck in finding the most important person for your big day.
Here is our list of the editor’s choice Top 30 Wedding Photographers in Brisbane
Brisbane's Top Wedding Photographers
- Willidea Photography and Videography Studio
- V For Vision
- Hawthorne Creative
- Daniel Vistar Films
- Chris Jack Photography
- RiverCity Photography
- Wattleseed Collective
- Cindy Brewty Photography
- CaptiveLight Photography & Videography
- Whistler Photo.Video
- Mooi Photography
- Dreamlife Photos & Video
- Sean Reefman Photography
- By JoJo
- Marnie Photography
One of the most sought-after teams of wedding photographers and videographers in Brisbane, when you wander through their gallery you will instantly see why.
For fresh ideas, the cutting edge of technology and creativity, and pictures that no one has ever seen before, the talented artists of this team offer a gold standard that you can depend upon.
For not just a series of images, but a cinematic love story, talk to this team about what is possible for you.
Address: 28 Fig Tree St, Calamvale QLD 4116
Phone: 0430 395 383
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V For Vision is a one-of-a-kind in Brisbane wedding photography and videography industry, which has been validated by local market in last 15 years.
This studio believes in authentic, effortless beauty and provides art direction blended with an intention to have gorgeous images and timeless heirlooms that you will enjoy for years to come. Vincent’s breath-taking skills in playing with light (Both natural and artificial) always creates images that beyond client’s expectation and earned endless five-star reviews.
V For Vision’s easy-going team will help you feel completely comfortable in front of camera so you can be yourself. They are also serious pros that always aim to over-deliver.
Address: Brisbane QLD
Phone: 0425 531 620
Facebook: V For Vision
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If there is one thing that the team at Hawthorne Creative are passionate about, it is pretty photos! They have even been known to jump in the car and drive to Townsville to shoot a wedding with the lure of some impressive photo ops! Every wedding is unique and no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of excellence in wedding photography and videography. This full service business offers both wedding photography, wedding videography and wedding livestream so that couples can mix and match to find the best option for their wedding.
With 4 teams across South East Queensland Hawthorne Creative are fast becoming the premier destination for Brisbane Wedding Photography and beyond. After all, they are really there for all the pretty pictures… and video.
Address: 11 Parkway Rd, Daisy Hill QLD 4127
Phone: 0493 448 584
Facebook: Hawthorne Creative
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Daniel Vistar Films and Photography specialise in candid, soulful moments of your wedding day. They offer a unique package combination of classic wedding photography and cinematic wedding films.
Learning from some the best photographers in the industry, Daniel Vistar has now become a leading photographer himself. He’s perfected his love of capturing light and candid moments that require many years of knowing when to snap the ideal shot.
Daniel takes pride in capturing the fun, laughter, love and tears of your special day. As well as a posed shots that make a complete package to enjoy for years to come.
Address: The Gap QLD 4061
Phone: 0417 716 603
Facebook: Daniel Vistar Films
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Since 2015, Chris Jack Photography has proudly documented over 550+ weddings, from full-day celebrations and destination weddings to adventurous elopements and intimate parties. Chris has a natural style that captures your authentic connection with a creative twist! Get ready for artful imagery with dynamic compositions and beautiful colors. Discuss all of your preferences well in advance so you have peace of mind and an easy, uncomplicated journey. You’ll receive digital files in an online gallery with two years of hosting services, a USB drive, pre-wedding consultation, portrait location scouting, photography timeline creation, professional editing, and a sneak peek with 24 hours and up to 10 hours of coverage from Chris Jack Photography.
Address: Tingalpa QLD 4173
Phone: 0439 169 199
Facebook: Chris Jack Photography
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When you want exceptional quality but good value for money prices, talk to the boutique team at RiverCity.
Friendly and professional, this is a passionate crew of romantics, who go to great lengths and distances to get the perfect images.
Their focus is on crafting and capturing emotional and compelling pictures with a touch of artistry.
The special love and joy shared by all on your wedding day can never be repeated, and RiverCity will work tirelessly to allow you to keep these memories close to you forever.
Address: Brisbane, QLD
Phone: 0422 349 158
Facebook: RiverCity Photography
Instagram: RiverCity Photography
Wattleseed Collective love what they do. When you book them to be part of your big day you get more than someone taking photos + video: They help plan timelines, they laugh along as you’re getting your hair & makeup done, they guide mum on how to pin the grooms flower, they take pride in keeping everything together and on time right up until they hand you over to the MC at the reception.
They have 100+ weddings under their belt and understand the ebb & flow of a wedding day, meaning they put themselves in the right places to capture those “real moments” without getting in the way.
Address: Tweed Heads West NSW 2485
Phone: 0438 370 870
Facebook: Wattleseed Collective
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Relive the start to forever when you select Cindy Brewty Photography for your big day. This passionate Brisbane wedding photographer promises to capture your love and beautifully tell your story.
Cindy will immortalise your celebration from formal moments to candid shots and fleeting raw emotion. She documents your day as it unfolds with true-to-colour photography and crisp, clean images. Although she specialises in natural photography, Cindy gladly provides direction and helps you pose to feel comfortable and get your best angle.
Cindy Brewty Photography offers a range of packages from affordable elopements and intimate weddings to complete coverage for over 10 hours. You’ll receive edited digital images, full retouched portraits, canvas wall art, albums, and more.
Address: Mitchelton QLD 4053
Phone: 0414 767 119
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CaptiveLight Photography & Videography is run by a Sunshine Coast-based husband and wife team. With over 5 years’ experience shooting weddings, this duo knows exactly how to capture your special day in the best possible light. The team will listen to your needs, they will guide you with poses and prompts, and will also ensure you receive plenty of candid shots. To ensure they meet every couples’ specific needs, they offer three different packages, including Basic, Classic & Premium. Liv can even provide you with a customised quote if you are after something specific. For more information on their wedding services, consider reaching out to the team today!
Address: Brisbane, QLD
Phone: 0401 486 242
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Trust a skilful storyteller, vibe-catcher, and memory-maker for your once-in-a-lifetime event. Whistler Li is the creative talent behind Whistler Photo.Video. With years of experience and state-of-the-art equipment, he is ready to capture your endless love, from pre-ceremony activities to the first look and grand exit. This top-rated wedding photographer in Brisbane understands that every click of the camera is a heartbeat frozen in time. Thanks to Whistler Photo.Video, you’ll fall in love with every frame of your unique love story. Learn more about the photo and video packages today. You can expect modern, bold results that reflect your genuine connection and picture-perfect celebration.
Address: Brisbane, QLD
Phone: 0430 917 690
Instagram: Whistler Photo.Video
Bec is the trained and talented wedding photographer behind Mooi Photography. For over a decade-plus, she has specialised in documenting elopements and weddings. Proudly serving all of South East QLD and Northern NSW, this popular wedding photographer in has a natural style with true-to-life colours. Mooi Photography offers various wedding packages. All include professionally-edited, high-resolution imagery on a private online gallery. You will also receive a highlight photo image reel, a personalised gift box with a USB and fine art prints, options for custom albums, wall art, and more. Add engagement sessions, pre-wedding events, and couple’s portraits to your package for a complete collection.
Address: Brisbane | Gold Coast
Phone: 0415 661 473
Facebook: Mooi Photography
Instagram: Mooi Photography
Located in Newstead, Dreamlife Photos & Video provides wedding photography & cinematography to couples in South East Queensland and beyond.
Tell your own unique love story through an exquisite collection of breathtakingly beautiful moving and still images. Perfectly capture the ambience, atmosphere and beauty of your special day thanks to the incredibly talented team at Dreamlife.
Their work has a classic beauty that can only be captured with years of experience and technical know how. Dreamlife provides their lovely brides and grooms with a gorgeous visual storytelling that perfectly reflects the romance and raw emotions of the big day.
Address: 9 Byres Street, Newstead, QLD 4006
Phone: 0736 660 886
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Instagram: Dreamlife Photos & Video
With his bold, cinematic and timeless style, Sean is a true artist of the moment. From enchanting drone shots to those intimate details, Sean brings that creative spark to every treasured memory, leaving you stopped in your tracks and floating right back to where it all began.
A self taught photographer turned mentor, you can’t help but feel like you’re in safe hands from the minute you reach out. Eager to celebrate your love, infuse joy and leave every guest feeling golden, his presence and energy make it all feel seamless. Together, there really is no end to all the new and beautiful ways to tell your love story.
Address: Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
Phone: 0409 183 218
Facebook: Sean Reefman Photography
Instagram: Sean Reefman Photography
Are you looking for authentic candid photographs on your special day? Marnie Photography will not only capture your precious moment with heart, she will make you feel completely comfortable like she is one of the guests who happen to have a camera.
With flexible packages, she will make the photos fit in with what is important to you both on the day, not the other way around.
If you book Marnie, she will be the lead photographer showing up on the day working with highly skilled freelance second photographers (that are lead photographers in their own businesses.)
She believes that love is love and marriage should be for everyone regardless of gender, race, beliefs, age or how you identify.
Address: Brisbane QLD
Phone: 0401 629 177
Facebook: Marnie Photography
Instagram: Marnie Photography
The average price of wedding photography in Brisbane is $2118, as per the results of our Annual Couples’ Survey 2022. However, it can vary between $1500 and $3500. With pricing to fluctuate due to add ons, like albums or wall art, and if you’ve included a videographer from the same company or have included engagement photos.
You should book your Brisbane wedding photographer roughly a year to a year and a half in advance for your wedding date. Some couples book two years or more in advance. All of this really depends on if your chosen photographer is very popular or the date you’ve chosen is a popular time.
You might be charged a travel fee depending on where your wedding is. If your wedding is either in Brisbane or surrounding areas, then most photographers won’t charge a fee. However, if your wedding is regional, interstate or even internationally, you might be charged extra for travel costs.
It will take between 6 to 12 weeks to get your wedding photos via a cloud service of your photographers choice. Some photographer might offer sneak peaks at your photos. However, the timeframe may or may not include physical add ons like albums or wall art. Some photographers might offer to expedite your photos, however, there is usually an extra charge for that.
Your wedding photographer will require a non-refundable fee. This is to cover not only your wedding date, so they can lock it in, but also in the instance that either you or they have to cancel.
If you decide to cancel your contract close to your wedding date, you probably won’t get a refund. As it’s unfair to the photographer, especially if you find someone cheaper.
But if something happens that’s out of your hands, i.e. natural disaster, or a death in the family, most photographers will be understandable. It’s best to discuss with your photographer before you sign anything about their refund and cancellation policies.
The number of photographers you’ll have on your wedding day will depend on your budget and also the photographer themselves. Some might not offer a 2nd photographer, others might. This could be their policy or can be acquired via an add on. But rest assured, your photographer will get some great shots of you, your partner and your day together if they don’t offer a 2nd photographer. Discuss with your photographer to see what suits your wedding best.