Wedding location that Sydney photographers don’t like

Well, you probably have read “Best Wedding Locations in Sydney” that some people have wrote but how about the wedding locations that we (wedding photographers in general) do not like?

I probably should not generalise as there are some photographers in Sydney out there that might like the locations, so I probably shouldn’t say “we”.

You probably know it but in any photography, the lighting is the most important factors for the best results. Not the models (couples), not the angle, not the compositions or not the backgrounds.

As a wedding photographer myself, I have 100% control of capturing the best results while we are having the location shoots.

How about during the ceremony?  

Unfortunately, I can’t stop the ceremony because your expression on your face is not the best or you may have people walking behind during your ceremony but I can’t tell them not to do during the time.
I basically need to photograph whatever it happens during the ceremony .

Same as the lighting, sometimes I know that I can do better if I could shoot from the other side but it means that you won’t have water or flower arches or Harbour Bride or Opera House as background.  
Instead, you will have your guests as your background which is not an ideal.

Then one bride asked me the other day if there are wedding locations that I don’t like (or hard to photograph).
Then this location popped out in my head straight away.

That is Hickson Road Reserve for me.

I have photographed weddings there many time in the morning, during the day or late afternoon but I must say that the location has bad lighting through the day. (unless it’s cloudy )

Plus so many tourists are walking pass and stop, or have a little nap on the grass area right at venue. Zzz…

I don’t want to be too negative but if you would like to book me and has not decide the venue yet, please please please avoid the venue for the best result!!

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Destination Wedding to Japan!

Destination Wedding to Japan!

Today I have an exciting new to share with you all.

I will be traveling to Japan to photograph traditional Japanese weddings in Kyoto and Tokyo!!

When I say, “Traditional Japanese weddings”, my clients will be wearing traditional Kimono & Hakama (for the boys) and having the ceremony at the shrine.

I will there in the middle of May for two weeks to photograph 2 Japanese weddings and a few wedding magazine shoots also.

Stay tuned!

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One thing that I always ask to my clients… Please do me a favour!

When I meet my clients for the first consultation,  there is one favour that I always.

That is to give me a lift from wherever I am starting (usually from the bride’s place or a hotel room) to the ceremony, then to the location shoot and to the reception venue.

It’s almost impossible for us to find the car park especially in Sydney’s CBD during the ceremony and location shoot.

If your wedding is Blue Mountain, Gerringong or Hunter Valley, that is fine but only when you are having your wedding in Sydney. 
So I won’t lose you and easy to follow you around all day to photograph your best day.

If you are planning to have your wedding in 2019/2020, please let me know early as more than half of my Saturdays in 2019 are already booked. 

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Wedding photography sydney NSW






Taking bookings for 2019

Taking bookings for 2019

This might sound a bit sales pitchy but our Saturdays in 2019 are filing super super fast.
Most of weekends in 2018 are almost all booked out and now we are taking booking for 2019 and 2020.

Usually between June and August are quiet months for all Sydney’s wedding photographers but a lot of weekends up to July are already filled with a lot of weddings this year. (When am I gonna get my holidays..? Hmmm…?)

I do have a few professional photographers working for me just in case, I am already booked but on your wedding day but if you prefer me to photograph your wedding, please get in touch early!

I will be photographing a wedding in Prague in January 2019 for the first time!
Please let me know if you are planning to have your wedding around the time in Europe.
I am happy to travel!

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Taking bookings for 2019

 

 

FREE Pre-wedding photo shoot?

FREE Pre-wedding photo shoot?

FREE Pre-wedding photo shoot?

I offer FREE Pre-wedding photo shoot when my clients book their wedding with me.
But unfortunately, it’s for lucky limited clients only!

In order to receive a FREE pre-wedding photo shoot, you will need to:

1: Book me at least one year in advance from your wedding day
2: Book me 8 hours package or above

Usually I offer Pre-wedding photo shoot for $700. So That’s is big saving there.

The session goes for about 45 minutes to one hour at Centennial Park or Observatory Hills during the week. (Sorry, all my weekends are booked out usually)

For me, pre-wedding shoot is like a practice session for your wedding day.
Pre-wedding shoot is a great way to get used to be in front of my big camera, too. 

And yes, you will receive all your images after your pre-wedding shoot, too!

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FREE Pre-wedding photo shoot?

Did you know that we are a preferred photographer for…?

Did you know that we are a preferred photographer for…?

 

Did you know that we are a preferred photographer for…?

When I buy something or book someone, I always check their reviews and how trustworthy they are. I also trust recommendation form someone I know. 

Are you the same?

Well, I have been photographing mainly weddings for over 20 years in Sydney.
And most of my clients comes from word of mouth as I don’t advertise my business anywhere. So that is a good start!

What about reviews?

I probably should have done this much earlier but I have only started to ask my clients to leave some reviews on my google map since December last year. 

Here is a link that you can have a look at my reviews:
https://goo.gl/maps/fjkZbpG5tJ52

Now you can see what some of my latest clients has to say about me.

And what else…?

All my family and friends says that I should mention this more to get more attentions.
But I am one of those low key and humble photographers… (Am I?)

So I will say LOUD here!

I am a preferred photographer for:

Grand Pacific Group ( Dunbar House, Blue Room, Tea Room QVB, Gunners Barracks, Sergeants Mess)

Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection by Marriott 

InterContinental Hotel Sydney

Sydney Park Hyatt 

We all know, so I don’t need to say much but these guys are most trusted 5 star hotels and events venues in Australia. (or in the world!)

They have registered me to be their preferred photographer as they trust that my service and work quality are same level as they are!

When you book these venues, my name should pop up from their team! 

So that was my “Show Off” blog for today. Ha!

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First Legal Gay Wedding in Sydney Australia

First Legal Gay Wedding in Sydney Australia

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WHAT A FUN AND EMOTIONAL DAY IT HAS BECAME!

It’s been a privilege to photograph Australia’s one of the first legal gay wedding here in Sydney yesterday at Pier One. (Autograph by Marriott)

Beautiful grooms Ben & Michael who are the lucky winner of our “First Legal Gay Wedding in Australia” were surrounded by their loved ones.
It was emotional, a lot of laugh and lot of tears.
It was so emotional for me to photograph their wedding through the day even!

For the last 3 years, I have organised Marriage Equality Campaign Photo Shoots number of times and showing my support through my wedding photos.

So Team Gay Sydney Australia, Eikon Magazine, Kombi Wedding, Mr.Gay Australia had gathered to throw a competition to celebrate when Same Sex Marriage law passes back in January 2017. 

So yesterday was the day!

I have always wanted to give back something to my LGBTQI community in Australia.
I feel that LGBTQI community helped me to feel comfortable being who I am today, not pretended to be who I am supposed to be.

So I am doing my bit to show my support and celebrate for Ben and Michael with Sydney’s top wedding suppliers.

Congratulations Michael & Ben!

and 

Congratulations Australia!

LOVE WON!

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How does your wedding photography packages work?

How does your wedding photography packages work?

“How does your wedding photography packages work?” 
This might be one of your questions that you may have when you choose your wedding photographers for your big day.

My wedding packages are affordable, super simple and straight forward. No catch or hidden prices that you have heard from your friends or family.

Before I explain my wedding photography packages, this is one thing that you should know about my packages.

That is ” You don’t need to choose your package when you book me.” 
In fact, you only need to decide your package three weeks before your wedding date.

So please secure me first, so I won’t book any other jobs on the day, in case your agenda changes last minute. This way, I can be flexible to your requests even on your wedding day.

So now, let’s talk about my packages. You will see two different packages with different hours.

1: Data Only Packages:
This one is super simple.
If you would like to receive your jpeg images on USB, please choose this package.
This packages are affordable for everyone.
Price ($1900 – $2900 depends on how many hours you would like me to photograph your event)

2: Complete Packages: 
The name of the packages explains all.
You will receive your jpeg images on USB just like Data Only Packages.
You will also receive:
1 x Premium Highlight Slide show
1 x Deluxe Flush Mounted Leather Album (20 Pages)
Price: ($28000 – $3800 depends on how many hours you would like me to photograph your event) 

Let’s say, I start at 2pm at your hotel room (Getting ready) and I stay till the end of the reception at midnight. That is 10 hours. So you can choose either 10 hours of Data Only Package or Complete Package.

Once again, you can decide your package later. 

If you like my work and packages that I offer, please contact me ASAP as most of my weekends will be booked out 6 months to 1 year in advance, especially Sydney’s spring and summer time.

Please follow us on Instagram for our latest photos!

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Same sex marriage will be legal in Australia

Same sex marriage will be legal in Australia

Same sex marriage will be legal in Australia

WHAT A HUGE DAY IT HAS BECOME FOR AUSTRALIANS.
Yesterday was such an emotional day for most of Australians.

Same Sex Marriage low has passed!!!  What a fantastic day!

For the last 2 years, I (Katsu) have been pushing for Australian Marriage Equality through my photos.  Being as a gay wedding photographer myself based in Sydney, Australia,
I have always wanted to do something for my LGBTQI community that helped me though some hard time.  

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Same Sex Marriage law has passed! – Katsu Nojiri Photography

I have marched the rallies, I have signed the petitions, I have tried to educated people around me but it was not enough I thought.

One day I had to ask myself, “I have been photographing weddings for the last 20 years, but how many Gay & Lesbian weddings here in Sydney? ”

” Only a few..”

People still have have their commitment ceremonies but it’s just not quite the same.

Then I thought, “How about I started taking photos of Sydney’s happy same sex couples?
Then show my work to people out there?”

“Photography gives strong impacts to the people and tell stories.”

This is when I have started taking photos of Gay & Lesbian couples and people love it!

I wanted to do my bit which is photography. Supporting our gay community in Australia through my work.

Once again, WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY it was yesterday! December 7th 2017!

Author: Katsu Nojiri (photographer)

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Same sex couples can get married in Australia! - Katsu Nojiri Photography

Same sex couples can get married in Australia! – Katsu Nojiri Photography

 

 

 

Yes for Marriage Equality in Australia Congratulations!

Yes for Marriage Equality in Australia

We have been pushing Marriage Equality in Australia for the last two years.

When I say “Pushing”, we have been photographed Gay & Lesbian couples in Sydney and share our work on Instagram and Facebook.

By doing that, we were supporting Australia’s LGBT community through our photos.

Finally the day has arrived! 

Yes! Yes and YES!!

Over 61% Australian population has voted YES. What a fantastic day!!

Supporting marriage equality is something that we have been supporting for the last  2 years. We are very happy with the result.

We just simply happy that people are happy and we believe in Love is Love.

Congratulations to our home Australia!  LGBT community rocks!

Marriage Equality in Australia - Gay and Lesbian wedding photography by Katsu Nojiri
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