DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOS OF HOW IT FELT – NOT JUST HOW IT LOOKED
“Curator of bottled Nostalgia”

G’day, My name is Joshua Mikhaiel and I’m a documentary wedding & elopement photographer.

If we’re being honest, and by all means, let’s. Wedding photos don’t matter bccause they’re taken in perfect light or with amazingly complex techniques. They matter because the moment mattered that’s in the photo. 

The only reason what I do is important is because I deeply believe marriage is important. I wan’t to participate in giving you momentus images that drive your minds and hearts back to the moments that matter.

MY SERVICES

Documenting your special stories with a deep level of care an honour is what I’m all about. Love & connection drives me to tell you love story beyond the cliche’s and stiff poses to take you back to the feelings that made it all worth it.


Josh!! Those photos I mean we knew you were good, but THOSE PHOTOS! We are SO happy with how our photos turned out. It brought us so much joy reliving the day through your fantastic photos. Seriously we can’t thank you enough. Those photos are so special and we are so grateful
We will absolutely be recommending you to every person we know
Thank you so much again. They are everything we could’ve hoped for.”
MATT

HOW I TELL STORIES

Wedding photography for me is much more about story listening than story telling. To do this I believe you have to get inside the story your telling and understand the humans that make it special. I make it my mission on your wedding day to listen, participate and involve myself in your celebration so that I can understand the story I’m telling.

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HOW I DESCRIBE MY STYLE

My style is mostly photojournalistic. I strive to capture things in their raw beauty. I’ve always felt most comfortable defining myself as a documentary photographer first and foremost and a wedding photographer second. I wouldn’t even say I “like” wedding photography in any traditional sense of the word. I’ve always love capturing human connection and documenting love and creating art for couples and I’ve accidentally ended up doing weddings.

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CONNECT?

Things getting pretty serious? Time to take the next step in defining the relationship in this journey of finding your professional third wheel?

I’d love to hear from you and take time to connect with you about your story and how you’re planning to celebrate your love. Hit the button below to get in touch.

frequently asked questions

I take a very limited amount of commissions each year and try to always say yes to jobs where I feel a connection to the story I’m telling. If I don’t think I am the right fit for your wedding I will happily refer you to someone who I think will do the best job for you. Because of this I place a real importance on hearing some of your story and meeting up face to face before we go ahead with any official paperwork etc.

Your photos will be delivered in an online gallery approximately 4-6 weeks after your wedding date and a little bit sooner for elopements. Your gallery is only available to people who have the link. It’s shareable with family and friends. And also doubles as an easy place to order prints, frames, calendars etc with your photographs and have them shipped right to your door.

DEFINITELY NOT! Sometimes the most “photogenic people” are super hard to photograph because they think they know “their angles” really well and can’t act natural. The best way to guarantee your wedding photos are amazing and natural looking are to forget about the camera and have fun with your person. I’m an expert at making you forget I’m there and helping you (where needed) to loosen up and just have fun together.

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As a Gold Coast wedding photographer I don’t charge for travel for Brisbane weddings, Toowoomba weddings, Byron Bay Weddings or Anywhere that falls within a 2 hour driving range of home. I love shooting country weddings and in remote and random locations so I try to make travel as simple as possible for my couples who are having weddings out in the country or interstate. My family is also from Sydney area so I don’t charge to come back and visit them because that’s always a treat. If your wedding is interstate or international I’ll provide you an all inclusive quote for your wedding with no hidden extras later with all expenses included.

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I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRADITIONAL CUSTODIANS OF THE LANDS ON WHICH I AM BLESSED TO CAPTURE WEDDINGS. I PAY MY RESPECTS TO THEIR ELDERS, PAST PRESENT AND EMERGING.