The Best Gold Coast Wedding photographers are everywhere! Not always on google though. Which is presumably how you were transported here. But not all wedding photographers are created equal. Unfortunately google also has no taste when it comes to wedding photography. It’s much more concerned with backlinks and code and how fast a website is than how good the photos are. Or even how fun that photographer will be to have at your wedding. So I’m here to give a shoutout to some of my absolute favourites, whether they’re on page 1 of google or not.
This list promises nothing but the best gold coast wedding photographers, suitable for everyone from the lactose free bride who can’t stand cheesy pictures. To the carnivorous, Hilux driving groom, who just wants a wedding photographer who’s going to have a beer with him at the end of the night. (After taking 100’s of epic photos of course)
Let me introduce you to the sometimes hard to find. But always worth the hunt; best gold coast wedding photographers.
The Best Gold Coast Wedding Photographers 2023
Todd is like the Mr Miyagi for Brisbane wedding photographers. He & his wife Alyda have been around the wedding photography circuit for about 50 years. But are still somehow as fresh as ever. They were genuinely some of the first photographers I looked up to when I bought my first camera… Like 10 years ago! They were killing it back then and they are absolutely still the best in the game now.
Another one of my absolute favourite wedding photographers. Cassandra’s work is so effortless and just downright delicious. It’s beautiful editorial style mixes seamlessly with photojournalism to bring you a perfectly timeless combination for your wedding photos.
Another wildly talented Gold coast wedding photographer, Ben Sowry just brings so much to the table. His images are on the darker, moodier side than most and I feel like there’s a powerful stillness to his editing style. You can sense his inquisitiveness and connection to every moment he captures. I personally am always moved by his images. I know for a fact he’s the kind of guy who will (actually has) driven from Brisbane to Sydney overnight after his flight was cancelled to make sure he was there to capture a wedding.
Hailing from South Africa originally and bringing her gifts to Australia since 2000, Janneke storm is absolutely worthy of a spot in the top 10 gold coast wedding photographers. She’s been shooting insanely good work for a long time and straddles fashion and wedding photography. Making her one of the most well rounded photographers going around. I have loved Janneke’s work for a long time and she’s someone I often send couples too if I’m unavailable.
Spend more than 5 second on Tennile’s blog looking through her images and you’ll see just how talented she is and why she’s one of the best wedding photographers going around. Her skills have sent her all over the world to capture wedding’s not just in Queensland and her talent is pretty clear to anyone you could ask about the best wedding photographers on the circuit.
Ash’s work is super beautiful too. She’s got a beautiful eye for detail and a real focus on the moments that matter. These are all things that I look for in great wedding photography. Meaning Ash absolutely gets a spot on my list of the Gold Coast’s best wedding photographers.
Romantic, Modern, emotive & super timeless. Probably the first words that come to mind when I look at Heart & Colour’s photos. I’m a pretty relaxed guy but every time I see their images it just makes me want to buy a Rolex and put on a suit and feel as classy as their photos look.
I mean look at this ridiculous magic. Phil & Bek just turn everything they touch to gold. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
If you’re looking for a Bloke with a huge heart and a huge body. Who knows his way around a camera and has one of the deepest and most swoon voices to give you some tips while he’s standing behind it. Ryan is your guy. Creating really unique imagery for his clients and just being a generally wonderful human with a great attitude. You’ll do your self a big favour to have Ryan take care of your wedding photos.
I’ve been following Sophie’s work for years and year’s and she just keeps getting better and better. Sophie is one of the kindest and most hard working photographers around and you couldn’t hope for a much better photographer for your Gold Coast wedding celebrations. Sophie will be your biggest cheer leader on the day as well as crafting amazing images for you to enjoy for generations to come.
Jess really doesn’t deserve to be this far down any list of any kind. Sadly there’s a ton of talent to choose from when choosing a gold Coast wedding photographer. Jess is still in my opinion one of the most talented photographers in Australia. Her work is absolutely beautiful in every way. She’s not following any nasty trends or flavour of the month fads. When you get Jess you get timeless, magical, romantic images that will not date anywhere near as quick as the mullet, bolo tie combo you’re trying to convince your fiancé to let you get for the wedding.
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS ON PICKING FROM ALL THE BEST GOLD COAST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Wedding photography isn’t really something you want to make a bad choice on for your wedding day whether you’re getting married in Brisbane or not. Wedding’s are the most special celebration many of us will ever have in life. And not only is it a special day, it’s a wildly expensive day. After you leave to go to the hotel room something sad and magical happens. Everyone leaves and the staff put everything thats leftover into a bin. All the cake that didn’t get eaten. All the flowers that are starting to wilt from all the heat on the dance floor. It all gets packed up or thrown away. Here’s a list of everything you get to keep from your wedding day.
- Your Spouse!
- A slice of cake for your first anniversary
- A dress you’ll never wear again
- YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS
May I highly suggest that you invest in an amazing relationship with your spouse. An amazing first anniversary to enjoy that cake with. You sell your dress on Still White. And you choose a wedding photographer who’s really going to capture all of those amazing memories so they can be enjoyed for a lifetime to come.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
My name is Joshua Mikhaiel and I’ve been photographing weddings & elopements around Australia and the world for the past 10 years. If you’re looking for more tips for planning your big day, I’ve got a whole section of my website devoted to planning tips. You can find them all here. My wife & I have just moved up to the Gold Coast so maybe I can earn my own spot in my self curated list soon haha.