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Russell Stafford Photography

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Documenting two souls in love, and two families becoming one. I am a Sydney-based Wedding & Portrait photographer. I capture love stories around Australia & beyond.

Thank you. Thank you for taking this first quick look into the possibility of entrusting me with one of the most important days in not just your lives, but that of your families also. It is never lost on me what an honour that is.

I take great pride in telling the story of your day, from start to finish. From the biggest moments, to the smallest details. My style of photography is very relaxed, very candid, and with a focus on telling YOUR love story.

Your wedding is not a photoshoot (how weird for a photographer to say that!)

While I love taking beautiful portraits with my couples, I consider my primary role at your wedding to capture the essence of it.. the laughter, the tears, the tiny moments between moments.

To make sure your wedding receives the attention it deserves, I accept only a limited amount of bookings each year. This allows me to take care of your photography experience from enquiry, all the way through to delivery of your final images. When you entrust me to capture your day, you’ll receive personal service from someone who cares about making your day as beautiful and memorable as you do.

There is no “wedding factory” mentality or hidden costs, just a promise from me to you;

To treat your wedding the same way I would want someone to treat mine.. with care, value, and excitement.

  • What do you love most about what you do? You know, if you'd asked me that a year ago, I would have said making beautiful images and the overall excitement of the day.

    Now, though, I've really fallen in love with getting to know a couple and being around their unique love story. The world is such a massive place that I find we either concentrate on our teeny tiny place in it, or look at it as this massive incomprehensible thing. When you really spend time with a couple though, especially in such an important and beautiful part of their lives, it's like seeing the beauty of everything concentrated into a single day.

    Every day I go to work, I'm around people who are madly in love, celebrating this amazing union, and declaring to everyone, "you're my person".

    Plus, every day I go to work, there's cake.
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning? Usually my fiancĂ©.
    Or my bladder.
    Or the garbage man..

    That last one sounds bad, huh.
  • Where did your passion for what you do start? I remember as a small child, I'd sneak into my parents room, grab my Dad's old Pentax film camera, and lay under their bed pretending I was a photographer. Somewhere between being that 7 year old and a 30 year old, that dream kind of got lost. I spent a long time touring North America as a musician, and that filled my creative needs. But when I stopped playing music for a living, I quickly went back to that dream and bought my first camera.

    When I look through the eye piece of my camera, I see the world differently. I see fleeting moments waiting to be captured. I don't see or feel any distractions, just what's right in front of me. Looking at the world that way makes me truly appreciate the smallest parts of it, and thats who I really want to be.. someone who can love the tiny detail as much as the grandest spectacle.
  • In my spare time I love collecting...
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