So you’ve been to a wedding expo, found lots of wonderful suppliers and feel just as confused or more than last week?  Here are a few ideas to keep in mind to help with the process of choosing the right photographer for you.


Establish your budget for photography

Have a think about how much you are happy to spend on your photography. As a general rule this can be from 10-20% of your total wedding budget. It is a good idea to have a price range for photography for when you start meeting with photographers later on.

What do you want from your photographer?

Would you like a beautiful custom designed and hand made album or would you prefer to make your own and just receive the digital files from your photographer? Some photographers will offer one or the other, some will offer both.

Find some photographers whose work you like

Check if they are available as soon as possible. If you are keen on a photographer, it is a good idea to check their availability as they can only be at one wedding on any given date. While there are 365 days in a year, most couples are only willing to get married on under 100 of them!

Go and meet with them

No matter how well they tick all the other boxes, if your personalities aren’t the right fit, they aren’t the right person for you.  By the time your photographer goes home on your wedding day, they will have spent more time with each of you than you will have spent with each other. You need to be 100% comfortable and confident that your photographer understands your vision and that you can work together to create the best results for you.

And remember…

You only get one go at having your wedding documented and your photography is likely to be the only momento you will have from this day 20 years from now!





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St John’s Cathedral & Marriott hotel

Martine and Drew were married at St John’s Cathedral with their reception following at the Marriott Brisbane.  St John’s Cathedral is always a pleasure to photograph in with such stunning architecture it make for beautiful wedding photography. This wedding was simply too amazing not to share their album.

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The Summit, Mt Cootha : Cam + Kara : Sneak Peek

Cam and Kara exchanged vows overlooking the city of Brisbane from Mt Cootha on Saturday 29th August. When the late afternoon rain set in it didn’t spoil their fun, instead adding a little ambience to their stunning wedding images. The celebrations continued with family and friends at The Summit Restaurant. Here is a little sneak peek of their day. ENJOY!

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Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Wedding : Marc + Samantha

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Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Wedding – Brisbane Wedding Photographer

Marc and Samantha had one of the most beautiful wedding receptions in the Grange room for their Sanctuary Cove wedding.  The Grange room has  a winery feel to it with the exposed timber and it was decorated perfectly.  Coupled with a ceremony in the cute little Sanctury Cove wedding Chapel, we were in for a great day!

Marc and the boys got dressed at Peppers Broadbeach in one of the Sky homes, an awesome place to stay the night before the big day.  The apartments at Peppers would be perfect for any Bride or Groom to get ready, great location and awesome for the photography.97601544

Sam and her girls stayed at Sanctuary Cove on the eve of the wedding to make sure they were close to the action for the following morning.  The girls were a bunch of fun and were all super excited about the wedding!

After the ceremony we took a few shots around the Sanctuary cove resort and went for a quick trip offsite to Jabiru Island to include a bit of green trees and golden sunshine.  Needless to say when we returned to Sanctuary cove for the wedding reception we were floored when we stepped in to the Grange room, fortunately we had the opportunity to spend some time in the room to photograph before the guests came in for a delicious dinner.

Massive thanks to Marc and Sam for letting us share in their wedding day, we had a blast!

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Brisbane award winning photographer's Chris and Sonia Knoblauch are Masters of photography in Australia and the USA.  

Sterling Studios is one of Australia's very few second generation studios, having photographed over 10000 weddings, we have all the experience to capture your special day.

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