it is close.
it is intimate. it is warmth. it is touch.
it is gentle. it is comfort.
it is deep. it is true.
it is real. it is knowing.
it is honest.
it is soul. it is together.
it is love.
it is no words, and all of these.
it is everything that brought you to this day.
creative wedding photography
My approach to wedding photography is relaxed and unobtrusive. I offer images that will reflect your wedding day unfolding, just as it happens. Honestly...perfectly.
Using natural lifestyle and documentary methods, as well as thoughtful & sensitive direction...my aim is to create beautiful, poignant images of your nuptials. My personal style could be described as - understated. real. simple. as it is. natural beauty.
I (proudly!!) started photography in film days so that look influences my work too.
WHAT YOU GET...
I offer packages including part day coverage & full day coverage - starting from the bride getting ready, and through the reception. I've also photographed numerous intimate weddings & elopements, so feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.
All packages include a digital collection, selected fine-art proofs and are personally photographed by Ona. For all weddings (in particular large affairs) there's an option to have a second photographer.
Available separately are beautiful handcrafted wedding albums in a contemporary style, and many other display options available for viewing at my Blue Mountains Studio.
Ona is an award winning photographic artist based in the beautiful Blue Mountains, west of Sydney...and 'Whisper.' is the wedding branch of her photography studio.
Almost everywhere I look, everything I see...I see as photographs - the eye rarely rests. But I think that's wonderful! Who wouldn't want to see beauty wherever they look?
I have a welcoming space in my garden where I work, edit, meet clients & friends. Both old and new! I shoot in the space occasionally...but mostly it's a separate place for me to be entirely creative and I'm very grateful to have it. You can see a little of me in my studio below.
When I'm not photographing lovers I keep myself busy creating a range of imagery, both commissioned and personal. I find it so satisfying to deliver photographic art to others...whether it be for their homes, a business, a couple in love, or a gallery wall. To be appreciated for ones work is a joy and blessing, sometimes I have to pinch myself that what I do is my job!
2012 Nepean Arts & Design Centre, Diploma of Photography
2016 Australians Top Emerging Photographers - finalist
2016 Silver Award AIPP NSW x 4
2015 Australians Top Emerging Photographers - finalist
2015 Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist
2014 Australias Top Emerging Photographers - finalist (Capture Mag)
2014 Head On Portrait Prize Finalist
2014 Silver w Distinction Award AIPP NSW
2014 Silver Award AIPP NSW x 3
2012 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Semi-Finalist X 2
2012 Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist
2012 ACMP Student Photographer of the Year
2012 AIPP APPA Australian Student Photographer of the Year
2012 AIPPNSW Student Photographer of the Year
2012 GOLD Award NSW AIPP
2012 Silver w Distinction Award APPA
2012 Silver Award APPAx 2
2012 Highest Scoring Folio - Nepean Arts & Design Centre
2011 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Semi-Finalist X 2
2011 Silver Award APPA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Collectors Edition #3 - Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
2015 Head On Portrait Prize - Museum of Sydney
2015 Reflex Shadow Screen - WEST Gallery, Hazelbrook.
2015 Head in the Clouds - site specific installation & Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
2015 Presence - site specific installation, Woodford Academy
2014 Head On Portrait Prize - Paddington Reservoir Gardens
2014 Head On ‘Add On’ - Depot Gallery
2014 Shadow Weave - Dubbo Regional Art Gallery
2014 Collectors Edition #1 - Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
2014 Untethered - Coorah Contemporary Art Gallery
2013 Keepsake - Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
2013 Head On ‘Add On’ - Depot Gallery
2012 Head On Portrait Prize - Australian Centre of Photography
2012 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - NSW State Library
2012 Portrayal - Blue Gallery
2011 UnSeen - Vibewire
2010 Folio Exhibition - Nepean Arts & Design Centre
2010 Me Myself I - Nepean Arts & Design Centre
...and occasional shouts
We got the album, it's perfect! The binding is so nice (and clever) the photos are beautiful, love the nice paper, we are super happy with it! The size seems great too. So thank you for everything! It's been lovely to meet you, we will recommend you to anyone who will listen!
- Jesse & Marsha x o x o
We LOVE the photos! They are just what we hoped for! We love the ones you chose to print and have looked through those on the usb and they look amazing also. You are the best!
- Jen & Guy
thank you sooooo much - we LOVE THEM!!!! They are gorgeous, we love them all!
- Jess & Matt
I just picked up our photographs from the post office and I LOVE them! I also have to commend you on the presentation. We are so glad we chose an artist to document the day:) Our gift print is beautiful, captures just how we felt that day. Thank you so much.
- Allegra & Rory
everything looks great! During the holidays we’ve been showing relatives and friends the photos & album, and everybody raved about how beautiful it all looks! Thanks again
- Agathe & Laurence