Why do I exist?
Cultivating deeper human connections, creating honest and visually engaging stories are amongst my most valued pursuits in life.
For the last decade I’ve travelled the world photographing humans. Organically, over time, I’ve developed a clarity of vision extending far beyond making pictures.
I’ve always been deeply fascinated by the human experience, the diversity of our lives, the relationships we form and the experiences we value most.
As a father I’m interested in documenting the stories our children will inherit. Stories about real life, young love, family time, surprise adventures and the experiences that inspire us to be better humans.
Each story is crafted with intention and full of feeling. With care given to how each image feels, not just how it looks.
Stories are what connect us, they frame our relationships, how we see the world around us and even change how we see ourselves. The way we tell our story matters.
I believe the feelings we attach to our experiences stay with us longer than any details and are more meaningful because they become the stories we tell. Our story.
Inspiring couples to find unique and adventurous ways to declare love in some of the worlds most incredible locations.
Each adventure is thoughtfully designed to create space to be yourselves so you can just relax and enjoy the experience. Free of judgment, expectation and whole lot of awkward poses.
If you’re picking up what I’m putting down here, let’s connect.
Future you will thank you for it.
Kara + Phil
You WANT to book this guy! Jesse is the ultimate combination of creative, clever, talented with the added bonus of being fun, energetic and so helpful. Jesse acted as our organiser on the day - he just knew what he was doing. Our guests loved him too! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Melissa + Grant
Jesse! what a dude, he was so fun, relaxed, excited and gave our whole day a that little extra pepper and spice! He was snapping away in the background the ENTIRE day and our photographs are completely inspiring. I recommended Jesse to a friend who was recently married and she too was so happy with his work.
Katie + Matt
Jesse was an absolute pleasure to work with! He understood my hatred of having my photo taken and made me and our bridal party feel so comfortable and at ease. Our whole family was raving about what an amazing job he did- can't recommend him enough!
Karly + Will
I don't have enough words to describe how awesome Jesse is at what he does. Not only that, he is just a legend of life and we couldn't have been happier to have him shoot our big day. We were so relaxed with Jesse, he is world class! Highly recommended.
Alex + Sarah
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER. Jesse was an absolute pleasure to work with! He understood my hatred of having my photo taken and made me, our bridal party and our friends feel so comfortable and at ease. Our whole family was raving about what an amazing job he did- can't recommend him enough! two of my bridesmaids have since also had their weddings photographed by him and they couldn't be happier
Are You Ready?
My passports valid and my bags are packed
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
All your couples look so natural in front of the camera, but we’re really awkward.
The truth is unless you model for a living, you’re not alone. All our couples say the same thing.
Each adventure is thoughtfully designed to create space to be yourselves so we can just relax and enjoy the experience. Free of judgment and expectations. When you're actually having fun there's no need for awkward poses.
We have no idea what we’re doing, can you help us build our timeline?
Absolutely! I get it, it's your first time. If you do it right , it should also be the last time too. Fortunately I do it every weekend. Your timeline will set the tone of your whole experience. There is no "one size fits all" formula to it and there's allot of factors consider. Getting this right is more important than people think.
Where are you based? Do you travel?
I've travelled and lived all over the world but for now I call Melbourne, Australia home. Although our teams based in Australia, we spend a large amount of the year on the road locally and internationally.
Whether you’re planning an adventurous multi-day hike to summit a 15,000-foot peak to exchange vows, or an intimate wedding on a private beach in the Whitsundays with a handful of your of loved ones.
When you book me, you’re also booking our years of experience working in some of the world’s most wild and remote locations. I’ll happily travel to the ends of the earth for a good story and my team will be there to guide you through the logistics of bringing your dream wedding experience to life.
Can we meet before we book?
of course! If you're in Melbourne, I would highly suggest we meet before. In most cases you'll spend more time with your photographer than the person you're marrying. Choosing someone you'd want hang out with outside of your wedding is crucial. If it's not possible to meet in person, Skype dates always welcome.
Do you work alone?
Most commisions are shot solo, but it takes a team to make it all happen. I've handpicked a passionate team of professionals to provide you with all the right tools and resources to take care of the logistics.
We’ll recommend the best wedding vendors, provide location inspiration both local and abroad, advise, provide super fun and realistic timelines and even help you find the proper permits to park the chopper in your favourite National Park. We’re here for you the whole way.
What’s a first look all about?
We recommend first-looks to all of our couples for a few reasons. Seeing each other dressed as a bride and groom only happens once. The emotion of this moment often gets lost by the pressure of having an audience.
Taking time before the ceremony also means we can capture the excitement and keep this moment between the two of you. It also means you have an opportunity to calm your nerves and get you into the reception earlier after the ceremony. This often becomes one of the most memorable and emotional moments of the whole day.