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Paul Elliott, Melbourne based Wedding Photographer

Hi there! My name's Paul! Thanks for stopping by and considering me to be the wedding photographer to capture your wedding day!


I understand how important your wedding day and wedding photographs are to you and that it’s hard to choose the right wedding photographer. I've been shooting weddings for around ten years now and have had the joy of meeting some absolutely amazing families, some of which I'm proud to say I'm still in contact with to this day!

I'm an easy going Melbourne based wedding photographer, who loves to focus on capturing the genuine love and affection of your wedding day. I'm not going to have you posing for photos for hours and hours on your big day, instead my wedding photography style leans towards candid and informal - capturing memorable, authentic moments between the wedding couple, interactions with guests, and generally crafting a beautiful story of the day; whilst making sure you have a fun and relaxing time filled with plenty of laughter!

I believe in making your day about who you are, rather than spending hours posing for portraits and running between 5 different locations, so to speak. I will take as many (or as little) posed photos as you would like, ensuring you have wedding photographs you will cherish and be excited to hang on your wall for years to come.

One point of difference with choosing me as your wedding photographer is that I also capture your day with another professional wedding photographer. I work with a team of great, easy going wedding photographers which helps ensure not a single moment will be missed and as you’ll see below, you'll realise the benefits of having 2 professional wedding photographers on your wedding day. 

So if you love my wedding photography style and think I'll be a good fit to tell your personal story, or if you have any follow up questions, then please drop me a line anytime. I'm more than happy to have a casual chat to discuss turning your vision of the wedding day into memorable photographs to treasure forever. 




Why should you have two professional wedding photographers shooting your special day?

I often get asked, why is it better to have two wedding photographers than one?


So to answer this question, please find below 4 reasons why 2’s better than 1!

Having two wedding photographers allows us to be in more than one place at the same time!

On a wedding day, as wedding photographers we get pulled in many different directions. The bride might be getting ready at home whilst their fiance gets ready in another location, possibly on the other side of town! So first off it means we can both spend the time leading up to the ceremony with just half of the bridal party instead of running between the 2. Another example is when one wedding photograher is taking family photos, the other photograph can go photograph all of those details you spent so much time choosing while your guests are still at cocktail hour. A further example is while one photographer is capturing the bride throwing her bouquet, the other can focus on all the ladies diving for it. Who wouldn’t want both of those photos?!

Two wedding photographers provides a different style, new interpretations and a fresh set of eyes throughout the day.

No two wedding photographers are created equally. With JP Photography at your wedding, you really are getting the benefit of two different photographers. Twice the experience, twice the creativity, twice the number of photos. We use different lenses, or stand in different places or maybe just be able to get a real smile from that one nephew who’s just too cool to smile for one of us. It’s a huge benefit.

Two wedding photographers provides backup in case something gets missed.

We’re not just talking about the kiss (although that’s a pretty big moment to have a little backup for). We’re talking about all of the moments that are constantly happening at weddings. Family members who haven’t seen each other in years sharing a laugh, little kids being little kids, ridiculous friends doing ridiculous things, Hugs. Smiles. Tears! They happen all night long. They can’t all be photographed, but with two wedding photographers around, the odds are pretty good that the big ones won’t be missed.

Two wedding photographers are like an insurance policy!

Unfortunately, no matter how much we plan and how careful we are, sometimes things just happen. A camera fail, corrupt memory card  or another broken piece of gear at just the wrong moment are the stuff of nightmares for wedding photographers. With a second shooter, the risk is greatly minimized. We use 4 professional cameras between us, with each writing to 2 seperate memory cards for extra protection! So if something did happen, you’ve still plenty of photography on your wedding day.


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