JUST CALL ME RAE.
STORY-TELLER, EXPLORER, SURFER, DAY DREAMER, FRIEND, DOG LOVER, PHOTOGRAPHER, ROMANTIC, GROOVER, WATER BABY, TRAVELER...
I'm Rae! (Nope, it's not short for not Raelene or Rachael or Raewyn!?) My friends call me Rae Rae.
I am a wave dancing, Earth loving, star gazing, people loving world traveler & I love to document weddings.
Home to me is the beautiful coastal town of Dunsborough in Australia's South West.
My soft spot for the rugged cliffs, open spaces and rolling waves encouraged me to make the move from Perth over 6 years ago. It is the best thing I have ever done.
The slower pace, the close-nit community and the call of the ocean are what keeps me here. (The local wine & the epic coffee is just an added bonus!)
For these reasons, I only book a certain number of weddings each season to ensure that my time is balanced between doing all of these things I love and to give the clients all the love.
I'm still amazed that awesome people like yourself invite me into their world to share in the most intimate and special moments of their life. I get to laugh with you and cry (yes still after all these years of shooting I cry) and capture all of your love and emotion as you feel it. Aaaaand I get to bust a move on your dance floor too. (Thank you muchly!)
I take a relaxed photojournalistic approach to my work, so it's really important to me that we find a comfort and ease with one another. (Usually a pre-wedding In Love portrait session with a beer or two does the trick!)
I document weddings by focusing on the connection and emotion between you two as lovers and the people you have chosen to share in your special day. I want to show you the real, raw, quirky and honest moments of your day. This is your story, so I don't want to manipulate or create anything artificial.. I want to capture YOU, your LOVE and the both of you being authentically you. Whatever that means to you.
The couples who break the mold & believe that weddings don't have to follow tradition. At all.
The couples who stand at the alter barefoot.
The couples who want to burn up the dance floor all night.
(And the couples who supply me with a champas or espresso martini!!)
The couples who want to create a wedding day which reflects the truth of who they are as a couple.
The crazy ones. The not so crazy ones. The authentic.
The elopers, the party animals, the backyard weddings.
The ones that know that the real, candid and in-between moments of their wedding day are the most real and special. No "shot lists" kind of vibe that takes me away from documenting real moments and capturing the memories naturally unfolding around you.
The ones who want photos to look back on in 20 years and absolutely cherish because they evoke your memories with real emotion and not the pretty pictures of the cake, the shoes or the decorations because let's face it, trends do change but your love for your friends and family never will.
I want to tell your unique love story. Because no two are the same.
My feet are constantly itchy and being able to fuse my love of travel together with photography makes me the luckiest girl on the planet so I'll definitely throw in some epic little incentive to help make it much more affordable for you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas or plans and let's make this happen.
I've been lucky enough to have photographed love in Noosa. Melbourne. Bali. Exmouth. Coral Bay.