About

About

Get to know the wedding photographer behind Lonely Hunter Weddings and an understanding for our process.

A Little About Myself

I'm Richard, 31 years of age and currently living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I originally grew up on the Central Coast but now I call Manly home. I love shooting weddings and will travel just about anywhere for them. I also love the ocean, being outdoors, travelling when the bank account permits and a coffee first thing in the morning.

The photo to the left is a self-portrait I took of my partner and I goofing around during a recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park. I'm not entirely sure what we were trying to achieve in this photo; whether we were going for that casual desert dweller look (if that's a thing) or whether I was simply demonstrating how a modern-day pharaoh would pose for a photo, while she let me know through hand gestures how many nights she was going to leave me out there for if I took another photo.

I suppose I should probably also share some information about my love of wedding photography and why I shoot the way I do. This all started from an early age as I have long had a fascination for cameras and their capabilities. It seems that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree in my family as I am proud to say that I am indeed a third generation wedding photographer.

The main reason behind why I started Lonely Hunter was because I wanted to share my passion and love of photography with others and it’s for this reason that I find wedding photography to be one of the most rewarding avenues.

I am a perfectionist at heart, I take a lot of pride in what I do and what I present to others and it’s this nature which means that I always try to go above and beyond what’s expected.

When it comes to my shooting style I usually try to encourage natural unforced moments over anything that’s heavily posed. I find it’s this approach that allows your true emotions, personality and the connection that you share with your partner to really shine through making the overall imagery look effortless and timeless.

From the smallest of details to those over the shoulder glances, I understand that a wedding day is more than just the first kiss or the first dance. Instead, I see it as a continuous string of moments which unfold throughout an entire day which tell your love story and show the connection you share with your friends and family.

As a wedding photographer, I know just how big a role we play on your wedding day and it’s for this reason that I consider it a great privilege to be able to share one of the most memorable days of your life with you.

Now that my introduction is out of the way, I would love to hear about your story and all the exciting plans you have for your wedding day. Please drop me an email via my contact page so we can chat further.

Our Process

In order to give you a better understanding of the service that we provide our clients during and post wedding day we decided to list our process below.

Photography

Using only top of the range professional cameras, lenses and equipment we are there to document your entire wedding day from start to finish.

Guidance

Not only are we there to document your wedding day but we are also there to give you any guidance should you require it. This can be anything from teaching you how to put your buttonholes on, to giving you tips that will leave you feeling more relaxed in front of the camera.

Editing & Colour Grading

Following your wedding day, we will spend on average another three to five days editing and colour grading hundreds of selected images out of the thousands that were taken on the day.

Presentation

Once we have finished the editing process and with your permission, we will upload a highlight reel from your wedding day to our online portfolio for you to view. We then begin downloading the rest of the images onto a USB as high and low-resolution files which will be handed to you, so that you can view them on your computer and store them safely for ever more.

Tangible Products

Should you want to have a physical product by which to remember your wedding day. We will set up an online proofing gallery where you can have the final say on which images are displayed in a fine art book or are printed and framed. Once you have completed the proofing we then either begin organising them into a nice story line for the fine art book or send them off for printing and framing.


Before & After

I have provided both a colour and black and white version so that you can see two seperate examples of the editing and colour grading process. Use the sliders on the images below to view the before and after. As you can see, editing the images correctly can make a dramatic difference to the final product. Each photographer will have their own unique way of editing and no two will be the same. These examples demonstraight my pererred editing style.

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