Ab & Louise Kilani
Married on November 9, 2013 at Miramare Gardens, Terrey Hills
Why did you choose us to be your wedding photographers?
Louise: I’ve always admired your work. Being a big magazine and blog reader, I started to recognise GM photos before reading who took them. I fell in love with your style, which to me is sophisticated photojournalism.
Ab: I really don’t like staged photos. I just wanted someone to take photos as the events were happening. After looking at your website and through your albums at the studio, I knew that you guys liked natural photography too. Plus, from the moment I saw your custom-made albums I was sold. They’re amazing.
How helpful was our team before the wedding?
Ab: Simon is the master of organisation. He was always there to answer questions and he drew up this timeline of the day that was super efficient. We felt relaxed knowing someone was thinking of this stuff.
Louise: I also liked how much information you gave us about other parts of the wedding – from hair and makeup (we ended up using Simona from your team who was incredible… she really knows her stuff) to wet weather and wedding dresses.
How were they on the big day?
Louise: Simon and Tim made me feel so relaxed. They were also good sports and listened to all my ideas I had for photos of the smaller details (the rings, all the DIY I had done for the reception). Nothing was too hard for them. It felt like close friends were shooting our wedding.
Ab: We had a lot of fun with them. I think they had fun with us too! Before getting ready, they took my best man and I down to the beach for some candid shots. It was hilarious and felt so normal. They fitted in really well at the wedding too. There were other weddings being held at Miramare that day so we had to share photography areas. This didn’t phase Simon and Tim at all. They had so many cool ideas and kept finding unique spaces to take photos around the venue.
Did everything go to plan?
Louise: Yes! It was supposed to rain but it didn’t. Even if it did, we were confident we were going to get great shots anyway because Simon ran us through our options. We even did some of these anyway because they were so good – we got photos in the cellar that turned out to be some of the most stunning from the day.
What were the design sessions after the wedding like?
Ab: Really relaxed. It was completely up to us what we wanted to include in the album. Everyone at the studio was supportive and made us feel at home.
And are you happy with your photos and album?
Louise: So happy! We have had so many wonderful comments from friends and family about our photos. People especially loved the ones that were taken of them. You really captured us and the day perfectly. There’s nothing I’d change.
Ab: And now I finally have the custom-made album I always wanted!