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Looking for a wedding photographer in Wollongong, NSW? Wollongong's creative talent includes many award winning wedding photographers who's names are recognised among Australia's best in wedding photography. The city also offers plenty of budget friendly professionals who capture gorgeous wedding images throughout the Illawarra & South Coast regions.

Wollongong's best wedding photographers are largely documentary style shooters who capture candid wedding photos in fine art, editorial and photojournalistic styles. They offer wedding photography packages starting at $1,400 and provide coverage from as little as 3 hours to full days with 12 hours or more of consecutive shooting.

All of the professional wedding photographers listed below come with 5 star reviews from previous couples. They range from highly experienced wedding photographers based locally in Wollongong to sought after photography & videography studios that regularly photograph wedding ceremonies & receptions in the region.

If you want your photo album to be filled with beautiful candid imagery and stunning wedding portraits, these are the perfect wedding photographers to consider for your big day. You can hire any of these legends for a pre-wedding or engagement photoshoot which is a great way to build a relationship before hiring them to take the all important pictures at your wedding.

Here are the top 16 wedding photographers in Wollongong.

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Top 15 Wollongong Wedding Photographers

Amazing Wollongong wedding photography by Love Is Light
1. Love Is Light Wedding Photography

  • Service Area: Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Years in Business: 12+
  • Photo Packages: $1,800+
  • Photo + Video Packages: $3,900+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 200+

Brendan is the perfect wedding photographer for fun-loving couples wanting candid & natural wedding photos that capture the joy of the day. Brendan's endearing Irish accent, brilliant sense of humour and laid back approach make him fun to be around on the day, resulting in beautiful wedding images at your relaxed and happy best. 

Brendan's photography packages offer excellent value starting at $1,800 including a full set of high resolution images plus a selection of prints. Combined photography & videography packages include Alfio to film your wedding and start at $3,900 with a feature film and highlights video. Brendan's work has accrued more than two hundred 5 star reviews from happy couples.

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Wollongong Wedding Photographer - Jason Valler Photography
2. Jason Valler Photography

  • Location: Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Years in Business: 10+
  • Photo Packages: $4,490+

Jason Valler is a local Wollongong photographer who also shoots destination weddings throughout the Illawarra and South Coast regions and beyond. He's a creative adventurer who brings fun to wedding shoots, capturing intimate, 100% natural and beautiful wedding photos that look like they are straight out of a glossy magazine. 

Jason has a distinct photography style that features dark, moody and emotive photos. His clients say he's extremely easy to work with, very professional and gives great direction.

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Mr Wigley is a fun Wollongong wedding photographer
3. Mr Wigley Photography

  • Service Area: Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Years in Business: 12+
  • Photo Packages: $1,999
  • 5 Star Reviews: 50+

The Mr Wigley team of 3 professional wedding photographers led by Darren (Daz) is all about providing a fun and relaxed experience on your wedding day. The team regularly capture Wollongong weddings and are sought after photographers for their happy, bright and fun collections.

Mr Wigley offer flexible photography packages starting from $1,999 with the option to add a wedding album. You can also add an extra photographer or Mr Wigley's fun photo booth, and all packages come with the Mr Wigley guarantee of no posing, no cheese, no awkward smiles and no bossy-boots attitudes.

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Lightheart Photo Films Wollongong
4. Lightheart Wedding Photos + Video

  • Service Area: Illawarra, South Coast
  • Years in Business: 8+
  • Photo Packages: $1,999+
  • Video Packages: $3,199
  • 5 Star Reviews: 100+

Lightheart are an in-house crew of experienced wedding photographers and videographers who seamlessly work together to capture all the big & little moments that happen candidly throughout the day. With extensive experience in all types of weddings, Lightheart are regularly booked for Chinese & Vietnamese, Lebanese, Orthodox & Indian celebrations throughout the Illawarra.

Affordable photography packages start at $1,999 with 7+ hours candid coverage and all high resolution images on USB. Combined photo & video packages are available from $5,899 and include a 3-5 min highlights video plus a full length feature film. 

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Wollongong Wedding Photographer - Translucent Photography
5. Translucent Photography

  • Location: Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Years in Business: 12+
  • Photo Packages: $3,500
  • 5 Star Reviews: 300+

With more than 300 5 star reviews, Lucy is one of the best wedding photographers in Wollongong. She captures candid wedding photos with a emotive rawness that regularly sees her work featured in the best wedding magazines and blogs. Having photographed hundreds of weddings, engagements and elopements in the last few years, she is one of the most experienced photographers on the South Coast.

Described by clients as professional, funny, kind and vibrant, Lucy makes it easy to be in front of the camera. She's also often labelled as bubbly, fun and accommodating. Expect an album full of smiles, laughter and moments that matter. 

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Wollongong Wedding Photographer - James Day Weddings
6. James Day Weddings

  • Location: Bulli, NSW 2516
  • Years in Business: 10+
  • Photo Packages: $6,000+

James Day is one of Australia's most respected wedding photographers, renowned for his uncanny ability to capture beautiful photos of people in moments of raw unguardedness. The Illawarra local says "I like to have fun, live in the moment and get beautiful images of the people I’m with." And that he certainly does. 

When we met James Day we found a warm, gentle and open hearted artist who was very humble of his talents. He explained his special love for capturing the country weddings of laid back and emotionally connected couples. For any couples with a go-with-the-flow sense of adventure we highly recommend James. He is Wollongong's most well known wedding photographer.

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Ben Newnam Wollongong Wedding Photographer
7. Ben Newnam Photography

  • Service Area: Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Years in Business: 15+
  • Photo Packages: $1,400+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 200+

Ben Newnam is an experienced wedding photographer who produces a distinctive style of editorial wedding photos. He has hundreds of 5 star reviews to his credit, with clients loving his candid approach to capturing weddings and the glamorous, intimate and very moody images he creates.

Ben is available to photograph weddings throughout Wollongong and the Illawarra and offers elopement packages for couples with just 2 guests up to grand multi-day events with 400+ people. Ben's portfolio includes civil and religious weddings, Indian weddings, Jewish and Chinese celebrations and many other cultural nuptials. Packages start from $1,400 and range up to $2,900 for a 10 hour shoot. All high res images are included.

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Splendid Wedding Photography Wollongong
8. Splendid Wedding Photos & Video

  • Service Area: Wollongong, Sydney
  • Years in Business: 10+
  • Photo Packages: $2,199+
  • Video Packages: $3,249
  • 5 Star Reviews: 300+

Splendid are a team of award winning wedding photographers & videographers who bring 10 years experience to capturing elegant weddings in Wollongong and Sydney. The team are preferred suppliers with many prestigious wedding venues in the region and are renowned for imbuing candid images with creative artistry.

Photography packages range from $2,199 - $3,799 and combined wedding video packages are available from $5,898. Expect magazine-worthy wedding photos that bring back all the precious moments & feelings.

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Wollongong wedding photographer Perfect Moment
9. Perfect Moment Photography & Video

  • Service Area: Wollongong, South Coast
  • Years in Business: 10+
  • Photo Packages: $1,550+
  • Video Packages: $1,850
  • 5 Star Reviews: 100+

Perfect Moment are great wedding photographers for couples wanting affordable wedding photos that include good quality, candid imagery along with classic group & family photos. Photography packages start at $1,550 or combined with wedding video are priced from $3,350. With a large team of professional wedding photographers and videographers to call on, Perfect Moment are more likely than other studios to have last minute availability.

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LGBT Wedding Photography in Wollongong by Margan
10. Margan Photography

  • Location: Austinmer, NSW 2515
  • Years in Business: 12+
  • Photo Packages: $5,000+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 60+

Erin and Erica Margan are a wife/wife wedding photography team based locally in the Illawarra. They offer full day wedding coverage with two photographers and love to work with romantics, sentimentalists, adventurers and fun makers to capture images filled with warmth, light, truth and joy.

Both ladies are easy going, full of ideas for creating beautiful images and bring contagious laughter to the photo shoot. Clients express having a lot of fun together, with everything being "easy and chill". 

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Wollongong Wedding Photographer - Matt Ashton Photography
11. Matt Ashton Photography

  • Location: Shellharbour, NSW 2529
  • Years in Business: 10+
  • Photo Packages: $4,000+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 100+

Matt Ashton is a coffee loving surfer dude with a soft spot for Labradoodles. He switched from a career in building in 2019 and has quickly become a well known name in Wollongong's wedding photography scene having already been published in the best wedding magazines.

Matt Ashton has a low key approach to photographing weddings that make him the ideal choice for daring and adventurous couples as well as those who think they'll be awkward in front of the lens. Almost without fail, his couples mention that he made them feel so comfortable on the day. 

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Wollongong Wedding Photographer - John Benavente photography
12. John Benavente Photography

  • Location: Shellharbour, NSW 2529
  • Years in Business: 12+
  • Photo Packages: $4,000+

John Benavente is an award winning photographer who specialises in documenting weddings in a candid, unobtrusive and natural manner. He's described as a courteous and unassuming fellow who brings a cool, calm and collected presence on the day. 

John aims to capture the essence of the day including all of the emotions, feelings and connections. His clients love that he's super easy to deal with, is calm and always in control and has excellent communication before, during and after the wedding. John gives easy and relaxed direction on the day.

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Wollongong Wedding Photographer - Alex Jackson Photography
13. Alex Jackson Photography

  • Location: Bulli, NSW 2516
  • Years in Business: 10+
  • Photo Packages: $4,000+

Alex Jackson is a natural light wedding photographer "for laid back folk with wild hearts and rebel souls". Barefooted and freckle faced, Alex is a free spirit who lives in a beach shack on the NSW South Coast. If you're planning to elope or have a little camping wedding, Alex is your guy.

Alex's images have a unique warm tone and natural intimacy. He's not into awkward poses, preferring instead to climb fences and go on adventures with you, taking candid photos along the way. 

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Wollongong Wedding Photographer - Tale Thief Photography
14. Tale Thief Photography

  • Location: Wollongong, NSW 2500
  • Years in Business: 10+
  • Photo Packages: $3,500+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 40+

Thia is a fun loving Wollongong wedding photographer who also offers pre-wedding adventure sessions and engagement photoshoots. Her Brides and Grooms appreciate her patience and often use the terms polite, kind and friendly to describe her.

Thia makes things very easy to organise and has great communication in the lead up to your wedding. On the wedding day she's mindful of timeframes and helpful. Tale Thief Photography offers budget friendly photography for Wollongong weddings.

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Wollongong Wedding Photographers - Thom Dwyer Photography
15. Thom Dwyer Photography 

  • Location: Shellharbour, NSW 2529
  • Years in Business: 8
  • Photo Packages: $3,500+
  • 5 Star Reviews: 40+

Thom is an award winning wedding photographer who lives near Wollongong and who will follow you anywhere within NSW, Australia or Internationally for a destination wedding. He creates a calm and relaxed atmosphere that enables his couples to be at ease and produces stunning wedding photos with a very natural aesthetic as a result.

Always down for some jokes, Thom is fun and easy to work with. He offers adventure sessions and engagement photoshoots so you can work together before booking your wedding pictures with him.

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Wollongong Wedding Photographer - Gavin Cato Photography
16. Gavin Cato Photography

  • Location: Dapto, NSW 2530
  • Years in Business: 12+
  • Photo Packages: $4,200
  • 5 Star Reviews: 200+

With 18 years of photographing weddings with his camera, Gavin knows a thing or two about how to capture gorgeous wedding photos on your wedding day. He produces classic wedding imagery in characteristic vibrant colours and is one of Wollongong's best known wedding photographers for his aerial work with drones. well known in the Illawarra for drone photography. 

Gavin is easy going, charismatic, calm and on the ball. He makes the photo shoot light hearted and fun and his couples love not feeling rushed or staged. Photography packages are priced from $4,200 including 6 hours coverage.

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Find A Wollongong Wedding Photographer

The wedding photography Wollongong offers is broad in style which makes finding the perfect wedding photographer easy if you know what you're looking for. These curated shortlists make it easy to find the best wedding photographers in Wollongong.

Here's a few points to consider to help you hire a wedding photographer like a pro:

  • Image Style: What kind of pictures does the wedding photographer take? Do they specialise in candid or documentary wedding photography? Do the couples in their wedding images look genuinely relaxed and like they're having a great time? 
  • Framing: What takes the eye of the photographer? What's their lens focused on? Do the wedding photographs capture what is important to you?
  • Editing Style: Do you like the way the wedding photos have been processed? Are they natural & timeless or have they been edited in a style you love? Is the editing style consistent across an entire collection?

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