Candid Wedding Photographers in Sydney

Candid Wedding Photography: Sydney | Newcastle

Looking for a candid wedding photographer in Sydney? These top 10 candid wedding photographers in Sydney are all experts in capturing creative and unposed wedding photos as you go about enjoying your special day. Wedding photojournalists by trade, they capture weddings as they unfold naturally and are unobtrusive during the day's formalities.

Most candid wedding photographers provide some guidance during the couples' portrait session which occurs between the wedding ceremony and reception. Direction typically includes simple instructions like "wander over there" or "stop there for a moment" rather than posing photos with specific instructions on where to put your hand or point your chin.

If you like the emotive element of candid wedding photography you'll want to book one of Sydney's best wedding photographers. These talented artists are uniquely observant. They invest effort in knowing their clients, building a genuine warmth and trust that makes their presence very easy during the day's most intimate moments.

The professionals below have made our list of top 12 candid wedding photographers in Sydney because they know how to capture beautiful images with zero awkward poses. They're experts at keeping you relaxed in front of their lens and at times you'll forget that they're there.

Here are our top 12 candid wedding photographers in Sydney. They are magicians. 

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Top 10 Candid Wedding Photographers in Sydney

Sydney Wedding Photography Mr Wigley
1. Mr Wigley Photography

  • Location: Redfern - Sydney, NSW
  • Images: Happy, colourful & natural
  • Wedding Packages: $1,499+
  • Other Services: Photo Booth

Darren is a highly experience candid wedding photographer who offers affordable half day and full day packages from $1,499 - $3,000. Working with a team of candid shooters, the Mr Wigley crew offer a stress-free and fun experience as they go quietly about document your wedding day. 

Mr Wigley are all about capturing happy photos of you having a great time and have a preference for joyful, colour-filled photos. Colourful eco confetti is a mainstay in Darren's kit bag and you can expect he'll offer you a shot or two with it. He also has a beacon for bright coloured backdrops for fun couple portraits while you giggle and chat together. 

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Ben Newnam Candid Wedding Photography
2. Ben Newnam Photography

  • Location: Berowra, NSW
  • Service Area: NSW
  • Images: Layered depth
  • Cost: $1,400+

Ben Newnam has an incredibly unique style of candid wedding photography that is processed with a luminous & moody vibe. His distinctive style and ability to capture scenes and stories that bring back special memories have made him one of Sydney's most popular wedding photographers with 300 five star reviews to his name.

Ben's wedding packages start at a surprisingly affordable $1,400. Popular 8 hour packages are around $2,900. Ben also offers extended wedding photography packages for large and multicultural weddings and is highly experienced with most cultural celebrations, particularly those with substantial populations in Sydney such as Indian and Chinese weddings.

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Anna Murray Candid Wedding Photographer
3. Anna Murray Photography

  • Location: Bondi Beach
  • Service Area: Greater Sydney
  • Images: Intimate
  • Cost: $900+

Anna Murray specialises in candid wedding photography for micro weddings and elopements in Sydney. Her work is highly intimate and emotive, focusing on the shared moments between couples and their guests.

If you're eloping or getting married with just your closest family and friends and you treasure warm and intimate photos, Anna would love to hear from you. She offers super affordable small wedding packages starting at $900, which for the high quality of her work is exceptional value.

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The Salty Shutter Photographer Sydney
4. The Salty Shutter

  • Location: Eastern Suburbs - Sydney
  • Images: Highly emotive
  • Wedding Packages: $5,200+

Rangefinder Magazine is one of the most respected publications in the photography industry and every year names the world's best wedding photographers. With Dane's rare ability to tell an entire story in one single image, it's no surprise his name graces this list.

Dane's wedding photos are highly emotive, documenting moments between people candidly as the day unfolds. His wedding albums are filled with warm images that have a subtle high contrast and are mixed in with intensely moving black & whites. Wedding packages start at AU$5,200 with the option to add prints and quality albums imported from the US.

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5. Oliver Smith Photo

  • Location: North Sydney
  • Images: Storytelling
  • Wedding Packages: $5,000 on average
  • Specials for European & NZ weddings

Oliver Smith is a hybrid wedding photographer who uses a mix of digital and 35mm film cameras to capture your day. The combination results in a unique variety of wedding photos that depicts the day's cacophony of events, people & emotions in all its textures. 

As a visual storyteller, Oliver loves to capture fun wedding memories for fun and adventurous couples. His work is almost exclusively unposed producing an album of candid wedding photos that take you effortlessly back to the day's feelings and happenings. Expect lots of warm, natural tones, black & whites and creative movement within frames. 

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Jason Corroto Sydney Wedding Photographer
6. Jason Corroto Weddings

  • Location: Northern Beaches, NSW
  • Images: Romantic, emotive & warm
  • Wedding Packages: $4,990

Jason Corroto has an eye for creating highly romantic portraiture and hence loves to work with deeply connected couples that have great chemistry together. He has an excellence sense of timing which results in candid wedding photos that are filled with emotion.

Wedding photography packages start at $3,400 for elopements and $4,990 for all-day coverage. Jason is happy to travel out of Sydney, throughout NSW and as far as Asia and Europe.

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7. Kelly Jury Photography

  • Location: Northern Beaches
  • Images: Crisp, warm, candid
  • Cost: $3,500+

Kelly Jury is a fun and outgoing creative who loves the outdoors and is a big fan of festival weddings and relaxed, country celebrations. She captures mostly unposed wedding photos with a few portraits and details shots thrown in to round out your wedding album. 

Images have a warm tonality in a very natural style and are mixed with black & whites. Photography packages start at $3,500 with optional albums available from $900.

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8. The Paper Fox

  • Location: South Sydney
  • Images: Light, bright, crisp
  • Cost: $3,600+
  • Other Services: Video from $3,000

If you're looking for a non-judgemental photographer to capture your wedding day, you might consider picking the lady who loudly sings her way through the weekly supermarket shop. That'd be Kristen. A self described extrovert who's presence is immediately disarming and who captures amazing candid wedding photos because of it. 

Relaxed and unposed wedding portraiture is Kristen's forte, for which we rate her among the best candid wedding photographers in Sydney.

Aside from unposed portraits, collections include lay-flats (detail shots) and candid action photos of all the main events and little in between moments. Photography Packages range from $3,600 - $4,600 including 8 - 12 hours coverage.

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9. Yasmina Nadine

  • Location: Northern Beaches
  • Images: Candid, matt, vintage
  • Cost: $2,300+

The award winning photographer Yasmina Nadine is often described as kind hearted and composed professional who offers an unobtrusive wedding experience. She's also renowned for putting the most camera shy of couples at ease in front of her lens. We rate her among the top 10 value for money wedding photographers in Sydney with her extensive collections filled to the brim with quality images.

Relaxed and candid wedding photos with a hint of vintage is her trademark style and sets have a modern matt finish. Wedding packages range from $2,300 - $3,700 including 5 - 10 hours coverage.

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10. Emma Hampton Photography

  • Location: Coogee
  • Service Area: Greater Sydney
  • Images: Warm hues
  • Cost: $4,000

Emma Hampton takes a fly-on-the-wall approach to capturing weddings in her trademark photojournalistic style. Based in Sydney she's a regular at wedding venues along the east coast of Australia and captures fun wedding photos made up of couple portraits, family photos and candid images.

All of Emma's photos have a distinctive warm tone with a mix of black & whites. Photography packages start at $4,000 including 6 hours photographic coverage with optional albums also available.

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Alicia Hetherington Sydney Photography
11. Alicia Hetherington Wedding Photography

  • Location: Sydney
  • Service Area: NSW
  • Images: Crisp, natural, bright
  • Cost: $3,000+

Alicia Hetherington offers a candid style of wedding photography that is processed without any noticeable colour filters. Her natural wedding photos are typically very light and bright and always crisp in focus. You get a mix of colour photos and black & whites with packages starting from $3,000. 

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Kevin Lue Sydney Wedding Tog
12. Kevin Lue Photography 

  • Location: Sydney
  • Service Area: NSW
  • Images: Fun, luminous, interesting
  • Cost: $3,000+
  • Other Services: Wedding films from $2,000

Kevin Lue is one of the best candid wedding photographers in Sydney and comes with a wealth of experience capturing both the formal and fun wedding traditions of many cultures. He is an expert natural-light shooter who produces crisply focused images that ooze in the character and personality of his subjects.

Kevin's wedding collections are filled with interesting photos captured at thoughtful angles. His framing is creative, enthusiastic and full of energy making the most of the natural light and location features. Expect fun scenes, interesting portraits and beautiful candid photos that jump off the page. Wedding packages are underpriced at $3,000 for 6+ hours. 

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