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ABOUT US

On our own wedding day, captured by by Zara King Photography.

WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE

So you're in love. Welcome to the club. Now you need someone to turn the excitement and raw moments of your day into eternal memories, right? Someone to be your ultimate hype team, empowering you to be unapologetically yourselves and to capture the essence your love – whether that’s being wildly unashamed of some PDA, or having the best time with your partner without being told to kiss constantly – we got you.

We fit so seamlessly into your day, you’ll feel like you’ve known us forever. Your photographer is essentially your shadow for the day, it may as well be someone you like.

We’re Tay and Pete. Cat-loving, beer-drinking, adventure-having, video-game-playing weirdos who want to make sure you have the heckin’ best day ever.

We got hitched in March 2021 in a window of opening between the third and fourth lockdowns. Starting with a quick ceremony at the Evelyn, we then took our guests on a sunny afternoon Brunswick Street pub crawl which… well… got real messy.

And we loved every second of it. We want you to feel the same.

We told you. We’re your new best friends with cameras.

HI, I'M TAYGAN, BUT YOU CAN CALL ME TAY.

I never thought I’d be a wedding photographer.

All the greasy, middle-aged white dudes I assisted as a late-teenager made me desperate to stay away from what seemed like a stiff, repetitive and uncreative industry. Get in, tick off the shot list. Get out.

But then something changed.

I originally studied Visual Arts at UniSA and Fashion and Commercial Photography at RMIT. After I graduated, I worked for a magazine for a few years but quickly became disheartened here too, especially after one of my images was used on the cover for a defamation article (feel free to ask me about that if we meet in person/on a call, it’s a real doozy) So I resigned, travelled for 4 months, feeling at a loss for where I was headed. I was then asked to shoot a wedding by a friend and I realised they asked me for my style, because I sure as hell wasn’t a wedding photographer. I loved it, and after a few years here we are; I have a business where I can inject art in to my work, capture things by the moment rather than a shot list, and just generally be around amazing people on their big day. What more could I ask for?

A few months after launching in to photography full time, I met Pete. I finally started to understand what all these couples felt (gross) which only amplified my desire to shoot more of this crazy little thing called love.

Photo’s by Zara King Photography

PETE - SECOND SHOOTER / PARTY STARTER

Pete couldn’t be anything but himself if he tried.

He’s a sign writer and designer by trade but started shooting with me in 2017 when he assisted me at a wedding. I’m pretty sure he loves weddings more than I do.

Also, if you don’t claim him as your new bestie by the end of the night, I guarantee one of your relatives will.

Probably an uncle...

SO THAT'S US - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

We realise we’re not for everyone, and heck, that’s fine by us. I bet the tattoos alone have already sent some people running. We want to run a business where we can be ourselves; inject our personality and creativitiy in to everything we offer; whole heartedly, unapologetically (although, Tay will verbally apologise for EVERYTHING, it’s a bad habit she’s trying to snap out of so feel free to slap mher if you witness it) So here we are, finding, shooting and befriending OUR kinda people. So much so that we can call a lot of former clients friends.

If that sounds like your kinda tasty jam, then we want to find out why – if you’ve made it this far, you must be a bit of a weirdo like us – and that’s rad. We want to find out how we can have the best time together instead of feeling like we’re the papparazzi.

You wont even realise we’re shooting half the time, we promise.

As we’ve said, your photographer is basically your shadow for the day, it may as well be someone you like. So if you don’t like us (and thats fine, quite frankly we may not like you) we’ll happily recommend some other rad humans to shoot your day.

GOOD THINGS