Finch and Oak

Queensland Photographer


www.finchandoak.com

Weddings aren't stuffy, boring events, they're real, fun parties where you get to marry your best friend, and I love being a part of that. Photographing ridiculously happy people in amazing locations is the best thing ever. 

I don't believe that couples should get pushed around and told how to pose just to get photos just like everyone else, I want to tell your unique story, and show your real love. I aim to capture genuine emotion and stories as they happen. 

Based in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia. Available everywhere. 

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… going out to breakfast with my wife, having friends over for a bbq and a swim.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… last year Chloe and I got to spend two months traveling, we visited Toronto, NYC, Florida, Spain, Paris, and Dubai. It was exhausting and amazing. I photographed a previous client’s brother’s weddings in Canada, and they were the most welcoming people ever. We sat at the family table for dinner, and chatted like old friends. I also photographed couple in NYC, in Central Park and Brooklyn, which I still can’t believe. I photographed a wedding in Spain in the same trip, arriving the day before the wedding, exhausted and then photographing for 16 hours, but we came away with some amazing photos and memories. 

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… I would go back to Spain, and I really want to visit Italy. Chloe and I visited India a few years ago, and I'd love to visit there again.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… traveling and meeting all sorts of very cool people is amazing. Plus working from home is the best!

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE… a travel photographer, or architect. 

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… choose a photographer that makes you feel the wedding day when you look at their images. Can you feel the emotion, the fun, the noise, in their photographs.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… I love in Burleigh Heads, which is a great place with some awesome restaurants and an amazing beach. Plus it’s half way between Byron Bay and Brisbane where I do a lot of my work.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… here is pretty good. I used to live in NZ, but I like the weather on the Gold Coast better!

If I was rich I would buy a super cool apartment in SoHo, New York.

THE PETS I OWN ARE… growing up we had dogs (border collies). At the moment there’s a possum living in the roof!