We so excited that you are interested in choosing us to document your wedding! We believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. The kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. We believe in creating images that are works of art, worthy of being printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come.
Whenever we pick up our cameras, we strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
"Shyani and Simon photographed our wedding at the Cove, Jervis bay In November this year. Amy and myself were completely blown away by everything these guys did for us. They made sure to capture every single moment throughout our wedding day.
Not only were the photos perfect both Shyani and Simon were fantastic the whole time from the lead up to the wedding and the wedding day itself.
Couldn’t recommend these guys highly enough!"
"They made sure to capture every single moment throughout our wedding day"
AMY & JOSH
Very professional and dedicated couple who went out of their way to capture our big day, starting from the meticulous planning prior to our wedding, to our actual day, and to the final production of photos & film. They have put their hearts and minds into their work, and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!
"THEY HAVE PUT THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS INTO THEIR WORK, AND WE COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR MORE"
Gemma & Tim
"I can’t even begin to thank Shyani & Simon enough for the memories they have given us and their help on our wedding day. They gave so much time and all of their energy to our big day. Simon literally climbed a tree to get the perfect shot of my wedding dress. They put more time and care into my wedding than I did! I didn’t need to worry about a thing. Even if you Shyani and Simon weren't working our wedding, we so loved having them there. They're both so laid back and wonderful to be around. We honestly cannot thank you both enough. You’ve given us something money can’t buy and that we can enjoy for the rest of our lives."
"YOU’VE GIVEN US SOMETHING MONEY CAN’T BUY THAT WE CAN ENJOY FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES"
Tammy & Nathan
"We could not be more amazed with the service we received from Shyani and Simon. They were warm hearted, attentive and knowledgeable from the very first interaction. They answered any questions we had and had a solution for anything we were worried about. Our wedding photos and video brought us to tears - they captured everything and put it together better than we could have ever imagined. All of our guests are still talking about the amazing photographers who were everywhere all at once and we couldn't agree more. Thank you both so much for an absolutely incredible experience and memories to last us a lifetime."
"ALL OF OUR GUESTS ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THE AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO WERE EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE"
Laura & Jack
"Shyani and Simon are THE BEST! They went above and beyond for my husband and I's elopement shoot and we could not be happier with the entire experience. From start to finish, they were so friendly, cheerful and made us feel at ease instantly. They knew just the right spots and timings to capture the best light and make sure we got the best photos possible. They're seriously so thoughtful and considerate - and the final result was AMAZING. We'll cherish these photos for the rest of our lives and it's all thanks to Shyani and Simon's incredible talent and creative eye. We'll definitely be coming back to them for more beautiful photos in the future."
"WE COULD TELL RIGHT AWAY THAT THEY'RE SUPER EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL AND TALENTED"
Crystal & matt
"Choosing Moments Photography & Film to shoot our elopement wedding was an easy decision after looking at their gallery of amazing photos. Shyani & Simon’s original artistic style of photography was breathtaking and exactly what we wanted. On the day, they arrived early to scout locations and worked tirelessly to capture as much as possible. And even though they seemed to never stop, not once did we feel rushed, having breaks when needed. Between Shyani’s bubbly personality, Simon’s enthusiasm, and their absolute passion to fulfil our wishes, made for a wonderful experience. The finished product is out of this world, a large gallery of stunning high quality images."
"THEY TAUGHT US ALL THE POSES AND WE WERE INSTANTLY COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS"
bri & josh
"We simply cannot say enough wonderful things about Moments Photography! They were absolutely amazing. Shyani and Simon captured our wedding day better than we could have ever imagined! My husband and I really appreciated how professional and enthusiastic they were. They have amazing vision, and their eyes for capturing spaces and timing is absolutely impeccable. It was amazing to have our little backyard space turn into a photogenic oasis, all thanks to the eyes behind the lens."
"SHYANI AND SIMON CAPTURED OUR WEDDING DAY BETTER THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED!"
patrecia & byron
"I’m not sure how to put into words how thankful we are that we chose Shyani and Simon to capture our special day. You can feel how much it genuinely means to them to make sure that we were happy, and the moments are captured. They took the time to get to know us as a couple, to make sure we felt comfortable in front of the camera. It was such a relief to know that we could whole heartedly trust them. On the big day, they did not stop to take a breath! They worked so hard and always with a smile and a positive energy to make sure every little detail was perfectly captured. And in the end, it was! The photos are beyond beautiful."
"THERE IS NO QUESTIONING ON HOW PASSIONATE THEY ARE ABOUT THEIR WORK!"
patricia & adam
"Shyani and Simon are just amazing! Everything from when we first contacted them until the moment we had our wedding pictures went perfect. We couldn’t have wished for more. They are so talented and professional and also super easy going and kind. Although both me and my husband are not particularly comfortable in front of the camera, Shyani and Simon made us feel so at ease and the pictures turned out absolutely stunning. The photoshoot we had with them was one of our favourite parts of our wedding day. We can’t thank you enough guys! We are absolutely in love with our wedding photos. We would rate Moments Photography 20 out of 10 if we could!"
"THE PHOTOSHOOT WE HAD WITH THEM WAS ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE PARTS OF OUR WEDDING DAY"
Sabina & ross
"Shyani and Simon are hands down THE most incredible and down to earth wedding photographers that you could have!!! They went above and beyond what I expected from them and catered to our wedding as if it was the only wedding that ever mattered. I am immensely satisfied with their photography, customer service, friendliness, professionalism, time frames and I think they will soon become the most in demand wedding photographers and you will miss out if you don't book them! PS. I booked them on a whim after my friend found them online and so didn't know them prior to my wedding but I absolutely adore them now!!!"
"THEY CATERED TO OUR WEDDING AS IF IT WAS THE ONLY WEDDING THAT EVER MATTERED"
Sarah & murray
"The photos look great! It's amazing what Shyani and Simon can do. We have finally finished picking our favourites! Thank you again for being our awesome photographers! It's such a wonderful feeling looking back at the photos and reliving the day. We will be recommending Moments Photography to everyone! "
"IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL FEELING LOOKING BACK AT THE PHOTOS AND RELIVING THE DAY"
Simone & joseph
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY COMBINED
additional wedding coverage - $200/hour per photographer/videographer
pre-wedding shoot - $800
10x10" flushmount album - $1200
12x12" flushmount album - $2000
personalised print box - $600
Custom packages are available upon request
Coverage ends at 10pm or after the last formality at the reception; whichever occurs first.
All collections include GST, travel time costs within 100kms of Sydney
includes everything listed in Collection I & II
upgrade to 12x12" album
2 x parent albums
separate film of full ceremony, reception speeches, full first dance and cake cutting
includes everything listed in Collection I
additional photographer & additional videographer
2 extra hours coverage (10 hours in total)
10x10" flushmount album
up to 8 hours coverage
1 photographer & 1 videographer
650+ edited, high res, digital images
USB + online gallery
complimentary print box
6-8 minute 4k cinematic film
consultation and personalised timeline
*subject to weather and aviation restrictions
up to 8 hours* coverage
delivered on USB + online
6-8 minute 4k cinematic film
music licensing for up to 3 songs
drone videography (subject to restrictions)
up to 8 hours* photography
650+ edited, high res, JPG images
USB + online gallery
complimentary print box
consultation and personalised timeline
*additional hours $200/hour per photographer/videographer
CINEMATIC FILM + EXTRAS ONLY
includes everything listed in Cinematic Film Only
2 extra hours
with separate videos of:
reading of letters/vows
all speeches at reception
full first dance + cake cutting
PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOGRAPHY ONLY
Looking for something more intimate with just the two of you and a couple of your witnesses?
up to 2.5 hours coverage
200+ edited, high res, JPG images
up to 2.5 hours coverage
short film + ceremony
online + USB
PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY
Do small things with great love.
Just the two of you and up to 40 of your
up to 4 hours coverage
300+ edited, high res, JPG images
online gallery + USB
up to 4 hours coverage
short film + ceremony
online + USB
PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY
This is a perfect way to get some gorgeous portraits
of the two of you.
*50% off when booked with wedding package
100+ edited, high res, JPG images
online gallery with downloadable images
After photographing more than a hundred weddings over the past
few years, we’ve found that we’re not the perfect fit for every couple.
That’s why this process begins with a conversation. We want to hear
everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how you got
We’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of your day, answer any questions you might have about working with us and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.
We're here as a resource beyond photography—whether you're looking for engagement session outfit recommendations, timeline advice, or vendor referrals.
Even if you're working with a wedding planner or you're planning a simple wedding, there are likely still a lot of moving pieces left leading up to your big day. We've photographed more than 150 weddings in the past few years and we're happy to share everything we've learned along the way!
We’re big fans of engagement sessions for a few reasons. Not only do they allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera, they also give you the opportunity to showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is significant to the two of you.
Engagement sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. We’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. We normally plan sessions based on a particular “look” a couple has in mind, spring flowers for example, or based on schedules.
We check-in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else we should know about your big day.
While we normally don't send this questionnaire until closer to the wedding, please don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions during the planning process!
It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends.
Just know we're excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome.
You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about three weeks of your wedding. At that time, we'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums.
We hope the relationship doesn't end after we deliver your photographs. We want to hear about the adventures of married life. And if you decide to have kids, we'd love to document your growing family.
We are based in Sydney, Australia. Yes! We travel all the time and are always so excited to travel to new destinations to capture beautiful photos and videos (when we are not restricted due to a global pandemic).
We offer special discounted rates for destination weddings to make things more affordable.
Yes! There is a $1000 saving when booking both photography and videography through one of our collections.
Simon started shooting weddings as a photographer in 2008 and Shyani in 2015. Prior to this, Simon was an event, fashion and editorial photographer and worked for big brands like Disney, Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan. Simon has been fortunate to be able to transfer his passion for photography into videography, often thinking 10 steps ahead to create one of a kind cinematic wedding films.
Shyani started off as a newborn/baby and family photographer in 2012 and has a Diploma in Professional photography as well as mentoring from five of the world's leading wedding photographers and other creatives.
Yes! We have worked together on countless occasions and never step on each other's toes. We have a symbiotic photographer/videographer relationship so to speak and often bounce ideas off each other while taking turns to capture the magic. 100% of the editing will be done by us!
We work well together as a photography/videography duo because, well, we live together and it’s pretty much the only thing we have in common and agree on, other than lego and cats (and each other).
On occasion, we do have assistants or experienced second shooters helping us to capture things like the groom prep, guests mingling at canapés while we are out at your portrait session etc. but we always let you know beforehand.
We are both fully vaccinated and if COVID-19 restrictions get in the way of your big day we’ll work closely with you to find a new date that suits everyone, and won’t charge any postponement fees.
Please note that the Booking Fee (20% of the total service fee) is non-refundable if your wedding is moved to a date when we aren’t available but with all of our postponements since the pandemic started, this has not happened yet.
We currently take bookings up to 18 months in advance. Just send us an enquiry with the package you are interested in and any add-ons and we will send through a quote.
We require a 20% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking to secure your date and a balance is payable 7 days prior to your wedding day.
Yes, absolutely! We set up an initial consultation over the phone or zoom and answer any questions and offer tips we might have from our years of experience. We stay in touch and help with the scheduling and planning and have a final consultation the week prior to your wedding day.
If you have booked a pre-wedding shoot, we spend the afternoon together laughing and getting to know each other in person!
We both 100% believe that ANY two people who are lucky to have found each other have the right to be married! We strongly believe in equality, acceptance and celebrating love.
We are so lucky to meet and work with so many incredible couples and are waiting for the day that this question never needs to be asked!
We always send through a sneak peek gallery within a few days after the wedding and we aim to deliver everything to you within approximately 8 weeks of the wedding day. In peak season, something we require a few extra weeks to make sure every photo and second of video is perfect and we never compromise on quality.
Portrait sessions can take about 4 weeks for final delivery.
650+ professionally edited, high resolution digital images in an online gallery and on a print box with a USB so you have something tangible to hold. You can download, print and share these! We do not impose a limit on the number of photos taken/delivered, you can expect approximately 50-100 edited high resolution images for every hour of coverage.
If you really love seeing your photos in print, we can assist with professional archival grade prints and albums at your request.
Simon seems to work 100km/ph at a wedding (at least his brain does) to capture every detail perfectly so he can execute his vision in the editing room - where the real magic happens. He creates a breathtaking 6-8 minute cinematic film, professionally colour graded set to licensed music, often overlaid to your vows/speeches, and focuses on capturing the emotion and love in an engaging and creative way.
If you select the Cinematic Film + Extras package, you will also receive separate recordings of your full ceremony, the speeches from the reception and your full first dance (some couples spend months taking dance lessons and we definitely want to capture this in its entirety).
Yes we do! And Simon uses this whenever possible for establishing shots for his videos. We are sometimes limited by weather and aviation restrictions (such as being near an airport, private property or military base) but it’s always exciting to be able to see the location where you get married from the sky!
For a full wedding (with getting ready, ceremony and reception) we find that 8 - 10 hours coverage works perfectly. We end the coverage at 10pm or at the last formality at the reception, whichever happens first. We are more than happy to stick around longer and extra hours can be added on for $200 per hour for each of us.
Shorter bookings (elopements and micro-weddings) are available if you don’t need us to hang around for the whole day.
Funnily enough, if you put either of us in front of the camera, we tend to freeze and be all kinds of awkward (what do I do with my redundant arm?!) - but we DO know how to pose! We have even taken actual courses on it (four of them).
Our style throughout the day is journalistic, we capture what is happening in front of us and remain as unobtrusive as possible. We work hard to capture the spontaneous laughter, intimate moments and all the good stuff that happens naturally throughout the day.
We are people-centred photographers which means that during your portrait session, we will casually guide you into poses that are the most flattering for you both (these are only tiny adjustments and you won’t even feel the difference and sometimes can be hilarious!).
A lot of our couples opt to have a pre-wedding shoot for this very reason! They learn our posing methodology and style and it becomes one less thing to be nervous about on the actual wedding day - trust us, you’ve got this!
Your online gallery will be available for 1 year after we deliver your images and we will keep your images backed up for 6 months after we deliver the USB. We recommend that you backup your images onto another device or Cloud storage immediately upon receiving your images.
Your online gallery is password protected so only you can share this with whoever you like.
Like other artists, photography and videography for us is a creative process. We take enormous pride in capturing your day in the most artistic way possible and we spend hours (approximately 40) in the editing room afterwards perfecting each and every shot. This is why we love sharing our work on our social media and putting up a blog post on our website (which you can share too!). Sometimes we submit weddings to online or print publications - and if you would like to do this, let us know!
However, if you request that we don’t share your photos/video, we will keep things private for you.
We only do minimal adjustments to our photos - we like to keep things as natural as possible to the day. We adjust for exposure, white balance, sharpening and contrast and colour match our images so they are consistent as the day goes on (the changing light temperatures and sunlight conditions can drastically change a photo). We also like to mix in some black and white images, especially during prep shots.
We do not airbrush or change body shapes because we both think people are perfect the way they are! However, hypothetically, if you do break out with an unfortunate pimple the morning of your wedding day, We will remove this because this is not who you are (repeat after me, I am not my pimple!)
Simon already has a vision for the video in mind when he gets to the editing room and spends time carefully extracting the most important moments of your day. He deliberately edits the video to the beats in the soundtrack to make it as emotive and cinematic as possible. The colour grading of the footage is comparable to what you might be used to seeing in the cinema. If requested, he will overlay dialogue on top (some people love this, others hate the sound of their own voices on a recording haha).
If purchased, the Cinematic Film + Extras package will include the full ceremony, speeches and first dance/cake cutting with the same colour grading and often cut to multiple camera angles.
Ironically, when we met and discovered our shared love for photography, we also discovered that Shyani shoots Canon while Simon shoots Nikon (yikes!). It’s definitely a dealbreaker for some because Canon lenses have subtle magenta undertones and Nikon has more minty green/yellow tones (which really only camera nerds like us can tell).
However, we have spent years perfecting our editing style to be perfectly cohesive for both cameras and sometimes even share our lenses using adapters allowing us to get the best of both worlds - pretty neat right? (we think so...)
Shyani also (on occasion) shoots with a Pentax 645 Medium Format Film camera for reference photos - there’s something so magical and timeless about old school film which we work very hard to emulate in our digitals in the editing room.
At this moment in time, we only deliver the finished products to our clients because 50% comes from our editing alone.
Simon shoots in a flat profile (10-bit N-log; this means that the raw footage comes to about 1TB of data and looks completely grey and dull). He spends about 40 hours colour grading, adding sharpening and does exposure adjustments from scratch. The final video is 4K resolution and perfectly colour matched to reflect your perfect day!
In the future we will look at offering this service when Simon has the time to colour grade the uncut footage.
We love natural light and will use it as much as possible to achieve a soft, bright and airy look., shooting a mix of journalistic and cinematic documentary style images. We like to observe, anticipate and document the day as it unfolds, allowing for as many natural and candid moments as possible to take place. We strive for consistency in our editing and shooting style, giving each photograph a clean and timeless look. We achieve this by matching our digital images to our FUJICOLOR PRO 400H 120 film scans. The colours lean towards a cyan and green base colour that is true to the Fuji 400h Film. One of the reasons we gravitate toward this aesthetic of Fuji 400H in our digital prints is for its pastel skin tones and unique minty colouring of foliage.
We encourage all of our clients to read our blog on our style to make sure we are the right fit for you.