Oh and also, my name is Thomas Stewart.
Oh hey! Glad you could make it. I'm a Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer, and I take wedding photos for a living.
I think that my #1 objective when I’m spending time with you at your wedding is to ensure that I don’t take away from your fun. Like, I don’t want my presence to be annoying or frustrating. I want to glide into the day like a random uncle who is funny but not weird, and who all your guests enjoy being around. Later on, after the wedding when you're looking at your photos, I want you to say to each other:
‘HA that was fun! And also Tom wasn’t weird at all, and he didn’t push us too far with photos, and he recognised when we just wanted to finish up and head to the reception and drink wine with our mates. Nothing bothered him and therefore he didn’t detract from our day - he enhanced it’ 😍
Quirky. Honest. Fun.
And definitely not boring.
These are the kinds of photos that I want to take as a
Southern Highlands wedding photographer.
None of the couples you see on my site are models; none of these photos are from styled shoots or editorials. These are all real couples like you, who were most probably just as apprehensive about having their photo taken as you are. Don’t worry – we’re going to have fun.
I adore taking photographs of couples in love, no matter in what form that love comes, and I'm a proud ally of the LGBTQ community 🏳️🌈
What's that, you're not a model?
(good, neither am I)
Click through to see a bunch of my favourite photos from different weddings!
11 years now I've been a full time wedding photographer. I used to be a lawyer but absolutely hated it - you can read more about this here at my 'about me' page). At uni I got into photography due to my love of travel, and I used to lug my old digital SLR around the world with me. After returning from my adventures, I'd show my work colleagues my photos, and a few of them started asking me to shoot their wedding. HELL NO, I'd reply - way too much pressure! Then after a while, I decided to give a wedding a go, see if I liked it. Well, I loved it! And now 11 years later, I couldn't think of a better job to have.
How I became a Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer
Here's my logo; it's an elephant
I absolutely love my job as a Southern Highlands wedding photographer. It’s pretty damn wonderful that I get to spend my weekends with a bunch of really well dressed people, in a beautiful location, drinking champagne, telling dirty jokes and eating cake [i’m not even kidding – this is pretty much what I do at most weddings]. I’m available for weddings throughout all of the Southern Highlands, Wollongong and the South Coast, and I occasionally venture further way, as well.
Did I mention that I'm really fun to hang out with?
I'm not even kidding. I'm, like, really , really, really fun
I'm totally the best Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer
As I mentioned above, if you’re new to my site and would like to get a feel for what my work is like, head over to my portfolio here. I'm based in the Southern Highlands, and I’ve shot weddings pretty much everywhere in the Highlands, so in my portfolio you’re likely to find a few images from most venues.
My objective at a wedding is to document the day as I see it unfold. There's so much happening on a wedding day, some of which you won't see. You'll be preoccupied, you know, getting married. So I'll try to deliver to you a set of images that show not only you and your new husband or wife, but all the little moments that were happening around you while you were having the best day of your lives.
I also spend half my time shooting in the UK / Europe. You can click here to see my UK site.
So you're getting married in Bowral...
I grew up in Bowral – I went to Bowral high School. After some time living away overseas, I came back to start my business in the Highlands. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting at pretty much all of the wonderful wedding venues we have in the Southern Highlands, and I’ve developed some great relationships with local colleagues and other wedding professionals in the local industry. Also, I'm wedding photographer who actually lives in Bowral. I know the area very well, and if there’s anything you need help with, I’m an open book.
When you book me as your photographer, you can also book my wife Michelle to shoot a beautiful highlight film. You can click here to see some of her films, or just watch the one below. Michelle films are beautiful, unpretentious, and accompany my photos perfectly. We also work really well as a team (after all, we're married). You can also click here to see the full blog post of their Bendooley Estate Stables wedding.
Oh what's that, you'd like to book me as your Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer?
yeah ok cool, that sounds great
You can read a little more about me here. From there, why not have a look at some of my favourite wedding images from 2020 here. My blog link is in the menu bar above. I’m pretty active on instagram – you can head over to my feed here – I generally post at least one image a day. You can also browse my site to read a bunch more info about me, and the way I work, and why I love being a Bowral wedding photographer.
I tend to book out quite far in advance; most people book me around one year ahead of their wedding. So if you’d like to work with me, don’t leave it until the last minute to reach out and say hi, or I might no longer be available on your wedding date.