// Bowral + Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer //

I take relaxed & fun wedding photos of laid-back, friendly couples.

Hi, I’m Thomas Stewart, a Southern Highlands wedding photographer.

Look, I’m just going to level with you. It’s kind of weird how much I love weddings – both attending them as a guest, and also documenting them with my camera. A wedding is like a living, breathing entity, full of incredible emotion, interactions, and beautiful little moments to see and to photograph. After 13 years of spending every weekend at these joyous events, I couldn’t imagine having a regular job ever again.

This exact group of people at your wedding – they’ll NEVER be in the same place, at the same time, ever again. That’s pretty special! This incredible meeting of new friends, old friends, and family is why I love shooting weddings, and it’s what I strive to document every time I pick up my camera. 

Just like that random uncle

My #1 objective at a wedding is that I don’t take away from your fun day. 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 wanted to finish up and head to the reception and drink wine with our mates.’

He didn’t detract from the day – he made it better.’

What’s that, you’re not a model? Don’t worry, neither am I

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. In fact at my own wedding I was nervous about photos too, so I feel you.

Don’t worry – we’re going to have fun.

A little more about how I shoot

Sure, it’s great to have some wedding-day portraits to hang on the wall. But the real value in wedding photography isn’t the posed or staged shots. It’s in the little unplanned moments that no-one could have expected or planned for. There are hundreds of these moments happening at every single wedding, and documenting these is what inspires me every time I go to work. 

Even when we off taking portraits, I try to make the entire affair as relaxed and natural as possible. Most of the time you won’t even realise I’m taking photos, you’ll be having so much fun! 

And less time away from them to take photos. I’m very aware of how special weddings are. This might be the only time that this exact group of people is in the one place at the same time. You shouldn’t have to miss out on that just so we can take hours of portraits. That’s why all I need for portraits is 30 minutes. The rest of the time you should spend with your guests! 

You’ve spent ages choosing all the little details: your dress, flowers, place card, etc. Helping you plan the run sheet for your wedding day means I make sure I have plenty of time to shoot every little detail you’ve organised, both while you’re getting ready, and also at your reception before all the guests enter. 

Southern Highlands wedding photographer Thomas Stewart took this incredible image of a couple walking back down the aisle at their wedding ceremony, being showered with confetti by their guests


I offer various different amounts of wedding day photography coverage: 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours. After 800 weddings, I’ve figured out that 95% of couples need either 6 or 8 hours of photography at their wedding. 6 hours normally covers the ceremony, portraits and all reception formalities (and some dancing!), and 8 hours adds in getting ready photos of both you and your partner.

I’m also more than happy to shoot for other amounts of time + coverage – just ask me for a custom quote.

You can click below for a bit more info, or contact me for a full package list.

I’m here to help

Most people haven’t been married before, and many find the entire planning process quite daunting. But fear not! As it turns out, being a wedding photographer means I often double as a wedding planner haha. In fact it’s in my best interests that your wedding runs to a nice timeline, with excellent vendors to help you, as this means I’ll have a better chance to take wonderful photos.

As soon as you book me, you’ll have access to a wealth of information regarding every aspect of wedding planning. I have compiled a comprehensive info + planning pack that I will send to you very early on in the process. This includes information on things like timing (what time is sunset? what time should you have your ceremony), recommended hair/makeup/celebrants etc, and a heap more useful info.

What’s next?

You can read a little more about me on my ‘about’ page. From there, why not head over to my blog and view some full wedding galleries. I’m quite active on insta – There’s a link to my feed below. I generally post once per day.

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 not longer be available on your wedding date.

Looking for a Southern Highlands wedding photographer? Fill out my contact form to get in touch!