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Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer | Bowral Wedding Photographer | Thomas Stewart

I'm Thomas Stewart. I'm a Southern Highlands wedding photographer. I live in Bowral and, over the last 11 years, I've shot around 500 weddings, throughout Australia and the world. Outside of weddings I'm a pretty friendly relaxed guy, and this is exactly how I'll be on your wedding day. No hassles, no stress. Your wedding day isn't a photo shoot, and I won't turn it into one. I'll simply come along with my camera, and pretty much document how the day unfolds 😀

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. I'm a proud ally of the LGBTQ community 🏳️‍🌈

Me with a foster kitten

I've been a full time Southern Highlands wedding photographer for 11 years now. I used to be a lawyer but absolutely hated it - you can read more about this here at my 'about me' page). I got into photography when I was at uni; I love to travel, and I had an old digital SLR that I used to lug around the world with me. After returning from my adventures, I'd show my work colleagues my photos. Eventually 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.

Now, about this photo. My wife Michelle and I love animals of all types. We are foster parents with the RSPCA, mainly for abandoned and neglected kittens. At any given time we might have three or four kittens at our house, causing havoc. This little guy is Nala, who was eventually adopted by my brother :)

Portfolio

Click through to see a bunch of my favourite photos from different weddings!

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2020 Summary Blog Post

I made a blog post with all of my favourite images from 2020. You can click below to have a look at at.

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Did I mention I'm really fun to hang out with?

I absolutely love my job as a Southern Highlands wedding photographer. I think 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.

Another of my passions is travel, and I love combining this with my love of shooting weddings. Most years, during the Aussie winter, I head to the UK / Europe for a few months to galavant around and shoot some weddings there. So, if you’re planning a destination wedding, I’d love to be involved in that, too.

Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer Thomas Stewart standing on a rocky escarpment at dusk holding a camera

Bowral 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.

A little more about me

I grew up in Bowral – I went to Bowral high School. I moved away for a while, then 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. Unlike some of my colleagues, I'm a Southern Highlands wedding photographer who actually lives in the area (most live in Sydney or elsewhere but travel down this way to shoot). I know the area very well, and if there’s anything you need help with, I’m an open book.

WEDDING FILMS

When you book me as your Southern Highlands wedding 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.

AIRCRAFt:

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Location:

Melross, Kangaroo Valley

I try to take my drone up for some shots at every wedding where possible. There's really nothing like seeing a portrait of a couple from the incredible point of view you can get from a drone. Drone shots are included in all my rates.

Yes, I love shooting with my drone

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How to book me as your Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer

You can read a little more about me here. From there, why not have a look at some of my favourite wedding images from 2019 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.

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