Emmy K. Stone Photography is based out of Brisbane, Queensland. We love that our WeddingPhotoLove vendor list contains great photographers “across the pond.” Take it away, Emmy!
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company
My name is Emmy, the photographer and owner of Emmy K. Stone Photography. My business is based in Ballina, NSW. It was first established on the Central Coast, NSW, in February 2011.
2. How did you get into wedding photography?
My first wedding I shot for $600. The Bride contacted me via an online advertisements site, telling me that her photographer had cancelled her booking and now had a month to find another photographer. That’s where I came in.
3. What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture?
My favourite part of the wedding day to capture is actually when I get the Bride and Groom alone for their creatives. Don’t get me wrong, the Bride walking down the isle is a wonderful shot, and the first kiss is magical, and the first dance is beautiful. But I just love getting a Bride and Groom out on their own, somewhere quiet, where they can enjoy one anothers company for the first time that day. Seeing all the love and emotion that their day has already brought them, all emanating from them as they bask in one anothers’ company before we return to the party – that’s the soul of love.
4. What is the most awkward moment you’ve experienced while on the job?
The most awkward moment while on the job was photographing a house wedding (my second wedding) for the first time. Here I was in the Bride’s home – and while she told me to get comfortable and make myself at home – it felt a little like I was intruding! There I was, poking around the house, getting candid shots!
5. What’s the best thing you ever ate at a wedding?
Definitely the bread rolls at Michelle and Zoran’s wedding. I have no idea what kind they were, but they ROCKED!
6. What is your favorite venue and why?
My favourite venue would have to be Down on Converys Lane in Wollongbar NSW (so far). I’ve only been photographing weddings for a year and I haven’t seen a whole lot of locations, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Down on Converys Lane. Maybe because it’s how I always imagined my “dream venue” to look.
7. Nikon or Canon?
Canon hands down.
8. What is your dream location to shoot a wedding?
Somewhere in Venice. I love Venice.
9. If you could shoot any celebrity wedding (past, present or future), who would be the lucky couple?
My parents wedding. Ok so they’re not celebrities, but they are to me.
10. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding photographers just getting started?
Trust your instincts. Going by the book is fantastic, but all the composition methods, and lighting settings, and angles, and photoshopping can’t capture true emotion. The emotion lasts for a single second if that. The composition you can set up over and over again, but you can’t ask a Groom to tear up again.
Thank you Emmy! Check out her profile on WeddingPhotoLove or head to her site to see the rest of her portfolio.