Who are we, really?


Hilary and his partner Nicola are behind Hilary Cam Photography. We are a couple of 6 years, Hilary is the photographer and retoucher, Nicola is the shoot stylist, assistant photographer, secretary and an all-things-wedding enthusiast. You will get to know both of us well, we work with you to plan your wedding day and prewedding shoots, take turns at answering emails, shop for props at vintage shops for your prewedding and work tirelessly tweaking your images. We are based in Sydney, but love to travel and are available for local, interstate and overseas destination weddings.

Our Secret?


We don't have one! Our prices are all transparent and freely available here, we don’t believe in upselling and many clients purchase their album after they have seen their wedding photos. We work hard and focus on creating consistent, quality work that tells the story of your wedding day.

I'm not a salesman. I'm a professional photographer. After working for 8 years in wedding and portrait studios I know what I like and dislike about the industry and have grown my business simply by focusing on crafting creative and stunning imagery and being honest with my clients. I am lucky enough to live my passion through my occupation and the best part of it all is seeing couples enjoy the results and relive such an important day anew though my images. Producing photos is an artistic collaboration, the best collaborations are fostered on good relationships with clients.

Quality?


We use a select range of top-end equipment, shooting exclusively on prime lenses which means gorgeous crisp and vibrant images every shot. Hilary learnt the ropes in fashion studios which means he knows lighting, flattering angles and most importantly how to evoke personality - timid groomsmen will look like rock stars!

Your images are delivered to you in a massive box of prints (700-800) your RAW (digital negatives) and full resolution JPG (print-ready) files are always yours to treasure and keep and an online gallery stores large resolution files in the cloud for you to share with family and friends. There are no watermarks on images or additional waiting period, everything is available to you 8 weeks after your wedding. Your images are backed-up in triplicate on 3 seperate hard drives after the wedding to guard against data loss, I bring three cameras and many more lenses to every job so no matter what – the show will go on.

What we do differently.


Before the wedding.
We ask questions, take notes and offer tips to ensure your day runs smoothly and that we are aware of any sentimental items, moments or special people you need us to capture. We research every wedding - venues, nearby photo locations and wet weather options. We are always on hand to answer any questions, whether to provide timing advise, offer recommended makeup artists, celebrants or florists or just as a sounding board for a bold decorative idea that came to you in the middle of the night! We work late!

On the day!
We are with you from the moment you start getting ready until the bridal waltz. We don’t charge by the hour and believe that to properly tell the story of your day we can't be restrained by a time limit. Having an assistant means Hilary can focus 100% on capturing beautiful photos while having an extra set of hands to arrange details, tidy the room and pack away gear. Nicola also points out any important girly details to photograph, assists with lighting and will pick up the camera at any candid moments.

The days after.
Our focus is on the finished product and we are meticulous about processing and the quality of your final images. We spend weeks processing and touching up your photos one by one, adjusting colours and cropping to improve the overall image. We also will remove pimples, or double chins on closeups or and distractions in the background of photos (bins, rubbish, ugly signs). The result is crisp clean images with you looking your absolute best!

So Far, So Good.


Want to discuss your wedding plans and your photography requirements? Then it's time we met - how about coffee or gelato! I can answer all your questions and give you more of an insight into what my services are all about, call 0479 152 765 or zap me an email.

Our wedding prices and inclusions are simple and transparent.