Firstly, I'm absolutely stoked and somewhat honoured that something I do resonates enough with you to find yourself here, so thank you. My name is Dane Tucker and I'm a photographer based in Sydney, Australia.
I do this because I freakin' love it.
Disclaimer - I tend swear a lot when I'm excited. If I start dropping F-bombs and muttering to myself while we are off shooting, it's a good sign.
I consider myself first and foremost a documentarian and observer and I think the best images inevitably derive from the moments in between moments (a fleeting glance, a subtle interaction) and best tell the real story of a day, a person, a relationship.
Mostly I want to tell the true story of your day as it played out and as it will exist in your head for years to come - the emotion, the silliness, the seriousness, and everything in between. I like to combine this with a few relaxed, naturally posed portraits (as well as a few creative ones) to tell the narrative not of just a wedding day, but of you and your relationship to each other as well.
I want people who have never met you before to be able to see the images and get a sense of who you are, both as individuals and to each other.
This (for me) is the best job in the god-damned world. Every time I capture a perfect moment, it gives me an indescribable rush. A joy. I work hard to get those moments. Let me create images for you that give you that same feeling. Let me tell and preserve your story for a lifetime.
YOUR WEDDING IS NOT AN EDITORIAL
There are no beautiful photos here of people looking bored and disenchanted on one of the most joyous and emotive days of their lives, just honest, raw emotions and stories.
Little brother. Hungry at least 75% of the time. Gets overly excited and oddly aggressive about a good sunrise. Surfs poorly. Reads extensively.
When not shooting weddings I'm generally capturing anything else that inspires or moves me (see the blog).
I was always a creative kid, I wrote veritable tomes of stories and poems, played music, and (of course) played around with the old film and disposable cameras we had lying around the house - my mum always naturally assumed I'd study journalism, arts, or creative writing. Fast forward a few years and I was studying and then practicing engineering, working your standard 9-5 and then some every day and indulging the technical side of my brain.
Until a one way ticket to South America, a second hand camera and 6 months exploring the world changed everything. I started a blog, documenting the trip through the lens of my camera and became completely addicted with telling stories through a visual medium.
This is the end result of that addiction.
Send me an email, lets talk.