tahnee and oscar
"Book Dane right now before he gets snapped up - that's my one piece of advice to anyone reading this. We both believe he was the absolute best decision we made when planning our wedding. Four things made Dane amazing for us
(1) he didn't construct fake moments, he captured real ones - which means every time we look at the photos we get emotional, because we can remember exactly what was happening in that moment
(2) He made us feel so so comfortable, and had so many magic tricks up his sleeve to enable us to just relax and be ourselves, and enjoy our day together
(3) he is a generally awesome person- which is pretty important if you are going to have him around you on your wedding day
(4) we barely noticed him, yet he seemed to capture every moment - this sounds odd, but it meant we could just enjoy ourselves and not feel awkward about someone photographing us (because half the time we didn't even notice). Dane thank you for being so amazing - you surpassed every expectation we had!"
emma and owen
"Hire this man now. He is nothing short of a miracle maker, taking two incredibly awkward, unphotogenic weirdos and somehow producing the most gorgeous wedding photos.
From the very beginning we knew we were going to love Dane, but the photos he took still completely blew us away - far beyond what we hoped for. They're perfect. They capture the night exactly as it was - so full of love and with so many laughs.
It literally felt like we were hanging out with a friend all day, which helped put us at ease and I think that definitely translated in the photos. Our friends and family loved him as well, he fit in so seamlessly and this meant he was able to capture all those amazing candid moments.
I can't stress enough how much we love the photos and how much Dane being at our wedding actually made our day better. He is a complete professional, full of enthusiasm and buckets of talent, all while being one of the loveliest people you could meet. So do yourself a favour and have Dane shoot your wedding - I promise you won't regret it."
sam and ben
"It was truly a pleasure to have Dane shoot our wedding. Not only are his photos incredible, but he was such a professional and worked tirelessly throughout the day. Neither Ben nor I are particularly comfortable in front of a camera, but Dane made us feel quickly at ease - it was like having a mate take our photos. Many of our family and friends also made a point in telling us how friendly Dane was and how he worked quietly and unobtrusively throughout the day.
Dane’s passion for photography is definitely translated through the photos and the extra special touches. After our reception he printed us a selection of polaroids. It was amazing to have a sneak peek at our photos and it really made our day. When we received our USB of images a short 4 weeks later, it came presented in a beautiful timber box complete with a selection of high quality fine art prints. It’s these little details that make a big difference.
Needless to say the images themselves blew us away. He captured the story of our day so perfectly. We loved having Dane at our wedding and we know you will too.
Ben & Sam"
shen and ann
''When we started our search for a photographer, we simply wanted someone that was affordable and could capture the special moments of our engagement. What we found in Dane was so much more; a warm personality that made us comfortable to be our selves in front of the camera, a friendly character that quickly became our 71st guest at our intimate engagement, and a fantastic photographer that could turn two completely awkward and un-photogenic people into models for a day.
However, we weren't the only ones smitten by Dane's warmth and friendly personality - our family and friends also enjoyed his company. Dane turned out to be the perfect mix of professional, yet warm and comforting. We couldn't have asked for more! The results speak for themselves. In all the chaos of a big wog event he managed to capture the special moments as well as all the emotion of the day. Thank you so much for providing us with memories that will last us a lifetime Dane!!
Lots of love, Shen and Ann"
lucy and michael
Dane - WOW. What more to say than what an absolutely fabulous job he did with capturing every moment of our wedding day. We met Dane in a pub almost a year before our wedding, organising our photographer was the most important thing, so thought we'd look early. He is such a humble and genuine person, like someone you've known for years, and this is important when you're going to have someone walking through your house when you're in your pjs getting ready for the most important day of your life! We loved Dane that much we booked him in before we'd even booked our venue. We were not disappointed!
He breezed in the door and helped make us feel very at ease so quickly around the camera, constantly snapping away to ensure he captured every little detail of the day. Getting swept along in the adrenaline of the day, we were able to completely be ourselves and he blended into the day perfectly. He is full of ideas which have really made for some spectacular photos. Everyone has complimented us on how great the shots are - natural and beautiful. The box with photos and the USB are a lovely sentimental ending to the experience, we were able to relive the day over and over again and could not be happier. We have no hesitations in recommending Dane - you could not be disappointed with this guy!!!
tom and clare
We would like to express our thanks for all you did for us on our wedding day. Not only were your photos beautiful, but you made the day that extra bit special, fun and provided a sense of reassurance that settled our nerves.
You captured every part of our wedding day brilliantly and we feel that the photos taken represent the day exactly as we remember it. As we look through the photos we are continually reminded of certain special parts that we had forgotten, however you were there to capture the moment. The day goes so fast, and without you those would have been lost memories!
When first getting engaged we weren’t sure we wanted a photographer but when we met you, you provided an immediate sense of professionalism & understood how we wanted the day remembered. We are so thankful of this! We were so lucky to snag such a brilliant photographer and all of our family and friends agree! We have no qualms in recommending you to anybody/everybody…
We loved that you were so easy going and met all our requests, and we love that you enjoyed the day also.
A massive thankyou from both of us.
Tom & Clare"
sam and lucy
"Dane photographed our December 2015 wedding and we couldn't have been happier with the results. We didn't have a clear vision for what we wanted but we knew what we didn't want: overly posed and cheesy photos. Without any more guidance than that Dane managed to capture our day absolutely perfectly (the photos really do speak for themselves) and we just adore them!
We also really enjoyed Dane's company on the day, he was equal parts fun and professional and our guests had wonderful things to about him. He has also been very organised and got our photos back to us expediently right when we returned from our honeymoon! We can't thank you enough Dane"