MICHAEL MARTIN – ‘THE MAIN LENS’
Like all great artisans, Michael’s works are shaped by hand, but viewed firstly in his heart and head. He sees and feels images before capturing them at what can only be, on reflection, the perfect moment.
Many people tell him he has a gift, but Michael will tell you that his passion for photography was instilled at a very early age, in fact, the first portrait he shot and developed was of his great grandmother, whose ability to create ‘moments of pure joy’ for those she loved, helped him understand the importance of giving, and shaped his concept of love itself.
This was his first and most influential classroom, though he subsequently spent ten years being trained and mentored by some of the most respected photographers in Australia, before boldly setting forth on his own creative adventure.
An artist whose brush is his lens and whose canvas is life; Michael loves all kinds of photography, particularly weddings, artistic advertising work, portraiture and travel. He is adept in each of these fields and always brings his infectious enthusiasm and seamless professionalism to every job.
His natural ability to put people at ease has helped him become one of Sydney’s most sought after photographers, with a body of work to impress the most demanding of clients.
Photography is my passion and creative expression. Everyone’s ultimate dream is to make a living doing what they love. I am truly blessed and grateful, to be living my dream.
Michael loves shooting on location and his favourite setting is natural and low light environments.
“Light for me is synonymous with mood. When mood is captured through the use of light, it resonates instant nostalgia. This is the hallmark of my work and something I share with Australian photographer Max Dupain.”
He’s an empathetic and supportive boss who leads by example and creates a sense of fun and professionalism in equal measure amongst his team. He is an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and has more than 20 years photographic experience.
Every moment is precious, but some of them deserve to be captured
– MM PHOTOS
Manrico fell in love with photography as a little boy, playing with his father’s camera on the island of Sardinia, Italy. What started out as a playful hobby, has since grown into a professional career, spanning 23 years.
Training in Italy and the United States, Manrico specializes in photojournalistic wedding photography. This intimate style of photography allows him to capture those candid moments—a loving glance, a stolen kiss — without making you aware he is even there. His philosophy is to use visual story telling, which depicts the ‘real moments’ — capturing the look, feel, and memory of your special day in the most authentic and unobtrusive way.
“Many years from now, I want you to be able to look at your wedding photos and have the images reignite the vivid memory of every detail; the nervous excitement, the sentimental moments shared with loved ones, the way the evening light danced on the waterfront, the vibrant flowers and intricate decorations, and the way that all of those details disappeared when you and your spouse locked eyes.”
He is an AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer and member of the National Association of Professional Photographers of Italy Tau Visual, equipped to work at destinations worldwide. Manrico has been a valuable member of the team for three years, and we hope to keep him for many more to come.
Mark has spent the last 10 years working as a photographer in both London and Sydney. Mark started his career shooting fashion and beauty.
In the last few years he has specialised in weddings, portraiture (including many celebrities such as Selena Gomez, One Direction….), TV show promotions and celebrity magazines.
Mark has a wealth of wedding experience and is happy to share his thoughts and suggestions with you, or, allow you to call the shots, literally, and ensure you get the memories you want on your special day!
“I believe your wedding photos are the start of your story together, an heirloom to be treasured and shared.”
As organized as she is lovely, Karen is the glue that holds this place together and ensures that we are always on top of our game.
It would unfair to call her a ‘mother hen’ (because she doesn’t in any way resemble a chicken) but she does take tremendous care of every client, always ensuring that their expectations are clearly established, and met!
Karen’s approach to this business is simple;
I want to help every client identify what it is they want, and then, ensure that we deliver. From the initial consultation all the way through to the final shots, I take great pride in managing the process and timeline, and I love working with the enormously talented photographers here.