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Photography is such a wonderfully rewarding profession. Photographers spend their days capturing all of the most beautiful moments that the world has to offer. And what better moment to capture, day after day, week after week, than a couple’s Wedding day!
Amanda Thorson is a Canberra-based photographer from Thorson Photography who has the absolute pleasure of working with a wide range of loved-up couples to ensure they are able to seize every single special moment that they and their guests have throughout their special day. We had the opportunity to chat with her earlier this week…
How long have you been a wedding photographer, tell us a little bit about the journey you went on to become a wedding photographer?
I’ve been working professionally as a photographer for 10 years. When I started out I really wanted to get into fashion photography, maybe working for a fancy magazine or something. But very quickly I realised that I preferred to photograph everyday people, I love the authenticity of wedding photos.
Do you shoot digital and film or simply digital?
I learnt on film, but I only shoot on digital now.
What are some of your favourite aspects of being a wedding photographer?
The people, my couples are the BEST.
When couples book Thorson Photography for their wedding do you work always work as a solo photographer, or are there other photographers in your team?
I always work with a second shooter.
What are your favourite photographic styles when it comes to shooting weddings?
My style is my favourite, I don’t really know how to describe it though. I guess my goal for the day is that my couples just look like the hottest versions of themselves…this means as little posing as possible. Also I’m very aware of not following trends too closely, I want couples to love their photos just as much in 30 years as they do now. Beautiful images of couples having fun never go out of style.
Can you tell us a little bit about your rate or the packages that you offer couples?
I don’t run on an hourly rate, instead I cover events. This means you can stay relaxed and you don’t have to be worrying about the clock. My packages start at $3500.
Do you have a limit of how many couples you book a month? When is the best time to book with you?
I don’t have a monthly limit. Bookings are a weird thing, it’s just a luck of the draw if I’m free…some people book me 2 years out and others 2 months. But on average it’s about 12 months.
Do you offer engagement packages or pre-wedding shoots? Do you walk through locations before the wedding / with the couple before hand?
Yes, we can do engagement shoots. They start at $400.
I always take choosing the right location very seriously and love getting a couples input. I don’t have set locations that I use and I love scouting for new places to take couples.
What other photography does Thorson Photography do?
Along with weddings I also photograph portraits, births and commercial work. Pretty much anything with people.
When you aren’t behind the camera what do you enjoy spending your time doing?
Hanging out with my husband and son, reading, writing music, watching good TV and NFL.
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