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About Team McGaw..
The origins of Team McGaw go wayyyyy back – back to that evening in a Brisbane music venue, when Alyda spotted me from across the room.. this long-haired drummer in a band she fell hopelessly in love/lust with.. Our connection was undeniable & we quickly became excellent friends..
After telling everyone, “No no no, we’re just friends..” and getting laughed at by ALL our friends, one morning I (Todd) said to Alyda, “So ummm, I guess we’re like together together right?”, to which Alyda responds “yeah I guess we are aren’t we..” We then announced officially that we were together together & all our friends said “ummm duh! we’ve known that for ages!”… Totes romantic we know & since then Team McGaw have been pretty much inseparable.. We started a wedding photography business, travelled around the world together, had lots of excellent adventures, & have since made an excellent baby person called Maggie, and photographed 400 ish wedding together..
We also got married in a wedding chapel in Vegas! (wooooo!! VEGAS BABY!) A bunch of our friends were there, Elvis was there – we wrote our own vows and cried our eyes out.. It was pretty awesome..
ps… I love riding bicycles, collecting vinyl, and swimming in the ocean… Alyda has a massive Opp Shopping (Thrifting) obsession.. #20dollarsinmypocket
Our Couples >>
When we look at all the couples we have worked with, there’s a lot of common ground we share with them about life & things:
We have adventurous hearts, we work hard, we play hard, we love hard, we hug hard, we love music, we can laugh at ourselves, and we love love love a good party!
Let’s talk about weddings >>
If you’ve never planned a wedding before, yep, it’s a pretty huge task & the process can absolutely consume you.. But here’s the thing.. Where & when you get married, how you style your wedding, the food, the music – all that stuff is important for sure, but the most important thing (in our opinion), is that you focus on expressing the connection you have as a couple – and inject everything you love about life into your event…
Really celebrate your relationship, and celebrate hard with your bestest friends and family.. Life is all about relationships, & love is a big deal.. Plan your wedding according to who you are and what matters to you in life most.. We once photographed a wedding in the Bride’s Grandparents’ backyard – under the very magnolia tree that said Grandparents planted on the day their Granddaughter (the bride), was born… I KNOW!!!
And so whether you want to get hitched on a remote island somewhere, or surrounded by the Remarkable mountains of New Zealand, or at dawn in the sand dunes of a remote part of the Northern Territory, or in outback Australia, or on your parents’ farm, or on a boat cruising around Sydney Harbour, or at your favourite restaurant, or an excellent venue in the heart of your beloved home town… We don’t mind where you do it – get married in your Kitchen! – just make sure that for where & how you get married, just have a good reason for doing it that way, and we’ll be there!
“All right STOP, collaborate and listen..”
Let’s face it – Vanilla Ice was right! Wedding photography is very much an artistic collaboration between you (as a couple), and us.. You both bring yourselves, your relationship, your stories, your history, your families, & your favourite people in the whole world, & we’ll bring our eyeballs, our laid-back nature, & what we know about photography, art, people, & weddings, and we can all meet in the middle – have an amazingly great time – and see what awesome things we can create..
Let’s talk about style.. We are photographers, & we take inspiration from a HUGE variety of sources – Art, cinema, music, books, pop culture, family, architecture, and life.. We are never content to just sit back & say “Well, that’s it… I’ve learned all I need to know about that..” We are always learning, always searching for new sources of adventure & discovery.. And this really comes through in our photography.. We’re not afraid to try something new..
If you are.. in love, passionate about life, you’re a thinker, creative (or not), you don’t take yourself too seriously, appreciate art, and like to have an excellent time with everything you do, (and even if you hate having your photo taken), then I think it’d be a great idea for us to get together for a chat..
Two words. BY. JINGOS.
“Seriously, holy s**t!! We were alternating between tears and laughter that entire 15 minutes of the slideshow. It’s really difficult to express just how epically impressed and so elated we are with those images. I mean, we thought they’d be excellent, but they’re everything we hoped for and more.”
Sam & Jane – northern NSW
“Thank you so so much – the photos are all so fabulous! You were amazing and we didn’t even notice you were there!! “
Bella & Andrew – Brisbane, QLD
super super super impressed!!!!
Firstly oh my gosh! We are super super super impressed!!!! We cried. And we laughed. And we cried some more! We were absolutely blown away by how gorgeous the pictures are – they captured the day perfectly. So much goodness. Words can not convey how happy we are and we can not thank you guys enough – talented talented people!
Leah & Cam – Hobart Tasmania
WE LOVE THEM SO SO SO MUCH!!
“OH MY GODDDDDDDDD!!! WE LOVE THEM SO SO SO MUCH!! Cried and laughed through the entire thing. Absolutely incredible thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!! We are truly lost for words other than HOLY SHIT THANK YOU. Now please excuse me while I send that slideshow to every person we have ever met.
Kate & Adam – Sydney NSW
“You guyyyyssss….seriously- the photos…seriously….you guys are freaking amazing!
Thank you so so so much for capturing our day so beautifully, we are beyond happy with them. Your eye for creativity and detail should be applauded.”
Lauren & Richie – Amamoor, QLD
Normally here, there’d be some overly wordy blurb about all the amazing products that we offer, and if you book now you’ll also get some free steak knives and some kind of mechanical device that gives you awesome abdominal muscles in 2 weeks… One thing is for sure, that’s not us.. All you really need to know is that the service and products you receive from us are 100% top shelf, and if you want us to photograph your wedding, packages start from $3500.. [ps.. weekday elopements – max. 15 people – from $2000]..
You can also (& most people do), customise your wedding photography package to whatever you like… (including personalised ornamental pink flamingos – the bestest flamingos you’ve ever seen – for your garden!)**
If you need more info, the best thing to do is contact us because we take a limited number of weddings, and we book out early – and we’re not just saying that.
**(ornamental pink garden flamingos only available while stocks last)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get my images on USB?
Yep! Your wedding images are delivered on a tidy USB drive with all our wedding packages. We bundle up all your little friends and toast them onto some aesthetically pleasing technology so they can party on like it’s your wedding day every day… All images are high resolution and will give you plenty of detail in print (unless you want to make a billboard of yourself – which we can still do, but I need to tweak the image file a bit to make it HUGE)…
Do you travel?
Yes. We travel like there’s no tomorrow. But be quick, there’s a limited number of destination commissions that we take on. Travel fee will vary depending on location, time required etc… so… just email us with your plan & we’ll see what we can do!
How long after my wedding can I see my photos and album?
Your wedding images are precious to us too… We make sure they’re very comfortable and serve them cups of tea… After your wedding, it takes us 4 weeks to post-produce and treat your images – a process during which we add 18 ‘Formulas of Power’ developed by ancient samurai warriors…
Your wedding album will be designed by us in-house and then custom made at night by ninjas – and we all know that ninjas are notorious perfectionists…
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