Testimonials

Over the years, we’ve been so lucky to meet and capture so many incredible couples from all parts of the world who had nothing but super lovely things to say about us. Honest feedback means so much to us. Below are just a handful of kind words our past couples have shared with us.

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Alison & Kenneth

 

“We had come across We Are Origami a few years back, even before we were engaged, and knew that because we loved their unique photography style, they would definitely be a contender later down the track. Finding a wedding photographer who could not only capture our story and document the special moments of the day, but also make us feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, was our top priority and one of the first tasks for us to tick off. The moment we realised that David and Belle were the photographers at a friend’s wedding, and we saw how they worked efficiently and seamlessly with the videographers throughout the day, we knew in that instant that we wanted We Are Origami to be our wedding photographers! From the first meeting with David, there was great communication, free flowing advice, professionalism, enthusiasm and great customer service. Neither of us felt confident in front of a camera, however, during the engagement shoot, we got to know David a bit more and he gave us plenty of tips to help us feel calm and relaxed. By the end of the shoot, we definitely felt at ease and the photos seemed to flow effortlessly. Most of all, he made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. We were amazed by his work and how quickly he was able to get the photos to us!

His experience and attention to detail shone through with his responsiveness and consistent communication, which kept us up-to-date and allowed us to focus on other wedding planning tasks as we knew our photography was in the best of hands. One example of David’s above and beyond service was when he drove all the way to Bowral to meet with our wedding venue manager and scope out ideal photo opportunities at the venue.

We cannot thank David and Kwa enough for being a part of our day. Their positive energy, enthusiasm and infectious laughter further elevated the mood of the guests, bridal party and, of course, the bride and groom! We were surprised yet again by how swiftly David managed to process and get the photos to us, even with the birth of his new baby girl! We only have high praise for you and your team. Choosing We Are Origami to be our wedding photographers was, without a doubt, one of the best decisions that we made and we would highly recommend them without hesitation!”

 

 

Rebecca & Daryl

 

“Choosing a photographer was one of the most painful choices that come with engagements and weddings. We took forever to decide and was rather fickle until the last second.

That’s where the pain ended.

We Are Origami are absolutely incredible! Talented. Fun. Professional. Exceptional service. David was consistently sweet, helpful and super prompt on any questions we had and when it came to the day, David and Khoa just made it relaxed, natural and so much FUN. They didn’t ‘time keep’, they really listened to the feeling and style that we wanted to capture and more importantly, they delivered exactly what we had dreamed for.

The photos also arrived earlier than expected (another service bonus!). We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Dave & Khoa. So much that we’re considering taking more pics just for the fun of it!

It was truly a seamless end to end experience. Thank you.”

 

 

 

 

Karen & Tom

 

“David and Belle were the perfect people to photograph our wedding. Right from the first meeting they put me and my now husband at ease and gave us complete confidence that they would capture the day exactly as we wanted it to be captured.

For my husband, Tom, photography is a bit of a hobby and he was absolutely thrilled with all of David and Belle’s work. They just make everything look so beautiful without it looking ingenuine and rigid. For me, they just brought such a funand calming presence to our day. They accommodated every request, made wonderful suggestions and just made sure our day was the most special day.

We cannot thank them enough!”

Kim & Justin

 

“Thank you so much to David and Bobby!! You were both a complete JOY to work with!!! Your enthusiasm is infectious and made our wedding day all that much better due to your art and your presence! We had so much fun with you two and the photos look magical!

As a bride and groom, so much is going on during the day that it’s very frazzling but we’re grateful that you both facilitated such a fun and easy going environment for us. Photography was one less thing to worry about because we knew we were in good hands. Hanging with you guys felt like we were already friends for a long time. David has been consistently very responsive, professional, helpful, attentive to detail, caring, bubbly, funny and full of enthusiasm! We love his eye for beauty and his ability to make us far more beautiful than what we are haha!

We had so so SO much fun at the engagement shoot!! Still obsessed over the magic he captured!! The session made us feel like we walked right out of a dream, being surrounded by so much beauty. It really helps that Dave knows his angles and lighting, how to capture the perfect mood and us at our best. He was able to gently guide us and educate us through everything. He also takes lovely sneak peak photos so that we have something to show people straight away 😀

We met a few photographers at the beginning but were sold straight away on how genuine and friendly David was as soon as we met him, how easy it was to get along with him and how he didn’t seem difficult to work with (we met some other photographers that seemed difficult to deal with which is a no-no for us on such a frantic and high stress day). We already knew we loved We Are Origami’s photography style but it was important for us that we felt that we could click and feel comfortable with the photographer. So when we met David, our concerns are certainly left at bay… we instantly felt uplifted and at ease with him.

Thank you for everything again and all the lovely photos that will last us a lifetime. Wishing the team all the best! We’ll bump into you at more weddings for sure!”

 

 

Jenny & Daniel

 

“Thank you Dave and Belle for creating such beautiful and treasured memories of our wedding day and engagement! Daniel and I both believe that photography is really important to document our day and we couldn’t have been more pleased with your work! We both love our photos so much and have not stopped getting compliments for them! 

Dave and Belle were easy to communicate with and responsive from the very beginning. We had already seen their work previously and after our initial meeting, we knew straight away that we wanted to book them in! 

Not only did they make us feel relaxed and comfortable, they were fun, not intrusive and captured all the details. They are talented, professional, responsive, helpful and listened to what we wanted.

We got a sneak peek of wedding photos soon after the day and even though it was December (peak season), they managed to get us all our photos super quickly.
We truly had a fun and stress free experience and would highly recommend We Are Origami!”

 

 

 

 

 

Mykey & Eric

 

“Thank you David for everything you have done to create the perfect keepsake photoshoot for Eric and I! David is super down to earth, attentive, extremely friendly and very responsive. The entire process from beginning to end was so stress free! They did all the hard yards for us, from coming up with the concept, to floral designs and beautifully curating our mood boards!

On the day of our shoot David made sure we were comfortable and gave us great direction! We absolutely love love how our shoot have turned out and gave us the keepsake we wanted!

We would recommend We Are Origami to EVERYONE in a heartbeat! They are a gem to work with and would never disappoint!

Thanks so much again!!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothy & Clifford

 

“We were very fortunate to have Dave and Belle capture our special day, even though their own wedding was only a few weeks away. We Are Origami were the first photographers we met and we locked them in right after our meeting because they were so passionate and easy to connect with (and Cliff also loved Dave’s hipster wooden watch that day lol). We loved their attentiveness to details and photojournalistic approach that focused on emotions while being playful with light and colour.

They did an amazing job with our engagement shoot, where we felt right at ease in front of the camera because they made the experience so relaxing and fun. As expected, it was also the same on our wedding day. They were super responsive and committed – running through the timing of our schedule, suggesting improvements so that the day would go more smoothly and checking on our location shoot site a few days out.

We have only received a few sneak peek photos from our wedding and can’t wait for the rest of them because we are certain they will be just as magical. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better and would highly recommend them!”

 

 

 

 

Tiffany

 

“From the very first moment we were in contact with Dave, he has been responsive and on top of all details, offering his insights and recommendations to photo shoot locations. Even prior to meeting Dave, I was confident that we could leave the photo shoot in his capable hands.

Upon meeting Dave and Kwa in person, I knew the photo shoot was going to be a wonderful experience as they are both full of positive energy and always worked with a huge smile on their faces. We can really tell you both are extremely passionate about your job, and strive to provide nothing but the best experience to all your clients.

Even after the photoshoot, Dave followed up closely with the updates to the photos and albums, always keeping me updated in the production process of all aspects and would answer my questions swiftly and in much detail to ensure there were no confusions.

If anyone ever asks for a recommendation for photographers in Sydney, I won’t hesitate to recommend We are Origami.

Thank you to Dave once again!”

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy & Sunny

 

“The first time we met David, Cindy and I knew he was going to be our photographer. Davids passion is clearly obvious and having just received our wedding day shots, we are super ecstatic with them. Davids professionalism and organisation mixed with his friendly personalitiey is what made our wedding day less stressful. We felt David and Amelia were part of our wedding family. They just fit in so well. Thanks for capturing our moments. We wouldn’t do it any other way.

Love your work!”

Iris & Kwok

 

“There is no reason why David wouldn’t deserve a 5 stars rating from us! He is friendly, responsive, care to the finest details, making the whole session very comfortable, and pictures came out to be way above our expectations.

Before the session, we were worry about what kind of person David would be since we have never met, as we were travelling all the way from Hong Kong to Sydney. As much as we were amazed by David’s portfolio (which no doubt was what we hoped our pictures would be), the uncertainty of meeting a photographer that we couldn’t interact and connect with terrifies us. The moment we met David, our anxiety got wiped away. He was cheerful, greeting us with a great smile, and briefed us on what would happen in the next few hours. Both my girlfriend and I had never been in front of the camera before, so David kept talking about other stuff, taking our focus away, and making us act less stiff if not natural for pictures to turn out perfect. He also constantly guided us on how to pose, and was the cheerleader which made us feel less awkward. There were so much interaction between David and us that we felt like we were friends for some time!

The part we loved the most about our session was at the Audley Boat Shed. Not only David and his assistant hoped onto another row boat and followed us most of the time taking the pictures, they also given us some alone time in the lake, for us to enjoy that romantic moment, which my girl and I really needed after a long day, while at the same time David was capturing us from a distance. David was very careful in not interrupting. In addition to the row boats, we had some ideas in our mind with the balloons we brought, and David and his assistant were very active and helpful in turning our ideas into pictures; it felt like we were working on a project together!

Even if you are not in Sydney, I would still recommend you fly David out to wherever you are to take your (pre)wedding pictures. You wouldn’t be disappointed. Not only because his pictures, but also because of his professionalism, and charisma.”

Nathalie & Brendan

 

“It’s not a stretch to say that instead of choosing a photographer based on destination, we were so taken by David that we settled on the destination based on the photographer. From the get go, David was so refreshingly enthusiastic about the ideas I want for my fiancé and my pre-wedding photoshoot, that despite my initial trepidation that what I wanted wasn’t quite something We Are Origami have done before (from what I’ve seen on Instagram), I knew I wanted him onboard. And yes, that gut decision paid off in spades (and then some!).

David was a DREAM to work with, even when we were still in Singapore and all correspondence was done via emails. He was infallibly prompt in replies (do you even sleep david?!), and kept us updated on everything in the days leading up to our shoot. When we ran into problems getting one of our pops, one of which was rather crippling to the whole shoot, David went a ridiculous amount out of the way to help us out, even when he didn’t need to in any way, and could’ve simply offered an alternative that would have caused less work for him. But he didn’t and helped us to achieve the kind of photoshoot we always wanted, and for that we are enormously grateful.

The photoshoot itself was a wonderful experience – beautiful location that he sourced, gorgeous GORGEOUS styling, and the most wonderfully warm team helping us out. At no point did we feel awkward, even when some of the poses necessitated a bit of contrived posing, simply because David is so damn good at what he does and made you feel like this is just a few friends hanging out, and one of them just happens to be toting a camera.

And of course in keeping with his pristine record so far, the photos arrived much earlier than we expected and it was a nightmare trying to choose selects because we loved everything. And guys, film photography gives you colours you can never find elsewhere. Never realised this until I saw David’s works, and now I will vouch this on my gravestone.

So thank you, David! And also Linda and Amy, for giving us the best pre wedding photoshoot experience that one can ever hope for. We owe you guys so much!”