Joey + Kingsley
"Where to even begin..?! We found out about We Are Origami through my sister who was a bridesmaid at her friend's wedding, who had David and Khoa as their photographers. We heard nothing but great things about them, particularly about how easy going they both were and how they had a talent to draw out natural laughter from people.
Our biggest fear was feeling and looking really awkward in photos, because we were that type of people - awkward and not particularly photogenic people! After checking out We Are Origami's portfolio on their website, we just knew that there was a chance we'd be able to look good, haha! Our trust in David paid off, and our photos turned out amazing!
What we liked most about David was his ability to make us feel at ease. Even thinking about being infront of the camera was daunting enough, but David kept chatting to us and making us laugh all the time. Constant feedback at how we were doing and guidance/suggestions to change things up a bit during our bridal party photos and couple portraits were really helpful for us. We never felt like we had to pose for a long time for David to take shots, and because of that, time also flew by so quickly.
I would definitely recommend We Are Origami. If you want a cool, funny, attentive, experienced, kind and trustworthy photographer who has the skills and talent to produce great quality, elegant and natural photos, then David is your guy!
Thank you super duper much!"
Janet + Jonathan
"For us, it was so important to find a photographer who we would connect with. This is particularly so as we were organising our wedding from overseas and so we needed someone who, in addition to being amazing photographer, is someone we can trust. Dave is that photographer. From the beginning, he has been attentive, patient with all our questions and provided us with advice and suggestions for vendors.
On the day, despite the standard newlywed jitters and frantic rush of the morning, Dave was calm and reassuring. Despite the 40C Sydney summer heat, Dave's energy, passion and easy going nature allowed us to relax and enjoy our special day.
Dave's experience and passion for photography is unbeatable. A prime example was during the location shots, when Dave subtly grabbed us before the reception for some amazing shots by the water just in time to capture the beautiful sunset. Those were our favourite location photos.
During the wedding ceremony and reception, Dave and Russell worked seamlessly together as a team. They were not intrusive and fit in with our guests, to capture the natural fun and excitement of the day.
Dave is not just a photographer, but was the engaging friend who tied the bits and pieces of our wedding together, from start to finish. Him and his team liaised and worked together with our other vendors to ensure that everything went seamlessly and smoothly.
One of our close friends have since also engaged Dave for their engagement and wedding photos. We have and will continue to recommend Dave and his team to our friends, family and anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Thank you, We Are Origami!"
Jennifer + Colin
"I wish there was a 6th star, because I would add it. 5 our of 5 stars are for vendors that completely meet all your needs and wants - We Are Origami Photography does even more, surprising and delighting you throughout your wedding journey.
Why you should choose them to do your wedding day:
1. The incredible support BEFORE the wedding day Besides helping suggest locations for your wedding photos, they keep you on track with what you should be organising (pretty much a free wedding planner!). David helped with the timing and runsheet for our entire day, based on his knowledge of what works and what doesn't. He sent us timely emails on how to take photos for maximum effect (we are camera shy so this really helped), and how to arrange the awkward family photos. He also can be incredible in suggesting vendors that you may be having trouble with, such as hair and make up, florists, while completely respecting your own decisions.
2. The camera crew duo - David and Koala (Khoa) The number of times on our wedding day I said 'thank god we chose Origami' would be too many to count. It was a blistering hot day, but they were absolute professionals in how they conducted themselves and made sure we still got all the photos we wanted. Both David and Koala are excellent posers, so when we didn't know how to do the 'romantic, soft pose' they did it for us. They also kept us laughing, which really came out in the photos... I have to admit, that look of happiness and merriment wasn't just because I was so dazzled by my husband all that time :p (sorry Colin)
3. The quality of photos you receive. We got them so quickly, and while I expected out of the 8000-10,000 at least 30% of photos I wouldn't like, I ended up liking them all! Even his candids are beautiful. Again, for those who think they can't act natural in front of cameras - this is your photographer. Ultimately, why we picked David wasn't just his amazing photography skills - it's the fact he can bring out the most beautiful in you as a couple, by helping you feel natural and relaxed in a shoot. It's really lucky for us that David chose the wedding industry because I don't think there could be any better 🙂
Thanks so much David (and Koala)!"
Alice + Aaron
"Out of all my vendors, David hands down was the most attentive, patient and responsive vendor throughout the entire wedding process, from start to end and afters. I won’t dwell so much on his amazing technique and experience during the engagement session and wedding day, as there are so many reviews underlining the same. But for me, reflecting back on it all it was really the start and afters that made the difference for me.
From the start, when we engaged David for a sit down chat for the first time, my then fiancé threw David a several hard hypothetical “what if” questions, the whole thing played out like a stern interview! My husband was really trying to test how David will manage these difficult situations if they present themselves on the wedding day, but regardless, I can’t help but feel nervous for David being put on the spot. But David steered his way through it, addressing each of our questions so naturally and with assurance. He was so knowledgeable in his craft far from just camera techniques. He impressed us in his knowhow in people management, wedding coordination and more.
After the wedding, it’s common for some vendor to lose the enthusiasm in the client experience as the bulk of their work finished on the wedding day but David was consistent in his passion. That came through in his continued communication post the wedding, prompt responses to queries and most importantly, in the album making process. I am rather specific in the design of the album, down to the small detail; to deal with a picky bride like me it takes a lot of patience and big mindedness. I never once experienced a down moment with David over the countless back and forth we had during album design, nothing but enthusiasm and positive energy. From this, I can tell he’s really cares about each and every individual customer experience, that you’re not just another bride from the masses. He made sure we got exactly what we envisioned. 5 out of 5 stars from us.
Thanks for your support throughout the entire process, in 50 years when we look back on these photos, we will continue to look so good as if it was yesterday and we will have you to thank!"
Somphors + Dong
"I initially came across David's work through Instagram and was drawn to the airy and simple beauty of his photos.
David and the We Are Origami team became hands down the best vendors we've had the pleasure of working with.
Not only is his work stunning, David and Khoa were also such a joy to hang out with on the day. They really get to know you and make you feel relaxed and have fun. They crack jokes that make you laugh and be at ease, so that they can capture those happy moments naturally. They are full of passion and energy that really is reflected in their work.
From the very first email response I could tell that David was a professional - prompt, detailed and friendly. He stepped through the process and was there to support us every step of the way, providing recommendations, tips for the day and answering any sort of wedding questions. No question was too small.
Post wedding, 2 days after we already receive sneak peek photos of the day. He keeps you in the loop with progress and we managed to get our photos back earlier then anticipated, within a month of our wedding.
David takes special care with every aspect of his work, from the online gallery and slideshow, to the final fine art book. His attention to detail is immaculate and his work speaks for itself. The quality of product and service it is well worth it and we couldn't have been more happier. Hiring him was one the best decisions we made. We would highly recommend David and the We Are Origami team to capture any special occasion. You won't regret it!
Thank you David for the beautiful photos! They are keepsakes that we will cherish for a lifetime."
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!"
Hanah + Caleb
"Wow! It’s impossible to find the words to describe just how amazing David is. Choosing a photographer was probably the most difficult task, considering that we’re photographers ourselves. Although there are many in the market, we didn’t connect with their work as much as we did with David’s.
Upon the first encounter, David was so kind, attentive and easy to get along with. We knew there was no one like him, and we could tell he would do everything to dedicate his time, efforts and energy into making sure that our day was perfect. We booked him right after our first meeting and knew it was a decision we wouldn’t regret.
Our engagement shoot was executed perfectly, and the images looked beautiful. David made the whole process so fun and relaxing, and it didn’t even feel like a shoot but rather a day out hanging with a friend. It got us so excited to see the amazing images he would produce for us on our big day.
In the lead up to the wedding, David devoted so much time into scouting the locations, suggesting vendors, helping with the run sheet and gave us plenty of suggestions and advice for the day. We can’t thank him enough for being so organized and prepared. He liaised with our other vendors to make sure the day would be seamless. David and Khoa helped to relieve any stresses or worries we had on the day and shot the most perfect, beautifully candid images that we will cherish for years to come.
We can’t thank you enough."
Emily + Alan
"When it came time to research for our wedding, we instantly fell in love with David's style of photography and when we had our first meeting, we knew that we had found our photographer. Not only was David genuinely nice, he was also full of knowledge, extremely patient and someone we instantly connected with. We were moving to London so we were looking for someone that was responsive to all our e-mails but could also put us at ease. David helped us by suggesting a list of vendors and we trusted David's suggestions and that was how we found our amazing florist!
David was so professional and became a friend to us so we we flew back before the wedding and had one last meeting before the wedding, we knew he had everything covered on the day so it was one last thing off our plate. We had David for both our tea ceremony and wedding day across 2 days and both days he was punctual and instantly took charge once I showed him where all the accessories/dress etc were and he went off to work his magic. On our wedding day, David and his assistant worked hard through the rain and always made sure Alan and I were comfortable and worry free. His artistic eye allowed him to scout opportunities even when he was meant to be taking a break, and that was how our favourite photo came about (he saw mist and instantly knew we had to pause our mains to seize the opportunity!).
Thank you again David for being a friend on the day and making us laugh so we didn't feel awkward during all those corny posing photos. We also received sneak peek photos after about 2 days which was a lovely way for us to enjoy it together with our family before we flew back.
Thank you David for the most effortless communication and for never allowing us to stress. Definitely catch up once we're back in Sydney!!!"
Amy + Alex
"David has been so helpful and thorough from our first point of contact. He was understanding and helped to accommodate us a day before our engagement shoot the weather wasn’t in our favour and David was so accommodating to reschedule to another day and he went above and beyond to get in contact with my florist.
Our biggest fear was looking awkward, not knowing what to do or how to pose for our photos. David guided us throughout and made the process so enjoyable and his passion was so uplifting.
David’s skill and love for photography is so evident in his work and when he was photographing us. It truly felt like we spent a day hanging out with a close friend laughing and chatting throughout, not only that, it was our first professional shoot and David made us feel comfortable and relaxed which really showed through on the photos. He also gave us plenty of tips and hints for our wedding day.
Upon receiving our photos we were both so happy with how David had captured us, and how he really does know how to ‘capture the moment’. We were lucky enough to also receive a couple sneak peaks of our photos, which really made our day and put a huge smile on our faces. We will treasure these photos for a lifetime.
David also captured both our cousin’s engagement and wedding photos, which is where we got the recommendation from, and we are so happy we chose We Are Origami and would highly recommend him. Thank you David so much! We truly love your work and magic!"
Alice + Peter
"You only need to take one look at David's instagram page to see how talented he is and how beautiful his photos are. But what you can't see until you have him as your photographer is his ability to make you smile and laugh as naturally as you would with your closest friends. We had so much fun on our wedding day during the portrait shoots, that time just flew, and we never felt like we had to pose for the camera. He has such an ability to capture the candid moments, that as we look through our weeding photos, it really feels like we're reliving the day, seeing all our family and friends enjoying themselves as much as we did.
Beyond the beautiful photos, it was also David's attention to detail and thoughtfulness that make us highly recommend him. From the preparations leading up to the wedding, to the proactive communications following the wedding, and the little extra touches that he puts in to the final package, there was a consistently high level of care that shows through in his work.
We highly recommend We Are Origami. Thank you David for the beautiful photos of the best day of our lives, that we'll treasure for a lifetime!"
Dannie + Andrew
"When searching for the right photographers to document our day for us, we came across a lot of styles that we knew we didn’t love, however, could not pin point exactly what we loved. We then came across We Are Origami (as a referral from a friend) and another vendor, which we both really loved from what we saw face value.
We then met both We Are Origami and the other vendor (of course separately!), and found from the moment we met Dave and Belle, there was this vibe we loved – calmness and friendliness yet professionalism. We found it so easy to get along with Dave and Belle from the first meeting and ever since then, it’s been such a seamless experience for us!
After time went on, we knew we had made the right choice by choosing the We Are Origami family to capture our memories. Not only were we in love with their photography style, they are genuinely great and down-to-earth people!
Dave and Belle shot our amazing engagement shoot in the Blue Mountains. A year on, the images still amaze us every time! We cannot get over them. Being absolute newbies in front of a camera, Dave and Belle were so supportive and gave us direction and help in making sure we made the most of our shoot with do's and don't's to capture the best moments possible! We cannot thank you enough, Dave and Belle, for an easy and great experience - even though the weather was 9 degrees!!!
As for our wedding day, we had the pleasure of having Dave and Kwa capture our day. These two funny guys made the long day super fun and also captured our special moments without being intrusive.
Throughout the whole experience, Dave and Belle have been so thoughtful, accommodating, understanding and easy going. When you find vendors who are so talented at what they do, plus are genuinely great people, you know you've found a winning combination! We Are Origami is definitely one of the best decisions we made for our big day."
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 fun and 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!"
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