Russell Stafford Sydney Wedding Photographer

Hi. My name is Russell. 

I photograph people in love. I capture the union not just of two souls in love, but two families becoming one. I believe the love between a couple is universal no matter their culture, background, or orientation. 

I was born and raised right here in Sydney, but jumped out of the nest at the "I know everything" age of 18 to explore the world. My exploration landed me in the United States, where I would spend the next 15 years. Working in television broadcasting initially, and then playing music in a touring rock band for about 10 years, I eventually found my way to photography in 2011, and it has been my driving passion ever since. Although I adored my time abroad, Australia has always been home, and I returned to our beautiful country in 2014. 

The thing I love most about photography is that it slows life down and lets us focus on a singular moment. With the fast paced lives we all seem to live now, it's harder and harder to slow down, breathe, and take a moment in. I truly believe that our lives are made up of treasured instances, and capturing that moment in time for a couple to revisit throughout their lives is what drives my passion, my art, and my images.