A look back at 2017

It’s been an incredible breakout year for SvenStudios in 2017, covering no fewer than 33(!) weddings and 44 total clients throughout the year. This year has been so successful, with a further 22 weddings already booked for the next year, I’m pleased to announce that I am now a full time photographer! I was able to give up my part time job as a primary school Japanese teacher in order to focus on SvenStudios as a business!


Weddings covered

2017 Weddings

Sferas Wedding
Glen Ewin Estate Gatehouse
Mt Lofty House Wedding
Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wedding
St Maximilian Church Wedding
Middleton Beach Huts Wedding
Renmark Church Wedding
Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens Wedding
Coriole Vineyard Wedding
Glen Ewin Gatehouse Wedding
Peacock Farm Wedding
Rendezvous Experience Wedding
Glenelg Golf Club Wedding
InglewoodInn Wedding
Edwardstown Baptist Church Wedding

I’ve put together a bit of  a video (below) to look back at some of my photos taken throughout the 33 weddings I covered during 2017. I’ve tried to include at least 1 photo from each of my weddings – other than the ones where my couples have specifically asked not to be published online. I also, as of writing this blog post, have  7 weddings yet to be edited from 2017, so unfortunately haven’t gone through them all yet!

On that point, I’m looking forward to launching my annual wedding photo of the year contest where each couple during 2017 gets to nominate a single favourite photo from their wedding which will be voted on. The winning photo will receive a large framed or mounted copy of their image! Look out for further information towards the end of January!


Awards won

On the back of winning the 2016 title of South Australian Landscape photographer of the year, in 2017 I managed to win the National title of Science, Wildlife and Wildplaces photographer of the year. While this title seemingly has little to do with wedding photography, being successful in this kind of genre allows me to approach my weddings in a beautifully natural, photojournalistic way that other photographers simply do not possess.

As a result of this stupidly successful year in the AIPP national awards, I was also awarded the title of ‘Master Photographer’ with the AIPP. This title is awarded to professionals who have achieved a consistently award-winning standard of work over several years, so this was very exciting, and added another post nominal after my name.

Another achievement of note I was awarded during 2017, was recognition by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) whereby I was awarded as the 4th highest reviewed wedding photographer in South Australia. This particular award is significant as this has very little to do with my photographic prowess, but rather my ability to provide a worthwhile and valued service to my bridal couples. In order to achieve this, I received a 98.68% perfection score as an average from all my 2016/2017 brides which is awesome!

ABAIA Finalist Wedding photographer

Bring on 2018!


Excitement for 2018

As you probably already know, I make a point of offering the most cutting-edge and intimate experience when asking me to be your wedding photographer, as a result I will be properly launching my 360 degree Virtual Reality video offering and continuing the promotion of using crypto currencies as a payment of the future.

As I mentioned earlier, in the short term I will be launching the annual wedding photo of the year contest very soon, and a super secret personal project that should help out all engaged couples in South Australia – look out for details in the coming months!

Longer term I’m looking forward to this year’s AIPP state and national awards where I have a bit of a rep to protect now, and of course this year’s ABIA awards! This year I’m also looking forward to welcoming my first born child into the world! WOO 😀 and of course spending a bunch of time with the baby and my techno babies (cameras) due to focussing on my business rather than unrelated work. High five!

Thankyou to everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful 2018!