Testimonials

We  are super lucky that we get to  hang out with the best, most down-to-earth couples you'll ever meet. We love what we do and we've even got to make some great friends along the way. Here are a few of the really nice things they've said.

Sujeong & Richard - ★★★★★

"After our very first meeting over apple pie-flavoured milkshakes, we knew Michelle and James were the wedding photographers for us. And how right our instincts were. These two are a super-friendly, super-organised team with a contagious energy and a knack for keeping you relaxed as they take you on an adventure to discover your inner cover girl/boy. 

We’ve never been a very kiss-for-the-camera kinda couple, but they were in tune with that. From engagement shoot to wedding, they observed what made us tick, then captured it with a click, gently guiding us into adorable and creative photos. They documented the whole story of our wedding day, from dawn till dusk, and went beyond their call of duty as photographers to help us keep everything running smoothly. 

Our photos were a fantastic blend of the ‘au naturel’, guests having fun, family and friend portraits, and of us, as Michelle put it, “Prenticing about” in the wilderness. We’ll be forever grateful to them for capturing so many interesting, beautiful and hilarious moments for us to look back on, many of which we didn’t even realise were happening at the time!"

TAMSYN & CHRIS - ★★★★★

"Michelle and James were an absolute treat to work with right from the beginning. We really appreciated all the time and effort they put into planning for the day. It meant everything ran smoothly and was stress free. During the photos they put everyone at ease, and made the experience really enjoyable. They brought a lot of fun to the afternoon, it was like having friends to do our photos. One of our groomsmen said the bridal party photos were his favourite part of the day. We couldn't be happier with the range of photos that Patina produced for us. We have a great set of high quality photos that captured how amazing the day was."

SUN & TAE - ★★★★

"We are so appreciated [the] service we have received. It was not just us satisfied with the service, but also had lots of great compliments about [the] photographers' manners from our guests. Images were also outstanding! Only thing we should have done was; we should have taken more photos [with] James and Michelle. Again, thanks to patina, [for] making our special day shine."

PIPPA & JONATHON - ★★★★★

"It was such an honour to have the incredible talents of James and Michelle shooting our wedding! They are the most incredible people and we have been blown away with how they made the wedding planning process so easy! Their photography is the best wedding photography we have seen and we couldn't recommend them more!"

ELLA DARROCH - ★★★★★

"I was a bridesmaid at Pippa and Jono's wedding yesterday and Michelle and James were incredible. Couldn't have asked for a better duo for my sister on her big day- creative, fun and hard working! Without a doubt recommend to anyone. Can not WAIT to see some of the pictures :) xx"

AMY & SAMON -  ★★★★★

"Wonderful people! They did our engagement and wedding and we couldn't be happier with both the photos and the whole experience. Highly highly recommended. Love these guys :)"

EMMA & MATT - ★★★★★

"Michelle and James, we were so glad to have you do our photography and we love the work you did. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It was so enjoyable having you both as part of our happy day - thank you for the creativity, fun and relaxed attitude you bring."

SARAH & JAMES - ★★★★★

"We have Just collected our wedding photos from Patina Photographers. We have spent many hours ohhhing and arrhing over them! Michelle and James have done a fabulous job, and captured some wonderful moments. We especially love the slideshow of photos to music. Would highly recommend these guys :)"

OLIVIA & MICHAEL - ★★★★★

"Great all round people who put you at ease while creating magic behind the lens, Put all they have into it an give anything a go highly recommended for an amazing experience"

SARAH & JOSH - ★★★★★

"Michelle and James were fabulous when they took our engagement photos. They were both professional and a lot of fun, and brought out the best in us and our relationship by capturing those sweet little moments that come naturally to us. They have also gone above and beyond, giving us a lot of planning advice for our wedding in December and we absolutely can't wait for them to take our wedding photos! Thanks you guys xo"

ASTRID & TOM - ★★★★★

"We had so much fun during our engagement shoot - thank you Michelle and James! The photos are wonderful - creative, natural and flattering... I'm really looking forward to the photography portion of our wedding day!"