ELOPEMENT & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE RECKLESS AT HEART
WE ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF HUMANS IN LOVE
AUTHENTIC. INCLUSIVE. REAL.
WE STRONGLY SUPPORT
VEGANISM / PLANT-BASED LIVING,
EMOTION OVER STUFF,
& LOVE IN ALL FORMS.
We are Benjamin & Carisse, elopement & wedding photographers based in the Mighty Blue Mountains and travelling abroad.
We already love you, and I know this is a match made in heaven (or hell, because inclusion).
We want to shoot your day for who you are, who you want to be, who you’re with,
what you believe in, your hopes and dreams, where you’ve been, where you’re headed, all of it.
You are a fucking amazing individual, filled to the brim with purpose and meaning.
We’re so amped you’re here right now.
SOME OF OUR LATEST WORK
GET HITCHED HOW YOU WANT, TO HELL WITH THE REST.
We’ve all been to the same old wedding. So do it differently.
Getting ready solo, or with your closest friends. Music playing. Sunlight dispersing through the windows. Laughter. Anticipation. Excitement.
Waiting for your partner under a neon arbour in an old brewery. There’s no straight aisle here. Your guests cheer and light sparklers after you kiss and dance down the aisle.
Sun is setting. You lovers embrace as the sunlight dies. Quiet to hear the breeze breathe and hearts flood.
Toasts. Dancing. Beers. And plenty of ‘em. Decent jams. There’s no way the party’s dying early. Spirits. Bass drops. Drunk uncles. Glad aunts.
Tears. Happiness. Joyful togetherness.
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR HUMANS
JESS & CHRIS
We couldn’t have asked for more with this dynamic duo! Searching for the perfect wedding photographer is no easy task. When we came across Kings and Thieves, we were struck by the couple’s creativity, uniqueness and their great sense for natural lighting and composition. Ben shot our wedding in the Blue Mountains and Carisse expertly edited the photos. We are extremely happy with how the photos turned out and how they captured our big day. On top of all of this, they are very down to earth and friendly. Not only are they great people to be around, but their friendly nature puts you at ease and allows them to capture incredibly candid moments. We would highly recommend Kings and Thieves for any wedding or elopement!
BETH & COREY
Working with Kings & Thieves for our August elopement was everything and more that we could have dreamt of. Because we eloped with just 2 witnesses it was really important to us that we had photos that captured the complete honesty and rawness of the day, so that when family and friends looked at the photos they felt included, like they could share with us some of the incredible emotions we experienced and felt like they were apart of our something really special. Kings & Thieves delivered in every way.
The good, the bad, the damn right ugly (who knew it was possible to cry the WHOLE way through a ceremony), you captured it all! The photos aren’t only beautiful but they are so real and we wouldn’t have them another way.
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. The fact we can look back on all of that joy is the best feeling and being able to share that with our people is the most special thing in the world. My heart isn’t even warm, it’s on fire and you captured every second of it.
Easy and exciting to work with in every stage of the elopement, we cannot recommend working with Kings & Thieves more highly.
GERALDINE & CHRISTOPHER
Kings and Thieves go that extra mile to make sure they’ve got a good understanding of your day, venue, surroundings and you both as a couple. Professional, quick to get back to you and dedicated.
Ben isn’t that annoying photographer who’s always got his camera awkwardly in your guest’s faces, yet manages to capture all those special moments and reactions. Ben literally photographed non-stop the whole day. He didn’t just wait for those ‘special’ reactions, because he knows those special moments aren’t rehearsed, they are raw and spontaneous. He’ll capture moments that randomly happen even when he’s nowhere near that moment; in fact he managed to capture multiple moments happening simultaneously.
Both Ben and Carisse have open minds and are totally willing to step outside the ‘box’; in fact I don’t think they even have a box in which they work. Which we love. They let you both be you and capture that in your big day. Out of the 10+ photographers we meet with, Kings and Thieves are one of the only photographers to NOT push and tell you how and what should be done photography wise, rather they let you do you.
Ben is super friendly, open minded and genuinely interested in your big day. He won’t make you pose in unnatural awkward poses, and when it’s time to get a little more ‘posed’ you won’t even know you’re posing, because Ben creates natural intimate moments.
Ben is literally like another friend at your wedding who just happens to capture awesome photos. Basically we’re saying he’s not that random stranger you’ve hired to hang around and take photos. He really fits into your crowd in his own unique way. You won’t even know he’s the creeper(in all good ways) in the background snapping away.
You’ll end up with absolutely stunning photos that genuinely and truly capture your day in its raw elements.
We’re beyond grateful and happy we choose Kings and Thieves and they choose us to capture our day.