I find the beauty in genuine moments from an editorial perspective, bringing a mixture of fine art, portraiture, and photojournalism to every wedding I capture. My aim is to tell a timeless and beautiful story that not only takes you back to that time and place but that will transport you to an even more romantic and softer version of it.

Okay, so you and your bae love the song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheehan which is the highest-rated love song of all time and of course you want to use it in your wedding film then your videographer tells you they can’t do it because they can’t ‘license’ the song.

We are here to break it all down + help shine some light on the laws of music copyright.

One of the first questions a couple will ask their videographer is about the music used in their film and can they use their favourite song? The answer is “NO” and here is why… any track/song that you do not personally own the rights to you can not use unless you gain permission from the rights-holder (who owns the copyright), this is called licensing.

If you wanted to license a popular song it will cost you… ALOT! Typically, a song written or performed by a famous artist will start at around $15,000 for one use. If you fall into a category of clients who can afford that price tag we can absolutely point you in the direction of the relevant record label to get the ball rolling. If not, read on…


The risk of being sued for a copyright violation has driven more than a few people out of the wedding videography market over the last 5 years. Social media, in particular, Facebook and Youtube have started to crack down on the illegal use of music. You may have noticed, lot's of videos have been coming down and videographers disappearing from social media.

A well-known videographer based in Melbourne (who had been using unlicensed music) had 7 years worth of wedding and commercial video's stripped from his Facebook account, along with a cease and desist letter. Since then, all of his social media accounts and website have been closed.

A client of ours recently tried to upload her hen's weekend video with the popular song by Beyonce - 'Single Ladies'. It too was immediately removed because she does not own the license to use the song. This will also be the case for your film, the second you load a video with unlicensed music it will be removed, this means you will not be able to share your wedding film with your loved ones.

The penalties for Australian copyright infringement range from injunctions, damages and costs through to fines of up to $60,000 for individuals and up to $300,000 for businesses. It can also carry 5 years of imprisonment per offence.

The law is the law, we are not looking to break it!


We use Musicbed exclusively for all of our films, they have the largest range of licensed music and lots of amazing artists who make music perfect for wedding films. We will work with you to find a track that is going to fit the emotion, personality and ambience of your day. We have a great form called 'Film Selections' that you will have access to about one month prior to your wedding where you can choose your favourite tracks.


Let me ask you when you go to see a new movie how often do you think to yourself “Wow, that movie was amazing but I just hated the soundtrack!”, you don’t because the music fits the film perfectly. The soundtrack was created to enhance the vibe and emotion of the movie. You might not listen to those particular songs while cursing down the freeway, but in the film, it worked!

This is how we create our films, we want to use music that we feel best fits you and the story of your wedding day!

We want you to watch your film and hear songs you have never heard before because from that day forward, every time you hear that song it will take you back to your wedding day as you relive the emotion through the film. Your film would not have the same emotional impact if you are using a song that you already have a memory tied to a different time in your life.

If you look through our films, they all have licensed music and all of our films still have the same emotional impact and storytelling otherwise you would not be here right now :)

We don't determine our success based upon the music we use, we have created a distinctive style that we hope you love!

Hunter Valley Wedding Photographers


What they say...

“There have been many tears shed at our house watching our wedding film! We were absolutely amazed at how beautifully everything came together, from your ideas right through to the well-chosen music that accompanied our film!! When we saw our wedding video we were immediately taken back to that perfect day! Choosing you was one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire planning process. Your work is seriously the biggest post-wedding obsession right now!"

Brigid + Darren