Perth based Peggy Saas loves unscripted storytelling and approaches weddings with a photojournalistic curiosity. She is more attached to the candid moments than the posed and has a laid-back approach. Peggy Saas has an immense respect for those couples who trust her with her vision and appreciate photography as an art form.
Tell us about your business!
I am a documentary wedding photographer based in WA. I have photographed over 250 weddings, from the small elopements to the grand affairs.
What would you like couples to know about you?
I'm all about the wildly authentic. I am drawn to the fearless lovers, those who dare to do things their way. I am drawn to the small moments that would often go unnoticed on wedding days, my photos reflect my inquisitive nature.
Where are you based?
I am based in Perth, Western Australia.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes I sure do. Say where, and I am there!
How would you describe your style?
Documentary and very real. Playful. I gravitate towards the moments rather than the posed and structured. I have an eye for beautiful details, and am drawn to intimate moments. I go heavy on photos of guests, as I feel the photos of the faces of loved ones will be what people adore the most in many years to come.
What is your most memorable career moment?
Being flown to France to photograph a wedding over three days in a chateau was surreal. My partner and I were generously given a room in the chateau for the weekend. We spent the last day sitting on the lawn drinking Moët and eating McDonalds with the couple and their closest, after the most wonderful three days. Absolute highlight!
What inspires you?
Lovers who do things their way, people who don’t do traditional for the sake of traditional.
What motivates you to do what you do?
The intimate moments between people. I am drawn to watching people interact, and the huge love that binds people together on a wedding day is what makes my heart swell.
How would you describe your working style?
Playful and fun.100% of feedback so far has been that I am relaxed, calm and easy going. I don’t take myself too seriously and love a good time.
Do you shoot digitally, on film or both?
I currently shoot full digital however I will be introducing film to my collections for the 23/24 season.
Do you have custom packages according to individual needs?
I offer collections to cover hours of coverage required to suit each wedding, with albums and prints as added options. All collections are customisable to suit.
What is a favourite product or service that you offer and why?
My 8 hour collection is a hit. From getting ready to dance floor, this documents your day from the start until the glorious chaos commences.
Where would you love to travel to for work?
Absolutely anywhere. But Finland would definitely be at the top of my list. And Japan!
Who is your dream client?
Definitely the laid back couples who aren’t too concerned with perfect timing and too much structure. I love to keep it light so I find I gel well with relaxed couples.
What is your advice to couples getting married?
Do things that you want to do. Don’t listen too much to what others have done and definitely don’t follow traditions just because you feel you must. Do what makes you happy, this is the one day you get to be yourself and your faves will celebrate that with and for you.