Sebastian Paynter is based in Adelaide, South Australia and has many years of fashion photography experience. Taking his fashion minded approach into wedding photography, his style is heavily influenced by his editorial background. Sebastian Paynter has a fine eye for detail and offers both film and digital photography services to couples throughout Australia and worldwide.
Tell us about your business!
I’ve been a fashion photographer for the last seven years but have recently jumped into the wedding scene, taking my editorial background with me. My style is heavily influenced from my fashion work, creating something unique and timeless but adding my well known friendly and personable approach.
What would you like couples to know about your business?
I would like couples to know that I’m easy going, totally obsessed with photography and love being part of their wedding day. My couples always come first and my love for details and real moments are what matter to me.
Where are you based?
I’m based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Do you travel for weddings?
Sure do, both nationally and internationally.
How would you describe your style?
My style is documentary with an editorial approach. I aim to provide timeless images. I have a great understanding for what works and what doesn't and how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera.
What is your most memorable career moment?
Being published in both Vogue Australia and British Vogue amongst other publications and stores.
What inspires you?
Fashion is always an inspiration. Not just clothing but trends from past and present. Travel is usually a good source of inspiration too, it freshens your perspective on life and makes you see new things.
What motivates you to do what you do?
I don’t need much motivation, I absolutely love what I do. I strive to better each wedding I shoot and that motivates me. The continual want to outdo myself and to meet new and exciting couples. The couples you work with give you constant motivation and energy.
How would you describe your working style?
My approach is relaxed, organised and simple. I’m pretty laid back and love to be peoples friend before anything else. That easy going personal approach definitely helps me get the best out of people and builds trust between the couple and myself.
Do you shoot digitally, on film or both?
I shoot on both digital and film. I’ve always shot on film and I shot a lot of it for my fashion work so it has always been something I’ve offered to my wedding clients.
Do you have custom packages according to individual needs?
I’ve got three main packages. However, if a couple have something really different going on, then I’ll always offer a custom quote.
What is a favourite product or service that you offer and why?
It’s film! I’ve always shot and loved film. You simply can’t recreate it. Everyone knows there’s something special about film.
Where would you love to travel to for work?
Europe is always great but simply traveling around Australia and shooting at some of our incredible venues is always high on the list.
Who is your dream client?
Fashion forward couples who are creatives at heart, relaxed and totally in love. They appreciate good details and understand the importance of good photos.
What is your advice to couples getting married?
It sounds simple but just enjoy it. You can make it as formal or informal as you like and set your own rules. A great wedding to me is defined by a couples energy.