Hello! I’m Jack Chauvel.
I am a Wedding Photographer from Sydney, Australia. I get a kick out of shooting weddings and documenting stories.
Welcome to my little slice of the world and my photographs.
About 7 years ago photography turned my world upside down (in a good way) and I have never looked back. I grew up in a house full of photographs and art, with parents who loved to travel and take me everywhere with them. Over the years my dad captured so many moments of our family, whilst we adventured and grew together. However all throughout my life and especially in my teens, I did not know what I wanted to do. There were lots of things that I liked, but I didnt really have It took me a little longer than expected to realise that maybe photography had a place in my life. Funny how that works… I always wanted to be creative and tried so many things over the years.. but frankly just didn’t have that spark. I become a bit obsessive though, I just cant help it .. and once I had that obsession with photography I finally found that thing I love to do.
My favourite thing about photography is the ability to create something from nothing, to have a vision or see some light and capture it in an interesting way. My love for photography started with shooting landscapes and the natural environment. It shifted from shooting digital to shooting film (especially medium format) and just trying out anything I could get my hands on. Later through chance and a very good friend of mine, I found my love of shooting weddings.
I have a hands on, no-fuss approach to my photography and have a good time whilst doing it. The process of meeting couples, getting to know them and documenting their wedding day in a story driven way has become my everything. Everyone has a story of how they came to find each other, and being able to communicate this story through photos and providing a memorable experience is what has drawn me to weddings. I like to get to know my clients and often walk away as friends, it is an enjoyable process from start to finish. At the end of the day we are documenting and communicating your story through photos, so when you look back at your images, weeks, months and years down the line, you can relive the day.. through the little moments and fun that was captured.
Personally however I just love photography. It has become so entwined with my every day life that even when I am not working.. I am reading, developing, shooting, planning or meeting people about it. This enjoyment and passion is an ongoing personal project of mine, I always want to keep learning, improving and creating. I do it for me, which in turns means I am doing it for you.. and I cant think of anything else I would rather do.
I enjoy shooting in a variety of locations, anywhere in the world. I have a soft spot for country weddings and locations off the beaten track. However I regularly work between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and destination weddings anywhere else, in and outside of Australia.
So whether it be a wedding on your parents farm, a cocktail style wedding overlooking Sydney Harbour, a barefoot ceremony on the beach or an intimate elopement somewhere else in the world; I would love to be involved. Feel free to get in touch and we can sit down with a coffee in person (or on Skype) and we can get to know each other a little better.