Mark Pawlyszyn

Mark Pawlyszyn

Contact Mark Pawlyszyn

I photographed my first wedding back in 2003 and in 2007 I went full-time pro. Photography combines several loves of mine: happy people, creativity, travel, and pushing my comfort zone.  
As a formerly shy person I can relate to people who feel awkward in front of the camera and I really enjoy creating an atmosphere where people can relax. It's my goal that your photography is transparent, in the sense that your attention is totally on interacting with guests and enjoying yourself and not about being in front of the camera. In our website galleries you'll see a lot of people laughing and acting completely natural, even during the posed portraits.  
I love nature and this inspires a lot of my work. You'll see several images in our galleries that show off the beauty of nature. 
Horn tooting time! My images have won awards from Fearless Photographers, WPPI, ISPWP, PPA, WPJA, Wedcomp, and several of my photos were used in the book 'Wedding Photography: A Guide To Posing', including the cover image.  
I love spending my spare time with family and friends, playing board games, making music, hiking, reading, sailing, and performing stand-up comedy.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I am based in Sydney, Australia. There is no extra charge for weddings in NSW. We have special rates for weddings in Alberta, Canada.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My goal for your wedding and engagement portraits is to create images that are unique to you, never to be repeated for someone else, that show your style and personality, and that have you looking amazing. 
But my goal is more than just to make creative images. It is also that you will be able to look at your photos in years to come and remember exactly how you were feeling the moment the photo was made. 
My favourite moments of the wedding day are the unprompted interactions where people show love. 
At every wedding there are events and emotions that play out behind the scenes that almost no one ever sees. It's these fleeting moments of connection between friends and family that make wedding days come alive for me. These moments are why I do what I do and what I create for our couples.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Our packages start at $4000 and we typically customize our packages based on what you want from your wedding photography.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I've been pointing the big, glassy bit on the camera at my couples and the images seem to turn out. Oh, OK, I'll be serious. I've taught private workshops in Canada and Australia and was a speaker at the 2011 and 2014 Foundation Conferences.

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