south coast wedding photographers

 

NORA DEVAI – SOUTH COAST WEDDING & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

About Me

Hi I’m Nora.¬† I could easily tell you my whole life story but probably all you need to know and want to know ūüėČ is that I am a full time photographer and that I’ve been photographing weddings on the NSW South Coast for 10 years now. I live in the beautiful Jervis Bay area with my husband, two children, two ducks, four chickens and one fur baby. I love to travel and I’m more than happy to travel anywhere for your wedding especially Bali as my best friend lives there. I am pretty easy going, relaxed and fun.

My Experience

I fell in love with photography in high school. I was lucky enough to be given a cadetship at a Sydney Newspaper where I learned all aspects of photography and went on to become a photo journalist. In 2007 my husband I longed for a sea change so packed our bags and moved to the beautiful NSW South Coast.  Since living here I have shifted my main focus to photographing weddings and families and I have never been happier. Since then I have photographed over 300 weddings so I am very experienced at capturing all your precious moments and understand there is so much more to photographing weddings than just taking photos.

My Shooting Style

Natural, relaxed and fun! My background in photojournalism has given me the skills to capture your wedding day in a candid, unobtrusive and documentary style.  I aim for my photographs to evoke emotion so each time you view them you relive the moments of the day. During my career I have photographed everything from glamorous celebrities to little old ladies. This has given me the experience to adapt to my subjects resulting in natural looking photographs that truly reflect your personalities. I am happy to give direction where needed, however I believe that there is nothing worse than pushy photographers putting you in uncomfortable poses that create awkward and meaningless images. Instead I think photography is a way of telling stories. It would be my privilege to tell yours.

My Editing Style

I like to keep my photos looking very natural. I’ve seen many photography fads come and go.¬† Most editing trends become dated over time.¬† Just think sepia, selective colour and cross processing (over saturated high contrast)¬† They all makes us squirm now but at the time everyone thought they were amazing.¬† I believe that the current trend of the dark moody unsaturated images will also become dated years from now.¬† A natural looking photo is timeless and they also look beautiful in print not just in digital form.¬† Yes I could change my style and go with the trend but I want you to love your photos years from now. Your photos should be enjoyed for many generations.

My Achievements

  • 2014 Earned my Associateship with the AIPP for outstanding photographic excellence
  • 2013 Silver Award – Wedding – AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards
  • 2012 2 x Silver Awards – Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA)
  • 2012 Bronze Award –¬†International Loupe¬†Awards
  • 2011 Silver Award – Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA)
  • 2011 Silver Award – International Loupe Awards
  • 2010 Bronze Award – International Aperture Awards
  • 2009 1st Place Winner – Shoalhaven Packers Photographic Prize
  • 2006 Honorable mention – Picture of the Year Award (POY)¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†South Coast wedding photographer