Across the Forest Branch
Across the Forest Branch

We've been shooting weddings for more than 10 years.

We've been shooting weddings for more than 10 years.

We've been shooting weddings for more than 10 years.

And we love everything about it:

the love, the laughs, the cake!

And we love everything about it: the love, the laughs, the cake!

Sydney wedding photographer team

Let's make you and the magic between you shine

Let's make you and the magic between you shine

Let's make you and the magic between you shine

OUR APPROACH

We are all about real stuff

We are all about real stuff

We are all about real stuff

Real Stuff and what matters to you!

 

We will guide you through the process

to help you get the best of the day and

your wedding photo sesh.

Real Stuff and what matters to you!

We will guide you through the process

to help you get the best of the day and

your wedding photo sesh.

Real Stuff and what matters to you!

 

We will guide you through the process to help you get the best of the day and your wedding photo sesh.

Above all we care for you to have a damn great time!

Above all we care for you to have a damn great time!

Above all we care for you to have a damn great time!

That's us

That's us

That's us

Anton Kross is a professional wedding photographer, who takes candid beautiful pictures of amazing couples.

 

Raya is a watercolour artist, who creates one-of-a-kind illustrations. Also she's Anton's assistant and second shooter at weddings.

Anton Kross is a professional wedding photographer, who takes candid beautiful pictures of amazing couples.

 

Raya is a watercolour artist, who creates one-of-a-kind illustrations. Also she's Anton's assistant and second shooter at weddings.

Anton Kross is a professional wedding photographer, who takes candid beautiful pictures of amazing couples.

 

Raya is a watercolour artist, who creates one-of-a-kind illustrations. Also she's Anton's assistant and second shooter at weddings.

A few years ago we decided to escape from cold and dark Russian winters and ended up here on the stunning Australian shore, and we love it!

Wedding couple at Pialligo Estate

Your wedding photos are what last past your wedding day,

Your wedding photos are what last past your wedding day,

Your wedding photos are what last past your wedding day,

increasing in value over time as the images get passed down for generations.

increasing in value over time as the images get passed down for generations.

increasing in value over time as the images get passed down for generations.

'These Russians sound amazing', right ;) !

'These Russians sound amazing', right ;) !

'These Russians sound amazing', right ;) !

So get in touch and let's create something awesome together!

So get in touch and let's create something awesome together!

So get in touch and let's create something awesome together!

Let's do it!

Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE ARE YOU BASED? WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR OUR WEDDING?

We are based in Lavender Bay. If your wedding is in Sydney, Southern Highlands or Canberra areas we won’t charge additional traveling fees. We will ask to cover travel expenses (around $300 within Australia) if the wedding is outside our coverage area.

HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO WE NEED?

It’s not always easy to decide how many hours you need when you are at the very beginning of your wedding planning. If you haven’t decided yet, we recommend to book your photographer first to secure the date and figure out your coverage together.

 

We recommend capturing the whole day from start to finish to tell the complete story of your wedding day. However, as a suggestion: if you're planning a small gathering at one location without lots of traveling
involved a 5-6 hour coverage might work great for you. It will include the Getting Ready part, the Ceremony, Location shoot(s) and Reception arrivals. If you want to include the Reception (speeches, first dance, cake cuttingand etc.) we would recommend to go at least with 8 hour coverage.

HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS?

About 3-4 weeks after your wedding day we will send you a link to your password protected web gallery that you will be able to share with your friends and family. 1-2 weeks after that you will recieve an USB along with a few fine art prints in a hand crafted wooden box.

 

Depending on chosen coverage, you will get roughly 400 - 900+ edited high resolution images ready for printing in any size or quantity.

WE DON’T LIKE TO BE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?

Not at all. We are passionate about capturing beautiful and natural pictures, without posing or interrupting moments. We will make the portraits part of the shoot as easier for you as possible.

 

It’s a great idea to have a pre-wedding session before the wedding, to get to used to the black boxes with lenses, to get to know how we work and for us to see how you react on camera. It will be much easier on the day to know exactly how it will work and see friendly familiar faces capturing all the beautiful moments of your beautiful day.

WHAT TIME OF THE DAY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO DO OUR CEREMONY AND HAVE PORTRAITS?

We would suggest to avoid the middle of the day, when the sun is directly overhead. The Golden Hour - the last 2 hours of light before sunset is the best for an outdoors photoshoot. So about 3-3,5 hours before sunset for the ceremony would work perfect for an outdoor ceremony.

DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU AT THE WEDDING?

Yes please! It would be greatly appreciated. Please, if it's possible make a note to your caterer to serve our meal at the same time as your guests, so we won’t miss speeches or any other important moments. One more quick note, Anton will eat everything that is available on the menu, but it would be great to have a diary free meal for Raya.

HOW ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE?

Love is Love! Australia has finally legalised same-sex weddings and we are very excited about it!

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

Please, get in touch to check if we are available for your date and look at our wedding packages. After that it would be great to meet up for a coffee or chat over Skype/FaceTime to get to know each other. If you feel that we are the right match and you want us to be there to capture your beautiful wedding we will ask for a 20% deposit to secure the date. The final payments are due before the wedding – whether you want to deposit them in small amounts months or weeks ahead.

©PHOTO BY ANTON KROSS. ILLUSTRATIONS BY RAISA KROSS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & ILLUSTRATOR FAMILY DUO. SYDNEY. CANBERRA. AUSTRALIA. WORLDWIDE.