All I want to do is capture * The Real Life Magic *
When moments are gone, all we have is the photograph. I want that photograph to transport you, make you feel it, touch it, taste it all over again.
I’m Natalija Brunovs (that’s a silent j) – it’s Latvian. I’ve been photographing ever since I was 14 so truly this is my life purpose (I can say that now after 25 years of shooting! 10 of which have been weddings.) I just never tire of it and I wonder why. I think it’s because my life is all about finding the beauty & sharing it.
Beauty for me is all about nature & sparkles. I absolutely love natural beauty and how temporary it is. Nothing stays the same, not a flower, not the sky, not our youth… so I love to freeze it’s ephemeral quality. But I also love the magic of glitter, confetti and make up! So weddings are the best place for me to capture all that authentic natural stuff that’s been taken up a notch. That’s why I say I capture ‘the real life magic’. I make real life look magic and I make magic look real.
What a once in a lifetime celebration! The only bittersweet note is that the better the day is, the faster it will go by, leaving your memories like glimmering starlight…
That’s why I throw my full heart in to your day, to freeze time & keep it burning bright.
You can do your thing & I’ll capture the magic, light and truth between you two & your favourite people. You can enjoy your day knowing it will always be there in beautiful detail to relive when you want a burst of happiness.
I have a very down-to-earth, unobtrusive approach and a sixth sense for the special moments which means I can see them coming! I will capture how it felt not just how it looked. Plus my ninja capture skills (aka invisibility cloak) means you’ll have a whole lot of those meaningful & hilarious moments you might have missed.
I live and work in beautiful Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia. I’m pretty much “coffee, create, wine, sleep”. Throw in some yoga & swimming to keep me moving. I love to bake and craft which is just an extension of my creative self.
I mostly shoot locally but also thrilled to travel to new locations. I’m a hippy type in many ways and my partner is an eco-scientist so together we live a very paired back, sustainable life and enjoying sitting in the hammock with a beer & watch the honeyeaters play. We have two little silly, delightful kids called Jack Ocean & Indigo who light up my heart like nothing ever before.
Quotes from Couples
“We hired Nat on the recommendation of my sister (also a wedding photographer). Nat made everyone feel so relaxed and she captured everyone laughing and smiling so genuinely. She somehow turns into a ninja during important moments – so even for someone quite self-conscious like me, I felt completely at ease and barely noticed her. I could not recommend Nat more highly. Beautiful person, beautiful photos.” – Nicole & Michael
“Nat was absolutely INCREDIBLE! She did amazingly well capturing so many happy and special moments throughout the day. She gave a quick turnaround with the photos afterwards, some the same weekend followed by the rest of the edited photos shortly after. We definitely recommend Nat for her creativity and flair!” – Charlotte & Matt
“We are a little (or a lot) in love with Natalija. She is an incredibly talented photographer and a gorgeous person. All the photos she has sent us of our wedding so far (it was only a couple of weekends ago) have been AMAZING and we can’t wait to see the rest. She has an innate sense of colour and composition. Our album is going to be truly special and she has ensured our memories of our wedding day will be brighter and more intense than they might have otherwise!” – Jean & Stu
“Best thing we ever did, booking Nat! Her photos are just stunning! Half the time you didn’t even know she was there. She really captured the moments of the day.” – Shonelle & Kai
“Natalija is truly gifted at what she does. She managed to capture the feelng of the day with limited staged photos and beautiful quality work. Couldn’t recommend her more highly.” – Rhiannon & Mark
“As a photography enthusiast, I have browsed and explored many different styles of wedding photography, and I was so lucky to find Nat in a magazine. She is not only a photogrpaher but also a true artist. She merges art and life in a moment. She captured the way in a beautiful and unique way. Words cannot describe how much I love her.” – Cara & Pan