Who we are as a business
Thank you for dropping by our site! We are a boutique small business run by two sister in-laws who also happen to be neighbours.
We both have such a love for weddings, we pour our heart and souls into our couples, we want you to feel taken care of before, during and after the big day.
Picking photographer for your day can be very personal, and we feel honoured that couples choose us.
The Milestone Crew is run by Tammie Miles and Emma Baker. We also like to bring on some talented videography wonders to help us deliver tailor-made packages for our couples with John Miles heading the creative direction.
When you work with us we want you to have a hoot but to also feel taken care of.
Laidback professionals is what you’ll get with us… every time.
Meet the Team
Supplier of Snacks
me me me, where do I start... how do I write this without showing the awkward giddiness I get from how much I love this gig of photographing people.... photography hasn't always been my jam, for the longest time I wanted to be a wedding planner, I just love planning parties! Then my nan was diagnosed with lung cancer and John and I made a video documenting my grandparent's life of 60 years together. We both got the bug... the need and love for preserving these moments.... and so Milestone began.
Me personally, I'm a fairly down to earth person, I love my family, I love my friends, I love to entertain! I spend my days with my two out of this world adorable but exhausting kids Frankie & Oscar and our very stinky french bulldog Hank.
Working with me, you're going to get a pretty chilled personality, I don't let many things bother me and I'm comfortable in new situations. I have 10 years experience in Human Resources so I've seen all sorts.
If you think we would mesh well I'll be happy dancing for shizzle!
In House Designer
Mariah Carey Lyricist
So, who am I? Born and bred in Rotorua, New Zealand, I moved to Perth in 2012 after falling for a ‘top Aussie bloke’ at the Rugby World Cup. Fast forward a few years… I’m still in Perth and married to that ‘top Aussie bloke’. Now we have two crazy cute, cheeky boys- Oliver + Teddy, the elusive cat Hudson and our bear like Bernese Mountain dog, Nelson - who doesn’t love an old-fashioned love story?!
My background has always been a creative one, I spent four years at the University of Auckland studying, designing and painting my way towards a Bachelor of Visual Arts before working for a global Advertising company when I landed here in Perth. This led me into the world of photography where I am lucky enough to be documenting those authentic moments between people. I have always had a love for love and to be lucky enough to capture these moments is something special.
Virtual Reality Enthusiast
"As I watched the dog chasing his tail I thought dogs are easily amused. Then I realised I was watching the dog chase his tail...." This is what I think about.
What can we do for you?
We love what we do and most importantly we love to do our best for our couples. That means we come prepared! We don't just rock up on the day but we plan out our day, we think about our shots, we are never late, we backup our gear and we turn up smiling!
Can we meet?
Of course, yes! We can either meet up in person or over the phone, whatever is easiest for you. It's super important that you are comfortable with your photographer, so please go ahead and organise a free consultation - just to get to know us and ask any questions that you may have.
We’re not into posing in front of the camera. How will you work with us?
Ditto! For us, this is perfect, we aren’t much into posing in front of the camera either! Documentary style photography is all about capturing the day as it unfolds, naturally. We are very good at blending into the background as we snap away. This doesn't mean we won't help give direction where needed, we can guide you when necessary and then shoot candidly. Our aim is to help create a relaxed space, your focus is on the party at hand.
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
No we don't, for a variety of reasons. Many may be duplicates of the same images, test shots, bad expressions, missed focal point or just not images that meet our standards.
When will we receive our photos?
About 4 - 6 weeks after the event. If is a smaller session about 1-2 weeks. This will be made clear when booking your event.
What do we receive?
You’ll receive an online gallery of print ready, high-resolution images. This gallery can be shared with friends and family, and you can order prints direct from the site. We also post highlight images on our socials in the week after your wedding.
How long do you keep our images?
We provide an online gallery in all our collections and they will be available to clients for three months. We encourage all clients to download and make copies within this timeframe to MULTIPLE locations. We do keep client files on our system for a short period of time but due to the storage limitations we can’t guarantee we will still have them on file if you lose your images. So please, backup backup backup!
Do you have insurance and backup equipment?
Yes and yes.
Can we go outside of the packages listed?
Sure can, no two events are the same and we understand that. We can always go through your specifics and arrange a package to suit.
Do you retouch the photos?
Generally no, we don’t retouch photos. We may simply retouch to remove a pimple or blemish in some close-up photos. However, we do not retouch in regards to removing weight, wrinkles etc.
Can you recommend a videographer?
We sure can, John from The Milestone Studio! John loves working with video, so if this is something you are interested in please give us a shout for more information.
We’d like to book you for our event, what’s next?
Happy dance! After the consultation and the decision that you are happy to work with us a contract will be issued with the terms and conditions of The Milestone Studio (we promise it's nothing scary), a deposit of 20% will be required to lock in your date. The final balance is due two weeks before the event date.