Instill Photography is owned by Sydney Photographer Jared Mildenhall, who has over 24 years of experience in the wedding industry. Together with his passionate team, Instill Photography captures candid moments while making sure couples have a fun, stress-free experience. Servicing Sydney to the South Coast and everywhere in between, Instill Photography takes away the stress of worrying about hours by creating packages that are straightforward and without hidden costs. Jared and his team put great care into getting couples comfortable in front of the camera, allowing a fun, interactive experience that leads to beautiful photos. The below is an interview with Jared from Instill Photography. How would most of the couples you’ve worked with describe your wedding day personality? That’s easy — the most common feedback I get is that I become like family on the day. What’s the number one thing you always do or recommend when couples are nervous in front of the camera? To focus on each other. We run little scenarios that get our couples to interact and have fun — the best part is that it makes for amazing photos! Do you usually meet with couples prior to their wedding day? I give couples the option to meet in person, via technology (FaceTime, Zoom, etc.), or via email. Do you offer engagement photoshoots or any other type of photoshoot before the wedding? We offer both mini and full engagement photo sessions — depending on need and budget. What types of wedding photo albums do you offer? We offer the most amazing luxury albums. The standard size is 11x14inches. They have thick rigid pages, designs that are printed on genuine archival photo paper, leather or leather-like covers with an acrylic glass photo cover. The design software we use allows our clients to suggest changes and give final approval before the album goes to print! Do you shoot film or digital? Digital Do you usually work alone or with a second shooter and/or photography assistant? Depending on the package chosen, there is an assistant or second photographer included. Can you share a couple of your favourite local photography locations? Sydney Olympic Park, Belgenny Farm, Camden Lakeside, Gledswood Hills homestead and winery, Parramatta lake (not park — that’s boring haha). Tell us about your packages. Our packages have no hidden catches or charges. Other than the first package (that covers the ceremony and photo location), all our packages don’t have specified hours. If your package includes preparations, ceremony, location photos, and full reception, then we are there for as long as that takes. This saves our couples from stressing about having to consider and pay for extra hours. How many hours should we book your wedding photography services? We take away the stress of worrying about hours. Book a package that includes what you want to be covered, and we will be there — whether that’s for 6 hours or 16 hours!
Laura P. (14 Oct 2016)
Jared and Collin from instill were a dream to work with! They made our day easy, fun and relaxed! They got who we were and what we wanted and went above and beyond for us! Could not have asked for better!! Beautiful photos! Easy going professional guys! Can’t go wrong!!
Jason H. (9 Jan 2016)
They were so easy going, and friendly. They really helped make us feel relaxed, it was very natural. They played around with some ideas we had and the photos turned out amazing.
Katie P. (7 Mar 2014)
The best part of our wedding day was getting our photos done, honestly and we’ll tell you why! The nerves of the ceremony had gone and we had said hi to our family and friends. Then we got to escape the crowd and spend the next couple hours walking around a beautiful venue arm in arm, talking about our mornings, sneaking in a few kisses and just being us. Yes we were getting photos taken at the same time, but it was lovely and intimate. Jared and Colin had a wonderful way of making us relaxed, having a laugh with us, letting us be us and getting amazing pictures in the process.
Kylie K. (1 May 2021)
Jarred and his team were simply amazing. The photos were great and he was able to make us all feel happy and comfortable. Highly recommend him and the team at Instill photography. Can wait to watch the video again and view the photos.
Sarah H. (19 Mar 2021)
Jared… what can I say. He is the most caring, genuine and detailed photographer I have ever seen. The photos he took of my husband, bridal party, guests and myself are memories we will forever hold close to us. Jared went above and beyond on the day and night and even braved the rain to get the most magical rain photos. We were lucky we had our wedding day before the nsw floods, we gave our faith and trust in Jared and he exceeded every one of our needs during our day and night. Love you Jared. Everyone add him on Instagram, worth every like and follow.
Natalie R. (24 Oct 2020)
Jared and Sara were AMAZING and so great our wedding on 24.10.2020 We cannot thank Jared enough for all that he did to hep us celebrate our day. All our guests who attended could not say enough how much fun they had with the Jared and how amazing he was with all our guests. We cannot wait to get our photos back. 100% would recommend Instill Photography. Thank you Jared and Sarah for being such a huge part of our day and helping us to celebrate this epic milestone in our lives.
Jessica O. (19 Oct 2019)
Our wedding photos by Instill Photography are absolutely breathtaking. Jared was a happy presence throughout the entire day and he managed to capture every moment – including the Milky Way lit up in the night sky! He even got smiles out of the shy guests and young kids. The real miracle was making me look pretty in every single photo, which is no easy feat. We treasure these photos and the album he made – the memories in each are priceless. Especially as we had family and friends come from around the country and overseas to celebrate. To see them all together and smiling is precious. If you want a professional who can make you laugh while also capturing photos stunning enough to make you cry, you must hire Instill Photography. I highly recommend them.
Nicola R. (23 Aug 2019)
Jared From Instill Photography was amazing!! We discussed budget options and what photos I wanted and we were able to find a photography package to suit me. Jared had a great personality and we all had so much fun going around Lakeside Golf Club for some incredible shots! I didn’t realise beforehand but we had timed it perfectly for sunset images and they have come up magical! Jared has a real eye for what shots to take which was great for us, we were able to relax and just enjoy the moments. I’m so grateful for amazing photos that we can treasure forever and remember our special day. Thank you so much!
Tim P. (3 May 2019)
Geoff was amazing and provided such a quick turn around time for our photos, and they all looked amazing. There was minimal touch up done to them which was exactly what we wanted, just raw capture of our special day.
Craig G. (31 Aug 2018)
Geoff was great! He knew exactly what to do and doesn’t mess around, very organised. He was very friendly, easy going and even stayed longer than what we paid for. Captured all the photos we wanted, highly recommend!
Sam H. (7 Apr 2018)
Jared and his team travelled to Canberra for our April wedding and gave us such beautiful memories of our day. The value for money was excellent and the end product was beautiful quality. Instill are obviously passionate about their craft and have great personalities too. Thank you all!
Anthony F. (30 Sep 2017)
They went above and beyond and was absolutely fantastic. They captured each moment perfectly and we didn’t even know they were there. We met with them and they came to our place and really structured the day to what we wanted and took everything in his stride. The photos are top notch and we have and amazing video from the drone footage that was captured!
Kevin D. (21 Sep 2017)
Instill Photography did the photography and videography for our wedding. We were really happy with our video and we got thousands of photos back! 5 Stars!
Georgina B. (13 Jan 2017)
My husband James and I had Jared and Colin photograph our wedding and we had the best day, with laughter and complete confidence in the talent that the guys had. This made our day so wonderful and to see some of the photos not long after the day was a bonus. Thank you for all your hard work and we will highly recommend to others.
Leigh T. (28 Dec 2016)
Jared at instill photography did an amazing job at my wedding! He was friendly and fitted into my day without being noticed. The Photos so far are amazing!! I can’t wait to get the full Package! If you want a reliable, friendly, and talented photographer, go with Jared!