Dean Raphael - Photographer of Weddings, Lifestyle, Travel & Yoga

Hello, I am Dean. When I became independent, my own boss, I made a promise. It was to myself. It was that if I was going to work, work would be fun, a celebration and something I love doing. Three years on through trials and tribulations this is the core of my business. To be happy, to have fun and to express love. 

It’s true, I love creating photographs. I love the moments frozen in time - the emotion, the purity, the honesty and the celebrations of life.  

I shoot weddings, travel, lifestyle and yoga imagery. All of which I consider a fine art, something that can’t be replicated, only shot differently through varying eyes.

Do I have a preference of clients? Yes, I want my clients to have felt a connection with my work. My art means a lot to me and I want it to mean a lot to you. 

I’m also a yoga instructuctor. This for me is a way of life, something I’ve found that helps me stay grounded, connected to myself and in harmony with my heart. My heart is what I use to guide myself through life and this is what I pour into my work. 

Half based in Melbourne, half Gold Coast/Byron Bay and the other half living on the road experiencing life to the fullest.

What I hope to do with my work is connect people. Connect across different cultures from ocean to mountains, city to jungle and land to land through a series of images and film documentaries. I consider everything practice for something much greater than just myself.

I’m already so grateful you’re here, thank you for coming this far.
Below is where you will be able to contact me, I hope we can create something beautiful together.


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