Wedding & Portrait Photography in Ballina
↑ Sarah & Byron under the stars at Tuntable Creek

I'm Dean Turner, a wedding and portrait photographer located at Skennars Head, between Ballina and Lennox Head, on the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia. I am a husband to my beautiful wife, Alana and a father of two amazing but crazy children, Ivy and Benjamin.

Take a look around at some examples of my work. If you're interested in hiring a photographer to document an important occasion, be it capturing a precious snapshot in the life of you and your family or even something as momentous as your wedding day, then I'm pleased to say I can help.

Passionate About People Photography

I have chosen to be a professional wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer because I love working with people, forming connections and friendships with families that will last beyond the time of the photo shoot. I will work creatively and efficiently to produce emotive and amazing photographs for you, whatever the conditions at hand.

One of my specialties is what I like to call environmental portraits. This doesn't mean we all hug a tree or anything, although I do recommend hugging a tree every now and then - it's good for the soul! It's about photographing you and those important to you in an environment and capturing that whole. First and foremost my photography is about the people in the photographs. Then comes the locations they've chosen to be in. Capturing the ambience and feeling of the environment and still keeping it about the people in the photos, is what I love to do.

↑ Dramatic storm clouds lit by the late sun provided the backdrop for Megan and Jacob's perfect wedding day in Ballina
↑ Samantha & Joe + 1 Tea Tree Farm
↑ Hannah and Jason at the Little Watego's grove in beautiful Byron Bay
↑ The last rays of sunshine on Samantha & Joe's wedding day. This is one of my secret spots...
↑ The always epic Nightcap National Park made for a truly unique bridal party image for Sarah & Byron
↑ Family Portraits at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina
↑ An example of tilted focus - a technique I use to create unusual images
↑ Ellen & Billy sitting in a tree... at Alstonville
↑ Why fear the rain on your wedding day - I don't mind getting wet and you're under that umbrella!
↑ A stunning marquee wedding complete with a floodlit fig tree backdrop at Alstonville
↑ Don't forget the rings!
↑ Me, looking serious.