About WS Avenue
Hello and welcome! WS Avenue is a boutique photography studio (established in 2006) specialising in wedding and portrait photography. We also shoot commercially, and have several clients in the food industry.
Sooti Tan (principal photographer)
I love meeting new people, learning new things, travel, movies, nature, watercolours, spending time with family and friends and making people happy. I love taking photos which to me is more than just a snapshot of a scene.
I’ve had an interest in photography since childhood and have been photographing for many years, leading to the establishment of WS Avenue in 2006. My philosophy for weddings and portraits is simple – capture the emotion and beauty of each moment that I have the honour of witnessing through my lens.
My style is primarily natural and candid with some fine art portraiture (giving each client something unique from their day). I love capturing details and the visual storytelling aspect of photography.
We’re based in Sydney, Australia but available worldwide. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer
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- Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) member
- Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) member
- 2 Silver Awards at the 2008 NSW AIPP photography competition
- 2 Accolades of Excellence at the 2008 WPPI 8×10 Print competition
- 4 Bronze Awards at the 2008 International Aperture competition
- 1 Bronze Award at the 2010 International Aperture competition
My interest in photography began in early high school; I remember being really careful back then about the shots that I took, for not wanting to waste film. It was a trait that would carry over even after I purchased my first digital camera, and in many ways has helped me to be thoughtful of composition and of taking meaningful shots!
Photography was always just a hobby. However, after my wife Sooti founded WS Avenue, I followed her on shoots to help as an assistant, and in mid 2009, moved to the role of second shooter.
I’ve always said that our wedding was the best day of my life, and so consider it a great privilege and honour to be able to capture someone else’s best day. I admire the attention to detail that Sooti gives each wedding, and we’re always challenging each other to deliver the best for our clients.
Aside from photography, I enjoy reading and writing speculative fiction, and rewatching the TV series Firefly!