About & Pricing




What we shoot is candid natural moments, unplanned and unposed. Often called reportage or photojournalism we capture the day as it is, with all of it’s smiles and laughter, bloopers and tears, from cheeky children to cheekier groomsmen. I encourage my couples to be themselves, there are no poses to practice or get right. No need to force the bridal party to behave in every shot, when you look back at your bridesmaids and groomsmen being themselves you will see why they are your best friends and why you asked them to share your most special day with you.

We endevour to capture every little moment from the morning preparations to the last goodbyes with a strong emphasis on mood, lighting and framing. Careful attention to detail is then applied to all your photos during editing, to enhance the mood and to turn every image into a precious moment. It’s the perfect way to document a very special day. 

Tempest Photography LOVES black and white, but we don’t shoot exclusively in b/w.


At TEMPEST PHOTOGRAPHY we like to keep things simple. We don’t have 6 different packages for you to sort through and work out which one you can afford, which enlargement packs you want or what photos you are getting or not getting for your money. The way we see it, your wedding day starts in the morning with the bridal preparations and ends at night when the couple leave the reception. And every great photo and momemt is yours to keep, with no conditions.

Therefore we have one price that gives you all day covarage and all the digital photos, full size, fully edited on a DVD, for $3,800.

What do you get for the $3,800?
• Full day coverage. Bridal preparations, groom preparation (time and location permiting), church arrival, ceremony, end of ceremony and group photos, bridal party photos and couple’s shots, entire reception including speeches, cutting of the cake, dance and goodbyes.

• Full size print quality files of all the photos on DVD, individually edited, without watermarks. You can print the photos as big as you like and as many as you like.

• All photos at web resolution (perfect for facebook, online sharing and email) on DVD without watermark. So you don’t need any special software to reduce the files to email or post online.

All sounds great? Then the next step is to just call or email for a no obligation meeting. We can arrange a meeting at our Eltham home studio or we can come to you. At our meeting we can discuss any questions you have, details on the day and any special requests you may have. We try to be as flexible as possible to accomodate all kinds of weddings and needs.

If you are happy to go ahead and book after our meeting, a 20% deposit is required to reserve your wedding date.  The remainder of fee is due no later then 14 days before the wedding.

Christening Photography


A little ones Christening is possibly their first all important special day. Tempest Photography particularly love photographic these special days. We are flexible to accomodate your needs. Typically we come to you to get some morning shots, getting the little one dressed, and some family pics, then off to the ceremony and then to the after party for drinks, food, dancing and lots of children having fun. Or you would simply want us to show up at the ceremony and capture the all important christening moment and then maybe and hour or two of the reception. We are flexible to work around your times and budget. Our typical bookings are from 4 – 7 hours. 

Emails us and we can discuss how much time you may require and then offer a quote.

Please feel free to email or call for further details regarding your child’s christening. Please get in contact with us, as we are always flexible and happy to accomodate any requests you may have


Family Lifestyle Portrait Sessions

Photography by it’s nature is a moment captured and frozen in time. Our memories can do the same, but the big difference is that one fades the other doesn’t. Yet, our memories and emotions they give us play a big part in our lives. Sadly, memories fade and get a little less clear which is a simple fact of life. A photograph captures that moment as it is now and in a year, 5 years or 20 years down the track when your memories of that moment has faded, that photograph will jog it right back as if it was yesterday. That is the power of a photograph.

A simple picture can say a thousand words and a great picture can not only say many more, it emotes feelings that an ordinary photo can’t. This is where the skill of a professional photographer comes in.

I categorise my family and wedding photography as ‘lifestyle’ because it’s these candid and genuine moments that I want to capture. When you look back in 20 years, you recall precisely how cheeky the little girl was, the expressions the young boy would pull in concentration and the look in your childrens eyes when they looked up at you. These are moments, feelings, and words captured in an image that our memory can’t keep.

Everyone says, “they grow so fast” and as a father with my first I see how quickly my little girl grows. And as a father first and photographer second, I can appreciate the importance of capturing as much of her personality and life so that I can look back in the years to come and never forget.



Tempest Lifestyle Family Sessions like to capture simple, yet beautiful and natural moments. Your morning breakfast ritual, the kids playing with their favourite toy in their room or yard. A walk to the local park, beach or cafe.  Be yourselves, pretend I’m not there, and Tempest will tell your story, with honest and emotive photos. Of course we will be sure to at least get one or two smiley posed shots for the grandparents. Shot at your family home and nearby park/beach/cafe, no rush, one price, disc full of print quality photos, no extra costs or surprises.

Payment: 50% booking fee. Balance 2 working days prior to day of shoot.
(Booking fee is part of total package cost).

*One immediate family per sessions (granddad and grandma can join in on the fun). Extra travel costs apply for locations outside of Melbourne metro area.

Please feel free to email or call for further details regarding our Lifestyle Family Sessions. Please get in contact with us, as we are always flexible and happy to accomodate any requests you may have



Giuseppe Dante Sapienza


TEMPEST PHOTOGRAPHY is run by husband and wife team, Giuseppe and Leticia Sapienza.

Giuseppe has been shooting portrait and fashion for over 10 years and has recently brought his creative eye and photographic skill to weddings and family portraits. Including a background in fine art and graphic design, Dante brings added attention to detail, creativity and professionalism to every shoot.

We are based in Eltham, Victoria but are available to shoot anywhere in Victoria and interstate.

Giuseppe is a Working with Children (WWC) Check cardholder  

Give us a call on 0410 468 165
or email us at the address below