About Michael

In your search for creative wedding photography, discover the story of how Michael Zanetti, the lead photographer at Studio Zanetti, established himself as one of Sydney’s most innovative and imaginative photographers. Learn about his journey and the passion he brings to every project.


tracing the roots of my passion for creative photography

The beginnings

Hey there! Let me tell you a bit about myself. I was born and raised in Sydney's inner city, specifically Newtown and Marrickville. I went to school in the same suburbs during my primary years and attended Enmore High for high school. These areas were quite different back then compared to what they are now.

My passion for photography started at a young age of 10 when my parents bought me a small Kodak Instamatic camera to take photos of our family. They wanted to send these photos to our relatives in Italy and Greece. I would eagerly wait for the processed negatives and photos to come back from the local chemist a week later. My parents were always impressed with the photos I took. They were sharp, well-exposed, and didn't have any chopped-off heads in them. They were thrilled to be able to send clear photos of our family milestones to our relatives overseas.

This experience led me to elect art and photography as a subject at Enmore High. Developing film and printing my own black and white images in the school darkroom felt like pure magic. It was here that I realized my dream of becoming a creative photographer

the passion

Years ago, I had various jobs including operating cafes, but one thing remained constant, I always had a camera in my hand. It took some time to convince myself that photography could be a financially viable career choice, but eventually, I made the leap and haven't looked back since.

My focus started with portraits and fashion photography, but it was wedding photography that really took off for me. Thanks to my early clients who trusted me and spread the word about my services, I became known for capturing beautiful wedding moments.

Now, with over 15 years of experience, I'm proud to call myself a general wedding "know-all." I've photographed hundreds of weddings and countless couples.

Why should you hire me? Well, besides being a highly creative photographer, I bring passion, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude to one of the most important days of your life - your wedding day! I'm confident that you'll love my work and the memories I capture.

So let's create magic together!


Michael is a member of AIPP …..An Accredited Professional Photographer is a photographer, who doesn’t just claim to be a “professional” but earns that title by successfully completing the rigorous AIPP accreditation process.
Accreditation is designed to give you, the consumer, confidence that your Professional Photographer is a proven, experienced, technically capable, professional practitioner, who complies with all legal business requirements, has appropriate insurance and who is willing to agree to the mandatory Code of Professional Practice and to the requirement to continually improve their photographic skills by committing to continue their professional development

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other stuff i love to photograph

Here is a selection of my personal work.