Andrew Hellmich

About Andrew Hellmich

Andrew Hellmich is the owner and principal photographer of Impact Images - the leading wedding and portrait studio of the Central Coast. A frequent blogger and podcaster on all things weddings. Andrew has written an eBook/wedding guide for brides looking for hints, tips and advice to have the best wedding day possible.

TPX16: Neale James – Photofilms and Bringing Photography to Life with Audio

Neale James of is a former BBC Radio 1 broadcaster and his background in sound alongside his documentary photographic style has seen him become the pioneer of wedding photo films. If you're unfamiliar with the term Photofilm - it's a combination of stills and sound, recorded on the wedding day at an event or on a shoot. Think, cinematography meets stills photography where you see the images captured by Neale with the voices and sounds [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Xperiments|0 Comments

201: Jean-Laurent Gaudy – How To Start Over with Your Photography Business from Scratch

Jean-Laurent Gaudy of and is a French photographer now based in the USA. After building a successful wedding photography business in France, JL was offered the chance to move anywhere in the USA. To do so, would mean leaving everything behind and starting over... from scratch. In this interview, learn exactly what JL did before leaving France and since arriving in New York to build the kind of photography business I know any listener would be proud to call theirs. JL relied heavily [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

200: Alan Moyle – Goal Setting, Weight Loss and a New Year

Alan Moyle of is Mr. Nice Guy in the photography world and todays guest for this New Years special episode of the podcast where we focus on goal setting, weight loss and a New Year. Alan is a terrifically talented photographe, now based in Melbourne Victoria and before that Tasmania - where he still travels to photograph clients. Alan focuses on weddings, portraits and headshots plus personal projects, most notably, his work with comedians and his "Behind The Curtain" [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Podcast|3 Comments

199: Andrew Hellmich – The Interviewer Gets Interviewed

In this Christmas special, Andrew Hellmich of Impact Images is interviewed by listener, premium member and friend, Paul Pennell. There was no real "brief" for Paul so this interview walks the line between serious and fun. I hope you get something from it and at the very least, learn a little more about Andrew, the regular host and interviewer for PhotoBizX and principal photographer at Impact Images. Here’s some of what we cover in this interview: What type [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Podcast|13 Comments

TPX15: Franck Boutonnet – Photography Projects, Awards and Legacy

Franck Boutonnet of has been a documentary photographer for over 15 years. He is a celebrated wedding photographer, photojournalist and lecturer with a very long list of awards! He describes himself as a cool dude, cool dad and is based in Lyon, France. Frank shoots JPG and is as passionate about his personal long-term photography projects as his clients work and is working continually toward a legacy worth leaving. I’m a better photographer because I [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Xperiments|1 Comment

198: Bernie Griffiths – Facebook Ads and The Missing Link To Successful Sales

Bernie Griffiths of is responsible for the episode of PhotoBizX that has produced more leads, sales and discussions than any other - The Facebook Ad Challenge episode. I contacted Bernie for a follow up interview to ask him to share what listeners felt might have been the missing link when approaching the FB Ad challenge - how to sort the spenders from the non-spenders when offering free portrait sessions. NOTE: To be clear and upfront, this episode was recorded [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Podcast|0 Comments

Victor Hamke – The Muse will Kiss You Soon Enough

Victor Hamke of Muse and Mirror first caught my eye in the Fuji X Wedding Photographers group with the image immediately below. His photography looked surreal and modelled to perfection but with real couples and moments. His photography is beautifully dark. Not dark because it was a slider option in post. I started noticing his work in another group and had to have a closer look. The minute I saw a collection of his images in one place, I contacted him for an [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Blog, Written Interview|1 Comment

197: Cole Roberts – Where to for Nordica Photography now

Cole Roberts of Nordica Photography is no stranger to this podcast or podcasting in general - he has his very own interview based Photography Podcast called... "Way Up North" where he interviews speakers from the workshop of the same name. When I last spoke to Cole and Jacob for episode 55 of the PhotoBizX podcast, they were already doing extremely well. With a background in marketing, entrepreneurship and a strong understanding about how to leverage social media, Nordica hit [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Podcast|2 Comments

Stop Shooting for an Audience

How would your photography look and feel if you didn’t shoot to publish? I don’t know about you but I feel every time I shoot, something has to be good enough to publish - on Instagram, Facebook or my blog. And it has to be "like" and "comment" worthy... whatever that is. There is pressure to perform every time I pick up the camera. It’s crazy! How would it be if that pressure was removed and it didn’t feel like [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

TPX14: Brian Aris – War Photographer turned Photographer to the Rich, Famous and Royal

Brian Aris of Aris Photography began his photographic career as a photojournalist covering assignments around the world including the civil unrest and riots in Northern Ireland, the plight of Palestinian children in Jordan, the civil war in Lebanon, famine in Africa and the war in Vietnam. He then decided on a complete change in direction, and opened a studio in London where he started photographing models for newspapers and magazines. At the same time he broadened his [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Xperiments|2 Comments