A member of the paparazzi has spoken to Kyle and Jackie O about his experience of filming the wedding of Sylvia Jeffreys and Peter Stefanovic, and the drama that followed.
On Monday morning, Johnathan Marshall, one of Australia’s leading paparazzi, told the radio hosts he and his team planned ahead for the task of capturing the wedding day.
“We decided looking at the area and doing a bit of a recce in the days before that the best way to shoot this wedding was from the air,” he said. While Marshall was on the ground for Saturday’s wedding, he was in constant communication with another team member in a helicopter.
The paparazzi who filmed and photographed the wedding, of which Marshall said there were about “10 to 12,” were warned by security that if they were caught, they “probably wouldn’t be coming out alive”.
“They were very serious,” Marshall said.
On the day, the Jeffreys and Stefanovic families appeared to have a strategy in place for deterring the paparazzi. Marshall explained that sharing photos on social media was probably an attempt by the families and their guests to stop paparazzi from becoming too invasive, but ultimately, he says, this backfired.