My mission is to plan, prepare & curate in a way that allows you to relax and enjoy every fleeting moment of your big day.
From location scouting to timeline planning & styling, I work closely with you to understand your vision, ensuring every detail is thoughtfully considered. I'll engage in your day with a tried and tested approach, alongside years of experience, so you can be totally present of every minute - fully immersed, your experience as effortless as possible
You've invested countless hours in meticulous planning into your day, and it truly calls for being documented with the highest level of care and intention. My artistic vision is a unique blend of modern elegance with a touch of whimsical, while embracing a documentary photography approach.
A chance to meet so you can get a feel for what it’ll be like working with me. We’ll chat about your goals and visions for your day. A space for you to ask all the questions and discuss which coverage is best suited to fit your celebration.
From scouting shoot locations to finessing your run sheet to make sure everything thing runs smoothly. I'll be going the extra mile to ensure I have the time and space to curate my images without a hitch, which includes working closely with wedding planners or on the day coordinators.
Once it's all said and done - first up, you'll receive a sneak peak within the week of your wedding. From here I pour a lot of love and care into perfecting each image and curating your complete collection of memories for the final delivery, full of all those fleeting moments and precious memories.
On the day I’ll blend in with your guests, documenting every special moment so that you can simply enjoy the magic thats about to unfold, whether its dad getting a little emotional or tucking that loose strand of hair behind your ear. Gentle guidance and direction will also be given where needed to ensure you're looking and feeling mighty fine.
I’m based in Wānaka New Zealand, and predominantly shoot all around the Queenstown Lakes district. I do a limited number of weddings nation wide per year.
I shoot on Sony digital cameras & lenses, however I can shoot a roll of 35mm film for the day upon request.
It's a question I get asked a lot - I don't specifically do video myself as I do prefer to focus on doing one job well. I offer this service under my brand however, working closely with an associate videographer who is very much on my wave length, and prefer to work with if possible. Choosing a videographer who is able to work seamlessly & in harmony with your photographers style is super important, as this can directly effect the outcome of your photos for the day.
A sneak peek with a small selection of images will be delivered within one week of your wedding date. You will receive your full collection of wedding photos within 3 months due to a high volume of weddings and elopements during this time. I put a lot of love and care into perfecting each image, which is why it’ll take me a little bit more time to deliver your final images. Off peak season is usually around 6 weeks.
I don't put a set number of photos in my packages, as every couple & day is different. One thing I can guarantee is that you wont be short of images and I don't leave any of the good stuff out! 8-10 hour packages are usually anything from 500+
For destinations weddings or outside of Wanaka, travel costs are not included in my packages. To assist with your planning, I’ve created an, all- inclusive travel packs. Just add it on, and I’ll look after the rest.
Unless I make a special arrangement, all travel and accommodation will be handled and booked by me.
The booking process is simple. Once you have inquired and had a chance to look through my wedding collections, I will send you a contract to review and sign. I require a 25% deposit to secure your date. Your final balance is due 1 month before your wedding date. Due to the number of enquires received, I work on a first come, first served basis and can not pencil in dates.
Of course,. I think its super important to get to know one another so you can feel comfortable and more relaxed on the day of your shoot or wedding and aim to do this even before you book. If we have the opportunity it'd be awesome to grab a coffee together, otherwise we can set up a face time or phone call. This way we can have a yarn and get to know each other.
Whether it’s via Google meet / Zoom, over the phone or in person, we’ll make it happen.
From morning to night - starting at 6 hours, tailored to your schedule.
Perfectly sized and ready for you to print at any time.
Sized and ready for sharing across your social media.
Included with every gallery so you can sit back and relax while you soak it all in.
A password-protected gallery you can access, anywhere and anytime.
Inclusions for every package below
One of the top factors that can cause stress on a wedding day is lack of time.
Things are often running a little behind schedule, or sometimes it was planned too tightly to begin with. Having reasonable expectations can make a huge difference to your comfort levels and your photos.
Check out these sample timelines & breakdown of events for a typical wedding day.
Photography hours for smaller, more intimate affairs.
Packages for peeps who are eloping to the top of a mountain with just their lover, or having a smaller group of their nearest and dearest to join them to help celebrate without all of the fluff.
Includes all of the good bits you'd see in the wedding packages above.
How many professionally taken photos do you have, ones that you really love and can fill your home with?
An engagement or portrait shoot is a chance for me to capture some really beautiful, candid photos of you and your partner or loved ones in a relaxed environment. Just you guys, being you. These are super laid back and informal sessions, which are mostly about having a lot of fun!
Handmade from the highest quality materials and fully customisable to your liking, Lets craft and bind your favourite photos into a fine art wedding album. We’ll work together to weave a story and create an album design that you’re absolutely in love with.
Simply select your must-have wedding images and I’ll get the ball rolling. If you’re not sure where to start or simply can’t decide, I’ll be more than happy to help you pull it altogether.
" Having Kate as our wedding photographer was probably the best decision we made out of all the decisions for our big day. Truly blown away by how good these are!"
— Rosalind & Jack