The 28 Best Wedding Photographers in Christchurch

Best Wedding Photographers Christchurch

By Anders Wilson

Always wondered how other people seem to always have the perfect wedding pictures? With the best wedding photographers in Christchurch, you can have those natural and relaxed-looking pictures to cherish with your family and close friends too!

Now, wedding photography is an art form that differs from one photographer to the next. Therefore to have the pictures you like, it’s important to search for a style you and your spouse both like.

You do that by browsing through their portfolio. You have to look and try to observe where they are particularly skilled. Is it in their creativity, landscape shots, or skilled use of lighting?

Once you’ve decided, that’s the time to look at their prices and packages to see what they have to offer. For instance, check if they offer an online gallery through which you can save, download, and share the happiness of your nuptials with someone.

With the essentials crystal-clear, we will now show you some talented and creative photographers — in other words, the best wedding photographers in Christchurch.

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1)  Grey Area Productions

BEST FORNatural and Emotive Shots
SERVICESWedding Photography and Videography
WEBSITEhttps://greyareaproductions.com/
ADDRESSFendalton, Christchurch
CONTACT DETAILS027 345 0146

[email protected]yareaproductions.com

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 10am – 6pm

There’s a sense of culmination and a mix of feelings from all directions during a wedding. It’s hard to document that, yet Grey Area Productions pulls it off wonderfully.

The reason it’s one of the best wedding photographers in Christchurch is that the pictures show the way that it happened, meaning it’s natural and not forced. You see real emotions and actions from the wedding prep to the ceremony and the family pictures.

What’s more, they offer videography services and if you see their sample video, they manage to capture the special moments. Pairing it with the music, you feel the tension, the tears, the happiness, and the joy as though you were there yourself.

Highlights

  • Natural and emotive shots
  • Captures the mix of feelings and actions of the event
  • Offer videography services

Customer Reviews

One of their clients, Ami van Gils wrote on Facebook:

“We couldn’t recommend Andy enough. I knew as soon as I saw his work that he was perfect for us – his work is beautifully styled, but really candid, he has so much talent! My only regret is that we didn’t have him do the videography too!

Weddings can be quite stressful, but when Andy arrived in the morning he brought a complete sense of calm to the house – which is exactly what you need.

His photos are one of my most favourite things about the day and I will cherish them forever.

Thank you again Ami & Dan <3

 

2)  Mandy Caldwell Photography

BEST FORCandid, Warm, and Relaxed Photos
SERVICESWedding Photography and Videography
WEBSITEhttps://mandycaldwell.co.nz/
ADDRESS7 Makora Street, Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 22 500 7008
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

How fun it is to go back to a certain day and feel good about it! That’s what Mandy Caldwell’s photos are all about — being candid, warm, and relaxed.

A wedding should be a happy event and Mandy is a prodigy in expressing it. With her, love is in the air and you see that in her creative and light-hearted shots, especially with the couple.

She is very easy to work with and is a friend to talk to. She will help you during your planning process and can give some useful advice about the posing or the locations so that the pictures will come out beautiful and just the way you want them.

Photography is her passion and she has been doing it for 9 years. Besides New Zealand, she also travels to Australia and the Pacific Islands to shoot photographs for wedding celebrations.

Highlights

  • Candid, warm, and relaxed photos
  • Creative and light-hearted shots
  • Very easy to work with

Customer Reviews

Let’s see Elyse Dunn’s feedback on Facebook:

“Mandy is an absolute gem! She was so flexible and understanding to work with during the COVID-19 palaver, which was really appreciated. Her attention to detail, organisation and thoughtfulness were greatly appreciated during the planning process and her experience helped to make everything stress free and seamless. Would highly recommend Mandy, not only for her professionalism but also her kind and thoughtful nature.”

 

3)  Stanley Pictures

Stanley Pictures' Photography

BEST FORCapturing Love
SERVICESWeddings, Families, Couples and Maternity Photography
WEBSITEhttps://stanley.pictures/projects
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 22 133 0993

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

Another of the best wedding photographers in Christchurch is found in Stanley Pictures. The photographic style is summed up in the tagline, which is ‘to capture love’ for the couple.

Here, Jacob will take pictures as an invaluable token of your love with each other. His categories include weddings, anniversaries, engagements, and families.

There are three packages to choose from: 3 hour, 6 hour, and 9 hours plus. We recommend the 9 hours plus, as you get 600 finished photos from your dream wedding, a special discount and best of all, you have online and print copies of it too!

Jacob would like your wedding to be as special and big as he experienced in his wedding with his wife Ariel. And you can have a picture of a spectacular moment that you can relive anytime as part of his promise.

Highlights

  • ‘To capture love’
  • Offers wedding, anniversary, engagement, and family photography
  • Various packages to choose from

Customer Reviews

Isaac Ellie Wilkes stated on Facebook:

“10/10 🔥🔥🔥 By far our favourite person to go to when we want professional photos. Jake is great at getting out of photos what you want, but knows how to make great use of the area! I always feel relaxed when he’s taking photos! He has a great personality that brings forth joy when getting photos done! The quality is great, and the communication/response is so fast too!”

 

4) Wedding Photographers Christchurch

BEST FORPersonable and Remarkable Photographers
SERVICESEngagement and Wedding Photos
WEBSITEhttp://weddingphotographerschristchurch.com/
ADDRESS136 Charles Street, formerly 65a Cass Street, Kaiapoi, Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS(027) 222 4767
OPERATING HOURSNot indicated

Wedding Photographers Christchurch is led by Brent & Shirley Cairns who specialize and love working with people and taking beautiful photos. They also work under the brand ForeverYoungPhotography.

Because of their years of experience, they get things right in the camera, leaving time to help you relax and to look your best in your special day.

They promise that during the reception you will get to see 100-200 photos of the day as a slideshow on a large screen … with Brent & Shirley you won’t have to wait weeks or months to see your wedding photos!

Brent does the main photos, with Shirley as background photographer/videographer. Whether you are in Christchurch, in New Zealand or Australia they will work around you.

Highlights

  • Taking beautiful photos
  • Personable and kind attitude
  • Skilful, experienced photographers

 

5)  Martin Setunsky Photography

BEST FORMasterpiece Wedding Photos
SERVICESWeddings, Engagements, Stars, Family, Fur Babies
WEBSITEhttps://www.msmphotography.org/
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 211 876 215

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

Martin Setunsky is a New Zealand qualified, Christchurch wedding photographer who loves working with happy people, where smiles and laughter are all around. Martin will make you feel like a superstar and you will forget you were ever nervous in front of a camera just in minutes. He documents the brightest and most touching weddings.

Martin will turn your precious moments into a masterpiece which you can frame, put on your table or hang them on your wall and live every moment through these images again and again.

While Martin is based in Christchurch, New Zealand, he also photographs by Lake Tekapo, Mount Cook, Queenstown and Wanaka. As a fan of travelling, Martin is ready to photograph your big day anywhere in the whole world.

Highlights

  • NZ qualified photographer
  • Makes you feel like a superstar
  • Can photograph your big day anywhere in the whole world

Customer Reviews

Daniel Keis, one of their clients, stated on Google Business:

“Fantastic experience, wonderful pictures and such a nice personality. I definitely suggest Martin, hard working, honest and provides such great material.”

 

6) Little Love Photo + Video

BEST FORAffordable Photography and Videography
SERVICESWedding, Videos, and Family
WEBSITEhttps://www.samantharam.com/
ADDRESS

Christchurch, New Zealand

CONTACT DETAILS

022 370 1052

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Christchurch based couple Samantha and Benjamin provide affordable photography and videography options New Zealand wide through Little Love Photo + Video.

Samantha describes their approach: “I would describe my work as dark and moody, edited with a film look. I love working with non-traditional couples that are adventurous, wild and carefree!”

If you’re looking for a great accommodating team document your day as it unfolds, to create emotive portraits and to support you through this crazy time, Little Love Photo + Video can help!

Highlights

  • Affordable photography and videography
  • Dark and moody style shots
  • Great accommodating team

Customer Reviews

One client, Melissa Vincent said on Google Business:

“My husband and I had the most amazing morning with Samantha capturing our daughter in her first moments. She made the whole process relaxing and baby Isla was so comfortable with her. Highly recommend for mums & dads to be. We will treasure these photos forever 💕”

 

7)  Dolce Wedding Photography

BEST FORProfessional, Friendly and Helpful Photographer
SERVICESWedding Photography Packages
WEBSITEhttps://www.dolceweddingphotography.co.nz/
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS0275 468 843

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

If you’d like to be married to a far-off dream country, you can get in touch with Sophie McMillan. She is Christchurch-based but is available for appointment for destination weddings abroad.

Sophie is the owner and photographer of the company, and her method is natural and unobtrusive. It’s especially effective and fun in weddings, as she takes shots without being noticed.

A lot of people have said that she’s very professional and even goes out to find a good location for the bride and groom in her experience. She’s nice and funny as well, and that makes you comfortable during photoshoots too.

Highlights

  • Natural and unobtrusive style
  • Christchurch-based
  • Available for destination weddings abroad

Customer Reviews

Dave Barbierato, one client, said on Google Business:

“This beautiful lady is just amazing. No that’s not powerful enough. I dont think that there are words to describe this beautiful ladys abilities behind the lens of a camera. But it is much, much more than just that. Her passion for the shoot is just infectious, she is a human dynamo. That is just Sophie. Her photography is another story completely. Sophie has the ability to visualize exactly what she wants from the shot which stamps her uniqueness on an event. A capture of a moment in time to create a unique memory.”

 

8) Velvet Photo & Cinema

BEST FOR Clean and Sharp, Yet Playful and Creative Shots
SERVICESWedding Photography and Videography Services
WEBSITEhttp://www.velvetphotocinema.nz/
ADDRESS
Christchurch, New Zealand 8062
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

Velvet Photo & Cinema is creative right to the heart of what they do. Aside from having sharp taste in developing photo and video styles, they’re also equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as drones, gimbals, countless lenses, and cameras.

Velvet Photo & Cinema follows an unobtrusive style that allows them to capture such precious and candid moments, for future generations to see. Naturally, they lean toward the cinematic videos and they approach their photography with a modern edge. Clean and sharp, yet playful and creative. They are also open to old/new ideas, as crazy as they may be.

Highlights

  • Captures precious and candid moments
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Beautiful cinematic videos

Customer Reviews

Let’s hear out Ashleigh Bright’s comment on Facebook:

“Couldn’t reccomend Velvet Cinema highly enough! John & Andre made the day super fun and comfortable and were incredibly easy to work with! Communication was always fabulous and from what we’ve seen so far of our sneak peak photos we are in love!! So excited to see our video and the rest of our photos.”

 

9)  Frameboy Wedding Films

BEST FORNext Day Edit
SERVICESThe Next Day Edit

Next Day Edit with Photography

The Wedding Film

The Photo + Video Hybrid

WEBSITEhttps://www.frameboyweddingfilms.com/packages
ADDRESS154A Hoon Hay Road, Hoon Hay, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Frameboy Wedding Films offers three packages to commemorate your wedding day: the next day edit, wedding film, and the photo + video hybrid. You may contact their team for a more detailed explanation of the packages.

You can stream the videos on their website or download them to your computer or favourite device. A hard drive with all the original camera files along with all your edited videos is also available as an additional purchase.

For a no-obligation meeting in person or if you have any questions, you may get in touch with Frameboy Wedding Films here.

Highlights

  • Offers three value wedding packages
  • Photography and videography services are available
  • Online gallery available

Customer Reviews

Here’s the feedback of Nicole Gibb on Facebook:

“Rowan was absolutely amazing, we couldn’t fault him at all. My now husband and I aren’t particularly comfortable in front of the camera but he made sure we were comfortable before our wedding day with an engagement shoot. On the day we didn’t know he was there and managed to capture the most amazing photos and video shots. Both the videos and photos were stunning. Plenty of pictures and videos for us to look through and the main videos are something we will treasure forever. He made the video work so well with the music and captured the day as we remembered it. Cannot fault him

 

10) Rebecca Claridge Photography

BEST FORUnique Shoot Locations
SERVICESWeddings, Couples, Portraits, Commercial, Landscape
WEBSITEhttps://rebeccaclaridge.com/
ADDRESSGerald St near Kildare Tce, Lincoln 7608, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
021 041 3510
OPERATING HOURSContact for more information

A wedding is a one-time thing, so it needs to be remembered in its special way. From the preparation to the wedding ceremony and even the after-party; each encases a different emotion and memory worth keeping, and Rebecca knows exactly how to shoot it beautifully.

Rebecca Claridge is a wedding photographer known for being genuine when it comes to taking pictures, having a style that’s real, authentic and emotive. She makes sure no memory is left uncaptured– even the fleeting moments are deemed as important as the rest.

Let Rebecca Claridge Photography accompany you through taking the most beautiful pictures you’ll receive in your lifetime. Have the beauty of New Zealand be embodied in your wedding pictures, encasing jaw-dropping background and views you’d want to keep in your memories, together with your significant other.

Highlights

  • Personalised Shoots
  • Candid Takes
  • Varied Expertise

Customer Reviews

“Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Rebecca is very professional and extremely talented! We are so glad that she was there to capture our big day! Totally recommend her. She definitely went above and beyond!”

 

11)  Midge Edine Photography

BEST FORLovely Photos and Videos
SERVICESWedding & Lifestyle Photography
WEBSITEhttps://midgeedinephotography.com/
ADDRESSChristchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 27 351 1832
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

Midge Edine Photography is a Christchurch based photographer who specializes in immortalizing moments and emotions during weddings through lovely photos and videos! Believing that no wedding is the team, Midge and her team prepare custom packages tailored to the style, budget, and vision of their clients.

Highlights

  • Christchurch based photographer
  • Lovely photos and videos
  • Tailored custom packages

Customer Reviews

On Facebook, Juguilon Renz writes:

“Working with midge Photography on my weddig was amazing, they are very impressive, flexible and professional. I love what they do in photography. Midge is creative and wonderful. Receiving our photos in personalize stick is a bonus. Diffinely want to work with them again and highly reccomend as they give very reasonable price and astounding work.”

 

12) Handmade Photography

BEST FOROrganic, Fun & Relaxed Wedding Photos
SERVICESWedding Photography
WEBSITEhttps://www.handmadephotography.co.nz/wedding/
ADDRESS14A Hackthorne Road, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 210 239 4395
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9am – 4pm

For couples who want a down to earth, relaxed, and joyful wedding and they’re looking for someone to capture the soul and essence of their wedding day, let Handmade Photography help you out!

They love capturing wedding stories in an organic, fun & relaxed way and showing the essence and soul of your bond wholeheartedly. If you like, send them some info about your wedding plans on the connect page of their website and you will hear from them shortly.

Highlights

  • Capturing wedding stories in an organic, fun & relaxed way
  • Great response & communication

Customer Reviews

Alanna Chapman describes the photographer here:

“Stephanie took photo’s of 27seconds harvest day- and she was an absolute delight to have with us. She captured the day so well and just went about it in the most incredible way. Humble, positive, kind, unobtrusive – but yet her presence added something very special to the day. Then the photos… I was not expecting them to be quite as beautiful as they were! Not only beautiful – but just how she caught the small things of the day.
A most lovable photographer.”

 

13) Kassandra Lynne Photography

BEST FORPassionate and Adept Photographer
SERVICESWeddings, Elopements, Engagements, and Adventure Portrait Sessions
WEBSITEhttps://www.kassandralynne.com/
ADDRESS
Dunedin, New Zealand 9014
CONTACT DETAILS+64 22 071 0946

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

Originally based in Southern California, Kassandra has called Dunedin home since 2012 to which she has immersed herself into the arts community both with her wedding photography and her creative space (Benessere Studios).

Kassandra founded Benessere Studios/Creative space in 2015 and has staged various art events both with Glorybox and independently. Her main goal is to tell the story of connection and highlight what that means through her images. Connecting with her subjects and the world around her, she hopes that she can bring awareness to her followers. Photography is her true passion and ultimate expression.

Highlights

  • Sociable & Creative
  • Dedicated and adept photographer

Customer Reviews

Let’s hear about Sebrina Sayer’s review on Facebook:

“Kassandra travelled down to Milton and beyond for our engagement and wedding photography. From the very 1st minute she was so personable and creative – always making sure we were both comfortable, not feeling awkward and surrounded by beautiful scenery for pictures.

10/10 recommendation for anyone wanting amazing pictures for any occasion … and a great laugh at the same time ♡”

 

14)  The Woods Photography

BEST FORFine Art Wedding and Landscape Photography
SERVICESWedding & Landscape Photography
WEBSITEhttp://www.thewoodsphotography.co.nz/home
ADDRESSNelson, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 027 726 8704

[email protected]

www.facebook.com/thewoodsphotography

@thewoodsphotographynz

OPERATING HOURS

Brad and Clouds, a married photographic team, make up The Woods Photography. Photography has been something they’ve both been into for years, especially after they’ve had their own wedding in 2012.

They both love the people, documentation and creativity involved in documenting weddings. They are passionate about capturing emotions. Brad is the crowd-wrangler and camera gear ‘fount of knowledge’, and Clouds is the ‘ladies touch’ and editing-cave dweller. They travel all over New Zealand photographing beautiful people and places.

Highlights

  • Experienced husband and wife photographic team
  • Passionate about capturing emotions
  • Can travel all over NZ for your wedding shoot

 

15)  Bethany Howarth

Bethany Howarth's Photography

BEST FORStunning & Natural Photoshoots
SERVICESWedding Photography
WEBSITEhttps://www.bethanyhowarth.com/
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 22 521 3311
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Wednesday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 5pm

What’s amazing about Bethany Howarth is that by working together (more like having fun and just enjoying), you can have a really stunning picture. Even so if there’s nature around or a mild light around a place — she knows how to optimise that picture for a genuine and natural look.

Her method is unique compared to other photographers. For certain photos, you are going to be guided by Bethany through making gentle adjustments that will allow for more expression.

Beth is a Junebug back-to-back winner for engagement photos too. That tells you why we think she’s one of the best wedding photographers in Christchurch.

In other words, sheer talent wins her a place in our list of the best wedding photographers in Christchurch. Being able to capture a picturesque scene of the couple where seagulls are flying in the sky, or with the couple being under a rainbow — those rare moments require supernatural timing!

Highlights

  • Genuine and natural photos
  • Guides or adjusts you during formal photo shoots
  • Award-winning photographer

Customer Reviews

Amy Gilby-On, one client, writes a review on Facebook:

“Beth was our photographer for our wedding in August and I can’t believe I haven’t left her a review yet! She was so professional and reassuring and captured the day so naturally as it unfolded. We will treasure her photos forever and are so grateful we found her.”

 

16)  My Wedding Photographer Ltd.

My Wedding Photographer Ltd.'s Photography

BEST FORDocumentary Style Wedding Photography
SERVICESGetting Ready, Ceremony, Family Formals, Location Shoot, Reception
WEBSITEhttps://www.myweddingphotographer.co.nz
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS027 934 9139
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm

For classic and straightforward pictures of your wedding, check out My Wedding Photography.

Thomas Pickard runs the company in his signature documentary style with no fuss. So wherever you want to have your shoot in New Zealand, you will not miss any fun you have had with your partner.

Your experience from preparation and trying to look great up to the marriage and reception is captured vividly, telling a narrative for you to hold and remember with your one and only.

From three packages, you get a set amount of high resolution pictures, a meeting with the photographer, and some pointers for you in order to have the best possible picture.

Thomas is well-travelled photographer and has experience in contributing pictures for businesses and magazines, which explains his style or method.

Highlights

  • Signature documentary style
  • Well-travelled and experienced photographer
  • Select from 3 packages

Customer Reviews

Here’s what Alfred has to say as posted on the website:

“Exceptional photographer, willing to accommodate anything. Very talented and personable. Goes the extra mile. I would recommend him to any couple wanting to get amazing photos of their special day!”

 

17) Claire Blackall Photography

BEST FORArtistic, Contemporary, Natural and Fun Photos
SERVICESWedding Photography
WEBSITEhttp://www.claireblackall.com/
ADDRESSCashmere, 8022, Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS 021 053 4178
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday: 8am – 6pm

Claire Blackall is a passionate photographer, living and working in and around Christchurch. A sentimental romantic at heart, Claire loves looking through the viewfinder, pressing the button and knowing that she’s just captured a moment, a detail, an emotion forever. 

Claire’s style is artistic, contemporary, natural and fun. Her aim is to create timeless, highly emotive images that capture and embody the true essence of one’s self – images from your wedding that bring a smile to your face every time you look at them. Claire loves to know her clients, and connect with them.

Highlights

  • Artistic, contemporary, natural and fun style
  • Creates timeless, highly emotive images
  • Loves to connect with her clients

Customer Reviews

Rose Stedman posted on Facebook:

“Great enthusiasm and ideas, my twin had such perfect wedding photos and we got some lovely twin shots on the day too.”

 

18)  God’s True Beauty

BEST FORBeautiful, Natural, Stunning Images
SERVICESCorporate Image, Weddings & Engagements, Family & Children, Newborns, Glamour Sessions, Baby Grow
WEBSITEhttp://www.godstruebeauty.co.nz/
ADDRESS185 Aberdeen Road, Prebbleton 7604, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS

021 779123

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday: 9am – 7pm

God’s True Beauty’s style is vibrant, bold, colourful, candid and relaxed.

In every wedding, they do real, they do fun, they do beautiful, natural, stunning images.

If this sounds like what you are after, then you can meet with God’s True Beauty team to discuss your wedding ideas.

They offer various wedding packages starting at $1,850.

Highlights

  • Vibrant, bold, colourful, candid and relaxed style
  • Captures natural and stunning images
  • Prices start at $1,850

Customer Reviews

One customer, Gemma Keene, said on Google Business:

“I’ve had portraits taken by Angela at Gods True Beauty Studio a few times now. She has an immaculate eye for detail, and a creative composition to her images. Not only is she a lovely person, she is also amazing at what she does.! She made me feel so confident and beautiful, and I’m very grateful. I would happily recommend.!”

 

19)  Tracey Allsopp

BEST FORMakeup and Wedding Photo Shoots
SERVICES

Wedding Photography

Makeup

Brow Styling

WEBSITEhttps://www.traceyallsopp.co.nz/
ADDRESS
Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS03 337 9771

0275 444 057

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Wednesday and Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Thursday: 9am – 7pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

If you are in need of a makeup artist and wedding photographer, Tracey Allsopp can do them both for you. She is an asset when it comes to snapping your wedding, engagement, and elopement pictures.

She excels in light captures, making excellent use of the sunlight and the landscape with the couple for an Instagram or blog-worthy shot. And in each of her pictures, she’s able to document the feelings and emotions present in the people.

Her pictures look mellow, beautiful, and relaxed, which is what everyone would want. Nothing too garish or mundane for the eye but all done with creativity that pleases!

Clients have said that she makes everyone feel at ease and ready for the camera, despite the fact they can be awfully camera-shy. Also, she delivers even better than what people expect.

Highlights

  • Excels in light captures
  • Mellow, beautiful, and relaxed pictures
  • Makes everyone feel at ease in front of the camera

Customer Reviews

Erin Fox, one customer, wrote on Facebook:

“Tracey was out wedding photographer and we could not have been happier. Tracey was professional and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. All our special moments were captured in the most beautiful way and we were so pleased with the resulting images. I would 100% recommend having Tracey as your next photographer.”

 

20)  Canterbury Tales

BEST FORCapturing the Special Moments
SERVICESPortraits and Weddings
WEBSITEhttp://canterburytales.nz/wedding-photography/
ADDRESS
12B Darroch St, Belfast Christchurch, New Zealand 8051
CONTACT DETAILS021 0221 6455

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 8.30am – 6pm

Canterbury Tales is led by Simon Greenwood, a Christchurch wedding photographer, fine artist, wine lover, husband & father and friend to two large German Shepherds. For Simon, precious moments in weddings happen constantly and can perfectly captured by the lens. It might be a certain sparkle in your partner’s eye that glimmers for a second, or else a brief, wry smile shared with a friend. A conversation as it bursts into sudden laughter. The narrative of any day can be told beautifully in a series of such images.

Highlights

  • Captures the precious moments in the ceremony
  • Great attention to detail
  • Images that tells a story

Customer Reviews

On Facebook, Natasha King said:

“Simon is an incredible photographer. Simon and Pam were able to work with us to bring an artistic and cultural approach to our wedding day. Would highly recommend!”

 

21)  Melissa Grace Photography

BEST FORPersonalised Packages for Wedding Shoots
SERVICESWeddings, Couple Sessions, Family Sessions
WEBSITEhttps://www.melissagracephotography.net/gallery
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS027 337 3041

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

For Melissa, being able to photograph people committing their lives to the one they love is the greatest honour and she doesn’t take it lightly.

Melissa’s attitude toward shooting weddings has never really been one of orchestrating the perfect shot or planning an instagram-able moment, but rather capturing the joy and emotion of what the bride and groom are feeling. A wedding day is so full of moments you never want to forget and so it’s her job to be there to freeze them in time for you to be able to hold onto them.

​Melissa’s package is very much designed around the fact that she knows every couple is so different and therefore no wedding looks the same.

Highlights

  • Captures the joy and emotion of what the bride and groom are feeling
  • Loves what she does
  • Personalised packages for couples

Customer Reviews

Bri and Harley’s review is posted on Melissa Grace Photography’s website:

“Melissa was extremely professional from the moment we met, she was respectful through the process of our religious beliefs and how these would affect our wedding day, she also photographed these moments so perfectly. 

As a relaxed, laidback couple we loved that Melissa slipped into our style and also provided guidance when we needed it!”

 

22)  Koru Photography

BEST FOREmotive & Story-Telling Photos
SERVICES

Weddings, Maternity, Newborn, Engagement, Family

WEBSITEhttps://www.koruphotography.nz/
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 27 373 5740

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday: 9am – 6pm

Koru Photography is led by Tamara who is most passionate about capturing emotion & storytelling in her images, so if you like emotion & stories you knocked on the right door!

Tamara is based in Canterbury, New Zealand but always looking for an adventure anytime!

Koru Photography’s style is natural, creative and documentative, with a swirl of imagination, a dollop of fine art and a vigorous dash of emotiveness. All served up on a plate of fine attention to detail.

Highlights

  • Passionate about capturing emotion & storytelling in her images
  • Natural, creative and documentative style
  • Fine attention to detail

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at Angelina Rossol’s review on Google Business:

“Tamara was fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for more on our wedding day!! So lovely. We really can’t thank you enough for capturing such special memories for us. The service too was brilliant with speedy communication. 😃😃😃😃”

 

23)  Whimsical Wedding Photography

BEST FORRelaxed, Comfortable and Unobrustive Photo Shoots
SERVICESWeddings & Portraits
WEBSITEhttps://www.whimsicalweddingphotography.co.nz/
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS
+64 22 680 2172
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

With Whimsical Wedding Photography, you’ll feel relaxed, comfortable and won’t spend a minute worrying about what you look like or that there’s a camera in front of you because no doubt Charmayne, Whimsical Wedding’s photographer, will make you look and feel amazing.

Charmayen’s photography style is a mix of candid, photojournalistic images – the kind that directly document the best parts of your wedding day – The raw emotions, spontaneous moments, the finer details that you’ve worked so hard on- and she combines this with fun creative and natural portraits for your bridal photos and the first photos of the two of you as a married couple.

Highlights

  • Mix of candid, photojournalistic images
  • Makes you look and feel amazing

Customer Reviews

Helen Hird shares her experience on Facebook:

“Charmayne was the photographer for our wedding day. After having an engagement session with Charmayne we booked her straight away as she made us feel so comfortable which was important to us. Charymane has a such a warm lovely personality that make you feel relaxed. We just recieved some copies of our wedding photos and we absolutely love them. Charmayne captured the fun, laughter and love from our special day in a natural and non-imposing way. She made the process enjoyable and was very efficient! Thank you so much for capturing our special day in a magical way.”

 

24) Frank J Visser

BEST FORBest Quality Photos
SERVICESWeddings & Commercial Photography
WEBSITEhttp://www.visser.co.nz/
ADDRESS35 Reserve Terrace, Lyttelton, Christchurch 8082, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS021 6 333 44

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OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

As a commercial photographer, you would think that he handles only the talents and advertisements. But think again as Frank Visser is one of the most versatile in his field.

Frank’s love for photography extends to his clients, wanting only to give the best quality of photos he had captured during their special moments. He’s open to new ideas and doing unconventional techniques just to make each frame unique from the others.

His services start at $550 for wedding packages, a small price to pay for such excellent pictures. Wedding photos stay far longer than cakes or flowers present on your special day, that’s why you should only find the best photographer to do it justice. And right now, Frank Visser is your best bet for stunning shots at reasonable rates.

Highlights

  • Versatile photography
  • Captures the special moments remarkably
  • Packages start at $550

Customer Reviews

Charmaine Kennett writes her review on Facebook:

“Frank created so many beautiful shots that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We can’t recommend him enough! Not only was he able to capture some great moments, he was also so much fun and really new how to calm the nerves!”

 

25) Emily Nicholls | Photographer

BEST FORTop-Notch Quality Service
SERVICESWeddings, Newborns, Families + Pets
WEBSITEhttp://www.emilynicholls.co.nz/
ADDRESSChristchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS021-1127-263

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OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 9am – 3pm

With over 12 years of experience as a photographer under her belt, Emily Nicholls has provided top-notch quality service for every client that she has entertained. Rest assured that for every photo she takes, timeless memories will be made permanent for you to reminisce over in the years to come.

We know you only want the best person to capture one of your happiest moments, and with Emily’s expertise in wedding photos, you’ll surely find her to be producing pictures you’d be proud for anyone to see. Simple yet elegant. This is what she practices as she knows that the muse in the frame should be enough to tell a beautiful story.

Don’t stress over something that we can easily solve for you. Hire the best, hire Emily Nicholls Photography.

Highlights

  • Provided top-notch quality service for every client
  • Over 12 years of experience
  • Simple yet elegant photos

Customer Reviews

On Google Business, Andrea Allen said:

“Emily provided warm and professional service. In my industry I am time poor, therefore I want service to be efficient and effective. Emily certainly provides all this and much more.

My expectations were not met …. fortunately – they were exceeded.”

 

26) Mel’s Moments

 

BEST FORHardworking, Talented Photographer
SERVICESPhotography, Videography, Portraits
WEBSITEhttp://www.melsmoments.co.nz/
ADDRESS
Hornby Christchurch, New Zealand 8042
CONTACT DETAILS+64 22 065 8283

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OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

Mel is a person you’d certainly want to take care of your photos on your most special day. She’s known to be direct yet professional in every move that she makes. Don’t worry about thinking of the perfect poses or the prettiest of smiles, because she has got your back and will make sure to accentuate your best assets without compromising the authenticity of the moment.

She’s personable, fun, and easy to be with. You won’t ever feel uncomfortable in her presence, let alone feel gloomy. She’s an expert in photography and editing so worry not as she still does the greatest job even after the picture taking.

A person who’s always up for a challenge and is very much hardworking, Mel certainly is a one of a kind photographer you shouldn’t pass up on.

Highlights

  • Direct yet professional approach
  • Will snap the best pictures for you
  • Personable, fun, and easy to be with

Customer Reviews

Tanya Wilson, one customer, wrote on Facebook:

“Mel was an absolute gem, we were so lucky to have her shoot our wedding. the photos are stunning and she so chilled, professional amd efficient at the same time. Couldn’t be happier!”

 

27) MD Photography

BEST FORAmazingly Captured Photos
SERVICESFamilies, Weddings, Children and Babies
WEBSITEhttp://www.mdphotography.co.nz/
ADDRESS
Kitchener Square Timaru, New Zealand 7910
CONTACT DETAILS+64 3-684 8494
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

MD Photography is owned by the highly esteemed Michelle Driver, an NZQA qualified professional photographer that has been in the field for years. She’s attended over 300 weddings both locally and internationally as the official photographer, and not once has she failed to deliver amazingly captured photos.

Aside from wedding photography, Michelle also does Family and Children portraits. From your simple sit down pictures to more complicated shoots, you’re sure to enjoy every moment of the shoot with her.

Michelle Driver’s style mostly focuses on documentary and portraits, but you can rest assured that she can do almost all techniques better than most photographers. She’s definitely someone you should hire if you want to receive only the best pictures to look back to in a few years.

Highlights

  • NZQA qualified professional photographer
  • Delivers amazingly captured photos
  • Utilises a documentary and portrait style

Customer Reviews

Erin Butchers wrote a short and succinct review on Facebook:

“Absolutely amazing !! Loved our family photo shoot. Heaps of fun and beautiful photos.”

 

28) MK Photography

BEST FORAffordable Packages & Photography Expertise
SERVICESWeddings, Same Sex Marriages, Couples, Engagement, Family, Children, Smash the Cake, Maternity, Models, Landscapes, Commercial, Abstract, and Animals
WEBSITEhttp://www.mkphotography.co.nz/
ADDRESS63 Vivian Street, Burwood, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS03 388 3029 ~ 027 68 34 068

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www.facebook.com/mkphotography.co.nz

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

Minnie Knight is surely a name you’d know if you’re a local in Christchurch, New Zealand. She’s one of the best and most sought after wedding photographers in the city.

Her company’s affordable packages and expertise with photography are the main reasons why many couples take on their services. Her experience of almost 20 years is also proof of how she can do almost all techniques possible, mixing both traditional and modern techniques when taking pictures.

Timeless memories captured in paper is what you’ll receive from Minnie if you decide to have her as your photographer. She’ll make sure that you won’t have to worry about having great shots, as she’ll be doing most of the work for you. You need only to smile and have fun on your most special day.

Highlights

  • Affordable packages & photography expertise
  • Almost 20 years of experience
  • Highly skilled photographer

Customer Reviews

Here’s what Alesha Holling said on Facebook:

“Thanks Min and Roy for being our fabulous photographers on 20th Jan. You are both so kind, funny and everyone felt chilled around you. Highly recommended � can’t wait to see rest of our photos. The sneak peeks you’ve sent so far are stunning!!”

 

 


Anyway, that’s it for the best wedding photographers in Christchurch at this moment. Surely there must be one from this list whom you’d like to take special pictures of you and your love for your wedding.

Do you have any questions or have your already booked with the photographers we discussed? If you do, just let us know by commenting below and we’ll reply to you as soon as we can.

Also, in planning ahead, it would be nice to get some flowers in the city. That said, you can read our best flower delivery services in Christchurch to add to the beauty of the place and to your wedding pictures also.

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