Valo Photo & Cinema

We consider ourselves storytellers and that is the best part of what we do. We get to meet some really amazing people, know their story and understand their personalities which we then use to create something unique and special, to cherish forever. Valo means light in Finnish and it’s the main theme of our wedding photography. We like to keep things organic, hence our focus is on documenting your story as it happens, capturing the feelings and those little details that make your day special. Our wedding films are cinematic yet more aligned with being candid, being a fly on the wall documenting the day but also focusing on those in-between moments, moments that actually help tell your story. We also believe your wedding experience begins long before the wedding. It begins at first contact, which is why our emphasis is to create a truly amazing experience, not just on the wedding day and with our photos & films, but with every email, every phone call & every follow-up. We travel across New Zealand and beyond, so feel free to message or call us and we look forward to creating some great memories for you!

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Ella & brendan smith
17 December 2019

Rohan and Laura are the dream team. They filmed, edited and delivered the most incredible wedding video that captured 'us' so perfectly. Their communication is impeccable, they are friendly, enthusiastic and easy going. I was slightly anxious that having two videographers plus a photographer would feel a bit like paparazzi, but they were so discreet I hardly remember them being there. Nothing was a problem, including when I asked for a couple of small edits (personal preference) to be made. The video was delivered on time which was an incredibly quick turnaround and the end result speaks for itself. Thank you Rohan and Laura, you have given us memories to last a lifetime!

Jesse bowden
25 November 2019

I highly recomend Valo and Photo Cinema. They did such an incredible job of our short wedding film. The amount of effort they put into it really showed they had a passion for filming. I was really impressed with how comfortable they made us feel and how professional they were. They let us get creative with them and it was a great experience for sure. Worth the price and time! 10/10 Thank you Valo Photo & Cinema for capturing our day.

Suzi Bowden
25 November 2019

100% would (and already have) recommended Valo. We eloped a few weeks ago and had Rohan and Laura shoot our wedding and I can’t rate them highly enough. From the moment I saw their website, I knew we needed them as part of our day. They’re professional, fun, easy to talk to, passionate and amazing at what they do. We felt like we were just hanging out with friends, so all of our photos and the video look natural, which is just what we were after! They even indulged us with some Halloween footage as we were married on 31st October. They didn’t seem to think it was weird, they just ran with it. Couldn’t ask for better!!

Vivian schaaf
29 August 2019

We used Valo Photo and Cinema for our wedding. We found Laura and Rohan to be hard working, personable and professional during the day. We really enjoyed having them around. We received a sneak peek the next day and knew that we had made a great decision hiring them. There was a lot of communication and the end results were perfect. We are in love with our video and photos. The video has the best content, background music and voice over and just purely set out perfectly. The photos are plentiful, very professional and well done. Can't recommend these two more!

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