20 Auckland Wedding Photographers That You Need To See
— By Maria Ji
11 June 2018
When married couples look back on their wedding day, there are many expenses they realise were unnecessary that left a sizeable bite in their finances. However, photography and/or videography services are almost never on that list.
There are few mementoes more permanent, detail-rich, and valuable as images of you and your loved ones on your wedding day. Which is why deciding on the photographer is one of the biggest decisions for couples to make leading up to the big day. Fortunately, some of the best award-winning photographers - many who regularly travel the globe to shoot weddings worldwide - are based right here in Auckland. Here are 20 of the ones you should definitely check out before making your booking.
Image by Zahn Trotter
Zahn has photographed hundreds of weddings across the globe and calls Auckland home. His work is raw, honest and a little larger-than-life.
2/ Adam Popovic Photography
Image by Adam Popovic Photography
Adam Popovic is a photographer with a keen eye for love, tenderness, and humour. His photography will sidestep the cliched and recreatable images, focusing on capturing the memories that encapsulate the essence of you as a couple.
3/ As Sweet As Images
Image by As Sweet As Images
Some photographers provide a service; Amy from As Sweet As Images provides a more engaging experience, at the end of which you’ll also have a new friend. She is a photographer who focuses not just on the love but also on the kaleidoscope of emotional details in every wedding: the laughter, reactions, hugs, tears, pride, and the fun.
4/ Chris Turner Photographer
Image by Chris Turner Photographer
A visual storyteller and a passionate traveller, Chris Turner brings to his photography a spirit of adventure. For him, weddings are all about documenting the craziness, emotion, and fleeting moments that happen along the way, and this dynamism is something that always comes through in his vibrant images.
5/ Chromatic Bros
Image by Chromatic Bros
The photographers at Chromatic Bros deliver a service that ensures nothing is left to chance or slips past the lens on your wedding day. A premier fine art photography company based in Auckland, they strive to make sure those subtle connections between the bride, groom, and guests are captured so you can rediscover them in the years to come.
6/ Fay Carey Photography
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Fay Carey Photography aims to provide a mix of candid and traditional photos that capture the unfolding of authentic moments. Shot with a relaxed style focused on documenting the joy and genuine love permeating the occasion, the photographs are physical recollections that leave you smiling and reaching for the tissue box.
7/ Fluro Grey
Image by Fluro Grey
Fluro Grey isn’t about the dramatic poses and the orchestrated set-ups - their focus is on capturing the organic moments as they happen, with a bit of guidance along the way. From the significant, bigger moments of the day to the little ones that happen when you don’t think anyone else is watching, Fluro Grey will document them in their intimate, natural style.
8/ Grey Area Productions
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Grey Area Productions Photo & Video artfully weave the beauty of weddings and the story of couples’ lives to compose some of the finest examples of fine wedding photography and cinematography.
9/ Hollow & Co.
Image by Hollow & Co.
A team of creatives led by fine art photographer and filmmaker Tom Hollow, Hollow & Co.’s photographs are always stunning, authentic collections that capture genuine emotions and human connection.
10/ Ivana & Milan Photography
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A husband and wife photography duo, Ivana & Milan’s photography aesthetic is influenced by Ivana’s unbridled dreaming and Milan’s deep artistic soul. Both creatives are romantics, which translates into photographs that show love in its many, utterly compelling forms.
11/ Levien & Lens Photography
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Award-winning wedding photographer Olga Levien and her partner Matt comprise the professional duo that makes up Levien & Lens Photography. With a dreamy photographic aesthetic, and a dedicated focus to portraying the raw emotions and beautiful details, Levien & Lens’ wedding and engagement photographs are must-adds to your wedding inspiration boards.
12/ Lionel Tan Photography
Image by Lionel Tan Photography
Lionel Tan is a creative wedding photographer who loves working with couples who don’t take themselves too seriously and truly want to enjoy their wedding day. A believer in keeping the wedding day a relaxed and wonderful experience, Lionel will stay in the shadows to capture the beautiful candids of your day (but step up when direction is needed).
13/ Perry Trotter Photography
Image by Perry Trotter Photography
For over a decade, Perry and Zahn Trotter of Perry Trotter Photography have travelled all over the world to document over 400 love stories. In a timeless, one-of-a-kind fine art style and in a discreet, professional manner, Perry Trotter Photography will capture what matters most and more.
14/ Perspectives Photo + Cinema
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Masters of light and strong composition, Perspectives Photo + Cinema bring out the most epic and cinematic aspects of your big day in their creative work. Their aesthetic is vibrant, dynamic, and just a bit magical.
15/ Ralph Bella Photography
Image by Ralph Bella Photography
With a documentary fine art style that captures authentic moments, Ralph Bella Photography strive to keep things spontaneous and free-flowing with gentle directions. Their point of difference is in crafting unique photographs with fresh twists to traditional wedding photography.
16/ Soul Sisters Photography
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Soul Sisters Photography has a style that is honest, emotive, and artistic, and an ethos of embracing diversity. With a down to earth, documentary approach to photography, they tell the story of each wedding in a unique way that reflects the personality of the couple.
17/ Trilby & Lace
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Trilby & Lace excel in creating strong, simple compositions that allow natural emotions to shine. Their imagery emphasises the beauty and strengths of human connection.
18/ Up&Up Drone Photography
Image by Up&Up Drone Photography
With an experienced and CAA qualified drone operator at the helm, Up&Up Drone Photography can help you capture your wedding from all angles. A perfect supplementing service to your existing photographer or videographer, Up&Up Drone Photography gives you the ability to get key shots that set the scene, show off your stunning venue, and get perspectives like no other.
19/ Wild Souls Photo + Video
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Wild Souls Photo + Video create natural but incredibly evocative images that turn fleeting moments into lasting memories. Taking only a limited number of bookings per year, they focus on creating masterpieces of the utmost quality and perfection that are personalised to each couple’s vision.
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