I am a Kiwi at heart. Born in Christchurch. I have always had one foot in Aotearoa (along with a big chunk of my heart). I travelled to the UK for my OE years ago and well I guess I never went home!! I do love it here in the UK but my heart is well and truly in New Zealand.
Over the last five years, I have been working as a Wedding Photographer travelling all over the UK shooting amazing weddings. Having decided to re-train as Wedding Photographer five years ago, I have never looked back! I love my job, my couples, the people I meet, and my life - I am so lucky it is fan-bloody-tastic!
I am super excited and chuffed to announce that from January 2020 I am taking on New Zealand based wedding clients as well as my UK couples. Yayyyy! (and I'll also get to enjoy some fab beach and family time downunder!)
I've made my NZ wedding packages super competitive so check them out below. These are for New Zealand weddings during the months of Jan/Feb/March 2020 and 2021. If you are planning a shorter day or more intimate wedding please ask for a bespoke quote. Please do get in touch with any questions or just for a chat! And these packages include travel anywhere in New Zealand.
I’d love to hear from you and find out more about your wedding day plans. Get in touch with Liza!
First thing, get in touch and check my availability for the date of your wedding. We can also have a quick chat, skype or email. I can find out what you are planning and you can ask any questions that have popped up and let me know about any special requests you have. You can then decide whether I am the right photographer for you! I then require a 30% deposit to confirm the date for you. The balance of the payment is due three weeks before your big day.
I aim to have the images back to you, in your hot little hands, fully processed within 6-8 weeks. Often it is abit earlier than that though.
I am fully kitted out with two professional full frame Nikon D750s and I LOVE my babies! I use mainly 35mm and 85mm prime lenses for that authentic documentary style image. I have also got a super wide angle 14-24mm and 135mm zoom I have back up copies of my memory cards just to be on the safe side! In the evening I generally stick on my speedlite flash but power it right down so the images look natural and "unflash" like. My aim as your photographer is to blend in and be like a "fly on the wall" taking natural, unposed moments.
Well you may have picked up I LOVE to travel and the thought of a destination wedding does make me tingle with excitement! I frequently shoot weddings in New Zealand during the "downunder" wedding season. So shout out if you are getting married in New Zealand Jan/Feb/March I may be able to slot your wedding date into my schedule at no extra travel cost. I am always up for shooting in Sussex, London and the home counties and all over the UK. Good news! I don't charge any extra for travel or accommodation costs!
Some couples choose photographers that love taking lots of formal group shots, fine detail shots of just about everything and formal portrait shots of the couple that take about an hour to set up and do. Well if you are after that kind of photography I'm probably not the right fit for you, its just not my cup of tea! My thing and the way I shoot is to record the day in a less formal and more unposed kind of way. Au natural! Yes I can definitely shoot the kind of group shots to keep Great Aunt Gertrude at bay and to document all your lovely guests and family who attended. (Most couples choose to do about 4-5 group shots max). With regards your couple portraits I take these in a very relaxed, unposed way, with little instruction. I look more for fantastic environments or backdrops and you guys just be you. Enjoy the moment alone (well other than me clicking away!) and we'll get some lovely natural, beautiful images in about 25-35 mins.
Hmmmm well that sounds like a match made in heaven to me. I don't either! In fact my skin crawls when I have my photo taken. So I get you. My natural, unposed style will work wonders for you. Let me know if you feel a little self counscious and we can have a pre wedding couple shoot and I guarantee you will feel great and maybe even enjoy the experience. Better still I won't get you looking at the camera or putting your weight on your back leg...etc etc. I have ways and means of making you relax and laugh (and they don't involve alcohol!).
Yep, I am. As a full time professional wedding photographer I am insured for liabiltiy and indemnity insurance.