About our services
Have questions about what type of sessions we shoot, or what type of pricing to expect? Get a quick overview our services, and the investment you’ll be making for the images you’ll cherish the most.
Services + pricing
Our wedding photography coverage ranges from approx. $4,000 to $6,000. We have different options for shorter and longer weddings, or whether you need one photographer or two. Also all your images will be individually edited and can be delivered digitally anywhere in the world.
Are you looking for a team that works well together for your day? Chat to us about booking wedding video through our collab with Josiah Nevell Films. Learn more.
A couple photoshoot is the perfect excuse to celebrate your engagement or anniversary. Because we don't have the time-constraints of a wedding day; we have the chance to really explore somewhere awesome and make truly epic photographs together. Couple photoshoots range from approx. $900 to $2400 based on hours coverage.
Extra things to consider
We travel and photograph weddings and couples all over New Zealand. During the mid-week, we are based out of our hometown, Wellington —but come the weekend you will find us on the road, anywhere from Queenstown to Paihia. This means depending on where we are, travel costs may be less than you think. When we meet, ask us for our travel schedule and we will be able to give you a quote for your date and location.
Getting Things Made
All our photography packages include high-resolution digital downloads, and you have full rights to copy, share and print your images as often as you choose. However, we are also huge fans of getting things made. To make this whole process easier; your online gallery comes with built-in access to some of the best labs in this corner of the world.
Michelle & Hemi are simply amazing. They are crazy talented & such a delight to be around. Their experience and knowledge is truly unmatched. Their advice was so genuine - like we were old friends. We will treasure our photos forever.
Michelle and Hemi captured moments like they were little snapshots of our memories from our special day. They are the dream team x
Michelle & Hemi, there are no words to describe how grateful we are that you photographed and joined in on our big day. You captured it absolutely perfectly and you were such a dream to work with -
We've been sitting here in tears of joy with the most ridiculous grins on our faces looking back at the photos and remembering all the moments and quirks of the day (happy drowned rats!). Every shot is impeccable and so incredibly beautiful, we are going to cherish them forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I always wanted to invest in our wedding photos and finding a good photographer was so important to me. I cannot say how happy I am with our decision in choosing Patina Photo - we had a positive experience with Hemi & Michele from the very first interaction, right up until the end, and still do hear from them on the odd occasion :-) definitely one of the best vendors we had.
Our wedding was small & intimate so we only needed one photographer. We had Michele shoot our special day & she was the perfect person for it! Our guests LOVED HER and we received so much cool feedback from them about her and how she was throughout the day - how she made the effort to have conversations with our loved ones, how she made people feel comfortable when having their shots done and she captured the best moments which all meant so much to us!! Our couple shoot was amazing, we are both camera-shy people and can get a bit awkward when asked to strike a pose but she made this so easy for us and like everyone at our wedding said to us, we couldn't have picked a better person.
With Michele we really felt that she is in this for the people and is so passionate about what she does as this was all evident to us. It is so important to find people like this, that will make your day feel just as important to them as it is to you. I wish we could do it all again!
When I was looking for a photographer, there was something different about Patina that drew me to them and after our first meet via video call - we were sold lol! I am so glad I took my own advice which was to invest in a bomb as photographer no matter the price because those are the memories that will last forever!!! :-)
Lastly, you captured special moments of us & everyone we love. We will forever be grateful to be able to look back at these pictures and feel as if we are re-living those moments. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for exceeding our expectations & going above and beyond for us. I have had some people ask for your details so I am sure we will be seeing you again soon :-)
We absolutely love our wedding photos and can't recommend Patina enough.
They captured the emotion and the atmosphere of the day beautifully and made everyone feel at ease.
Not only are Michelle and Hemi incredibly talented photographers, they also have the kindest souls and are a joy to work with. It really felt like they were just part of the party! Thank you Michelle and Hemi for the beautiful memories (from the photos but also from the time spent with you. Running around an overgrown greenhouse is one of my favourite moments from the day)
Have you ever been having a great time with your significant other and hoped someone was there to capture those candid moments? Well, Patina photo did just that! Michelle and Hemi were so easy to get along with and we didn't even realize when and what they were capturing until we got our photos back and they turned out amazing!
Every picture is genuine and we had a great time meeting them and getting our photos taken. Our session was so lovely and relaxed, didn't feel like an awkward photo session at all! I would highly recommend them!
Hemi and Michelle are the absolute dream wedding photography team!
They fitted in seamlessly on our big day as if they were part of the family.
They managed to capture all the big and small moments in such stunning detail. They were just so much fun to work with and their photos are amazing, something we will cherish forever!
Hemi and Michelle are amazing at what they do! They made us feel so comfortable the entire day and had us constantly laughing (which made for some great photos).
They captured the most amazing moments at our wedding and even got on the dance floor with us at the end of night, our family and friends loved them. They certainly exceeded our expectations!
Booking Michelle + Hemi is the best decision we’ve made in our entire wedding planning preparation so far!
Our PWS in Tasmania was everything we wished for, and more! The initial plan was to shoot at Cradle Mountain, but the weather was not on our side on that very day. But fret not! As Mich + Hemi were well prepared with an alternative photoshoot location that turned out to be heaps better logistically (no more 2h hike!) and just as beautiful and picturesque.
Mich + Hemi were so good in directing us/ making us feel comfortable in front of the camera that we forgot that we were even on a photoshoot, but just hanging out with old friends. And of course, when full delivery came the photos were beautiful and timeless and we couldn’t have asked for more.
We are in love with our photos! Michelle and Hemi captured the day perfectly and made us feel so relaxed. Our photo's are spectacular and unique. They combined landscape and documentary style photo's so creatively. Would highly recommend Hemi and Michelle.
Patina Photography are absolutely amazing and we highly recommend them. Our photo's turned out amazingly and we had such a fun day exploring and taking our pics. Both Michelle and Hemi are fun, professional and of course amazing photographers.
We were a little nervous, having never done a photo shoot before but meeting Michelle and Hemi was like catching up with long lost friends who just happen to take spectacular photo's.
The weather played havoc on the day of our shoot but they still managed to make our photography dreams come true and we couldn't be more pleased.
Thanks guys for helping us capture these amazing moments, they mean so much to us.
Obviously, Michelle and Hemi produce beautiful works of art. You need only to look at their website/Instagram to see that. My husband and I agree that our pictures look more amazing than things actually were on the day.
We also really appreciate how quickly we received the final product! But nothing beats the fact that they made our wedding day so much more enjoyable.
Rain disrupted many plans but because of their smiles, energy and positivity, we could not help but have fun and make the most out of every moment. You simply cannot pick better photographers to shadow and support you on your big day.
We can't speak highly enough of Michelle and Hemi! Their photographs are obviously beautiful, and they are clearly talented photographers however they are also the most incredibly friendly, relaxed and accommodating people we have ever met.
The whole day it just felt like we were hanging out with friends and we didn't even notice the cameras!
Favourite memory was sharing a picnic just the four of us on our Adventure shoot 🧀🥖🍡🍇 They made us feel so comfortable and knew the exact things to suggest so that we made the most of our day.
I can hands down say that booking Patina was the best choice we made for our wedding 💐✨💥🌈📸
Michelle and Hemi are gorgeous people, which was obvious from the first time we met them (sharing delicious kumara chips at a bar and chatting about how we met and why we were getting married).
They were terrific at recommending locations, timing, outfits - everything!
And on the day Michelle kept in close contact to make sure we didn't get lost on the way to Mākara, kept us cheerful despite the brisk breeze, and somehow managed to make us feel un-self-conscious in front of the camera.
Our photos came back even faster than I'd expected and are an utterly perfect record of the way my fiance and I feel each other right now.
Thanks again, guys xx
Frequently asked questions
Do you do Wedding Videos?01
Do you travel?
Yes, all over the North and South Islands of New Zealand and the East Coast of Australia. Please get in touch for other locations.02
How many photos do we get?
We typically deliver between 600–800 images from a full-day wedding, each one graded and edited in our unique style.03
How long until we see our photos?
We deliver a preview within two weeks of the wedding, and complete set within 10 weeks.04
Do you use photoshop?
We individually correct white balance and exposure for each image before applying a colour grade in our unique style. Photoshop work (adding/removing elements and similar levels of image manipulation) is not our standard practice —if this is something you think you might need, we can provide a quote; however it is generally not required for most people. Almost all the images shown on this site are examples of our standard level of editing.05
What gear do you shoot with?
We shoot with Fujifilm mirrorless cameras and lenses.06
How do we pay you? What types of payments do you accept?
You can pay via bank transfer or with a credit card. All our wedding collections have three payments; the first is due on booking; the second, 6 months before the wedding; and third, 1 month before the wedding.07
How do we book you?
We like to meet all our couples before booking —after all, you definitely want a photographer that gets you! We then gather the booking details and set you up with your own client dashboard. From your dashboard, you can sign the contract and make the first payment to secure your date.08