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 James 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)

Tina + Liam

Frequently asked questions

  • Do you do Wedding Videos?

    We have teamed up with Josiah Nevell Films to bring you one of the greatest collabs of all time!

    Book a wedding film and photography team that you trust to work well together, and give yourself one less thing to worry about for your beautiful day. Learn more about our collab.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How long until we see our photos?

    We deliver a preview within two weeks of the wedding, and complete set within 10 weeks.

  • 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.

  • What gear do you shoot with?

    We shoot with Fujifilm mirrorless cameras and lenses.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Say hello

If the way we see the world is something that resonates with you, then we’d love to catch up and chat more about your plans. Reach out so we can arrange a time to meet and send you our pricing guide.