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Wedding, Elopement & Couples Photography in Wanaka, Central Otago, Queenstown, Kapiti and Wellington

Naturally romantic WEDDING photography for fun-loving couples

Where are you getting married?

Wanaka Wedding Photographer

Your Wanaka wedding at a stunning country venue, by Lake Wanaka or on a mountain top.

Queenstown Wedding Photographer

Get married in Queenstown amidst breathtaking mountains, lake, snow and sky. 

Central Otago Wedding Photographer

Get married in Central Otago under endles skies, glistening lakes and vast golden land.

Kapiti Wellington Wedding Photographer

Golden beaches, stylish venues & lush nature reserves - perfect for your Kapiti Wedding.

Check out some recent Weddings

Hi I'm Celia, professional photographer based in Wanaka, Central Otago, Queenstown and Kapiti, Wellington.   Yes, I also 'have camera and travel'.

I'm all about PEOPLE and creating beautiful, unposed fun images for you and your favourite people.

I love telling the story of your unique connection and love. Creating images that take you right back to all the feels, love, laughter and special people of your big day.

And if (like many) you hate having your photo taken?  I hear ya!  I help you melt into the moment to look naturally gorgeous and relaxed.

Your photos outlast all the other parts of your special day so it's worth spending time to get exactly the photography you want.

Lovely things people say

  • Tyler & Levi 

    "Thank you so much for capturing such an amazing day and putting in so much work.  The photos are beautiful.  We're loving reliving those moments. We love the way the colour pops - keep doing what you're doing.  We absolutely love them. Thank you again sooooo much Celia!" 

  • Tessa & Connor

    "Celia was suggested to us by multiple wedding vendors due to her great expertise. We felt totally comfortable with Celia, and she did an excellent job at keeping us on time throughout the day. The photos are beautiful, and excellent communication throughout the wedding planning".

  • Amy & Jamie

    "Celia is amazing and my husband, whanau and I highly recommend her! Professional and creative from the very beginning she made time to get to know us and our love story and she captured it completely.
    She was patient and versatile and so helpful across all parts of our day from getting ready to the final ride down the gondola at the end.
    We are so happy with our photos and can not thank Celia enough and would definitely use her again".

  • Michelle & Jason

    "Celia has a wealth of experience, a real eye for details that at the time you don't realise will have such an impact until you receive her beautiful photos.  They are just stunning and we are proud to share them with everyone - and to have them with us for the rest of our lives. 

    Choosing Celia to capture your special day will be one of the best decisions you make on your wedding journey". 


  • Jake

    "I’ll admit I was a bit nervous about all the photo taking that was to happen on our wedding day, expecting it to feel awkward... but Celia was so awesome, in the ‘first look’ photos she guided us subtly but made it really relaxed and genuine. Celia even had our tennis rackets on hand for a silly (but quite beautiful) shot of us on the old tennis court at the venue! I couldn’t recommend Celia enough if you are in need of a photographer, she was worth every penny (and more!) and her presence really added to our wonderful event.

    Thanks for your excellent work Celia".

  • Asha & Karl

    "Celia is incredible at what she does!!! We highly, highly recommend her.  She is a great communicator, is very timely and knows exactly what to do to make a perfect picture.  We are so excited to see all our photos.  We’ve had our engagement shoot photos and they are just wow!!  We love them so much.  Celia helped us with the timeline of our wedding day.  She was amazing support to us.  Thank you so much Celia for being so helpful.  Can’t wait to have you capture another moment of our lives”

  • Emma & Tim

    "Oh Celia, we have laughed and cried (happy tears)! It is simply the most stunning collection. 
    You have just exceeded all expectations.  We are so utterly grateful it is difficult to put into words.  
    Thank you, thank you THANK YOU!
    They are just perfect. 
    I will certainly be ordering some prints soon".

  • Sharleen & Adrian

    "Wow, they are amazing, your'e so talented.  Again thank you so much for giving us great memories of our day".

  • Leah & Tymon

    "Aw Celia - they are such a beautiful collection of photos - you have done a really lovely and impressive job of capturing so many wonderful moments in a really beautiful day!

    Thank you so very much for all your time and effort! And a lovely photo of the 3 of us at the end too. 

    What wonderful memories! xx"

  • Liza & Jeff

    "It's so lovely working with you. You are very professional and easy to communicate with. The photos are so natural and you have captured our overwhelming feelings from the day. I cannot thank you enough! Thank you again for everything. I'll absolutely recommend you to anyone who needs a great photographer".

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