Celia Walmsley Stagebox Photography

Kia ora and thanks so much for dropping in 

I'm a passionate full time pro Wedding, Business Branding, Headshots,  Family and pro Ballet and Dance photographer and am so lucky to live and work in two of the most special parts of Aotearoa - Central Otago, Queenstown, Wanaka and Wellington, Kapiti, Wairarapa. 

I'm all about people and telling your story in glorious images.  For me photography is not just about the images but the journey, the whole experience - getting to know you, finding out what you really want, what makes you unique and expressing those things in images that tell your story. 

Getting married?

Congratulations woohoo!!   

Capturing all the looks and feels on your special day.  I like get to know you before hand and capture what’s important to you.  I tailor every wedding photography package to suit your style, day and budget.  My focus is to create glorious memories in a story reflecting your day, unique connection and special people, for you to share, treasure and revisit for years to come.

As well as your photographer I'm also your local expert, dress fluffer, nerve calmer, friend and source of handy wedding tips you never knew you needed!  On the day I've got your back so you can relax and enjoy.

I'll give you gentle guidance if you want it and then blend into the background to catch the moments as they unfold. Of course we do the family and group photos and I make those fun too. 

My photography style is relaxed, joyful and richly coloured.  I also lay out your images to tell a real story.  I love editing to reflect whether we are given dramatic storm clouds, golden tawny tones or spring blossoms on the day.  If you want a specific look - dramatic, moody, soft light - I create and edit to reflect the look and feel you want and the day we are given.   

Building your Business?

Is an exciting and challenging time!  If you've got a new or established business and now need to get the word out to all your dream clients that's where I can really help.  I work with you to create a bank of 'on-brand' images for you to use across all your channels - website, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, proposals, ads etc to tell the story of what you do and give the consistent look and feel you want across all your marketing.  So you've always got high quality images to ready for posting and when you need them.

Where I work

I live and work in two of the most exciting regions in Aotearoa - Queenstown, Wanaka, Central Otago and Wellington, Wairarapa, Kapiti.  Yes I have camera and travel!

Coming from a family of professional photographers (both my parents were pro photographers) I've photographed all my life. I have a Master of Fine Arts (photography), thanks to which I'm very fussy about editing your photos! and I'm also a practicing artists.  You can view some of my artwork here

Let's chat for a free, no obligation consultation. Look forward to hearing your story.

Nga mihi nui



“Wow Celia! These are just so beautiful! Just incredible :) I can't wait to share these with our families. Thank you so much for putting so much time and hard work into these. You've worked some magic :).” Megan & Chris

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday; it was a pleasure to work with you, as you were so lovely, professional, calm and helpful. I appreciated the lift and everything you did to make it run so smoothly. It was a pleasure meeting you.” Sophie

“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.” Liza & Jeff

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