Pricing & Contact

Kia ora and thanks for visiting my website.

I am a documentary style photographer based in Newtown, Wellington. I like to photograph scenes as they happen, taking candid images that capture the essence and personality of the subject. I photograph people, events, weddings, landscapes, tiny details, city streets, vibrant colours, bands, festivals, the fruits of my garden, wherever my eye is drawn.

Complete the form below to receive a quote for your photography job. I am happy to offer a discount to community / not-for-profit groups.

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Wedding photojournalism

My wedding photography style is to stand back and let your day unfold. I aim to capture the emotion and atmosphere with candid beautiful images. You may want every minute of the day covered, or just a few hours – I’m happy to work in with your needs.

Here are some ballpark details & numbers to get you started but please feel free to drop me a line to discuss your vision & budget:

  • Me for a half day (approx. 6 hours), $1,200 inc GST
  • Me for a full day (approx. 12 hours), $2,500 inc GST
  • Me for a full day (approx. 12 hours) plus a second photographer for 4 hours, $3,200 inc GST

For a full day of photography, you’ll receive around 400-600 colour photos in high res along with a selection in black & white, which you can do with as you will. I’ll get a selection of favourites through to you within a few days, and the remaining will be with you within a month. Pricing may vary depending on travel time. Happy to discuss a pre-wedding / engagement shoot at a scenic location as well.

I look forward to chatting with you about your special day.



You have made the event and our people look like film stars! So many of your images will be able to be used to promote the work we do further and most of all you captured so much of the magic of the night which is hard to convey. Thanks so much!


Richard Benge
Executive Director

Arts Access Aotearoa


Thank you, Vanessa, for beautifully capturing our event! The photos you took are truly amazing and bring back so many magical moments of the day.

From the moment we first engage you for your services, to on the day and then following up with the end result, you made everything so easy! Everyone adored your bubbly personality and it just felt like you were part of the whanau.

We will definitely be using you for any future events.



The Kaiwai Whanau


We just loved receiving the photos from our Zero Waste Expo which showed so many incredible candid moments and generally provided us with an excellent resource to showcase the event much further than we would have been able to otherwise. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Vanessa as a photographer!

Renee & Eryn

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre