Getting Back to Real

Can I be honest here?  The wedding industry has gotten crazy. We’re so busy keeping up with pinterest that somewhere between the glitter marshmallows on sticks and the letterpress bunting, we lost sight of what it’s really all about.

It's the people, the relationships, the love, a sense of adventure, and a promise to each other that this is the person you want to share your life with. A wedding can be simple: find a kick-ass spot (maybe on some crazy cliff edge or mountain top), get only your best, most-favourite people together, make vows to the person you love most in the whole world… and then everybody parties!

The dress, the flowers… those things are nice —but really, it’s about being with the greatest people in world celebrating the most incredible day of your life.

Real people, real love. This is what we love to capture.

So if you love our work then get in touch. Because when you're looking back on this moment in 10 years time; we would love to have had a hand in helping you say, “remember that time we got married…”

 
 
 
 

We are Patina

Michelle & James
Wife & Husband
Cat Lover & Tech Geek

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Morbi eget sapien sed risus suscipit cursus. Quisque iaculis facilisis lacinia. Mauris euismod pellentesque tellus sit amet mollis. Nulla a scelerisque turpis, in gravida enim. Pellentesque sagittis faucibus elit, nec lobortis augue fringilla sed. Donec aliquam, mi in varius interdum, ante metus facilisis urna, in faucibus erat ex nec lectus. Cras tempus tincidunt purus, eu vehicula ante. Duis cursus vestibulum lorem.

 

Read Michelle's Photographer Profile in the NZIPP ProReport →

(image by siaosi photography)

 
 

Things We Love

Simone

Simone

Our cat, Simone

aka, kitteh puss meows, ms fluff, shlinky and numerous other made-up names... but one thing is consistent: we love our little ball of fluff. She may be a feisty ginger on the outside, but deep down we know she loves us too.

Citta Design

Citta Design

Citta Design

We love just about everything Citta Design stocks, the way they mix textures and fabrics is exquisite. When it comes to dressing our cute home this is our favourite go to place.

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

We are so lucky to live in the coolest little capital in the most beautiful country in the world. Every time we get to travel around this stunning land, we count ourselves so privileged that we get to call it home. 

Sweet Bakery

Sweet Bakery

Sweet Bakery & Cakery

We have a (not so secret) love of cake, (Michelle likes to joke it's the only reason James got into wedding photography) and Grace makes the best. The salted caramel cupcakes she makes in her little cake and coffee shop are delicious.

Our Wedding

Our Wedding

Our Wedding

Our wedding was the most incredible day of our lives and the memories we have continue to inspire us today. It rained, but in retrospect, we wouldn't have it any other way. To see the way our friends and family came together, makes this day an incredibly special part of who we are.

(image by we do photography)

 

Aida Maeby

Aida Maeby

Aida Maeby

We originally meet Jess at a fashion show,  and she made us feel instantly comfortable.  Michelle loves her dresses; they are locally sourced and ethically made, the designs are simple and beautiful, with a slight vintage vibe, and yet are practical enough to wear while shooting a wedding.