Patina Photography
Hawkes Bay Wedding Photographer

 Hawkes Bay Wedding Photographer | Summer wedding photographs at Te Mata Peak, Hastings

Hawkes Bay Wedding Photographer | Summer wedding photographs at Te Mata Peak, Hastings


You had me at Hello.

We are a husband and wife team, travelling side by side telling stories of love. We are New Zealand wedding photographers, and we’ve fallen in love with travelling and photographing couples wherever they are, and with the people they care most about.

We regularly photograph weddings in Hawkes Bay (James is originally from Hastings) and we would love to hear about your wedding and what you are planning.


Hawkes Bay Wedding Photography

Click the links below to see some of our recent Hawkes Bay weddings and portrait sessions


ABOUT Patina

We are a wife and husband team – Michelle & James – who focus on wedding photography in New Zealand during the southern summer. James grew up in Hastings and Michelle was raised in Wellington

While in New Zealand we are based out of Wellington but travel all around the country photographing weddings, especially in Hastings, Napier and Havelock North. In 2015 we were awarded the New Zealand Wedding Photographers of the Year by NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers).

Destination Weddings

For weddings in Hawkes Bay we recommend you contact us and share more about your wedding. If you are getting married in Havelock North or Napier we want to hear from you and we can go over more specifics then.

How To Book

If you’re interested in hiring us, the first thing we do is setup a time for a Skype chat (assuming we’re not in the same town). We always want to get to know you first, and make sure we’re a good fit to be your wedding photographers.

So if you’re planning a wedding for Hawkes Bay and are looking for a photographer still, we’d love to hear from you!


James & Michelle