Approx $3500 - $5000
Your wedding is the party of a lifetime, so our photo coverage is all about letting you focus on having the best time with the people you care most about, knowing that you will have these amazing photos to re-live every kick-ass moment. All images are individually edited and can be delivered digitally anywhere in the world. We have a few different coverage options for shorter and longer weddings - please contact us for our full pricing guide.
Visit our wedding video site for pricing
Our wedding films are different. Where most wedding videos feel like they are stuck in the ‘90s; slow-motion close-ups of the rings, billowy curtains, cheesy music, and awkward voice-over. We want to create a wedding film that is as cool as you are. Our goal is to capture the vibe and feel of your wedding, so you have an amazing little video that you will want to watch over and over. Fast cuts, great music, no cheese. Simply all the feels from the greatest party you’ll ever throw.
Approx $1000 - $2000
An Adventure Session is the perfect excuse to celebrate your engagement or anniversary. Because we don't have the time-constraints of a wedding day; we have the chance to really explore somewhere awesome and make truly epic photographs over this time together. Adventure Sessions include one photographer and our travel within New Zealand. All images are individually edited and can be delivered digitally anywhere in the world.
Prints + Albums
All our photography packages include high-resolution digital downloads, and you have full rights to copy, share and print your images as often as you choose. However, we are also huge fans of getting things made. To make this whole process easier; your online gallery comes with built-in access to some of the best labs in this corner of the world.
We travel and photograph weddings and couples all over New Zealand. During the mid-week, we are based out of our home town, Wellington —but come the weekend, more often than not, you will find us on the road, anywhere from Queenstown to Paihia. This means depending on where we are, travel costs may be less than you think. When we meet, ask us for our travel schedule and we will be able to give you a quote for your date and location.
Testimonials + Kind Words
We are in love with our photos! Michelle and James captured the day perfectly and made us feel so relaxed. Our photos are spectacular and unique. They combined landscape and documentary style photos so creatively. Would highly recommend James and Michelle.
—Emma + Mike
Michelle & James, there are no words to describe how grateful we are that you photographed and joined in on our big day. You captured it absolutely perfectly and you were such a dream to work with - we've been sitting here in tears of joy with the most ridiculous grins on our faces looking back at the photos and remembering all the moments and quirks of the day (happy drowned rats!). Every shot is impeccable and so incredibly beautiful, we are going to cherish them forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
—Georgina + Dylan
We can't speak highly enough of Michelle and Hemi! Their photographs are obviously beautiful, and they are clearly talented photographers however they are also the most incredibly friendly, relaxed and accommodating people we have ever met. The whole day it just felt like we were hanging out with friends and we didn't even notice the cameras! Favourite memory was sharing a picnic just the four of us on our Adventure shoot 🍡🍇 The made us feel so comfortable and knew the exact things to suggest so that we made the most of our day. I can hands down say that booking Patina was the best choice we made for our wedding 💐✨💥🌈
—Rach + Cam
Obviously, Michelle and James produce beautiful works of art. You need only to look at their website/Instagram to see that. My husband and I agree that our pictures look more amazing than things actually were on the day. We also really appreciate how quickly we received the final product!
But nothing beats the fact that they made our wedding day so much more enjoyable. Rain disrupted many plans but because of their smiles, energy and positivity, we could not help but have fun and make the most out of every moment. You simply cannot pick better photographers to shadow and support you on your big day.
—Jess + Jordon
One of the most important decisions you have to make when planning your wedding is choosing the right wedding photographers. We wanted to share our day with photographers who made us feel comfortable, who we could trust completely to capture the real and candid moments of the day and who we thought could create art for us to keep for years to come. Michelle & James delivered all of this and so much more. From the moment we met them to talk about our day, we felt at ease and instantly confident choosing them for our wedding. Their enthusiasm for their work is unmatched and these guys are total pros. They took the time to understand our plans and ideas and helped so much with suggestions about the flow of events, as well as helped us to prioritise what would be the key moments of our day.
These two genuinely love love, they love a good story, capturing the little unexpected moments and they love a good party! We had the most fun sharing the day with them, they were relaxed and present, super efficient and smiled and joked their way through the day with us. They were also f*****g ghosts (forget obnoxious photographers with noisy clicky cameras - these guys are stealthy and captured so many different moments!
They took time to understand what was important to us and it shows in the thousands of photos we received from them. They delivered a preview slideshow of our photos shortly after the wedding and we were blown away at all the things they had captured and how artfully they had done it. We’ve had SO MANY people tell us how incredible our photos are and we couldn’t agree more. Investing in the work of Patina for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. If you’re looking for wedding photographers who can handle your crazy families, roll with whatever the day or the weather might throw at you, produce thousands of gorgeous photographs and who will probably be your new best friends afterwards, look no further.
—Hannah + Alex
We had such an amazing experience with Michelle and James of Patina Photography - we highly recommend them! They took time to meet with us to make sure we were confident that their style was a good fit for what we had in mind for our wedding photos, and the end result was an absolutely stunning job capturing all the aspects of our wedding day. So many of our guests commented on how awesome they both were on the day - their friendliness, patience and subtlety was appreciated by all.
—Michelle + Tim