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Behind the Scenes of Andrea & Andrew’s Wedding, Ridge Country Retreat Tauranga

January 15th, 2015

Just found this picture in amongst the thousands of images from Andrea & Andrew’s wedding a few weeks ago. Best job in the World, love creative Bridal Parties. Steve – Hamilton

Powerfull Weapons Photographers Have

January 14th, 2015

Quite a powerful and creative image, and not far from the truth either. We do see our camera gear as our weapon of choice, in the hunt to capture those perfect moments. – John

Where Ambers Dreams Begin

January 4th, 2015

At the age of 9, young Amber was not only present at her Mums wedding yesterday, but she was already dreaming about her own. So many gorgeous mother daughter moments captured yesterday. More to come soon, Steve

Merry Christmas From one2one Photography

December 22nd, 2014


From our entire global family at one2one Photography, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Steve May, The Wedding Swiss Army Knife

December 12th, 2014

At the wedding I shot with Steve last Saturday,  I captured our resident Swiss Army knife for weddings. Steve has seen and done it all when it comes to weddings, he can even sort a brides failing hair (Sarah) in front of 100+ guests. Ben

The Morning Sun At Millbrook Resort, Queenstown

December 10th, 2014

While I was down in Queenstown with Lexus NZ we stayed at the amazing Millbrook Resort. It was such a beautiful location I could not resist getting up at the crack of dawn ( 5 am ) to take a couple of sunrise photos. What an amazing location – John

Lexus RC & RC F Press Release Photoshoot

December 7th, 2014

Last month Lexus came to ask with quite a cool job, they required a selection of press release photos for their new Lexus RC and RC F coupe.  We told them that they came to the right guys, as John and Steve are two car crazy guys who love taking creative photos of cars like these amazing RC and RC F Coupes. We picked up the cars at Lexus HQ and hit the roads on a two day 500km road trip to photograph these monsters against some of the best scenery and weather conditions NZ has to offer. Little did we know that it was going to snow storm the day we planned to go up Mt Ruapehu. We didn’t dress or even prepare for conditions like that, but we pushed on through in minus 10 degree making sure we that our photos did these cars the justice they deserved.

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The Italian-ish Job – 2014 Toyota Yaris Press Release Photoshoot

September 10th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago we were commissioned by Toyota New Zealand to shoot the press release images for the new 2014 Toyota Yaris. It was quite a fun shoot and I have to say we quite liked this peppy little car too.

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Its been a while, but one2one is back in Wellington

July 12th, 2014

Well… one2one Photography is back in Wellington for good. John Stevenson-Galvin is heading up one2one Wellington as business owner for the region and the South Island.  John first worked for one2one back in 2008 through to 2010, shooting weddings predominantly and commercial assignments. John began working with Steve and Ben again in the summer of 2013/2014 and then bought into everything one2one in July 2014.

So who is John? A creative genius, an award winning visual effects artist and has been working at Weta Digital since 2006. He has a passion for all aspects of media production, foremost his love for photography and capturing those special moments. John has worked on over 20 feature film projects, including  James Cameron’s Avatar and Peter Jackson’s The hobbit. He bought his first digital SLR Camera in 2001, which begun his journey into the digital revolution. Steve photographed John’s wedding in 2011 as he loved the photo journalistic style of one2one and its business ethos.

Steve made me put the cheesy picture in below, the award was form the Visual Effects Society for Outstanding Digital Modeling on a Feature film, James Cameron’s Avatar. Click the following link to see complete filmography.

Hamilton’s first same-sex Wedding Couple – Dianne & Angie

August 20th, 2013

I have been photographing weddings for 19 years and yesterday I photographed Hamilton’s very first same-sex gay wedding for Dianne & Angie.  Our Canadian business is already fully on stream with same-sex weddings, Canada legalized gay weddings on July 20, 2005.  NZ took a few extra years, but I am proud that NZ has now given same-sex marriages the same legal status.  I am also proud that the business my brother and I founded 19 years ago allows us the ability photograph these amazing wedding days.

Dianne and Angie have been together for 7 years, they are so in love its obvious to see.  Angie said to me they have been waiting for this day for so long, Dianne has received 3 engagement rings, awww.

I will remember this day for a very, very longtime, Steve x