Wedding Photographer

"There is a huge difference between taking a picture and capturing a moment. Steve May

Let's face it, a wedding re-shoot is out of the question, so please try and read to the bottom of the page...you will be glad you did!

Wedding photography is our passion and we still believe you cannot teach what we do or what we see, it comes from the heart and from years of experience.

So what makes one2one different?

  1. Simple...you legally own every picture! You are paying us to do a job, so rightfully all the images we take should belong to you!
  2. Privacy of your images. We will not Facebook or Blog any images without your permission
  3. Two photographers to capture your wedding day for all our packages
  4. Multi Award winning team of 4 experienced International Wedding Photographers
  5. You get all of your full-sized original digital images, often as many as 1200+, all colour and light corrected
  6. Online fully edited wedding album within 3-6 weeks of your wedding, usually 250+ images perfectly edited
  7. Various wedding packages starting from $2900, including any Island weddings
  8. Modern photojournalistic unobtrusive style of wedding photography
  9. Highly talented technical photographers, using the latest Canon EOS 1D Mark IV digital equipment
  10. Photographers that only take one wedding booking a day and only 2 weddings back to back, none of this completing weddings Friday, Saturday, Sunday!
  11. Photographers that will travel throughout NZ and provide an exact travel cost before bookings

Capture what we see not change it

Wedding Photography is going through somewhat of a necessary change and one2one Photography aims to be at the forefront of wedding photography, leading not copying. Wedding couples that seek us out are wanting something different from the traditional wedding photography that has been accepted for many years. Our clients are those that want the very best in photography for their wedding day. To us it is the ultimate privilege to be at someone’s special day. The pay off for us is not just the thank you cards and the nice emails, it is seeing the faces of our bride and grooms when they see their images for the first time and relive their wedding day as we saw it.

One thing our years of experience has taught us, people are at their best when they are not thinking about photography - how true is that! We thrive on capturing moments at weddings, its the most difficult part of any wedding photography. These are the images that everyone loves, the images that need no story telling, the images that are absolutely priceless. We use much longer lenses to preclude us from our couples and their guests from being actively aware of what we are doing. We want to be unseen, unheard and not the objects of their reactions. This style of photography is often referred to as wedding photojournalism. We prefer to capture what we see. We are not at your wedding to change it, improve it, stage it or fictionalize it in anyway.

What's the cost to buy the digital negatives? Nil!

Your full resolution digital negatives are fully included in the prices advertised on this website. We don't want to take permanent ownership of your photographs, let's face it, you will have employed us to capture your photographs, not keep them. All our couples receive every photographic image that we capture. The original images from your wedding, often as many as 1200+ have all been altered in one way or another, they are near perfect, all in colour and ready for print. We remove the images where people have blinked so you are left with a great set of original images. We do not believe its our right to significantly reduce down the number of your images because after all, they are your photos.

A complete folder of your edited images

one2one photographers don't just shoot weddings, make a few image tweaks, turn a few to black and white and then simply burn all the images to disk and post them out to you. Do photographers honestly do that we hear you say, some really do! We don't.

one2one photographers also don't just edit images for a wedding album, we edit your wedding images because that is what a digital photographer should do. We can see no point whatsoever in just turning up at your wedding and not finishing the images off with a very high level of post production editing.

We will send you your original wedding images within 48 hours of your wedding, guaranteed. After that, and included in our prices, we also select the best photos from your wedding day, often as many as 250+, and then we professionally edit the chosen images and give them to you too as well! Post production editing is where we produce black & white images, enhance images, crop them and make them absolutely perfect. If we shoot a wedding for 9 hours, the editing will also take around 7 hours. Its very time consuming but this is where we can make a relatively 'normal' image look like a piece of wedding art.

So, one2one couples not only receive all of their original images, they also receive a minimum of 250 fully edited digital image files as well. Furthermore, we have been operating our business Worldwide like this since 2001when we first went digital.

What's the value of those edited images?

This is the bit most photographers do not want you to read.

I get confused when photographers include a 'print credit' in their packages, its the one question that comes up nearly every time when we see our prospective wedding couples. I once saw a 5X7 custom print advertised in a wedding 'print credit' package online for $80. The cost would be justified for the photographers editing time of the one image (all of 5 minutes maximum) and the cost of the one print. So just how much is a professionally printed 5X7 print? The best 5X7 print we can order, on metallic paper is $6. On high-end photographic paper, $1.20. That is what we pay as professional photographers for our prints and all one2one clients pay our prices and go direct to our printers in Hamilton, Auckland or Wellington, there is absolutely no need for us to be involved with your printing, you will save hundreds if not thousands of $'s.

Having your full resolution edited files (i.e. files absolutely perfect and ready for printing) means you are not only able to print your photos straight away, but with the many readily available online book making sites like blurb.com, you can have fun making your own wedding book by simply dragging and dropping files from the edited folder, into downloadable free templates.

A Word About Facebook & Blogging of Wedding Images

Love it or hate it, Facebook and blogging is here to stay for the foreseeable future. In early 2010 we setup a Facebook page, which quickly took off and became incredibly successful. We also added a blog section to our website in the hopes of keeping people up-to-date with our latest projects.

Now unlike other photographers, we will not post your pictures online without your permission. This is because you have legal ownership of your images, not us. We'd love to share some of the fantastic images we capture but the decision to do so is left up to you.