Christchurch Wedding Photography

Tony Stewart – Award Winning Wedding Photographer, CHCH & Canterbury

Once the suits have been dry cleaned, the wine bottles recycled, and the thank you cards have been sent, you may well get a sense of everyday routine back! As you may well be finding, it takes a lot of work to plan your wedding. In many cases, many months of thought, and thousands of decisions. The colour of the icing for the cake, the flowers in the bouquet, sleeved or sleeveless dress… you know the sort of thing!

Yet, other than the memories that you create, what will you treasure for many years to come? You will of course have your license, and your rings. Maybe the dress all packed up, and perhaps even a dried bouquet. Yet I suspect it will be photographs provide the most enduring reminder of your wedding day. It will be photos that you will pass to your children, to shed a tear in years to come, to laugh at fashion changes, or to simply cherish one’s youth.

Equally, we live in an age of increasing digital access, with many people plying for business in what is perceived to be a glamorous industry. Many new photographers like the idea of becoming a photographer, but have little to offer other than they have simply bought a camera. It can be hard to sort the ‘wheat from the chaff’, and to discern a good photographer from a cowboy, when you have never purchased this service before.

To assist this, I have produced a FREE guide to assist any couple looking at choosing a wedding photographer. Whether contact me or not, doesn’t matter. This is a no obligation guide, that I hope can help anyone in their search for a good photographer. Just click the link below, and it is yours to read at no cost, with no obligation.

Personally, I am a firm believer that it is photos that people will value. Both now, and in years to come. Not just weddings I must add, but family portraits and everyday ‘snaps’ that all form your ‘present for the future’. (This is surely one of the strongest lessons from the Canterbury earthquake sequence in recent years, that we often know know what we truly have, until it changes, or is actually gone).

Anyway, if you value professional wedding photography, that comes with the certainty of results, without stress, that’s where I can deliver! It is my aim to deliver stunning photos, to all couples, to ensure that YOU have great memories.

While based in Christchurch, I am available throughout New Zealand, East Coast Australia, and the South Pacific. If you are planning a destination wedding, feel free to talk through your plans, as the lure of new locations is always welcome.

I value research, preparation and organization throughout the planning process. With several consultations (including visits to your proposed locations where appropriate), the process of planning photos is as extensive as your wedding itself. Understanding your requirements, is as important as photographic skill alone. The result is a wedding that can be enjoyed knowing we have covered wet weather options, key family combinations, and all crucial times. You can relax on the day knowing I have your back. This is all provided with an eye for creativity, backed with 19 years full time professional experience. NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography) Qualified. x5 NZIPP Fellow. 79 NZIPP professional photography awards since 2004.


Base packages for summer 2017-18 available from $2535 (prices inc gst).

A $300 deposit is required for the confirmation of all bookings. Pencil bookings can be held for 10 calendar days only. All prices on this webpage are in New Zealand dollars, are inclusive of GST, and remain subject to change unless a confirmed booking is received.

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