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HOW IT ALL BEGAN..

Photography had always been a love of mine (I can't really remember a time when I didn't own a camera). Growing up, I always gravitated to art subjects and always knew I wanted to do something creative with my work, I eventually discovered wedding photography and now I couldn't imagine doing anything else!

I was fortunate enough to start my career as an editor for Globally recognised wedding photographers. This hugely influenced me and set me on a path of documentary story telling. It's this subtle balance of documentary and heartfelt imagery that I look for in my images, and has seen me photograph weddings all around New Zealand, the UK and Italy.

I feel so fortunate every time I am driving to a wedding for one of my clients, it's never lost on me what an immense privilege it is to be capturing their wedding and all the magic that is about to unfold around me.

To be able to step into someone's world for a day, and photograph the people that mean the absolute world to them.

I'll be there, capturing all the moments you've been dreaming of, and the quiet, unexpected ones, the ones where you didn't even notice I was there for..

And when it comes to your vows and speeches, I'll be trying to pretend that I'm not crying happy too, even though I definitely am..

I met my partner Jordan whilst we were both travelling overseas. He was living in Central Australia at the time, and had taken two weeks off to explore the other side of the world. We both happened to be on the same tour, and after 6 months of returning home, he packed his bags for NZ -and the rest is history!

When we're not working we love to get out and travel. (That's us in Ireland last year) We've done a fair bit of traveling together over the years but nothing can beat an NZ roadie! We feel pretty fortunate to call it home.

Weddings are my jam. I love it all. The scouting and planning, the madness and magic on the day, kids running around mid ceremony, your mates tearing it up on the dance floor, and everything in between.

I’m truly passionate about what I do, and developing a relationship with my couples throughout their planning process is what enables me to capture your love in the most natural and candid way.

I don't want to be just another vendor there on your wedding day.

Having an established connection before your wedding, for me, is the magic sauce. It allows me to capture the magic of your wedding, in a way that reflect who you are as a couple. It these magic moments that are the ones that you’ll frame and hang on your wall, the ones you’ll fill your wedding album with. The Beautiful Portraits and the quiet and unexpected ones too.

I have designed my wedding packages with the same thoughts in mind, I want you to enjoy every aspect of your day, stress-free.

I’ll be there to answer your call 6 months out from your wedding date when you’re freaking out., and I'll be there to give you as little or as much guidance as you need when it comes to timetable planning, ceremony setup and everything through till dancing

I think what's so amazing about capturing weddings -is that no matter how you choose to celebrate - it's all about marking this important day in your lives and reflecting on how far you've come. At the core, it's a celebration of your love. With all those who mean the very most to you, and who have followed your journey.

Now, it's time to make official, put on your glam, bring out the grooviest tunes, and your fave food

...and party it up!

About Ciara

01

The Ultimate Package

- 11 Hours Coverage

- Timetable and Location Scouting

- Fine Art Wedding Album

- 750 approx Beautifully edited Full Resolution images

- Final images delivered in an online gallery for you download and share

- Sneakpeek 1 week after your wedding

- Full Personal license released to you to print, share and keep the images

- Photos delivered USB for easy accessibility

- Ten 6"x4" Prints

STARTING AT:

$4,500

incl. gst

02

Premium Package

- 9 Hours of Coverage

- Timetable and Location Scouting

- 500 approx Beautifully edited Full Resolution images

- Final images delivered in an online gallery for you download and share

- Sneakpeek 1 week after your wedding

- Full Personal license released to you to print, share and keep the images

- Photos delivered USB for easy accessibility

- Ten 6"x4" Prints

STARTING AT:

$3,300

incl. gst

03

The Essentials Package

- 5 Hours of Coverage

- Timetable and Location Scouting

- 350 approx Beautifully edited Full Resolution images

- Final images delivered in an online gallery for you download and share

- Sneakpeek 1 week after your wedding

- Full Personal license released to you to print, share and keep the images

STARTING

$2,500

incl. gst

engagement session

$650 - 1.5HRS SUNSET SESSION

I Loovvvveee photographing engagement sessions! They are an amazing way for you to get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day!

We can usually shoot a couple different locations which is great, especially if you wanted to do a couple of outfits!

Do you have somewhere special like a family property, a local beach, or an epic mountain location you'd like to go for this? Let chat about capturing something EPIC!!

And if you haven't already sent out your Save The Dates, then this is the perfect opportunity to get some cute shots of you to send out to your family and friends!

additional coverage

$150/hr

film photography

$140 (incl. develop + scans)

FINE ART WEDDING album

$950 INCL. SHIPPING WITHIN NEW ZEALAND

There's nothing like having your beautiful memories bound together a Stunning Hand Crafted Album.

I'm a big proponent of having your images displayed in a physical form. When I photograph a wedding, I am constantly thinking about how the images tell the story of your day, and how they will portray the emotions and joy once they are printed for you to enjoy, be that in a framed piece or displayed in your album.

They're available in a selection of cloth, leather and velvet, with your name embossed on the cover in your choice of gold, silver or "blind" stamp.

These beauties are second-to-none made to last a lifetime.

WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY

STARTING AT $2,200

FAQ

I have designed these wedding packages simply based on how I would want to book a wedding photographer. No hidden details, timelines that will work for you, and most of all prioritising my couples needs so you are relaxed, and have time to enjoy your wedding, as well as create some epic wedding photographs!

I hope these FAQ's help to answer anything you've been wondering about, otherwise feel free to send me an email or we can set up a time to Skype!

um... how do you pronounce 'ciara'??

Ciara is an Irish name (cheers mum + dad) and is pronounce like: Care-a / Kiera

how does payment work?

To book me in for your wedding date, all I need is your deposit and signed contract.

Your Deposit is 50% of your Wedding Package and can be made by direct bank transfer or via Credit Card.

Your packages have specific images amounts.. and I know most photographers only deliver what is stated on the quote.

Yes, so most photographers do only like to deliver a specific amount of images according to their package. When I photograph a wedding I get invested in you, your family and friends and the story of the day, this means when I sit down to select the best images of the day, I usually find myself including more than what will be on your quote. I don't really believe in taking out photos just for numbers sake!

We're having a rehearsal dinner, do you ATTEND this?

I love coming to the Rehearsal Dinners, for me it's a really nice opportunity to get to know some of the people who will be there on your wedding day and see

if there's any advice I can offer before everything is finalised! I would love to see if I can make it to yours.

Do I need a Second Shooter?

The short answer is no. Before I became a wedding photographer, I worked as an editor.

After seasons of editing and selecting images on behalf of other wedding photographers, I began to realise that it's usually as little as 2-5% of images from the second photographer that make it in to your wedding gallery.

Are there any exceptions? Sure, Maybe your getting-ready locations are so far a part that I won't be able to capture you both (this is pretty rare!) or your wedding day is going to be captured mostly on Film (photography) or you will have over 250 people in attendance. If you think you may need a second-shooter then, let me know! I have some amazing photographers who I love to work with.

Do you offer prints?

Yes! Your beautiful online wedding gallery is also linked to premium photographic labs around the world, which takes out the guess work and makes it a dream to print your beautiful wedding images in premium quality. It's an amazing feature of your gallery which means you can order Prints as well as Framed prints, calendars, canvas prints, and greeting cards, right to your door. It also enables you to share your gallery with friends and family (which makes it SUPER easy for family and friends to order gifts on your behalf!)

how much is the deposit?

Your deposit is 50% of the wedding package to secure your wedding date. Your final payment is due 1 month before your wedding.