Hey! I’m Michael, a Hawke’s Bay Photographer. I live in Napier, it's a cool town. Welcome! My work takes me all over New Zealand and I love seeing and photographing people and places. I love editing wedding photography, engagement shoots, couple shoots, proposal sessions, maternity shoots and lifestyle newborn shoots. When I’m not working I’m all about family, friends, hiking, music, film, art, tech and design. Of late I've been a bit of an audiophile geek and love vinyl, CD as well as high res streaming, so we could argue about the merits and pitfalls of MQA and other formats if you know what that kind of stuff is and want to fight me, haha x


I have been editing weddings for 11 years. I have extensive experience with Adobe Bridge, Lightroom, Photoshop, Photo Mechanic and Narrative Select. I must have edited well over 100 weddings at this stage, and processed over a million images through culling.


I've been a full time professional wedding photographer since December 2015, after quitting my day job working in an office in Auckland and relocating with my family to Napier, Hawke’s Bay. I am now offering my expertise in editing to your style and preference to further support my family and supplement my wedding income.


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