True love

The magic of weddings

Splendid moments

Welcome! And a huge congratulations, you’re either here because you’re recently engaged to the love of your life or you like pretty pictures.
You’ve come to the right place, and I’m so glad you’re here!

I just love the magic of the occasion, in-fact I love it all, the excitement, the details, the tears, the daddy daughter dances, and the portraits that melt your heart. Being part of your first day of your next chapter as a couple… is such an honour and privilege and I don’t take my job lightly.

Before every wedding day begins, I pick up an oat milk late, and sit in my car taking a moment to wish my JM couples and their families the very best and for the ability to document their day with excellence and creativity. Besides raising my son Ryan, capturing wedding day memories is truly one of the most rewarding parts of my life.

I’m excited for you to keep on scrolling and learning more about being a JM Couple, it isn’t your typical photography experience, it’s so much more!

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I love creating magic together

I don't believe wedding photography is a one size fits all! I know JM Couples are unique and special, and they want joyful, genuine and timeless portraits of themselves and together with their wonderful partner, plus all the candid moments throughout the day. My aim for JM Couples is for them to thoroughly enjoy their day and know each part is being creatively documented, and all the emotions from fun, laughter, and tears are all special in their unique way.

Wedding day services:

- Engagement sessions upto 2hrs with 2 outfits at nearby locations

- 7/10hrs of wedding day coverage with a second photographer available

- Elopements/Boutique intimate wedding day coverage - from 3hrs

- Secure online gallery to share with family and friends
- Wedding day timeline and planning

- Vendor recommendations
- Family formal photo template

- Wedding legacy albums, prints and frames

- Based in Ashburton 1hr, south of Christchurch, travelling nationwide

Now taking bookings for 2024/25 wedding season.

My Wedding day collections start from $4200

Elopements and intimate weddings from $1800

Click the image above and come behind the scenes of a typical wedding day at sunset portrait time.

Wedding day planning tips

Would you love to know how to be comfortable in front of the camera? Would a template wedding day timeline be helpful for you? Would you like to know how to get the best wedding day photos? Would you like to have these tips hitting your inbox?

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The Process

Erica + CHris

Kind Words

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Once again, we want to thank you for everything. You are a superstar, and we couldn't ask for a better person to be a part of our special day. Thank you for the stunning photos; we love them. You do an amazing job, and we can see that you do it with love! Keep being you. You light up where you go with your smile.

You do an amazing job, and we can see that you do it with love!

Christchurch, New Zealand

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Marquee wedding magic at home in Ashburton

Brantwood & Lake Hood wedding, Ashburton

A timeless wedding | Ski Time, Methven

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WEDDINGS

- Joyful, genuine and timeless memories of your wedding day artfully photographed.

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Asta + Brad | UK

"Joanne was incredible from the moment I made contact with her about our upcoming ceremony. She managed to help us organise everything while we were based in the UK. We were lucky enough to receive an engagement shoot as part of the package, which really helped prepare us for what to expect on the day. Joanne scouted the perfect location for us and we couldn't have been happier with the shots. Her pre-packed snacks and hot drinks were also an amazing touch! On the actual wedding day, her enthusiasm was exactly what we needed We were absolutely amazed at the detail she was able to capture during our day. I would highly recommend Joanne to anyone - you won't be disappointed!"

her ENTHUSIASM was exactly what we needed.

Amy SwaAin and Family | CHRISTCHURCH

"Thank you so much, they're amazing!"

They're amazing!

Nicole & Andy | Ashurton

"OMG, they are awesome! Thank you once again for the beautiful frames and photos, you really have gone the extra mile and we couldn’t be happier"

They are awesome!

Sharon Dickens | Marriage Celebrant

"Thank you so much, anyone, who can get a good photo of me is amazing and your photos are that."

Your photos are great!

Like to know more?

Everyone's wedding journey is different, I'm here with you along the way to help with any unknowns, butterflies, people wrangling, dress fluffing, champagne top-ups and so much more. You'll also find me as a photo director, calming voice with a touch of laughter and your friend. Chat soon - Joanne xxx