Is it wrong to tell you that taking photos isn't actually what gets us out of bed in the morning? What we live for, what we love most about being wedding photographers and why we will still have our camera in one hand and a walking stick in the other is that we get to be part of the moments that matter most to people. We contribute something really big to a small number of people; we tell stories that will be retold for generations.
As part of our commitment to creating memories that will be treasured long into the future, we focus on creating candid connections between people and emotional images that will always remind people how it felt to get married, not just be a beautiful record of how it looked.
We honour the future as well as the present by editing and shooting in a classic, timeless style without filters, Every image is a unique artwork in our editing process, ensuring your wedding photos endure beyond today’s trends.
Together, we are one of the most experienced wedding photography teams in New Zealand and work together always so that we document your day in a seamless way that gives creative value to the small moments as much as the big ones. We believe who we are matters as much as what we do; we will laugh with you and keep it real, always.
Eva Bradley - weddings, families & COMMERCIAL.
What matters most to me is living a purposeful life. I want to look back when I'm 80 and feel like I made a difference, even a small one. It's why I love being a mum, and it's also why I feel so incredibly grateful to be a wedding photographer. I've been doing it for 13 years now after ditching a seemingly glam life as a TV reporter for One News. Telling stories was always something I loved to do, but I soon realised I needed a camera to do this passion justice, not a mic. Now, after about 650 weddings (mostly in Hawke's Bay), I still get excited every time I pack my kit up and head out. Even though the event or venue is quite often the same, the people at the centre of it and the stories that have brought them together never are. Watching their joy and being responsible for documenting it makes me happy, and it's a buzz that continues as wedding photography and my skill and approach to it evolves over the years.
I used to have a problem with the fact I don't do much outside of work other than hang out at the beach where we live with my family; husband, Brad (Turfrey…not Bradley. That would be weird) and sons Edward (4) and James (1). But then I realised that my work is my hobby; it's what I'd choose to do if I had some spare time. If you’d like to learn a little more about me and folllow our recent work, join us on instagram.
Andrew Caldwell-WEDDINGS & EDITING
Andrew has so many awesome talents that it's hard not to inflate his ego by talking about him. Broadly speaking, his job is to be where Eva is not. At weddings that means starting the day with the guys while Eva hangs out with the girls, then ensuring the big moments of the day (like the bride and groom seeing each other for the very first time) are covered from a different angle. A specialist in low-light night photography and people watching, Andrew takes over as lead photographer when the reception begins and his favourite part of the day is sneaking you out on dusk to create something a little bit different and dramatic.
As well as second shooting, he's also responsible for the highly-skilled process of editing our images in our signature studio style which is classic, timeless and technically perfect.
Andrew is the yin to Eva’s yang. Nothing stresses him out and he is incredibly humble about his creativity (he's a 2x finalist in the international Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, but you'll never hear him talk about that). He's motivated by what makes his life interesting and full, which is how I managed to lure him away from his previous career in architecture. As well as commercial photography under his own name, Andrew specialises in landscape and astroscape photography. His work is truly awesome - go take a squizz.