I'm Jamie, I live in Grey Lynn with my music making partner and a venus flytrap called Ralph. I love food, music (can't go a day without it) weekends away at our batch and travelling across seas to unknown places. I basically love life. I have always been drawn to others and love hearing ones story, so feel very lucky that I am able to mix the two with a camera in hand!
About My Photography
I like to tell a story rather than stage it. I am drawn to the candid moments, the ones that in an instance could be gone. I love the posed moments too, but I'm not one to put you into hours of tricky poses copied from a magazine. I want our hang time to be just that; no stress, but fun and laughter with a side of photos. Oh and I love a good laugh and its not unusual for me to make fun of myself to get that reaction, even if it means hopping on one leg while singing 'Old MacDonald'........ it has been done.
If you would like to know more or to meet up for a coffee, drink or chat please get in touch :)
P.S Did I mention I LOVE travel, so if you are having a destination wedding please get in touch, as we can always work something out!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do you travel?
Yes! I love to travel. If out of Auckland I do have a travel fee. If you're thinking of getting on a plane to fly across oceans please get in touch, as we can always work something out! I love a good Destination Wedding.
Do you have a second shooter?
Yes, I do. However, some weddings I feel I can shoot alone, where larger weddings (110+) I recommend adding a second shooter. This way we can do alternate venues (getting ready) and so we don’t miss any of those crazy beautiful antics that may be happening while we are off on a location shoot as my second shooter stays behind with your guests. My second shooter can be arranged in addition to your collection.
Can you hold my date for me?
Unfortunately due to the number of enquiries I get, I can’t reserve dates without a deposit - however I will never book a date with someone else without following up with you first.
When is the final balance due?
The final balance is due the day of your wedding.
Are you into the “First Look”?
Yes I am. I love them and I am happy to sit down and go through all the ins and outs with you if you are thinking of maybe going down this path.
How long will it take to turn around our photos?
As a general rule, I aim to have your online gallery up within 4-6 weeks but during the peak of wedding season this could be 4-8 weeks.
Can you help us with timings etc on the day?
Absolutely! It's not my first time around the wedding track and I can definitely help in this department! I work closely with my couples to make sure we get the best out of our time together and to make sure your day runs as smoothly as possible. I like to catch up with my couples a week or so before the wedding to finalise the run sheet and iron out any creases.
Do you do engagement shoots?
Yes I do and I love them! I include a free engagement shoot with all my wedding bookings. This is the best way for us to get to know each other and for you to get the feel of being in front of my camera. If you would like to look at just an engagement shoot please fire me an enquiry and I will send through a price list.
OK. so we like what we see. What next?
First of all yay - thanks! Send me an enquiry with what you're planning and when you're planning it so I can check availability and send you some further info. If it all fits and you think we'd make a good team, we can then sort a time for a drink or skype/facetime to chat further and take it from there.
Interested in other types of photography?
As well as wedding photography I do commercial and event photography. Check out jamieleesphotography.com to see examples of my work.