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James Phillips

James Phillips

Contact James Phillips

We've been loving photographing weddings together since we got married in 2012. Before this Michelle studied photography and got a start photographing her friends weddings; James was doing architecture and was keen to start a creative business - so when the time came we formed Patina and decided to see where this journey would take us. 
Through this passion we've got the chance to travel the world and we feel so lucky that the couples we work with trust us completely. We love meeting new people; from hotpools under the stars in the Nevada desert, to magical snow fall at Tongariro; the places and experiences they've introduced us too, have been some of the best we've ever had. 
If we get the chance to work together, we can't guarantee that your wedding dress will still look pristine at the end of the day (in fact it almost definitely won't!); but we can say that you will have an amazing time; memories and pictures that will last a lifetime.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

We are based in New Zealand and Australia but travel widely.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I have been photographing weddings together with my wife Michelle since 2012 and have shot over 100 weddings in this time.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

We would love to meet you and we find Skype is the easiest way to do this, However if you are ever visiting locally, we'd love to grab a drink and chat.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

2015 NZIPP Creative Wedding Photographer of the Year

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3 Real Couples

Georgina + Dylan
October 7, 2017
Jen + Jason
December 3, 2016
Kelly + James
November 14, 2015