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Wedding and Elopement Photography in Wanaka, Central Otago, Queenstown, Kapiti and Wellington

Natural romantic candid WEDDING photography for fun-loving couples

Where are you getting married?

Wanaka Wedding Photographer

Your Wanaka wedding at a stunning country venue, by Lake Wanaka or on a mountain top.

Queenstown Wedding Photographer

Get married in Queenstown amidst breathtaking mountains, lake, snow and sky. 

Central Otago Wedding Photographer

Get married in Central Otago under endles skies, glistening lakes and vast golden land.

Kapiti Wellington Wedding Photographer

Golden beaches, stylish venues & lush nature reserves - perfect for your Kapiti Wedding.

Check out some recent Weddings

Queenstown Wedding
Stoneridge Estate, Queenstown
Bracu Estate
Kapiti Wedding
The Milk Station Otaki

Hi I'm Celia, professional photographer based in Wanaka, Central Otago, Queenstown and Kapiti, Wellington.   Yes, I also 'have camera and travel'.

I'm all about PEOPLE and creating beautiful, unposed fun images for you and your favourite people.

I love telling the story of your unique connection and love. Creating images that take you right back to all the feels, love, laughter and special people of your big day.

And if (like many) you hate having your photo taken?  I hear ya!  I help you melt into the moment to look naturally gorgeous and relaxed.

Your photos outlast all the other parts of your special day so it's worth spending time to get exactly the photography you want.

Lovely things people say

Joel & Jess

"Celia did so much more than just photography for our wedding! She made up a timetable for the day of what would be happening when and advised on the best position for the ceremony/photos. On the day, she was a brilliant timekeeper and essentially kept our whole day on track - definitely above and beyond anything we expected of a photographer.

Celia was unintrusive and professional, and perhaps a little magic - somehow taking photos of everyone and everything whilst rarely being noticed by our guests. She also gave clear, simple direction during photos to make them look the best they could.

Our photos were quick to make it to our inbox following the wedding. Can't recommend Celia highly enough, and our day would not have run as smoothly without her direction and professionalism.

Thanks so much, Celia!"

Sara & Liam

"It is hard to put into a few words just how easy, professional and seamless it was to work with Celia for our wedding photography! The quality of commitment from the first meeting we had with Celia through to the wedding day and then receiving the photos went above and beyond all our expectations.

We received tons of feedback from guests at our wedding saying just how amazing and special it was to have Celia taking our photos and we couldn't agree more. The care she has put into capturing all of our guests on our special day is pretty remarkable. We would without hesitation recommend Stagebox Photography Wellington to anyone looking for a photographer!"

Sam & Matt

"I cannot recommend Celia enough. She was so professional and lovely and was a fantastic addition to our big day. Really can’t thank her enough ❤️"

Tyler & Levi 

"Thank you so much for capturing such an amazing day and putting in so much work.  The photos are beautiful.  We're loving reliving those moments. We love the way the colour pops - keep doing what you're doing.  We absolutely love them. Thank you again sooooo much Celia!" 

Tessa & Connor

"Celia was suggested to us by multiple wedding vendors due to her great expertise. We felt totally comfortable with Celia, and she did an excellent job at keeping us on time throughout the day. The photos are beautiful, and excellent communication throughout the wedding planning".

Amy & Jamie

"Celia is amazing and my husband, whanau and I highly recommend her! Professional and creative from the very beginning she made time to get to know us and our love story and she captured it completely.
She was patient and versatile and so helpful across all parts of our day from getting ready to the final ride down the gondola at the end.
We are so happy with our photos and can not thank Celia enough and would definitely use her again".

Michelle & Jason

"Celia has a wealth of experience, a real eye for details that at the time you don't realise will have such an impact until you receive her beautiful photos.  They are just stunning and we are proud to share them with everyone - and to have them with us for the rest of our lives. 

Choosing Celia to capture your special day will be one of the best decisions you make on your wedding journey". 



"I’ll admit I was a bit nervous about all the photo taking that was to happen on our wedding day, expecting it to feel awkward... but Celia was so awesome, in the ‘first look’ photos she guided us subtly but made it really relaxed and genuine. Celia even had our tennis rackets on hand for a silly (but quite beautiful) shot of us on the old tennis court at the venue! I couldn’t recommend Celia enough if you are in need of a photographer, she was worth every penny (and more!) and her presence really added to our wonderful event.

Thanks for your excellent work Celia".

Asha & Karl

"Celia is incredible at what she does!!! We highly, highly recommend her.  She is a great communicator, is very timely and knows exactly what to do to make a perfect picture.  We are so excited to see all our photos.  We’ve had our engagement shoot photos and they are just wow!!  We love them so much.  Celia helped us with the timeline of our wedding day.  She was amazing support to us.  Thank you so much Celia for being so helpful.  Can’t wait to have you capture another moment of our lives”

Emma & Tim

"Oh Celia, we have laughed and cried (happy tears)! It is simply the most stunning collection. 
You have just exceeded all expectations.  We are so utterly grateful it is difficult to put into words.  
Thank you, thank you THANK YOU!
They are just perfect. 
I will certainly be ordering some prints soon".

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