For the free spirited and wildly in love




Hey lovers and friends, I’m Zara (a.k.a. Za or Z), your wedding photographer and creative planner. Mixing an ‘old soul’ style with a timeless modern feel, cheers to the beginning of our newfound friendship! 

Perfectly imperfect, your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure where you get to call all the shots! With a super-inclusive, open-minded approach, I’d love nothing more than to capture what makes your day wonderfully unique and celebrate you just the way you are. 

I'm not exaggerating when I say your wedding will be the best day ever!
Your gorgeous photos and joyful moments are safe with me.

Natural, emotive and film-esque, with a touch of grunt, let me do all the memory-makin’ work while you do you. I’ve got you!

New Zealand wedding photography for old school romantics

Based in Gisborne, chillin’ with my fur babies

More about me

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“Z.S. , you were perfect! Literally no notes. It was just so fun to have you around, and even better that you captured the moments so beautifully and thoughtfully, both the small and the big ones. Our photos are everything we wanted, I love them and so does Matt - and I don't know if you could tell but he's not someone that loves having photos of himself taken (I AM, LOVED EVERY CLICK hahaha) so that's really awesome! 
Thank you so much for all your hard work, the heart and soul poured into the photos is evident. So happy we chose you!

P.S. Granny Susie has been absolutely raving about you to me since the wedding. She has told me the following multiple times;

"I was SO impressed by Zara."
"Zara was so unobtrusive during the ceremony, just wonderful."
"Such a slip of a thing, and carrying all those heavy bags!"

olivia & matt

"Thank you for capturing our day in the most incredible way. Your stealth, kind directions, easy going personality and no worries attitude made each moment so much fun. Thank you so much for going above and beyond with the baby bump shoot, travelling to 6 different locations, 12+hr day & whipping out the super8 (Can't wait to see it). Richard and I loved working with you again and will treasure our photos forever."

amy-kelly & Richard

“Zara was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her enthusiasm, passion and creativity captured the most beautiful moments of our day. She worked alongside a pair of videographers and was nothing but a team player and professional. We felt like we had the dream team! Even though it was raining (torrential), she was so supportive and committed (went above and beyond/got absolutely soaked). Thank you for providing us with the most amazing photos that we will cherish forever”

Michaela & Zane

“Still pinching myself that we got THE best photographer in New Zealand. We are incredibly blessed to have had Zara capture our day and truly believe she is so much more than a photographer. Every time we needed anything she’d be the first to run after it (even with a bridal party of 12!). Zara’s attention to detail, direction, friendly nature and hype-girl attitude makes her the best in business. The photos are more than we ever could’ve dreamed of, providing us an opportunity to relive every moment.”

Marnia & Cameron

“Wow! They are incredible! You have such a gift with photography. You made us feel so comfortable and we really appreciated the time you took to make us feel that way. We are going to cherish these photos forever, thank you.”

Briar & Marshall

"You are truly talented! The way you caught every single emotion on the day!! They tell their own story! Thanks so much for being so relaxed and including our 6 flower girls making their day full of games and laughter!"

Sharnee & Nathan

"We were so pleased with our wedding photos and truly believe Zara captured all of the special memories and moments of our day. Zara has a modern unique talent that givers her photos an artistic, beautiful and natural flare. Highly recommend to anyone who wants amazing image of their special day."

Rhian & troy

Shooting weddings near, far and everywhere

Love has no borders in this beautiful world of ours. Always itching to explore new landscapes and pet all the animals that come with it, my travel bucket list is neverending. From New Zealand’s most scenic hangouts to Italy, Japan, infinity and beyond, I’m always down for a destination wedding or whirlwind elopement. 

These are just a few of the places I’m dying to travel to. If you’re in the midst of planning your own epic wedding adventure, let me know where you’re thinking of and the dates, I’d love for our paths to cross!

travel dates

Hawkes bay

OCT 2021, Nov 2021, Feb 2022, March 2022


14 Jan 2022


20 Jan 2022

7 May 2022

Morocco (covid depending)




back to Japan

ITAly     Canada     swiss Alps

Exploring Mother Earth, adventuring the unknown


Let’s celebrate your endless love




Shine bright and fearlessly, just the way you are

Here’s what makes me happy dance for days

Let’s plan your daydream


Magic for friends, lovers and soulmates

Capturing your authentic, sky-high moments