We are Michelle and Hemi —wedding photographers + videographers who travel New Zealand, capturing all the feels from the greatest party of your life.
We believe a wedding is greatest party you’ll ever throw; this idea drives everything about our business.
There is no other time in your life when all your favourite people will travel from anywhere on earth to be in one place to celebrate with you —we can tell you from experience, that... View more nothing beats the feeling of walking into the room and every person you see is someone you love and loves you back.
There are thousands of articles that will tell you about the latest colours and trends, but the true secret is that great weddings are all about great experiences: a fantastic location, food and drink, and most importantly make time to be with people you care about. We’re not Pinterest photographers, we are about realness; about great times in crazy places, about adventures, and about love.
If the way we see the world is something that resonates with you, then hit us up at the link below —we would love to hear from you!
Michelle + Hemi
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Cam and Rach Heka
23 Feb 2019
We can't speak highly enough of Michelle and Hemi! Their photographs are obviously beautiful, and they are clearly talented photographers however they are also the most incredibly friendly, relaxed and accommodating people we have ever met. The whole day it just felt like we were hanging out with friends and we didn't even notice the cameras! Favourite memory was sharing a picnic just the four of us on our Adventure shoot 🍡🍇 The made us feel so comfortable and knew the exact things to suggest so that we made the most of our day. I can hands down say that booking Patina was the best choice we made for our wedding 💐✨💥🌈
03 Apr 2018
I came across Patina Photography in 2014 while looking for a photographer for my brother's wedding. We were blown away by their almost editorial wedding pictures that had exactly the romantic, enchanting and polished feel my sis in law was looking for! The pictures came out amazing and Michelle was just such a delight to work with. She went out of her way to accommodate the bride & groom, from providing female-only staff for the ladies-only reception to finding the perfect private locations for a photoshoot. I knew I wouldn't have anyone else to take my own wedding photos when the day comes! Fast-forward to 2018 and now I have my own set of stunning pictures to gush over. My husband and I wanted pictures that focused more on the scenery than our own awkward selves and boy did Michelle and Hemi deliver! We can't wait to print these pieces of art out for our house.
31 Dec 2018
Patina Photography was easily the best decision we made for our wedding! I can not imagine a better duo to have follow us around on our wedding day with their beautiful infectious energy and thoughtfulness for 12 hours straight. I've had so many friends and family comment on how lovely and engaged Michelle and Hemi were with them on the day and it truly shows in the stunning candid photos they captured of our guests. We could not be happier with our photos, they will be cherished for a lifetime.
05 Apr 2019
We were absolutely blown away by these guys. We had looked at their previous photos so we knew they would be good, but our photos were so much better than we had even expected! They were so organised and professional we couldn't have asked for more. So good at their jobs and such cool people too! Thanks for everything guys!