Wedding Photography / Bridal Photography Gallery

Please visit my Christchurch Wedding Photographer page for prices.

Weddings often involve many different situations and lighting conditions. As you can see by looking at my main page, I am experienced in portrait photography in many different situations. I bring that experience and expertise to my coverage of weddings, so I am able to capture great images in whatever situation I encounter.
This page shows different styles of wedding photography. I am happy to create different styles for you on your special day.

Click on the picture or title to see edited pictures from each wedding. Please also checkout the unedited galleries.

Holly & Zac's Wedding

Galleries of Unedited Pictures

Preparation

Pre Ceremony Pictures in Colour

Pre Ceremony Pictures in Black&White

Bridal Pictures

Large pictures on my sister website:
steveselwoodphotography.co.nz/christchurch-wedding-photography-gallery

Celebrant: John Pauwels

Holly on Facebook:
"More photos later I'm going to bed. Zzzz there are so many, my amazing photographer Steve Selwood took over 1300 photos in a 6 hour block! He's amazing! Totally recommend!"

Rachel & Stephen's Wedding

Galleries of Unedited Pictures

Preparation

Ceremony

Group and Bridal Pictures

Reception

Large pictures on my sister website:
steveselwoodphotography.co.nz/christchurch-wedding-photography-gallery

Celebrant: Marina Arps

Denice & Sean's Wedding

Unedited black&white pictures here

Large pictures on my sister website:
steveselwoodphotography.co.nz/christchurch-wedding-photography-gallery

Held at The Heritage Hanmer Springs.
Celebrant: Sarah Gardiner http://www.sarahgardiner.co.nz/

Denice:
"Thanks Steve for such a lovely day yesterday. Everyone loved it!!"

Zesha & Robert's Wedding

Unedited colour pictures on Facebook here

Just 2hrs coverage and 602 pictures taken.

A beautiful autumn wedding.

Hi Steve,
The photos are bloody awesome! Love all the autumn color combination eh, they all tie in together. Good job Steve! :)
The one you edited looks picture perfect. I'm impatiently waiting for the rest of the photos to arrive in the mail! Haha
Well thanks for everything Steve and we might have to have you as our photographer again for our second bigger wedding! lol we'll keep in touch!
Cheers
Zesha and Robert 

Jenn & Nick's Wedding

Unedited colour pictures on Facebook here

Click here to view a 17 minute video of the ceremony on YouTube.

Celebrant: Sean Joyce seanfjoyce.co.nz

Wedding Venue: Oderings Cafe, Barrington

Email from Jenn:
Thanks so much for that. After our practice shoot in your backyard, we were feeling really happy with our decision to have you as our Wedding Photographer, and now with a reply like that, you've confirmed our happy decision once again! :) Thank you so much for the reminder. You're absolutely right, and a really awesome, lovely human being!

Laihua & Martin's Wedding

Preparation at The Pavilions Hotel, ChCh & Wedding at Westhaven Gardens, West Melton.
I supply colour and black&white versions on DVD, so if you look at these two albums you'll get a good idea of what I do and what I supply on DVD.
4hrs coverage and 1,341 pictures taken.

Unedited colour pictures on Facebook here

Unedited black&white pictures on Facebook here

Celebrant: Julie Lassen nzmarriages.co.nz

MUA: Mariessa Waddington mariessa.co.nz

Antonia & Curtis's Wedding

Held at Flockhill Station near Arthur's Pass.

Click on the title above or a picture on the left to view more pictures from this wedding.

I highly recommend you also watch the video:

Antonia & Curtis's Wedding Video

A 17 minute long film-style fusion video covering the whole day.
This was a pictures & video booking.
The 2nd & 3rd photographers/videographers were Alice Selwood & Emily Selwood.

Click to view the video on YouTube

Celebrant: Sean Joyce seanfjoyce.co.nz

MUA: Leanne McCurrie beautifulmakeup.co.nz

Hinton's Wedding Video

This was a videography booking. Click the title to view the video on YouTube.

The response I got when the bride saw this video:
"Oh Steve... the video is incredible!!! I've just watch it three times and see something new I didn't see each time... especially precious for me who hardly remembers much of the ceremony... it was all a blur!
.....
It is exceptional what you have done....."

Response from Dina Hinton of Hinton's:
You have done an incredible job and really appreciate being able to pop this on our website.
I'll make sure to pass your name on to everyone that comes through - you have done a stunning job. Thanks, Dina

From groom Patrick:

Dear Steve,
It has been 3 months since you took a video of our wedding at Hinton's in Christchurch.
I have been meaning to write to you since then to express my heartfelt THANKS for the video you produced of that day.
I initially had my reservations about the need for us to spend any of our limited wedding budget on a video thinking that we would get enough memories from the still photo's we had arranged plus we would have the chance to throw a video camera at a family member and get them to take some video.

That would have been without doubt the WORST decision I may have ever made......What you produced is simply STUNNING.... and I am at a loss for words to explain how absolutely treasured this video is to Athalie, myself and our children.

Your skill and professionalism on the day, where you managed to capture so much from so many different angles and you did all this while being very unobtrusive, has been matched by the way you have put the finished product together.

The first time I watched it I was in tears (which is quite unusual for me) within the first minute as I got to see my beautiful bride and my daughters getting ready and there are truly some priceless shots of my youngest two that I would never have seen but for you!

I am responsible for quite a few of the 250 odd views our wedding video has had on youtube and every time I watch it, there is something new that catches my eye or a memory of that fabulous day that is piqued.

For any of your prospective clients that are weighing up the option of getting a video of their special day I have two words..... DO IT!!.

Everyone has a limited budget and weddings are expensive whatever way you do it....the day goes so quick and its very stressful for the Bride and Groom and the Wedding party, you miss so much of what happens and memories fade fast afterwards....but if you have something like we have now with this video you have produced Steve....the memories last forever!!

Thank you
Kind regards
Patrick Dennehy

Celebrant: Julie Lassen nzmarriages.co.nz

Jodyne & Thaddeus's Wedding

Preparation pictures and the ceremony and pictures afterwards at Rosemount.
5hrs coverage and 3163 pictures taken and supplied on DVD.

Jodyne's comment after receiving their DVD:
Thank you so much for all your work and for all the wonderful/ beautiful photos. We are so thrilled :)

Sassy & Eamonn's Wedding

2hrs coverage in Woodham Park, ChCh and 1081 pictures supplied on DVD.

Unedited pictures on Facebook

Hayley & Amos's Wedding

Held at Gore Bay.
2872 pictures taken plus video of the preparation, ceremony and speeches.

The thank you card created by Hayley & Amos to thank people with pictures I took.
It's great to see my work being used like this :)

Card from Hayley & Amos:
Dear Steve.
Thank you for your efforts during our wedding. You have taken some wonderful photos and everyone enjoyed your enthusiasm for the occassion.
Thanks again Hayley & Amos

Darren & Rod's Wedding

A same sex marriage with celebrant Julie Lassen at The Sign of the Bellbird and pictures from Governer's Bay to Cosair Bay.

A message from Darren & Rod:
Hi Steve,
Darren and myself would like to thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photos.
You helped make our day the best day in our lives.
We talk daily and share those wonderful and funny moments that we had when we you took all those beautiful photos .
Once again thank you so much.
Kind regards
Darren and Rod

Celebrant: Julie Lassen nzmarriages.co.nz

Chloe & Ben's Wedding

A beautiful wedding at a beautiful location, Omaka Scout Camp.

Albert & Fei's Wedding

Email from Albert & Fei:
Hi Steve,
Just wanted to let you know that we received the DVD of photos. It was waiting for us when we got back.
Also just wanted to say Thank you for being our photographer on our big day, the photos look really good. It was very much appreciated.
Thanks again
Albert and Fei

Emily & Dave's Wedding

 

Carol & Gerhard's Wedding

Carol and Gerhard flew from England for 3 weeks holiday in New Zealand.
On the 4th day of their holiday they got married at Mona Vale.
It was just them, celebrant Julie Lassen, her husband David and me. David & I were the witnesses.
 

Andrea & Chris's Wedding

A memory of the cakes that looked so so good that I never got to taste!
Yes, I try and capture all the little details of a wedding.

Carlene & Lee's Wedding

Preparation pictures at Carlene's home, ceremony and pictures at West Haven Chapel.
Gallery of unedited pictures on Facebook

Karen & Chris's Wedding

Preparation pictures at Karen's home, pre-ceremony pictures at Mona Vale, the ceremony on the beach near New Brighton Pier, and reception at Salt on the Pier.
 

Message from Karen:
Thank you Steve for the amazing photos! You definitely captured some magical moments.
Your photos are amazing Steve so many cool pictures to choose from. You're amazing at your job!! Thank you again, Karen Wheeler
And when Karen realised I was going to use her comments here she very kindly sent me this:
I just can't get over how amazing the photos turned out. My entire family is just in awe of your talent! You captured every moment in such a beautiful, natural manner. Looking at the photos makes me feel like I'm reliving every aspect of my very favourite day. Steve was phenomenal we can't thank him enough.

Nicola & Kent's Wedding

This wedding was held on the beach at Pegasus.

Gallery of unedited pictures on Facebook

Message from Nicola:
Holy crap these pictures are frickin awesome!! We've just started watching the second disc!! There are some amazing pics, you have certainly made our day magical!! Thanks and have a great Christmas!

Celebrant: Julie Lassen nzmarriages.co.nz

Sophie & Joel's Wedding

Preparation pictures of Joel & then Sophie, then ceremony & reception at 236 queen Elizabeth II Drive, Marshland.
Yes it absolutely poured down. Everyone had umbrellas, excpet the groom and groomsmen who got soaked, but they are rugby players so they are used to it lol :)

Larissa & Scott's Wedding

This wedding was held near Rotherham.

Rachael & Nathan's Wedding

This wedding was held Victoria Park, Rangiora.

Haydene & Richard's Wedding

This wedding was held at Trent's Estate Vineyard, Templeton.

Tracy & Friday's Wedding

Ceremony & reception at Bramble Grove, Kaiapoi.

Fiona & Izzy's Wedding

This same sex wedding was held at The Sign of the Bellbird.

To view lots of unedited colour and black&white examples, please view this Facebook gallery:

Gallery of uniedted pictures on Facebook

Dita & Tom's Wedding

This wedding was held at Cana Gardens, Okuku.

To view lots of unedited examples, please view these Facebook galleries:

Tom Getting Ready

Dita Getting Ready

Dita Getting Dressed at the Venue

Ceremony & pictures afterwards

Reception

Email from Dita:

Hi Steve
We just wanted say thanks again for being a fantastic photographer. You are truly amazing with bringing everyone together and in making sure that you capture all the great moments.
I know that we are not the easiest bunch so thank you for your patience.
Everyone was commenting just how good you were and they havent even seen your photos!
I can't wait to see the pictures and the video of the ceremony (you are right! Its a good idea to have this moment on video).
Like I said on the day, best money we have ever spent you are!.
Thanks again Steve!
The Wilsons :)

This is what Dita wrote on her Wedding Mapper page:
"Steve was amazing at what he does. He captured all the most valuable moments of our day. He was very instructive and patient (We had a lot of very loud guests). His price was very sensible and if not on the cheaper side but the result were amazing! I have recommended him to a lot of my friends and family."

Meagan & Marc's Wedding

This wedding was held at The George hotel in Christchurch.

To view lots of unedited examples, please view these Facebook galleries:

Bride Getting Ready in Colour (subset of black&white pictures)

Bride Getting Ready in Black&White

At the Hotel before the Ceremony

The Ceremony

After Ceremony Drinks

The Limo

Reception

Gemma & Cass's Wedding

This wedding was held at Pemberton nr Prebbleton. Catering by WhiteTieCatering.

To view lots of unedited examples, please view these Facebook galleries:

Groom Getting Ready

Bride Getting Ready

Ceremony

Post Ceremony Pictures

Reception

Jodene & Darrin's Wedding

This wedding was held in the back garden of Darrin's parent's house. The reception was at Elworthy's in Burwood, with very highly recommended food.

To see 261 unedited black&white pictures from this wedding visit this FB gallery.

From a thank you card:
Dear Steve, Thank you so much for your fantastic photos. We greatly appreciate how much effort you went to. Jodie & Darrin.

Michaela & Jared's Wedding

This wedding was held in the Botanic Gardens, Christchurch. The ceremony was in Townend House, the glass house with the flowers, and the whole glass house was closed off just for the wedding party, so the whole place was available for pictures. This is a stunning location for weddings.

From Michaela & Jared:
I just wanted to thank you for being so great on our wedding day. The photos are wonderful - we will enjoy looking back at them in the years to come. Our guests were very impressed too - there are some really lovely photos of our friends and family!

Uma & Bidhan's Wedding

This wedding was held at Riccarton Park.

Nicole & Andy's Wedding

The ceremony was held at Millwood Chapel, Ohoka.

Jade & Caleb's Wedding

The ceremony was held at The Sign of the Bellbird on the Port Hills.

Renee & Wayne's Wedding

A dramatic Rosemount wedding.

Amanda & Will's Wedding

A relaxed Darjon wedding.

Calypso & Hamish's Wedding

A local village hall & local garden wedding.

Cherylynn & Gary's Wedding

A small relaxed beach wedding.

Hayley & Garry's Wedding

A small relaxed vintage style wedding.

Marliese & Nathan's Wedding

A relaxed low-key family wedding.

Sally & Phil's Wedding

A relaxed picnic style wedding.

Andrea & Lee's Wedding in England

A winter wedding.

Danielle & Aamir's Wedding

A scenic wedding.

You can see Danielle & Aamir's engagement shoot here.

Brad & Chris's Wedding

A same sex wedding.

Yes I'm very happy to photograph same sex weddings. As usual I just need to understand what styles/looks/ideas you like, so I can create the results that you will love.

Marliese Wedding Chat

I went round to chat to Marliese about her wedding next year. I took some pictures so she got used to being photographed. Click on the picture or title to see the pictures.

Donna and Ben's Wedding

Donna and Ben just booked me for 2.5 hours to cover the male side of the family getting ready, the ceremony at Westhaven Gardens, and the family pictures afterwards with the three large MACK trucks.
The result was 963 pictures and an audio recording of the ceremony.

Janice:
Thank you for the amazing job you have done on Donna & Ben's wedding pic's, you sure have given them a day to remember with the collection of awesome photo's that they can look back on for many years to come.

Emma & Jono's Wedding

After photographing Emma and her bridesmaids from 11am, the ceremony at 3:30pm, the group pictures till 6pm, then the reception including cake cutting and 1st dance till 8pm, backing up 1856 pics & videos & editing a couple of pics till 4am, I think a good sleep was well deserved :)
A very successful day photographing a wonderful wedding.

Pauline & Joe's Wedding

2 hours coverage of a registry office wedding.

Laura & Simon's Wedding

I realised that many people looking at this page won't realise how many pictures (and video) they are likely to get from me when I photograph a pre-wedding shoot and a wedding.

So as well as seeing selected edited pictures by clicking the the photo or title, you can also see all the unedited small samples as described below:

I did a 2.5 hour pre-wedding shoot with Laura & Simon. The result was 754 pictures, which you can see on this Facebook page.

I covered Laura & Simon's wedding for 11 hours, resulting in 1851 pictures (plus over 1 hour of video).
You can see the wedding pictures in these albums:
Facebook Album 1, Facebook Album 2, Facebook Album 3, Facebook Album 4

You can see what Simon said about Steve Selwood Photography in this short video :)
 

Ellen & Robert's Wedding

The wedding ceremony was planned to be in a lovely private garden in West Eyreton, but the weather was against us, so was held in the West Eyreton Hall. We did manage some outdoor pictures when the rain stopped for a while.

Ellen & Robert's Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

A pre-wedding photo shoot with Ellen & Robert. Ellen got the pictures looking over the Canterbury Plain that she wanted and we could choose a nice sunny day, which turned out to be a great option for them considering the wedding day was rather cloudy and wet.

David and Anna's Wedding

I photographed the preparations at the Copthorne Hotel Commodore, Christchurch, the ceremony and group pictures outdoors at Paradise Estate, Prebbleton, and the reception indoors at Paradise Estate, Prebbleton.

Lee and Darron's Wedding

The wedding ceremony was held in a beautiful location with great weather, allowing me to create really beautiful pictures.

Bridesmaid

If you look at this bridesmaid page you'll see examples of a soft romantic indoor style very suitable for bride preparation pictures.

Kristina and Serghei's Wedding

This was a registry office wedding. I was booked for just 1 hour. The pictures were taken on the grass outside the registry office, in the reception area before the ceremony, and in the ceremony room.

 

Lee and Royce's Wedding

This was a modest informal wedding at the bride and groom's home. The ceremony was held in their front garden. The group pictures were taken in the nearby domain.