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Mel's Moments Pricing Guide

"Wow wow wow we are blown away by our experience working with Mel. Mel as a person is amazing and fit into our wedding group perfectly. Mel as a photographer... We are unbelievably happy!!!! The photos & video and stunning! Her service in delivering then to us, impeccable!Definitely using her for future work. Definitely using her for future work."

Courtaney & Justin Stent

Groom Prep - Nicholas Britton

You want a wedding photographer who embraces your awkward feelings about pictures and your fears about where to put your hands -- someone who can release your beautiful inner butterfly. Wait, did I really just say that outloud? That sounds like something out of a cheesy rom com.

**don't get me wrong, I love a good movie binge**

But seriously, every client I've ever worked with has said to me at some point in time, "Hey, we're really awkward and not photogenic, so we're going to need, like, A LOT of direction." I. GET. IT. And here's another shocker, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MODEL TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL, "DAMN-I-LOOK-GOOD" WEDDING PHOTOS! You just need a wedding photographer who is kick-ass skilled and intentional about bringing out your own natural, kick-ass personalities and vibes on your wedding day. Here's the truth, lots of people can take a decent photo and call themselves a photographer. But few photographers are skilled enough to take your images to another level of artistry and connection that you'll be proud to print and share with your grandkids. That's where I come in!!

Hey! I'm Mel, a kick-ass wedding photographer from Christchurch, New Zealand. I get excited about creating connection with brides and grooms so that we can burst through the awkward moments of having their pictures taken, and tell their story honestly and beautifully. Your story is one of a kind, and deserves to be told with intention no matter what it looks like. My promise to you is to celebrate your awkwardness, to take you into a closet for a moment on your wedding day so you take a minute to relish what the freak is happening (You're getting MARRIED!!), to make sure that your wedding day story is true to you, to have a drink with you and dance to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" with you on the dance floor, and to never stop looking for those missed moments and hidden memories that will tell your story best.

You + Me = Adorably awkward dance moves and wedding photos that will make your heart sing -- So let's do the dang thing! Click here to get in touch and see if we're the perfect fit for each other!

Kim McKay _ Hanmer Springs Nov 2019

Your once in a life time day documented how it happens. A natural and journalistic approach to show your fairy tale day for years to come. From all the big moment's to the little sneaky kisses. The wild parties and intimate gatherings. Let's adventure into the wild or gather at the church.

Let's grab a coffee or a beer and get to know each other. I want to not only be your photographer, but a friend you can count on. Let's get rid of the awkwardness and get you relaxed in front of that camera. I know majority of people are not so comfortable in front of the camera, my job is to give you a few tips and directions when needed. Most of all to capture the love you share together.

It is so important to make sure you choose a photographer you get along with. I'm the type of photographer who is not only subtle and in the back round but can also take charge when necessary. I genuinely put my heart and soul into my photography. I work my absolute but off to make sure I can give you the best experience possible. You cannot do over a wedding, so let's make this as magical as possible.

You can contact me at all times of the day and night. No question is stupid, I am just as excited about your day as you are.

Flick me an email, a text or a phone call. Let's get chatting!

"If you’re looking for a photographer who is flexible, relaxed, FUNNY, reliable and great at what she does then Mel is the one for you. She attended and photographed my wedding on 12th December 2019 and she has captured our day beautifully. She is one hell of a photographer and lady. Her communication was fantastic and she helped me prepare for and on my wedding day in more ways than she knows. We are so so grateful we found Mel. We feel like some of the luckiest people right now. Still buzzing from our special day and being able to see some of our photos so soon is just incredible. Such a crazy day of emotions and we are so glad that we had Mel to catch the most special moments of our lives and let time stand still! I could go on forever but Mel, you made our day complete! Thank you for joining us. We appreciate you and all you do. Never change, you rock!!

The Caldwell's - December 2019

"Mel was our photographer for our wedding on Saturday just been, she made us feel relaxed and comfortable especially since my husband and I don't really like our photo been taken. She was quick showing us a sneak peak and sending through our gallery.

We love our photos so much Mel, thank you again 💕"

Chloe Spruce - Nov 2019

Chloe & Josh Spruce

What makes my packages different?

Engagement photoshoots!

All of my Gold packages and above come with a free photoshoot. Not only is this great for save the date's and of course updating your profile picture. This day is super for getting you comfortable in front of the camera. I also teach you cue's and tips for the big day itself. It will help you relax and not feel so awkward on the day and make the bridal photo's go a lot quicker. Which also mean's you will get back to your family and friend's sooner.

"We were absolutely blessed to have Mel photograph our wedding, she is honestly the most amazing chick out. From how amazing the sneaky few we have seen to how awesome she was to deal with we honestly couldn't have asked for a more beautiful and talented person to have with us on our special day!

Thank you Mel forever we will be grateful to have had you capture our day"

Briar Stokes Cant - 2018

24 Hour sneak peak photos!

This day in age, everyone wants everything now. I'm pretty impatient waiting for photos, so I'm not going to make you! You will have up to 50 photo's within 24 hours of your wedding. To share with all of your friend's and family. Also a few photo's will feature on my Facebook page the next day!

Unlimited Photos!

I do not cap your photos! Depending on the day, length of your package & location. You could receive anywhere from 600-1800 photos. I try and catch a photo of every single guest at your wedding. The more guest's also mean the more photos!

Custom Location Scouting

Not knowing where you want your photo's taken can be daunting. I also offer in my gold plus packages, custom location scouting. I will head to your venue and drive round and see what I can find. A secret mountain view, a waterfall, a tucked away garden. The world has so may beautiful hidden secrets.

Drone Footage!

Not only can I snap photos on my drone, I can also video on my drone. This photo was shot while shooting a couple at mount Vernon lodge in akaroa. Drone's are weather dependant & can only be used when the wind is minimal.

The Packages!

Elopement

4 hours coverage

Ceremony, Family photos & Bridal Photos

Unlimited photos

One Photographer

24 Hour sneak peak

Online Gallery

$1850 Including GST

Silver

8 Hours Coverage

Bridal Party Getting ready, Ceremony, Family photos, bridal Photos, limited reception photos

Unlimited Photos

One Photographer

24 Hour Sneak peak

Online Gallery

$2200 Including GST

Gold

11 Hours Coverage (10am-9pm)

Complimentary Engagement shoot

Full Day coverage

Unlimited Photos (700+)

One Photographer

24 Hour sneak peak

Online Gallery within 4 weeks

Custom Location Scouting

$2500 Including GST

Gold With Two

11 Hours Coverage

Complimentary Engagement shoot

Full Day coverage

Unlimited Photos (700+)

24 Hour sneak peak

Online Gallery within 4 weeks

Custom Location Scouting

Two Photographers for the duration of the day

$3000 Including GST

Gold With Video Highlights

11 Hours Coverage

Complimentary Engagement shoot

Full Day coverage

Unlimited Photos (700+)

24 Hour sneak peak

Online Gallery within 4 weeks

Custom Location Scouting

Two Photographers for the duration of the day

3-5minute Highlights video of the day

$4500 Including GST

Videography

After falling in love with photography, I have decided to branch into videography. Not only can I pause time with my photography, I can now capture the memories moving. A lot of my couples had regretted not having a videographer aswell. Now I am offering you the chance to have both & only one company to deal with.

Video 3

One videographer operator for up to 6 hours on the day.

Package includes:

– Drone footage captured (although, dependant on location and restrictions & weather)

– Getting ready Preparation, Bride & groom if locations are close. Ceremony, Bridal Photos, until 6 hours are up.

– A meeting prior to your big day to discuss schedules and special moments to be captured.

What you receive

3-5 minute highlights video with 1 piece of licenced music

24 hour sneak peak of 1-2min highlights

$1250

Video 2

One camera operator for up to 8 hours on the day.

Package includes:

– Drone footage captured (although, dependent on location and restrictions & weather permiting)

– Getting ready preparation for bride and groom. First look if applicable. Bridal Party portraits. Reception including first dance and all activities before and after.

– A meeting prior to your big day to discuss schedules and special moments to be captured.

What you receive

5-7 minute highlights video with 1 piece of licenced music. This includes recorded audio from speeches and ceremony.

Raw ceremony & speech footage

24 hour sneak peak of 1-2min highlights

$1750

Video 1

One camera operator for up to 10 hours on the day.

Package includes:

– Drone footage captured (although, dependant on location and restrictions & weather permitting)

– Getting ready preparation for bride and groom. First look if applicable. Ceremony. Bridal Portraits. Reception including first dance and all activities before and afterwards. Sunset video weather permitting

– A meeting prior to your big day to discuss schedules and special moments to be captured.

What you receive

Raw ceremony & speech footage

15minute film of your day

5-7minute highlight film

24 hour sneak peak of 1-2min

$2200

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