September 1st, 2014 by Jason
In addition to the Wedding – Classic category, Jason also took home the trophy for Wedding Album of the Year.
The judges called it “great photography meets great design“, and that’s something we pride ourselves in. It’s even in our name! We’re not just photographers, we’re an all-round creative team, and every aspect of our presentation is carefully considered.
As with previous years (2012, 2013) we’re always aiming to create something different, something unique, something not seen before.
Rachel & Sam’s theatrical wedding was an obvious choice, even before we’d started on the design, and during brain-storming and concepts, we started creating the idea of a movie/theatre “storyboard”.
The following design was born. Rachel & Sam, in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“.
August 25th, 2014 by Jason
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, when I’d won the Wedding – Classic category and the Wedding Album category at the recent Iris awards, this happened:
For the 2nd year in a row, I was named Wellington NZIPP Photographer of the Year.
August 16th, 2014 by Jason
Every year it’s the same – a frantic last minute rush, looking through an entire wedding season for the most creative, eye-catching, unique images that show something a little different.
We create these images for our clients – we’re working for you, using our vision and creativity, to create something unique and special to represent your wedding day – but it’s nice to have these recognised by our photographic peers within the NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography) as being award winning and some of the best in New Zealand.
This year was something special.
Jason’s images (below) won him 2 x overall titles (Wedding – Classic category – no use of Photoshop, Wedding Album category) and placed him runner-up in another (Wedding – Creative category – Photoshop allowed):
Wedding – Classic Photographer of the Year – Jason Naylor
Wedding Album of the Year – Jason Naylor
It was an honour to stand on stage amongst our peers and receive these awards, knowing that our clients also loved the memories we capture and the artwork we create for them.
Wedding – Classic Photographer of the Year
GOLD – 91 points
GOLD – 90 points
SILVER – 80 points
BRONZE – 77 points
Wedding Album of the Year
GOLD – 90 points
Wedding – Creative Photographer category
SILVER DISTINCTION – 88 points
SILVER – 82 points
SILVER – 82 points
BRONZE – 73 points
August 6th, 2014 by Jason
“And the winner of the Wedding Album Category is… Jason Naylor.”
My heart skipped a beat, and I rushed to the stage to take my award and mumble some sort of acceptance speech. I’ve had my eye on the Wedding Album award for a few years now – when we usually spend 12hrs capturing a wedding day, a wedding album seems the most appropriate way to present that. It was an honour for the judges to recognise our creative album, and thanks to Rachel & Sam for the most amazing theatrical wedding.
I’d barely sat in my chair, when then came the 2nd announcement:
“Wedding Classic… Jason Naylor!”
This was unexpected. This left me speechless. I didn’t know what to say. Winning 2 NZIPP categories – Wedding Album and Wedding Classic – in the same year has me absolutely floored. Again, thanks to our clients for letting us try a few things and create something different.
‘Humbled’ is one word to describe it. ‘Flabbergasted’ is another. I’m also genuinely stoked, happy and excited.
My good buddy Jake Thomas Photography took out the Wedding Creative award. Top job!
Kudos to the other finalists: Jenny Siaosi Photographer; Katherine Williams @ Tandem Photography; and Clinton Lloyd @ Lovelight Wedding Cinema & Photography. Your work was creative, innovative and beautiful, and had me genuinely not expecting these awards. I’m honoured.
July 30th, 2014 by Jason
Cherie & Choy are huge travellers, and New Zealand holds a special place in their heart. Before getting married in their native Singapore, they wanted a final trip to the South Island of New Zealand, and some pre-wedding engagement photos to celebrate their relationship.
We spent 2 days travelling the Central Otago countryside, sharing stories of our respective travels, drinking coffees, eating Fergburgers, understanding each other’s culture, and of course capturing some imagery of Cherie & Choy in this beautiful country we call New Zealand.
This is day 1: starting up The Remarkables in Queenstown, we drove to Glenorchy, then found Paradise, and back via Arrowtown to Wanaka. Enjoy.