2014 NZIPP Wedding – Classic Photographer of the Year

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).

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

Wedding Photographer of the Year


GOLD – 90 points

Wedding Classic Photographer of the Year 2014


SILVER – 80 points



BRONZE – 77 points




Wedding Album of the Year

GOLD – 90 points

Wedding Album of the Year 2014



Wedding – Creative Photographer category




SILVER – 82 points



SILVER – 82 points



BRONZE – 73 points


NZIPP Iris awards and Infocus conference – back soon!

Hey all,

We’re currently learning and upskilling and being inspired at the annual NZIPP Infocus conference, this year in Christchurch. We’ve also got quite a stash of prints entered into the Iris awards, so our fingers and toes are crossed for them!

Back next week – appreciate your patience in dealing with emails and enquiries until then!

Jason & Aneta


2012 Wellington Wedding Show wrap-up


Thanks to all for coming along to the Autumn Wellington Wedding Show last Sunday, and especially those that popped on by the WE DO Photography & Design stand and had a little chat. We had a blast watching you jump in the Photobooth, pickup and feel our Invitation designs and especially viewing our quirky Wedding Photography through our custom-made Viewmasters!


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We’ve spent the week laughing at the entries for the Photobooth competition, and have chosen Rebecca Christini as our overall winner. Congrats Rebecca!

As a little bonus we’ve edited the funniest images together for a small slideshow for the rest of you to enjoy.

Keep rocking out there!

The 2012 Autumn Wellington Wedding Show

Coming along to the Wellington Wedding Show on Sunday?

We’ll be there. Say Hi!

While you’re along, be among the first to see our still-to-be-launched Design Collection…

Wellington Wedding Show Invitation Collection

… oggle at our favourite wedding photos through our customised Viewmasters…

Wellington Wedding Show Viewmaster

… or jump behind the curtains of our Photobooth and be in to win some Photobooth action at your next event.

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It’s going to be huge. See you there!

The Spring Wellington Wedding Show

Curious about our work? Want to see a little more?

Keen to meet us? To have a little chat?

Well you’re in luck. We’ll be exhibiting at the Spring Wellington Wedding Show on Sunday 30 October. We’re just putting the finishing touches on our expo stand, and we’d love it if you popped in, stopped by, said Hi and grabbed a brochure. We’ve also got some pricing specials available on the day, so it might be worth coming along just for that!

See you there!

Wellington Wedding Expo wrap-up

Last weekend Aneta and myself decided to exhibit at the recent Wellington Wedding Expo. We wanted to create something a little different from the usual trestle-table affair, so set about building a lounge-themed set to encourage people to enter our stand, get up close with our prints and slideshows and sit down and chill looking over our albums.

We found these awesome chairs. But red isn’t really our colour, so we set about reupholstering them ourselves:

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We also built & stained this wicked fireplace surround and reupholstered this beautiful fireplace screen:


We found some other great furniture – a coffee table, a beautiful lamp, and a bunch of assorted antique frames.

We also had a few new albums printed – it feels great to refresh our samples from time to time – and framed a bunch of our favourite photos.

And then on the Saturday, it all came together for the first time as we spent the day setting up the stand. First up was the wallpaper:



Followed by the hanging of our numerous frames and placement of Aneta’s bespoke stationery designs:

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Finally, it was all in place:

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Sunday was awesome! We didn’t manage to get as personal as we would have liked with many visitors, but we had some great discussions with passionate couples and even ran into quite a number of our existing clients looking for other inspiration for their big day next summer. It was great fun!

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If you stopped by and had a chat to us, thanks. We appreciate it. Hope to see you at a wedding next summer.

If you didn’t get a chance to chat to us, but are curious about our work, get in touch and we’ll present our slideshows and albums to you in person!

Take care out there.


How’s this for romance and a little bit of cheese for your wedding day?

Love blossomed between a couple who met at an Apple Store. With a love of “all things clickwheel”, why not have your ceremony in the Apple Store itself, assisted by a Steve Jobs lookalike and reading your vows off an iPhone. As Josh said himself, “… the Apple Store is my church…”:

Hey, we use a Mac here at WE DO Photography & Design, but we balance that out with a PC as well. This sure is some Apple love!

Hat tip to Guy Kawasaki. Full story at Entertainment Weekly. Pics at www.trashyyetclassy.com.

Welcome to the new We Do Photography & Design blog!

Welcome, finally, to the new WE DO Photography & Design blog!

This new website has been a couple of months in the making, and getting this blog up and running is one of the final touches to the site.

The Design half of We Do Photography & Design – a.k.a Aneta – has been hard at work creating mock-ups and screenflows and providing graphical elements for the site, whilst I’ve been busy working on my PHP / CSS skills and coding up this template.

What do you think?  Nice, huh?

Actually, this should just be considered version 0.5 of the blog design – there’s still a bit of work to do.  The page layout isn’t quite as aesthetically pleasing as we would like, but in the meantime as we continue to tweak this we’ll still be posting regularly on this blog, and I hope you’ll continue to visit or subscribe to our feed.  Via these dinky little Category icons you can see if the post is relevant to the Photobooth, Photography, Design or just general WE DO business.

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We’ll be posting across all 4 categories, and hopefully posting articles of interest.  There will be photos of our photoshoots (with a couple of big ones up over the next couple of weeks – stay tuned!), Photobooth wrap-ups, latest designs we’ve been working on, and just things that interest and inspire us, and hopefully you too.

Tune in and stay!  Great to have you following!

– Jason & Aneta

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