Jono & Emma – bespoke invitation design

Jono and Emma were really keen to have a photographic invitation. They had hunted around to find vintage clothing in colours to match their wedding colour scheme of maroon and sky blue. One warm mid-winter day we headed out to the Silverstream Railway Museum to take some engagement photos, which set the scene for their vintage travel inspired wedding. More from the wedding coming soon!

The invitation was a simple card incorporating their colour scheme. It featured a collage of the photos on the front and the wedding details on the back. These details included the web address for the wedding website we also created for them. This allowed them to give more information about the wedding day, the bridal party, show off some more of their photos, and even gave their guests a place to register their attendance.

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If you are looking to personalise your invitations with your engagement photos, email us! We will happily have a chat and discuss having a fun morning or afternoon out photographing you in a style you’d like to set for your wedding day.

Amanda & Geoff – bespoke wedding stationery

The main aim of Amanda & Geoff’s day was to have fun and be themselves. Their wedding stationery allowed them to do just that – a whimsical idea designed with scientific precision…

As they are both in science-based jobs we included science undertones in their wedding day stationery. The front of the invitation featured a logo with their initials in the form of elements from a periodic table. As the ceremony was held on Remembrance Ridge high up in the Wellington Botanic Gardens, they wanted to include the garden in some way. So we entwined the logo with green leafed vine, which also featured as decorative pieces on the inside and created a pattern for the back of the RSVP postcard, which was perforated for guests to post back to them.

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It was only natural for the seating plan to take the form of a periodic table on the wedding day – every guest’s initials made up an element of the “highly scientific” chart. The guests definitely had to have their thinking caps on to find their place at the Wellesley Boutique Hotel!

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Each table had a number with the buffet menu on the back, and each guests place was marked with their periodic element on a card wedged in their fork – a fun way to display a place card.

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If you are looking for something different for your invitations or wedding day items – something personalised with your style, story or history, email us! We will happily have a chat and discuss how we can create custom made stationery unique to you and your wedding day.

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!

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.

Lauren & Logan’s wedding invitation

Lauren & Logan wanted a wedding invitation that captured both their love of travel and their different backgrounds – St Louis and Wellington.

Presented in a slightly vintage style based loosely on a 1940s travel brochure, with a teal colour that was consistent with their wedding theme, the design hinted at the story of how they met: working together on a cruise ship.

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And just a little bit of Wellington because it was looking particularly gorgeous that evening:

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Wedding stationery – Sabina & Simon

You guys have told us you want to see more design work on our blog.

You know what? You’re right! Aneta has been busy on various items of wedding stationery, so let’s show it off!

This classic 3 card set, bound with silver cord and inserted in a navy envelope, was the simple and fun style Sabina and Simon were after to invite guests to their wedding.


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The Album

Arriving on the doorsteps of Anna and Mike‘s Abu Dhabi apartment today was their wedding album.

Beautifully constructed by our album providers in the USA, this digitally printed lay-flat coffee table album is a supremely contemporary take on the wedding album, we think absolutely perfect for today’s modern couples.

When ordering one of these beautiful albums with our Wedding Photography packages Aneta will custom-design each and every page in the album, taking into account your feedback and favourite images to present a stunning collection of your special day.  The full page printing and lay-flat design means we can take advantage of the entire double page of the 10″x10″ spread and you barely notice the seam.

The printing quality is of a very high standard: Epson pigment-based inks are used on 2mm thick pages that are cured and set to avoid any further ink rubbing off. Let’s just say these fine art albums will stand the test of time!



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It’s a White Out!

white_out_masterWell they might be wearing black tonight, but they’re still the All Whites and we’re still getting behind them!

Much like some other high profile sites, the entire WE DO Photography & Design website has been re-skinned in honour and support of the All Whites, playing Paraguay tonight in the must-win* Group F match.

Go the All Whites!

* technically we don’t have to win, but that would certainly make the equation easier!

Shaken, not stirred

A cocktail wedding reception needs a stylish invitation – and that’s just what Nella and Talia got. They were rapt with the invitation, that has now set the theme for their wedding. If you would like us to personalise your wedding style or kick start your theme with custom designed stationery, drop Aneta an email.


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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