Interested in people, their connections, characters, their heartfelt and crazy moments. We take a fly-on-the-wall approach to photography. The style is distinctive and different. It's natural and emotive. People, laughter, love, tears, connections and all that good stuff, captured naturally and with sensitivity.
Which is more about the people at weddings rather than just weddings so our approach is quite different.
If you are after natural emotions, candid, un-posed, beautifully crafted images that celebrate and tell your story, we'd love to hear more about what you are planning!
Lifestyle photography is family portrait photography for people who are not so into it. It's a different concept to traditional family portraits. The images are very natural (un-posed) with a story telling and doco (fly-on-the-wall-) feel. We would come to your house or meet you at a nice location, hang out with you all for a couple of hours. It's way more relaxed and can be a fun way to have your photo session (about 98% of the time!). We don't do studio style portraits, but know some awesome photographers who do, so ask away if that's what you are wanting.
I'm Jenny, NZIPP Master photographer, owner and director of everything at Siaosi Photography. Many happy years have been spent creating photographs for wonderful people. Handing over those photos is simply the best feeling. Also pretty big on my own family (most of the time) and our friends. I wear patterned socks, am slightly partial to really good food, especially cheese, and a drop or two of red wine.
When Jaymee isn't creating masterpieces of her own, or taking road trips down the West Coast, she works as a photographer for Jenny.
"I like to focus on delivering a narrative, and prefer to document moments as they happen naturally, so people are able to reflect on the events that took place on their wedding day." Jaymee has a Bachelor of Applied Arts, she is relaxed and friendly making her a natural at photographing people. Other talents include fashion photography and the use of analogue cameras, which is very cool.
Testimonials and reviews from brides, grooms, mothers, and sisters.
Testimonials and reviews from brides, grooms, mothers, and sisters.
People say the nicest things...
"Wow Jenny, our wedding photographs are just beautiful!
You have documented the day so well - so candid and natural throughout the Ceremony and Reception. The location shoot is stunning with such a variety of images. We couldn't have asked for anything better! Thank you again so much for being apart of our day. You are more than welcome to put a few online - I have already shared a few of the location shoot favourites! And everyone is commenting on how stunning they are!" - Sam
"Ben and I have traipsed through them and were blown away by how amazing they all are. Natural, candid and few rough round the edges type photos that really captured our day were just so fabulous to see. Too many to choose from!!" - Lauren
Jenny was the most amazing photographer we could have asked for. We met her at a wedding expo and absolutely fell in love with her natural and relaxed work. She traveled 7 hours over her Easter weekend to photograph our wedding. And she documented our entire day without missing any of the special moments and took her photos as if from a guests perspective so we could see how amazing our day appeared to everyone else. She managed to capture all our guests having an amazing time with everyone so naturally smiling and laughing in all the photos - this is something you tend to miss yourselves when you are so wrapped up in what the day is. So it is lovely to look back through our pictures and really see our day played out in front of us. Jenny is incredibly professional and so much fun to have around. She is also very good at blending in as we didn't even know she was watching with the camera half the time and have some amazing private photos because of it! Her charm also worked a treat with our 20 month old daughter so we have some gorgeous shots of her enjoying the day. Thank you Jenny for your time, patience, and amazing work! I would definitely recommend you to anyone who asks for a quality natural wedding photographer! - Steph
"The wedding photos look amazing. We really love them but more importantly we are just so grateful to you for all you did on the day. Our wedding party keep telling us how cool our photographer was and how much fun that made the photo time so that's really nice and of course we think your awesome! So thank you for everything!!!" - Tanya
"Jenny photographed our wedding at The Landing in February 2015, and she did an amazing job. She was very helpful during the planning and preparation stages, and helped us to build the day in a way that worked for us. Apart from the bridal photos we basically didn't see Jenny all day, but when the photos came back it was clear that she'd been at the right place, at the right time, for every moment and memory that we wanted to record. The photos are stunning, exactly what we were looking for and they captured the day perfectly. Wedding photos are all about the style you want, and if you're looking for Jenny's style then we can't recommend her highly enough.
Thanks Jenny!" - Rob.
"Jenny is absolutely amazing!!! Her photos are so stunning! We're so happy we chose Jenny as our wedding photographer - she made our special day so much more special and managed to capture everything we were looking for, plus more. We love our photos and can't thank Jenny enough for all her hard work!" - Esther.
"Jenny photographed our daughter's wedding in February 2014. She captured a very special day beautifully and the photos are an amazing record that we will always treasure. Jenny was great, she was discrete, professional, and somehow everywhere, capturing precious moments." - Barbara Lockett.
"Thank you again for the wonderful wonderful wedding photos, we are just so thrilled with them! They are seriously special and we LOVE every single one!" - Sophie.
"Thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding day. You captured the day beautifully, from the small details to the once in a lifetime moments and everything in between. You have a great eye, and style and were a pleasure to have around on the day. We love the album - it looks amazing! Being able to re live the moments from our wedding day through such wonderful photos makes us so happy. We will cherish them forever." - Mike and Sylvie.
"These are unbelievable. I am in awe. You're so talented! Thank you so much. I have looked through them so many times already I'm dizzy! We love them!!" - Lindsay and Payson.
"Hi Jenny, Gabrielle and Ben just shared the link to the photographs from their wedding - oh my goodness! The pictures are amazing. I'm so impressed. You did a wonderful job :)" - sister of the Bride.