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New Zealand Elopement Photographers

These New Zealand elopement photographers have the professional resources and the experience you need to kick off your wedding adventure. Planning an adventure wedding in New Zealand allows couples to plan amazing adventures at the different places to elope there. With its diverse landscapes, including towering mountains, pristine lakes, and lush forests, New Zealand is a dream destination for adventurous couples. It’s also a great place to honeymoon! Some well-known locations include Fiordland National Park, known for its stunning fiords and waterfalls, and Mount Cook National Park, home to the country’s highest peak, Mount Cook. New Zealand has a ton of adventurous things to do during your elopement too like hiking, bungee jumping, and skydiving!

All Wandering Weddings photographers are available for both in-state nuptials or destination weddings across the globe.

The following photographers are based in New Zealand or work in New Zealand full-time.

Hiring a New Zealand Wedding Photographer for Your Elopement

Eloping is a new concept. Many couples who elope did not plan to elope when they first started planning their wedding. Oftentimes New Zealand wedding photographers also offer services to couples who are planning to elope or have an intimate wedding. Additionally, some elopement photographers also offer their services for more traditional weddings. Don’t let us be an elopement blog that hinders you from reaching out to your dream New Zealand wedding photographer.

If you are planning an elopement with a photographer who is based in New Zealand, then you should account for travel expenses in your elopement budget if you’re thinking about eloping at one of New Zealand’s national parks.

Q&A For Your New Zealand Elopement Regarding Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

How Much Should You Spend on an Elopement Photographer?

Photographers in New Zealand will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In New Zealand, you’ll find photographers charging from $2,000- $8,000 for elopement coverage. The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the photographer will be working with you both and where your location in New Zealand is (this includes how far the location is from them initially PLUS how long it takes to get to the actual location when hiking). The more you want to cover, the higher the price.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at 1 location and portraits after the ceremony – $2,000
  • Elopement ceremony with loved ones plus portraits at 2 additional locations near the ceremony – $4,500
  • Elopement ceremony in one of New Zealand national parks with portraits after at multiple locations all day, with additional portraits the following day at a separate location. – $8,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive and What’s Included in the Fee?

Elopement photographers are more hands-on and tend to wear more “hats” when compared to traditional wedding photographers. Their elopement packages tend to also include additional services built in. When you’re meeting with your photographer, it’s important to ask, “What’s included in your New Zealand elopement package?”

Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:

  • Travel expenses
  • Location scouting
  • Timeline planning
  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Officiant and witness protocol
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Wedding albums

Keep in mind that not all photographers will include everything in this list in their packages. Some of them might offer different tier options and some photographers may just offer traditional photo coverage.

Do I Need More Than a Photographer for my New Zealand Elopement?

This depends on what YOU want on your wedding day. We have had plenty of couples hire only a photographer (and videographer), and they had an amazing time.

With that being said, you can 100% outsource and hire more elopement vendors to help you. Even though you are eloping, you can still hire a wedding planner, officiant, videographer, florist… You can even “elope” at a wedding venue in New Zealand! The sky’s the limit.

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated New Zealand photographer who they recommend.

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