Kelly Newland Photography

NZIPP Qualified and award winning photographer

Fine art wedding photography  |  Queenstown, New Zealand

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“When we first met Kelly and Toby we were completely at ease with them and loved how they understood straight away what we wanted and gave plenty of fantastic advice.  We had the best wedding day and this has been perfectly captured in the most beautiful shots, and we had so many  to choose from!  They captured the perfect glimpses of the day, we are so happy!”

Sacha and Josh Moore

- Wedding Couple

Dear Kelly and Toby,

We wish to express our sincerest thanks for your extraordinary service and beautiful final product as our wedding photographers.

You truly made our day [and the memories our day] outstanding.

Upon reflection, we think that many people forget that the bridal party spends most their day with their photographers.

In our case, the time we spent with both of you was brilliant.

Thank you for being so professional, organised, orderly when you needed to be and invisible when appropriate.

And in terms of the photos themselves: we love them and all of our family and friends have only praised them with the kindest compliments.

They are sensational.

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and family, should they need a truly exceptional wedding photographer.

We look forward to receiving our album in the New Year and wish you both a festive and happy holiday season.

All the best and many thanks again,

Kylie & Jonathan

- Wedding Couple

“I am absolutely delighted with Kelly’s professionalism, knowledge and the quality of the images she produced. I am very happy with all the work she has done for me and I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

Damian Taylor  -Principal Physiotherapist

- Physio Solutions Ltd

“When planning your wedding, finding the right Photographer is probably one of the most (if not the most!) important thing to get right. With the HUGE number of photographers out there, it really isn’t easy to even know where to start looking and how to choose. We met with many different photographers in our search and then came across the Kelly Newland site and contacted them to see if they were available for our big day. From the very start Kelly was so professional to deal with. We asked to get an idea of their style and they kindly provided us with details to view some full albums which we really liked. From there, thanks to Kelly being flexible in meeting after hours, we arranged to meet soon after our initial contact. Kelly was so easy going and natural in her approach (none of the hard selling / pushy approach you tend to find with some suppliers) that straight away we had a good feeling about it all. They had such simple packages to choose from which took a lot of the confusion out of it all too.We made the decision that Kelly Newland Photography was the right choice for us on our big day and we’re so thankful that we did!

Leading up to the wedding Kelly was consistently professional in our contact and always helpful whenever we had any questions. Finally the big day arrived and Kelly & Toby were just AMAZING!!! Their easy going nature made it all so comfortable on the day. They got along so well with the other suppliers (such as our videographer, make-up artist, priest, driver etc) which is so important to ensure smooth running of the day. Also, their non-obtrusive style meant that we hardly realised they were there capturing every minute of our special day. Infact, when we got our photos, we were amazed to see some shots and thought how and when did they take this! We also provided a huge list of things & details which we wanted and they ensured each of them were captured. What we also loved is the fact that unlike most photographers that have a time limit in terms of when they leave, if you choose to get their biggest package, Kelly & Toby stay as long as it takes to ensure they have captured the cake cutting & the first dance - many photographers leave soon after reception starts or end up charging for each hour after a certain time.

Soon after we got back from our honeymoon, our photos were ready and we were invited to go view them. We were soooo pleased with them and loved the way the whole day and every single detail was captured so well. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. As part of our package, we had pre-purchased a Queensberry album and we knew it was not going to be an easy task to pick a small number of photos out of all the amazing shots we had. With that said, after the wedding life gets busy and it took us over a year to finalise the shots and have an album designed. Once again, Kelly & Toby were sooo professional and so patient!! Toby did a great job designing the album and we recently received it and couldn’t be happier with it!

To sum up, if you’re looking for wedding photographer that will capture your big day perfectly and not miss a thing, then you can’t go wrong with Kelly Newland Photography!!”

Farah Milne

     -     Bride

“We feel compelled to write about the amazing experience we had with Kelly and Toby as our wedding photographers. Leading up to our wedding day we always knew that we wanted to come away with photos that truly caught the emotions and precious moments of our day. Meeting Kelly was great! We immediately felt comfortable and at ease that we had chosen the right photographer.

On the day of our wedding, Kelly and Toby came in with big smiles and blended in with the vibe of our day. They made taking photos so much fun and really brought out the best in us which emphasised the joy of our day. They were professional and focussed and did whatever they could to make sure we were as relaxed and free as possible. Because of their laid back, friendly, funny and easygoing personalities, it felt as though we had two extra friends at our wedding rather than two people we had just met.

We cannot speak highly enough of them both! Our photos looked like something off a romantic movie yet captured our unique flavour and all the treasured moments that we had hoped to get. All of our friends and family who have seen our wedding photos say that they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen and always ask who the photographer was. This was definitely the best wedding present we could have received.

We will never be able to thank Kelly and Toby enough for giving us life-long beautiful photos that we will forever cherish and hand down to our children and their children! Truly a dream come true.”


Afa & Rik-Elle Muimaihetau

- Wedding Couple

“Hi Kelly ...

En France, Veronique et Jerome décidèrent de ne pas prendre de photographe professionnel pour le jour du mariage. Mais Jerome avait une petite idée .... En effet, il voulait organiser la séance photo pour le livre de mariage en Nouvelle Zelande. Il fallait que cela reste une surprise pour Veronique.

C'est pourquoi, Jerome prit contact avec Kelly, et après de longs Emails échangés, ils réussisèrent à tout organiser.

Kelly proposa à Jerome de s'occuper du bouquet de fleur et du coiffeur/maquilleur pour Veronique.

La surprise était prévu pour le 11 juin, lors de notre dernière etape à Auckland.

Nous avons commencé par prendre des photos à l'Hôtel, puis Kelly nous a emmené à Maraetai Wharf, Karioitahi Beach et North Head Devonport. Ce n'était que des endroits magnifiques. Kelly avait vraiment bien choisi les différents lieu pour prendre les photos. Cette journée restera inoubliable.

Les quelques personnes l'ayant déjà vu sont impressionnés par la beauté de ce livre et des photos.

Nous tenons à remercier Kelly pour son travail, pour la qualité de ses photos et pour sa patience, notre Anglais souvent limité n'a pas posé de problème pour communiquer avec Kelly. Un grand merci.

Again, Thanks for the book, the pictures, he is so beautiful !!! We love the book !!! Thanks you so much, you made an excellent work!! In this book, we really feel the passion, the love... . Thanks Kelly.”

Veronique & Jerome

     -     Wedding couple from France

“One of the key tools for the actors, presenters and celebrities we represent is excellent, professional photographs.

Kelly Newland has photographed our clients for over 7 years and we have always been thrilled with the shots she has provided. She has a wonderfully relaxed, yet professional style and manner that puts our clients at ease. She consistently goes the extra mile to ensure prompt delivery and that the finished product is of the very best quality.

We have always found Kelly to be professional and thoroughly organized and we have very much enjoyed our relationship with her over the years.”

Liz Delaney-Klinac (Director)  &  Sascha McMillan (agent)

     -     Odd Management Ltd

“Kelly was an amazing photographer at our wedding! From booking until the day, everything was so easy & stress free. On the day, she was so fun & easy going, yet managed to keep our bridal party under control & got so many amazing pics. She just knew exactly where to go to get the right shots & told us what we needed to do & we couldn’t be happier with the result! The only problem is that it is way to hard to pic our favourites!

Her packages are also great, it is awesome to get all your pics on a disc that you can print whenever you want. We highly highly recommend Kelly!”

Aimee Dow

     -     Bride

“We selected Kelly because we liked the photos we could see on her website and could not be happier with our decision.

Kelly was very organised and able to take our desires into consideration. She was also able to reassure us about the processes for the day and easily contactable.

On the day Kelly had a calm, unobtrusive persona. She had many ideas on photos to take and was able to take them without intruding on the ceremony. We loved the fact that Kelly was prepared to show us some of the photos throughout the day and follow any last minute requests we had.

Our photo disk arrived promptly and the quality of the pictures is great.

Thanks Kelly and Co.”

Cherie & Harold

     -     Wedding couple

“Kelly we would like to say a huge thank you for making our photo’s so beautiful!!! We are in love with every single shot that you took, you really captured our day, and are also very very happy with our Queensberry Album we look through and it brings all the amazing memories of our day back!! We felt so relaxed with the way you were on our special day so professional and efficient at your job. Once again I would recommend you to everyone of our friends who we know who are getting married!  Pete & Mikala.”

Mikala & Pete Midwood

     -     Wedding couple

“Initially we were considering using a relative to take our photos on the day. I am so happy we have decided not to do that as it would have been a disaster! You definitely need a professional who knows how to capture the best of you on the day, who can guide you and your guests through the photo shot process and come up with a plan B quickly if there is a change in circumstance (like weather!). Kelly is exactly that person. She is calm, friendly and very nice to deal with. It is obvious that she is very passionate about her job and the results are amazing! Our wedding photos look great!! Thanks Kelly!!”

Uliana Ross

     -     Bride

“From the moment we met Kelly we found her very professional, fun and easy to organize our special day.

Kelly made the photography moments enjoyable and had a great understanding of what we wanted and also bought her own creativity to the day.

We were absolutely thrilled with the photos and would highly recommend Kelly as a photographer.”

Rob & Bailee

     -     Wedding couple

“Kelly is highly professional. She visited the venue 48 hours prior to the wedding to look for the best shots. She was discreet during the day and unintrusive. The photographs are stunning. Kelly communicates well and clearly cares about her work. She takes her time and does not rush you. Lots of great ideas and prepared for all eventualities!”

Ruth Baker

     -     Bride

“Our photographic requirements range from artist press shots through to studio shots and conceptual album artwork.

We have found Kelly to take direction well, while adding her own beautiful touch to each project. Kelly always carries out her work in a professional,  friendly and easy-going manner that makes her such a pleasure to work with.”

Aaron Christie  -Owner of ‘Woodcut Productions’

- Woodcut Productions

“Kelly was recommended to us by a friend and we are really pleased that we found her.  Kelly is really friendly and approachable and her photos are beautiful.  Her package options allow you to keep the disk with your photos which was a must for us as it keep down the costs later of printing the photos.  Kelly was really professional and helpful and on the day she was really calm and efficient.  It is obvious from the way she works that she is very skilled in using the light and natural resources to capture the best of you on the day.  we are really happy with our photos and some of them look like they are from a magazine!!!  We absolutely recommend Kelly and are sure you would be happy with her if you chose her.”

Catherine McDonald

     -     Bride

“Felicity and I just wanted to thank you Kelly for your thoroughly professional yet relaxed and friendly manner when talking our wedding photos on our wedding day of 8 May 2009.

Your low key friendly style bought out the best in us all, particularly myself when we first met up on the day as I was extremely nervous!  The photos look fantastic and truly capture the spirit of the day and show perfectly how much fun we are having and how happy everyone was.

Our brides maids commented afterwards that our photographer Kelly became like a wedding mentor over the day giving us friendly and helpful advice  and could have a another job as a wedding coach!

Thanks again Kelly the everything on the day and for the fantastic photos, we have had numerous great comments from our friends and we would have no hesitation in recommending you.”

Felicity & Rupert

- Wedding Couple

“Kelly did a fantastic job of capturing our wedding day.  She was very professional, and at the same time created a fun and relaxing atmosphere.  This is reflected in the photos - we look relaxed and just being ourselves.  Everything ran smoothly on the day with Kelly fitting into any schedule and being right there for every precious moment.  The photos were fun and spontaneous, capturing both candid and formal shots.  Kelly covered our day with amazing creativity and detail; nothing was missed out.  Looking over the photos is like re-living the day.  The photos look absolutely stunning and we are thrilled we chose Kelly as our photographer.  We would recommend her to anyone and everyone!  We are so grateful for the effort Kelly put into our day and for creating so many wonderful memories.  We are absolutely thrilled with the job Kelly did, and she definitely went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined.

You can’t get better than this!”

Kelly Kerr

     -     Bride