Wedding Collections & Packages

Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.  -  Gucci

Wedding Collection Diamond Platinum Gold
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Which wedding package is best for you?


For those who want it all!

For comprehensive coverage

For simple, small,
family affairs    
for a small amount of premium quality photography

Where available?



Top of the South

Nelson /Tasman only
Wedding Day Coverage Brides House to First Dance
(multiple locations)
(up to 9 hours)
Brides House to
Arrival at Reception
(up to 6 hours)
Ceremony, Family & Portraits
(all in one location)
(up to 3 hours)


mark-tickon 2nd camera

mark-tick on lighting only

upgrade for $350

Print ready digital negatives
supplied on...

flash drive
(approx. 1200)

flash drive
(approx. 700)

flash drive
(approx. 350)


wedding album included

more here

mark-tick  Huge A3 sized,
30 pages included,
or upgrade to
100% cotton rag, 
flush-mount, fine art album


upgrades available from $350

upgrades from $350

Audio Visual included



upgrade available $195


Posing 101 workshop

more info here

upgrade available $450


Optional Facebook sneak-peek album





Travel between
Atawhai - Mapua - Wakefield included


up to 6 locations
(brides house, grooms house if possible, ceremony, 2 portrait locations, reception)

up to 4 locations
(brides house, ceremony,
portrait location, reception)

all in one location

- ask me about setting up a 'gift registry' for your photography!

Menu of Extras

My Diamond Collection offers the best value, broadest range of both products and services for your wedding.
This Collection allows me the scope to produce my very best work - work you will surely love!

My Platinum and Gold Collections have been designed with your budget in mind.
They both provide good coverage on the day, with excellent quality digital negatives for you to use.
These Collections have been minimised to allow you the opportunity to add on those particular aspects
of my offerings that particularly appeal to you.

Here is a Menu of Extras with which you can tailor your own unique Wedding Collection:
Add any of the following options to an existing Wedding Collection for just $450 each
Premium Photobook
Your wedding album will portray the emotion, beauty and sheer joy of the most romantic day of your life!
Premium quality, 42 x 30cm, 30-page photobook to show off your gorgeous wedding day!
Normally $550    add extra pages for $20 each (incl. design & first print).

Photobook upgrade - Super Special!
Upgrade your Diamond Collection photobook to a premium album that normally retails for $990, for just $450!
Hand crafted with 20 cotton-rag pages, it comes with a photo-etched metal place on its classic cover.

Posing 101 workshop
Learn the inside tips and tricks to looking amazing and feeling at ease in front of the camera.
I'll take you through a series of suggestions and let your practice them in my Richmond studio.
For both the bride and groom, or make it part of your hens party (room for up to 6 people).
Allow approximately 2 hours.
Print-ready images supplied on disc.
see more here

Bridal Boudoir
Create some gorgeous 'just for him' images wearing your bridal lingerie.
Use my studio at least three weeks before your wedding.
When adding this option to your wedding collection,
it comes with an audio-visual slideshow of highlights,
supplied on disc to play on your TV DVD player.
(AV normally $195)
see more here

Reception Coverage
Add reception coverage (up to 3 hours) to your Platinum or Gold Collection.
Speeches, Guests, Romantic & Glamorous sunset shoot, and First dance.
See more here 

Engagement shoot with guestbook:
Includes an Engagement or Pre-Wedding photoshoot PLUS a unique personalised wedding reception guest book
made with these photos, for your friends and family to record their wishes for you.
Images supplied on disc for you to use on your wedding stationery.

Cinematic Engagement Shoot
It's all the rage in the US and catching on fast here too. Besides, it's SUCH FUN!
Be inspired by your favourite movie, book, or MTV video and create a series of images flavoured by them.
Dress up, go out, and feel like a movie star!
Or, create your own storyboard to tell your own story.
A collaborative project where we'll work together to create the drama and images you envision.
Includes preparation time and a one hour photoshoot.
Print ready images supplied on disc.
I recommend adding a photobook or guest book to this shoot,
coz these images will be enthusiastically pawed over by your guests!

Hen Party
Use me as either part of the entertainment for a glamour shoot with your best gals
(use my studio for small numbers, or I can come to your place for a full-on party!),
As a photo-journalist to record the party mayhem out on the town!
Approximately 2 hours coverage.

Post-wedding BBQ
Having a get-together the day after your wedding?
Get great images of your nearest-and-dearest enjoying precious time together.
Get those family groupings you just couldn't fit in on your wedding day.
Create professional family portraits in a relaxed 'real' setting, which you can gift to your guests.
Up to 2 hours on (local) location.
Print ready images supplied on disc.

Rock Ya Frock!
Don't leave your gown for the moths to munch on!
Rock it out and get those images you couldn't risk creating on your wedding day.
Drape your dress in the tide, swim in the river, dance in a fountain,
pose on a digger, milk the cows, take me hunting … the list is endless …
the purpose is to fully celebrate who you most truly are,
and create images that simply make you go "Wow!".
Up to two hours at a local location of your choice.
Print ready images supplied on disc.
Check out the Rock Ya Frock section of this website.
normally $550

Purchase of Sole Copyright
The Intellectual Property Act gives the author of an image (ie: the photographer), full copyrights to it. 
My prices are based on the contracted assumption that you will be happy for me to use
the best of your images for advertising purposes. 
If you wish to purchase the sole copyright of my work with you,
and thus prevent me from future use of your images, 
there is a surcharge of $450.

Your Choice!
Surprise me! Come up with an idea for a 2 hour photoshoot.
I'm up for just about anything – I love working on projects with clients!

Further detail on each Collection:

Diamond Collection          Ideal for those who want it all!

Before your wedding day:
*  An optional "Posing 101" workshop & photoshoot.
Here we'll discuss, demonstrate and practise how to look your best in front of the camera.
You'll feel so much more confident and at ease on your wedding day, which will result in superior images that you'll love!
More information here.

On your Wedding Day:
*  Full coverage from Bride's house (& Groom's if possible) to the first dance
         Up to 9 hours on your wedding day including:
         Bridal glamour
         Groom's preparation (if possible)
         Family photos
         Multiple location shoots
         Reception speeches, Guests at the tables, Sunset shoot & First dance

*  A lighting assistant on second camera

*  Travel between the Atawhai - Wakefield - Mapua triangle.
         Reluctantly, I need to apply a surcharge when traveling beyond this local triangle.
Travel surcharges
Motueka / Kaiteriteri:  $80
Marahau / Nelson Lakes:  $150
Marlborough:  $390
West Coast / Kaikoura / Hanmer Springs:  $800
Wellington / Auckland / Christchurch / Queenstown / further afield: POA
           -  I'll arrange the cheapest flight and accommodation options to ensure affordability.  
These surcharges cover mileage, travel time, and where necessary, accommodation - for two people.
For Destination Weddings further afield, I'll work with you to find the cheapest flights and accommodation available.

Afterwards you'll receive:
*  A flash-drive of edited, highest resolution, print-ready, digital negatives.
*  Copying rights for personal purposes, so that you can do you own enlargements, canvases etc at the most affordable rates.
*  A gorgeous, personalised, THIRTY page, 42 x 30cm hand-bound coffee-table wedding album (with option to add more pages).
*  An audio-visual DVD for TV & FaceBook, featuring your day's highlights set to music.

Diamond Collection     $3650

Platinum Collection          Suitable for those who want comprehensive coverage and an option to add the extras.

On your Wedding Day:
*  Coverage from Bride's house to reception arrival
         Up to 6 hours on your wedding day.
         You'll get comprehensive coverage throughout the day including:
         Bridal glamour
         Family photos
         Location shoot
         & Mock cake cut.

*   A lighting assistant on second camera.

*  Travel between the Atawhai - Wakefield - Mapua triangle.
         Reluctantly, I need to apply a surcharge when traveling beyond this local triangle.
Travel surcharges
Motueka/Kaiteriteri:  $75
Marahau/Nelson Lakes:  $135
Marlborough:  $290
These surcharges cover mileage and travel time.

Afterwards you'll receive:
*  A flash-drive of edited, highest resolution, print ready digital negatives.
*  Copying rights for personal purposes, so that you can do you own enlargements, canvases etc at the most affordable rates.
*  An audio-visual DVD for TV & (optional) FaceBook, featuring your day's highlights set to music.

Platinum Collection    $2550

Gold Collection       For small, family celebrations or elopements, with everything happening in one location.


On your Wedding Day:
Ceremony, Family, & Location shoot 
         Up to 3 hours.
*  Travel between the Atawhai - Wakefield - Mapua triangle.

Afterwards you'll receive:
*  A flashdrive of edited, highest resolution, print ready digital negatives.
*  Copying rights for personal purposes, so that you can do you own enlargements, canvases etc at the most affordable rates.

Gold Collection    $1450

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Other available products and services:

Additional Photobook Pages
Additional standard photobook pages are $20 each.  This includes design and first print.
You may also pre-order additional pages for your photobook at a discount,
to create a spacious album that totally wow's!

- just $150 for 10 pages   or   $250 for 20 pages, pre-ordered before album design begins. 

Parent Albums
Parent albums are 30 x 21cm (A4) duplicates of your Photobook
and are wonderful to gift to your parents (or grandparents!)
check with me for the latest pricing.  
Save $10 per copy if ordered at the same time as your original photobook.

Quality Canvases
These canvases are top quality and hand-crafted in Nelson. 
They are UV treated for longevity, and sealed for water resistance (so you can wipe off fly spots!).
Check with me for the latest pricing.

Audio Visual DVD's
Four to six minutes of your favourite shots, set to royalty-paid music, and optimised to play on your TV DVD player.
I can also upload your AV to youtube and send you a link to share with friends and family
(especially loved by those unable to make it to your wedding day.)

Additional printed and cased copies make wonderful Thank You gifts:   $10 each for up to 10 / $7.50 each for 10+ copies.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE - ask me about setting up a 'gift registry' for your photography!

Please CLICK HERE to see the current Wedding Photography special offers, with great savings!

Personalised Packages

I totally appreciate that every wedding is unique and different.
If none of these packages quite fit your plans, please contact me,
tell me how you see your day working and what you need from your photographer,
and I'll tailor a package just for you.

The Fine Print

All packages include:
*  A complimentary flash drive of images that are EDITED, HIGHEST RESOLUTION and PRINT-READY.
*  A range of black & white, sepia, and otherwise digitally enhanced images will be included.
*  Copying rights for personal purposes – so you can do your own printing, enlarging, face-booking, thank you cards, canvases etc.
*  My undivided attention on your big day (I never schedule two weddings on one day).
*  Loads of preparation and post-production time.
*  Unlimited access to me and my knowledge & experience in the leadup to your wedding day.
*  Travel to localities within the Atawhai – Mapua – Wakefield triangle.
(Travel surcharges apply beyond this area).

Other notes:

*  Sandra Johnson / Boutique Photography retains proprietary ownership and copyright of your images,
and these may be used for advertising purposes.  
A buy-out option is available if you wish to have sole copyright of your images.
*  A (non-refundable) deposit of $500 secures your booking and reserves your date.
*  Full payment is required prior to receipt of your digital negatives (approx. 2 weeks after your wedding).
*  Where it's necessary to post digital negatives and/or product (albums etc), the post cost will be on-charged to you separately.
*  Where we are staying on to work through reception, we sincerely appreciate a simple meal being provided for us
(delivered pizza is just fine - it doesn't have to be your catered wedding breakfast meal - just something fresh after a full-on day!),
and served AT THE SAME TIME as the wedding party (so that we can work whenever you're not eating!)
*  Digital negatives will be ready for you to collect approximately 3 weeks after your wedding.
*  Pickup of Photo-books is approximately 4 weeks from your approval of the final draft.
*  Pickup of Audio-Visual is approximately 2 days from your approval of the final draft.

More Frequently Asked Questions here.

Remember, what will be priceless tomorrow is worth paying for today!

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