dk photography

Wedding photography and more
in Christchurch, New Zealand

... and all around the globe

For a larger selection of images and for the most recent photo shoots please have a look at my blog.

  • You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again.
    You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.

    - Joan Miró -
  • Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.

    - Marc Riboud -

Services

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Pricing

Put together your personal wedding package!

The packages and offers on this page are examples only.
Please make contact to receive a personalised offer.

 

MORE INFORMATION

and additional offers

My spring present for you!

Spring is a lovely time of the year to take family photos!
Secure your special spring offer for a relaxed photo session with your loved ones. Between grass and spring flowers, at the beach, in the forest or your home garden – show me your favourite place! For only $400 we will take the time we need, approx. 1.5-2 hours, and you will receive all images edited on DVD – no hidden costs for prints etc. If you want, I can also design Christmas cards, calenders or more for you. Book your family photo session today!

From sunrise to sunset… til sunrise.

If you want I will be there from the beginning. I capture her nervousness when her hair is being done and she can’t even hold still, while he is trying to put on his tie for the first time.
I am at your side in all the important moments, as well as the ones that don’t seem to be. From the first guests arriving, the ceremony, reception, cutting the cake, to the first dance and a wild party.
Discreet, but always present, I try to capture the beautiful atmosphere of the day – in documentary style pictures of guests and the newly-weds as well as with plenty of details of location and decoration. And of course there is time for group photos for the family album.
An important place occupies the couple shooting, where you (and your bridal party, if desired) are the centre of attention, if possible for at least an hour. There are no limits to your imagination: I completely comply with your ideas and focus just on you. Just be yourself!

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Photos

You receive all photos on DVD in high resolution for prints and posters, as well as in low res for email and web. The number of photos depends on the hours and location of the event, as well as the number of guests. A rough guide could be about 100 pics/hour.
The DVDs will be sent in a beautiful high-quality packaging.
I tweak the pictures in colour (as well as black/white), contrast, sharpness and image section.
You have the personal right of use for all your photos – you can make copies for guests, posters for your lounge or get a new profile picture on facebook – you can do with your photos whatever you wish. Of course I am always happy if you mention my name!
Please contact me to find out about your personal price package.

Photo album

I am a big fan of photo albums! It is just an entirely different feeling than scrolling through files on the laptop…

The albums I use are photographically printed on real high quality matted photo paper, and excel through their lay-flat binding which allows for a varied, but simple and modern design.
The image hard cover of the album has a matte finish and is padded for additional protection and soft touch experience.
The large main album has a size of 28×28 cm (11×11 inch) and consists of 50-70 pages with a whole documentation of your wedding day (approx. 200-300 images). Additionally, you can opt for smaller identical editions (19×19 cm / 7.5×7.5 inch), which make perfect presents for your bridal party and family.
The finish of the optional gift box can be selected between glossy white and matte anthracite.

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Travel expenses

Travel expenses will be calculated individually. Weddings in Christchurch won’t be charged additional expenses. For longer distances / overnight stays I can make you an offer at a reasonable rate. Travelling time is always included.

Short events

You are only planning a short event? Just need coverage of the ceremony? You are looking for a couple / family / pregnancy shooting? No worries, I am also available for shorter events. Just contact me so we can figure out the perfect offer for you.

  • You don’t make a photograph just with a camera.
    You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen,
    the books you have read, the music you have heard,
    the people you have loved.

    - Ansel Adams -
  • The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness.

    - Yann Arthus-Bertrand -

About me

As a child I grabbed my father’s analogue camera and experimented without rest until I had the outcome I had imagined. Priceless was the moment when the printed photographs were lying in front of me, memories captured on paper. Nowadays the surprise effect may be a bit less significant, but the fact to be able to freeze a moment of your life and make it unforgettable hasn’t lost any of its fascination.

I started with mainly nature and animal photography; while I was studying product and architecture photography became more important.

However, most fascinated I have always been by people. To be close without being intrusive; to observe, wait patiently and then capture this emotion in the perfect moment – that’s what inspires me!
I love concentrating on details – things that stay concealed to others when they pass by.

When I assisted my friend and colleague Tim Glowik (fotograf-konstanz.com) for the first time on a wedding, I was amazed – and I still am. The couple exchanging looks, being head over heels in love; tears running down the bride’s mother’s face; the guests’ incredible joy – rarely a photographer’s work gets rewarded so much.

In my photography I try to remain true to myself and my style – natural portraits as well as artistic compositions, always open for new ideas and equipped with a sense of humour.

I love making other people happy – and in photography I have found my perfect medium.

 

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That’s me.

loving what I do
100%
early bird
29%
reliable
100%
German accent
35%
in love with NZ
100%
meatless happy
98%
cinephile
100%

 

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Daniela Kellner

28 Raekura Place
Redcliffs
Christchurch 8081

+64 (0) 22 1602179
daniela[at]dkphotography.co.nz

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