Photoadventure.co.nz engagement photography

Engagement photo shoots

Auckland + Waikato, New Zealand

Pre-wedding sessions are gaining popularity rapidly. Treasure the time of your engagement and enjoy a great way to be more comfortable in front of the camera when your wedding day arrives.

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  • Engagement shoot Auckland
    “Thanks heaps for the engagement shoot! We're so glad we decided to do this, and the photos look amazing! You made us feel so comfortable throughout and I'm so excited for our big day.”
    Adam & Kisane
  • Hamilton engagement photo shoot
    “For our engagement shoot he made two very camera shy people feel totally at ease. When it came to our wedding, their work just blew us away...”
    Katherine & Ryan
  • Auckland engagement session
    “For our pre-wedding shoot, we immediately felt at ease with Jasper. He is such a talented photographer with a great eye for beauty and a great sense of humour. The photos turned out amazing!”
    Winnie & Tien

Explore our portfolio

  • Auckland engagement shoot
  • Raglan engagement photo shoot
  • Raglan engagement session
  • Raglan wedding proposal
  • Raglan family photography
  • Raglan beach couple's photo
  • Raglan engagement sunset photography
  • Raglan wharf engagement shoot
  • Raglan loukout couple's session
  • Ruapuke beach engagement shoot
Engagement photo shoot

Choose your spot


Pick a spot. Any place you like or have special memories. Travel is included within the greater Auckland and Waikato areas. If you need a great sunrise or sunset location we can advise you.

  • Use our local knowledge.
  • Day time or sunset sessions available.
  • Flexible coverage


    We can meet you for 30 minutes, or well over an hour and take a range of photos; posed and candid. We can schedule the shoot during the day or around sunrise or sunset for stand out results.

  • Children or pets are welcome to join!
  • Expert guidance for candid results.
  • Carefully edited results


    Your photo selection will be lovingly processed to make sure you get the best possible outcome! We provide you with a beautiful selection of digital files, without watermarks.

  • Download high resolution files.
  • Password protected gallery.
  • Ready to have a chat? We'd love to hear from you!

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    Hi! I'm Jasper

    • The face behind the camera

      Following my dream, I moved here from the Netherlands in 2014 and soon after found the love of my life, Hilary. We now live in beautiful Raglan and get to travel around New Zealand and beyond to tell beautiful stories for our happy couples full time.

      With a friendly, easy-going approach we will work together with you to capture candid moments and real emotions.

    • Getting a little deeper

      Photoadventure.co.nz is a business driven by passion.

      While working as a Design Director for a creative agency in Auckland, I successfully founded my business - initially teaching landscape photography and image processing to assist enthusiastic photographers to advance their skills.

      Through my strong passion for photography, my love to connect with people on a genuine level and the knowledge my wife Hilary and I gained through our professional backgrounds in design and marketing, we decided to expand into the wedding and corporate industries. With Hilary supporting me as a second shooter to capture different angles and beautifully unscripted in-between moments, we quickly gained enough momentum to do what we love full time, and still happily do so to this day.

    • We've got you!

      With a friendly, easy-going approach we work together with you to capture candid moments.

      We find true joy in making others feel seen and appreciated. We want our clients to feel comfortable, safe and well looked after from the moment they reach out. After the passing of my father I realised that images are much more than just photos. They are a celebration of precious memories to look back on for generations. That is what we strive to deliver.

      Let us take away any worries and guide you all the way! We use humour to lighten the mood, offer plenty of distraction and cover candid moments from all angles.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our package prices

    Adventure session

    1000

    NZD total
    • 1 - 1.5 hours of shooting time
    • Around 100 carefully edited photos
    • Password-protected online gallery
    • Free downloads of digital files
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    Standard shoot

    850

    NZD totalPOPULAR
    • Up to 1 hour of shooting time
    • Around 50 carefully edited photos
    • Password-protected online gallery
    • Free downloads of digital files
    Book this option now!

    Mini shoot

    700

    NZD total
    • 30 minutes of shooting time
    • Around 25 carefully edited photos
    • Password-protected online gallery
    • Free downloads of digital files
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    Wedding special:

    Save 20%

    If you book your adventure serssion together with any of our wedding packages, we offer you a 20% discount on the engagement shoot.

    Ready to have a chat? We'd love to hear from you!

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    Queensberry Album

    Order prints straight from your gallery!

    Looking for something extra special? Your online gallery is hosted by Queensberry, New Zealand's leading print lab.

    You and anyone you share the link and password with, have the option to order prints directly from your gallery. From matted and framed photo prints to gorgeous fine art prints and canvases. Fast and competitively priced, all made with care and attention.

    See for yourself that our couples

    Auckland engagement photo session

    “Not only was our gallery outstanding, Jasper was amazing to deal with too. Super friendly, organised, knowledgeable and easy going, which made the whole process really enjoyable!”


    Raglan engagement photography

    “Jasper and Hilary make a great team. We are super happy with our photos. We absolutely LOVE them!! They have great suggestions and make you feel like you've known them forever!”


    Auckland engagement photo shoot

    “We can't believe how well the photos have turned out. We are definitely more at ease about our actual wedding day! We are very pleased to have chosen the two of you!”


    Auckland couple's photo session

    “We had such a amazing, relaxed time and were so so happy with the results. Jasper captured all our special moments perfectly and was spot on with the editing style.”


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    Alright, let's do this!

    Leave us your details and we'll make it happen.
    Expect to hear back from us soon!

    FAQ

    • Why choose us?

      We've been doing this for a while! We started the business together and have since photographed over 200 weddings and many engagement shoots, learning and improving along the way.

      We have since been recognised within the industry as an award winning business. Most recently taking out the highly contested wedding photography WIN at the 2023 Wedding Industry Awards New Zealand - an achievement we're proud of!

      We'll always go above and beyond to make you feel confident in front of our cameras. Just have a look through the 100+ real and raving reviews on our Facebook page to see why our happy couples chose us.

    • Who edits the photos?

      With our backgrounds in design, we take pride in carefully selecting and editing all photos ourselves, with a timeless feel and without heavy filters which can date. We prefer to show natural colours, to tell a story that is true to the feeling of the day.

      We don't leave your photos in the hands of popular AI services, a growing trend that has taken the industry by storm! It would sure be a great way for us to cut costs, free up our valuable time, or shoot more weddings - like so many other photographers out there - but we have looked into this and have personally found this to be beneath our usual standards!

    • How do we receive our photos?

      We will provide you with an online password-protected gallery and email you a download link to your photos in full resolution, without watermarks. You'll be free to print your images and share them around as much as you wish.

    • How long does it take you to deliver everything?

      We understand that you're excited to see the results! Sometimes we'll upload a little sneak-peek to our social channels - often within just a few days! Some highlights of your shoot that you'll no doubt be proud to share!

      We promise you all results within 4 weeks from your shoot, but in reality this is a wait time of around 1 to 2 weeks on average.

    • Do you include any prints?

      Our packages do not include prints. In this digital age not everyone is after printed images. However, you and everyone you share your link and password with, are able to order beautiful framed, unframed or matted prints straight from your gallery, hosted by Queensberry.

      We also offer a premium photo album option, designed by us, from your selection of favourite images. You can see what that could look like in this video.

    • What happens if the weather is bad?

      When you're organising a wedding you can't control the weather, and you just have to roll with it on the day. With your engagement shoot, we prefer to avoid rainy days and make use of the most flattering light, to get you those stand-out shots. Ideally closer to sunset, during what is called the "golden hour".

      For this reason we're happy to offer you a second date option as a wet weather alternative. Closer to your scheduled shoot we'll be able to check the forecast and make a decision to go ahead, or to postpone to your backup option.

      As much as we'd love the sun to beam out, this is not always the case. We also take great photos when it's overcast, so as long as it's not likely to rain we'll go for it.

    • What should we wear?

      Preparing for your engagement shoot is an exciting and important step in capturing your love story. You'll want to dress in a way that complements your chosen setting and reflects your style.

      We've got you covered! We've written an article with helpful tips and advice on what to wear.

    • Payment and booking

      To secure your session you will sign our agreement and pay a 50% non-refundable retainer fee. The full balance is due on the shoot date, via bank transfer or credit card payment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    For any questions, date enquiries or a no-obligation quote contact Jasper:

    info@photoadventure.co.nz

    +64 21 320 081

    Wedding Industry Awards Auckland Weddings My Wedding Guide Raglan Weddings Prowed Award Mywed

    We guarantee the highest level of service and quality results for wedding photography, family photo sessions, engagement shoots and commercial photography projects. We are based in Raglan and include travel to Auckland and Hamilton, but travel New Zealand wide. Get in touch now for a free consultation.

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