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Welcome!

I'm Gemma, a Christchurch Wedding Photographer. Thanks for stopping by!
I love ballet, a good flat white, a cold Pinot Gris, and have a serious obsession with Mexican food (we even served it at our wedding!) 
I married the love of my life in November 2016, and we have recently moved to an amazing little town called Darfield in Canterbury with our two gorgeous kids and spoilt kitty Cookie.
In Summer-when I'm not at a wedding, you'll find me trading in the fast-paced for the slow mo. Camping in the Coromandel, sleeping in, and playing board games at plastic tables with our friends and family by torchlight.
In Winter I'll either be at the mountains on my snowboard, or curled up in a cosy blanket reading a book by our fire place.
I also have a bit of an obsession with tattoos and bright lipstick (I have an embarrassingly large collection of lippies that keeps growing), so if either of those factor into your wedding day-AWESOME!
My love for photography began really young, I was always getting up in peoples faces trying to create something amazing. I got my Diploma in Digital Photography in 2014, which was the same year I fell in love with weddings. From there I got to second shoot for some incredibly talented photographers and learnt a ton! 
Soon after that I started shooting my own weddings as well, and I'm addicted now! I seriously love love. I want to find out your story and tell it with images that take you back to all those beautiful moments and feelings you had on your wedding day. I want to capture your souls. The smiles and the tears.
My photography style is warm, intimate, and organic. I have more of a documentary style, but give gentle direction too when needed.
I am bubbly, organised, and helpful-I want you to feel like you have one more friend there celebrating with you! I strive to have you relaxed and happy the whole day, and I pay great attention to all those little details you have worked so hard on.
I also love to capture the magic of families, a new baby, a pregnancy, a special birthday, beloved pet.... I don't just shoot weddings! I especially love to explore other areas of photography during the colder months when weddings aren't as frequent.
Thinking about hiring me? Grab a cuppa, have a gawk at my site, then get in touch and let me know all about what you are looking for.
I can't wait to hear from you!
Gem x

hello@gemmaflayphotography.com
02102796174

 

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