07 January 2011

Kind Words

We wanted to say a massive thank you! We are absolutely blown away by our photos and wedding album, it was so much more than we could have ever imagined.  Rhys & Joy

I found choosing who was going to be your photographers to be one of the most important decisions of the whole wedding. Mike and I, and the bridal party, had a blast during our photos because Debs and Dave created a relaxed and fun feeling; they captured the natural, real and intimate moments of our day. All the laughter and mucking around was real! We didn’t have a photographer telling us when to ‘laugh’. We completely trusted Debs and Dave.

We have absolutely no regrets – knowing that Debs and Dave were capturing the day meant we could just enjoy ourselves, and the only thing left behind after our wedding, the all important photos, would be amazing!  The range and diversity of photos is truly incredible. We are so happy and would recommend you in a heartbeat!  Mike & Rebecca

Deborah and Dave were fantastic to deal with. Deborah is incredibly versatile and can do whatever you want. We wanted something different, gave them our vision and they ran with it excitedly.

They are so easy to communicate with. We organised it all with them from a different country and then met up just before the day to go over everything. They are personable, friendly and listen. On the day they are everywhere! Not only were we impressed, but so many guests were too - and that was before anyone had seen the photos.

They made everyone look fantastic! The groom does not like his photo being taken, but with Deborah you could not tell this at all.  They are a perfect team and gave us the most stunning photos.  Micheal & Becs

Thank you so much for the most amazing photos ever!  Not only did you exceed our expectations with creativity and flare, you as photographers were awesome.  You were so professional yet relaxed and non-intrusive, taking photos was never a bore. I’m so glad that we chose you and I know we have the best wedding photos and had the best photographers in the world!  Nicole & Jeromey’

We love our wedding photographs! You have exceeded our expectations with your creativity and skill in capturing our day so beautifully.  Amy & Daniel

If I could offer one word of advice for couples embarking on the journey of wedding planning it would be this. Choose your photographer wisely. I thought it would be impossible to recreate the emotions I felt on my wedding day. With the amount of time, planning, effort & love that goes into your wedding day it’s easy to feel like it was all a dream when it is over.

As soon as we saw our images I was catapulted right back to our day. The nervous anticipation, the overwhelming joy, the tears and the laughter. Deb & Dave managed to capture everything I was feeling at the time. Perfectly. I love my wedding photos. To the moon and back. Twice. So does everyone else.  The most difficult part of working with you two is deciding which pictures to get framed. I cannot recommend Deborah De Graaf Photography highly enough. Book them!  Jacqui & Scott

About Deborah de Graaf Photography

Why hello!

Thanks for stopping by! I am Deborah, but you can call me Debs! I am the lead photographer of Deborah de Graaf Photography and my husband Dave, is my second shooter. We think it's pretty awesome that we can do something we love, together.  To get to know us better, here is a few more things we love..

We love to travel, especially when our photography takes us there. Exploring, experiencing and photographing amazing people and places along the way. We love going on adventures with our young son Zach, near or far, we do things as a family. Summer or winter, we enjoy heading to the beach, going for a walk and breathing in some fresh sea air! Especially at our local, the stunning Mount Maunganui Beach, here in New Zealand. Dave is at home in the surf and heads out whenever he gets a chance. We love getting out into nature as a family and feel so blessed to be living in such a beautiful part of the world. We swoon over natural light, and in our element shooting that style.

Our Style

Our main mission as a photographers is to capture your unique story, in a natural and authentic way. So what does that look like? Well, we have a photo-journalistic approach and love capturing the spontaneous moments and emotion as they unfold. However we know that many people are not used to being in front of the camera, so we also mix it up with some effortlessly posed shots, creating gorgeous portraits. We like to keep things relaxed and fun, and yeap that may include a stupid joke or two, but we think that is the best way to really capture you enjoying the moment.

The best compliment our clients could give us, is looking at their photos and saying "You captured us so perfectly", or "Our photos bring back the emotion of the moment'. That is when I know we have done our job.

So if that sounds like a bit of you, I would love to meet you!

You can also check out our website www.deborahdegraaf.co.nz 

Landscape Photography: Antarctica

Dave had the amazing opportunity to photography down at Scott Base, Antarctica.  He was able to get some photographs of the stunning landscape from both the ground and from the air. Once back we were able to process the photographs in much more manageable temperatures!