I’M THE MOST EXPENSIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND.


AND THERE’S A VERY GOOD REASON FOR THAT...


I’ll explain why in just a moment. But first, let me ask you an important question:


“What’s the most number one thing you need to consider when choosing your wedding photographer?”


Is it that he’s got the fanciest camera on the market? Is it being able to reel off a long list of celebrity clients? Is it that his pictures look the best?  


Sure, these factors play their part. After all, you wouldn’t be impressed if your photographer turned up and started taking snaps with his iPhone.


And it doesn’t build confidence if he’s never worked with anyone else before.


And you definitely don’t want mediocre, average snaps. You’re not ‘every other couple’, so why would you choose anything other than the very best photographer?


After all, you want spectacular, one-of-a-kind images that not only perfectly capture your special day - but that nobody else has!


You want the ‘wow factor’, right? You want to be able to show off your images to friends and family and have them gasp in astonishment!


Speaking of spectacular looking images, here’s a few I’ve taken for previous clients:


Hopefully you can see from those images that I know what I’m doing.


But like I said above, being able to take a good picture - while being very important - is still not the most important thing.


So what is it then?”, I hear you cry. Well, the most important skill a photographer needs is...


...the ability to understand his client and adapt to their individual needs.


You see, there’s some photographers here in Queenstown who charge $10k for a pre-wedding shoot day.  


What do you get for that? Well, they meet up with you and take some pictures. Then they put you in a helicopter and fly you up Roy’s Peak (a local mountain) for some more shots.


Now, don’t get me wrong - these guys are very, very good. The pictures they take are excellent.


But there’s a problem with all this. And that problem is…


...every couple gets the exact same treatment!


Same mountain. Same poses. Same method of Photoshop post-production.


And they do this 100 times a year! Meaning that you’re paying $10k to get pictures taken which are the EXACT SAME as 99 other couples this year. (Not to mention last year, and the year before, and so on).


I don’t play that way.


Let me introduce myself. My name is James Hirata and I specialise in giving an exclusive, unique top-of-the-market service to refined couples from Asia.


That’s me, getting the perfect shot for another happy, classy couple.


As a ‘Kiwi Asian’, I also speak fluent English and Japanese.


If you’re not just looking for the best - but you’re also looking for sophisticated, chic, exclusive shots that nobody else in the world has - you’re in the right place.


Let me show you a few examples.


Case Study 1: Julie and Khoa


Julie and Khoa wanted <x, y and z>. As you can see, I delivered this by <explain rationale>.


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Case Study 2: Sayaka and Yohel


Sayaka and Yohel wanted <x, y and z>. As you can see, I delivered this by <explain rationale>.


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Case Study 3: Natalia and Vladimir


Natalia and Vladimir wanted <x, y and z>. As you can see, I delivered this by <explain rationale>.


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Each of the above couples wanted something completely different.


But regardless of whether they wanted a theme of total opulence, or something more ‘earthy’ and laid-back - they all had one thing in common.


They wanted to feel special. They wanted to feel understood. They wanted to feel their photographer cared about them getting their hands on something no other couple has.


Because who wants to feel like ‘yet another couple getting married’?


When you’re comparing your wedding photos with those of your friends, do you want to feel like they have the better images?


This is the most important day of your life.


And these photos stay with you for life. In 30 years time you won’t notice that you invested a little more money in me. But you will still feel immense pride and pleasure as you flick through your incredible photo album.


And you’ll know that this is one of the best decisions you ever made.


“So What Exactly Do You Offer, James?”


I offer a number of packages, depending on whether you want the pre-wedding shoot, the wedding day shoot or both.


Pre Wedding Packages



Full Wedding Packages


Want to find out my availability/ask further questions?

Fill in the details on the short contact form below and I’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours.

Speak to you soon!

James