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    wedding album of the year 2012Kiara and Matt's wedding album won us the much coveted "NZ Wedding Album of the Year" at the 2012 Epson /NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards- view NZ's Wedding Album of the year.

"Thank you to again. We could not of ask anymore of you. You helped make our wedding a great day and captured many great memories. Our album looks amazing! :)"

-Matt and Kiara, Auckland

rarotonga wedding photos pacific resort
"Wow! What great memories you bought back for both of us... we just cant stop looking at them. We are just thrilled to bits! ... our wedding album is magnificent. It's an absolute work of art and absolutely beautiful. Everyone we know thinks our photos are amazing, and that our wedding album is the most incredible work of art they have ever seen."   -Penny and Jamie
, Auckland (married Pacific Resort, Rarotonga) more customer feedback


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"Thank you so much, our wedding album looks absolutely fantastic. All the people I've shown here in the UK are stunned by the photos and have never seen anything like it, so it's also a very nice feeling to show that NZ has some incredible talent."    - Karina and James, London more customer feedback


Waiheke wedding photo - grass and sky
"While showing our proofs to our friends in New York (you have a large fan base here now), our friends  fell in love with your artistic photography style saying they have never in all their lives seen anything like it! they are now using our photos as a benchmark in trying to find a wedding photographer in New York City.
...we still get those butterfly feelings reliving the day through your beautiful photos, and we thank you again."     - Jenn and Howard, New York more customer feedback

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"We've checked our photos - I really love all of them!  I can't believe I was the one in those photos!!!!
Thank you so much for your great work and service to make our dream come true!"
-Kristy and Cheng - China  more customer feedback

  WHAT'S NEW | visit our facebook blog page  to see some of our latest wedding shoots
20 November 2013
- "Three things I wouldn't change about our wedding...
The second is our wedding photographer, Bruce Gabites.  He was awesome. He made us all feel at ease, as if wed known him for years. He gained our trust and confidence early on..." read Shannon's blog post on the Queensberry blog
  25 June 2013 - Feedback from Amanda and James just received:

"We absolutely love our album!! It couldn't be more perfect! It is just so beautiful & every page took our breath away. The quality of the photos in the album is better than we ever could have imagined & the whole layout is amazing. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful album that we will treasure forever!" Amanda and Jamie

Click here to check out some of their Fiji wedding photos. Or click here to see more of our wedding customers' feedback.

  16 April 2013- SHOOTING POLITICIANS: Most people at some point in their lives have probably thought they'd like to shoot a politician or two. That's just what I was doing at a recent event that brought together International political and business leaders... more
  9 April 2013-  Why pay for a professional wedding photographer when jo blo will do it cheaper? see posting on our facebook page dated 8/4/13. "There are lots of hidden things that a good professional photographer will do that you may not even think about. Will someone who runs theur photography business out of their bedroom do this? Unlikely! Data backup and security is one of these..." more
  25 March 2013 - Our customer wedding album designs are now on the Fine Photography facebook page! Click here to see Laura and Oliver's wedding album design. Their wedding was at St Luke's Church in Remuera followed by their wedding reception at Okahu.
  15 March 2013 - It can be fun making a living from photographing weddings but it can also be hard work! One of the things that keeps me going as a photographer is that nice feeling when I know I've made someone very happy. Like the email I received from a recent bride, Kare:

"You were amazing the minute you walked in the door automatically knowing the names of my family - very impressive!
One of our favourite parts of the day was at the beach. It was so much fun. You played a huge part in that and it was really neat to share that with you. You made it really easy for us, especially reminding me to breathe (slowly) which was very helpful and needed at times - really supportive - thank you!
I really wanted to thank you as you played an enormous part of our special day and in making our day as amazing, fantastic and fun as it was."   

  1 March 2013 - Indian weddings - you have to love them! At times I think I'm living in a Bollywood movie! Recent posts on our facebook page include photos of  Rhian and Ruma's Indian wedding which was held just after Christmas at... well all around Auckland actually. And just posted a few days ago, a preview of the photos from Nicol and Kunal's Indian wedding which was held in the stunning clifftop location of Castaways a week ago. We now have 50 weddings posted in albums on our facebook page - almost starting to rival our website wedding photogallery in numbers. check it out!
  26 September 2012 - Just announced - Overall winner of the Wedding Album Category at the Epson NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. "NZ Wedding Album of the Year 2012/13"!  View our winning album.
  16 July 2012 - Check out Amelia and Mase's wedding photos from Aggie Grey's Resort in Samoa - stunning tropical locations.
  5 April 2012 - Feature Article in Western Leader newspaper on Bruce - Celebrating Life Through a Lens. Read the article.
  22 March 2012 - Do check out our facebook page - there's some stunning previews of 4 weddings we've posted in the last 3 weeks. They showcase the diversity of wedding photo locations we use- from a grungy old mechanics workshop through to Kelliher Estate - one of Auckland's finest wedding venues, from Goldwater Estate on Waiheke Island to a simply beautiful shoot in Whangarei. While you're there "like" our page and you'll be able to enjoy our award winning photography as soon as it's posted to facebook.
  7 January 2012 - WEB EXCLUSIVE: NZ Weddings Magazine, Win your Dream Wedding Competition - Rebecca & Justin's photos.
It's been a long wait but with NZ Weddings summer issue now out we're finally allowed to show off competition winners, Rebecca & Justin's wedding photos
  1 November 2011 - We're celebrating our 10th consecutive Kodak Gold Award win. Just announced - we've continued our perfect record of winning Gold in every one of the 10 years that the Wedding Album Category has been run. 10 out of 10 - a feat unequalled by any other NZ photographer. click here to see this year's award-winning album.
  31 August 2011 - Congratulations Jerry Mateparae appointed NZ Governor General today. Click here to see photos of his daughter, Renee's wedding at Delamore Lodge earlier this year.
  July 2011 - Bruce takes part in the judging panel of the national finals of the Photo Kids National Portrait Contest
  June 2011 - Check out Ria and Ben's wedding photos from Denarau Island in Fiji. That tropical sunset....ahhhh..
  June 2011 - Wedding Album manufacturers, Queensberry, liked our photography and design in Sarah and Morgan's wedding album so much that they featured this album on their facebook page.
  May 2011 - Shireen and Mike's beautiful Raratonga wedding photos feature on pg 200-201 of Bride and Groom Magazine Issue 68 (May-July 2011). Click here to see more of Shireen and Mike's Rarotonga wedding photos.
  October 2010 - Welcome Luci to our wedding photography team. Like all of Fine Photography's wedding photographers, Luci brings with her considerable experience (over 500 weddings) and creative talent. Luci holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam and, like Chris and Bruce, is an NZIPP Qualified Master of Photography (one of the NZIPP's highest qualifications). View Luci's wedding photography portfolio.
  September 2010 - Kodak Gold Awards We were going for 10 in a row, but Kodak announced in September 2010 that it would not be running the Kodak Gold Awards in 2010. So there it must stand, our unrivalled record of winning Gold in the Wedding Album Category nine years in a row- every single year that this award has been offered more times than any other NZ photographer or studio.
  August 2010 - Bruce photographs Shireen and Mike's wedding at The Navigator, Muri Beach, Rarotonga. view photos
   June 2010 - New Zealand Weddings magazine Winter 2010 Issue- Bruce interviewed in the  article "Moments in Time - What to consider when choosing your wedding photographer"
   October 2009 - Bruce Gabites wins the prestigious Kodak Gold Award - Wedding Album Category for an unprecedented NINTH consecutive year. If you want some of the best of New Zealand wedding photography, you've come to the right place. view Bruce's 2009 award-winning wedding album
  June 2009 - About Town- Bruce is in the About Town section of the Sunday Star Times photographed at the opening of the NZIPP  Awards Photo Exhibition at the Vero Centre, a collection of unique shots which was part of the Auckland Festival of Photography
   June 2009 - Wedding album company, Queensberry, features a 20 minute audio interview with Bruce about his string of successes in the Kodak Gold Awards wedding album category.
   April 2009 - Did you see Bruce on page 2 of the Weekend Herald 18/4/09? - The photographer was photographed himself by Herald photographer Paul Estcourt, while photographing soon to be married Diane and Peter, on the breakwater at Mission Bay.
   October 2008 - Bruce wins the Kodak Gold Award - Wedding Album Category for the EIGHTH consecutive year. Check out some of the finest New Zealand wedding photography by viewing our 2008 award-winning wedding album
   September 2008 - Bruce travels to Rarotonga to photograph Penny and Jamie's wedding at the Pacific Resort. view shots
   August 2008, August 2007 - Bruce is part of a select panel of "distinguished" NZ and overseas photographers to judge the work of NZ's top photographers at the Epson NZ Iris Professional Photography Awards
   May 2008 - a teacher to professional photographers... Bruce presents a seminar to 40 professional photographers in Christchurch at the invitation of  the NZ Institute of Professional Photography 
   November 2007 - a teacher to professional photographers... Bruce gives a presentation in Auckland on Wedding Album Design to over 50 professional photographers at the invitation of the NZ Institute of Professional Photography
   October 2007 - Auckland Professional Wedding Photographer, Bruce Gabites wins the prestigious Kodak Gold Award - Wedding Album Category for an unprecedented SEVENTH consecutive year.
   October 2007 - a teacher to professional photographers... Bruce presents a seminar to over 30 professional photographers in Wellington at the invitation of  the NZ Institute of Professional Photography
   August 2007 - With a sweep of 5 Awards at the Epson NZ Iris Professional Photography Awards 2007 to add to his successes in previous years, Bruce is awarded the honour of Master of Photography (M. Photog) by the NZ Institute of Professional Photography in recognition of his photographic excellence.
   June - July 2007 - Auckland Professional Wedding Photographer, Bruce Gabites takes part in the acclaimed "People"- a NZ Institute of Professional Photography Group Exhibition. This photographic exhibition - a collection of unique shots, held in the Vero Centre foyer in downtown Auckland, was part of the 2007 Auckland Festival of Photography.
   December 2006 - Auckland Professional Photographer, Bruce Gabites was a part of The Child Cancer Foundation's "Fun Razor" event, photographing "shave your lid for a kid" where 800 participants throughout NZ created a new Guinness World Record for the most haircuts in an hour. Check out our shots of the event - featuring Mayors Bob Harvey, Dick Hubbard and the Vodafone Warriors
   October 2006 - Auckland Professional Wedding Photographer, Bruce Gabites wins the prestigious Kodak Gold Award - Wedding Album Category for the SIXTH consecutive year.
   August 2006 - Auckland Wedding Photographer, Bruce Gabites was awarded the distinction of Associate of NZ Institute of Professional Photography (ANZIPP). This honour was awarded for consistent high achievement over several years at the annual NZIPP Print Judging Awards.
   April 2006 - Feature article- Chernobyl's Ghosts published in NZ Listener - article and photos by Bruce Gabites. read article
   April 2006 - Auckland Professional Wedding Photographer, Bruce Gabites is featured in The Photographer's Mail magazine in an article about his unprecedented achievement of 5 successive Kodak Gold Awards for wedding albums.
   August 2005 - a teacher to professional photographers... NZ Institute of Professional Photography National Conference, Rotorua - Bruce co-hosts the workshop - Photographic Lighting for Professional Photographers.
   October 2005 - a teacher to professional photographers...Bruce gives a presentation to over 60 NZ Institute of Professional Photography conference delegates on professional digital photography.
   November 2005 - Auckland Professional Wedding Photographer, Bruce Gabites wins the prestigious Kodak Gold Award - Wedding Album Category for the fifth consecutive year.
   July 2005 - New Zealand professional wedding photographer, Bruce Gabites, travels to Kiev in Ukraine to photograph the wedding of Irina and Paul in a stunningly rustic Ukrainian village  view photos.
   May 2005  - NZ Bride and Groom Show seminar by Bruce Gabites - download your free seminar notes -your guide to choosing a Professional Wedding Photographer in Auckland New Zealand, tips etc.
   August 2004 - 2004 Customer Survey rates our Professional Wedding photography as exceptional! Read the details, as well as customer comments and testimonials.
   June 2004 - Bruce Gabites was the top-scoring Auckland Wedding Photographer at the  NZ Professional Photography Awards - a showcase of the best of Professional Photography in NZ



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