Charlotte Kiri Photography Wanaka


About Charlotte Kiri Photography, Wanaka &  Queenstown

I work with a loving, contagious spirit that allows anyone and everyone to relax in front of the camera and have fun during the process. Wanaka has been my home for over 13 years, where I live with my husband Bruno and our 3-year-old daughter Audrey.


My background as a Qualified Journalist gives me a trained eye to capture things as they happen, with attention to the small details. I have travelled the world competing as a professional snowboarder, the mountains are in my blood and where I feel at home. If you want to have your photos on a mountain-top… Let’s do it!


Behind the scenes, I work tirelessly to capture every fleeting moment of authentic emotion. Capturing natural images ~ ones that reflect the connections with the people you love the most.




Facts about me:

I love extreme sports: snowboarding, surfing, wakeboarding.

I am a savoury, over sweet girl – cheese is life

Wedding details are so exciting to me, especially foliage and pretty dresses

I have a cat called Zorro he’s a rescue kitty he’s a bit emotionally damaged but so good with our daughter

I love to laugh and think I think I was a comedian in a past life

I carried the Olympic flame at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney

I am a christian 🙂

I worked as a Journalist/reporter, but ended up loving photography more, because my soul is too kind to handle controversial stories

I cry at every wedding because I end up loving all my couples and feel like I’m emotionally invested

I’ve been married for 6 years and got married when I was 25

I met my husband at the Wanaka skate park

I pretty much always wear a hat

My favourite images to capture are emotional moments – dads, mum’s and grooms crying are up their as a favourite moment of the day.

One of my other favourite parts of a wedding is when the bride and groom walk back down the isle together! It’s always so full of happiness and authenticity.

I have never been a bridesmaid, which is probably why I love wedding photography because I feel like I get to be a bridesmaid at so many weddings now helping couples plan their days, carrying dresses etc

We danced to Adele ‘One and Only as our first dance’ but I also love hip hop and lots of other genres of music

I love confetti

Charlotte Kiri is my first and middle name

Seeing my photos in print makes me so, so happy



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