Very excited to share one of our first weddings of the year!

Brittany and Jemal were married at Larnach’s Castle early in January.
The weather held together for a wonderful outdoor ceremony in front of the castle and we had time to wander around the beautiful grounds and capture the lovely couples first moments together as husband and wife.

I was lucky enough to stay for some great speeches from the families and to witness the first dance and cake cut.
Then something very special, Brittany surprised us all with a beautiful song she sung to Jemal!
We even got to sneak out afterwards to get some photos with the sun setting.

Thank you so much for letting me capture your wonderful wedding day!
Congratulations Jemal and Brittany!

Photos by – Nicola Wilhelmsen


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Sarah and Ant were married recently at Larnach Castle.

They chose Dunedin for its exciting weather options, beautiful castle and charming locals – all of which performed on the day !

Enjoy a view of their very special day.

                                                                                                                  photos by Kerry and Nicola at Kelk Photography

the official tie tier and ironer is an important job, with its own overseer.

the girls preparation all happened at the beautiful Camp Estate

the weather gave the decision makers a few challenges !  Inside or out ?  Let’s go for out ……
ah, maybe not ……………….such good sports, and we start again in the music room ……congratulations Mr and Mrs Crossan

and then fine enough for a group shot outside

Sarah and Ant you were such great sports in some fairly damp conditions – thanks

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Kelk Photography have recently been giving out portrait vouchers for a complimentary family portrait session which includes a 8×10 inch photograph.

We have done this to hopefully prompt those families who have thought about having family photos taken and are waiting for the right time.
Its never going to feel like the right time, you just have to do it now !

You’ll be really pleased with the results but we always end up with some really lovely images,
you don’t all have to be looking at the camera and smiling perfectly.

Sometimes the shots when you are all interacting with each other are the best.

Yes we will take more than one shot.

We will do our best to take so many photos you can’t possibly only choose one  for your complimentary print.
If you would like to purchase other products we do have payment plans available.

Here’s some samples of some lovely family portraits we’ve done with the Park family recently.

Photos by Nicola Wilhelmsen




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I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Melissa and Will’s wedding a few weeks ago in beautiful Tekapo.
I first met Mel at a photography workshop a few years ago and I was honoured that she asked me to capture her wedding day.

Mel is from New Zealand and Will is from the USA, worlds apart, but they couldn’t be more perfect for each other, seriously perfect!
They had some of the most creative, personal and funny vows I have ever heard, which they spoke to each other in a beautiful spot in the middle of a forest.

After the intimate wedding ceremony we wandered through the forest that had beautiful photo opportunities everywhere!
We ended up at the Tin Plate for an awesome wedding reception, full of fantastic food, crazy costumes, and a truly wonderful celebration
with Mel and Will’s families. They really know how to put on a great party!

Thank you so much for sharing your wedding with me Mel and Will, I really loved it!

Nicola Wilhelmsen

Nothing like a temporary squirrel  tattoo to top off your wedding out fit

You can find Mel’s wonderful words here on her blog Meliorator. She has written a lovely blog about her anticipation of seeing the wedding photos.

A little bit of a trek through the forest to the ceremony location, it was such lovely sunny day!

Such a pretty forest, a perfect location for wedding photos

I just loved Mel’s flower crown, was made by Tekapo Weddings & Events

SO many different looks in this forest! Did I say it was amazing already?

Mel is currently working at the Foursquare store in Tekapo, so it seemed appropriate to drop by for a few photos at work before heading into the reception.
We had more than just a few strange looks from the customer!

This cake was dairy and gluten free and it tasted amazing! such a beautiful cake inside and out


Flowers: Tekapo Weddings and Events
Venue: Tin Plate
Celebrant: Caroll Simcox
Cake: Family Friend, Maria Tait

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 Meet the Pettigrew sisters – Carrie, Bronwyn, Jennifer and Rosie

I have had the privilege of photographing all of these girls weddings.  It is a real honor to work with a family for this long. 2016-07-21_00102016-07-21_0002so … most recently we photographed Rosie (top left), and prior to that was Jennifer (top right),

lower left we have Bronwyn (married in Queenstown),  and then lower right we have Carrie (married one winters day in Hawea Flat !)



and the brave men   Carrie and Mark,  Rosie and Simon,  Jennifer and  Chris, and  Bronwyn and Tim

Congratulations Carrie and Mark on your 12th wedding anniversary


2016-07-21_0001The family extends with each wedding – but you can always spot Rosie’s gorgeous hair

2016-07-21_0008Four weddings in four different seasons.  Thanks girls it’s been fantastic.

Kerry Crosland  –  Kelk Photography

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