Happiness / the state of being happy

joy, contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, joyfulness, joviality, glee, delighted, good spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, ecstatic, elated, jubilant, lively, merry, overjoyed, peaceful, thrilled, blessed, sparkly, tickled pink, light, laughing, jolly, gleeful, on cloud nine, carefree, playful, walking on air, flying high, blissful, sparkle, joyful, happy, cheerful, lit-up, illuminated, bubbly, on cloud nine

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Jel Photography

It’s lovely to meet you

We're James (J) and Eleanor (El) and together we make team Jel, specialising in capturing as much wedding happiness as possible. Happiness IS our happy place and our goal is to make your photo experience as easy-going and fun as possible.

Let's be honest, it's a big deal to have someone following you taking photos. Of course you want to have beautiful images that highlight all your wonderful moments and guests, as well as help you relive the smaller, delicious details for years to come. But you also want to look like you and feel free to be your lovely selves on the day. You want to laugh, joke, sing and be merry without holding back -  let all that celebration goodness loose!

We are one very easygoing, able-to-get-on-with-anyone, life-loving couple who loves making beautiful memories for people. You know you'll be in a safe hands because we treat our couples and families the way we'd want to be treated: with kindness, respect and with a twinkle in our eye. Because we believe wedding days should sparkle. You should feel free to sparkle and we'll be there for you camera in hand, cheerleading from the side with excitement!

We'll capture your day as it unfolds but we'll do it in an unobtrusive way so we blend in. This means we get all those lovely natural shots and in-between moments that make up your wedding story. Moments and people that make your day unique to you – that’s where the magic is. We can give you as much guidance as you need so you don't have to even think about what to do,  we've got you covered.

With 14+ years of experience and two BA's and a first MA in Photography between us, we've got the technical side of things down. The main thing is, could we fit into your day and be the right photographers for you? So much of wedding photography is making people feel comfortable in front of a camera, it all starts with how we connect as humans (let's arrange a coffee date to find out).

We're based in Auckland but travel throughough New Zealand as well as internationally. And a big about us... If you like any of the following, we're already going to get on like a house on fire: travel adventures, Star Wars, cats, Wes Anderson films, food, reading, Brene´ Brown, Ted talks, comedy plus anything movie related. Please get in touch via the contact form below, we'd love to hear from you!

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EXTRA IMPORTANT: We'll be in touch with our availability and info pack if we're free on your date within 48 hours. Please check your junk mailbox if you haven't heard from us.

For all non-wedding inquiries, please email info@jelphoto.co.nz