We have noticed that there has been a lot of interest from overseas visitors wanting to travel to New Zealand in order to take advantage of the same sex marriage bill, and a good place to start looking is The Department of Internal Affairs, here is a checklist for getting married. We can Also recommend a great same sex marriage celebrant.

Same-sex marriage became legal in New Zealand on 19 August 2013. A bill for the introduction of same-sex marriage was passed by the New Zealand House of Representatives on 17 April 2013 by 77 votes to 44 and received Royal Assent on 19 April 2013. It entered into force four months after assent, to allow time for the Department of Internal Affairs to make the necessary changes for marriage licensing and related documentation. New Zealand is the first country in Oceania and the fifteenth overall to allow same-sex couples to marry.

Founding member and lead photographer Adel is proud of New Zealand’s stance on equal rights. Adel is actively involved in New Zealand’s Gay Community. She volunteers her time doing design, layout and photography for the Tamaki Makaurau Lesbian Newsletter (TMLN), and has been involved with Heroes out West in the past. We are proud to offer our same sex marriage wedding photographers services to everyone, and are available in Auckland and throughout new Zealand.



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Take advantage our our great wedding packages

All weddings are different and our clients have varied needs, so we try to keep our wedding photography packages simple to suit just about everyone. You can tailor the packages as required, there are no limits. Your wedding is one of the most significant milestones in your life, you don’t want to be worrying about anything on your special day. Don’t let budget constraints keep you from getting quality wedding photography, by experienced photographers.

These are the moments that you will reflect on, once the day has drawn to a close, the cake has been eaten, the flowers have been tossed and the guests have all gone home. At Milestones Portrait Studio we would like to help you preserve your memories. For many years to come you can look back at your wedding photographs and relive the moments, share in the laughter, the joy and the tears that made your marriage celebration special… you!

Every wedding photography package includes:
Unlimited shots taken with a minimum of 150, 250 or 400 files received depending on package.
High resolution files with no copyright restriction for personal use.
Low resolution files for email/ facebook/ iPad
Coverage of your day depending on package including:
Photography of Bride preparing
Groom greeting guests
Brides arrival
The ceremony
Congratulations from guests
Formal family photographs
A creative shoot on location(s)
The first half hour of your reception
Extra time may be added to any package. You can add many extras including on location studio photo booth, enlargements, canvases, albums, parent albums and we will be happy to advise you of all the options and costs involved.

Discuss your plans with us!

We know that every wedding is different, don't see something that suits you? Drop us a line, we are always happy to discuss your wedding plans and what you need from a wedding photographer. Everything is customisable to suit you. It is all about you!

Getting photographed can be a nerve racking exprience, so these little tips might help. Relax, wear something you feel comfortable in. If you are doing head shots for your modeling portfolio, bring 6 - 10 changes of wardrobes, we might not get

through the whole lot, but remember, if it is not in the studio, we can't shoot it. Bring a wide variety of colours, and textures. Don't bring any clothing you don't like to wear, it just won't photograph well, bring your favourite stuff.
Hair and Make-up are a very personal thing, so be sure to get it done to your liking, If you want to do it yourself, do your make up before the time, and do it natural, you don't want to end up looking like somebody else. If you want, bring a make-

up artist with you, and they can make sure you are always looking your best. Remember that make up can be time consuming, and you don't want to waste that precious studio time by only starting your make up when you get here.
The portrait studio normally operates on a Thursday, Friday & Saturday offering morning, afternoons and evening sessions. When making the booking it is important to specify the type

of photography that you are after, we will discuss the time that we would need, and then make booking according to the time that we need.
When booking the studio for a session, we require a deposit, which will go towards the payment of  the fees incurred. If you need to cancel or reschedule your shoot,  please do so 3 days in advance, otherwise you risk loosing your deposit. We accept Cash, Eftpos, Visa & Mastercard and direct deposit as forms of payment.

The sitting fee needs to be paid in full at the end of your session, and any prints or products being ordered needs to be paid at time of ordering. If you are using a package promotion, the full package payment needs to be done at the end of the photo session.