Mandy Caldwell Photography

Wedding Photographers
Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041

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About Mandy Caldwell Photography

These are my boys. I love them so much. I feel like their childhood is just flying past! I know everyone says that, but it is really hitting me at the moment. I took this photograph (actually this is a composite of about 32 photographs – we are going to print it big!) in February during a family holiday at Lake Alexandrina. The lake has been close to my family’s heart for a long time, ever since my great grandparents built their hut here. Having this photograph of my boys at this special place means so much to me. This is why I love photography.

I believe that great portraits can help to define who we are together. They can showcase connections to those around us and to the land in meaningful ways, in images we revisit over and over. Great photographs that are framed properly will continue to be cherished year after year and become heirloom pieces. I wonder if my children ever have children, what this photograph might mean to them?

I first started photographing weddings in 2010, just after Pete and I tied the knot. Since then I have photographed many weddings throughout New Zealand and Australia. When we had our first son, William, I was also drawn into the world of newborn and family photography. William is 8 now and I’ve seen photography trends change a lot over that time. My style is still the same. I strive for timeless images that capture the real joy and emotion present in that moment. I love authentic photographs which are natural and candid. When I am editing my aim is to preserve the beauty that was present on the day in images that are crisp and vibrant.

Our family has grown, we also have Luke (3 / mischief-maker / chief bug collector) and Jamie (6 months/smiler/cuddle lover). Somehow it seems even more urgent to me to be capturing images of us as a family. To me, portraits provide a chance to cultivate our family identity. We are adventurers, we value kindness, we are present in the moment and we have fun together. I want something for them to look back on which shows them who we were and reminds them how much they are loved. Plus studies have shown that when children are around photographs of themselves it increases their self-esteem. Yet another reason to keep freeing our images from dusty hard drives and printing them!

Photography has taken me to many amazing places. Each new location has given me the opportunity to develop my ability to capture unique perspectives in beautiful ways. I especially love creating images that deserve to be printed in large format. New Zealand is full of stunning landscapes and there is nothing better than a beautiful shot where you are surrounded by natural beauty. Photographs that capture us together, out amongst our gorgeous country deserve to adorn our walls and be enjoyed for years to come.

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  • Mandy Caldwell Photography
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  • 7 Makora St
    Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041
    New Zealand
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