I received a text the other day from a Groom that said (among other cool stuff) “it felt like you were just a mate taking photos which is exactly what we wanted”. This, and being thrilled with your images is what it’s all about for me. – Rochelle
Savanna and Troy had their beautiful, unique Hawkes Bay barn wedding on 7th December 2019. Rochelle's incredible work really speaks for itself and I have wondered what I could say that her photos don't already testify to! But, as the mother-of-the bride, I wanted to say this : before Savanna and Troys wedding I told myself to just relax and enjoy the day, be in the moment and absorb it all but to be honest, as wonderful and relaxed as the day was, when the dust had all settled, it was all just a blur and I longed to remember it all in detail!!! Then Rochelle's photos arrived! Not only were they just completely unreal gorgeous but I could literally relive it all - every precious moment from the getting ready on the morning to the crazy dance floor fun at the end of the day!! Through her beautiful captures I can walk through the day again, feel the emotions and hear the conversations, laughter and music and actually see all the day unfolding! It's almost magical and a real treasure!!
Rochelle has a gift of capturing the true essence of the day, the unfolding moments and all the tiny details and she does it all in such a way that you hardly notice its happening. Even the "official" photos happened effortlessly, naturally and was fun for all. You can see from the totally relaxed unforced happy faces!!
I think Rochelle's greatest attribute is the way she makes everyone feel - fabulous, special and most importantly that they are having the best day ever! At the same time her total professionalism, perfectionism and excellent communication makes sure everything moves along time wise - always making fantastic use of light and surroundings! She is mesmerizing to watch, absolute fun to have around and a true artist in her field. We will be forever grateful to have had Rochelle capture Savanna and Troy's beautiful wedding at Waiterenui Farm @waiterenuiweddingvenue
I just wanted to thank you once again for everything you did on the day of Lance and Rachel's wedding. Your easy manner and professionalism made it really easy to work with you - most of the time I didn't even know you were there!! This is no mean feat considering the wonderful shots you've manged to capture.
The photos are fantastic, and I'm so glad you managed to get so many of the guests - that is really special for me. We are so delighted with the vast choice of beautiful shots to choose from - we are very spoilt for choice! Some are truly spectacular with the beautiful scenery and moody lighting.
I hope that going through all these shots, and those of the few weddings you had after ours, helped to pass the time while in the first part of lock-down. Aren't we so lucky that we managed to be able to celebrate our day with no limitations!
Take care, and please know that you have helped to make a fantastic day even better, as we now have so many magical memories to keep.
Beautiful beautiful photos and a really fun experience. Rochelle gives attention to detail and is great at catching special candid moments. Don't hesitate, just hire her.
Rochelle absolutely exceeded our expectations as our wedding photographer, on the day and our final prints. For us and our two young boys (3 and 1) Rochelle made the whole experience fun, relaxed and exciting (no mean feat with small children involved!). We absolutely valued Rochelle’s attention to detail, clear directions relaxed yet professional manner and how she seamlessly captured so many priceless moments of our family and friends. Rochelle we loved having you with us on our wedding day and can’t thank you enough for capturing precious memories of not only our wedding day but of our young boys, we wish you all the best! X Highly Recommend!
Couldn't be happier. Rochelle is a kind and warm hearted photographer who made "family photo day" a fun experience for everyone and what a result. We are all so happy with the quality of the photos. Excellent work!!
Rochelle was truly amazing!
She captured so many valuable, unforgettable moments on our wedding day.
The photos are world class and totally exceeded our expectations. The fantastic light and contrast are exceptional.
Rochelle is very professional, passionate and energetic.
We can only give our upmost complements and thanks for the work well done!
Thank you very much Rochelle!
Rochelle was the perfect match for our wedding day. From the first Skype call we had with her we knew she had the right energy and vibe to match us both and capture some special shots of us and our best mates in our special place of Whangamata. Rochelle invested her own time to travel to Whanga from Tga to scope the ideas I had given her months before the big day and she even found a few extras of her own too. The showery weather was no drama and just made for more adventures as Rochelle had us under umbrellas on the wharf, had arranged with a local to use a beautiful gully of tall trees and she even got creative with the rings, shoes, evening shots and lighting throughout the day/night. After the day she was also super efficient at getting us some sneak peaks to satisfy our excitement and followed through a week or so later with the most beautiful handmade package by courier. Such a joy to work with, we would highly recommend Rochelle and her photos as well :)
From our very first communications through to receiving the finished product, we were very impressed with Rochelle's straight up, friendly, passionate and professional approach. Our family & friends thought we had known her for years based on how she easily and confidently fit in with our day and went about her work around us all. We couldn't have asked for anything more, thank you again Rochelle. Todd & Amy :)
Rochelle is an incredible photographer. We are so thrilled with our photographs and the way in which she organised our bridal party and many guests was fantastic. She really captured the best parts of our special day and I am so pleased we had the chance to have her as our photographer. Super professional, so much fun and incredibly easy to work with!
Thanks for everything, Samantha & Nicholas xx
We had the most memorable Day with Rochelle.
We decided to elope in NZ as we live in Aus and from the beginning it was a pleasure communicating with Pure Images. Our day was absolutely perfect, we felt so comfortable and had so much fun, Rochelle new all the places to go to get the perfect shot, we were so happy to let her artistic nature flow.
Thank you so much. Highly recommend.
We are so glad that we chose Rochelle to photograph our wedding day. Her work blew us away with how beautiful and creative it was. Weddings are often a long day, and Rochelle worked hard from start to finish with so much energy - it was clear how much effort and love she puts into her work.
Rochelle was fabulous in the lead up to the wedding - responding to all emails very promptly and always with a cheerful and positive attitude. The photos were delivered very quickly after the wedding which was very much appreciated!
Rochelle exceeded expectations all round!
Choosing Rochelle to be our photographer for our wedding was probably one of the best decisions we made. Rochelle did a beyond incredible job capturing our day and was so personable and well received by all. Rochelle has captured every special moment of our day in a way we could never have imaged from scouting forestry areas for our photos, finding the perfect lighting, catching all the heartfelt candid moments.. she is incredible! The communication with Rochelle was amazing and we never once wondered where our photos were or how much longer they would be. We were married on Saturday and by Monday evening we had a mini collection of maybe 100 low res photos to browse though and share with our family - 3 weeks later we were hand delivered the most extensive collection of incredible photos for us to relive our special day. We honestly cannot thank Rochelle enough nor could we ever put a price tag on the invaluable memories she has given us.
Rochelle was incredible from start to finish! She was helpful, inspiring and so interested in our wedding from the beginning. Communicating was easy.
We couldn’t have been any more pleased! And so many good reviews from our wedding party and guests!!
Thank you Rochelle- we will have beautiful photographic memories of our special day forever.
...still impressed that she knew the sunset time for our wedding 6 months in advance haha
It is fair to say that Rochelle exceeded all of our expectations. She was so enthusiastic and truly cared about the end result. Nothing was too hard for her and she made our day something beyond special. Extremely efficient with getting the images back to us and the quality was second to none. Rochelle is someone I wouldn't hesitate to recommend, trust me you wont regret it. 10/10.
Rochelle shot my autumn wedding back in May 2018 and I can honestly say she is the best photographer! She listened to us with what we wanted, was firm on the day when we had limited time to get the good light and the results speak for themselves. Over a year later I still get people telling me they are the best photos they have seen. Cannot recommend her enough!
When planning a wedding it's so important to get a good photographer and we definitely did! Rochelle takes absolutely stunning photos. She takes advantage of different lighting and takes a range of beautiful landscape photos and also candid shots which makes a really nice mix and tells a fantastic story of the whole day. We are so happy with the photos she took and really enjoyed her way of directing us on the day, shes so much fun! The planning process also went fantastic, shes really dedicated to getting the shots you want and gives good advice to get them. Thanks Rochelle!
We can not thank Rochelle from Pure Images enough for the passion and dedication she brought into capturing our special day. From the moment we met her she made us feel at ease in her presence, and confident that she would deliver on the style of photos we were after. She listened to our likes and did all she could do work with us and our environment to create exactly what we had dreamed for in our wedding photography.
I would recommend Rochelle to anyone who loves the beauty in natural lighting, soft tones, and authenticity. She portrays these magically xx
Where do I start? Rochelle…You. Are. Amazing. I don’t know how she managed to wrangle Russ and I but she absolutely nailed the challenge and the photos that we’ve already received not even a month after our wedding...just WOW. We personally opted for the package that included two photographers to cover the full day and we were absolutely thrilled with the results. My hubby and I aren’t really big on photos but with Rochelle we never felt like we were being orchestrated or put into poses – she just let us do our thing and worked her magic. She worked tirelessly throughout the long day and we have such a huge variety of photos to pick from that cover those natural and raw moments plus we got all of the family shots that we hoped for including lots of really fantastic pictures of my dear grandad. Honestly, my face hurts from smiling so much when I look through the pictures and that to me means that Rochelle and Jo managed to perfectly capture the Wedding of our dreams, so thank you so much for being a part of our A team and we will not hesitate to recommend your services in the future.
Rochelle is incredible. Savi and I got married almost a year ago and to this day we still spend time looking through our photos in awe of the story she created for our big day. Rochelle was a dream to work with and took the time to make us feel so at ease. We were provided the challenge of rain on our special day and Rochelle had already scouted dry photo locations and wasn’t phased at all. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants amazing photos and wants to have a real laugh with someone who will literally get drenched and muddy just to get you your dream shot. Rochelle I cannot thank you enough for giving me the most stunning memories of the most incredible day of my life.
So thankful we had Rochelle as our wedding photographer, she was beyond fabulous! If you are looking for a photographer, and have had the luck to come across Rochelle, grab her with both hands and don't let go! She will listen to what you want, work with you to make it perfect, blend into your day like a member of the family, and will capture the most incredible images for you. She is an absolute rock-star and there just aren't enough words to recommend her highly enough!! Thanks Rochelle for doing what you do, the way you do it!!!!!
We chose Rochelle from Pure Images after looking through many other photographers portfolios, and I'm so glad we did! We loved how Rochelle's photos were not only stunning images but really captured the feel and emotions of the day, and told a story. Rochelle was a pleasure to work with, and she really understood what we were wanting out of our images. We get so many comments on how great our wedding photos are, would 100% recommend Pure Images to anyone!
Wow, wow, wow, wow ..... oh my God Rochelle, we have just spent the last couple hours looking through them all, reminiscing shedding a tear or 2 and reliving the entire day.
We absolutely love them all, you are amazing!
The number of times we have both said we didn't know you were even taking that photo but you managed to capture the day perfectly, thank you, thank you, thank you!!
The box is just as awesome as everything else, we love it especially how you have put our picture on the lid. It's the best keepsake for us :-)
Of course we are more than happy for our photos to be used. It's the least we could do. Can't wait to check out your new website!
If there is anything else we can do please let us know.
Thank you again and again
Kim and Tom xx
Rochelle, you were such an asset to us in planning and orchestrating our wedding! You went over and above to ensure our images were the best they could be - including scoping out the farm in all sorts of weather on numerous occasions! You weren't just a photographer, you helped with our timeline, collaborated with other vendors and helped iron out so many little details that enabled our day to run as smoothly as possible.
You totally saw the vision we had for our special day and captured it perfectly. Our photos are beautiful and we couldn't be anymore thankful to you for all your time and effort. You are truly a talented photographer and an amazing person!
Thank you again for everything!
Oh this is so exciting!!! A huge thanks for putting in the extra care with our images and detailing the vintage feel on these. I know it was a challenging environment on the day to capture the images so we really appreciated your positive can do personality which was very infectious……..
Thank you so much for our pics - you're done a wonderful job considering the conditions we were dealt with - thank you, thank you! The box that was sent with our image on it was amazing by the way - great touch!
Just a little thank you for being the best photographer ever! You made us and everyone at the wedding feel so relaxed.
You didn't intrude on any moments that Owen and I shared, you just captured them beautifully.
And yes, we both cried again when we looked at the photos from the ceremony because you captured the emotions of the day.
We wish you all the best in the future and we will highly recommend you to everyone we know :-)
Thank you for capturing the memories that will last our life time!
Kerry, Owen, and Ben xx
Hi Rochelle, (Warning, long content ;-)
Apologies for the delay in getting this email to you. We have slipped back in to work mode well and truly now.
We both would like to thank you again for what you have done for us. We are so amazed with your images, professionalism, presentation and just you in general. You are defiantly a master of your craft.
As you know I love the natural style of editing, I’m all about expressing the how it actually was on the day. Your editing style is just perfect. You manage to make us feel as if we are right back there, walking through the tall grass or down the long driveway.
You were able to handle everything so well, Even getting everyone in order for the family and friends shots, I am always a little nervous when in the same situation and afraid of being firm with the guest, We loved how you did this, You got them to stop messing around and got shit done. Ha ha.
Going through the images, Especially the ones of the ceremony, you have managed to capture almost every angle possible, I know for a fact that this is a challenge to achieve, You must have been running around like mad :) However to your credit we had no idea. You made it seem like you weren't even there. How on earth did you do that?
Your creative eye is outstanding, every shot you delivered is framed and composed to perfection, and it seemed so effortless to you on the day. You knew exactly what you wanted and how to get it. I can see the classic Rule of Thirds throughout your work but also you understand when to break that rule and when you do it is fantastic.
We were blown away with the amount of images you delivered, Now I know that not every shot that you/I click off is going to be a good shot, Man have I taken some shockers! But to receive just under 1000 images was amazing. It tells me that you understand your equipment and the whole process of capturing it right in camera. You don't have to answer this question but how many shot did you actually take on the day?
Your presentation of the final product was perfect, we loved every part of it, from our very own personalised box, and the Pure Images USB and your selection of prints, Just Beautiful. Your personal touches make it stand out.
Overall Rochelle, if we were to do it all again we wouldn't hesitate to have you again. And if you were not available on the date we would change the date of our wedding!! From the moment you arrived at the hotel to the moment you left after everything was done you were truly amazing. We will always remember our wedding day but because of you it will be extra magical. We will treasure your images forever.
Thank you again Rochelle
Once again Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to work with you and Jo, you made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera & your work is truly amazing. I so enjoyed getting our parcel in the mail! ALL the photos are amazing and it has been so hard to choose.
I also really appreciated your advice in answering my 101 questions on the day, helped to calm my nerves, and keep me reassured. You really went the extra mile, thanks also for having a pin on hand to fix my dress - lifesaver!
I'm so glad we picked Rochelle to photograph our wedding. She was awesome to have around, mixed well with the guests, and was good at putting people at ease in front of the camera. Rochelle totally 'got' our style and the photo's reflect that. We were very pleased with our images and the speed at which we received them.
Hope you are doing well.
Thank you so so so much for our amazing photos - again - can’t thank you and Jo enough for all your work on our special day. Have been through the photos so many times and I still keep finding new things in as I go. I have had so many comments on what you did for us on the day from guests, and how enthusiastic and approachable on the day and from the photos since then. You have certainly found your calling and I would recommend anyone to you in a heart-beat.
The lid looks great! It finishes the box off perfectly! Just thought I would let you know I keep seeing people's wedding photos on Facebook from other photographers and nothing compares to ours! That may sound stuck up but honestly you did an absolutely amazing job! We are so so so happy our images! We have bought all of the frames for our photo wall, just need to decide which photo's to use!
It was a total pleasure to have Rochelle capture our wedding day from the boys getting ready to our first dance. Rochelle met with my Mum first and scoped out several different (but very convenient) locations before we arrived in NZ and we felt very confident with all her great suggestions. Rochelle's approach is very collaborative and efficient and never felt intrusive. The photos are amazing, better than we could ever have hoped for. One of the bridesmaids was so impressed she's hoping you are free for her day too.
Thanks very much Rochelle, we would recommend you to anyone wanting a personal yet very professional service.