testimonials & raves


Nicky and Louis created a very relaxed, natural environment for us to have our family photos. We really felt they listened to the type of photos we were after and made the session an enjoyable occasion for all.   As a result we are delighted with our photos and feel extremely privileged to have captured these moments together, ones we will forever treasure.

We would highly recommend Lumiere Photography for any of your photo needs.

Thanks again Nicky and Louis!

Geoff & Amy

We received our wedding photos from Lumiere Photography, presented in a stylish USB case. The images were breathtaking and elegant! Louis captured our day, the smiles, laughs, the colours and the magic of it all, and it was so much fun to be directed by him. Louis connected with all the guests as if he already knew them well, and helped us to stick to the schedule without being rushed and feeling tired. Me and my wife Tia-Marie couldn't be happier! Super-professional, super-friendly and the images are stunning! Definitely recommending Lumiere Photography for anyone who is planning their big day!

Tia & Jason




Just received our photos and you guys did such an amazing job!!! We are so happy that you guys were involved in our day but not only that we can also call you two our friends!  We just received our awesome canvas from our special day and it looks amazing up on the wall. We would highly recommend getting a canvas of your favourite photo! Thank you so much Louis and Nicky - everyone who has seen the photos have mentioned how beautiful and high quality they are! My wife Anna and I cannot recommend Lumiere Photography enough. Thanks again!

Anna & Ryan

The delivered Wedding Photos have now completed a perfect day for us. Nicky’s use of the amazing landscape surrounding our venue, Narrows Landing made for a romantic and fun set of photos. While Nicki obviously used her experience to great effect she still ensured all our individual wants and needs were accommodated on the day, even including our classic car in several shots.. Not only did we achieve a perfect set of wedding photos but also a fantastic set of family photos. 

Many thanks for all your assistance and advice on the day, our family and friends are very impressed.

Glenn and Merle


Lumiere photography were AMAZING, we absolutely LOVE our photos. The scenery looks beautiful, and the colours are amazing. They gave us heaps of photos that we were not even expecting. Nicky was really professional and fun to work with. Thank you Lumiere Photography for your amazing work. We now have an awesome record of our day to share with friends and family! Would highly recommend you to anyone!!!

Bridgette & Pete

Well where do I start!! I've known Louis and Nicky since we were 13!   Even though we had history with our photographers there are no two other people who we would have ever do photos for us. Throughout our day and through our very emotional reveal, both Louis and Nicky were supportive, reassuring and professional. With their professionalism they brought humour and passion to our day for everyone. Not only are our photos a testimony to our love but also to our photographers who brought the best out of a pretty stuffy bunch!

Trish & Nic

Nicky guided us through the photography for our wedding with total ease and professionalism.  We chose the Rotorua Government Gardens to be married in because of the fantastic photo opportunities it offers and Nicky captured them all.  We’ve had many comments on the editing of the photos because it was done beautifully.  Our ultimate aim was to have a few quality photos to choose from that we would be happy to show our family and friends to remind us of a wonderful day.  Nicky gave us that and a great deal more.

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We were lucky to have the professionalism, expertise and charm of Nicky from Lumiere Photography for our special day. She stood out from the early stages of our planning and gave us valuable advice which helped us on our way.
On our wedding day she was in the right place at the right time to capture those magic moments, and thanks to her we have amazing memories from our special day! We highly recommend Lumiere Photography for any moments that need capturing. 

Lore & Robbie


THANK YOU so very much for being a part of our amazing day and making us feel so very comfortable in front of the camera. Your great personalities and efficient workmanship helped make our day run even smoother than anticipated. We just love our pictures, it’s too hard to choose just a few to put on the wall – we've recommended you to everyone we know!

Thanks again,

Hollie & Ryan


Thank you both so much for all that you did for us not only on our wedding day but before and after also.  Words cannot express how grateful Chris and I were to have you part of our wedding day and for your help. Louis became one of the boys and just slotted in as one of them, so we actually have lots of photos of Chris smiling for a change!  There are so many fantastic photos we are having problems choosing which ones we want on our walls.  You made our day something we can treasure not only from our memories, but visually to share with the world. We are already telling everyone how wonderful you are and we wish you all the best.

Dayna and Chris


Dear Nicky & Louis,

We cannot express in words how much the phenomenal pictures you took of our wedding day mean to us. We were both very nervous about being photographed but you both put us completely at ease.

Your excitement and enthusiasm was so infectious- we simply loved working with you. Your relaxed manner and uncompromising standards resulted in us feeling excited about being photographed and the results speak for themselves. We went out to find a photographer that would get us at least ONE photo we wouldn’t be embarrassed to show people- we ended up with over 700 high quality images, and we show people ALL of them with absolute pride every single time.

You both went above and beyond in everything you did, from the planning of the photography, to the day itself, the DVD slideshow, the album...not to mention insisting on showing us our photos for the first time 12 hours before the birth of your first child!

Thank-you so much!

Fiona and Warren


We never imagined that we could have wedding photos that truly captured the emotion of the day- but Louis; you did that for us and much more!!  They are breath taking in a way that cannot be described. They literally bought tears to my eyes which I think is a true indication of how stunning they really are.  You guided us throughout the day in more ways than you can know and it was our pleasure to have you play such an important part. Aside from the beautiful pictures of us as a couple and our bridal party, it's great to see the faces and expressions of our guests, which we really didn’t notice or have time to reflect on at the wedding itself- it’s like seeing the wedding again through a whole new pair of eyes. And we are so grateful at the quality and breadth of pictures you’ve supplied.  We would recommend you to EVERYONE! Thanks again, nga mihi mahana kia koe Louis,  ki to whanau hoki.

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To Nicky & Team - I'm not sure on how to say thank you... You did the most amazing job!! We look amazing!!   Brian always say you made me look like a model, and he looked totally unreal - the magic of a camera, right?   The Photos are totally breathtaking!!! Our wedding day was amazing and you captured every moment.  We thank you and your team for our lasting memories of our special day - we never get tired of showing our photos off to everyone!  Thank you very much!!!

Love from Brian & Kathleen

Brian & Kathleen


When looking through their photo gallery, we knew we had found our wedding photographer. Louis helped make our wedding day awesome, he knows how to make the "less inclined" get their photos taken. He knew what we were all about after shooting our engagement photos, which had our unique twist on it! This went along way to making us feel comfortable with his style, and also get to know Louis before our wedding day. We felt he understood exactly what we wanted from our formal photos. His ability to grasp what we were looking for took a great pressure off us. The end result is a beautiful collection of photographs of our wedding day. We cannot recommend them highly enough!

Rebecca and Michael


Tony and I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Louis for being a part of our wedding day.  Setting up a meeting with Louis to go through our requirements for our big day was easy and simple, as Louis came to us in Tauranga and we met at our venue. Once we met with Louis we knew that he would fit our guests and the mood we wanted to have at our wedding, as he was relaxed and completely open to what we wanted, along with adding suggestions to ours.  We wanted a lot of group photos with our friends and family - Louis accepted the challenge and at no time was anything a problem.  On the day Louis was prompt and ready to get started - I was never concerned at anytime, as he was confident and prepared for the job!  Everything went smoothly from the time Louis arrived until he left and we were excited to receive the finished product.  We now have our photos and they are amazing!  Louis has captured all the special and wonderful moments of our wedding, and we will be able to look at them in the future and relive our day. We will be recommending Artisan Studio & Gallery to everyone as they are professional and make planning and organising simple and easy.  On behalf of Myself, Tony and our family thank you again.

Thanks Louis!

Candy & Tony


Just wanted to thank you Lumiere for the wonderful photoshoot last week!

Nicky was AWESOME when working with our almost 4-year old.  She had him totally sorted - talking to him directly as if he were the star, encouraging him etc.  And she worked it all in with a 7 week old baby too! 

They say never work with animals and children... well if you DO need to - just ask for Nicky!  The photoshoot was a breeze - totally unstressful and the pictures look amazing.  Thanks again! 

Rowena & Johannes