Weddings, Couples and Family Photographer

I’m Bailey Hughes, Your professional third wheel

For your wedding or elopement

I’m so glad you have made it here. I love meeting and spending time with new people, hearing stories about there unique journeys. 

I’m Christchurch based wedding and family photographer, but love to go on adventures around New Zealand capturing beautiful photos. 

Bailey Hughes


The Big Day

Pregnancy Shoots

Family Magic



(as you might have guessed haha) and I am the face behind the camera. Born and raised in Canterbury, NZ. I grew up riding horses since I could walk. I have been snapping pictures of my four legged models since I got my first camera at five. Surrounded by dogs and horses I have never been lacking in models. I love 80s classic hits and can be found having a concert of one in my car whilst driving. I look forward to meeting you.

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Dolly Parton

Making Memories

Bailey from Bailey Hughes Photography did a faultless job of capturing the essence of us as a family. Our images turned out as absolute magic. Bailey gave just enough instruction to ensure that we were comfortable & relaxed, not posed. Very talented, great communication & all round a very pleasant experience. I highly recommend working with her. Thank-you for the memories you’ve given us to cherish, forever grateful!

Thank you so much for capturing some beautiful pictures of us, we were beyond excited to received the photographs and were absolutely thrilled with the end result. From the beginning we clicked with you and felt comfortable being ourselves in front of the camera. Your friendliness, confidence and professionalism gave us confidence. Not only do you have an amazing eye for detail it was evident you have a true passion for what you do. You are officially our favourite photographer and we will not hesitate to use you again in the future. Thank you again so much, we will certainly cherish the images!!

Michaela and Sam 

My partner and I did our maternity shoot with Bailey. We both felt a little awkward beforehand but as soon as we met up with her we were instantly relaxed and had such a special time with lots of laughs. The perfect location was scouted out. Lots of helpful direction for different poses. We now have some very special photos of a very special time to treasure forever.

Hayley and Chris