Weddings, Couples and Family Photographer

About Me

Bailey Hughes
So… Here’s a little bit about me:

My obsessions in life are horses, food and of course, my camera! I have been around horses since before I could walk. I have always ridden, even donkeys and the odd sheep as a kid (i didn’t manage to stay on that one very long). The horse thing runs in the family and they, along with many other critters have been part of my life since childhood. I love all animals and love to photograph them also.

I love to travel and with that comes many cuisines hence my love of different tastes. I have travelled in several countries and plan to explore more of the world again in the future, when the skies finally re-open … Thanks Covid. I have traveled parts of Italy, Spain, Scotland, France and the USA; and can say I’ve got the bug!. It’s definitely a dream of mine to drive route 66 in a mustang!

My Bucket List


My Bucket List

Climb Eiffel Tower

My Bucket List

Bungee Jump

My Bucket List

Go On Safari

My Bucket List

Travel Route 66

My Bucket List

See Northern Lights


Where am I based?

I’m a Cantabrian, born and bred! I live in West Melton and have access to some amazing contacts to get us into some of the best views in the Canterbury High Country!

Further, I am available for travel around New Zealand. 

Do I give out unedited images?

Unfortunately No. When booking your photographer, you should feel comfortable with their creative style and are getting their photos which are professionally edited. This process takes me a lot of time and is an art in itself.

What should you wear to a photo shoot session with me?

Let’s hope that if this is your wedding day you have your dress and suit… I have plenty of contacts if you need any help just let me know.

For Portrait sessions, your wardrobe is totally up to you. I can provide suggestions, neutral colours always look great. Whites/greys, beiges, browns/tans and greens, but ladies, you can never go wrong with that floral dress. Nice pants/shorts and shirts alway look great for the guys.

What is my turnaround time for getting your photos back?

Depending on what time of the year it is, my turnaround time usually is three weeks for weddings and elopements. This process takes a lot of time but it is my goal to get it to you ASAP. Remember, you will still receive a 24 hour sneak peak with a selection of photos for your WE’RE HITCHED social posts.

Portrait sessions turnaround time is less and usually between 48 hours and 1 week depending on the time of the year (wedding season take longer).

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes, I charge a $500 deposit and this secures your date and booking. I want to make sure that you are comfortable with whatever package you decide to choose. The rest is due a month prior to your wedding or elopement date.