Michelle and James have loved photographing weddings together since they got married in 2012. Before this Michelle studied photography and got a start photographing her friends weddings; James was doing architecture and was keen to start a creative business – so when the time came they formed Patina and decided to see where this journey would take them.
Through this passion James and Michelle have had the chance to travel the world and feel so lucky that they get to work with such creative, trusting couples. They love meeting new people; from hotpools under the stars in the Nevada desert, to magical snow-fall at Tongariro; the places and experiences this job has introduced them too, have been some of the best they’ve ever had.
James and Michelle have won various awards for their photography – including winning both wedding categories at the 2015 Iris awards with James scoring the highest awarded print that year. One of Michelle’s images was also chosen as one of the best of the best images by Junebug.