Meet Ruth Brown

Fun | Relaxed | Creative | NZIPP Accredited | Award-Winning |

"I adore creating an everlasting visual story of your special day, and capture your magical memories - all the love, joy, laughter and tears - because there is so much beauty in all of these."

Hi! I’m Ruth! I’m a fun and relaxed wedding photographer based in the mountain town of Wanaka, but I capture weddings all over New Zealand.

I live in a rustic cottage on an acre of land just outside of Wanaka with my organic gardener and chef partner Paolo, along with our beloved tabby cat Dakini.

My favourite things in the world are great coffee, fantastic cheese and travelling in new countries. When I’m not shooting weddings, you’ll find me curled up on the sofa with the cat.

I couldn’t live without books, music and home cooking. I love to spend time planning future adventures, too. Nothing makes me happier than spending a couple of days hiking and camping here in the awesome landscape of New Zealand.

My love of art is what got me into photography. I adore photographing epic landscapes & am rather obsessed by clouds, but I also love photographing people & doing creative collaborations with other like-minded individuals. Have a look at some of my creative work here and styled collaborative shoots here.

I’ve been a wedding photographer for 12 years and I absolutely love it. The best thing about being a wedding photographer is that I get to spend time with people having a great time and with couples in love.

My wedding photography style is vibrant and happy. I capture all the beautiful and joyful moments and let you get on with having a fantastic wedding. For me, my favourite part of the wedding day is the portrait session, because it’s a chance for you to have a breather and for me to be creative.

My couples want good photography without having a photographer who makes them pose all day and takes over their wedding day. Your wedding is all about having a wonderful time with your favourite people.

If this sounds like you and you’d love a photographer who could easily be one of your guests, then get in touch to chat more about your wedding!

 Fun facts about me…

// I'm English born, but both my parents are Scottish.

// My comfort food is mashed potato.

// I love to receive things in the mail, so I have the daily ritual of checking our letterbox.

// I always stop to greet a cat.

// I am usually lucky winning prizes with paper raffle tickets, but so far pretty useless with online entries.

// Spiderman was my first ever hero! I collected comics from age 6.

// I did my Art' O' level at age 13 – three years younger than usual. Since I spent so much time around the art rooms, my teacher decided to enter me as an experiment. I got an A!

// My favourite book & movies are either Science Fiction or Mythological.

// I still find it hard not to get too emotional, and cry at every wedding!