Hi there! I'm Santana. You'll find me - camera in hand, hair swooped into a messy bun, in a jumpsuit, and often barefoot at weddings. This is me.


My approach is unobtrusive, relaxed, yet attentive. I like to shoot all the details, the in-between raw and authentic moments, but don't worry I also capture the pictures you need for Mum and Dad!

I live in Auckland with my other half, Mark. Together we have our 7 children; three inquisitive humans, two boisterous dogs, and two greedy cats. My favourite book of all time is the Harry Potter series which I spent my whole tweens reading. I'm a sucker for spicy food, good coffee and I'm currently trying to grow all the things in my garden. Anyways, enough about me I want to know more about you two! I only take a limited amount of bookings through the year  so be sure to flick me an email  if you're interested in my work.

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..feedback so far..

Santana has been so easy to work with from our first contact, right up until the delivery of photos. She communicates well and responds quickly (sometimes even after hours!). We were not the easiest couple to work with, especially with a short lead up to the wedding and a tight budget, but she managed to give us such a wonderful collection of memories from the day. We have no regrets, Santana has truly over-delivered by a long shot!
— Charmaine and PG
We were very fortunate to have Santana as our photographer. Santana is very talented and we couldnt be more happer with the service she provided and most importantly the photos! (which speak for itself). Santana made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and it showed in the photos as we looked very natural. Santana is great at capturing emotion and made the most of her surroundings and lighting to enhance the quality of our photos. Absolutely loved having Santana as our wedding photographer and would definitely recommend her services! Thank you so much for your time, skill and effort, look forward to booking events with you in the future.
— Keri and Opal