Hi there! I'm Santana!

I'm a busy mum of three inquisitive humans, two boisterous dogs and three greedy cats. Currently sifting through this beautiful chaotic thing called life with my hubby, who Ive been married to for five years...

I work between my role as an acute mental health nurse and a photographer. The two couldnt be anymore different, but my experience in crisis allows me to keep a cool head in stressful situations (lets face it! Wedding days can sometimes be stressful). I love balancing between the two so much. It is an honour being able to share in such special moments of people lives and delivering photos that document these forever.

I aspire to capture honest and authentic moments. I like to stand back and let moments unfold - camera in hand, hair swooped into a messy bun, often barefoot <--- if you see me like this at your wedding then you will know I am working hard! Or I'm wearing comfortable shoes.

OK enough about me.. I want to know more about you two! I only take a limited amount of weddings through the year. So, flick me an email and lets gets chatting about your day:-)

EMAIL: hello@santanamariaphoto.com

I'm based in Auckland, NZ but can travel anywhere in or outside if the opportunity arises!!

..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