Directory Photography in Tauranga
Winner of 13 International and 8 National Awards since December 2012, Martin is a professional photographer based in Tauranga , New Zealand. He is available for wedding photography nationwide and internationally. There are no travel charges for Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Tauranga and Rotorua weddings.
Martin is a total romantic and loves wedding photography! With his flair for fashion and ability to capture romance, his style of photography is glamorous and fashionable, yet classic and natural at the same time. With his creative eye he has the ability to not only capture the natural magic of your wedding day but to create some to. His intuitive approach and his ability to relate to people creates enchanting story telling.
As an acknowledgement that a large number of his wedding clients are based in Auckland, there are no travel costs associated with Auckland weddings.
Member of WPPI, Wedding & Portrait Photographers I
Martin did a superb job with our wedding. He exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t ask for more. There were a wide variety of photos that captured each moment perfectly. We were so happy with our choice
Wedding Date: December 20, 2014
We used Martin Bentley Photography for our wedding after being recommended them by family member, and they were absolutely outstanding.
Like anyone, we wanted our day to be perfect and not only was Martin & his team professional, experienced, courteous and perfection-seeking, we can, without a doubt, say that they helped make the day better than we imagined. They bonded well with the bridal party and over the course of the day continually provided encouragement, just-the-right-amount of feedback, with quick sneak-peaks of how the shots were coming out, and just had continuous energy when pulling together shots.
Shortly the next day we were receiving sneak preview shots which are absolutely stunning. Martin’s absolute talent for producing amazing shots is second to none.
Thanks again Martin for being part of “The Royal Wedding”!
Wedding Date: October 25, 2014
We were really impressed with Martin’s professionalism when I met him on the initial meeting as my wedding photographer. He had a great knowledge of photography and lighting which was just what I was looking for. He was very easy to talk to and plan with. On the day it was fabulous meeting Leslie who was just as inviting as Martin had been. They made a great team and we were blown away with his attention to detail and flexibility on the day. We really enjoyed working with them and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who wants a reliable and talented photographer. We recently received all our wedding photos and were amazed with the care and beauty of them. We have never been professionally photographed but they made us feel comfortable and excited. We know this is probably the last time we will be professionally photographed and are so happy with them. We will treasure these photographs for many years to come.
Alicia Scott and Sam Kingi
Wedding Date: April 12, 2014
I knew as soon as I saw Martin and Leslie at the Mangapapa wedding show that they were who I wanted for our wedding photos. As someone who does not particularly like being photographed the pre-wedding meeting did a lot to put my mind at ease. Martin and Leslie were full of good ideas and helpful tips. Their confidence and professionalism immediately made me feel more comfortable. Martin also came to our rehearsal to allow him a look around the area, assess the light and meet everyone. On the day I was so nervous but Martin and Leslie had lots of little tricks to help keep people smiling and relaxed. Their attitude and teamwork made things go so smoothly and I had every faith in Martins amazing eye so it was easy to follow their directions. Wow! was my only thought when I saw a sneak preview of the images I couldn’t wait to get the rest! Daniel and I did not stop smiling for a second as we looked through the final images. Martin had captured our day perfectly from getting ready to dancing the night away, they cover everything. Some of the shots are so beautiful with the way Martin captured the light and our surroundings they took my breath away. Thank-you so much Martin and Leslie we couldn’t have asked for a better team.
Wedding Date: March 7, 2014
When we first met Martin and Leslie they were the first and ended up being the only photographers we met with. We were going to basically interview as many as we could till we found the right ones. So when we met with them and ended up spending 4 hours talking of weddings and photos and any ideas we had, we knew they were perfect for us. They share the creative mind that we have and understood that I was truly looking for someone who could capture the fairy-tale essence that I wanted to have for the wedding. It was so wonderful to hear the excitement that Martin had for our wedding and the fact that he also was looking forward to our special day, was so great. The photos have turned out to be exceptionally beautiful, truly capturing our day.
Wedding Date: November 24, 2012
Martin and Leslie at Martin Bentley Photography are a wonderfully professional, approachable and adaptable team who created absolutely stunning images to document our wedding day. From our initial contact prior to our wedding right through to the production of our images, we could not be happier with our choice of photographer. Martin showed experience in capturing our day and gave us direction in a calm and relaxed way to ensure the photos we got were the best possible. We were lucky enough to have favourable photographic light on our wedding day, which Martin recognised and worked with to maximise this good fortune. From the ceremony and prior, to the offsite photos and through to the reception and beyond, Martin and Leslie were unobtrusive and let us enjoy our day without creating distractions or putting pressure on us to do anything we didn’t feel comfortable doing. They simply went about their business documenting our day.
Without reservation, we would recommend Martin Bentley Photography for any photographic occasion. Martin and Leslie were professional and delivered their services to an above expected standard. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Wedding Date: April 27, 2013
I first saw Martin’s photography work at the Mangapapa Wedding Affair in 2010 and immediately knew he was the photographer I wanted to take my wedding pictures.
I saw about 4 or 5 photographers at the Mangapapa Wedding Affair and at the end of the day I still knew that Martin was definitely the photographer I wanted. Unfortunately when it was time to organise the photographer for my wedding I could not remember the name of the photographer I had chosen. I then had 3 meetings with different photographers but knew when I saw their work that they weren’t the right photographer for me.
I then finally found Martins card and thought if this isn’t him I don’t know what I will do. I meet Martin and was so pleased to realise this was the photographer I was looking for.
I had always said that the photos needed to be the most important part of my Wedding as that is what you have to look back on.
Martin and lesley were great they really delivered and have produced some absolutely amazing photos of my Wedding day.
I could not have asked for better photos and memories to reflect my happy day. Martin and Lesley were absolutely wonderful to work with and I am so grateful that I had the to take my Wedding photos.
Wedding Date: October 12, 2012
Martin and Leslie were a fabulous team and so great to work with leading up to and on our wedding day. They made the entire experience fun and were very professional. We are delighted with our wedding photos and couldn’t be happier with their service.
Wedding Date: December 28, 2012
We would like to say a big thanks to Martin and Leslie. We are so happy with our wedding photos and Martin and Leslie were so great to deal with before, during and after our big day. They are enthusiastic and professional but also easy going and both have a great sense of humour. They made us all feel relaxed while posing and smiling, which wasn’t very easy at first for some of us!
Martin definitely has a great eye for photos and got so many beautiful shots of us all. He and Leslie are a great team and work very well together to make sure every photo is as good as it could be. While making sure they got as many photos as possible in all the different locations they kept an eye on the time so we didn’t run too behind schedule which would have been very easy to do!
The package we chose was also such a great price for the number of hours Martin photographed us for and the number of photos we got.
We are so glad we chose Martin to be our photographer for this very important day as he has captured it beautifully.
Wedding Date: October 26, 2013
You’re the BEST photographers on earth and we enjoyed working with you so much! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, care and joy you brought with you on the day. The photos are absolutely gorgeous!!! We are so lucky on oh so many levels and thanks so much once again for the opportunity to work with you and for putting your all into our magical day. Your work really speaks for itself and it truly was an honour to have you capture our special moments.
Wedding Date: August 31, 2013
Our wedding photo experience in Auckland with Martin was exceptional. He was very professional and creative. The day itself felt perfect, but to have all of those special moments captured in his beautiful and vibrant photographs makes us feel exceptionally privileged. We knew that finding the right photographer for our wedding was one of the most important decisions we would take, so finding someone we could trust to capture the day in a style that felt right for us was a top priority.We were all very impressed already with the photos on the website and we would like to say thank you very much for the beautiful photos and for sure the album will be superb! All of our photographs turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. He had great suggestions as to where we could take some photos and he worked with our schedule.
He had captured the feelings and the beauty in every photo. We were blessed with amazing surroundings and the lighting turned out great that day. His lovely wife Leslie, has been his wonderful assistant and helped made us very comfortable with the shoots from engagement to wedding. They made a great team together.Martin’s expertise showed all of this in our photos. We highly recommend Martin for any of your photography needs wherever you are. He has a great personality and we are confident he would treat you as well as he treated us. Great job Martin!!
Thank you so much once again from the bottom of our hearts!” from Joie and Tristan Watson.
Wedding Date: April 29, 2012
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