Frequently Asked Questions


 Where are you based?

I live in beautiful Pirongia!. I’m originally from Constitucion, Chile and moved over in 2007 to New Zealand.


Do you shoot destination weddings?

Definitely. I love travel and I’ll take photos anywhere in NZ and overseas.


Can we meet before booking?

 If we can’t go for a nice tea or coffee, we can Skype or telephone before I meet you.


What are your prices?

Fill out my contact form and I’ll reply with my PDF brochure with all the details  and information about packages.
If you don’t hear from me within 24 hours, please email me: hola (at) valdesphotography (dot)


We’re a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera, is that OK?

 My approach is very relaxed and I like things to flow naturally. I’ll do my best to make sure you’re having fun in front of the camera.


Do you have a second photographer?

I normally shoot weddings by myself. I offer them as an option and recommend them if there are more than 150 guests.


Do you do engagements shoots?

Yes. I really recommend them. You can see an image gallery here.

Do you edit all the images?

Yes, all images.


Do we receive high resolution images?

 You’ll receive all digital negatives in high res, as well as resized for web (e.g.facebook)


How many images do you deliver?

 You’ll receive at least 700-800+ images for a full day’s wedding.


How long does it take to receive our images after the wedding?

Usually between 6-8 weeks.


How I will receive my images?

I deliver a nice online gallery, with a secure and personalised link, for you to view, download and share.


How do we book you for our wedding day?

I book on a first come, first serve basis.
Drop me an email or message me via the contact form and let’s connect.
To confirm your booking, a deposit fee is required along with a signed agreement.


Where else can we find you?

 I’m a bit of a social guy, so you can find me around on Facebook, Instagram or Google Plus.

None of your questions are here?

Flick us a message on the contact page and we’ll get back to you asap.