Get to know Valdes Photography

Great times will lead to great memories...

Originally from Constitución, a small beach town in Chile, in 2007 I jumped on a plane to follow my kiwi girl home to New Zealand.

New Zealand has now been my home for over ten years, and Emma and I have travelled to pretty much all corners of this country, (and have also been fortunate to travel through parts of Europe and South America).

Married life has been beautiful and now have an awesome little boy, Ben, who keeps us busy and enjoying life to the fullest. We have made our home in Pirongia, a little village located 20 minutes southwest of Hamilton.


I’m a very relaxed man who enjoys having a good laugh and making things worry free, so if this sounds the type of photographer you would like to hang out with on your wedding day don’t think for too long to contact me 🙂 let’s talk!


I do wedding, portrait and commercial photography, and have a real passion and commitment for what I do. What I most enjoy about wedding photography is capturing natural emotion, connections between people, and beautiful moments that make you smile and take you back to that point in time. I also enjoy getting to know new couples, and traveling to awesome new places!

When I’m not photographing, you’ll find me spending time my family, and when I can, going for a surf.

Please feel free to tell me a little about yourself, and how you’ll create and celebrate your own story. I photograph weddings all over New Zealand, and do both small and big celebrations and anything in between.

We have part of our hearts and family in Taranaki, so if you happen to be from the Naki! we would love to hear from you too!

Contact me for any questions or just to say Hi! don’t be shy!

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A little bit of my wee family and the places I love...