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Emily was our wedding photographer in Dunedin, NZ, on Febuary 6th, 2016 and she absolutely nailed it! She was so professional and organised and she made us and our guests feel at complete ease. The photos are incredible, she went above and beyond our expectations and we could't be he happier with the results, we would definitely highly recommend her for any photography work!

- Alana & Sam, Wedding Clients

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When we first met Emily we were floored by her excitement, flexibility, and simplicity to work with. When she produced perfect photo after perfect photo for our engagement shoot, we knew we had to have Emily for our special day! On our wedding day, Emily was sensational to say the very least. Emily was so friendly to all of our guests, and was supportive and excited for us when it was time to announce our surprise wedding! As our Wedding was at night, Emily captured the lighting perfectly in each and every photo, got photos of every angle we dreamed of and more. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone and everyone who needs spectacular photographs for any occasion.

- Sam & Andrew, Wedding Clients

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Finding a wedding photographer is not easy and we are truly fortunate to find Emily. We trusted her the moment we met and we felt so comfortable with her.  We knew right there and then that she would give us what we were looking for; a perfect wedding memory, and she did!  She captured the magic of the day and night settings and the photos were magnificent. The fullness of life and love were perfectly expressed in each picture that she has taken; she conveyed the personalities of every individual in the photo and we are extremely impressed.  All our guest have complemented her professionalism, her friendliness, and most importantly, how talented she is.  When one looks at our wedding album, it brings to life wonderful memories of our special day.  Thanks so much to Emily for not just making our wedding memories great but for being part it.  We highly recommend her!

- Shirley & Chris, Wedding Clients

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We can’t thank Emily enough for her incredible gift: capturing one of the most memorable days of our lives and making it last forever. Emily you have a fantastic eye and are extremely creative with your photography, we cant believe the images. You are professional, reliable and so dedicated!!! On our wedding day you captured beautifully the "getting ready" process at 2 different locations for bride & groom, again showing such dedication before continuing to capture the rest of the day till the very end. It is so special for us to look back through the perfectly captured and stunning photos, We relive the whole day moment by moment whenever we look at them. You have such passion and skill which comes through in your art. We enjoyed every moment working with you. The photos of our wedding day were more amazing than we could ever have imagined. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

- Sophie & Taylor, Wedding Clients

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We are so pleased we found Emily, we love all the pictures she has taken of our new family of four. She is so easy going and patient with the kids which is really a big plus when you want pictures taken of the whole family including a toddler and a newborn who might not be in the right mood... She was able to capture all the love that is going on between our two girls and I love every single photo! They'll help us to remember those first very special days with the new member of the family forever! Thanks a lot Emily!

- Reiling Family

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Emily is a fabulous photographer! Not only did she cater 100 per cent to our needs during our wedding, she actually became a friend in the process! She has a lovely nature and a wonderful ability to capture the most amazing images. We were thrilled when we received our wedding photos and we would absolutely recommend Emily - not only for a wedding, but for any photography!

- Kate & Leon, Wedding Clients

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After knowing her for 15 years,I always knew that when the day came when I was to get married Emily would be the one to capture our big day. In February 2014 not only did I get to spend my day from start to finish with my good friend, I also got to have the day preserved in beautiful moments, captured in time forever. If there is one important thing that I can say about having such an amazing photographer for our wedding day it was  knowing that we were in such safe hands. The day goes so fast and you can't possibly be with all of your guests and your new husband at once. Emily ensured that we had every part of our day tell its own story through photos which we are so thankful for. She was like a fly on the wall and captured so much emotion, happiness and love. Her creativity shines through the finished product as she works with the natural landscapes in your surrounds to create magical, memorable moments. Emily's kind nature can make any nervous bride feel at ease as she radiates calmness and ensures that everything to do with the photography is taken care of. Emily is a passionate, creative and detail focused photographer. My husband and I are incredibly lucky to have had her capture our wedding day and we would both highly recommend her to any future brides & grooms.

- Gemma & Anthony, Wedding Clients

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Emily photographed our wedding in Brisbane. She was amazing photographer on the day and the finished photos were even better than we could have imagined. We just want to say thankyou so much for all your hard work Emily, we absolutley love our photos!

- Mel & Paul, Wedding Clients

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Emily is so dedicated to photography that she is willing to sleep in her car in -10 conditions all night just so she could capture all of our special day! Emily is a truly wonderful, dedicated, friendly and warm young woman. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and having her photograph our wedding day. Our 2011 winter (and we mean winter) wedding at Dansey’s Pass Coach Inn, Central Otago was, we imagine, a huge challenge to shoot; Snow crept past gumboot level, leaving a very chilly bridal party and photographer shivering outside, still determined to get that shot, despite changed photo locations! Her creative spirit, artistic flare, wonderful personality and boundless energy resulted in FABULOUS photographs (LOTS of photographs). They were everything we had hoped for and more. She captured the day in its entirety, all the small details which meant so much to us, along with all the big moments too. Emily, you are awesome, thank you! Oh and needless to say, we did not let Emily sleep in her car!

- Megan & Peter, Wedding Clients

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When we got married in December, we chose Tarras in Central Otago. We were so happy with the job she did of the photos! From the offset, we were impressed by the fact she was so capable, professional and very reasonably priced. She was able to give us examples of her work and an idea of what might expect on the day, which was great for our wedding planning. She had heaps of great ideas but at the same time, was very receptive to the things we wanted. The one big concern I had about photographers was how they interacted with my family. I have a large Cook Island family and I needed someone who was going to be able to manage us all while also showing the appropriate courtesy and respect. Emily has fantastic interpersonal skills so she was able to get great photographs of my family, and the more camera-shy members of the grooms party. Throughout the day she demonstrated an energetic and positive attitude and made everyone feel comfortable. The final photographs were fantastic! She has a great eye for scenery - the bridal party shots were really polished set amongst the Bendigo hills.  Because my family is so important to me, I was really glad she took the time to get some great candid shots of everyone during the ceremony and reception. These have left us with some great memories of what happened on the day. Everyone who has seen the photographs has been really impressed by them, ourselves included. We could not have asked for a better photographer for our day and we cannot thank her enough.!!

- Stacey & Mike, Wedding Clients

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Emily is enthusiastic and committed, and great to work with. She is an incredibly diverse photographer and I look forward to working with her again.

- Paul Smith, Dunedin Fringe Festival



We found Emily really easy to relax around, she was fantastic with our two young boys and was patient and that isn't easy with a 2 year-old boy!  She managed to make us all feel comfortable and we ended up getting some amazing photos which I am so pleased with, Emily really captured how we are as a family and got some great pictures of the boys which showed their personalities.  Thanks once again Emily we will definitely be using you again in the future!

- Roseanna, Rod & Family



Organising a wedding in Dunedin from Wellington was always going to be a challenge, but sorting out our photography with Emily Cannan, however, was a breeze.  Emily sent us examples of her work and met with us when we made it to Dunedin for Christmas. She was professional and unobtrusive during the ceremony and the post-ceremony photo session went like clockwork because she had taken the time to research all the locations in advance to get the best angles for the shots. We had a strong Scottish theme to our wedding and the locations and styles of shots Emily chose reflected this.  Everybody we have shared the photos with has been amazed by the beauty and quality of the photos. We ourselves are over the moon and the only hard part now is deciding which ones to frame since they are all so amazing.  We would not hesitate to recommend Emily to anybody looking for a photographer to capture their special moments, whether it be a wedding or anything else !

- Gareth & Katrina, Wedding Clients

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We loved the finished result of our wedding photos, they captured the relaxed and fun spirit of our day perfectly. You worked with us to realize our ideas and we are very pleased with the images that we now have to remember our day by.

- Sam & Luke, Wedding Clients



Emily Cannan was my photographer in Dunedin on my NZ tour in 2009. Emily made it exceptionally easy for me to focus on what I had to do for my performance from organising the stage setup, managing support acts through to playing my set and packing it all up again - I hardly noticed she was there at all. I was so suprised when I saw the photos - there were so many different angles and shots, Emily found interesting and creative ways to photograph the entire performance, capturing me in all the right moments and delivering a selection of photos I have since used on my website, social media sites, and countless press kits. Having worked with many photographers in music, I would absolutely not hesitate to bring Emily on board for any photo shoot. Not only does Emily have a fabulous eye for photography, she is an incredibly creative, fashionable and inspiring individual who is an absolute pleasure to work with.

- Kerryn Fields, Musician



Working with Emily was an absolute pleasure. Not only did her photo's look amazing but they really captured the energy at our gigs. The images speak for themselves but it was super easy getting the results. Cant recommend her enough!

- Beau Jefferies, Musician



We thought the overall service Emily provided for our wedding in Dunedin in 2010 was great.  Very professional on the day, and unobtrusive which was noticed by our guests also.  Emily was very organised and everything went to plan.  We are really happy with the resulting photos.  We posted some online and received great comments from everyone, especially the ones with our wedding car. I really loved the relaxed photos of the guests arriving prior to the ceremony starting.

- Andrea & Michael, Wedding Clients



Our wedding in Invercargill was very much a last minute affair but we found Emily was able to put a plan together for our wedding photos promptly with confidence and skill. On the day there was time factor to get the photos done before the reception started & the children got scratchy- Emily did an amazing job to fit it all in. She photographed our wedding group beautifully, including a great mix of action and creative shots and also lovely photos of the children. We were impressed with her efficient, no-fuss approach & the professionally compiled product at the end. We would recommend Emily to any of our friends & family for any photographic needs.

- Rebecca & Steve Weir, Wedding Clients


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