One doesn't remember days. But one remembers moments.

Some of the most beautiful portraits are taken when you are not even posing. You may be completely unaware of the camera and you are just being yourself.

Wedding photography is not only about to take photos of how you looked on your wedding day. Your wedding album should be full of the honest emotion, fun and the unique story of your wedding day.

I am honoured to be part of your day, and work to capture the magical moments for you to treasure for a lifetime. The wedding packages are tailored to your style and budget and can include:
- Coverage starting from the bride getting ready up to the end of the first dance;   - You will receive high resolution images on discs;   - A separate set of all images in low resolution for easier photo viewing on computers and for web purposes;   - DVD slideshow (Photoview) set to music of your choice, which you can play on DVD and Blu-Ray players as well as computers, a very popular and cost effective way of showing your wedding photos to friends in family in an elegant and entertaining way;   - Quality Wedding Albums (coffee-table type) high quality US print on professional uncoated paper and flush albums printed on professional photogrtaphic paper;   - Oversized prints on photopaper and framing services;   - Thank You cards. 
Equipment used for photoshoots: Nikon D700 and Nikon D3S with Nikkor professional series lenses to get the best result in intense scheduled weddings.

Dmitri Kotelevski does weddings in Coromandel, Whitianga, Whangamata, Pauanui, Matarangi, Whangapoua, Kuaotunu, Thames and Tauranga. Other destination wedding photoshoots can be arranged as well. Having an experience as an Auckland wedding photographer, it taught Dmitri a lot of about foreseeing the development of an event and made him more efficient at his work with couples on, perhaps, one of the most important days of their lives.
Each Wedding is unique and has a variety of different scopes for a wedding photographer to consider. The price there will vary according to your requirements and or location.  Contact Dmitri to discuss your Wedding Day and let him work with you to design a PhotoView presentation tailored to your budget that will enable to add that special touch to your day.  

If you'd like to get a quote for your wedding photography, please send a message to Dmitri to

How will it work for You?
If you are initially happy with my style of photography and you have decided what budget for wedding photography you are going to allocate, we’ll arrange a meeting on your wedding site to discuss your wedding day, its logistics and possible locations for bridal party photoshoot. The meeting should be held (ideally) at the time of the wedding, so we could discuss the best possible position of your ceremony and other photographic possibilities.

On Your Wedding Day
I will arrive at an agreed time and photograph everything, what is going around, bridal party photographs and, depending on your requests, certain parts of the reception.

Post Production
Your photographs are being stored, processed and each of them goes through a thorough quality control. Every photo gets retouched - no invasive photoshopping, but colour correction, elimination of minor imperfections (cuts, little bruises, acne and spots), so you would look your best in every photo.

Photographs are presented to you within 2 weeks after your wedding day. If photoalbum or PhotoView are ordered it will require additional week or 2 weeks for US print albums.

There are no small or big assignments for Dmitri, but there is a drive to excellence in service delivery final results in beautiful and flattering images which will be the reminder of your big day for the years to come.

Dmitri is one of the top wedding photographers in the Coromandel Peninsula and heavily involved in Auckland wedding photography and other areas of New Zealand, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Bay of Islands and overseas. PhotoView - personalised slide-show put to your favourite music and feature photo-visual special effects adding something extra to your wedding images.

You will receive 5 DVDs (TV system will be made for the region your reside (PAL or NTSC) and they are accompanies by jewel cases and high quality photo-paper inserts for adding a fine finish.

Extra copies are available on request.
Hi Dmitri,
I have been sitting here, at the computer, for 10 minutes now without knowing how to start ofthis email...we are both so impressed with what you have done, the pictures are amazing!The joy in Hanna's eyes when she saw the pictures is more then enough to make me wannahug you over and over again to thank you for a great job. Now we are both so excited withhow the rest of the pictures will come through ! ! !

Tomas (Stockholm, Sweden).

You are an absolute MIRACLE WORKER!  Photos came out amazing and we are just so blessed to have had you capture our day for us. We had a family viewing on Friday night and the short film (dvd) was a huge hit! The aunties wanted to watch it over and over and over again!!! hehe

Much love from Sandy
and I (Teara)

We really loved everything. The dvd was perfect, the music was played well in terms of what photos were on display at the time, you got the timing perfect. It is awesome putting the dvd on when we have people over, its like reliving it again and again, its so exciting. There are so many great shots of the kids, it really made it so special including them in our special day. We are both really happy with the job you did and the fantastic end result we have to show off to everyone. Our parents were so happy to get their own copy of the photo album, Shanes mum takes them with her when visiting. We have had so many good comments, both about the  coffee book album and the dvd. You have done a fabulous job. Thank you again, Dmitri.

Dmitri captured our day above and beyond our expectations.  He shots of our whole day.  Being a local in Whitianga he was able to recommend certain shots that we certainly would not have thought about.  You received only the best in quality, speed and professionalism from Dmitri.  We continue to receive comments from friends and family such as "these are the best wedding
photographs I have ever seen" and we have to agree. We have no hesitations recommend Dmitri's work, when we look back at our photographs now, we wish we could do it all over again!  Thank you.

Brigitta and Ben

As professional wedding photographers from the USA, we know the importance of  excellent images - especially on a day as important as a wedding.  Being from the US, we  were not able to interview wedding photographers, so we went solely on image quality  when reviewing several portfolios of photographers in the Whitianga region.  We knew that  Dmitri from Fern Vision would capture amazing images of our wedding day and we were so  pleased at how Dmitri put us at ease during the wedding and contributed to the overall festivities of the day.  Great photographer, fantastic personality, wonderful images!   

Yvonne and Chris Johnson, Austin Imagery Photography, (Austin, Texas).

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to many frequently asked questions. It might be a good idea for you to copy these answers and use them in your wedding planning.

Do you charge for travelling? - Yes, I do, but the travelling cost is included in your photography quote.

How much time would be required for a bridal photoshoot? -
It’s your choice and the bridal photoshoot will be arranged around your time allowance. Ideally, it will require an hour and a half - two hours. Keep in mind the driving time from location to location and to the reception venue. Consider a reverse wedding, when the bridal party photoshoot is before the ceremony and, therefore, you can proceed with the festivities and the reception immediately after signing your legal documents.

What is the best time for photography. - Good time before 10.30am and after 3pm. Best time between 4 – 6 pm in winter and 5 – 8 in summer.

What if it rains on our wedding day? - We cannot control the weather, so it’s important to make a Plan B in case of rain. It is still possible to achieve great outdoor photos during rain or in-between showers – many locations have sheltered areas where it is possible to achieve great shots without getting wet.

What makes a great photo? - Be yourself;  Be relaxed;  Engage in festivities; Interact with your guests and your partner.
Dmitri can photograph your wedding in Auckland, The Coromandel Peninsula (Whitianga, Hahei, Coromandel Town, Pauanui, Waihi), Tauranga and Rotorua area.
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