Meet Your

Hello you, I'm so glad you're here! 

I'm Stephanie,

 a photo-taking adventurer, hat lover,

champion cat cuddler, bookworm,

and lifelong taco enthusiast.


I like to think of my job as much more than just photographing adventure-loving couples.


It lights me up to document life's important moments; the ones filled with love, excitement, and pure unfiltered happiness. I want to capture the raw and real emotion that makes life grand and to preserve this season of your life to be cherished for generations! 


Based in Tauranga, New Zealand

(and always looking for a good excuse to travel)

Stephanie Maltby
Photographer | Storyteller |Taco Enthusiast
My Approach

I'm not about overly posed and scripted shots. Let's be real- that doesn't do your story the justice it deserves. I'd much rather let authentic interactions and the connection between people speak for itself.

But, don't you worry! I'll help you out and make the whole process nice and easy... and FUN! So, nix the pressure to be perfect, the need to force a smile, and the desire to fix all the details - instead lets go for an adventure and capture the beauty of real life!

Whats your fav way to spend time together?We can capture you and your partner on a picnic at the beach or exploring your favourite place outdoors. Or if your more homebodies, we can snap you snuggled up together at home, making breakfast and coffee on the weekend, or cuddling your fur babes.


Let's capture the deep belly laughs, the smiles that reach your eyes, and your hearts in their fullest, purest form.

Those are the moments worth holding on to and the memories you want to preserve. 

Intimate, & Relaxed 

A little bit about me...

I'm originally from the southeastern USA. I met my handsome and hilarious husband while backpacking in Europe and moved around the world to be together. We now live on a lifestyle block in the Western Bay with our ridiculously cute cat Sage and a cheeky little chook named Olive.

When I'm not behind the camera or the computer screen, you'll likely find me enjoying the outdoors -or- at home with a cup of tea in one hand and a DIY project in the other. I almost always have a smile on my face and a cuddly cat at my feet. 


I'm obsessed with weekly taco nights, good books, slow mornings,  cuddling all the pets, and planning my next adventure.

I run on extra strong cups of Earl Grey tea and if you'd like to get one with me and chat about photography, weddings, adventures, or anything else send me a message and let's set something up!


I'd love to get to know your story and capture something great together!



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