So this is me

Hi, I am Ces and I am a full time software developer, a Christchurch wedding photographer and wedding painter.

A brief background about me, I am a proud dad to a 7 year old daughter and a husband to a loving wife.

I am an introvert. I don't infuse another personality into me just for you to book me. If you don't want an introvert - I am not the photographer for you - and that's perfectly OK!

I completed my university degree for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and work full-time as a software developer.

My photography started as a hobby back in 2009. I have been photographing landscapes, portraits of families and friends, and sports activities since then.

On September 2017, a colleague asked me if I did a maternity photo shoot before. I said yes and explained that I did a photo shoot when my wife was pregnant with my daughter in 2014. She then asked me if I could take photos of her as well. And so we did the maternity photo shoot. Weeks later, she referred her other colleague and also asked me for maternity photos. It gave me the idea to build my portfolio from there - to photograph real models other than families and friends. And so from October to December 30 2017, I offered free photo sessions for families, expectant mothers and engaged couples to build my portfolio.

Software development and photography are two of my main skills. As for photography, I studied aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc to enhance my skills.

As for drawing and painting, this is a talent since I was young, I was born with it. My dad is great at painting portraits and nature, my sister is great at drawing fashion, my younger brother is great at drawing cartoon characters as well as portraits and my youngest sister is an architect. I drew and painted heaps of things - from comic book super heroes - to anime - to nature. I even joined drawing competitions during my primary and high school years,

A special thanks to my very supportive wife.



A few more things about me

I also enjoy doing these things:

  • building Lego with my daughter

  • drawing and painting

  • building scale models of aircraft

  • going to Lake Tekapo


Ces Desk Setup
Software Developer desk setup
Ces Photography Desk Setup
My desk setup when editing photos

Why choose Ces Photography

If you love the luxury of memorable photos in stunning high resolution with reasonable pricing, feel free to book me as your photographer. 

At Ces Photography, I do not hide my pricing. Upfront pricing on the website - so no surprises! This saves you time from wondering whether you can afford my already affordable and great value photography services.

I don't do heavy editing on your photos which makes your photos look unrealistic, unnatural nor fantasy art. My photos are not full of Photoshop effects.

I use professional equipment (used by $5,000 photographers) to deliver top image quality and top of the line lenses which enable me to work in an unobtrusive way specially during wedding ceremonies.


The Platinum Wedding Package includes a Same-Day Slide Show during reception, it lets you see the highlights of your wedding day. It consists of 30-50 photos taken just before the reception. Photos are not limited to your wedding day.

I do not put watermarks on your photos for your enjoyment. Personally, I don't like watermarks on my photos. 

Photos released to you are in their original resolution.

Check out the affordable wedding photography packages here.

You get great value for your money because you don't need to pay extra to get the digital images - it is included in what you paid for.

I can travel anywhere and travel costs are kept at a minimum.

Ready to book or have questions? Check the frequently asked questions here. Contact me here or send an email to If you would like to see more of my work and sample photo album, let's meet up!