Motueka based commercial & Family Photographer

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Meet Carissa

Hi, I’m Carissa and I am a full time professional family and commercial photographer, who is moving back home to Motueka, Nelson in May 2024.

I have been living my dream by photographing amazing people for over 10 years! Capturing permanent photographic memories for families and businesses is a passion of mine. Your stories and memories are unique and I love capturing them.

Services are all-inclusive and structured to suit all budgets and requirements from individuals, to families and business owners.

Photo shoots are all about natural interactions and special moments so that you have fond photographic memories that are truly special. CMP studio is located in Lower Moutere or photographs can be captured at your place, or a favourite outdoot location.

In 2022 after studying for a Diploma in Digital Marketing I purchased a Digital Marketing Agency – SNAP MARKETING. I work alongside a developer and other creatives and offer a range of services from hosting, website design, marketing design, and copywriting.

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I have an album from a photoshoot I had taken for my 21st, it’s over 20 years old now. Every time I look at it, I’m taken back to that time. I reminisce about my life pre-children and how things have changed, the people I have lost and the amazing memories I have. I cherish it. There is something really special about printed photographs. 

So on that note, I decided a while back to expand and develop the types of print products I offer. Click on the print store link below to see the prints available via an example viewing gallery and print store.


Digital images and a large variety of print products including standard prints, matted prints, large format prints, framed prints, canvas prints, albums, and school map canvases. 

kind words

Carissa has photographed both my pregnancies and both my children regularly in the first year of their lives and beyond. She is wonderful to work with making everyone feel relaxed and at ease while still upholding a professional rapport.
Our experience was all round amazing you made us feel so comfortable and everything was nice and quick. I loved the location and the setting of the whole shoot. Would 100% have more photos done by you😁 It would have to be my sons joy and cooperation during the whole thing.
The photos Carissa has captured of my family have been of very high standard, showing us in a relaxed and natural way without looking forced or tense. Down to earth, friendly and professional, I wouldn’t use anyone else and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Carissa to anyone in the future.

Get in Touch

I’d love to work with you for any of your family or commercial photography needs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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