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Mandy + Fabian // Kerikeri // 2016

Jess Burges Northland Wedding Photographer

‘Never in our wildest dreams did we think our photos would be as incredible as they are… They’re not wedding photos – they’re each an art work destined to be in a matte finished linen covered photography book. She is everywhere, but at the same time never in the way. The way Jess works lets… Read more “Mandy + Fabian // Kerikeri // 2016”

Lauren + Tom // Russell // 2017

Knowing jess’s work from other friends and family weddings we knew we were going to get beautiful pictures and we were not wrong. In the lead up  the wedding she was easy to work with, very responsive to any emails sent and had a good knowledge on how the photograph timings etc should be run,… Read more “Lauren + Tom // Russell // 2017”

Laura + Ethan // Whananki wedding // 2017

I felt so comfortable with Jess from the first time I met her, straight away I knew she would be perfect for our wedding. My husband and I guess all of us are to some degree aren’t very natural in front of the camera and Jess makes you feel calm and relaxed to be able… Read more “Laura + Ethan // Whananki wedding // 2017”

Hanneke + Tom // Kerikeri // 2017

Photographer Jess Burges Northland NZ

When we first saw photos of previous weddings Jess had captured we knew immediately we wanted her to be our wedding photographer. We love her photographic signature, to us her images all have a feeling of magic in them but at the same time (a bit of a juxtaposition) they feel real and raw, upstaged… Read more “Hanneke + Tom // Kerikeri // 2017”

Meeks + Kurt // Kerikeri // 2017

Wow, where to begin. Jess was just amazing from start to finish. Choosing a photographer for your wedding is no easy feat, these are pictures that capture not only your day but tell your unique story – and that is exactly what Jess did for us. She met with us early on and took the… Read more “Meeks + Kurt // Kerikeri // 2017”

Hollie + Chris // Russell // 2017

We wanted a photographer who could not just capture a wedding, but also the feel of the Northland region. When we saw Jess’ work, we were blown away by the quality. When we talked to her she was professional, warm, timely, and gave us the confidence we were making the right decision. Organising a wedding… Read more “Hollie + Chris // Russell // 2017”

Meg + Matt // Kerikeri // 2017

Jess has captured 3 major events for us now, our wedding, my maternity photos and our son at a few days old. The photos are beyond beautiful and we feel so lucky to have those memories to look back on. Jess not only has a eye for detail, she is so friendly and positive, it… Read more “Meg + Matt // Kerikeri // 2017”

Stephanie + Kane // Whangarei // 2016

Jess was recommended to us by a friend and we are so grateful to have found her. She had exactly the right vibe for our laidback wedding day and made us (both a bit camera shy) feel at ease. We love looking back over our photos and feel that Jess captured our relationship perfectly.

Fiona + Dane // Russell // 2016

With two professional photographers in our immediate families, the stakes were high as we began to research who could give our relatives the chance to relax and enjoy our wedding festivities as guests.We planned our Russel wedding in four months from our home in Brisbane, Australia which added another tricky element. Choosing the right photographer… Read more “Fiona + Dane // Russell // 2016”

Olivia + Tyron // Wainui Bay // 2016

We are based in Auckland but decided to get married up North at the beautiful secluded Wainui Bay. The reason why we chose Jess is that her photos had such a majestic unforced feel. We were absolutely blown away when we received our photos and I have since put a few of my favourites in… Read more “Olivia + Tyron // Wainui Bay // 2016”

Amanda + Tim // Paihia // 2016

We looked at countless photographers online, but no others came close. We loved Jess’s effortless, creative style and her ability to capture all the small details. Choosing Jess as our wedding photographer was the easiest decision we made. On our special day, we instantly felt at ease when Jess arrived. We appreciated her relaxed, non-intrusive… Read more “Amanda + Tim // Paihia // 2016”

Alicia + Shamus // Russell // 2015

We have nothing but great things to say about Jess and the everlasting memories she captured for us. Thank you for making our special day that extra bit more special! Jess did such an fantastic job and coming from two people who were slightly nervous about being in front of the camera, she made the… Read more “Alicia + Shamus // Russell // 2015”

Bobby + Danielle // Russell // 2016

Being UK residents coming over and getting married in NZ, we were a little worried about finding the right photographer for our special day. Jess quelled any of those fears as soon as we met her! From our first meeting over Skype to the big day we felt so very welcomed and calmed by her… Read more “Bobby + Danielle // Russell // 2016”

Tabitha + Han // Paihia // 2015

Getting married in such a small rural community, I was a bit sceptical as to whether or not we would be able to find the perfect photographer to capture our special day, but we didn’t have to look very far to find Jess. As soon as we saw Jess’s portfolio we knew we wanted her… Read more “Tabitha + Han // Paihia // 2015”

Laura + Alex // Russell / 2015

From our first meeting with Jess we knew we had found a great photographer, but then you can see that from her online gallery. What you can’t see on the gallery is Jess’s amazing personality and incredible knowledge. We both hate our photo’s being taken but Jess put us both at ease and isn’t intrusive,… Read more “Laura + Alex // Russell / 2015”

Steve + Stephanie  // Mountain landing wedding // 2011

Working with Jess was amazing. She made two camera shy people feel instantly comfortable. She was lighthearted, she was fun and she had wonderful suggestions. Our pictures are incredible!! They blew us away. She caught so many special moments that when we look at our pictures, it really takes us back to that wonderful day.… Read more “Steve + Stephanie  // Mountain landing wedding // 2011”

Craig + Lydia // Karikari Peninsular// 2013

From the moment we found Jess’s website we knew that she was the one for us. Her style seemed effortless and casual, which was exactly what we were after.She captured such amazing moments throughout the day.  It made us so happy to see all the things that went on during a day. As the bride and groom, you simply can’t… Read more “Craig + Lydia // Karikari Peninsular// 2013”

Alyson + Brett

Jess is so awesome to work with! Your wedding photos are so important as they are what will remain with you for years to come after your wedding day. With that in mind having a great photographer was a major priority for us when planning our wedding. We were not disappointed. Jess far exceeded our… Read more “Alyson + Brett”

Miranda + Barnaby // Bay of Islands

 I am so thankful for stumbling onto your website…because from the moment I saw your portfolio, I KNEW you were the only photographer for us!! Little did I know that you would add soo much more to our day than simply stunning photos.  You went above and beyond our expectations in soo many ways. The whole… Read more “Miranda + Barnaby // Bay of Islands”

Jo + Tom // Omapere // 2011

 We came across Jess’s website early on in our search and were very impressed by her exceptional touch-up digital skills and creative compositional ideas – beautiful photography! So it was a very easy decision to make having Jess as our wedding photographer. We had already booked in with her before meeting up – so it… Read more “Jo + Tom // Omapere // 2011”

Chris + Eve // Russell

Jess was excellent, from the start of the planning process she put us at ease with her friendly and professional manner.  On the day, she went out of her way to ensure we got some great shots.  She was flexible and happy to seek out the best locations/lighting for our photos.  Our online album was… Read more “Chris + Eve // Russell”

Emma + Mark // Kerikeri // 2010

You don’t truly realise how much is going to happen on your wedding day. How much you have to fit in and how fast the time goes. So I will always be astounded at how Jess at Exposure got around so much and didn’t miss a single detail. Jess captured the most magical scenes and moments… Read more “Emma + Mark // Kerikeri // 2010”

Tracy + Wayne

Jess, you did a spectacular job on our photos and captured all the emotion, fun, creativity and love all around that day – words cant really describe how overwhelmingly beautiful our day was to us and your photos are proof that it wasnt just a dream! I really enjoyed your artistic vision, style and passion… Read more “Tracy + Wayne”

Donna + Damian // Russell Wedding // 2012

When we came across your website when we were browsing for wedding photographers, your images stood out from all of the rest and we knew we just had to have you as our photographer! We were very lucky to book you when we did as your wedding season had filled up so quickly.  Even before… Read more “Donna + Damian // Russell Wedding // 2012”


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