About me!

Hey I'm Jess

New Zealand wedding and portrait photographer based in the winterless Far North in the Bay of Islands.

I'm mum to two awesome kids Jayden and Piper, partner to Ben and step-mum to Ruby, a bit of a patchwork family we are!


I have been passionate about photography from a young age and it seemed only natural that it was the direction I headed after I finished school. I bought my first Nikon camera at 17 yrs and started working in a photo-lab. At the age of 20 yrs I packed my bags and ventured around the world, traveling and exploring and learning more about the different avenues of photography. I came home and lived in Queenstown and worked as an adventure photographer until the arrival of my son Jayden, then I shifted lifestyles and moved to the Bay Of Islands and setup my wedding photography business, almost 18 years ago! I now have a studio based in Kerikeri township.


Being asked to document couples on their most important day is pretty damn amazing. I get to witness real love most weekends in the summer and curate authentic stories with my camera. I share the laughs, the tears, the emotions and the most intimate moments of life and I get to make some incredible connections with couples and individuals. I capture the the then and now so later you can remember your story and feel the way it was told.


If you are looking for creative, authentic and relaxed photography for your big day and you think we are a good fit, get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.



Jess Burges New Zealand photographer.

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Jess Burges Photography

Studio One, 3 Homestead Road, Kerikeri, Northland. New Zealand

Email + jess@exposurenz.co.nz || Phone +64 021 126 8513