Finding a wedding photographer that delicately dances the line between documentary and editorial is key for images that pour with both emotion and style. New Zealand’s Keryn Sweeney is one such photographer whose work beautifully balances the two. Her frames are cinematic yet unrehearsed, stylishly composed, yet honest. Every shot is palpable with feeling while steeped in a chic aesthetic. Keryn artistically captures a wedding’s real moments alongside its elegant details, crafting a poetic story awash with authenticity.
- The Lane
"Keryn Sweeney draws inspiration from her love of art history, cinematography and fashion. The result is a rich and varied wedding photography style that showcases your whole wedding story in beautifully unrehearsed yet editorial frames.
- British Vogue
Keryn is unbelievably talented and did an incredible job photographing our wedding despite it taking place during a state of emergency!
We’re grateful for Keryn’s adaptability and calming nature, she was an absolute dream to work with and we’re so thankful for these photos which we’ll treasure foreverKeryn captured our day perfectly, torrential rain and all!
- Charlie & Tyson
“I saw a photo from a wedding Keryn shot and I knew straight away there was no other photographer that could capture our special day as candidly and beautifully as her.
Keryn has an ability to capture the wedding in a unique and creative way that sets her apart from other photographers. She comes with fresh ideas and we always felt at ease allowing her to direct me and my husband completely as we knew the end product would be nothing short of amazing.
Keryn is a pleasure to work has an eye for every detail and will go above and beyond to get those perfect shots. I treasure every moment she has captured for us on our wedding.
- Jess and Rob
“We were so very lucky to have Keryn capture our day. We adore her documentary style and her keen eye for composition, light, and colour. She captures not just incredible portraits and details, but the truly candid moments you didn’t know you needed.
Plus, she’s a fantastic person and amazing presence. She was an absolute delight to have there on the day as well - positive, funny, sweet, and in command enough to wrangle our very naughty and massive bridal party of 14 people. She was EVERYWHERE and managed to capture every moment that we treasured as well as those we heard about from our guests.
Every single photo she took is stunning. We can’t decide between any of them to post or print as they’re all so very beautiful and I know we are going to treasure them for the rest of our lives.’
- Kat and Luke
The creativity, uniqueness and modern perspective that comes out of New Zealand always makes waves on the international bridal stage for all the right reasons. This stunning, stripped back editorial by Keryn Sweeney is no different.
It’s modern simplicity meets an ethereal aesthetic through perfectly capturing the light and playing with textures with a blush veil. The theme of triangles subtly continues throughout the editorial with them being present in every shot – through shaping light, fabric and poses and of beautiful lines of the gowns.
– The White Files
I want to pass on how many of our friends and family have commented on how awesome you were. Most usually feel uncomfortable in front of the camera, and they all said you not only made them feel at ease but also we're just generally cool to chat with.
And thank you for the preview photos. We them displayed as art on our TV in our living room and our guest love seeing them
- Tracey and Cam
"We feel so incredibly lucky to have had Keryn capture our wedding day. We first saw her photos after she shot a wedding we attended, and loved her unique, candid style.
We were absolutely blown away by the photographs that Keryn captured for us. She alternated between no less than three different types of cameras seamlessly and the end result was just amazing.
Keryn is such a lovely person to have around on the day. She is super friendly, easy-going and is able to efficiently direct everyone to be where they need to be (in the best way)! We thought we would feel awkward having our photos taken, but Keryn totally put us at ease and we felt really comfortable with her. She also went above and beyond to get the most perfect shots, even coming down to Queenstown a day early to scope out our venue, lighting and best locations for photos.
We feel so grateful that Keryn captured our wedding day and we know we will treasure these photos forever. Even months after our wedding we are constantly looking at the photos and are still in awe of how amazing they are. Thank you so much for everything Keryn."
- Nat & Paul
Sam and I feel so incredibly blessed we got to work with Keryn on our wedding. Besides being INSANELY talented – pulling the most stunning, editorial worthy images from our day – she was so much fun to work with and had such a calming way about her. I am truly a camera-phobe but felt so at ease with Keryn behind the lens. We have the most magical images now, that we will treasure forever. Could not recommend this star more. Such a talent xxx
– Esta Hansen