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Photo of the Day
17th January 2017
Nikki's and Anthony's Wedding in Te Awamutu, Waikato Country wedding
Epic Storytelling
03rd January 2017
If you really want to see and feel, all the love, the joy and the craziness of your wedding day, I will capture this in 'Real-Time' when and where it unfolds.

Click on the link below to see how their amazing day goes down.

2013 Professional Kodak Gold Awards, Auckland Wedding
25th December 2013
Martin Bentley Photography is delighted to announce that we have just been awarded the 2nd highest scoring print in the 2013 Professional Kodak Gold Awards!! This stunning image was taken at the old railway station in Auckland City. It was an absolute pleasure to share this special day with our fantastic wedding couple, Alex and Alexandra.

Martin Bentley Photography Scoops More Awards!!!
17th September 2013
We are delighted to announce that Martin Bentley Photography has just been awarded a Silver and Certificate of Attainment in the Fashion Category of the highly competitive 2013 Canon AIPP Professional Photography Awards!!! This follows our recent success in the 2013 Epson/ NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards, where we gained 5 Bronze Awards in the Wedding and Illustrative Categories.

Martin Bentley Photography Wins Photographer of the Year in the Fashion Category
11th May 2013
Martin Bentley Photography (formally MBS Photography) wins Photographer of the Year in the Fashion Category of the International 4th Pollux Awards. Over 2,900 entries from 42 countries!!!

Auckland Bride and Groom Show 2013
06th May 2013
Thank you everyone who visited our stand Martin Bentley Photography (formally MBS Photography) at the Auckland Bride and Groom Show on Sunday. Congratulations to Alexandra and Alex, the winners of show competition valued at $1500.00. It was great meeting all of you and we look forward to having the opportunity to photograph your weddings.
Warmest Regards Leslie and Martin Bentley-Smith

Martin Bentley Photography's Blog
07th December 2012
Welcome to Martin Bentley Photography's Blog. I am a muti award winning Tauranga based wedding photographer who also loves portrait and fashion photography. I have a passion for life and relish traveling to other locations and am available nationally and internationally for wedding photography and other photography assignments. You will find a visual record of my latest work including wedding, portrait and fashion photography.

If you are new to my site, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the journey. If you have dropped by before, I really appreciate your ongoing interest and support. Enjoy!! (Scroll down to view my images).
Why I Love Wedding Photography
06th December 2012
I LOVE wedding photography. It is the best job in the world! There is nothing I like more than being part of your special day and photographing all those wonderful moments. I love capturing all those little details that make your wedding unique, as well as the intimate and special moments.

I feel very privileged to share in one of the most special days of your lives - to share in the joy, the tears and the fun! My photos will bring your wedding day to life forever.

‘So what is love?….Two minds with but a single thought, Two heart that beat as one.’ Anonymous
Martin Bentley Photography Continues Their Success On The International Front
05th December 2012
We are thrilled to announce our most recent success on the international photography front. It has just been announced in the renowned The Worldwide Gala Awards 2012 Fine Art Competition, that we have won two Honorable Mentions. This honor was only achieved by a select few. Watch this space for our next big achievement!

2012 International Loupe Awards
18th November 2012
Martin Bentley Photography is delighted to anounce that we have just won 6 International Loupe Awards for 2012...that is 6 entries with 6 awards!!!! We are thrilled to share our success with you in these very prestigious awards.

We Have Struck Gold!
17th November 2012
We have struck GOLD! We are one of a select few New Zealand photography companies to win gold in the Kodak Gold Awards 2012. No other Hawke's Bay photography company achieved a gold in these prestigious awards in 2012. To cap it off we also won silver. We are thrilled to share our winning images.

Mangapapa Wedding Affair
05th February 2012
Thank you to all those who visited Martin Bentley Photography (formally MBS Photography) at The Mangapapa Wedding Affair in the Hawkes Bay on 5th February 2012. The day was a huge success with numerous visitors and bookings.

Special acknowledgement goes to The Flower Barrow for providing the beautiful floral arrangements you see below. Also, a special thanks to Barbara Ahearn, the talented graphic artist who did the post production on the train image and the images taken on the Wellington waterfront.

We will definitely return for next years show and look forward to another highly successful show.

Gift Certificates
23rd January 2012
You can now purchase gift certificates for that someone special in your life. A wonderful present for a wedding anniversary, birthdays, valentines day and Christmas. Please go to the Gift Certificates and Promotions page for full details.
Deb Hart Fashion Shoot
10th September 2011
Fashion Shoot
Location: Pekapeka Wetlands off State Highway 2, north of Hastings Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Fashion Designer: Deb Hart
Time: Sunday 6-8.30 am 4th September 2011
Models: Alex, Catherine and Nancy

Pekapeka Wetland is situated about 15 minutes north of Hastings New Zealand on State Highway 2. The nearly 100 ha of wetlands has largely been inaccessible to the public until recently when a boardwalk has been constructed through the middle of it. I had heard that the light was quite lovely out at the wetlands early in the morning so I decided to check it out. The morning prior to the photoshoot I went out to the wetlands to check it out, at 6 am. It was bitterly cold morning, the light across the wetlands was beautiful. I could see that the boardwalk would be great runway to showcase Deb Hart’s avant-garde knitwear.

The photos below beautifully capture Deb’s clothing against the first rays of the sun. I think you will agree that this setting and the light help to reflect the natural fibres and construction of the garments.

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