Preserving life's authentic moments

Bay of Plenty New Zealand Family Photographer based in Rotorua.


Those geniune moments between you and your favourite people are what it's all about for me as a photographer.


Providing you with gorgeous lifelong keepsakes that are unique to you.

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Let's create beautiful images together

About Kaptivate Photography

Hi I'm Kim, owner of Kaptivate Photography - the one behind the camera


I live in Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty NZ with my hubby Patrick, our daughter Autumn and our fur child, Star.

I am a professional Wedding, Family & Engagement Photographer however I am currently focusing on capturing family photos as that's what floats my boat the most at this stage of my life.


I started my business Kaptivate Photography in 2012.

I am so grateful to say that photography is what I do and it's my true passion.


I believe in the importance of preserving your life's special moments, leaving you with timeless, natural images to reflect back upon.


Other than Photography my loves in life are my family and friends, outdoors, animals and great food.


I can't wait to connect with you and your family and capture your story through my eyes



Kind Words ...

Joshua & Michelle

Kim recently photographed my surprise proposal to my now fiancé. She was super accommodating and went along with my little ruse to explain why we had a photographer so as to not completely blow the surprise.

We have just received the photos back and WOW! Kim has an amazing eye and we received some of the most spectacular couples photos I have seen. The regular photos are amazing & some of the more artistic ones Kim captured are out of this world. Couldn't be happier or recommend Kim highly enough.

Thanks so much Kim. We are so grateful we found you to capture a day we will never forget.

Rotorua Engagement Photographer

Daniel & Julia

I found Kim on Facebook after asking for recommendations for BOP / Rotorua based photographers on a wedding discussion page and as soon as I saw her portfolio I loved her work – she had also photographed the location before which was reassuring. Kim was so organised, professional and reassuring leading up to the day especially given it was just prior to the Covid lockdown and we were considering postponing - she was so supportive. Her and Grace were so fun and relaxed but also kept us to the necessary schedule, some of our best photos are candid ones and also sunset ones that Kim encouraged us to sneak out for and it was so worth it. I also purchased the album as part of the package and it is beautiful, so many options and top quality. I 100% recommend trusting Kim to capture your day you wont be disappointed.

dan & waiata

Kim, you truly are the most talented photographer. You made our vision a reality.

The fact that you are even showing us this preview THE DAY AFTER our wedding is unreal. It’s a fine example of how you really go above and beyond the call of duty.

I am forever grateful to have chosen you to capture our special day.

Our guests thought you were awesome too! So So professional, yet fun and relaxing. These photos are so beautiful. I can’t really even believe that’s me. Thank you times a million for being a truly spectacular photographer.

nick & nikki

Hi Kim,

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Hayley and Shanae for joining us and capturing our big day!

I really enjoyed the day, it seemed to run smoothly and it looks like we ended up being very lucky with the weather too.

I saw the photos that you posted on Facebook the other day, they look really neat! I'm super excited to see the rest!

Also thank you for being another calm presence during the getting ready stage.

"Life's little moments make the best memories"

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Phone: 027 2436 194