“Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time.”

About Me

Hi, my name is

Michael Schultz

Loves: Photography, Videography, Music, Art, Films, My Family, My Dog, My Friends, Hiking

I hope we get to meet, if we haven't already x

I’m Michael, a Hawke’s Bay Photographer. My work takes me all over New Zealand and I love photographing people and places, and people's connection to eachother, their families, their friends, and those places. I was born in Australia but have lived in New Zealand most of my life. I grew up in Mangere Bride, South Auckland before moving to Napier, Hawke's Bay in 2015.

I love wedding photography and have a particular interest in developing my wedding videography and that’s mainly what I do. I also do portraits, engagement sessions, couple sessions, family sessions and maternity sessions.

When I’m not working I’m into family, friends, hiking, music, film, art, tech and design.

I you have followed my on socials at all, you may have picked up an irreverent, cheeky, silly, dad joke laden sense of humour. If you want to follow me, my social links are sprinkled on here of course. I strive to foster an environment of relaxation, trust, ease and spontaneity so that people can express themselves and express their intimacy with each other. I tell a lot of dad jokes. I’ve found this approach helps even people who aren’t normally comfortable in front of a camera to relax.

My wedding photography could be described as modern film influenced, romantic, with an analogue, intimate, spontaneous eye. Just recently I have changed up my style to keep things interesting. I'm talking cleaner, lighter, more neutral edits, direct flash, shutter dragging, dutch tilts, and artistic blur here and there. My wedding videography? I'll get back to you on how I describe that - it's a work in progress.

Diversity statement

It shouldn’t have to be said, but here it goes: I am happy to work with all races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and people who originate from any country. If you look at my work you can see that I celebrate and welcome diversity. If you book me, and there is something that I need to know to show respect for you or your family and friends, please just let me know.


Call me old fashioned, call me out of touch, call me behind the times, but for ethical reasons I am editing my images myself - I do not outsource to editors or use AI editing software. All editing of photos are by me. All wedding films going forward are being edited by me - except you will see older, associate shot wedding films were not shot by me nor edited by me because these date to before I learned filming and editing for myself.

Say hello!

Michael Schultz - Hawkes Bay Photographer and Videographer // T: +64211829257 // A: McDonald Street, Napier South, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand 4110 // E: michael@michaelschultz.co.nz 

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