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Welcome to Carmen Hancock Photography

Fun, Creative, Unique, Relaxed Photography/Art for you to enjoy forever...

Carmen’s passion and enthusiasm for life and her photography, comes together to capture those special memories.
Carmen is a fun, creative photographer that has a “special passion” for weddings, “I love being part of your special day, it’s the romance and elegance that inspires me and it reflects on your photos”.

Carmen loves to capture the candid, spontaneous, artistic special moments that are yours to treasure forever.
You can relax knowing I will create elegant, fun images of your wedding day forever...

I service Central Otago and the Dunedin Area, including Wanaka, Alexandra, Queenstown and Cromwell.

Contact Us

25 Wallace St

1 Orchard Drive

Phone: 021 176 2115


WOW!! Carmen Hancock did so much more than we had hoped for! From the first time we contacted her through to the photos we had purchased, the whole service and final product was exceptional!

Our wedding photos were an easy and relaxed atmosphere thanks to Carmen and were so natural that we forgot there was someone there taking our photos. Carmen had a wonderful way of showing our true nature on film and made our whole day so much fun. We would recommend her to anyone – in fact, we already have! Thank you Carmen!

Helen & Steve

My husband & I were married recently in Wanaka – Central Otago on the lakes edge & the day couldn’t have gone better thanks to our wonderful photographer Carmen. Right from our initial contact Carmen was excellent to deal with. She replied to my emails straight away and was so warm and friendly; it was the best service we received from anyone throughout the entire planning stage.

On the wedding day Carmen was great, she put us all at ease and she had the most fantastic and fun ideas for the photos! She loves to have a laugh and we had the most amazing afternoon, time just flew past & we had photos in so many amazing locations.

When the photos arrived we were blown away! They were stunning & just amazing!! We were speechless. Carmen obviously has a unique skill in capturing the emotion and happiness of the day in each shot! We relive the day so vividly each time we look over our photos. Everyone we have shown has been blown away by the quality and fun element of our photos & we just couldn’t be happier (the photos are straight out of a bridal magazine).

Carmen is a fantastic, bubbly and outgoing person and we have recommended her to all our friends (including people we don’t know). We cannot begin to speak highly enough of Carmen & her photography so thank you so much you are a star, and literally made our wedding day the most special day our lives!

Amanda Fisher

Carmen seemed to be a very experienced photographer with a very relaxed, friendly
nature. She was brilliant during the photo session, but once we received the photos we found how amazing she really was. She had captured everything we asked for. Not only of us but encorporating the beautiful central otago landscape as well.

Thanks again Carmen.
Grant & Anna Robertson.

“”Totally Amazing would be how we describe you Carmen, having you as our wedding Photographer would have been one of the best choices we made for our wedding day, you took amazing photos and were a dream to have around, you new all the right spots to have the photo’s taken at and helped out on the day with so many of those little extra things. We now have the most unreal photos that everyone just adores”

Lisa Tregenza and James Wallace

Shane and I chose Carmen because of the awesome comments I had heard about her and also the beautiful photos I had seen from Carmen's work. We met with Carmen and didn't need to think anymore about a photographer as she made us feel so relaxed and confident in her work as a photographer. Carmen on the day was awesome! She was so relaxed and didn't get in the way at all. Carmen made everyone feel at ease all day and the photo session after the wedding was so much fun that even the boys had a great time. Carmen took us to some amazing spots and had been there on the morning of the wedding to make sure that they were suitable. There was no time before, during or after the day that I was worried about how the photos would turn out. We got back the photos and they were better than I could have ever imagined or hoped for. I tried to pick out some of my favorite photos to take to work and ended up taking over 50! Many people who have seen our photos have commented that they are the best photos that they have seen. I know that they are telling the truth. I would definitely 100% recommend Carmen to anyone who is looking for a professional, creative, relaxed, friendly photographer whose photos are a real art.
Helen and Shane Ryan

I have had a keen interest in photography for over twenty years. Accordingly I was particular about what we wanted and did not want in a photographer. I originally approached a photographer that I had known for years who recommended Carmen Hancock as a proficient photographer with an interesting style.

His feelings were confirmed to us when we met Carmen prior to our wedding, talked about our requirements with her and viewed shots that she had taken at weddings and other functions.

On our wedding it was 36 degrees and very bright light, making conditions challenging for any photographer. Despite these difficult conditions Carmen did a wonderful job and we were thrilled with the results and her ability to make the most of ordinary situations to capture the moment.

We have had many very positive comments made about our wedding album and the innovative style that Carmen uses to capture the moment.

Yours faithfully
Lindsay & Annette Coulter

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