Tim Wild is the owner and principal photographer of Wild Photography, with Stu acting as second photographer and assistant, and Tim’s wife Jenny helping out with website and office work. Tim photographed his first wedding 11 years ago in 2005 and gained the NZIPP Qualified Professional Photographer certification two years later. In the last eleven years Tim has photographed around 130 weddings all over Wellington, The Wairarapa, and on the Kapiti Coast, with a few further afield in The Manawatu and in Taranaki.
In 2012 Tim decided to focus on photographing fewer weddings, but to offer a higher level of service to his customers. This allows him to spend more time with each couple before their wedding, getting to know people better, often doing engagement shoots and using his experience (if requested) to help couples plan their day to. All this helps people relax and feel more comfortable in front of the camera, makes the wedding day more relaxing and fun for everyone, and ultimately helping create better photos.
Tim creates bright, colorful and romantic images, as well as some “softer” couple photos. He aims to be as unobtrusive as possible, a fly on the wall for most of the day, but easily controls large crowds for group photos. On the wedding day Tim is part organizer, part comedian or entertainer, but is always friendly and professional. His style is modern and relaxed, but also includes a few of the more simple, classic family and wedding party images. With so much experience Tim is cool under pressure, always ready with a helping hand, a joke, whatever it takes to make people comfortable and help them enjoy their wedding day.
Tim’s philosophy for Wild Photography is “to do everything for his customers that he would want done for his wedding” – this includes basics like replying to emails and phone calls quickly, being both friendly and professional, being open to any ideas, suggestions or requests you have, supplying images quickly after your wedding (often within two weeks), and generally helping make your day special, stress free, and memorable.
Tim regularly attends seminars and workshops with the best wedding photographers in the world, often travelling overseas to help improve his skills. He’s a past qualified member of the NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers) and still abides by their terms, conditions, and code of ethics.