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RiverRidge Weddings Team

Yet Another Reason Why We're The Best

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for the bride and groom and of course their guests. And picking the best companies to offer you services such as photography is an important part of this experience.

See below for details of our team.


Optional Professional Wedding Photography

Shelley Povey photography

You are welcome to use your own photographer but you also have the option of using our preferred photographer, Shelley Povey (pictured above).

She is very experienced and has proved time and time again why we choose her.

Some words from Shelley:

When booking with Shelley Povey Photography you get a team of dedicated, creative Photographers. I am all about connection, and I strive to capture that special bond and connection between the people who are in front of my lens!

I really love my job. Photography is so special, it's like freezing time for a moment. And unlike the time machine that never got invented, you ARE able to go back in time and feel those emotions again! Which brings me to...emotion - a major part of why I do what I do!

I love it when images show emotion, connection and real love.

I have a non-intrusive, relaxed and creative style, and you easily feel at ease in front of my lens. I fancy myself a bit of a laugh, so I definitely get you giggling too.

Laughter means relaxation which in turn means beautiful natural images! (And that is definitely what we aim for!) We are a photography team, I take most of the photos, drink all of the coffee and tell the jokes and Bailey is my awesomely creative second shooter, web designer and lighting guru.

Bailey & I got married in 2010 and have since had two gorgeous, character filled kids. Rocco is 2 and Lola is nearly 1. When we are not shooting, editing, finding creative inspiration and meeting up with clients, we are changing too many nappies, singing a lot of songs, reading crazy amounts of bed time books and watching way too much Peppa Pig (Rocco's favourite cartoon). This is the life we love.

On a real note we love our job and we look forward to meeting you and hearing all about you!

Shelley Povey Photography Raves:

Just a quick note to let you know how delighted we are with our photos.

Sooooo many amazing pictures, I don't know how I am going to choose which ones to put on the wall (only solution seems to be bigger walls).

You made us feel so relaxed and made the shoot enjoyable for us all. The results are amazing!

Amy, Mark and Olivia Ludemann (Portrait Clients)

Wow, completely lost for words. They are out of this world! They capture the magic more than we could ever have imagined.

You are amazing, we have had so many people tell us how amazing you were on the day. Well you have just blown us away with your magic.....

Laura and Calvin Claridge (Wedding Clients)

More information on our team coming soon! Call Adele now on 0800 777 387 to find out more!

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We absolutely loved our wedding down there, it was perfect.

It really felt like it was about us. We had the whole venue to ourselves for the whole weekend.

The guests are still talking about what an amazing day it was!

Renae from Otago

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How To Find RiverRidge Retreat – Natures Paradise…

Getting here is easy! We are far enough to get away from it all, but not too far to get here!...

Drive 10kms south of Owaka on the Papatowai Highway.
Look for the Catlins River Walk sign, turn at the Catlins River Walk sign and drive 3.5 km to us.

You know you are getting close as you drive on the gravel road with the beautiful Catlins River on your right, birds, wildlife, sheep and cattle surround you at differing times of the year.

Look for the Catlins River Walk sign, turn at the Catlins River Walk sign and drive 3.5 km to us.

When you come from the south you are treated to a panoramic view of the Houipapa and Tawanui Valleys in the Catlins. After winding down what is known as Gibbs hill, the sign you are looking for is within a kilometre from the bottom of the hill.

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