Josh was born and grew up in rural New Zealand and from an early age showed a clear passion for creativity and the outdoors. Photography began in High School for Josh and Videography soon followed while gaining a Bachelor in Outdoor Education and Adventure Recreation in Christchurch. With a drive to succeed in professional kayaking mixed with an eye for captivating images he has been able to travel the world doing what he loves and share it all with the world. Josh now spends half the year in New Zealand and the other half of the year overseas exploring shooting projects of all shapes and sizes. He finds the mixture of Adventure, weddings and commercial shoots a great combination gathering inspiration from them all. Currently Josh is based in Okere Falls on Lake Rotoiti focusing his efforts on producing great wedding photography packages for the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Hawkes Bay regions.
Steph is a recent addition to the team shooting with Josh on different projects around the country. Steph is a registered marriage celebrant so you will either see her behind the camera or out in front offering a professional and modern approach to your wedding. With a sharp eye for detail and a passion for all things photography her addition completes the package within Josh Neilson Photography services.