Hi there! I’m James Hirata, and it is my joy to create and capture moments of celebration, love and unforgettable happiness for my clients.
I believe that the natural scenery we have in New Zealand is a perfect backdrop for weddings and celebrations, and it is my dream to share this beauty with the world through my Wedding Photography, Elopement Packages and Pre-Wedding Shoots.
Understanding my clients’ needs and crafting unique experiences for every client is a priority: Everybody is unique, and beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. What you won’t find from me is the same treatment copy-pasted on every client.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
Australia’s first saint, Sister Mary MacKillop visited Arrowtown in 1897 and set up a Catholic School. Part of this school can still be visited today.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.