Grant Stirling


Wedding and portrait photography in Nelson New Zealand

Nelson Wedding & Portrait Photographer Grant Stirling  

Your wedding day will be one of the most special days of your life, and your family is the most important thing in the world....  I know you want portraits you can treasure and hold close to your heart for the rest of your life” 

Nelson Wedding Photographer Grant Stirling

 Welcome to Stirling Images, meet Grant .... an established, respected photographer, with over 23 years experience in Wedding & Portrait / Pregnancy & Fine art nude (as well as Commercial photography).  However, beyond his professional approach, he credits his success to the trust and access his clients give him. 

“Our clients are encouraged to inject their own personalities into their portrait / wedding shoot, as this connection is very important to me.  Without it, people / couples can run the risk of not looking their best or natural selves. At a wedding, you walk into a scenario where there are emotions; fear, excitement, and beauty, and I build on that. Ultimately it isn’t just about photographing people, it is our interaction with them and how we take care of them, that we can capture this and deliver that emotion”. 

Together with my wife, Inge, we bring an artistic approach, delivering a variety of photography styles and conceptual shots, to which people respond. "Clients are often pleasantly surprised when they see the candid photo-journalism style shots in their collection".  Ultimately, what it comes down to for me and Inge, is seeing the looks on your faces when you see the final product. "My clients feel the same way, so we make sure you feel relaxed and allow you to be yourself, and working with them to exceed their photographic needs is my motivation".  

Grant and Inge live in Nelson with 9.5 year old (step)son Luca. "When I am not shooting, I love spending time with Inge & Luca and having fun with them, making the most of our lives together; camping, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking and tramping in New Zealand’s beautiful outdoors, but also some good old fashioned fun at home". 

Grant is known as a humble man ... even though his reputation has earned him notable contributions in the field of photography including a number of awards from the Photography International Magazine in wedding and landscape photography. Extensive work has also been showcased in several Mountain bike magazines, outdoor catalogues, Nelson based Wild Tomato magazine, including other editorial publications Internationally and within NZ.

We are proud to have a unique, home studio that spans 6mtr x 10mtr with a ceiling mounted lighting system and a pure white infinity rear wall (as well as an ensuite / changing room) great for portraits. Not to mention full black curtaining, still-life table for shooting products, and a spacious, modern office air-conditioned with adjoining gallery showcasing recent works.

- Grant & Inge



Stirling Images Ltd. 

18 Malvern Avenue 

Brooklands, Nelson 7010

027.229.6737 / (03) 545.1221