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VOTE: 2022 Family of the Year

The New Year is great time to rethink priorities, slow down and appreciate family and the time we have with each other. To thank the parents who have chosen me to photograph their families in 2022, I'm holding a ‘Family of the Year’ Competition. 



The winning Family of the year will receive $1500 credit towards new artwork from their 2022 photo-session or to use towards their next family photography session! On top of that, of course, bragging rights for winning the Maria Buhrkuhl Photography - 2022 Family of the Year.



For voters, because you took the time to vote and support one of our families, there is one major prize draw to win, valued at over $1000 which includes a family photography session plus a 16x20” wall artwork. There are also runner-up prizes of $450 gift certificates which include a family photography session plus a $150 credit to spend on prints and artwork and a fine art matted print with any artwork order. These are only available to the first 20 people who claim the prize.

Family portrait in the garden

A. The Waters Family

Outdoor family portrait with cat

B. The Makgill Family

Fine art studio portrait
The Egot Family

E. The Igot Family

The Croft Family

C. The Crofts Family

The Wilson Family

E. The Wilson Family

D. The Mackie Family



The photos of all the nominated families are shown above. 

To vote for your favourite image, please fill in the VOTE form below and select the family you wish to vote for. 


You are welcome to vote for your own family, but please, only vote once! Duplicate votes will not be counted.


Terms and conditions apply (see bottom of the page).


Voting closes at midnight Wednesday 18/01/2023.


Please check your inbox (and junk mail) for a confirmation email from us after voting.


*New artwork is additional artwork purchased on top of those already selected at the original Ordering Appointment.

Competition Terms and Conditions

- Only one vote per voter counts

- Only voters living in Christchurch, New Zealand and surrounding regions up to 100kms are eligible for the voter prize and runner up draws.

- Voters must be 18+ years of age.

- Prize winners will be notified by email and phone

- Prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.

- Prizes are not transferable (unless otherwise stated), exchangeable or redeemable in whole or in part for any cash equivalent.

- A $50 refundable deposit may be required to secure the date of your session. This can be put towards your artwork and prints order.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. You are providing your information to Maria Buhrkuhl Photography only. Participation in this promotion is subject to the general terms and conditions.

 What other people say....

Family portrait outdoors in Christchurch, NZ_edited.jpg

Maria was amazing!!! She was fun to work with and created a relaxed, more than pleasant environment.... she got the most amazing photos of our family. I love that our images show our personalities and our family just looks incredible. The way the light falls in the background has made our shots more than just photos but amazing artworks. Loved working with Maria from start to finish! And I now have the most amazing collection of family photos - better than I ever imagined!!

Family portrait in Christchurch, NZ_edit

Having never had a family portrait session previously, we were initially very nervous about the process.

Thanks to Maria’s easy manner and professionalism it turned out to be enjoyable and rewarding.  The final images are of an outstanding quality and beautifully presented. We could not recommend Maria more highly.

Family photography in Rangiora park

Thank you Maria. We love our new family photos! You were great and we would highly recommend you to anyone wanting family photos. 

Studio portrait photograph of siblings

Maria was amazing! She captured the essence of my children and our relationship on camera. She is calm and exudes control; a true artisan. We treasure her photographs every day.

YES! I want to vote for a family!

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