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Family portrait photography competition




The winning People’s Choice family will receive: 


  • $750 credit towards additional artwork from their 2023 photo experience or use it towards their next family photography experience.


  • A $385 ‘Unwind For Two’ - Hanmer Springs Pool Package, includes one night's accommodation, entry for two people to the thermal pools, and your choice of two treatments at The Spa. 


  • PLUS bragging rights as winner of  the Maria Buhrkuhl Photography People’s Choice Award - Summer/Autumn Season 2023.


  • One lucky voter will win our MAJOR PRIZE - valued at $950 which includes a full family photography experience plus a stunning framed or canvas 16x20inch wall artwork.

  • $500 runner-up prizes to be won too!!These $500 value gift certificates include a full family photography experience and an 11x14inch family artwork. ​


Thank you for taking the time to Vote for our families!! 



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 Tuesday 29/08/2023.

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

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 $100 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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