Maria Buhrkuhl Photography provides you with different options for your professional Portrait photography experience. Studio portrait photography is an option for particular styles of artwork or for individuals and families where being inside is easier than an outdoor location. The studio can cater to both natural light photography or professional studio lighting. Our expertise in both studio and natural lighting means we can create the perfect environment for you in our studio based in Christchurch.

Call now to discuss your ideas and book your appointment for portrait photography in Christchurch. Alternatively, you can fill out the online contact form and I’ll get back to you to chat about options. I’d love to hear from you.

Professional Portrait Photographers Christchurch

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My years of experience as a portrait photographer has given me a myriad of opportunities to connect with a wide range of people, young and old, who have all been the loveliest of characters. No two families or couples are the same. I have had the opportunity to perfect my art as a professional photographer. While my photographs speak volumes as artworks and images of you, it’s the personal service and the friendly environment that makes working with Maria Buhrkuhl Photography a truly enjoyable and satisfying experience.


What makes me different from other professional portrait photographers in Christchurch?

As an award winning photographic artist, I offer top quality beautiful imagery in either a studio or location setting of your choice. I work with you to choose the best environment for your portraits right through to creating the perfect finished stunning artworks ready to showcase in your home with family and friends.

There’s no better time for a family portrait. Whether it’s a little one’s birthday party, a significant gathering, or because you want to celebrate you or your family as they are right now. It’s so easy to procrastinate, and push it down the list of things that are important to get done because life is so busy. Trust me, I know the feeling! Don’t let celebrating all the good things in your life pass you by….


At the time of your photography session a time will be booked for your viewing appointment.

This is usually 2-3 weeks after your photography session. This will be your first opportunity to view your images. There will be time for you to view and choose the artworks you love. I can help you make decisions on products and sizes that work best for you and your home at this session. Purchases are made at this time so it is essential that all decision makers are present for this appointment. 

” Maria was so calm with my newborn grandson. He wasn’t settling but she was so patient.” – ” Maria was non obtrusive and helped me relax, in turn helping my son to relax” – Jadah Pitama & Melanie Taite