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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 with us.


  • A $399 ‘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

    How awesome would a wee break away for two be??


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



For voters there is one major prize to win valued at $1000 which includes a full family photography experience plus $850 to spend on stunning artwork of your family. There are also 25 runner-up prizes of $500 gift certificates to be drawn. You're welcome to vote for your own family, but please, only vote once! Duplicate votes by you or your voters unfortunately cannot be counted.


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 Sunday 11 February 2024.

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 Carney Family 
 Furlong Family 
 Ho Family 
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 Lawson Family 
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 Devi Family 

YES! I want to vote for a family!

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 $150 fully refundable deposit may be required to secure the date of your session. This can be put towards other artwork products ordered if you wish.


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....

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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!!

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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.

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