About Creative Images Photography

Since 2004, Creative Images Photography has been producing high-quality portraits for families and professionals in Christchurch and around New Zealand.

Based in Christchurch and run by Master Photographer Bryan Isbister, Creative Images specialises in photographing families, children and pets in a natural setting. For timeless images that tell a meaningful story, Bryan believes there's nothing like getting the whole family in their element - playing, relaxing and enjoying each other's company.

Bryan combines the artistry and skill of an award winning, qualified photographer with a relaxed attitude that helps you forget that the camera is even there. He specialises in using the natural environment as your backdrop - so that usually means a trip to one of our many local beaches, hills, rivers or parks. If you're looking for beautiful, natual and fun images that capture the personalities and interaction of your family, then this is the photographer for you!


With a Diploma of Photographic Arts with Distinction, Bryan is a qualified, multi-award winning photographer who has been capturing stunning images of children, families and pets for over 25 years. In 2012 he won NZ Classic Wedding Photographer of the year and he's also taken home more than 65 national print awards in the portrait, Landscape and wedding categories.

The Creative Images Photography experience

Creative Images celebrates families as they are - ever-growing, ever-changing and always unique

Take time to mark the big moments, but also recognise the spaces between, those ordinary yet important events that bring your family even closer together

With Creative Images Photography, you'll receive:

  • A personal consultation either at the studio or by phone
  • A bespoke portrait photography session on location or at the studio
  • A second appointment within a few days of the session for viewing the images and purchasing your chosen portraits
  • Collection of your finished artwork - be it wall art, gift prints or albums

When you book

$150 is payable to confirm your booking - this secures the date and goes towards our time editing the images. You then pay additionally for the individual images that you would like to take away. See our 'Portrait Offers' page for more details

The Portrait Session

We will have already planned the day so that we have a great location organised - plus you'll know what to wear from the consultation and we will have talked about the perfect images for you. So at the portrait session all you need to do is have a fantastic time together and I'll capture it! Make sure that you allow up to 1.5 hours so that you aren't in a hurry to get away - and leave your phones in the car so you can focus on family. It's all about enjoying yourselves and creating special memories

Getting ready for your viewing appointment

The viewing appointment is when you place and pay for your order, so please allow plenty of time for this. (1-1.5 hours is a good guide) Please note that all decision-makers must attend at least both the consultation and viewing/purchasing appointment

It can be really helpful to take some photos of the areas in your home where you are planning to display your portraits, just a few pics on your phone will do! It's also worth measuring those walls so that we can choose frame sizes that best suit the room

If you have young children we recommend that you arrange for a babysitter so that you enjoy the viewing experience and ordering process without distractions

Your Investment

We now offer print collections designed to give you more beautiful images for a smaller investment - see our 'Portrait Offers' page. You are welcome to order our smaller gift prints individually, however by choosing one of the print collections you'll save. For the really outstanding images you'll probably want to order some gorgeous wall portraits. For pricing on these please make a time to visit the Studio. We have many examples on our walls to inspire you. We talk through all the options when you visit the studio for your initial consultation.

Our Guarantee

With over 25 years experience and thousands of happy clients we guarantee you'll love the images we take of you and your family




Kind words from just a few of our happy clients

"We feel truly blessed to have had your professional services, creative flair and talent"

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We love our images"

"Thank you so much for your fantastic work - you have a gift for capturing the 'real' images"

"We are thrilled with our photos... they are wonderful"

"Thanks again - you've given us many happy memories"

"Many, many thanks for our amazing family portraits. We all have fond memories of the

happy, fun time we had at your studio. See you in a few years!"

"You have an incredible gift and we are honoured to have your amazing work"

"We've had so many amazing comments from friends & family worldwide"

"Thanks for your amazing professionalism. Your eye to detail is extraordinary"

"Thanks so much for your truly outstanding work"



Do you offer print collections?

Yes! See our Portrait Offers page to learn about our collections and other great ways to save.

Our family is together over Christmas - can you photograph us then?

Yes! We know this is an important time when families are all together to celebrate so get in touch and book asap if you'd like to make the most of the opportunity. This year we are available right through the Christmas break until 30 December.

Do you offer gift vouchers?

Yes! And we can personalise them if you wish. Just call ahead so that we can prepare them for you to collect.

What portrait photography do you specialise in?

Creative Images specialises in natural, fun images including family portraits, children's portraits and dog portraits. These can be taken either on location at one of your favourite locations or in the Creative Images studio on Ferry Road.

Do you offer other photography services?

Yes - Bryan can also take business portraits for your website and social media needs.

We also have a selection of unique New Zealand landscape photographs available to purchase as wall art - either framed or on canvas

Where are you located?

We are located at 694 Ferry Road, Woolston Christchurch (on the corner of Rutherford Street)

How much do family portraits cost?

We now offer new collection packages designed to give you more beautiful images for a smaller investment. See our 'Portrait Offers' page for details and pricing. You are welcome to order our smaller gift prints individually, however by choosing one of our new collections you'll save. For the really outstanding images you'll probably want to order some gorgeous wall portraits. For pricing please book a time to visit our Studio. We have nany examples on our walls to choose from. We are happy to also frame your images. Our canvas prints are simply stunning and will transform your living areas. We talk through all the options when you visit the studio for your initial consultation. We try to cater to everyone's needs - feel free to ask about payment plans

Do you provide digital files of the printed portraits that we purchase?

Yes. Small digital files of the prints that you purchase - sized for social media - are included with our compliments to share with family and friends. You'll also be able to make standard 6x4" prints from these files if you wish. Please note we can't guarantee the quality of any printing unless ordered through the Studio. For best results always order your prints, wall portraits and canvas prints through the studio or our online store.

Create lasting memories - book your consultation now

Phone/text 027 431 5594

Creative Images Photography 694 Ferry Road Christchurch New Zealand