Hi there! I’m James Hirata, and it is my joy to create and capture moments of celebration, love and unforgettable happiness for my clients.
I believe that the natural scenery we have in New Zealand is a perfect backdrop for weddings and celebrations, and it is my dream to share this beauty with the world through my Wedding Photography, Elopement Packages and Pre-Wedding Shoots.
Understanding my clients’ needs and crafting unique experiences for every client is a priority: Everybody is unique, and beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. What you won’t find from me is the same treatment copy-pasted on every client.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
Arrowtown was originally known as Fox’s. named after William Fox an early gold discoverer. Then it was known as The Arrow and later Arrowtown.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
The first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.