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I’ve been working in the visual industry for over a decade now. I discovered my love for photography in my late teens. Eventually I left Germany and found myself working for commercials and even feature films at Weta Digital (The Hobbit). 

Film and photography are two completely different areas but there is a lot of overlap as well. To me it means a great deal, that I got the opportunity to gain deep knowledge in both areas and bring that experience into my projects.

Striking imagery is what you expect. You want to see the difference to the pictures on your smartphone. This is the right address to get your photos taken. 

However it’s not all about being creative and skilled. Communication is key to bring everyone on the same page. I will talk to you prior to the photoshoot and gather as much information from you as I can. The better I understand what you are after, the better I can lay out the process. I use intensive post production if needed, to ensure everything looks great and you are going to be happy with the final product for many years.

The ‘before and after’ section in the top menu will give you an interesting insight into post production and quality assurance.

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Oh and in case you were wondering how to pronounce my surname “Czepok”. Simply treat the “z” as “h” and you get Chepok, which is no different to Chad or champion. A German with a Czech name in New Zealand. What a twisted world we live in.

I’m focusing on everything people related. Let it be personal family pictures or professional photos. If you look for something specific that you can’t find in this portfolio, drop me an email and I’ll come back to you to answer your questions.

You can find my portfolio for commercial photography under www.ManuelCzepok.com

– family, group & personal portraits

– babies and children

– fashion

– products

– events


Every client has different needs. That’s why I quote each job individually. I’m certainly neither the cheapest or the most expensive, but I am flexible and willing to work with a wide range of budgets to find common ground and get you what you want.


The time needed to process your pictures depends on the number of photos, the amount of post processing and special requests. It can take a couple days or up to a couple weeks. Of course those things will be clarified in advance. In the end each project is custom-tailored to your wishes and I want to deliver the best photography possible.

How do I work


  • creative - 100%
  • communicative - 100%
  • reliable - 100%


What clients say

  • Thank you so much the pictures turned out amazing 🙂

    Laura H

  • Had a great time. We have to do another photoshoot when my daughter is back in town.

    Jan F

  • The photos are fantastic, thank you, I'm so please with them.

    Emily T

  • Thanks I just  love those pictures, you've done a great job.

    Laura G