“One day we will all be only photographs” – Marti Freidlander

I see photography as a way to capture life, moments, and all the love that surrounds your world.  Everything just moves so fast, lets slow down and truly exist in photos that you and your loved ones can enjoy and treasure for today and tomorrow.  You won’t regret it!

Choose from the a la carte menu to create your ultimate package focused on fine art wall prints, albums, canvases, custom framing, and digital files.  I’ll happily send you my online product magazine which outlines more of what Cherry On Top Photography is about, product options and prices, and image samples.  Most clients tend to invest between $800-$1500, using the a la carte menu which allows options for all desires and budgets.  Also available is the “Watch me grow” program that includes 6 photography sessions and a beautiful handmade album, all for an easy bi-weekly or weekly payment.  It covers your maternity shoot, newborn shoot, babies milestones, right through to their first birthday.  Get in touch, I’d love to hear from you with some details of what you are looking for so I can create something just for you.  Zero pressure, no obligation – I’m more than happy to reply back with answers to any questions, so ask away!  Payment plans available.

For wedding coverage, please contact me for detailed prices and to have a chat about your special day.

Find out what to expect and answers to FAQ’s here


Special words from clients

“In searching for a photographer to capture those first little images of our long awaited son Nathan, I was drawn in by your style of photography. Just from your website I felt like I knew a lot about you before I even met you. I could see your style, your sincerity and your passion in your images. You really stood out among the rest.  What I found when I met you was that I liked much more then just your photography. You are so fun and friendly and I felt so comfortable inviting you into our family to capture us as we are. You allowed us to feel like ourselves! What I love about you is that you really wanted to capture Nathan and his personality in your images, not just take ‘cute’ pictures!  What I loved even more was that you treated my most cherished little man with as much love and kindness as you would with your own children.   Your patience and tireless efforts to capture Nathan in all his ‘newborn’ glory at 7 days old was amazing, and you did such an incredible job that we just couldn’t resist asking you to take another set of us with Nathan one year later.  They grow so quickly in a year!! Both times you presented our images to us you brought me to tears (as you know) because you exceeded my expectations. We just wanted you to capture at least ONE great image. Instead you delivered so much more that we bought the whole package. Framing, Slideshow, Web Files, Hi Res Files….THE LOT!

From start to finish, we really really enjoyed working with you and when the day came when our framed images arrived….You delivered them to us, there were more tears and then you left us for Canada!

Shari, We send you back to Canada with such high praise for your professionalism, your talent and for your ‘baby whispering’ skills!”  -  I quite literally teared up when I read this.  How could I not.  What this beautiful family felt through their experiences is everything I could ever hope to offer, and I’m so happy that it showed through.  This note that my client sent me to share, was also followed up by another from the clients mother, grandmother to the little boy, with similar beautiful words of appreciation.  Blessed. xx  And while I didn’t stay in Canada long, I’m so very happy to be back in New Zealand working with wonderful families like this, and offering pregnancy photography, baby photography, and family photography in Auckland and Palmerston North.


“You are totally awesome Shari!!! Love love love!!! Thank you sooooo much!! I literally have tears of excitement!  I will be waiting on the doorstep for the courier lol!!”  -  This just makes my day!!


Award winning photography.  Awarded a Silver (2014) and a Bronze (2013) in the Classic Portrait Category at the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards.  Also an achiever of multiple “High Professional Standard” scores from the NZIPP Iris Awards.