Who We Are

We make films and we take photos but we like to think that what we do is more than just that. We believe that each couple that books Lovelight for their wedding day is investing in memories for future generations. We’re pretty passionate about making awesome images and telling sweet stories. We’re not pretentious or posey, but we are real keen to find some sweet light, or a unique and beautiful place.
We can be solely your photographer, solely your cinematographer, or for the ultimate package we can take care of both for you and consolidate the number of vendors you are working with through the Lovelight team.

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Craig Forster

I filmed my first wedding 14 years ago. It was a friend who asked me to hold the camera and I’ve never really let it go. I specifically remember showing her the first 2 minutes and seeing tears roll down her cheeks and giving me a big hug. That moment sparked a change in direction for my life, and the idea of Lovelight was conceived.

My partner Kathy and I have a doggy called Mr Pickles. He keeps us busy by hiding our socks or chewing through our back door, but he’s a great dog. You can often find us taking my son Luka down to a park to fly a kite, or throw a frisbee, or attempting to finish the perpetual renovations at home .


Clinton Lloyd

My childhood memories revolve a lot around photography, taking photos from a young age, living in the darkroom at highschool then learning the wonders of the ‘digital darkroom’ as technology emerged. Now with twelve years of experience shooting weddings, a collection of awards and as a Qualified member of the NZIPP my love for photography has not waned a bit… I think it’s part of who I am.

I love the power of nice light
I love the power of photography to communicate more than just a moment in time
I love movies that tell a story and capture your imagination
I love my kids, Juliet and Josiah and my incredible wife Anna.
I love people and I’d love to meet you and hear more of your story.


Mark Marchand

Film has played a huge part in my life since I was a kid. I grew up watching classic films with my dad and I started playing around with cameras when I was 14. Ever since then I have been expanding my skills in the craft of film and pushing them to new heights. I graduated Design School with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication which expanded my ability to communicate through a visual medium and I have been filming weddings and various other commercial and concept projects for the last 7 years.

When I’m not making films, I’m enjoying indoor football, scotch whisky, fishing and of course spending time with my wife Gemma.