Wine Bottle Photography

Nelson and Marlborough in New Zealand are truly blessed with an abundance of excellent wineries and talented wine makers.

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David Letsche Photography has developed a custom studio with unique lighting specifically to photograph wine bottles which allows extremely high quality photos to be taken very efficiently and cost effectively.

Due to the way in which the studio is setup images will be made absolutely consistent from bottle to bottle and from year to year if this is required.

Wine Bottle Photography Pricing

The pricing in the table below includes delivery of files for both high resolution (suitable for print) and lower resolution (optimised for website usage):

No. of bottles Standard Lighting Setup Advanced Lighting Setup
1 – 3 $65 $75
4 – 7 $55 $65
8+ $45 $55

All images are post processed – re-touched, colour corrected and sharpened

Additional services

  • Clear Cutting – $10 per bottle
  • Reflection – $5 per bottle
  • DVD delivery option – $5 per batch of photos

Group shots, shots with props, composite images and customer specified lighting setups can be provided. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirement.

When possible bottles will be picked up from Nelson based wineries. If this is not possible, wine bottles can be couriered to our studio. Return courier fees are charged at cost to the client.

Wine bottle photographs are taken with a professional Canon full frame 23 megapixel DSLR. Delivered as JPG or TIF in high resolution and a smaller resolution of your choice for web or facebook.

Images delivered via an online system such as Dropbox or via DVD in the post or via courier.

We aim to send DVDs or deliver images online within 5 working days of us receiving your bottles. (If this will not be possible in peak times we will let you know prior to you sending us your wine bottles.)

100% Royalty free, unlimited use and no licensing fees.

All work performed under industry standard AIPA terms and conditions.

Pricing is exclusive of GST.

Here are some lighting options which we will continue to add to.  If you have a particular style in mind that you do not see here, please contact us as our custom studio is very flexible.

Standard Lighting Setups

Standard single strip wine bottle photo

Standard single diffused strip wine bottle photo – shown with white wine

Standard single strip wine bottle photo

Standard single strip wine bottle photo – shown with white wine


Advanced Lighting Setups

Dual opposed strip wine bottle photo

Advanced Dual strip wine bottle photo – shown with red wine


“We love working with David Letsche at David Letsche Photography. He is very professional, always accommodating and his images are consistently of outstanding quality”

Ursula Schwarzenbach, Blackenbrook Vineyard, Tasman, Nelson, NZ

“We were very happy with the bottle shots that David Letsche Photography took, the quality, resolution and lighting are superb”

Ian Newton, Sunset Valley Vineyard, Upper Moutere, Nelson, NZ