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Join the media team at the Trelise Parade at New Zealand Fashion Week and capture the glitz and glamour of a big time parade from the media platform at the end of the runway.


Trelise Cooper is one of our most successful and celebrated fashion houses, renown for her, up market, colourful, fabulous clothes.



The parade is at the Events Centre, Viaduct Harbour,

6pm Wednesday 4th September.

Members $25 Non Members $40

See ticketing and registration below.




This opportunity exists because Trelise has two identical parades. The first is attended by the Official Media. On the second parade Trelise Cooper is able to give experienced amateur photographers the chance to shoot a real live parade.

All serious photographers with a SLR camera and a lens over 100mm are welcome. You are expected to look and behave like a professional ! No previous experience is necessary but you must follow all instructions given by the CPF Coordinator and maintain a sense of professionalism at all times. 

All photographers are to wear dark clothing. No flash is to be used during the parade, but may be used before or after the parade. Ideally use a SLR Camera with a telephoto lens and a monopod or tripod with legs tied together. The best lens set up is 70-200mm and as fast as possible.


The team must remain in the designated media area unless specifically instructed otherwise. Space is congested so, when setting up, do not hesitate to ask photographers in front of you, to take up their shooting position, to ensure that you have reasonable visibility. If the view looks doubtful move to a better position. A small box or even a small step ladder up to 1.5m at the back or side of the stand is a good idea. Finally before you get upset, be aware that the density of professionals would be greater that you will be experiencing. When shooting try to minimise space: don't poke elbows out etc.



A photographer release is required by NZ Fashion Week, which prohibits the sale or commercial use of any images. NOTE: Photos can be used in competitions or personal portfolios.

The following rights and guidelines apply to all still images and photographs (Images) captured at New Zealand Fashion Week.

Any working photographer wishing to sell images must seek permission to attend New Zealand Fashion Week. Copyright of all Images captured during New Zealand Fashion Week remains with the accredited photographer.

Any images to be used for advertising purposes must first be given permission and clearance from the photographer and the model agency - NZFW holds no responsibility for this.

No advertising or brand partners may be associated with published images unless they are New Zealand Fashion Week sponsors / partners or agreed sponsors of a New Zealand Fashion Week Designer.






All photographers must register - see below.

Photographers are to meet at 6:00pm at the CONSEVATORY BAR & RESTAURANT 1 -17 Jellicoe St North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, approx 100m from the event just along the wharf.

Photographers will be required to sign the "Photography / Image Rights", when picking up their tickets.

IMPORTANT. Because the parades sometimes run late, all photographers will be held at the meeting point until the organizers are ready. Hence tickets will not be handed out until there is confirmation that photographers are able to enter the media area.

NOTE: You must be ready to collect your tickets by 6:10pm. The show is scheduled to start at 6.30pm.




The course is open to members and non-members. Please register by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. Numbers are limited. 



EXHIBITION & COMPETITION  7.15pm 1st October

The exhibition will be held at 7.15 pm 1st October at White Studio, 2 Burleigh St, Eden Terrace during the CPF Monthly Meeting.

Wine will be served at 7.15.  Come enjoy and brose.


There is no charge for the Exhibition or Competition.

Images are to be pre Registered by email. Simply email a jpg image to Each image must state "your name" "Category entered" "Image number".

Prints are to be delivered 3/4 hour before the meeting. Namely at 6.30pm to White Studio, 2 Burleigh St, Eden Terrace. Only pre registered images will be accepted. 

Prints will remain the property of the photographer and will not be used by any third party without the consent of the photographer. However free use is granted to CPF for publicity thereof.

Prints should be collected at the end of the evening



All images must be taken at an event organised by CPF. The judges are looking for a portfolio of work rather than one lucky shot. Hence a minimum of three images and a maximum of 5 images are to be presented in each "Section". The prints will be judged as a portfolio within each section and not as individual prints. Photographers may enter as many "Sections" as they wish. 

Section 1:  FULL LENGTH CATWALK - Includes shoes and head.

Section 2: THREE QUARTER LENGTH CATWALK - This shows from the bottom of the garment to the top of the head for garments that do not reach the floor.

Section 3: HEAD - Portrait style to show make up or hairdo.


Prints: may be of any size up to a maximum of 450mm by 560mm, provided they are mounted on firm card or matted.  The matt is to be no smaller than 297mm by 210mm and no larger than 450mm by 560mm.


Print to be labeled on the back face with:

Section (See details above)

First name, Surname.

Full postal address

Phone Number

email address.



If space is available you will receive an acceptance and asked to pay by direct bank payment. If space is not available, you will be advised that you have been put on the wait list. Once payment has cleared your booking will be confirmed. For cancellation policy  Click here.


PS: When booking, some repeat participants may encounter problems if they do not have their password. If that occurs please send your booking by email to