Celebrating 45 years of service

Family-owned Hutt Cameras have been offering comprehensive photographic services in the Hutt Valley since 1973.


Husband and wife Major and Jenny are still at the helm of the company they started all those years ago.

Jenny’s dad Don started the family business in 1973. He had been a camera technician since he was a teenager, so a photographic retail business was the logical choice of career when he immigrated to New Zealand.

Don retired from the business after 44 years of servicing mechanical cameras and photographic equipment. The staff at Hutt Cameras have carried on the tradition for expertise and quality service that Don started.

Our huge frame selection was a successful part of the business, and with the addition of a custom picture framing service in the 1980s, the company gained a highly competitive edge in the framing industry. It also gave much more versatility, efficiency and choices for customers.

Meanwhile, Hutt Cameras was quickly gaining a reputation for manipulating and restoring old photos. To this day it is a big part of the business and the restoration department is kept very busy.

Jenny regards impeccable customer service as the most important aspect of the business, and takes a personal interest in all her customers’ needs. With 45 years of experience behind her, she provides helpful advice, suggestions for framing, and solutions to customers’ problems, no matter how big or small. She is also known to lend a sympathetic ear to her customer’s trials and tribulations, too!

Drop in to our shop in Lower Hutt and experience Jenny’s expertise for yourself. Get directions.