Meet Nicu

"If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart."

The values I built Vanity Pictures on

Every great story has a beginning. Every great entrepreneur and dreamer experienced tremendously dark times along the way. Those dark times have shaped those people into greatness.


I wear a bracelet that says 'Keep Innovating' almost everywhere I go. It constantly reminds me to keep innovating and breaking out of the norm. To create ideas that never were. To adapt things from other industries. To make the process better. To make the results as perfect as possible.


Each shoot is a lesson. I use my past knowledge, current learning, and experience to make each video better. This is how I plan to turn Vanity Pictures into my dream company.

Moving Forward

I build robust systems and develop a skillset that makes tomorrow better, today. The only guaranteed thing in life is change. What direction will we take? If we don't deliberately create our future, it will be created by default, and I am not sure I am prepared to deal with what life throws at me. I need to be in control and manifest what I want.

A man is great not because he hasn't failed; a man is great because failure hasn't stopped him."


I partners with top-tier and trusted brands to guarantee that I can deliver the highest quality results without compromise.

Choosing Vanity Pictures

It's like choosing someone who only wants the best for you.

Super Duper Quality

I use really cool tools and tricks to make each video the best it can be. I love making videos that are filled with heart-felt emotion and have a lot of meaning.

Made Just for You

Every every event and wedding is special, so I make sure to capture all the special moments, all the magical laughs and tears, and put it all together so you can enjoy reliving that day.


I'm here for you. You can call me, text me, or email me to talk about your special occasion that you want me to film. My goal is for you to get exactly what you want out of working with me.


You can count on me to deliver what I promised. I have no reason not to do my best. I love growing my portfolio, improving my skills, and applying what I have learned into my work. My business is the centrepiece of my life, so I absolutely show up. If you need someone reliable, I'm your guy.

You're in good company

My work has been recognised and appreciated by some of the most respected brands in various industries.

about Nicu Castravet

Filming is in my blood. I was always drawn to the camera and I only recently discovered that my father was a wedding videographer. It made me realise that our natural interests and talents have a lot to do with our genes. 

When I am not filming or editing, I am generally at the beach, taking a walk by the river, or wherever else. 

My favourite things to learn about are the law of attraction, manifestation, intuition, the origin of who we are, and the depth of human potential.

My clients extend across New Zealand, in cities such as Auckland, Queenstown, Mount Maunganui, Nelson, Hamilton, Whangarei, Paihia, Christchurch, and beyond. If people live there, I can get there.

Me and my car have been to both islands, shooting anything from hotel content, to weddings.

My job is to put my best foot forward and use my unique skillset to make a video that will mean something.

Hear from my clients

Just read what they have to say!

You will not regret hiring Nicu at Vanity Pictures! He filmed our whole wedding and not only is 100% professional, easy to have around and absolutely lovely, he is an ABSOLUTE PRO with videoing and editing. Couldn’t have had a better person on the day and the video we have received is beyond anything we ever imagined! 1000% RECOMMEND! What and incredible job – he did not miss one detail and now we have our amazing day on video for life – Thank you Nicu – you’ve given us a priceless gift!

S. King


Nicu who captured our wedding day did such a great job! Our family gathered around last night and watched the video together. WE LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!! We woke up this morning and watched it again and again. Just WOW!!! We can’t thank Nicu. Not only for your beautiful talents as a videographer and a photographer, but for your kind and cheerful heart you brought to the wedding. Thank you for capturing the best night of our lives. We are seriously speechless and forever grateful for your hard work. We are also so glad that you had so much fun. We will definitely hire you for EVERY family event now haha. Although he was not supposed to take photos at the preparation time prior to the ceremony, he took the initiative to do so anyway and it is very much appreciated. Again.. WOW! Keep blessing families with your wonderful work. 100000/10!!

L. Faiva


We are very happy with Nicu’s work. He was easy to communicate with and always kept in contact. He was lovely to work with and did a wonderful job capturing our special day! We loved the photos we received and will definitely be hiring Nicu for special events going forward! Thank you so much!

D. Sharma


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