LOVE NOTES

Kelley & Ian // Queenstown Wedding
“I was pretty chill / semi reluctant about having a wedding photographer as such…. all that awkward posing, time away from our friends and family not to mention the usually ridiculous costs involved. Carla Mitchell was THE ABSOLUTE opposite! My husband found her online, sent a message which she replied to super promptly. Ours was a very private and small wedding with 13 of us in total….. we didn’t want the usual stuffy pics, we wanted someone basically invisible to candidly capture the emotion, the intimacy and the love of our ceremony and family and we wanted it done quickly. Carla worked with my husband to tailor the perfect package for us. The first time I met Carla was as I walked into our ceremony, she is so warm, engaging and totally unobtrusive. Everyone just loved her. After our ceremony she took us to some perfect spots to grab some pics of just us and captured the love, friendship and happiness of our special day more than we could have ever wished for while managing to do so while keeping us absolutely at ease and without any stuffy awkwardness and then whisked us back to celebrate with our guests. We had our photos back to us really quickly – much quicker than we expected and they are absolutely gorgeous, natural and they really capture the essence of our day. Carla’s creativity, professionalism and eye for a great shot exceeded our expectations and we just love looking through them and taking ourselves back to that very very special day. 
Thank you Carla – words can not describe how grateful we are for you. If you are looking for a wedding photographer we can not recommend Carla highly enough – book her…. you’ll be so pleased you did!!”

Will & Yar // Queenstown Elopement
Having emailed 10 photographers Carla being one of them, none of them got back to me straight away and when they did, most of them didn’t want to just do 3 to 4 hours which is what we wanted. Anyway Carla replied within 30 minutes while she was away on holiday in Fiji. I couldn’t believe it! Even though it was such a short notice and only wanting a photographer for 3 to 4 hours she agreed to be our photographer and how lucky were we! I’m so glad we went with her! She’s such a caring soul with a heart of gold who is so passionate about her job! She was so friendly and gentle with us, our family and friends! She didn’t want just to get the job done and take just photos. She wanted to tell our love story through her photography skills and to capture every moment of our special day and she did just that! Her professionalism, kindness, soft nature and patience was outstanding! I Would highly recommend Carla to anyone who is looking for a photographer in Queenstown and surrounding areas! It’s so nice to know that there’s still kindhearted people like her out there, who would be happy to just take that little stress away and make your wedding day unforgettable! From Will and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts Carla! You made the 18th of December 2016 extra special for us! Xoxo”

Karen & Dean // Isobel Glacier Elopement
“We couldn’t have picked a better photographer. We didn’t want formal posed shots, rather we wanted photos that captured the moment, laughing, happiness of the day which is the reason we chose Carla. Carla was relaxed and went with the flow. From climbing mountains and lying In the snow to get the best vantage, she did it all. She captured all the moments and at times we forgot she was even taking photos, a sign of a good photographer in our opinion. She adapted her photo shoot to suit what we wanted. We had the best day and Carla was part of that. Thank you again.”

Rachel & Ryan // Queenstown Wedding
“We could not recommend Carla enough. Her communication in the lead up was impeccable and was incredibly organised on the day. She helped my husband and I to feel at ease and managed to be everywhere capturing a huge range of shots. Her photos are absolutely beautiful and I can imagine this required a high level of skill given the weather we had. A very talented woman who captured all our magical moments perfectly!”

Natasha & Steven // Queesntown Elopement
“Thank you so much for capturing our elopement so perfectly! Carla is a warm, fun and very talented photographer. We loved your photos from the moment we looked at your website and are totally in love with the photos you captured on our day. We are spreading the word here in Western Australia as to how wonderful you are. Thanks again Carla”

Ollie & Phillippa // Wanaka Elopement
Carla, thank you so much! They are so, so, so beautiful. Wow they turned out better than we could have imagined! I can’t stop looking at them, I’m obsessed! Ahhhhhh xxx”

Rachel & Alastair // Queenstown Wedding
“Alastair & I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you did on and for the lead up of our special day last month. Your support was fantastic! We had a great honeymoon in Thailand, and it was awesome to come home and see the photos ready for us to view on line. I can’t believe how many photos you took up on Cecil Peak! You’ve made it super hard for me to choose only 1 hero shot to get a large print of! They are all amazing!!!!
We have some great memories and messages from the photo booth album, it was a real hit, and perfect for our wedding guests.”

Helena & Don // Kingston Elopement
“Dear Carla-
I just wanted to let you know of the many compliments we’ve received over the attached pic. “Gobsmacked” wouldn’t even come close to the expressions we’ve encountered. So many have said it’s worthy of Vogue or any art-worthy publication. 
Thankyou again. Your gift just keeps on giving..!
Kind regards,
Helena and Don x”

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