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I’m Carla Mitchell. I'm a 31-year-old wedding photographer living in what I think is the most spectacular place in the world, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Some of my favourite things include good food, and better if it’s with great wine, scroggin muchin hikes, snowboarding, sunsets with my loved one, and exploring new places. Nothing makes me happier than frolicking in the mountains and documenting a whole lotta love. I want to meet the couples who are consumed with their love. The couples who are okay to get their dress and suit a little dirty if it means an epic view is at the end. The couples whose story is an adventure in itself. When shooting a wedding I try be as unobtrusive as possible, aiming to create raw and authentic images that are full of love. When you look back on your photos, I want you to remember how you felt, rather than some uncomfortable pose. I want to document you in your rawest form. During weddings, you will often find me lying on a dirt road, climbing mountains up to my waist in snow or accidently walking backwards into a swamp, all to get the perfect shot. I plan to laugh with you, adventure with you, and more often than not, shed a tear during your vows. I’m a full-time wedding & elopement photographer living in beautiful Queenstown with my hubby Sam, our cheeky baby girl Ivy & our outrageously spoilt fur baby Issy (as seen in our wedding pics on this page!). I was lucky enough to grow up in Queenstown where daily I would go snowboarding, boating, explore our epic mountains or when the weather sucked, you would find me hidden in the school dark room, experimenting with film photography. I travelled and lived overseas for 11 years, photographing families and beach weddings in Aussie then living the yachtie life in the Mediterranean serving champagne to the rich and famous and basically being a glorified toilet cleaner (with the perks of travelling the world!). But it’s the Lake and the Mountains where I’m the happiest and since returning home, I appreciate Queenstown’s jaw-dropping beauty even more. I love to take couples to my hidden local spots for photoshoots and to play tour guide along the way! When Sam and I got married it was incredible to experience this awesome day as the bride and to cement why having a photographer that we could act ourselves around is so important! We were so relaxed and had the best time taking photos, and the photographer was able to capture our silly, weird and wonderfully wild love for each other! 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