About Carla

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!

Photos by Sophie Isabella

As a photographer, I strive to be as low-key as possible…hunting for those in-between moments to capture real candid images. I also understand how weird it can feel in front of the camera because I am super awkward when I’m on the other side of the lens! I will give you cues and direction, I will crack jokes and I will do my all to make sure you’re having fun and can relax in-front of me. It’s then, that I can photograph your natural interactions with each other.
When you hire me, I hope to be more than your photographer. I am here to help with wedding day timelines, photo locations and suggest awesome local vendors. On the day, I’m there to secure the buttonhole, help calm the nerves, co-ordinate your guests and be there for whatever you need.
Fortunately I like shooting weddings a hell of a lot more than I like writing about myself; so to hear what it’s like to work with me from my previous couples, check out their testimonials below…
And if you would like to see if I’m a good fit for your day then I’m always happy to meet up or Face-time so we can get to know each other personally.