elopement & wedding photographer

Queenstown, NZ

I'm Carla, the person behind the lens

I'm a wedding & elopement photographer, with a special love for natural light and snowy mountains. I truely believe that there's no such thing as a not photogenic person. For me, photographing couples is an art of discovering their relationship, observing and finding what makes them unique and helping them feel at ease.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AT HIGH SCHOOL WITH A FASCINATION to DEVELOP FILM AND PRINTS IN THE DARKROOM. I PHOTOGRAPHED MY 1ST WEDDING WHEN I WAS 18 ON a FILM camera NOT BECAUSE IT WAS COOL BUT BECAUSE IT WAS SO LONG AGO!

Minimalism

curated details

Storytelling

through composition

My Approach

My work is an expression of what I am most passionate about: storytelling, beautiful landscapes and human interaction. I see beauty in everything and in everyone.

Natural Light

and editing

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3.

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meet my lovely family

They are my backbone, my constant source of happiness.

Issy

Ivy

Sam

We are a reflection of the people who surround us. I'm proud and honored to have these 3 amazing beings as part of my life.

My doggo

My DAUGHTER

My husband

Kind Words

"Carla is such an amazing photographer! Her friendly chill vibe made the whole process a breeze. Carla was so helpful in the planning stages and then on the day she was fun to have around and absolutely brilliant at organising the bridal party and guests when needed, to get the perfect shot. When we received our sneak peak our jaws hit the floor! We couldn’t believe how amazing the photos were! We were even more in awe of her talent when we received all our photos, they are all so beautiful and perfectly capture the love and happiness throughout the day."

"I was very reluctant to have a photographer at my wedding as the word photographer just made me think forced smiles and awkward poses. I then found Carla, and thank god I did. Imagine if I hadn’t got any photos of my family together ~ what was I thinking! I only wanted candid photos and Carla captured so much love and laughter in all her shots, she truly is the most amazing natural photographer! Carla is everything you can dream of and more in a wedding photographer. Thank you for being so amazing at your job and not making me pose awkwardly!"

"Each picture represents us and the love and laughter we share are expressed in each individual shot.

We would like to thank you for our amazing time in NZ. To be honest, both of us were quite skeptical as to how the shoot would go as we had never done any sort of professional shoots together. We are both lucky we chose you and we could not thank you enough. Not just for making us look good but making us feel so at home."

— Sonita & Bop

— Laura & Jordon

— Francine & Henry

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