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Carla Mitchell Photography

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Queenstown based Wedding photographer capturing real moments to cherish forever.

 

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.

  • What do you love most about what you do? Getting to combine the beautiful landscape of New Zealand with the raw love of wedding couples and capturing moments that will stay with them forever.
  • Where did your passion for what you do start? At High School I was often found skipping class (and dinner) because I would spend all my time in the dark room experimenting with developing film and photos. I loved the magic of seeing a image appear before my eyes.
  • What is your advice for a healthy, long lasting relationship? Making time to do things together!
  • What is your best advice to couples planning their wedding? Have fun! It's easy to get overwhelmed. But this is fun! It's a happy occasion! And remember, as long as you're married at the end of the night, it was a success.