EMILY ADAMSON PHOTOGRAPHY » Emily Adamson is a wedding photographer based in Queenstown. Named Classic Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017 by New Zealand Institute Professional Photography.

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The best things about being a Wedding Photographer is knowing how meaningful the images will be to you & your family & how much fun wedding days are! I’m driven by emotion & humour & I document it in a candid way. 

So what does having me as your photographer mean for you? 

You will feel comfortable with me & you will have guests asking if I am a family friend. You will have my support, guidance & help. I’ll wrangle the family for you, make witty banter, have a bubbles with you, capture the small details & the big moments & even help get the dance floor started if needed to help you celebrate!

My approach will suit you if you want the emphasis on the experience, the people, real feelings, joy & love, without contriving or setting up anything fake or cheesy. The best bits are often spontaneous, in the in between & unguarded moments.  I do also take the all important portraits & family groups, I actually love them, realise how important they are & pay extra attention to detail with them.

If that sounds like you, I’d love for you to look around & send me a message about you & your person!

Kaye and Edwards wonderful wedding day was the most crazy full action packed day I have ever photographed! So much happened, including but not limited to: heli flight to a beautiful alpine lake, exploding streamers which caught some power lines and blacked out Queenstown..! oyster bar, tipi’s, live music, heartfelt tears and laughter and so much more! Expertly put together by magicians One Fine Day and filmed by my faves Humdrum Films

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Gold Award – Wedding In Camera Artistry
Silver Award – Wedding In Camera Artistry
Bronze Award -Wedding In Camera Artistry

I’m recently back from attending the live judging of New Zealand’s only photo print awards, the annual NZIPP Iris Awards in Wellington.

This is the first time I’ve entered since 2017 when I won the title of Wedding Classic Photographer of the year! This year, I was also extremely happy to not only get an all elusive Gold Award but also be a Finalist in Wedding In Camera Artistry!

The awards are open to all New Zealand and International professional photographers and the art of printing is a huge part of the judging. I printed my images myself this year for the first time, so extra happy to achieve a GOLD!

These images were created for my lovely couples at their real weddings in Auckland, Wanaka and at Mt Nicholas Station in Queenstown.They each have beautiful stories around them and all remind me of exactly why I shoot weddings and why it is so fulfilling!

When I think of Anna & Andre’s wonderful wedding, I think firstly of how welcoming and fun they and their families are, all the preparations for the traditional Tongan feast, travelling to Andre’s grandfathers land to take sunset photos amongst the coconut trees, the smell of the Umu, the taste of taro and Lu Pulu, the watermelon drink Otai, heavy tropical rain downpours and diving into the ocean.

Their heartwarming ceremony was held on a pier just outside the house and was only interrupted by the sea snake swimming past. I loved documenting this special wedding and of these two families becoming one, and I’m still daydreaming about going back and swimming with whales.

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When I first met Steph & Cam, they told me they wanted to get married at a music festival, rather than hold a wedding, and from there, things just got more and more exciting! A first look on the edge of Lake Wanaka, Tipis, bands, smoke bombs, flower crowns, hilarious and also emotion-filled speeches, NANA AS FLOWERGIRL! great dance moves… what is not to love!

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Anita & Kelsey planned a romantic and relaxed wedding with 70 close friends and family at Lake Hayes. Two beautiful women and two beautiful dresses! I felt extremely lucky to witness this wedding and also be in on the secret that they were 11 weeks pregnant and no one else knew! Since their wedding day, Anita & Kelsey have been featured on Grace Loves Lace and also in print in Volume One of Dancing with Her the first Australian magazine of its kind celebrating Women in love.

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