Emily Adamson, Queenstown Photographer

Multi award winning New Zealand Wedding Photographer.

This lovely film was sent to me by JOSUÉ FILMS. Not only did he sneakily catch this wedding photography footage of me but he wrote the loveliest shout out that I hope tells you a little more about me:

“Human connection: I worked with Emily once, once is enough to know so much about a person. I’ve always learnt to judge people not how they treat me but how they treat others around me.

Emily, your photographic eye to capture the most humane photographs from a wedding is beyond amazing but to know when to put the camera down and be there for the subject you are photographing is what separates you from the rest, whether it’s during the morning and immerse yourself in the clients culture or grabbing a chair next to the mother of the bride for five seconds to comfort her.”


Hi. I’m Emily, thank you so much for being here.

Documenting weddings has given me an insight into the passing of time, the fleeting nature of moments and the full range of emotions. The things that are universal in all walks of life. The things that I am lucky enough to witness and document for you.

I am a die-hard ‘The Office’ fan, am a houseplant collector and can not master the making of sourdough (even my chickens won’t eat it). I love learning about and experiencing different cultures. I’m always keen to try the cuisine and hear about the traditions and meanings.

One of my favourite places is the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Just walking in the door brings back so many memories of my grandmother.

My favourite weddings to photograph are the ones where people welcome me like family and I can be one of you for the day, while documenting it all.

I’d love to hear about you and your plans. Feel free to ask me anything.

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Awards and Qualifications.

Award-winning documentary style New Zealand wedding photographer. Based near Queenstown and Wanaka but available for weddings and elopements all over Central Otago and New Zealand.

NZIPP Master with Distinction 2020

NZIPP Wedding Classic Photographer of the year 2017!

Chairperson & Co Chair (with Jackie Ranken) of NZIPP Otago Southland Region from mid 2012 till 2015.

AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Silver with distinction and Silver Awards 2000

NZIPP Wedding In Camera Artistry finalist 2019

On team A Bit More Soul, a New Zealand retreat for photographers & creatives which began in 2013. We have held retreats in Arrowtown, Wellington, Golden Bay, D’urville Island, Raglan and Auckland and we hosted our final retreat in Wanaka in November 2018.

Gold Award NZIPP Wedding In Camera Artistry 2019

Judge at NZIPP Iris Awards 2015.

NZIPP (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography) Silver and Bronze awards 2012

Diploma of Photography in 1999

Art Acquisition Award 1999

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I am a BIG FAN of...

…real laughter, the details, meaningful traditions, memories, candid smiles, old film portraits, having a great time at weddings

I am NOT a BIG FAN of...

…uptight posing or forced cheesy expressions

When I am not photographing weddings, I am looking after A GORGEOUS GROUP OF RESCUE GOATS @vincentvangoatface OR TENDING MY BEEHIVES @emilysbeehives

But that is MORE than enough about me, I want to hear all about you, after all, it is your story that is going to be told.

Let's chat about
your Wedding.