Emily Adamson, Queenstown Photographer

Multi award winning New Zealand wedding photographer​

This lovely film was sent to me by the extremely talented 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.”

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

bride and groom walking into reception elated

When I am not photographing weddings, I am looking after a gorgeous group of rescue goats @vincentvangoatface or tending my beehives @emilysbeehives



Polka Dot Bride, Magnolia RougeHello MayTogether Journal , Anna SchimmelWandering EducatorsHuffintonpostDaily Mail,  Queenstown LifeWell Travelled Bride


Awards and Qualifications:

NZIPP Master with Distinction 2020

NZIPP Wedding In Camera Artistry finalist 2019

Gold Award NZIPP Wedding In Camera Artistry 2019

NZIPP Wedding Classic Photographer of the year 2017!

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 this year we will host our final retreat in Wanaka in November 2018.

Judge at NZIPP Iris Awards 2015.

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

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

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

Diploma of Photography in 1999

Art Acquisition Award 1999

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.




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.