HELLO, IT'S SO NICE TO MEET YOU

QUEENSTOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Hey there! I’m Melissa Clark, your go-to Queenstown wedding photographer. I am very lucky to call Queenstown home, originally from the UK I fell in love with this town and decided to make a life here. I live with my partner Greg and our golden collie, Finn (the absolute love of my life). We’re all about the outdoors, spending our time hiking, fishing, camping, and discovering new spots together. This love for adventure and nature spills over into my photography, bringing a vibrant, laid-back vibe to my work.

Photography has been my passion since I bought my first point-and-shoot at 13. I've always loved documenting moments wether that was a house party at 16 or a camping trip in the mountains, and when I realised I could turn this hobby into a career—especially in a place as stunning as Queenstown—it felt like winning the lottery.

As your Queenstown wedding photographer, my mission is to capture those real, unscripted moments that make your love story uniquely yours. Whether it's the laughter, the tears, or the quiet, meaningful glances, I’m here to make sure those memories are preserved in the most beautiful, authentic way possible.

Can't wait to meet you and help make your wedding day unforgettable. Let’s create something amazing together!

Melissa Clark
Melissa Clark Photography

A little about me

Not just a photographer, a visual, storyteller for loved-up souls.

As a Queenstown wedding photographer, I'm inspired by the beautiful, fleeting moments that make each wedding unique.

I am a lover of good light, you cant beat the romantic feeling when the last of the light hits the mountaintops, the sky turns pink and the shoot is coming to an end. We took some bangers and now were driving back to your accomodation whilst Queenstown continues to put on a show for us, till the end.

 I cherish those sneaky glances between partners on their wedding day, the quick, stolen kisses, and the gentle touches that speak volumes. It's these perfectly imperfect moments, that tell the true story of love and connection.

The nostalgic feel of film, and the child like excitement I have as I open the files to see what gems were captured, 

These are the moments that inspire me to do what I do, preserving memories that will be cherished for generations. If these things inspire you then i think we can make some magic happen on your day. 

"EVERY WEDDING, EVERY SHOOT, I SEE THE WORLD THROUGH A WHOLE NEW LENS. YOUR STORY WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE LAST, AND THIS IGNITES MY PASSION ALL OVER AGAIN."

WHAT INSPIRES ME

A weekend hiking in the wilderness with my partner Greg and our golden collie, Finn, is my happy place. There’s something about being out in nature, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and exploring new trails that just fills my soul.

Other things that make my soul - beating greg at monopoly deal multiple times in a row, jumping into the shotover  river at the end of a long summers day, the 3 of us snuggling on the sofa with a Thai for us and a treat for the furball, watching Yellowstone, morning pilates with the girls followed by a coffee and the best kind of catch ups, guilt free snacking on cakes and choccy after a big work out, and of course long phone calls with mumma whos all the way back in the UK.

Traveling is another big passion of mine. Whether it’s a quick road trip or an overseas adventure, I’m always up for exploring new places and cultures. And yes, I’m absolutely open to shooting destination weddings—so if you’re planning something special in a far-off location, count me in!

That’s a little sneak peek into my life and a few of my favorite things. No matter who and where we are, we’re all souls wandering this beautiful earth, with a different story to share. No tale is one and the same. And that’s why I LOVE documenting love stories (and hopefully yours too!).

So, if you’re looking for a Queenstown wedding photographer who’s more like a friend with a camera, ready to capture your day in the most authentic way possible, let’s chat. I can’t wait to help you create memories that will last a lifetime! too!)”

my family and my dog will always be my favourite

MY FAVOURITE THINGS

As i mentioned above, my photography journey started when I got my first point-and-shoot camera at 13. I loved capturing my family and friends enjoying life, and as I got older, my focus expanded to include the stunning landscapes around me. Eventually, I combined these passions and fell in love with wedding photography.

To me, weddings should be all about having fun, sharing special moments with your loved ones, and enjoying all the luxuries you've splurged on for your big day. My job is to capture it all as it happens, so you can relive those memories for years and generations to come.

With me, there are no lengthy photo sessions that pull you away from your guests. I believe the best photos come from genuine, unscripted moments. All I need is 20 minutes of your time and some good lighting to get those all-important portraits. The rest of the time, you’ll find me blending in, capturing the magic as it unfolds naturally.

Every shoot is a new experience for me, filled with unique moments and emotions. My style is all about keeping things relaxed and fun, making sure you feel comfortable and truly yourself. I want your photos to reflect the real you, the genuine joy and love of your wedding day.

So, if you’re looking for a Queenstown wedding photographer who’s more like a friend with a camera, ready to capture your day in the most authentic way possible, let’s chat. I can’t wait to help you create memories that will last a lifetime!

Rain, hail or shine, I won’t miss a beat

BEHIND THE LENS

Ning & Lewis

We hired Melissa for our engagement photoshoot in Queenstown. Let me say, she exceeded our expectation in every way! She helped pick out locations, drove us around, accommodated the rain at the start of the shoot, and wowed us with her amazing taste and style in our final photos! We are so glad that we chose her to be our photographer, and now because of her, we have beautiful photos to forever cherish! Thank you!!

Janine & Joe

We hired Melissa for our wedding day and I am so happy we did. Melissa really captured our day beautifully, she made me and my partner feel at ease in front of the camera and helped make the day even more special.
She even photoshopped some of my partners terrible builder tan lines out! Melissa is amazing, I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.

HEART WARMING WORDS FROM MY COUPLES

YOUR QUEENSTOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, FOR THE WILD SOULS & FIERCE LOVERS

Two souls, one story

No story is one and the same. Yours will be finessed to share your unique journey. 

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