Sunshine Weddings is  husband and wife photography, video and planning team. Our elopement wedding packages are for intimate couple-only weddings in the rugged landscapes and mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand.


Photographer and Videographer

Hi, I’m Scott the photographer half of Sunshine Weddings. It all started way back when I was throwing myself out of planes for a living and filming people. My wife is quite happy I no longer do that, but I still love being behind a camera, capturing nervous people about to take a leap and helping them feel good about it. For me, shooting elopements is all about connections with people and translating that to a moment and an image.

I’m also a very proud dad with a 6 year old who is happy for me to dye her hair blue every now and again, helps me cook, tries to beat me mountain biking and makes us laugh every day.

Planner (and other stuff)

I’m Melissa, the organiser, designer and post-production half of Sunshine. While my talented husband photographs and films weddings I do a lot of the behind the scenes stuff. We also own and run a gallery called The Good Studio which doubles as my office. So I get to send emails and plan your wedding surrounded by lots of beautiful art. 🙂

I’ve been lucky enough to always work in creative industries with a background as a photographer, designer, publisher and illustrator. And it all comes in pretty handy now. Whether designing our website(s), writing an email without too many typos, teaching our 6-year old Photoshop (she’s pretty good!) or simply knowing what Scott needs to take great photos and making a wedding day timeline to make it happen.