Directory Photography in Queenstown & Wanaka
We are Williams Photography, a husband and wife team based in the Queenstown Lakes District, covering all of New Zealand and beyond.
We met and fell in love through photography, had an epic Scottish winter mountain-top proposal, a gorgeous farm wedding, and spend every waking hour living and breathing photography.
Every day we are so humbled to be able to call our passion, our “work” and are absolutely in love with what we do. Our photography has lead us across the world to photograph weddings in Europe, Australia, Fiji, Cook Islands & all over New Zealand.
We specialise in wedding story-telling, from mountain tops to under the sea!
We are both NZIPP Qualified Wedding Photographers and have won numerous awards - including 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Kodak Gold Award Winners (4 years running!), NZIPP Iris Awards - winner of seven awards in 2013 and 2010 NZ Geographic Young Photographer of the Year
Come adventure with us!
~ Warren + Katrina
Just had my pre wedding photoshoot done in early July by Warren. He is experienced and pre empt me before hand to buffer one extra day in case of bad weather. N turns out, we really had to push the date of the shoot 1 day later. He is very passionate about what he does and will go the extra mile to make sure we have that one shot. He arrives earlier than our agreed time and is very helpful to us throughout the session. Seeing how confident warren is gives us lots of assurance in choosing him. Warren brings us to lots of beautiful places and we are very thankful to him. He doesn’t quite follow a fixed plan route but instead will go with the flow of the day especially the daylight etc which makes the pictures very spontaneous.
We added on an Astro session and by that time, we were so exhausted but Warren still constantly talks to us and keep the energy level up.
During our Astro shoot, he really goes all out to capture the best for us despite him freezing in the cold. As I had to remove my jacket for the shoot, he would even try to warm my jacket up before passing back to me. Also huge Thanks to him, my fiancé and me witness our first shooting star together!
During liasing, Warren is always very responsible to share with me his travel plans in case him being uncontactable. I am always being informed which takes the whole anxiety part away in planning and liasing. Big Thank you to Warren!
Wedding Date: July 3, 2018
Kenneth and I are from Singapore and decided to engage Warren to help with our pre-wedding photoshoot in Wanaka since we were on holiday. Since the start, Warren has been excellent and we would highly recommend him.
The planning process was a a total breeze with Warren helping us to coordinate with heli companies and providing us with constructive advice on the best timing and locations for the photoshoot. On the photoshoot day itself, although we were pretty nervous, Warren made us feel relax and we ended up having a lot of fun with his company!
The pictures turned out beautiful and Warren managed to capture us in the gorgeous setting of Wanaka. We cannot be more pleased and thankful to have Warren around! Thank you!
Wedding Date: November 7, 2016
We cannot recommend Williams Photography highly enough.
We were planning our wedding from overseas and after researching on many of the amazing wedding photographers in Queenstown we went with Warren and Katrina. They were completely professional and friendly with quick email replies leading up to the wedding which was super helpful when planning an overseas wedding.
On the day, Warren blended in with our group with his easy, laid back attitude. My husband is very camera shy but because of Warren’s personality, managed to be natural in front of the camera. Warren has unequalled knowledge of the landscapes around Queenstown and will work with you to capture not only amazing images of the gorgeous Queenstown backdrop but also of you two as a couple.
Warren spent the whole day with our wedding party and even stayed an hour later than required as we were running late with speeches at our reception. We had a couple of sneak peaks very quickly a few days after the wedding and the highlights blog which came a few weeks later was a huge hit amongst our family and friends. We’ve had endless positive comments about our wedding photographers and we can’t be more pleased with the moments they captured on the day.
Wedding Date: June 25, 2016
We cannot recommend Williams Photography highly enough! Warren was our photographer for our wedding in Wanaka, and I understand Katrina helps with a lot of the post-production work. Right from our first meeting, Warren was relaxed, friendly, and professional. Ever since then the communication has been brilliant, he was fantastic at replying to emails promptly, and was great at picking up on the kind of thing we were after and running with it.
We were very keen for the photos to be natural, not look staged, and to really capture the vibe of the day. He managed to do exactly that and so much more. On the day he was fantastic to have around, calm and friendly, and never at all intrusive. Most of the time we barely knew he was there! His ability to capture candid moments, and pick up on important people to capture without us even telling him was remarkable. He also has an amazing eye for beautiful shots, and particularly some of the shots of the gorgeous venue and surrounds are completely breath-taking! The few times I did see him, he was running around all over the place getting amazing sneaky shots!
They were extremely prompt in getting our photos back to us, and did and incredible job in making them shine.
We can’t thank Warren and Katrina enough, and would recommend them to anyone!
Wedding Date: April 23, 2016
Words can’t describe how wonderful it is to have Warren and Katrina as our engagement and wedding photographer! They were great to work with, professional and fun!
It was a rainy day when we had our engagement photoshoot. At first, we were so worried about the weather, but William and Katrina totally rocked it! The photos were truly amazing and surprise anyone who’s seen them.
On our big day, we were very nervous in front of the camera. Warren and Karina made the photoshoot process a lot of fun and interesting. This made us relax throughout the day.
The photos have truly captured the beauty of our venue, the excitement and romance of the wedding day! We can’t stop looking at the photo album again and again!
After all, we know no matter whether it’s sunny or rainy day, no matter if you are shy or not, Warren and Katrina will be the best choice of all!
Thank you so much!
Wedding Date: November 17, 2013
The decision of choosing a photographer can be one of the more daunting because who doesn’t want the perfect photos!? In our case it’s safe to say we chose brilliantly. Warren and Katrina did the most fantastic job capturing our big day so beautifully.
They are a great team and work together in a fun and dynamic way which gets you to relax completely in front of the camera allowing for gorgeous natural shots. They communicate effectively leading up to, on, and after the day to ensure they understand what you want out of your photos. Not to mention they really do have the best spots in mind for their locations which means one less think to decide on.
My husband and I could not recommend Warren and Katrina more highly.
Wedding Date: April 19, 2014
Warren and Katrina were incredible before, during and after our wedding, we have nothing but praise for their professionalism, and most of all their work! They kept dialogue open in the time leading up to the big day, so much so, that on the day I had the utmost faith in them and was completely relaxed. They are fantastic photographers, and are wonderful to be around. Highly recommend them
Wedding Date: November 23, 2013
We have just received our album from Warren and Kat and we are 100% happy with the results. Not only do they take fantastic photos, they are extremely professional to work with as well being super nice people.
Really appreciate how calm and relaxed they made us feel throughout what was otherwise a hectic day. Really came through in the photos that we were comfortable in front of the camera which was unexpected.
Every point of contact from the first meeting to the delivery of the album has been a very positive experience, could not ask for more.
Thanks again team : )
Wedding Date: October 20, 2012
Warren & Katrina were the most fabulous wedding photographers hands down!We were both extremely pleased with the service we received. They were punctual, professional, super friendly and made us relax when doing the location shoot. You are guaranteed unique and creative photos. My husband and I were in awe when we received our wedding photos. Every single photo, we couldn’t stop “wowing” and “oooing”. As a bride, you are bound to get stressed when not hearing back from your vendors. Warren & Katrina ALWAYS ensured they replied to my emails/calls within 24 hours. It made my life so much easier as they were always there when I was stressing out about the big day. We are so very glad we chose Williams Photography to capture our special day. Thank you so much.
Wedding Date: 29/12/12
Thank you soooo much Warren and Katrina for being the most amazing photographers. We knew from the moment we meet you that you were the ones for our big day and would capture all the photo opportunities at our venue. You two are such beautiful people with a truly beautiful talent. It was like having friends there to take our photos but with so much professionalism at the same time. I also really loved the little touches, like Katrina always making sure I had a sip of champagne between the photos being taken etc! I would definitely recommend you to any one getting married in the future. We love each and every photo and especially loved the way the photos were presented when they we ready for pick up, it was a very special touch. I wont say to much so your other customers get the same goregous surprise.. he he!! Thank so much for being our photographers and for captioning our memories in such a beautiful way. Love to you both. Jeremy and Brooke xox
Wedding Date: February 15, 2013
My husband and I are so happy with the photos taken by Warren and Katrina. Their photos are so natural and true, just by looking at them I get all emotional!!
Wedding photos last a life time and I will never get sick of these photos. The scene, facial expressions of ppl, gestures and each moment is captured so well and is genuine.
At certain time of the day it was rainy, but W&K was very professional about planning the time & location. They captured the scene beautifully, that I was actually glad about the weather!!
Big thanks to Warren and Katrina for capturing my special day. It was so easy and fun to work with you.
Wedding Date: September 29, 2012
Warren and Katrina did a fantastic job with our wedding photos. They were both approachable and friendly, yet professional. They were able to capture all the great moments without being intrusive. Having two photographers was great - it allowed them to photograph different things at different angles. Highly recommend the two of them, really enjoyed working with them. The Queensbury album they designed for us was absolutely gorgeous as well.
Wedding Date: November 26, 2011
Warren and Kat did a wonderful job photographing our wedding day. They are a great team!
I’m not usually very comfortable in front of a camera but they made me feel completely at ease. They are brilliant at capturing candid moments and their scenic shots are absolutely beautiful!
We loved our photos and were very impressed at how fast we received them and how many we received.
Choosing Williams Photography was one of the best decisions we made and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else looking for a wedding photographer.
Wedding Date: 25 February 2012
As everyone else has said here, Warren and Katrina were awesome! They are so lovely, and there photos are stunning! All of the photos! My husband hates having his photo taken but we enjoyed ourselves so much on the location shoot we didn’t want to go back to the wedding. It’s great having two photographers also (basically for the price of one). I completely recommend them, their website speaks for itself, and I think their price was very reasonable considering the quality of all the photos.
Wedding Date: April 1, 2012
Any occasion in life worth remembering would never be complete without this awesome pair of photographers. We were searching for fun and no nonsense and we ended up with super fun and laid back. We couldn’t have asked for any better than Warren and Katrina. They weren’t no where near strict and instructive like some photographers who’d ask you to pose awkwardly, move your limbs for you, and go up to your face to take a close-up.
Instead, they were the total opposite and we loved that! Half the time, I forgot they were even there. Thats how amazingly relaxed it was and in the end, they made us look like somethng you see in a bridal magazine. Both Warren and Katrina have an eye for different kind of unique and the patience to take every perfect shot.
Post-wedding…they did an urgent but extremely wonderful job with editing and compiling over 600+ photos onto a DVD for us within our timeframe as we were heading for our 2nd wedding reception overseas. The photos were all amazing!!
We’d really like to thank Warren and Katrina for their patience, fun-loving personality, their utmost passion for photography and the excitement they bring to any shoot. And a bonus to add, they were a two-thumbs-up on price range for what we received! We’ll definitely be in touch in the near future (e.g. When the baby booms!!) heh..
You cannot go wrong with this duo. Definitely a winner!!
Jeanette & Kian xoxo
Wedding Date: March 17, 2012
My husband and I are so happy with our wedding photos, we could have not asked for more fantastic photographers to work with on our special day.
Warren and Katrina are great at capturing the essence of the day and with both of their artistic flairs; they were able to get hundreds of amazing photos for us. We struggled to cut our selection even to the top 300. They never were obtrusive, and everything was felt completely natural and un posed (often feeling like they weren’t even there).
They were able to find the perfect locations to take photos and going above and beyond to seek that special shot, or angle. They were also able to provide all our high res photos back in record time - within a week.
We’d like to thank both Warren and Katrina on the amazing work they did. We have had so many positive comments about our photos. I have already and will continue to recommend them to anyone looking for wedding photography.
Wedding Date: December 2, 2011
Warren and Katrina make an amazing team. They flew over to Melbourne to capture our special day. Even though I knew them they were extremely professional. Katrina did most of the photography on the day and Warren compiled a video from throughout the day. All our photos are absolutely beautiful and we wouldn’t change anything about them. Our family and friends comment all the time about our wedding photos and say they look as if they have come straight from a magazine. The quality is brilliant and you can see their creativity shone through - they are very talented at what they do.
My two bridesmaids and I also had our make up done by Katrina. It was very natural, yet elegant.
I definitely recommend Warren and Katrina for any photography; wedding or other.
Wedding Date: August 12, 2011
Katrina & Warren are amazing photographers as well as being a wonderful couple, even though we all knew each other before the trip the level of professionalism and their work ethic was outstanding!
On the day they were relaxed, organised and knew already what sort of shots they were going to take. Katrina’s attention to detail and creativity with the ‘Getting Ready’ shots were unique and showed the atmosphere of the bridal party that morning. Their calm attitude towards taking photos made it so much easier for us all to be in front of the camera especially in the heat of Rarotonga! When Warren was un-well he wouldn’t even let on and carried on taking amazing shots throughout the evening.
We knew the photos would be beautiful but it wasn’t till they were showing us that we really got to see their talent. Truly stunning photos, more than we could have asked for! They captured every moment and emotion of the day and the photos will always remind us of wonderful memories.
Warren and Katrina will always be our photographers of choice.
Thank you guys so much for an amazing job, you were brilliant!
Wedding Date: November 11, 2011
Warren and Katrina did an outstanding effort with the photos for our wedding and we are very happy with the results.
They were a lovely couple and made us feel very relaxed and comfortable.
Katrina did some amazing detailed shots of my wedding dress, rings etc and Warren even managed to capture some great shots of our dog who was extremely elusive on the day so he had to be very quick!
I would highly recommend them to any couple and think they did a great job!
Wedding Date: March 11, 2011
Definitely a dream team! These two will capture moments that not even words can describe. Amazing styles and utterly beautiful photos is what you will get at the end. Warren and Katrina are lovely to work with, accommodating, friendly, and a pleasure to have around during your wedding. They go the extra mile to make sure you get the perfect shot, even if it means climbing up a tree or having a photo shoot in the rain. Come hail or storm you are guaranteed an amazing collection of pictures that you will definitely treasure for life. By far the best in their profession. You will not be disappointed.
Wedding Date: April 23, 2011
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