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Making People Smile

Sunshine Wedding Films are colorful, characterful, full of love, laughter and the occasional teary moment. We create engaging short wedding films for couples with a love of the unexpected. Click on the thumbnails to watch and smile.
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Destination and Queenstown Wedding Videos

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About Us

We're a husband and wife team with a gentle and encouraging approach. We are also new parents and juggle working, filming and creating together with the simple pleasures of being a family. Scott & Melissa

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Thanks for taking the time to look around our website. Being trusted to capture and mould a memory of a day which goes by so quickly is something we feel very lucky to experience. We love making films that don't fit a formula; artful, quirky, happy films with life and spirit that make you laugh through a tear or two. To do this we shoot just a small number of weddings and craft each one from a conversation up. We'd love to know more about you and your plans for the beginning of your story. Let's talk. (You can watch more films on Vimeo too.)

Sunshine Kit

Sunshine Kit

For the camera geeks out there:
- Canon 5d Mark II camera x3
- Canon 6d camera
- Canon XF300 camera
- Canon 14mm f/2.8 L II lens
- Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lens
- Canon 100mm f/2.8 L IS lens
- Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II lens
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L lens
- DP Slider & Glidecam HD2000
- Rode Videomic Pro x3
- Tram TR50 lavalier mike x2
- Sennheiser wireless lav mike x2
- Roland RO-5 digital recorder x2
- 306 LED studio lights x3

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Travel

After living in Wanaka for 10 years we are now based in a tiny seaside town a couple of hours south of Queenstown. BUT we travel to film nearly all our weddings in Queenstown. There is no charge for travel to the region and for other areas just get in touch

Every film we make contains a little piece of us that we package up and send away, hoping our couples love it as much as we do. So it makes our day whenever we hear what their film means to them. Here are a few recent comments.

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Beck & James

"Firstly may I say we are most pleased with the outcome. Both of us love, love, love, the short and the music you picked for the clip was perfect!!!! The clip was cheeky, natural, and edited beautifully."
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Andrea & Simon

Andrea & Simon

"Wow wow wow! Needless to say, we both have massive smiles on our faces! We are absolutely thrilled with the result! We had high expectations after the teaser but you've exceeded them. You even make us look good!
It is seriously fabulous and we feel very fortunate to have found you and let you loose on us! The way you've put it together is stunning, entertaining and really captures the mood. The timing is exquisite and must have taken you ages. We've watched it twice and wanted to thank you straight away." Watch Also featured on Bridal Musings

Mona & Steve

Mona & Steve

"What a pleasant surprise!! Steve and I watched it together and were both in tears (well I'm not supposed to say that about Steve:) Please let Scott know that he has a beautiful way of telling a story and touching hearts. This is the most beautiful movie we've ever seen. I cry every single time I watch the video. Scott's simply an amazing story teller!! Thank you, thank you!" Watch

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Dawn & Steve

"THANK YOU so much for capturing the most amazing moment of our lives. I have watched the videos so many times and feel the love so strongly each time. We are so happy you were there to film our wedding and the excitement around it." Watch Also featured on Style Me Pretty

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Lisa & Joe

"A big thank you for our wonderful video - we LOVE IT! You captured the most beautiful parts of the day, especially Joe's reaction to the helicopter and the panicked look as we took off! Nice idea that you ask the bride and groom to say a few words beforehand - lots of emotion in those words!"

Amy & Rhys

Amy & Rhys

"Thank you so much for the incredible videos. We have watched them again and again, each time fighting back tears. The teaser has been enjoyed by many of our friends and family who can't stop raving about how awesome it is!
We are so, so pleased that a) we decided to get a video and b) that we got you two to film it. You have been a pleasure to deal with every step of the way.
Thank you again, we can't wait to show it to our children one day!" Watch

Mika & Robbie

Mika & Robbie

"...it really captured our personalities and the music was just perfect! I'm so happy with the editing and that the sound wasn't distorted from all the wind! What a wonderful job you've done all combined with baby duties!! BRAVO to you three!
It's a wonderful day to relive a day that flies by. My friend said, 'Wow that's your wedding video? It wasn't even boring!" I think coming from a bloke that's quite a compliment. Thanks again guys."

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Kim & Ian

Oh my god both videos are AMAZING!!!! To say we love them is an understatement. Thankyou sooo very much for capturing our wedding day in the way that you have, it is exacting how I hoped it would be. "dancing, fun, love and family". Watch

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We'd love to give you more info or answer any of your questions.

Fill in the form or email Melissa at: info@sunshineweddings.co.nz
Phone us anytime +64 27 218 6665

or set up a time to Skype

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PO Box 2516, Wakatipu, Queenstown

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Some fantastic Queenstown and Wanaka wedding vendors we've worked with and will happily recommend.

Venues

Sunshine has filmed at these venues among many others
Blanket Bay Lodge Glenorchy
Canyon's Lodge Queenstown
Jack's Point Queenstown
Matakauri Lodge Queenstown
Millbrook Resort Queenstown
Minaret Stn Wanaka, Sthn Alps
Mount Soho Queenstown
Northburn Station Cromwell
Peregrine Winery Queenstown
Punatapu Queenstown
Rippon Vineyard Wanaka
Stoneridge Estate Queenstown
Skyline Queenstown
Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet Wanaka

Sunshine Packages

Sunshine films are all as unique as your wedding. We film with you all day and craft a showpiece that you will treasure. Longer film options, upgrades and extras are available.
Starting at $5000. Bookings for the 2015 summer season are open now.
Get in touch for our info booklet

Elopement / Heliweddings

We are specialists at producing creative and beautiful short films of your elopement or mountain-top heli-wedding and have filmed at locations all over the Southern Alps!
Available Sun-Thurs.
Elopement or heli-wedding package is $3000.
Get in touch for our elopement info booklet.

Your Queenstown Wedding Video

Sunshine Wedding Films are specialist videographers to produce your Queenstown Wedding video, Wanaka wedding video, New Zealand destination wedding, elopement or heli wedding video. We produce bespoke, boutique Queenstown wedding videos. Sunshine also specialise in heli-wedding videos for destination weddings and alpine elopements in Queenstown and Wanaka. Our non-traditional Queenstown wedding videos are for couples with a sense of fun and adventure. They are colourful, characterful and always creative.

A Sunshine wedding video will tell your Queenstown wedding video story by using sophisticated filming and editing techniques. We combine stunning visuals, toe-tapping music, audio and laughter into a modern short movie. It will be fresh, exciting and fun – as all Queenstown wedding videos should be!

Our style is to make beautiful, happy films. We have yet to film a wedding that didn’t involve at least two very happy people. A Sunshine film will still be beautiful, layered and bring out the odd tear, but any footage looking awkward, stressed or scowling is not going to make the cut. Natural radiant smiles and twinkling eyes is what we’re looking for.

For the camera geeks out there, this is the camera gear that we use:
– Canon 5d Mark II DSLR camera x3
– Canon XF300 video camera
– Canon 100mm f/2.8 L IS lens
– Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L lens
– Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L lens
– Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens
– Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens x2
– DP Slider & Glidecam HD2000
– Rode Videomic Pro x3
– Tram TR50 lavalier mike
– Sennheiser wireless lavalier mike x2
– Roland RO-5 digital recorder
– Zoom H4n digital recorder
– 306 LED studio lights x2

We’re a husband (Scott) and wife (Melissa) team who laugh, argue, edit, encourage and film together. Our approach is relaxed and gentle, encouraging couples to be natural and open on film and enjoy the whole experience. Sunshine Wedding Films take a limited number of bookings each year and craft every Queenstown wedding video to uniquely capture a couple and their wedding day.