SUNSHINE IS...MORE ABOUT US
Sunshine is two people – Scott and Melissa. We’re a husband and wife team who take pictures and make films. Pretty good ones actually.
It all started in Wanaka many years ago. A photographer friend suggested Scott should start doing wedding videos, because no one else was doing it. Those were the days! Well, it’s been a journey and hundreds of weddings along the way.
By now we know how to take beautiful photos and make great films. And it’s not by yelling directions. Nor is it by hovering in the background trying not to be noticed. Instead it’s by making friends, being nice, being calm, smiling, having fun, watching, listening and being prepared for anything.
The Sunshine style is a bit unique. Film stories are woven together with lots of layers to capture the whole essence of a wedding day. They are like a cinematic mini-movie. Our films are watchable, beautiful and will make you smile (and maybe shed a tear or two). Our goal is make even the most-camera shy look amazing on film, feel relaxed, have fun and focus on the important bit – getting married!
Our photography style is much the same as our films – natural and authentic showcasing the incredible landscapes of Queenstown and the surrounding region too. We offer a whole range of photography, film and combined photo and film packages with extras and customisable options to personalise your Sunshine experience. Working with one company doing both photography and films is a great way to streamline the experience. It’s efficient, cost-effective and ensures you get complementary styles for both.
Elopement weddings and heli weddings are a favourite. We’ve had couples choose to elope to NZ purely after seeing our films and photography! We’re also very proud and a little blown away to have been selected as one of two 2015 wedding cinema A-listers for US magazine Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. Our work has been featured on numerous international wedding blogs and professional websites.