What We Do

These days we work nearly exclusively on small intimate elopement weddings in Queenstown and the surrounding area. We offer photography or combined photography and film packages. For couples who need a bit of a helping hand with planning advice, or adventurous souls who are looking for a more personal experience, we also offer more comprehensive packages. Visit Elopement Weddings for more details.

Sunshine is…

Sunshine is two people – Scott and Melissa. We’re a husband and wife team who take pictures and make films. Pretty good ones actually. We are also an Aussie and a Kiwi and parents to a loud and funny pre-schooler. After many years living in Wanaka (near Queenstown) we relocated to Riverton, a tiny, photogenic coastal farming town.

Scott is an ex-sky-diver, talented film-maker, editor, photographer and tech geek. Not to mention an exceptional cook. He’s currently producing, editing and filming a series capturing local artists stories on film. As well as photographing for Sunshine Melissa also shoots families and kids, is a qualified graphic designer, ex-book designer, working artist and sometimes illustrator.

We’ve worked on hundreds of weddings and been in the industry a long time. Working together taking stunning photos and making beautiful, happy films is what we love doing. If you’re thinking of eloping and want a helping hand, check out our package options and get in touch!

The Good Studio…

Our base is The Good Studio which opened in late 2015. It’s a bright, spacious studio, art gallery, workshop and office in a beautiful old character building in Riverton (a short commute 2 hours south of Queenstown).

The Good Studio combines a few of our passions in one place. We get to stock a range of unique New Zealand art (including our own), jewellery, photography and design, host exhibitions and showcase local artists. We’d love to meet you so feel free to pop in, say hi and check out our work.

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