Hello there! I’m Warren Williams, owner of Williams Photography and Mountain Weddings. I’ve been capturing weddings since 2005 and have travelled all across the world in doing so. Over the years, I have became passionate about bringing together the top local suppliers to make sure our couples have the best day possible, while we capture some pretty unique and special photos. I now lead a team of planners and photographers, who all share that same enthusiasm for creating that best wedding day experience.

Mountain Weddings is a bespoke mountain wedding planning service – creating your dream elopement or intimate wedding in one of the most beautiful wedding destinations in the world.

We are big lovers of light and would love to plan your wedding adventure with the best possible conditions to get those “wow” shots. Most of our weddings take place late in the day and make the most of golden hour.

Photography Awards

We love that our work speaks volume in itself. On the few occasions we have submitted our photography work, we’ve done pretty well, including:

15 NZIPP Iris Awards in 2013 & 2016

Kodak Gold Award Winner four years in a row, 2011-2014.

Shoot & Share – Finalist in 2015 & 2017 – (Top 15 out of more than 100,000 entries worldwide)

New Zealand Geographic – Photographer of the Year finalist – 2016

Most of all, we encourage you to book on the style of photography and the experience and personality we bring into your Mountain Wedding.

Affiliations & Qualifications

Warren is a qualified wedding photographers of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP).

We’re also proud members of the Queenstown Wedding Association.

Warren was a volunteer fireman with Kingston Rural Fire for 4 years, and holds an advanced first aid certificate.

Williams Photography (Mountain Weddings) holds a Passenger Services Licence, and Warren has his Passenger endorsement, which is a NZ legal requirement when taking clients within our vehicles. Our vehicles used for Mountain Weddings are fully compliant for carrying passengers. We include transport in our vehicles from your hotel to the airport and to other great locations around Queenstown and Wanaka. We’ve also partnered up with a great local classic car company if you would love to travel around in extra style!

Fun fact – Warren was drawn to helicopters when he used to shoot air to air photography for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter from 2005 to 2007 whilst based in Auckland and has flown hundreds of times since then. There’s really no better way to travel! Especially on your wedding day.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter - ZK-HHV

Get in touch with us to hear more about how we can help you with your wedding adventure!

What They Say


For some very flattering words from our lovely clients, take a gander over to our testimonials page. It is our privilege to photograph such kind and generous people, and to have our images gracing homes around the world.