Hi! I’m Warren Williams, owner of Mountain Weddings & Williams Photography.

  • I’m a Queenstown based, adventure wedding planner. I started in the wedding industry by photographing my first wedding in 2005 and over the years became passionate about bringing together the best suppliers to enable our couples to have some pretty unique photos. I now lead a team of planners and photographers, who all share that same enthusiasm for the best wedding possible.
  • I have two young boys who will get to grow up in this special part of the world.
  • I love astro photography – and can capture some pretty sweet wedding photos under the stars.

Mountain Weddings is a bespoke mountain wedding planning service – creating your dream intimate wedding or elopement 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 the golden hour.

2017 was our busiest year ever, and we photographed more than 100 weddings, including 88 helicopter trips.

Queenstown Wedding Photographers

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!

Mountain Weddings plans and photographs bespoke New Zealand Elopements, specialising in Mountain Weddings, Destination Heli Weddings and Queenstown Wedding Packages.

We love being a part of elopements because they create a day that is so intimate and just about the two of you, that all you have to think about is your unrestricted joy and love for one another. For us to share in that special moment and to capture it for you, to share and treasure with friends and family for years to come is so incredible. In particular, we love being a fly on the wall and seeing all the real moments in between the traditional rites of passage.

We also love whisking you up to a stunning alpine location. For many of our couples, it can be their first time in a helicopter! So flying to some epic locations that rival the world’s best scenery and landscapes to help you get hitched is pretty darn cool! We believe that life is short and your small victories and special occasions should all be celebrated. Why not make a fuss? Bringing family together with good food and positive, happy energy is always a good thing. That’s why we also love to capture engagements, family shoots, birthday parties, anniversaries and other milestones.

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.