New Zealand Elopement

& Wedding Photography

Documenting intimate moments quietly shared against vast, dramatic landscapes. 

Dawn Thomson

Photographer

I have always been an observer.  I have always sought beauty in the ordinary and noticed the unnoticed.  I love the moment when someone lets their guard down, when we truly connect with another.  As a photographer, I am compelled to put people amongst NZ’s wild landscapes and capture the result.  When a wedding or elopement is set amongst such natural beauty you unlock the full range of raw emotions.  I am inspired by love stories that throw convention to the wind and focus on what really matters.

I am inspired by truely intimate love stories  and helping couples to plan their dream destination wedding. To make it easier for my couples I have co-founded a collective of Queenstown wedding legends to offer artistically crafted ELOPEMENT PACKAGES

“To make living itself an art, that is the goal”

HENRY MILLER

UNTAMED CAPTURES

If you don’t rush, if you breathe deep, connection happens.  An unguarded moment that is easily missed. When our feelings play on the surface and tell a story more divine than any staged moment could.  These are the emotions I capture.

Light, shadows and emotion are how I create a mood.  With a perfect natural landscape, luminous light and playful shadows, the emotions that lie just below the surface shine through.  When we forget about the schedule for the day, we are left with what is real.

When capturing beautiful weddings I like to draw on my background in editorial, portrait, fashion and fine art photography.  This fusion creates a stylised sense of composition and use of light to create artful imagery that is raw and emotive.

Featured in: The Lane, Together Journal, White Magazine, Hello May, Wild Hearts Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Rock N Roll Bride, Paper + Lace, Polka Dot Bride, Nouba & Off Beat Bride.

“YOU SEEK BIG ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES WITH DEEPER CONNECTIONS.  LET’S CREATE ART THAT CELEBRATES YOU”.

Kind Words

CHIARA & AARON

Hands down the best! Dawn was so lovely to work with and her photography is EPIC. I feel like we lived a dream for our Wedding, we could not have asked for anything more. She captured us in the most beautiful way, showing our personality and making us look amazing! She made us feel so special on our big day, we had not a care or stress in the world. I would highly recommend Dawn to anyone looking for a photographer for their dreamy elopement or wedding ceremony.

CAT & JON

The experience we shared with Dawn was unlike anything we had ever experienced. Upon meeting her we instantly felt like lifetime friends and knew that we would always have a relationship with her. The mountain range she took us to was so extremely beautiful that it cannot be described, but by the photographs. Dawn captures these experiences as only a world-class photographer can.We would highly recommend her and the service she provides.

ANNE & MICHAEL

Dawn we can not thank you enough for our AMAZING wedding photos.
Our moment has been capturted perfectly. You are truely talented and we could not be happier with your work. Your calm nature and talent has resulted in such beautiful photos for which we are truely grateful as I can only imagine how much time and effort has gone into editing and compiling our wedding album.  We are still in awe and going through them each day. Thanks again Dawn.  Anne & Michael xx

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