Queenstown and Wanaka Wedding Photography & Video


We at Ever After, enjoy people and love to connect with couples to document their weddings in an artistic and intimate way.  This is the core of who we are and the heart of our business.


 “From as far back as I can remember film and photography have been part of my life.  My father owned a photographic business growing up and our household shares a passion in all things visual. I love to be behind the camera finding different and unique angles to capture (Darren Simmonds)”.


Our work through Ever After is a compliment to our specialised film production company, White Horse Productions which focuses on high-end production of television commercials, television programmes, film and photography.  Please see www.whitehorse.co.nz for more information.



5% off total fee when booking both photography and videography.

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Our Team




Darren started Ever After as a compliment to his film production company, White Horse Productions. His expertise as a photographer, videographer, director and producer results in a high end final product while ensuring that the essence of the couple is represented.




Vicki has lived in Wanaka for the best part of 20 years and has been organising people for most of her working life. She is a firm believer in the value of front line customer service and goes out of her way to make connections with clients to ensure we are providing a personalised service.




Chris has been with us since 2013 - with more than 20 years of experience he is an expert in the trade and always goes above and beyond to get the right shot and we are fortunate to benefit from his expertise.

"I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more."


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A wedding video takes us about 40-60 hours to edit and we put our hearts and soul into the whole process. From the choice of music to the colour correction of each image we pride ourselves in delivering a professional quality product that is true to who we are as artists… and you will love it! We always use 3 cameras and 2 videographer’s when filming a wedding. This multiple camera angle view adds a whole new dimension of professionalism and will greatly enhance the coverage and quality of your video. It ensures we always get all the action and will add a very cinematic feel to your final product. At Ever After we use high-end Canon cameras, lenses and broadcast quality high definition digital video and sound equipment. Editing is done using Apple’s Final Cut Pro software.



At Ever After, we aim to be as unobtrusive as possible while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and creativity. We like to be part of your planning process to ensure we understand how your day will unfold in order to be able to capture your wedding in the best possible way. Our film and photographic style is romantic, artistic, emotive yet fun and fresh, depending on the scene. We love to make people feel relaxed in front of the camera. When you have fun we are able to find the moments in between, you know, when you have forgotten the camera is there. As part of our photography service we supply all the high-resolution images of your wedding. There are no hidden fees. Based in Wanaka, our service mainly covers the Queenstown Lakes District area as well as the wider Otago region. We are also happy to travel to other locations, please contact us about your requirements.

From the Blog

Jo and Terry

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Hot Air Balloon Wedding Photography

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Imagine getting married in a hot air balloon overlooking the majestic Remarkable mountains as the sun was rising. Well I was privileged enough to video and photograph Siyang a Yang doing exactly that. Have a look at the video for an insight into a most brilliant day!

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Phillipp & Stachia- Highlights Video

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Wayne & Dannii

What an amazing day in the most incredible surroundings! Mt. Cook certainly provided a beautiful backdrop for a stunning couple. Thanks so much for the opportunity to capture your day! Click on the Read More Tab to view a selection of photos from the day.

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Matt & Tarryn Johnston- Click the play button to watch…

Matt & Tarryn Highlights Video- Long Version. What an amazing day at the beautiful Garden Orchard in Clyde. Tarryn looked incredible on the day with Matt coming a close second. We had a stunning photo-shoot on the mountains and the light was perfect as it shone through the clouds. Definitely one to remember!

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"No wedding is the same so we like to give you the option to choose the coverage to suit your special day."