Weddings whirl past. Savour the moment and collect the best bits for later.

Hi, I’m Mickey Ross. I’m a sucker for the real moments, the ones that might have slipped by unnoticed. This is where the magic of your wedding day is tucked, be it a belly laugh, secret whisper or a borderline speech. I don’t do stiff or staged; it’s these real bits I live to capture.

I’m a Wanaka-based wedding photographer exploring the power of stopped time.

My life has been dedicated to photography with a polished, thoughtful aesthetic and plenty of heart and soul, but I’m also the guy you want at your wedding - a secret weapon of sorts. I offer a calm, curious presence which can both (gently) herd an unruly bridal party and add a dose of adventure where needed.Though based in Wanaka, I would love to come to your wedding wherever in the world that might be.

A bit more about me

I’ve learnt to give these moments space to unfold, letting your story tell itself without too much meddling. That being said, if you get awkward (and who doesn’t), I’m well-equipped to lighten the mood, coax a laugh and help you relax.

Wanaka is home, which makes for a pretty unreal backdrop. I may be biased, though.

When I’m not photographing people, I’m usually on a mission. I reckon wedding photography should be an adventure, too, and I love to weave the intimate with the spectacular, catching moments of connection against the flanks of the Southern Alps.

My approach is to invite you to try something a bit different, shuffle outside that comfort zone and into the unknown. If that’s what you’re into.

I take a local, intrepid approach to Wanaka and Queenstown wedding photography.

check out my work

Engagement, elopement and wedding photography that invites a second glance.

Rifle through, get a feel, see if it’s your vibe.

Elopements

Weddings

Portfolio gallery

Elopement stories

wedding day tales

photography overview

Wedding day adventures.

Full wedding tales, from start to finish.

No two stories are the same. That’s the best bit.

Some kind words.

Grace and Dom got hitched in an epic day at Criffel Station.

"Mickey was the perfect choice to capture our wedding day in Wanaka. I had my eyes on his exquisite work for some time and was so excited that he was available for our special day.

Not only did he meet my expectations, but he beat them. He worked tirelessly to capture the wedding day and even stayed on because of weather delays. I couldn't recommend his work or personality higher"

Grace & Dom

Melbourne, Australia