Queenstown Wedding Photography for fun-loving couples

I am “that bald wedding photographer” who will happily wade up to his chest in an ice-cold lake, climb a tree for an epic wedding party photo, or commando crawl through tussock and matagauri for the perfect shot.

Shooting action sports like mountain biking and skiing is how I got into professional photography back in the day and I guess this background is still a big influence in how I shoot weddings today.  It’s probably why I’m happy to grovel in the mud or wade into a river to get “the shot”.  As an action sports photographer I felt that the best shots were often uncomfortable, dirty or even slightly risky for the photographer and I reckon the same is true of wedding photography.

On the wedding day itself, I like to let things happen as naturally as possible and I’m pretty good (even if do say so myself) at rolling with the punches and dealing with the unexpected.  (And even the smallest, most relaxed of weddings usually delivers a fair amount of “unexpected”).

I also put a huge amount of my energy into making sure that my couples, their bridal party and wedding guests are comfortable, relaxed and happy on the wedding day.

So I’m also that guy who will give his jacket to the bride to keep her warm in between photos, have some handy heel-stoppers in his camera bag just in case, or whip a fully stacked picnic hamper out of the back of his car when the wedding party starts getting hangry.

After all, if the bride & groom are roasting hot and sunburned, or freezing cold, or starving hungry or parched with thirst or just not comfortable with their photographer then chances are their wedding photos aren’t going to be as relaxed, natural and beautiful as they could be.  I feel that great wedding photography can and should be relaxed, natural and fun and that’s what I strive to bring to every wedding I photograph, big or small.

Other than that, let me see…what else is there to say?  I’ve been working as a Queenstown Wedding Photographer since 2002 and I’ve been a Queenstown local since 1996.  I also worked in the Queenstown film industry as a location scout (amongst other things) for many years so I know all the Queenstown’s best (and least-known) locations and the best time to visit them for epic light.

If you’d like to know how I can help you capture your wedding day with photos that are relaxed, natural and beautiful, give me a bell – I’d love to hear from you.  If you need more inspiration for your special day, then check out The Queenstown Wedding Blog for a directory of Queenstown Wedding Venues & Vendors and ideas and inspiration on Queenstown Wedding Planning.

Good luck with the wedding planning.  If I can help in any way, I’d love to hear from you.

Cheers,

Patrick

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