Relaxed, Natural & Fun Queenstown Wedding Photography

I am “that bald Queenstown 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 spiky matagauri for the perfect shot.

Action Jackson

Shooting action sports like skiing and mountain biking is how I got into professional photography back in the day. And it’s still a big influence in how I shoot weddings today, as an Action Sports Photographer, I always felt that the best shots were often uncomfortable, dirty or even slightly risky for the photographer. 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 at dealing with the unexpected. (And even the smallest, most relaxed of weddings usually delivers a fair amount of “unexpected”).

Good Things Happen to Happy People

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. Or have some handy heel-stoppers in his camera bag just in case. I might even whip a fully stacked picnic hamper out when the wedding party starts getting hangry.

After all, if the bride & groom are roasting hot and sunburned, or starving hungry and 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.

Local Knowledge

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 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.



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Jade Darrow
Jade Darrow
06:23 04 Sep 19
Extremely talented and passionate!! We are so so thankful we had Patrick for our elopement wedding with our 5 children. Communication pre wedding was efficient and prompt (Patrick contributed to locations, timings, and other vendors), during the day he was so engaging with us and the kids he truly is relaxed, fun, professional and genuine. Patrick captured our day so perfectly, We would without hesitation recommend Patrick (in fact we get asked who our photographer was!)read more
Nico Martin Eñego
Nico Martin Eñego
07:44 26 Aug 19
I was so lucky to have chosen Patrick to help me arrange a surprise heli-trip and proposal for my girlfriend. First of all, he was very professional with his work, and was super helpful! He even help me come up with a gameplay to surprise my now fiancée. Second, his work was ridiculously good! He went out of his way to get all the best snaps. I'm so grateful to Patrick for the awesome work he has done for us. Definitely a superstar of proposal/wedding photography on beautiful south island sceneries!read more
07:15 05 May 19
Patrick made our day fun from the very beginning, making us feel relaxed with his awesome sense of humour and personality! We were thrilled with the photos, he really managed to capture the day how we wanted to remember it. Would recommend him highly to anyone looking for a fun and talented photographer.read more
Dallas Bates
Dallas Bates
02:10 24 Apr 19
Patrick is a legend. I arranged our wedding as a surprise for my long term fiance so I was out of my depth - I immediately clicked with Patrick and he made the experience really fun, easy and was so helpful putting me at ease leading up to the wedding. On the wedding day we both felt so comfortable with him - it was like being with an old friend though we met him that day. He is relentless and goes the extra mile to make sure he gets all the best shots without any stress and the results have left us and those close to us so, so happy. Legend.read more
Nicola Romano
Nicola Romano
08:30 14 Mar 19
We had the pleasure to have Patrick as our wedding photographer, not only that, Patrick helped me a lot in planning our wedding, he went above and beyond. On the wedding day he made us feel comfortable and relaxed, the pictures that he took are stunning. We are so glad that Patrick was part of our wedding day. We are definitely recommending Patrick Fallon for your special day and not only that. Thanks again Nick and Ninaread more
Rustam Sandhu
Rustam Sandhu
03:28 05 Mar 19
Words cannot explain the service standard, enthusiasm and quality of work provided by Patrick. From the beginning to end he'll be there to support you and make sure your special moment is even better than expected. He threw around so many great ideas and went out of his way to make our special moment happen. He's the all in one package if you want to get any special event based photography. Thank you incredibly much for your work Patrick and I hope you keep making other's dreams come true!read more
Juno Rosales
Juno Rosales
01:42 07 Jan 19
Huge THANK YOU to Patrick Fallon, for giving us an amazing, memorable post-wedding photo shoot. He is creative and kind and will do everything he can to customize the service for you. We are very happy that we asked him to take our photos. Shots turn out beautiful! All the best to you Patrick, we wish you the best and we hope that there will be more people who can experience fun, great photo shoots with you!read more
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