About

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.

Cheers,

Patrick


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Cyrano Embling
Cyrano Embling
09:06 04 Dec 19
Patrick is without a doubt the best engagement/wedding photographer in New Zealand. After searching for months to find... the right person to trust with our surprise engagement I connected with Patrick and couldn't have been happier. He not only made our special moment come together, but he was so great we flew him up to be our wedding photographer too! His passion for the craft and his attention to detail, along with a fierce energy to capture those magical moments makes him a dream to work with. Not to mention the quick turn around for our photos afterwards. Couldn't fault either of our experiences or recommend Patrick more!read more
Katie Breingan
Katie Breingan
03:47 16 Oct 19
Highly recommend Patrick from Fallon Photograpghy. He took beautiful photos of my family while we were holiday in... Queenstown. Such a fun guy who goes the extra length to get that perfect picture!read more
Keith Henderson
Keith Henderson
12:31 09 Oct 19
Great photographer, easy to work with, professional but relaxed, great pre- and post- shoot communication, knows the... locations and best spots backwards ... we would recommend Patrick! He also doubles as a great kids' entertainer and can get smiles and laughs out of them at a pinch by using his patented "chicken dance" routine. Thanks Patrick for making what could have been a challenging "special day" a lot of fun... and of course for the wonderful photos!read more
Jacky Q
Jacky Q
21:23 21 Sep 19
Fantastic experience with Pat on a cold Queenstown morning - super chill, and makes you feel super relaxed for those... candid shots, perfect for people that have never had our photos taken before. Would recommend to anyone!read more
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
Cat
Cat
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
Darylen Verallo
Darylen Verallo
11:11 02 Jan 18
Patrick has been amazing! and I would highly recommend him to anyone. From enquiries to booking, he has been excellent.... If you are not a local of Queenstown , no worries!!! Patrick's got you covered with photography locations.We were worried about the weather on the day, but Patrick went above and beyond capturing a photo of everything!!! With the clouds until the clear blue sky extending our booking with no fuss. We appreciate it a lot that even with cloudy morning we didn't felt pressured or rushed once when he was photographing.He is also easy to deal with and has a sense of humour that makes the whole experience fun.Thank you heaps Patrick!!! Happy with the photos!!!read more
melissa pitfield
melissa pitfield
09:43 20 Dec 17
A big thank you to Patrick from Fallon photography. Not only did we set Patrick the task of capturing our wedding day... we made it a little more interesting by having our 3 boys aged 5. 3 and 2 involved in the ceremony, and set him the ultimate challenge of the perfect family photo. Patrick definitely delivered! We are so happy with the pics, not only do we have beautiful photos of us as a couple but we also have some beautiful photos of the 5 of us, photos that we will treasure forever. Thanks for being so fantastic with our boys and providing us with so many beautiful photos that we absolutely love.read more
Jessica Rasmussen
Jessica Rasmussen
01:50 02 Nov 17
We were so pleased to have come across Fallon Photography in our search for a Wedding Photographer in Queenstown,... Patrick was really fantastic! As we were only having a very small intimate ceremony in the gardens we only required a short amount of time and wanted to keep our costs as low as possible. Patrick was really accommodating to our needs. The whole process was very easy to organise and Patrick continued to keep in contact with us leading up to the date. On the day everything was casual and we all felt very comfortable and not too "Posed". It really made us laugh when Patrick got in the freezing cold lake just to get the perfect angle! But overall we are very pleased with the outcome of our photographs they are all absolutely gorgeous we can't even decide on a favourite. Thank you Patrick for the amazing work you have done and creating some lasting memories for us to cherish forever! Jessie & Buck xread more
S C
S C
05:55 20 Oct 17
My husband and I booked Fallon Photography for our wedding, and we couldn’t be more happier with the end result!... Patrick is a friendly charismatic professional who makes you feel at ease resulting in wonderful natural photography. This was no easy task as we had him on ski’s taking moving photos of my husband and I as we made our way down coronet peak mountain. Further to this, we managed to get ourselves caught up in a snowstorm, he didn’t complain once! With hands freezing and many shots to manoeuvre, Patrick took it in his stride and delivered amazing service and photos. Truly a tribute to his skill in the art of photography. Post the photo shoot he was very accommodating with any enquires made and helpful in assisting me with any challenges I was facing with technology (as technology and I are horrible working partners). Working with Patrick from start to finish was by far the greatest experience! I highly recommend his services 🙂read more
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