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Trans Tasman Bubble News – covid-19 update

trans tasman bubble news In the latest Covid News, the NZ government has recently released a Covid-19 update titled “Reconnecting New Zealand – the next steps”. You can read the full article here, but the short version is as follows; The covid19.govt.nz article leads with this; “Fully vaccinated travellers and other eligible travellers can travel to …

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nz covid traffic light wedding 2021

Everything you need to know to plan a nz covid traffic light wedding 2021 styles (or any kind of photo shoot for that matter). The soon-to-be-introduced NZ traffic light system aka covid-19 protection framework  Are you planning a Queenstown Wedding and wondering about NZ Covid Traffic Light Wedding 2021 guidelines and recommendations?  Or maybe you …

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the latest Covid-19 situation in NZ and our operating procedures

I realised just the other day that I had never put any kind of info on my website about how the current Covid-19 situation in NZ is affecting my operating procedures and how this in turn might affect my clients.  Hence this blog post.  I’ll try to keep it as short as simple because the …

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The best Christchurch wedding venue – trent’s vineyard

The best Christchurch Wedding Venue in my opinion is Trent’s Vineyard.  Now, I should state a disclaimer first that I shoot 90% of my weddings in the Queenstown area and am much better-acquainted with the venues down here than those in Christchurch.  However, I often get inquiries from couples planning to get married in Canterbury …

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Queenstown wedding venues – Fallon photography

Wedding venues are usually the first and biggest “piece of the puzzle” for most couples when it comes to wedding planning.  After all, they are usually one of the most expensive chunks of your wedding budget and popular venues can get booked out years in advance.  So, in most cases it makes total sense to …

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Elopement Photography Packages – the complete guide

queenstown elopement photography packages – the insider’s guide (written by a full-time queenstown elopement photographer and wedding blogger) ummm…..so what exactly is an elopement?  (Sounds like a stupid question but it isn’t). Ok, that really does sound like a stupid question, but bare with me here.  What is an Elopement? Original the word “Elope” was …

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30% off Queenstown Elopement Photography until 31st of May 2021!

The Trans-Tasman Bubble kicks off on 19 April and I thought what better way to celebrate than by offering our Aussie mates across the Ditch everybody 30% off Queenstown Elopement Photography. (Actually, what the hell… I will extend this offer to ANYBODY living anywhere who books an Elopement and let’s extend the cut-off date to …

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Trans-Tasman Bubble NZ Elopements

What you need to know. On the 19th of April 2020, the Trans-Tasman Bubble will become a reality.  Which means that travel between Australia and New Zealand for Aussie/NZ Citizens will be possible.  And that means….drum-roll please…Aussies can now travel to New Zealand for a Destination Elopement!  Of course, this is conditional upon there being …

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Refundable Wedding Deposits Covid-19

And the most flexible payment terms the New Zealand wedding industry has ever seen. Right now, the phrase “wedding deposits Covid 19” is popping up quite a bit on Google. There are many couples out there planning a wedding who have either experienced first-hand or heard of couples losing their deposits when Covid-19 forced them …

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Queenstown Elopement Packages – The Complete Guide

The Complete Guide to Queenstown Elopement Packages So you’re planning to Elope in Queenstown and you now find yourself comparing dozens of different Elopement Packages from what seems like a thousand Queenstown Vendors. Yes, there are A LOT of Vendors out there so the sheer volume of Elopement Packages Queenstown has to offer can be …

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4 Ways to Livestream your Queenstown Wedding Ceremony

4 Ways to Live-stream your Queenstown Wedding The current worldwide Covid-19 climate means that, if you are getting married in Queenstown in the next 6 months or so it is fairly likely that there will be at least some important international family members or guests who can’t attend the wedding in person. Luckily however, we …

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Fiona & Joe’s Lookout Lodge wanaka Wedding, Fallon photography

Fiona & Joe’s Lookout Lodge Wanaka Wedding / Fallon Photography Although Wanaka is just a hop-skip-and-a-jump over the Crown Range from Queenstown, it’s not every day that I get to shoot a Wedding in Wanaka. So, when Queenstown locals Fiona & Joe invited me to be the photograph for their Lookout Lodge Wedding, of course …

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NZ High Country Wedding NZ High Country Weddings & Events

Laughter-filled and fun High Country Wedding – Lauren & Trav / Fallon Photography Lauren & Trav’s fun NZ High Country Wedding was indeed a “fun relaxed party” which was just what they wanted from their wedding day. Lauren & Travis were surrounded by friends and family who adored them and Mike and Sam and the …

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$2,700 Queenstown Elopement Photography Giveaway

I have already drawn the winners of my $2,700 Queenstown Elopement Giveaway. But don’t give up hope just yet!! Congratulations to Annabelle & Gareth, the winners of my $2,700 Queenstown Elopement Photography Giveaway!! They won for themselves; A Queenstown Elopement Photography Package with yours truly worth $2,700. Free bouquet and button-hole from the super-talented Kyla …

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Wedding timeline NZ – automatic wedding day timeline generator

Wedding Timeline NZ – Create Your Own  Timeline Automatically in 5 minutes!    Are you trying to plan your wedding day but have no idea what happens when?  Or maybe you’re on the hunt for your dream Wedding Photographer and are trying to figure out how much coverage you need?  Either way, help is here!  …

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Hamilton Southwell School Wedding – Cyrano and Anna

Back in October, I had the pleasure of shooting Cyrano and Anna’s Hamilton Southwell School Wedding. Now I don’t often shoot weddings in the north island*. However, Cyrano and Anna are a totally awesome couple and I had already photographed their surprise proposal. On top of this, Cyrano & Anna were having their ceremony and …

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Heritage Queenstown – The Best Queenstown Hotel Wedding Venue

The Heritage Queenstown is a great option if you are looking for a stunning stress-free Queenstown Hotel Wedding Venue. In fact, I believe Heritage Queenstown is the best Queenstown Hotel Wedding Venue. Here are 7 reasons why I think Heritage Queenstown is the Best Queenstown Hotel Wedding Venue. #1 Rooftop Views For Miles… Heritage Queenstown …

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DIY Queenstown Elopement – Thurlby Domain / Chantelle & Josh

A DIY Queenstown Elopement that was “Eclectic, intimate and cheeky”. Chantelle & Joshua’s DIY Queenstown Elopement was indeed “eclectic intimate & cheeky”.  And these three words summed up exactly what Chantelle & Joshua wanted their big day to be.  Chantelle had fallen in love with the old stone stables at Thurlby Domain the very first …

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The Best Queenstown Restaurant Wedding Venue – Skyline Queenstown

Imagine a Queenstown Restaurant Wedding Venue set on top of a mountain with stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Picture all this set right in the heart of central Queenstown. Not only that, but you don’t even need a car to get there – you can just hop in the gondola! (Or …

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What happens when your photographer can’t make your wedding day?

Don’t bury your head in the sand… I feel bad even bringing up this subject. After all, if I hadn’t said anything you might never have thought about what happens when your wedding photographer can’t make your wedding day. And, it’s not as if couples planning a wedding don’t already have enough to worry about! …

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The Beginner’s Guide To Queenstown Elopement photography

everything you need to know about eloping in queenstown If you’re planning to Elope in Queenstown then you’ve come to the right place. Everything you need to know to plan and pull off an awesome Queenstown “Mini Wedding” (with epic photos) is right here. So let’s get started… What exactly constitutes an “Elopement”? Now, as …

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14 Tips For Awesome Queenstown Wedding Photos

So, you’re getting married and you have your heart set on AMAZING Queenstown Wedding Photos… Maybe you’ve already found and booked your Dream Queenstown Wedding Photographer.  Maybe you haven’t. Either way, there are some simple things you can do to dramatically increase your chances of Queenstown Wedding Photo Awesome-ness. IF YOU HAVEN’T BOOKED A PHOTOGRAPHER …

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Ana & Nick’s Incredible fiordland Post-Wedding Heli Shoot

Bad luck, good luck. Ana & Nick’s Incredible Fiordland Post-Wedding Heli Shoot all came about through luck. At the time, to the casual viewer it might have seemed like bad luck. But looking back, it was one long string of incredible good luck that was all prompted by an unforseen event… It all started with …

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The Complete Guide to Queenstown Wedding Photography Packages

So you’re searching for your dream Wedding Photographer and you now find yourself comparing dozens of different Queenstown Wedding Photography Packages. There are A LOT of Wedding Photographers in Queenstown (especially for such a small town). So how the hell are you supposed to choose one option from all the Photography Packages you have received? …

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Queenstown Wedding Day Timeline – What Photos Happen When On Your Wedding Day?

This Queenstown Wedding Day Timeline will walk you through what happens when photo-wise on your wedding day. After all, you’ve probably never been married before or had Wedding Photos taken before. So how the hell are you supposed to know what happens when and how it all works? In this blog post, I’m going to …

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What the hell are “Getting Ready” photos any way? Do you really need them?

Getting Ready photos. If you’re planning your wedding right now, you will have heard the term. Especially if you’ve been in contact with one or more wedding photographers. But many couples have no idea what Getting Ready Photos really are and why they might want them. So, I’m going to try to break it down …

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Queenstown Helicopter Photo Flights – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

So you’re planning on doing a Queenstown Helicopter Photo Flight but you have absolutely no idea where to start. Well, you’re in the right place! Let me walk you (slowly) through everything you need to know about Queenstown Helicopter Photo Flights. Step# 1: Know the lingo And by “Know the lingo”, no I don’t mean …

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The Ultimate Guide To TOTALLY NAILING The Family Photos On Your Wedding Day

The Family Photos on your Wedding Day can totally make or break your Wedding Photos. Now, I know this sounds like I’m being a drama queen but bare with me and in this blog post I will explain; How and why the Family Photos can make or break your Wedding Photos, and How to Totally …

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Best Of The Best Recommended Queenstown Wedding Vendors

I think it’s about time that I share my Recommended Queenstown Wedding Vendors (and Venues). Hopefully this blog post helps you find some awesome Vendors for your wedding day. So, without further ado, here are the Queenstown Wedding Vendors and Venues that (a) do an awesome job and (b) I love to work with. My …

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wedding day timeline nz – How to Create Your Own Timeline in 3 Easy Steps

Boooooooooooooring…..Why do you even need a Wedding Day Timeline anyway? In this blog post I’m going to walk you through the 3 simple steps to help you Create Your Own Wedding Day Timeline NZ. “But why do I even need a Wedding Day Timeline?” you ask… Your wedding is going to be small and relaxed, …

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Top 3 Queenstown Proposal Locations for Totally Epic Photos!

GET YOUR EPIC QUEENSTOWN PROPOSAL LOCATIONS GUIDE HERE! Planning to Pop The Big Question to the love of your life while you’re in Queenstown? Overwhelmed by all the Queenstown Proposal Locations options? Then this blog post is for you… Apart from shooting surprise proposals and weddings for 17 years, I’ve also been a Location Scout …

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Elaine & Richard’s Queenstown Back Yard Elopement

  Elaine & Richard’s Queenstown Backyard Elopement Star-crossed lovers Elaine & Richard’s Queenstown Backyard Elopement really was a dream come true for them.  These two really are star-crossed lovers in every sense of the word. The fact that it took them 27 years to get to this day, the day they married the one true …

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Relaxed Queenstown Bathhouse Wedding – Leanne & Steve / Fallon Photography

Queenstown Bathhouse Wedding – Leanne & Steve / Fallon Photography Leanne & Steve really wanted their Queenstown Bathhouse Wedding to be relaxed, fun & elegant.  And, as it happens,  that was exactly how it turned out! Relaxed, fun & elegant Steve & Leanne are from New South Wales, Ozstralia  They love Queenstown and decided when …

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Akarua Wines Wedding Reception + Thurlby Domain Elopement – Sam & Kirk

Sam and Kirk’s Akarua Wines Wedding Reception and Thurlby Domain Elopement was relaxed, fun and casual. And stunningly beautiful! (And bloody cold once the sun dipped – I think the roaring fires, toasted marshmallows and mulled wine at Akarua Wines & Kitchen By Artisan may just have saved a few lives that day!). Edit gallery …

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Dream Queenstown Wedding Venues – how to find yours in 6 Easy Steps

How to find The Best Queenstown wedding venues in 6 easy steps Are you still searching for your Dream Venue after Googling and researching dozens and dozens of Wedding Venues?  Are you starting to suffer from VOGCF (Venue Over-Googling Chronic Fatigue)?  Until you lock in your Dream Venue and a date, it’s almost impossible to book …

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Relaxed Winehouse Wedding – Dayna & Nathan

Relaxed Winehouse Wedding – Dayna & Nathan Relaxed, fun & Kiwi-style! Dayna & Nathan’s relaxed Winehouse Wedding could not have been any more perfect or any more perfect for them. It was “relaxed, fun and kiwi-style” – which was just what Dayna and Nathan wanted from their big day.  The weather was amazing, Dayna & …

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helicopter wedding nz – The Complete Guide to heli wedding photography

helicopter wedding nz – everything you need to know So, you are planning to make your big day extra special by jumping in a helicopter and getting married on top of a dramatic mountain peak.  (Good choice – it’s an awesome way to get married!).  But you have no idea how the whole helicopter thing …

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Nick & Nina’s Unconventional Thurlby Domain Elopement

Nick & Nina’s Unconventional Thurlby Domain Elopement Natural, simple & passionate Nick & Nina’s Unconventional Thurlby Domain Elopement was natural, simple & passionate – just the way a wedding should be I reckon! (Scroll down to read more).   The back-story Nick & Nina Nick, of Italian ancestry, is a head chef working in Melbourne.  …

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Rustam & Harustat’s Surprise Glenorchy Heli Proposal

Rustam & Harustat’s Surprise Glenorchy Heli Proposal Weather or not… Even as we were minutes away from jumping in the helicopter, to be honest it was hard for me to believe that Rustam & Harustat’s Surprise Glenorchy Heli Proposal was actually going to happen!  Rustam and I had been planning this day together for months.  …

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Surprise Queenstown Heli Proposal WITH PHOTOS – How To Pull It Off

PLANNING A SURPRISE QUEENSTOWN HELI PROPOSAL?  THEN READ ON… Recently I have been shooting quite a few Surprise Queenstown Heli Proposals.  I always get asked how it is possible to shoot a Surprise Queenstown Heli Proposal without giving the game away.  So, I thought I would write a quick Blog Post walking you through the …

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Dramatic Mount Nicholas Wedding – Evanna & Liam | Fallon Photography

EVANNA & LIAM’S MOUNT NICHOLAS WEDDING FOR THE WIN! RESPECT FOR PRIVACY Evanna & Liam’s Mount Nicholas Wedding was absolutely stunning.  Not only is it one of my favourite weddings ever, it was also my first ever wedding at the stunning Mount Nicholas Station here in Queenstown.  So, needless to say I was super keen …

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Luke & Sarah’s St Johns Church Wedding Arrowtown

LUKE & SARAH’S ST JOHNS CHURCH WEDDING ARROWTOWN (With a Snap-On Tools & Dairy Milking Theme!) THE WHY & THE WHEN Luke & Sarah’s St Johns Church Wedding Arrowtown was a pretty freakin’ amazing mix of traditional and quirky. (With a theme they described as “Snap-On Tools & Dairy Milking”, I knew right from the start …

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Edu & Paulo’s Intimate Azur Luxury Lodge Queenstown Elopement

Edu & Paulo’s Queenstown Elopement is living proof… All you really need for a beautiful Queenstown Wedding is the person you love most in the world, a celebrant and two witnesses! Brazilian couple Edu & Paulo, with a tonne of planning help from the super-lovely Eva Hooper Celebrant, planned to get married on a mountain-top …

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Autumn Queenstown Post Wedding Photography – Shinji & Akane

AUTUMN QUEENSTOWN POST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION – SHINJI & AKANE Recently I had the pleasure of doing an Autumn Queenstown Post Wedding Photography Session with the lovely Shinji & Akane.  Like many couples, Shinji & Akane came to Queenstown on their honeymoon and wanted to take advantage of the beautiful scenery here.  (I was also …

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April & Nick’s DIY Thurlby Domain Wedding – Autumn 2018, Queenstown

APRIL & NICK’S DIY THURLBY DOMAIN WEDDING April & Nick’s Big Day April & Nick tied the knot on the 21st of April surrounded by their closest friends and family in a very DIY Thurlby Domain Wedding.  The weather was perfect for a Queenstown Autumn Wedding.  There was not a breath of wind and the …

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Mindshift Backlight 36L Camera Backpack Review

MINDSHIFT BACKLIGHT 36L REVIEW I don’t normally do product reviews.  So why do I now find myself writing this Mindshift Backlight 36L Review?  Well, it took me sooooooooo looooooooong to find a Camera Backpack that met my specific requirements.  In fact, the Mindshift Backlight 36L was the only Camera Backpack (with one exception) that ticked all …

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Lauren & Andy’s Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Thurlby Domain Autumn Wedding

What a day Lauren & Andy’s Thurlby Domain Autumn Wedding turned out to be!  Now, I had been looking forward to Lauren & Andy’s Thurlby Domain Autumn Wedding for a loooooong time and for a number of reasons.  But in the end, Lauren & Andy’s Wedding was even more fun and even more beautiful than …

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7 Easy Steps To Find Your Dream Queenstown Wedding Photographer

WHY FINDING YOUR DREAM QUEENSTOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IS A LOT LIKE ONLINE DATING (Updated 29/3/19). You may think I’m crazy but I reckon finding your Dream Queenstown Wedding Photographer is a lot like online dating.  With online dating, unless both parties share the same goals and desires and are committed to the relationship it is probably …

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How Your Queenstown Wedding Formals Can Make Or Break Your Wedding Day

HOW YOUR QUEENSTOWN WEDDING FORMALS CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR WEDDING DAY. As a Queenstown Wedding Photographer with 16 years experience, I firmly believe that your Queenstown Wedding Formals can literally make or break your Wedding Day.  In this Blog Post, I’m going to explain exactly what the Wedding Formals are and how they can …

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Perfect Autumn Cecil Peak Heli Wedding – Kaia & Blake | Fallon Photography

This autumn I had the privilege of being asked to photograph the lovely Kaia & Blake’s Perfect Queenstown Autumn Heli Wedding. THE LEDGE, CECIL PEAK, QUEENSTOWN Kaia & Blake live in Seattle in the U.S. but decided to tie the knot in a romantic Queenstown Autumn Heli Wedding.  Their chosen Heli Location was The Ledge …

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Everything You Need To Know About Queenstown Wedding Photography

THE ULTIMATE QUEENSTOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE – BY PATRICK FALLON / QUEENSTOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER This Ultimate Queenstown Wedding Photography Guide contains a heap of great info and advice to help you plan your Queenstown Wedding Photography.  It is written by yours truly, Patrick Fallon of Fallon Photography.  I am a full-time Queenstown Wedding Photographer with …

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How to Nail the Most Epic Queenstown Engagement Photography EVER

QUEENSTOWN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY 101 Are you trying to plan the Most Romantic Queenstown Engagement Photography EVER?  And you want to hire a Queenstown Proposal Photographer to capture that once-in-a-lifetime moment?  AND you want it all to be a total surprise?  (Don’t ask for much do you?).  If you want some free tips from a Queenstown …

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7 Tips to Help You Pull Off Awesome Queenstown Wedding Snow Photos

7 AWESOME TIPS TO HELP YOU PULL OFF STUNNING QUEENSTOWN WEDDING SNOW PHOTOS I often get couples planning a Queenstown Winter Wedding asking me how to pull off awesome Queenstown Wedding Snow Photos.  So, I thought I would share my knowledge on the subject with a blog post.  That way other readers can hopefully benefit  …

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Sachiko & Ryan’s Sunrise Coronet Peak Pre-Wedding Shoot

Sachiko & Ryan’s Sunrise Coronet Peak Pre Wedding Photos are epic in every way – perfect weather, jaw droppingly beautiful light, stunning locations and a gorgeous couple. It almost felt like I was cheating!!  But enough words from me, I’ll let the photos do the talking.  If you want to see more samples of my Queenstown …

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Relaxed & A Little Bit Rock & Roll Queenstown Hill Station Wedding – Fraser & Indri

On Saturday the 25th of November, local legends and heroes of the Queenstown mountain bike community Fraser & Indri tied the knot at their Queenstown Hill Station wedding, surrounded by a close bunch of family, mates and riding buddies. (I will always owe Fraser & Indri more than one for putting me up in their …

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RAW files and why a Professional Photographer won’t give them to you.

Every now and again I get an inquiry about Photography  and this question pops up; “Do we get the RAW files from our shoot?” The short answer to the question of RAW files is “No” – at least for me and my Photography business. But in this post I’m going to explain more than just …

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How to make sure that your Queenstown Wedding Videography doesn’t suck!!

I’m a Wedding Photographer and I don’t shoot video so why should I even care about your Queenstown Wedding Video? In today’s blog post I am going to tell you some simple things you can do to make sure that your Queenstown Wedding Video doesn’t suck.  (I’m probably going to get a lot of grief from my …

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Jessie & Buck’s Totally Off-The-Cuff Queenstown Gardens Elopement

BREE & TIM’S OFF-THE-CUFF QUEENSTOWN GARDENS ELOPEMENT In September I had the pleasure of photographing Jessie & Buck’s totally off-the-cuff Queenstown Gardens Elopement.  The weather was perfect, blue skies with clouds and soft light.  So the conditions were perfect for gorgeous Wedding Photos.  This is because soft light like this is perfect for a Garden or …

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Jess & Tain’s Intimate & Romantic Chapel By The Lake Elopement

Intimate & Romantic Chapel By The Lake Elopement – Stoneridge Estate / Jess & Tain Jess & Tain’s Stoneridge Estate Chapel By The Lake Elopement was intimate, romantic & incredibly beautiful.  It was also the most short-notice booking I have ever done!  (And I have been shooting weddings as a Queenstown Wedding Photographer for over 16 …

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Crystal and Jonathan’s Mercure Queenstown Resort Winter Wedding

In September 2017, Crystal and Jonathan (finally) tied the knot in front of 13 of their closest friends and family in a relaxed, natural & intimate Mercure Queenstown Resort Winter Wedding. I’m only teasing when I say “finally” but Crystal and Jonathan had wanted to get married for some time, before the birth of their …

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7 Queenstown Winter Wedding Tips for an Amazing Wedding

7 Queenstown Winter Wedding Tips for an Amazing Wedding This winter I have been lucky enough to photograph some amazing couples getting married in some amazing locations.  (Like Shae & Richie’s snowboarding wedding in a snowstorm on top of Coronet Peak).  Here are 7 Queenstown Winter Wedding Tips to help you have an amazing Queenstown …

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EPIC Queenstown Snowboard Wedding…in a snow storm!!

WILD WEATHER FOR SHAE & RICHIE’S EPIC QUEENSTOWN SNOWBOARD WEDDING When I woke up early on the morning of Shae & Richie’s Queenstown Snowboard Wedding the rain was bucketing down! But Shae & Richie’s wedding was on top of a mountain (Coronet Peak Ski Area) so I knew it was more likely to be snowing up …

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How to get AMAZING Queenstown Heli Wedding Photos

Amazing Queenstown Heli Wedding Photos So, you’re thinking about doing some Queenstown Heli Wedding Photos, or even a Heli Photo Flight on your wedding day?  And of course you want to get some Amazing Queenstown Heli Wedding Photos.  But you know absolutely nothing about helicopters and how this whole Heli Wedding thing works.  If I’m …

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How To Pick The Perfect Queenstown Elopement Locations

ARE YOU PLANNING A QUEENSTOWN ELOPEMENT? Are you feeling completely bamboozled by the large number of Epic Elopement Locations Queenstown has to offer?  There are so many jaw-droppingly beautiful Ceremony and Photo loctions here, it can be hard to choose.  But there some simple things you can to to make the decision-making process much easier …

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Kestin + Chris | Queenstown Midwinter Elopement

Kestin and Chris are this truly lovely couple from Melbourne Australia who contacted me about photographing their Queenstown Midwinter Elopement. (What a back-story these two and their Queenstown Midwinter Elopement have!  But more about that later). Chris proposed to Kestin in their backyard literally twenty minutes before Kestin found out she was pregnant with their …

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Louise + Tom’s Breathtakingly Beautiful Winter Wedding Queenstown

Louise + Tom’s Breathtakingly Beautiful Queenstown Winter Wedding If I could clone Louise & Tom and pretty much everything about their Queenstown Winter Wedding, I would have to seriously consider it! CRAZY CATS These two crazy cats are such awesome people – natural, relaxed, loving and funny. And on top of all this, they’re good …

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Brittany & Sahil – Dramatic Winter Queenstown Pre Wedding Photography Session

Brittany & Sahil – Winter Queenstown Pre Wedding Photography Session Love is international It is days like this that make me think I am the luckiest guy in the world.  I love what I do for a living!! A week or so ago I was contacted by this lovely Queenstown couple, Brittany & Sahil.  Brittany is …

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Stoneridge Estate Wedding – With Helicopters On Top!! Carson + Vanessa

Stoneridge Estate Wedding – With Helicopters On Top!! Carson + Vanessa Carson & Vanessa’s Stoneridge Estate wedding was, quite simply, stunningly beautiful. The place and time was Queenstown New Zealand in autumn. In between the ceremony and reception, Heliworks Queenstown picked the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Page & I up from a private landing …

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Diana + James | Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall + Thurlby Domain Wedding

In early April, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing James & Diana’s Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall and Thurlby Domain Wedding.  James & Diana are an awesome local Arrowtown couple and, with their son Luke, an awesome family too. THE WHERE & THE WHEN They chose Thurlby Domain & Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall as their venues and …

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Book your Queenstown AirBnB solid with Professional Photography

BOOK YOUR QUEENSTOWN AIRBNB SOLID WITH TOP QUALITY PROFESSIONAL QUEENSTOWN AIRBNB PHOTOGRAPHY Do you want to get more bookings for your Queenstown Airbnb this ski season?  Are you struggling to get bookings while you watch other listings get tonnes of traffic? Well, the good news is it’s not rocket science.  The key is Top Notch …

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Gorgeous Thurlby Domain Autumn Wedding | Ashley + Guy

Ashley & Guy’s Stunning Thurlby Domain Autumn Wedding Ashley & Guy are an awesome couple from Christchurch who decided to tie the knot at one of my favourite Queenstown wedding venues, Thurlby Domain. And to top it off they got married in autumn (my favourite season for a Thurlby Domain wedding) and the weather was …

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Is this the most beautiful Thurlby Domain Wedding I have ever shot?

Andrea & Pat’s Autumn Thurlby Domain + Peregrine Winery Wedding has to be one of my favourite Weddings ever! A Thurlby Domain Wedding is pretty much guaranteed to be stunning right from the start anyhow.  Especially in Autumn.  But Andrea & Pat’s Big Day was more than just beautiful.  It was downright stunning – and …

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Greg + May | Gibbston Valley Backyard Wedding

You’re going to love this backyard Gibbston Valley Backyard Wedding. Greg and May are family to my good friend Kathryn Omond, a local Queenstown wedding celebrant. When Kathryn asked me if I would photograph their wedding, I was honoured and jumped at the chance. To make this wedding even more special, it was held in …

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Stunning NZ High Country Elopement | Shelle + Greg

Shelle and Greg’s stunning NZ High Country Elopement style wedding was close to my heart for a number of reasons. Mostly because Shelle & Greg are just such an awesome couple. Also, because they got married at the amazing NZ High Country, a relatively new mountain-top venue here in Queenstown that is, quite simply, stunningly …

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Twelve Mile Delta Queenstown Elopement

This Twelve Mile Delta Queenstown Elopement saw Katrina and Jawad become husband and wife. This Sydney, Australia couple chose Queenstown for their elopement because of the stunningly beautiful & intimate areas around Queenstown. The amazing Philippa Thomas was their wedding celebrant. She’s somebody I work with quite a bit these days … I love her young, fresh …

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Orla & Arthu’s Wild & Windswept Queenstown Post Wedding Photography

When I turned up at Gantley’s Restaurant for Orla & Arthur’s Queenstown Post Wedding Photography Session, I found these two kids way up in the tops of one of the trees in the garden. It makes my day to get glowing bride feedback like this…shooting weddings isn’t always the easiest way to make a living …

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Stress-free backups of your vital digital data (Part 2 of 2).

In this follow up to my previous post on “Simple, stress-free backups” I’m going to talk you through (as briefly and simply as possible) my system for data backups, including the software and hardware I use. SOFTWARE Firstly, I use Shotput Pro for all my image downloads.  This nifty little app will download to as …

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Simple, stress-free backups of your vital digital data (part 1 of 2)

Today I want to talk (as briefly and as simply as possible) about data backups. Now, obviously there are a lot of expert opinions out there on this subject and many of these opinions are more expert than mine.  However, I have done my research and come up with a system that works really well …

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Siobhan & Guilherme’s Stunning Queenstown Sunset Post Wedding Heli shoot

On the 19th of April I had the pleasure of photographing the rather stunning couple Siobhan & Guilherme for their Post-Wedding Shoot – and what a day it was! Guilherme used to live in Queenstown for 3 years and they both loved the area so when it came time to plan their wedding Queenstown was …

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Unplugged Queenstown Wedding Ceremonies – what they are and why you should care.

Never heard of an Unplugged Queenstown Wedding Ceremony?  If not and you’re getting married you might just want to read this post… If you have an Unplugged Queenstown Wedding Ceremony your celebrant will ask your wedding guests to refrain from or minimise photos & videos during the ceremony.  Of course, you can do it any way …

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The revolutionary Profoto B1 Air TTL off-camera flash.

I’m very excited to announce that I just bit the bullet and ordered the revolutionary Profoto B1 Air TTL off-camera flash (the new version is called the B1x).  I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can start shooting with this sucker!! And now I’m going to assume, that if you’re read this far …

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A photo I took for Ziptrek Ecotours last summer is making waves…

I’m not normally one to blow my own trumpet but this recent bit of news had me so stoked I had to share it… I was delighted to hear recently that an image I shot for Ziptrek Ecotours here in Queenstown last summer is getting some international attention online and has been picked up by …

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The ultimate image library storage solution – the Drobo 5d

Warning: boring semi techno-geeky post about hard drives and storage solutions!  If you are interested in hard drive storage solutions for your business then read on…if not, maybe go and look at puppy videos on Youtube or something and check back in a couple of days.  I should have something less geeky up by then! …

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Introducing the new Photo Assistant at Fallon Photography

After a hugely successful 2012/2013 financial year it was finally time for me to take on my first full-time photo assistant here at Fallon Photography.  After much searching and many, many interviews I have secured the services of an individual who is, I believe, the perfect fit for me and my business.  World, meet Arrow …

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