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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 to cancel their wedding. And …

Elopement Packages Queenstown – The Complete Guide

The Complete Guide to Queenstown Elopement Packages So you’re planning an Elopement in Queenstown and you now find yourself comparing dozens of different Queenstown Elopement Packages. There are A LOT of outfits out there offering a hundred and one different Queenstown Elopement Packages (especially for such a small town). So how do you figure out which company is the right …

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 live in the digital age …

Fiona & Joe’s Lookout Lodge Wedding, Wanaka

Fiona & Joe’s Lookout Lodge Wedding was all you could ever want your wedding day to be – perfect weather, an amazing location with breath-taking views and surrounded by friends and family who love you! Venue & Vendors Venue – Lookout Lodge Wanaka Celebrant – Philippa Thomas Band – Freefall

Lauren & Trav’s Epic Laughter-filled NZ High Country Wedding

Laughter-filled and fun NZ 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 team at NZ High …

Jenny & Kevin’s Lake Hawea Wedding

Jenny & Kevin’s Lake Hawea Wedding was down-to-earth, relaxed and fun! These guys planned and pulled off such an awesome wedding day, and they are such a relaxed fun couple it was a true pleasure to spend the day with them and their friends and family. Right, before I waffle on any more, I’m going to shut up and let …

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Jono & Sarah’s Paradise Trust Wedding

Jono & Sarah’s Paradise Trust Wedding was one hell of a fun, laid-back, party…er, I mean wedding… Yes, Paradise, New Zealand is a real place – and I’ll give you one guess what it’s like!Paradise is a remote area about an hour and a half drive north of Queenstown. There’s not much in Paradise apart from dramatic mountains, the odd …

Jenna & Tim’s Arrowtown Elopement

It was a total pleasure photographing Jenna & Tim’s Elopement at St John’s Presbyterian Church in Arrowtown. Jenna and Tim and their family were just such lovely kind and relaxed people and their wedding day was down to earth, totally natural and also very relaxed. I loved every minute of it! Jenna and Tim married one fine autumn day at …

Katie & Rob’s Remarkables Lookout Elopement

Katie & Rob decided to Elope while cycle touring around New Zealand and I was the lucky guy they chose to be their photographer! Katie & Rob represent pretty much my dream couple – they are super relaxed, outdoorsy /active people who wanted an Elopement that was simple, relaxed and fun. I went out on limb by suggesting they get …

Post Covid-19 Wedding Trends

Regardless of how you feel about Covid-19 itself, there can surely be little debate that financially the world as we know it is going to see a huge impact from the Covid-19 fall out. After all, never in human history have multiple countries closed their borders to all visitors and put a halt to all but essential industries. And the …

$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 at Bespoke Weddings and Events. …

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Covid-19 Wedding Planning

As if planing a wedding wasn’t hard enough…then stupid Covid-19 comes along and takes the stress to a whole new level! Suddenly Covid-19 wedding planning is a thing! As I write these words (Saturday 11 April 2020), New Zealand has closed its borders to any who aren’t NZ citizens or residents. Many other countries have done the same. And many …

Covid -19 Queenstown Wedding Situation (updated 10/6/20)

Updated 10 June 2020 The NZ Government has now downgraded our Covid-19 Alert Level to Level 1. Here’s the short version of what this means for you if you are planning a wedding in New Zealand. There are no limits on meetings or events or event sizes – this means a wedding of any size with any number of guests …

Automatic Wedding Day Timeline Generator (it’s MAGIC!).

The Automatic Wedding Day Timeline Generator Thingamy-bobber (it’s MAGIC!!) Get my Automatic Wedding Day Timeline Generator Here Calculate your own Wedding Day Timeline AND Family/Group Photo List automatically in minutes. GET INSTANT ACCESS Does an Automatic Wedding Day Timeline Generator sound like science fiction? Too good to be true? I have written a couple of blog posts about Wedding Day …

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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 reception at Cyrano’s old school, …

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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 has a rooftop ceremony venue …

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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 time she saw a photo …

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Moke Lake Queenstown

Moke Lake Queenstown is a stunning spot for an Elopement or even a full-sized wedding. Moke Lake Queenstown is off the beaten path. It is located about 20 minutes drive from downtown Queenstown. The lake itself is tucked away in the mountains down an unsealed farm road and is both remote and majestic. There is a popular campground on the …

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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 fly there and take advantage …

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! But, the fact is that …

Lake Sylvan Elopement – Robyn & Scott

Robyn & Scott’s Lake Sylvan Elopement – man, what a day that was! We started off at the super cool little A-frame Airbnb where Katie and Rob and their 4 guest’s were all staying. This place was super cool, it was kind of tucked away and private feeling with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and a funky, bright and …

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Planning Your Queenstown Elopement

If you’re planning a Queenstown Elopement then you’ve come to the right place. Everything you need to know to plan and pull off an awesome Queenstown Elopement (with epic photos) is right here. So let’s get started… What exactly constitutes an “Elopement”? Now, as you’re already searching the topic Queenstown Elopement Photography, this might seem like a stupid question. But …

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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 YET Call me!  I’m kidding.  …

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The Dog Ate My Wedding Photos!

I don’t want to make you paranoid, but have you ever thought about what happens if you lose your Wedding Photos sometime after the big day? Probably not.  But that’s ok because; You aren’t (probably) a professional photographer so you shouldn’t be expected to know, and That’s why I’m writing this post. Why am I even writing this blog post? …

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Ana & Nick’s Incredible Fiordland Sound 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 an email… I received an …

The Complete Guide to Queenstown Wedding Photography Packages

So you’re searching for your dream Queenstown 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 Queenstown Wedding Photography Packages you have received? All the …

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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 you be able to say …

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Jade & Teeps’ Awesome & EXTREME Snowy Cecil Peak Heli Wedding

Jade & Teeps (aka Steven) tied the knot in front of their 5 kids in what was a totally awesome but also sub-arctic and super snowy Cecil Peak Winter Heli Wedding. Despite being up to their ankles in snow and buffeted by strong winds this crazy/beautiful family was all smiles and laughter (and slightly frozen fingers). Here’s how the day …

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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 Top Recommended Queenstown Wedding Vendors …

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How to Create Your Own Wedding Day 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. “But why do I even need a Wedding Day Timeline?” you ask… Your wedding is going to be small and relaxed, why worry about a Timeline, am …

The Ultimate Queenstown Wedding Vendor Booking Checklist & Guide

So, you’re planning a Queenstown Wedding and you know you need to book a Venue and a bunch of Vendors. But there are just so many things on your to-do list, it’s hard to know where (and when) to start and which vendors to book first. No sweat, here comes the cavalry! Below is a complete run-down of which Vendors …

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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 engagements and weddings for 17 years, I’ve also been a Location Scout in the Film Industry for …

QUEENSTOWN’S BEST PHOTO LOCATIONS

Sample location photos and info for Queenstown’s Best Photo Locations I am always sending sample Queenstown location photos to my couples and talking them through the ins and outs and pros and cons of each in emails or messages. And today I was writing another email to a client. As per usual, part of my pre-production process included sending them …

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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 love of their lives, seems to …

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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 it was time decided that …

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!).

7 Questions To NOT ASK Your Wedding Photographer

You’ve got mail. My computer makes a “ding!” sound and when I open up my emails there’s a new message sitting there in my inbox. The subject line tells me straight away it’s a wedding photography inquiry (I’m a wedding photographer) so I open it up. The email looks something like this; At this point I respond to the email …

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How to find your Dream Queenstown Wedding Venue in 5 Easy Steps

Find Your Dream Queenstown Wedding Venue In 5 Easy Steps Still searching for your Dream Venue out of the hundreds of Queenstown Wedding Venues out there?  Until you lock in your Dream Venue and a date, it’s almost impossible to book any of your vendors.  This is why finding your Dream Wedding Venue (and a Date) should be your priority …

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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 & Nathan were surrounded by friends …

Queenstown Heli Wedding Photography – The Complete Guide

No idea where to start? So, you are planning to make your big day extra special with some Queenstown Heli Wedding Photography.  But… You have no idea… What a helicopter flight costs How to book it Which heli locations are the best How a heli flight works when it comes to photography Whether you want to have your ceremony on …

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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.  Nina is a Kiwi.  They met …

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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.  However,  in the final few …

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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 process.  Particularly, how I photograph …

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Megan & Simon’s Stunning & 110% fun Backyard Southland Wedding

Stunning Backyard Southland Wedding – Megan & Simon / Fallon Photography Megan & Simon tied the knot on the 30th of December with an absolutely stunning Backyard Southland Wedding. Their wedding was simple, natural and beautiful – and one-hell-of-a-lot-of-fun.  (I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard in my life!). TOTALLY DIY AND TOTALLY STUNNING! Megan, Simon and friends …

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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 to share this wedding here …

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Harshal & Rajvi’s Surprise Cecil Peak Heli Proposal

Harshal & Rajvi’s Surprise Cecil Peak Heli Proposal Ok, I admit it.  I love shooting Surprise Queenstown Heli Proposals.  So when Harshal called me up and told me he wanted to enlist me to shoot his Surprise Cecil Peak Heli Proposal to Rajvi I was in straight away.  And the fact that it was winter and Cecil Peak was covered …

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 that their wedding was going …

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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 somewhere in Queenstown.  However, they …

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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 – secretly – stoked to …

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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 skies were a brilliant clear …

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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 the boxes in terms of …

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 I could have ever imagined.  …

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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 doomed to fail.  The same …

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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 make or break your Wedding …

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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 on Cecil Peak. The Ledge is …

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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 over 16 years shooting Queenstown …

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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 Proposal Photographer then read on.  …

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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  from my experience. So, without …

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7 Queenstown Wedding Trends for 2018

QUEENSTOWN WEDDING TRENDS Queenstown Wedding Trends, like wedding trends anywhere, are constantly changing.  Now, just because something wedding-y becomes “a thing” doesn’t mean you have to do it at your wedding too.  But often there is a good reason these Wedding Trends become trends in the first place.  They are often minor details that cost little to nothing extra but …

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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 fellow wedding photographers for this …

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A 2 year review of the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL

Two years ago now I wrote a wee blog post on the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL portable battery-powered strobe that I had just ordered.  (You can read the original post here).  Well, I have used this little strobe a LOT in the 2 years since then and a “proper” review is long overdue.  So here it is, keeping things as simple …

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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 Park Wedding as it brings …

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The Ultimate Social Media Management App (Part 2)

A while back I published this blog post on how to handle social media like a pro.  (If you didn’t read it, it outlines my search for the ultimate Social Media Management or SMM app to make managing all my various Social Media profiles, messages, posts etc in a simple stress-free way).  Well, in this post my search for The …

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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 years). TALK ABOUT A LAST …

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Jade & Lucas’s Stunning Moke Lake Wedding

On the 19th of September Jade & Lucas tied the knot in front of 33 of their closest friends & family in a stunning Moke Lake Wedding in Queenstown.  (Moke Lake is a dramatic alpine lake set high in the mountains but just 15 minutes drive from Queenstown.  It is surrounded on all sides by spectacular mountain backdrops, the occasional …

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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 now 3 year old daughter …

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How to handle Social Media like a pro (stress-free)

Do you use Social Media for your work and (like me) struggle to keep on top of all your Facebook and Twitter mentions, Likes and messages and other Social Media activity?  Following on from my blog post “Think less enjoy more” this is the first in a series of posts sharing the technology and approaches I use to try and …

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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 Winter Wedding too. If you …

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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 right, read on.  If not…well, …

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How To Pick The Perfect Queenstown Elopement Locations

ARE YOU PLANNING A QUEENSTOWN ELOPEMENT? Do you have no idea which of Queenstown many stunning locations you want to have your Queenstown Elopement Ceremony in? Here are some tips to help you find the perfect Queenstown Elopement Ceremony Location.  At the bottom of this post, you will also find and example of a #RealWedding Queenstown Elopement with details of Kestin & …

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Think less enjoy more.

Life is just so busy these days.  it seems like I always have a “to do” list a mile long and despite ticking things off like crazy it only ever seems to get longer.  And all the digital and mobile technology I have at my disposal often seems like it’s working against me and making me more busy not less. …

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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 first child. They were celebrating …

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Laura + Nick | Millbrook Winter Wedding Queenstown

I have to confess. I was pretty damn excited about shooting Laura and Nick’s Millbrook Winter Wedding. Laura & Nick are a super nice, fun and very relaxed couple from Queensland, Australia. I just knew their wedding was going to be my cup of tea. On top of this, they chose the stunning Millbrook Resort near Arrowtown as their venue …

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 looking too! You could pretty …

Surprise Queenstown Heli Proposal Queenstown Engagement Photography Roshan + Sujata | Surprise Mountain Top Proposal fallon photography

Surprise Queenstown Heli Proposal | Roshan + Sujata

Roshan & Sujata’s Surprise Queenstown Heli Proposal Picture a surprise engagement on a mountain-top somewhere in Queenstown. At sunset. With a guitar. And a love-song. With 13 little boxes, one for each year that the couple has been together. And to top it all off, not a breath of wind and some of the most gorgeous light!.  Well that is …

Carson + Vanessa | Stoneridge Estate Wedding fallon photography

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 strip near Arrowtown and whisked …

Thurlby Domain Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall Diana + James | Perfect Autumn Arrowtown wedding fallon photography

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 autumn as the season for …

Queenstown Airbnb Photography How to book your Queenstown AirBnB solid this ski season with professional photography fallon photography

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 Professional Queenstown Airbnb Photography. Over …

Ashley + Guy | Beautiful Autumn Wedding @ Thurlby Domain fallon photography

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 “amaze-balls” (that’s a technical wedding …

Andrea + Pat | A Stunning Thurlby Domain Wedding fallon photography

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 pretty much perfect!  In fact, the …

Greg + May | Backyard Gibbston Valley Wedding fallon photography

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 the back yard of Kathryn’s …

Thurlby Domain Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall Pre Wedding Family Session fallon photography

Pre Wedding Family Session

I offer my wedding clients a complementary 1 hour Mini Pre-Wedding Day Photo Session. This is a great way for my clients to get a feel for what it’s like to be in front of my camera (super relaxed) and also for us to get to know each other before the wedding day. This ALWAYS results in more relaxed, natural …

Perfect Thurlby Sasso Wedding | Skye + Mitch fallon photography

Perfect Thurlby Sasso Wedding | Skye + Mitch

Skye & Mitch’s wedding was, in a word, perfect. Now this is not to say that everything went perfectly according to plan. One or two curve balls were certainly thrown at them on the day of, as you will read in a moment. In the end, however, their wedding day was amazing and beautiful and perfect for them. My day …

stunning NZ High Country elopement

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 beautiful. I hadn’t shot a …

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 and fun approach to weddings! …

Some amazing bride feedback from Orla & Arthur's wild and wind-swept Queenstown Elopement style wedding fallon photography

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 but when you work with …

Queenstown Engagement Photography Epic light + stunning location + awesome couple + world's happiest dog = beautiful pix from Gill, Cathal & Reggie Dog's Engagement Shoot! fallon photography

Gill & Cathal’s Queenstown Hiking Engagement Shoot with Reggie Dog!

Gill and Cathal are outdoorsy Queenstown types who love their fur baby Reggie Dog.  So a Queenstown Hiking Engagement Shoot was perfect for them and their pooch! We decided to do the shoot on the summit of Queenstown Hill as the Queenstown Hill Walking Track was in their back yard and one of their favourite places to go. Good times …

Queenstown Wedding Planning Pack eBook

Free Queenstown Wedding Planning Pack Guide

I created this Queenstown Wedding Planning Pack to help couples like you pull off their Dream Queenstown Wedding. You could say that I am quite a “wedding planner-y” Wedding Photographer I guess.  I like to help couples out with info and advice when they ask for it.  And I get a lot of couples asking me for Wedding Planning advice. …

The ultimate image library storage solution - the Drobo 5d fallon photography

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 many locations/make as many backups …

The ultimate image library storage solution - the Drobo 5d fallon photography

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 for me.  As I get …

Queenstown Wedding Photography Rav and Shirlene's sunset heli-wedding - The Ledge, Cecil Peak fallon photography

Rav and Shirlene’s sunset heli-wedding – The Ledge, Cecil Peak

One of the things I love about shooting outside is the fact that the weather and the light is different every single day.  The weather and the light may not be what you expected or even what you hoped for, but no matter what the weather or the light does there is beauty and magic to be found in it …

Cat & Cass’s pretty damn awesome Thurlby Domain Winter Wedding

  This winter I had the honour of photographing Cat & Cass’s Thurlby Domain Winter Wedding – and yes, it was pretty damn awesome as a matter of fact! I knew two things from the very first moment I met Cat & Cass; They were my kind of people Their wedding was going to be awesome.  I mean, come on …

The revolutionary Profoto B1 Air TTL off-camera flash. fallon photography

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 you ARE a photography geek …

Introducing Juniper Fallon! fallon photography

Introducing Juniper Fallon!

Ok, so this has absolutely nothing to do with photography or work, it’s more of a proud parent moment… On the 19th of September 2014 at 1119 wee Juniper Fallon came into the world (in somewhat of a hurry to get here apparently). Both mother and baby are happy and healthy and doing really well and Jada and I are …

Queenstown Commercial Photography A photo I took for Ziptrek Ecotours last summer is making waves... fallon photography

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 many website and promotional bodies …

The ultimate image library storage solution - the Drobo 5d fallon photography

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! Ok, so this isn’t directly …

blog featured image Introducing the new Photo Assistant at Fallon Photography fallon photography

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 “Rupertina” “Hoover” Fallon – Trainee …

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Stunning Partridge Jewellers Queenstown launch at Peregrine Wines

Stunning Partridge Jewellers Queenstown launch at Peregrine Wines. High end New Zealand jewellery retailer Partridge Jewellers recently opened a new store in Queenstown and decided to hold the Partridge Jewellers Queenstown launch at Peregrine Wines.  Peregrine Wines was simultaneously launching their 2009 Karearea Pinot Noir so the timing and the location were perfect.  These two brands are both prestigious companies …