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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 capture the moment with some Professional Photos?  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 Engagement Photography specialist then read on.  Yours truly …

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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 …

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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 looking too! You could pretty …

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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 …

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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 strip near Arrowtown and whisked …

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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 autumn as the season for …

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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 Professional Queenstown Airbnb Photography. Over …

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

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

Andrea & Pat’s Autumn Thurlby Domain 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 whole day went …

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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 the back yard of Kathryn’s …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 beautiful. I hadn’t shot a …

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Orla & Arthu’s Wild Queenstown Post Wedding Photography

ORLA & ARTHUR’S WINDSWEPT AND WILD QUEENSTOWN POST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION 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 …

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 …

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Bree & Tim’s Glenorchy Elopement – Some Heart-Warming Bride Feedback

INTIMATE GLENORCHY ELOPEMENT – BREE & TIM In October, I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Bree & Tim’s Glenorchy Elopement.  (Actually, Bree & Tim’s Glenorchy Wharf Elopement, to be more specific).  Glenorchy is a quiet little town located just 40 minutes drive north of Queenstown and nestled between huge mountains and the shores of Lake Wakatipu.  It’s a …

Jorge and Mark's stunning & un-traditional Thurlby Domain wedding fallon photography

Jorge and Mark’s stunning & un-traditional Thurlby Domain wedding

Some lovely feedback in by email just now from Jorge and Mark after their stunning and un-traditional Queenstown wedding at Thurlby Domain last weekend… Apologies for the delayed response Thanks for everything. It was an awesome day.  Based on the picture you have sent through, have to admit it looks awesome. Just can’t wait for the rest of them. Still …

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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. …

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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 many locations/make as many backups …

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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 for me.  As I get …

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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 …

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Awesome client feedback from May and Alfred

I do love it when my clients love what I do for them. Glowing feedback from my clients is what fires me up and keeps me going. So thanks May and Alfred for the kind words and for being such stars during our recent Engagement Session! I’m so glad we went for it when we did – the weather and …

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

CAT & CASS’S 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 …

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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 you ARE a photography geek …