Queenstown Wedding Photographer

There is no denying Queenstown and the South Island of New Zealand have a special place in my heart so being a wedding photographer in Queenstown and Wanaka, New Zealand is the best blessing!

Some of my favourite wedding venues to photograph at include Eichardt’s Penthouse in Queenstown, Rippon Hall Winery in Wanaka and Elopements up top Cecil Peak and The Remarkables. 

For Engagement Photo Shoots and Intimate Elopements taking a helicopter to the Milford Sound or Roys Peak in Wanaka are my top picks. 

I would love to hear your plans!  Please send me a little note below x

 

‘BE FEARLESS IN THE PURSUIT OF WHAT SETS YOUR SOUL ON FIRE’

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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ARE WE A GOOD FIT?

My ideal couples are down to earth adventurous souls who love each other to death and aren’t afraid to show it on the day!

If you are wanting something a bit different, not posed, and ready to stray from the norm of traditional weddings then you’re it.

 

YIKES, WEDDINGS ARE EXPENSIVE!

I know, I found this out recently after planning my own!

I am a true believer that photography is the most important service you will book on your wedding day and my couples really value photography over any other service so are willing to invest in it properly to get the return. For my own wedding we wrote a list of the 5 things most important to us (photography, dress, food, drinks, honeymoon) and the 5 things we don’t care for (a cake, table settings/sit down dinner, video, shoes etc) and then took the budget or removed the 5 we didn’t think were us and either saved some dough or added it to the 5 things that meant a lot to us.

I am confident that the product and service I offer is in line with what I charge and there is no way I can discount my products or service offered so when you invest in me you are getting my 100%. My couples realise you only need to do what you want to do and nothing ‘ because you have to’. Ditch all those cliche wedding traditions and focus on what matters. Photos are the only thing you are left with years from now so invest wisely. I’m not saying you have to pick me either, I really want to serve my clients in the best way possible so if I feel that I know a photographer who will do a better job in line with your style and vibe I will no doubt refer you to them as I want you to get the best images possible that reflect who you are as a couple. Destination weddings are a huge responsibility so I take a lot of precautionary measures to protect your images whilst abroad.

 

HOW MANY HOURS COVERAGE DO WE NEED?

Included in my service is ‘Timeline Prep’, where I help you work out a plan for photos.

As a guide, I suggest a minimum of

Grooms Prep – 1 Hour

Brides Prep – 2 Hours

Pre-Ceremony Time – 30 Minutes

Ceremony Time – 30 Minutes civil or up to 2 hours for religious ceremonies

Congratulations and Family Photos – 30 Minutes

Locations Photos – 1.5-2 Hours – I like at least 1 hour per location.

For destinations that involve a helicopter ride, this can be pushed out to 3 hours or do an adventure session the day after the wedding!

Reception – 1-4 Hours depending on if you would like the dance floor covered

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

I am a huge believer that photos should be printed!

So much so that I throw in some luxurious fine art prints to show you some of my favourite images of your gorgeous self straight away, in your hand, as they should look. Depending on when you read this I may also include a gorgeous glass USB too.

ONLINE GALLERIES

This beautiful gallery will be the best way to share all your images with friends and family from around the world who partied with you till the early hours, or sadly couldn’t be there. Up for at least 6 months, guests can view your gorgeous images, share them on social media and purchase all different kinds of prints because let’s be honest, they are also going to want to show the world!

 

HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE RECEIVE AND WHEN?

All weddings are different but roughly 50 or so images per hour of coverage. In saying this I don’t count images so you just get all the winners! I have a 8-10 week turnaround time, as good things take time, this is a rough estimate!

I always try get a bunch of images to you within a week from your wedding to show the world.

 

ARE IMAGES WATERMARKED?

NO WAY! That’s so 2000’s and lame.

 

SHOULD I GET A WEDDING ALBUM?

Uhm, heck yes?!

There’s nothing better than the feel of a luxurious Fine Art album. They are so pretty you will never want it to leave your hands. Fine Art Albums will be an heirloom in your family for years to come.

 

DO YOU SHOOT SOLO?

Yes! I’m practically a ninja. I shoot from all angles.

I believe a photographer shouldn’t be noticed and prefer intimate weddings to large scale movie set productions so love to shoot solo (and preferably without 3 videographers and their 5 annoying tripods where possible :p).

For large weddings over 200 guests, I can usually offer this as an option. 

 

HOW DO I BOOK?

Simple!

Fill out the contact form below with as much info as possible, include a budget too if you like so I can customise something to suit you.

Then once we create a collection to suit your wedding and budget, a 1500AUD booking retainer and a signed contract online will seal the deal! Quotes are valid for 7 days but bookings aren’t guaranteed until this is paid and an agreement signed by both the couple and photographer. The second payment of 1500AUD is due within 6 months of the wedding date and the balance due 6 weeks prior. From the time of booking, you will receive an online portal which you can log into at any time to view and update details. I spend a lot of time trying to make the whole process as easy and enjoyable as possible and help along the way where I can!