About 222 Photographic Studio

Our Corporate Team

The Photographer

I’m Dan, and I’m a lucky kind of a guy!

Here in Queenstown, I’m surrounded by pretty much the best backdrop a photographer could wish for. This scenery seems to amplify life … moments of love, appreciation and beauty are more powerful and profound, and it’s my honour to capture couples as they walk together amongst this incredible setting.

Most people say I’m easy-going, and it’s true not much ruffles me. I have more than 10 years’ photography experience under my belt, and in that time, there aren’t many places ‘round here that I haven’t helicoptered or hiked. I’m like your free-range, organic photographer, I like to let things unfold naturally. I’ll give you space to relax, breathe and let your guard down. It’s how those beautiful candid moments we all love can shine through. Without breaking the spell, I capture these moments of honesty.

I reckon I’m a storyteller. And on your special day, we’re writing your story. I love it when the true self shines through and a story bubbles to the surface. I know it takes a leap of faith to do that in front of a guy with a camera but if we jump together, it’s much easier.

If you like letters after a name, then I can give you MNZIPP (Master of Photography, New Zealand Institute of Photography) and Qualified Portrait Photographer NZIPP. I’ve also got a lot of R.E.S.P.E.C.T for my beautiful wife and children who allow me to pursue my passion in life.

But enough about me, this day is about you. So go on, what do you choose?

Dan Childs

The Event Planner

Hey, I’m Emma Beckingsale.

I have been a freelance wedding and events planner in Queenstown for over 8 years, a Queenstown local for 16 years and I’m a born and bred Kiwi!

Marrying your best friend is probably the most excellent thing you get to do in this lifetime and I am so incredibly privileged to help you create these memories.

I have a wealth of wedding knowledge and enjoy every step of the planning process.

My greatest passion is the attention to detail, getting to know you both and creating something truly amazing for you.

Let my organisation and co-ordination skills, passion and love for weddings, take the stress out of wedding planning to create and deliver a beautiful experience for you and your loved one. Together Dan and I will work hard to find you the best vendors in Queenstown and create your perfect day. We love, live and breathe weddings, it’s what surrounds our thoughts and conversations!

When I’m is not in wedding planning mode you will find me wearing one of my other hats – Mum to two beautiful little girls, Lola and Nova or artist/creator at BelleBoard Design hand painting wedding signage.

I do what I love. I love what I do.