Our Awards

Award winning Photographer

Our Photographic Awards

Dan Childs has won a number of photography awards over the years, in different categories.

Below are a list of New Zealand awards from recent years, and a gallery of the images that won.


The Iris Professional Photography Awards are organised by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP).
These annual awards are open to all New Zealand, and International professional photographers.

NZIPP is an internationally recognised organisation, and the only qualifying body for professional photographers in New Zealand.

Dan Childs has won multiple awards over the last 5 years for different categories:

Wedding Category
Portrait Category
Landscape Category
Nature Category
Documentary Category


Wedding Industry Awards (NZ) is the first of its kind, and seeks to recognise and celebrate those businesses in the wedding & events industry. Which are deemed the best of the best in the eyes of their clients, nationwide in New Zealand.

Dan Childs, 222 Photographic Studios, winner of Outstanding Photographer Award

Our Clients

Dan is THE MAN!

He is casual and engaging, and helps make you feel at ease very quickly.

He quietly and efficiently goes about his business of capturing great moments within an event, and lived up to my brief of 'Capture my essence and try and keep up with my fast moving hands!' (My hands talk faster than my mouth does).

No hesitation in recommending Dan if you are looking for high quality imagery that captures magic moments, and a guy that is super easy and helpful to work with. He is a master at his craft.

Pip Loader - 2021

We hired Dan to photograph our work's Queenstown conference. He was helpful and highly responsive right from the get-go.

Dan met us at the venue an hour ahead of schedule and was super helpful in setting up and also took on all our particular photo requests. Throughout the night he was energetic and put people at ease - not to mention we had a super quick turnaround of the images and we love them!

I would definitely recommend Dan for any photography services needed in the Queenstown area.

Amber-Rose Sampayo - 28th January 2021

We have worked with Dan for many years and we know that he understands the needs and intricacies that come with Conference and Incentive events.

Dan has a wealth of experience and local knowledge so you can be sure you are in safe hands

Rachael Simpson - HQNZ

Dan was awesome to work with for a commercial content shoot. He has a great eye for ensuring straight lines, and was patient as I made adjustments.

Highly recommend.

Thank you Dan!

Lou Stringer - 2021

We have utilised Dan at 222 Photographic Studios as our photographer for a number of medical conferences we have managed in Queenstown. We were very happy with the responsiveness, quality of work, and flexibility Dan showed during the course of our events.

We required photographs of sessions, workshops and speakers, exhibition, and a variety of social functions during the conferences. He also assisted with profile shots of key guests and speakers which were provided for various media outlets. He was excellent when dealing with our international speakers and VIP guests, exhibiting an exceptionally professional manner at all times.

The photos delivered were of a very high standard, available quickly, and in an easy to use format. We would not hesitate to use Dan again for our events and would recommend his services for other professional conference organisers.

Jo Kelk - Outshine

Dan is fantastic to work with. He is extremely professional and great at putting guests at ease. He always captures great shots and moments at our events. We love working with him.

Jade Taylor - Dinamics

When I was in Queenstown I wanted some great photographs that are worth to put on my wall. Dan knew all the beautiful places to go to in the area and spend nearly the whole day with me taking some great photos.

Now I need a bigger home as all his photo’s turned out great. Dan is very professional and managed to make me look very relaxed on the pics as I am quite camera shy. He also took time to inform me about the history and culture the various places we shot in that day. I hope to work with Dan again.

Wiebe Wakker
Driver and man behind the Plug me In project