Queenstown Engagement Photography

Jul 29, 2020

Top Locations in Queenstown for Engagement Photoshoots

Queenstown is a popular location to get engaged, and to get engagement photography done, it’s getting more popular to record the moment with a professional photographer. Believe it or not but this can still be done as a surprise engagement.

But also couple’s are doing post engagement photos to celebrate the announcement. Which has been done for decades, and it use to go in the local newspaper too. Now it’s normally posted and announced on social media.

Couple’s are having engagement photography done to practice having photos taken together, before the big wedding day. If you or your partner is a little shy or awkward having photos taken. Doing an engagement shoot is a great way to feel more relaxed about the process. Also you can see how those photos turn out, as you will only get one chance on the wedding day.

Photoshoots in Queenstown can be done by vehicle, or the ultimate is by Helicopter. And Queenstown is full of great private locations to have romantic photos taken together. You can choose from a multitude of locations with lake backdrops, mountains, or both! Rivers, beautiful fields, or even on the snow.


Top 5 Locations

In Autumn Arrowtown is the place to be, as it is beautifully golden. It also has a great historic tiny town that is very picturesque. You can also go down to the Arrow River which is great location to take photos, with natural vegetation growing either side.

Coronet Peak is a fantastic place and has multiple places you can stop to get great photos. The views you get are phenomenal! And no matter what the season it’s a great choice. But if you are looking for snow shots, or want snow capped mountains then Winter is the time to come.

Skippers Canyon. Up the Coronet Peak road you can also get to Skippers Canyon, another awesome location. It’s a historic and scenic gorge, carved out by the Shotover River. And in this remote location rugged rock and tussocks fill the vista.

Shotover River, by the old Shotover bridge. A great location in summer and spring. In Spring Lupins grow down by the river, a wild flower in the South Island. It’s a great place, on a warm day, to get photos walking on the edges of the river.

Helicopter Locations: Cecil Peak, this one you need a helicopter to get to, but it is completely worth it! Although if you have all day and you are pretty fit then you can take a water taxi over and hike up. Cecil Peak reaches a height of 1,978 metres. It is on the south side of Lake Wakatipu south-southwest of Queenstown, and has views of the Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by mountains. 

Mt Critchon A  stunning location overlooking the Southern Alps and Lake Wakatipu.

Helicopter Engagement Photoshoot Locations

Landing options include Cecil Peak, Mt Crichton

Vehicle Engagement Photography Locations

Coronet Peak and Skipper’s Canyon

Arrowtown Location

Shotover River Location