About 222 Photographic Studios

Who We Are

A Queenstown based Photography Business.

At 222 Photographic Studios we specialise in capturing special memories, with our professional and very experienced photographer we photograph the full experience and memories of your day that you have lovingly spent putting together.

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The Photographer

Dan Childs

I was born in the land of didgeridoos and koala’s but have lived here in Queenstown, New Zealand since 2005. Where I have brought up 2 free range children with my lovely wife. I am a keen Bee keeper and also like hooning around the local trials on my e-bike.

I’m an easy going photographer, and enjoy a good laugh, I like to let things unfold naturally in a relaxed way. 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.

I put my heart and soul into my work, and love incorporating the magically Queenstown scenery. The result is creative and clean wedding photography that’s romantic, fun, and emotional. My approach starts long before the wedding and I work with you on the timeline. It’s important to me that each couple is able to fully enjoy their wedding day. The more we talk through your details and the desires, the more I am able to capture the magic of your wedding, and to create little pieces of art for you to cherish and that last generations.

Here in Queenstown, I’m surrounded by pretty much the best backdrop a photographer could wish for. This scenery seems to amplify life and moments of love. I know Queenstown like the back of my hand, there aren’t many places I haven’t walked, hiked, biked, or helicoptered in the area.  So I know all the great places for photoshoots for every season, and every weather condition. I have photographed weddings in pretty much every location here in Queenstown, and most of the surrounding areas. Which means I have got to know the best areas for location shoots, and where the ideal spots are at different venues. Saving time and stress on the day.


The Office Manager

Tamsin Browne

The Office Superstar for Dan Childs. My job is basically whipping him into gear, and giving him more time to do what he’s passionate about, the photography!

Making sure Dan is concentrating on creating master pieces of the images he has taken of you. 


I work from the Studio at the Hilton which is a stunning location to spend my day. My favourite part of my job is going through all your amazing photos, seeing all the love and laughter and special close moments that we capture, it brightens my day.

Born & Raised in England and fell in love with Queenstown 10 years ago. I spend most of my free time being active, so QT suits me to a T! You might spot me swimming in the Wakatipu or running along the many beautiful trails here as I train for Ironman triathlons.

I have known Dan pretty much since the beginning of being here, he’s easy going, relaxed and super nice!

Kind Words From Clients

Dan is a true professional. He actually recommended most of the vendors we used which really helped especially being based in Auckland. Dan got some great shots and really exceeded our expectations.

I recommend 222 photographic Studios very highly as they really take the time to really understand what his customers want and makes it happen. Thanks once again Dan

Heeren Clive Patel - 15th March 2021

Dan organised an amazing day for me and my wife. He was caring and attentive throughout.

The images he provided are incredible, and the quality of its presentation cant be understated.

Joshua Neary - 25th August 2022

Thank you Dan for the wonderful pictures! The locations were great, the moments sublime, and we're absolutely thrilled with the photos you took.

I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to sending them out to friends and family.

Thank you again.

Matthew Roscoe

Dan photographed our wedding and I've also worked with him on a number of corporate events. He is an absolute superstar and an incredible artist.

At my wedding, he made me feel super confident in front of the camera and captured some beautiful memories from our big day. He has this wonderful ability to melt into the background and be totally natural.

I would recommend Dan a thousand times over and I've booked him again to get some family photos done for my daughters 1st birthday which I can't wait for!

Clare Almeida

So many compliments from our wedding guests at how awesome Dan was. He even managed to stop the flower girl mid tantrum to get some awesome bridal party shots.

You will end up with the most amazing photos. So glad we went with Dan. You wont be disappointed.

Këllië Haines

Dan shot our wedding in October - he is an amazing photographer and such fun to be around!

He was so good at telling people where he wants them but in such a relaxed way!

We adore our photos!

Abby Mosby