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Tiff & Josh’s Elopement to Earnslaw Burn

Tiff & Josh’s Elopement to Earnslaw Burn

22nd April 2021 Tiffany and Josh decided Queenstown was the place for them to elope, and they wanted it to be just about the two of them. Tiffany is a Paramedic and Josh is a Cop and they met 3 years ago when Josh hurt a burglars foot, and Tiff came to check it out....

Why you should Elope to Queenstown

Why you should Elope to Queenstown

Queenstown is the ultimate destination for an elopement wedding, and for so many reasons! Romance blooms in every corner of Queenstown, it's home to incredible mountains, beautiful lakes, and countryside. All of which will offer you the romantic New Zealand wedding...

Heeren & Chantelle

Heeren & Chantelle

14th February 2021 Valentine's Day! Heeren & Chantelle got married in Queenstown on the very romantic Valentine's day. They rented the House from Relax away, a luxury retreat that over looked Lake Hayes, and this is where they had their ceremony and reception....

Tamsin & Ben’s Queenstown Elopement

Tamsin & Ben’s Queenstown Elopement

15th February 2021 (By Tamsin) This is a blog about my wedding! Ben and I have been together nearly 7 years, and we decided to do an elopement in our hometown of Queenstown. Otherwise we would just keep putting it off! With both our families in lockdown in England and...

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

First of all don't panic, rain doesn't mean the wedding is ruined. You can’t control the weather but you can decide to roll wth it. There are plenty of ways to adjust or add to the day to still make it a special and magical day. Also the more fun candid shots are from...

Katie & Joel’s Elopement to Queenstown

Katie & Joel’s Elopement to Queenstown

11th October 2020 Katie organised a surprise elopement for Joel, who had absolutely no idea what was planned for the weekend, he didn't even know he was going to Queenstown. Katie had her wedding dress couriered to our studio so as not to rouse suspicion, and...

Ultimate Luxury Elopement Wedding Package to Queenstown

Ultimate Luxury Elopement Wedding Package to Queenstown

Honey Bee Elopement Package $8,950 The Deluxe Elopement to Queenstown A luxury Elopement package were all the details are taken care of. So you and your partner can just enjoy the whole experience, without having to worry about the details. At the end of the day isn't...

Queenstown Engagement Photography

Queenstown Engagement Photography

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...

How to make your Wedding personal and unique to you

How to make your Wedding personal and unique to you

There are loads of ways to add personal touches to your own unique wedding. To make your big day feel like it represents you both, and shows your character.   Colour Theme Obviously the colour theme of your wedding is a great way of putting forward part of your...

Trelawn Place Wedding Venue

Trelawn Place Wedding Venue

Trelawn Place is one of Queenstown’s longest established boutique Wedding Venue with Accommodation. It has picturesque views and beautiful gardens, so this venue is a great option for weddings big or small. With its warm hospitality in a stunningly location a short...

Elope At the Hilton Queenstown – Special Offer for 2020

Elope At the Hilton Queenstown – Special Offer for 2020

Special Elopement Package for only $1,650 Elopement to Queenstown   Thinking about doing an Elopement? Then elope to Queenstown, and do it in style and stay at the Hilton. Tie the knot by the lake or with Mountain views. This package has all the essentials, the...

How to pose for your wedding photos

How to pose for your wedding photos

Wedding poses How not to look awkward in your Wedding photos! Learning how to pose at your wedding will give you more confidence on the day. And it will help you get stunning images of the two of you on your wedding day. Here are some handy techniques for wedding...

Stoneridge Wedding Venue

Stoneridge Wedding Venue

Stoneridge Estate Wedding Venue is settled in a picturesque location with Mountain and lake views. Sitting in an elevated position by Haye Lakes, you can exchange vows in the tranquil setting of the Chapel by the Lake or stunning gardens, then hold your reception in...

Millbrook Wedding Venue

Millbrook Wedding Venue

Millbrook is a Wedding Venue located near Arrowtown. With 650 acres of manicured grounds, and it has multiple venues to choose from. It is nestled within the Southern Alps, and is a picturesque location with historic buildings. The venue has cosy nooks, which are...

Holly & Dan’s Wedding

Holly & Dan’s Wedding

22nd February 2020 Holly & Dan had their beautiful wedding at Pisa Moorings, Heritage Collection Lake Resort, which is situated in Cromwell, and their wedding photography taken in Old Cromwell. They had a lovely soft pink colour theme, that was highlighted...

Essential Workers we love you!

Essential Workers we love you!

Thank you Nominate an Essential Worker SuperstarWe want to say a big Thank you to all the amazing essential workers who continued to work through lockdown. When we isolated ourselves from others in our bubbles, essential workers still had to leave home to keep us...

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Your kind words

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Dan is incredible!

We were so fortunate to have Dan as us our wedding photographer in 2014 after searching through all the wedding photographers in and around Queenstown. From first contact, Dan was efficient at responding and made the whole process seemingly easy, especially as we were organising from Melbourne. We met with Dan a few days before our wedding to scope out locations and chat about the images we wanted. The day of the wedding Dan was everywhere but no where at the same time. He instantly made us, our bridal party and all our guests at ease taking photos. He was open to any ideas my bridesmaids threw at him but mostly importantly captured us sharing special moments together and looking relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. The weather on our wedding day was cold, windy and miserable; we thought our day and the photos would be ruined, yet Dan made us feel calm and worked with all the gusty elements, creating the most astounding photos. We couldn’t believe how long Dan stayed with us during the day and how he blended into the wedding to get the best photos and my god were the photos amazing! After the wedding Dan continued to remain in contact with us and sent us copies off ALL the photos he had taken. We were and still continue to be blown away with the photos. We are always being complimented on the beauty of our photos, especially when anyone enters our house and sees our framed prints.
It was a no brainer when we returned to Queenstown with our son to ask Dan to take some family portraits. We were easily reminded of the simplicity involved in working with Dan when we asked him to take photos in the few weeks we had in Queenstown. He sorted the perfect location and worked effortlessly with us to capture stunning family photos. The day in particular was freezing cold for our little Aussie baby who was not at all impressed with the bitter cold and frozen ground. We left the photoshoot convinced that Dan wouldn’t have got a descent photo and when we went to view the photos a few days later we were blown away with the incredible images he had captured of us and particularly our baby, Liam. We had to have them all.
We were so happy with all the photos Dan has taken of our most precious moments and cannot thank Dan enough!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Ellen and Brett Paterson

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Dan is simply an amazing photographer. Me and my now wife were looking for a great photographer for our wedding in Queenstown (which is an AMAZING place to have your wedding by the way!), someone who could capture the special moments as well as incorporate the breathtaking scenery of Queenstown. We looked up basically all the photographers in Queenstown – scrutinised through all their online portfolios and I was immediately drawn to Dan’s photos. It had a simple spontaneity to it that perfectly captured the emotions, moment as well as the amazing scenery. He had a great eye for angles and compositions – and after chatting him with over e-mail several times decided he was our guy!

In addition to having him for our wedding day, we also flew down for a quick pre-wedding shoot in Queenstown. He made the most fantastic shots out of seemingly ordinary backdrops – the results were jaw dropping to say the least! Our wedding photos were better than we could have imagined as well – I honestly wasn’t sure how he could have managed to take photos from so many angles in such a short time. You would have thought he was a ninja! Despite the ceremony only being about 15 minutes long – Dan managed to capture all the right moments as well as get various close-ups as well as wide shots to capture the whole ceremony in great detail.

On his suggestion, we made a trip up to Bayonet Peak via helicopter and it was honestly the one of the best decisions we could have made. The views from the top were amazing and our first helicopter ride was one of highlights of the wedding itself. Dan unsurprisingly managed to get really great shots from there – he would run a good 500m on a rocky ledge to get the perfect shot for us.

I can’t recommend him enough – as a wedding photographer, Dan is truly the man. A great guy to talk to, friendly and offers great advice on what we should do.

If your down in Queenstown looking for a photographer… look no further! Dan is your man 😉

Qi Hong Wong

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Hello there! It seems you are reading this to try and decide if you’d like Dan to capture your most precious day in pictures? Here, let us help you. Book him now! And this is why.When we started planning our wedding in Wanaka, we looked through a stack of photographers’ websites and Dan’s work easily stood out, even to photo amateurs like ourselves. He has a fantastic eye for details and creates very unique compositions that really tell a story. His photos absolutely speak for themselves so we’d like to tell you the things about working with Dan that you can’t see in the photos.

When we met him, we immediately clicked with him. He’s a really easy-going, funny guy but very professional at the same time.

Amongst all the photographers we met up with, Dan was the one who asked us the most questions about what we wanted rather than tell us what he can do. He listened and understood what we were after, and on the day he created and captured exactly that and more.

Looking back at our photos now, we can see a side to our wedding that we didn’t know happened. We have no idea how on earth he managed to get all those shots in but we think the guys who called him a ninja are onto something!

We had a overcast and at times rainy day, but the photos he produced are like something out of the movies. We don’t know how he did it but he even managed to get a full circle rainbow to follow our helicopter back. Try getting that with another photographer! (Disclaimer-Full Circle Rainbow not guaranteed)

He was just like one of our friends, he blended just perfectly on the day with everyone and has been an absolute dream to work with, both before, during and after the wedding.

We can’t recommend him highly enough, thanks so much Dan, for making the memories of our day even better than what we remembered.

Craig and Suz

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There is no one I could recommend more than Dan, he captured our wedding so perfectly as well as our engagement.

His amazing energy fills the session with light and helps even the most unphotogenic person to life and involved in the shoot.

Getting married overseas was a lot of pressure but not when it came to Dan, he helped me not only in the photo side but helped me figure out timing for the day.

If you need a photographer for any occassion, I highly recommend Dan Childs!

Holly Vale

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Dan is just incredible! He captured our wedding day in December 2016 and the photos were with us within 2 weeks. They were amazing!

The feedback from our friends and family, not only about the incredible photos, but also about how Dan interacted with everyone on the day, has been fantastic.

He’s easy to deal with (we organised our wedding remotely from London), creative/artistic and everything a photographer should be, but most importantly he asks what you want and he listens.

He is passionate about making sure you receive a collection of photos that represent and reflect your amazing wedding day.

Thank you Dan for helping us record and share the best day of our lives.

Katy and Paul xxx

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Dan Childs photographed our wedding day in Queenstown in July. Dan was absolutely incredible, went far and beyond what was expected, and the photos were stunning!! He was friendly and accommodating, got on well with the guests, but also blended in as well, and got those great relaxed shots at the reception.

We have had a huge number of comments about the quality of the shots and how they captured us as a couple so well.

Dan was recommended by a friend of ours, and I am recommending him highly to anyone looking for a photographer, wedding or otherwise.

Thanks again Dan!

Lisa Birse

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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

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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

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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

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Get in touch with 222 Photographic Studios

For more information on what I can do for your special day as a wedding photographer, please contact us today.

Call, email, message, or come and visit us at the 222 studio in the Hilton Complex at Kawarau Village. We'd love to meet you, talk about your wedding day dreams and of course, hear your love story.

Give me a call on +64 (0) 27 326 4355, or send an email at [email protected], or take a quick moment to complete our online enquiry form and we will get right back to you!