Fallon Photography

Fallon Photography

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OMG.. This was a year ... I cannot imagine if this wasn't real.

Pat, because of you, your wonderful Wife and all the amazing people who made that day unforgettable, our dream of 18 years became reality. From our opp-shop clothing, Esty bow ties, handmade accessories and vintage clothing, you gave us the opportunity to share with each other our commitment in what could only be described as one of the most beautiful locations on earth. From the bottom of my heart, thanks Pat.
I am so glad to meet you again, Patric !
"Wow", "stunning" and "oh the colours" were just some of the comments we and close ones made when looking at the images Patrick captured on our wedding day. We loved all of the natural photos Patrick took the most.

It was such an easy day and it was all down to Patrick's expertise. Patrick suggested some suppliers to us and we couldn't have been happier with the ones we chose. Everyone tied in and worked beautifully together which made our day flawless.

Patrick was so prompt with his replies and nothing was ever a problem. Thank you again for your time and energy to help us make our wedding day as perfect as it was. Love Andrea and Patrick Newell

I believe great wedding photography can and should be relaxed, natural and fun. I will do all the work for you on your wedding day so you are comfortable and relaxed.

I will keep us on on-time, wrangle the rellies and basically take all the STRESS out of your wedding day. Because your wedding day is meant to be FUN!•
I'm a super friendly & relaxed person and I'm great at helping people to relax in front of the camera. I treat every bride & groom and every wedding as unique. I love scouting new locations and coming up with custom wedding photography packages for

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Photos from Fallon Photography's post 25/09/2021

Mae & Dan planned their Queenstown Elopement on the 17th of August and didn't have much wiggle room with dates due to the fact that their stay in Queenstown was brief. We had originally planned to have their ceremony at 12 noon in the Queenstown Gardens as (a) Mae feels the cold and wanted to have her ceremony and photos in the middle of the day when it was warmer, and (b) the forecast was for cloud and rain and we knew that the Gardens looked good in any weather and the rotunda could be a life-saver if the heavens opened.However, I was watching the weather forecast like a hawk (using a free iPhone app called YR that is "like totally amaze-balls") and saw just the day before that it looked like the weather might clear around 3 pm that day. So, we rescheduled the ceremony for 3pm and I am glad to say that I have never looked more of a weather guru than I did that day. I was literally texting Mae from my (parked) car minutes before 3pm with the windscreen wipers going full bore, the next minute I stepped out of the car, the rain stopped and blue skies and sunshine appeared. We finished up the day with the most magical little photo session on this epic rock set right within Lake Wakatipu. (Yes, Mae and Dan did have to do a little bit of rock climbing to get on top of this small mountain of rock!).

So...the point of all this is this;

If you are planning an outside Wedding or Elopement Ceremony, you can't control the weather. So focus on what you CAN control - the location and the timing. Have a bad weather backup plan and don't even bother looking at the forecast until 3 days out or closer. Further out than that no forecast is going to be accurate enough to make decisions.

Timeline Photos 24/09/2021

#flashback to the Gorgeous Georgina about to walk down the aisle at Thurlby Domain.

#flashback to the Gorgeous Georgina about to walk down the aisle at Thurlby Domain.

Timeline Photos 22/09/2021

Fancy getting married on top of a mountain with a Queenstown Heli Wedding? I offer the most affordable Heli Wedding Packages available in Queenstown (or possibly NZ!). If you would like to chat through all the options, you can schedule a chat with me here https://tidycal.com/fallon/book-a-shoot-with-patrick

Fancy getting married on top of a mountain with a Queenstown Heli Wedding? I offer the most affordable Heli Wedding Packages available in Queenstown (or possibly NZ!). If you would like to chat through all the options, you can schedule a chat with me here https://tidycal.com/fallon/book-a-shoot-with-patrick

Timeline Photos 21/09/2021

Are you planning a Big Queenstown Wedding with a big bridal party and all the trimmings...but you're not quite sure how to pull it off given the current Covid situation? I can help. I work with a tonne of super-talented (and kind) vendors and we make it our mission to help couples pull off their dream wedding - even in challenging times like these. You can schedule a free strategy session with me here https://tidycal.com/fallon/book-a-shoot-with-patrick
P.S. No, I'm not a wedding planner but I'm a very "wedding planner-y" photographer (it's a word, ok!) and I'm happy to help.

Are you planning a Big Queenstown Wedding with a big bridal party and all the trimmings...but you're not quite sure how to pull it off given the current Covid situation? I can help. I work with a tonne of super-talented (and kind) vendors and we make it our mission to help couples pull off their dream wedding - even in challenging times like these. You can schedule a free strategy session with me here https://tidycal.com/fallon/book-a-shoot-with-patrick
P.S. No, I'm not a wedding planner but I'm a very "wedding planner-y" photographer (it's a word, ok!) and I'm happy to help.

Timeline Photos 19/09/2021

This is what the view looks like from the heli on a good day in Queenstown...if you're thinking about a Queenstown Heli-Wedding or Surprise Heli Proposal and would like me to talk you through all the options, schedule a chat with me here https://tidycal.com/fallon/book-a-shoot-with-patrick

This is what the view looks like from the heli on a good day in Queenstown...if you're thinking about a Queenstown Heli-Wedding or Surprise Heli Proposal and would like me to talk you through all the options, schedule a chat with me here https://tidycal.com/fallon/book-a-shoot-with-patrick

Photos from Fallon Photography's post 18/09/2021

I think this 3 day shoot I did for Kaiwaka Clothing back in June is about the luckiest shoot I have ever done or will ever do in my life. Ever. The brief was for 2 days shooting at Fairlight Station where they were hoping for some snow, and then 1 day shooting at the Salmon Farm in Twizel where we needed good shooting weather. Cue the biggest snow storm of the season over the first 2 days and the most perfect winter's day in Twizel on the third and final day of shooting. Like i said to the client..."This NEVER happens!".

Timeline Photos 17/09/2021

#flashback to Jenny & Andy's Thurlby Domain Wedding waaaaaaaay back in 2009. I remember thinking even as I was shooting this photograph "Man the light is crazy - it's a flat cloudy day but all the colours are so warm looking, almost with an orange glow...". When I got home, I heard the news and figured out what was going on. There had been huge forest fires in Aussie at the time and we were getting a lot of smoke high up in the atmosphere that was giving everything a warm glow...

#flashback to Jenny & Andy's Thurlby Domain Wedding waaaaaaaay back in 2009. I remember thinking even as I was shooting this photograph "Man the light is crazy - it's a flat cloudy day but all the colours are so warm looking, almost with an orange glow...". When I got home, I heard the news and figured out what was going on. There had been huge forest fires in Aussie at the time and we were getting a lot of smoke high up in the atmosphere that was giving everything a warm glow...

Timeline Photos 15/09/2021

Oh Glenorchy...how I love you!

If you are planning an Elopement or Pre-/Post Wedding Shoot in the Queenstown area, it's definitely worth considering Glenorchy. There are some beautiful spots (like this one, just metres from the Glenorchy Wharf) for Elopements and Couples Photos and it's also super close to some other jaw-droppingly beautiful spots (like Paradise, Lake Sylvan, Kinoch etc etc). And the lovely folks at Heli Glenorchy can also fly you to some pretty amaze-balls locations if you want to get really wild!

For more info on all the best Glenorchy locations and vendors, just comment or DM me here.

Oh Glenorchy...how I love you!

If you are planning an Elopement or Pre-/Post Wedding Shoot in the Queenstown area, it's definitely worth considering Glenorchy. There are some beautiful spots (like this one, just metres from the Glenorchy Wharf) for Elopements and Couples Photos and it's also super close to some other jaw-droppingly beautiful spots (like Paradise, Lake Sylvan, Kinoch etc etc). And the lovely folks at Heli Glenorchy can also fly you to some pretty amaze-balls locations if you want to get really wild!

For more info on all the best Glenorchy locations and vendors, just comment or DM me here.

Photos from Fallon Photography's post 12/09/2021

A heads up to all you couples out there currently searching for your dream Queenstown Elopement & Wedding ceremony venue...

Unfortunately, Thurlby Domain (one of my all-time favourite venues) is closed for the time-being and is not taking any bookings currently. As soon as this changes, I will post again here.

In the meantime, if you have any questions re Thurlby Domain or need recommendations for other awesome Queenstown Elopement and Wedding venues, please get in touch. I'm happy to help.

Photos from Fallon Photography's post 12/09/2021

A heads up to all you couples out there currently searching for your dream Queenstown Elopement & Wedding ceremony venue...

Unfortunately, Thurlby Domain (one of my all-time favourite venues) is closed for the time-being and is not taking any bookings currently. As soon as this changes, I will post again here.

In the meantime, if you have any questions re Thurlby Domain or need recommendations for other awesome Queenstown Elopement and Wedding venues, please get in touch. I'm happy to help.

It's now easier to send Fallon Photography a message. 12/09/2021

It's now easier to send Fallon Photography a message.

It's now easier to send Fallon Photography a message.

Timeline Photos 11/09/2021

Need to advertise to bring in more business but overwhelmed by Facebook Ads and especially Google Ads? I feel your pain. Recently, I have been doing a deep dive into Facebook and Google Ads and I have learned A LOT. But, if you need to advertise now and you don't know where to start, it might be worth while checking out an Ad Management app called Adyouneed. Adyouneed uses AI to automate the creation and optimisation of Facebook and Google Dynamic Search ads. (They don't do standard Google keyword ads yet but that feature is coming soon apparently). Oh, and last I looked, there was a very affordable lifetime deal on Adyouneed on Appsumo that comes with a 60 day moneyback refund policy, so it's risk free to check out this amazing tool. Adyouneed

Need to advertise to bring in more business but overwhelmed by Facebook Ads and especially Google Ads? I feel your pain. Recently, I have been doing a deep dive into Facebook and Google Ads and I have learned A LOT. But, if you need to advertise now and you don't know where to start, it might be worth while checking out an Ad Management app called Adyouneed. Adyouneed uses AI to automate the creation and optimisation of Facebook and Google Dynamic Search ads. (They don't do standard Google keyword ads yet but that feature is coming soon apparently). Oh, and last I looked, there was a very affordable lifetime deal on Adyouneed on Appsumo that comes with a 60 day moneyback refund policy, so it's risk free to check out this amazing tool. Adyouneed

Timeline Photos 05/09/2021

When I first started shooting professionally, I spent most of my time shooting action sports like mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding. I didn't know it at the time, but this type of shooting would later prove to be the ultimate training ground for shooting weddings. It taught me how to get great shots even when I had very little control over the subject. (You can't exactly ask somebody to backflip off a cliff if they're not up for it!). This helped me to plan thoroughly for weddings but at the same time stay super adaptable so I could handle unexpected last minute changes. Shooting sports also taught me that, while you can't control the weather when you are shooting outdoors, you can make small changes in timing and location that often do make a big difference to end result.
So, while it's been many a moon since I shot mountain biking or skiing (and I didn't exactly get rich doing it), those years sure taught me a lot and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

When I first started shooting professionally, I spent most of my time shooting action sports like mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding. I didn't know it at the time, but this type of shooting would later prove to be the ultimate training ground for shooting weddings. It taught me how to get great shots even when I had very little control over the subject. (You can't exactly ask somebody to backflip off a cliff if they're not up for it!). This helped me to plan thoroughly for weddings but at the same time stay super adaptable so I could handle unexpected last minute changes. Shooting sports also taught me that, while you can't control the weather when you are shooting outdoors, you can make small changes in timing and location that often do make a big difference to end result.
So, while it's been many a moon since I shot mountain biking or skiing (and I didn't exactly get rich doing it), those years sure taught me a lot and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Timeline Photos 04/09/2021

I've always been a very hands-on "wedding planner-y" kind of photographer so I've always been happy to help my couples with whatever info and advice they need. Things like Guesstimate Wedding Day Timelines, recommended vendors, helicopter advice/quotes/booking, info on the hottest photo locations etc. And on top of all this planning goodness, my Post-apocalypse Wedding Photography Pricing is cheaper than it's been in at least 15 years.
So, if this sounds like your cup of tea, check out https://www.fallon.co.nz/stress-free-queenstown-elopement-photography/?preview_id=23145&preview_nonce=2b5e864c99&preview=true for more info.

I've always been a very hands-on "wedding planner-y" kind of photographer so I've always been happy to help my couples with whatever info and advice they need. Things like Guesstimate Wedding Day Timelines, recommended vendors, helicopter advice/quotes/booking, info on the hottest photo locations etc. And on top of all this planning goodness, my Post-apocalypse Wedding Photography Pricing is cheaper than it's been in at least 15 years.
So, if this sounds like your cup of tea, check out https://www.fallon.co.nz/stress-free-queenstown-elopement-photography/?preview_id=23145&preview_nonce=2b5e864c99&preview=true for more info.

Timeline Photos 01/09/2021

Planning a Queenstown Heli Wedding or Heli Proposal but have no idea how the whole helicopter thing works? I can help. Get in touch and I'll be happy to talk you through all the Queenstown heli options and locations and make sure you get the best price on your heli flight possible (no it doesn't cost any more if I book it for you and take care of all the heli arrangements).

Planning a Queenstown Heli Wedding or Heli Proposal but have no idea how the whole helicopter thing works? I can help. Get in touch and I'll be happy to talk you through all the Queenstown heli options and locations and make sure you get the best price on your heli flight possible (no it doesn't cost any more if I book it for you and take care of all the heli arrangements).

Photos from Fallon Photography's post 29/08/2021

Love it! A surprise proposal where the usual roles are reversed! I was stoked when Kylee asked me to capture her surprise heli proposal to her fella Paul. And what a day it was!

(I thought that Kylee was getting super emotional after she popped the question, turns out the knee she had dropped down on without thinking was the very same one she had severely bruised snowboarding the day before!).

Timeline Photos 28/08/2021

Wedding planning during a zombie apocalypse got you down? Ditch the stress and Elope in Queenstown and capture Epic Elopement Photos that will be the envy of the internet! I will even help you plan your Queenstown Elopement too. For more info, click on the link in my bio.

Wedding planning during a zombie apocalypse got you down? Ditch the stress and Elope in Queenstown and capture Epic Elopement Photos that will be the envy of the internet! I will even help you plan your Queenstown Elopement too. For more info, click on the link in my bio.

Photos from Fallon Photography's post 25/08/2021

If you're looking for an epic spot for your Queenstown Elopement, it's definitely worth checking out Moke Lake. More info here https://www.fallon.co.nz/elopement-locations-queenstown/

Timeline Photos 22/08/2021

"An oldy but a goody" as they say...Cat & Cass's Wedding at the beautiful Thurlby Domain is still one of my all-time favourite weddings and Cat & Cass are one of my all-time favourite couples. Bring on more couples like these two crazy cats, that's what I say!

(Cat's dress was amazing! When we got to the reception, she just whipped off the skirt, which was removable, and she had a matching pair of dress trousers underneath).

"An oldy but a goody" as they say...Cat & Cass's Wedding at the beautiful Thurlby Domain is still one of my all-time favourite weddings and Cat & Cass are one of my all-time favourite couples. Bring on more couples like these two crazy cats, that's what I say!

(Cat's dress was amazing! When we got to the reception, she just whipped off the skirt, which was removable, and she had a matching pair of dress trousers underneath).

Timeline Photos 21/08/2021

FYI It does depend upon my other bookings at the time, but these days I am generally delivering the full edit of couples' wedding photos within 2 - 3 days of their wedding. And I will always send a few low res edited pix through the night of your wedding for you to share with friends and family. Because nobody likes to wait, right?

FYI It does depend upon my other bookings at the time, but these days I am generally delivering the full edit of couples' wedding photos within 2 - 3 days of their wedding. And I will always send a few low res edited pix through the night of your wedding for you to share with friends and family. Because nobody likes to wait, right?

My Story

I believe that great wedding photography is relaxed, natural and fun and that the photography should revolve around you and your wedding day, not the other way around!
I will do all the work for you on your wedding day so you are comfortable and relaxed. I will keep us on on-time, wrangle the rellies and basically take all the STRESS out of your wedding day. Because your wedding day is meant to be FUN!•
I'm a super friendly & relaxed person and I'm great at helping people to relax in front of the camera.
I treat every bride & groom and every wedding as unique. I love scouting new locations and coming up with custom wedding photography packages for each & every couple.
I’m funny in a dorky sort of way – it’s easy for me to get people laughing and relaxing.
My unorthodox approach to wedding photography is to be super organised and prepared before the wedding day, which gives me the confidence to be totally flexible, relaxed and spontaneous on the wedding day itself.
I am at my best in the outdoors and I love shooting in all sorts of locations and conditions – whether it’s shooting a Heli Wedding during a snow storm or wading into the lake up to my chest (usually with my wallet still in my pocket) for a better angle. If you love the outdoors too then I just might be the right photographer for you!

To see some more of my work check out https://www.fallon.co.nz/portfolio-item/queenstown-wedding-photography-portfolio/

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4a Hope Avenue, Lake Hayes Estate
Queenstown
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I’ve been shooting weddings in Queenstown and the surrounding areas since 2002 and I LOVE my job! What more is there to say really? You can learn more about me at http://www.fallon.co.nz/about/. Oh, and feel free to email me at [email protected] or give me a bell on +64(0)21737356 - I’d love to hear from you!

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Monday 5am - 10pm
Tuesday 5am - 10pm
Wednesday 5am - 10pm
Thursday 5am - 10pm
Friday 5am - 10pm
Saturday 5am - 10pm
Sunday 5am - 10pm
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