Queenstown Wedding Photographer
I’m Fredrik Larsson, a Queenstown wedding photographer.
Lets start with what I am not…
I am not a hipster photographer.
I am NOT someone that brought a camera a couple of years ago with a website template and a preset to edit photos so they look like everyone else’s wedding images… and if its blurry and you have your hair all over you face I call it “documentary”
I create images that look good now and will still look good in 20 years. I believe in a blend of authentic candid moments and creative portraits.
I am there to capture the small moments as they happen naturally and will also ensure you get the signature shot with big views and grand landscapes that Queenstown is renowned for.
I was born and raised in Sweden where I became a pro freestyle skier in the National Team until several injuries ended that career. After spending time with photographers during my recovery, I began shooting extreme sports before becoming an assistant for one of Sweden’s Top Photographer’s, shooting major ad campaigns and products.
I moved to New Zealand 15 years ago and have shot over 1000 weddings. I love my work but I don’t go looking for quotes to put on Instagram stories or unicorns vomiting love lines in my spare time.
My spare time is for heavy metal.. the faster the better and no wedding image has ever come out of the studio without the love of this music playing. I love my electric guitar and I play it hard. I have a race car that I race fast… I read books, lots of books. I enjoy reading about Quantum physics, Psychology, bio hacking, biographies and anything about essentialism and minimalism.
I have two sons, 10 and 7 who keep my wife Laura and I pretty busy. We’ve been married 13 years. Unfortunately she was out of action the last 18 months recovering from three brain surgeries to remove a brain tumour. As of now, April 2020 she has made a full recovery and is cracking the whip again.
I was named #2 in The Top 10 Wedding photographers in World, by One Eye Land in 2017 and have won over 100 awards for my wedding photography since 2009. I am a member of WPPI and AIPA
I hold a Helicopter ground handling certificate and First Aid Certificate. Larsson Photography also holds extensive public liability insurance and is operated according to the Health & Safety Act including transport certified cars and passenger licences.