I am Fredrik
Former Pro Skiier, Metal fan, husband & dad
Who am I?
I was born and raised in Sweden where I became a pro freestyle skier in the National Team competing in the World Cup and Europa Cup with over 25 podiums 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.
What do I do in my spare time? I have decided that racing fast car on the track is good way to relax and is playing and listening to heavy metal.. the faster the better and no wedding image has ever come out of the studio without the love of music playing. I read books, lots of books. I enjoy reading , anything from Quantum physics, Psychology, bio hacking, biographies. I have two sons,Lucas & Noa 11 and 8 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. We also run Heli Weddings, New Zealand’s premier destination wedding company and Mountain Weddings which is a budget version of our Heli Weddings and UP studios, Queenstown’s largest commercial photography studio.
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.
I love wedding photography but I am also one of the few photographers that is keeping it real... I am just going to put it out there, I don't think you should sit in helicopter to get sunset photos and let all your guests sit alone at your reception... called me old fashioned but that just me.