Childs pops a cork over top accolade

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Clara and Rodolphe Feldon's recent wedding celebration captured by Dan Childs

After more than 10 years shooting weddings, Queenstown photographer Dan Childs now has the icing on the cake

He was named ‘outstanding photographer of the year’ at New Zealand’s Wedding Industry Awards in Rotorua last Friday, beating two other finalists in what he calls “an outstanding achievement”.

Childs, who runs 222 Photographic Studios, says he was honoured just to be nominated by one of his bride and grooms.

He was also awarded ‘outstanding photobooth experience’ for his The Amazing Travelling Photobooth.

After the awards, Childs basked in the company of fellow locals Pearly McGrath and Shay Muddle, whose band Mojo was a finalist in the ‘outstanding entertainment (band)’ category.

– PHILIP CHANDLER