Wedding Photoshoots on Chris Jolly Outdoors


Searching for that perfect dream wedding photo that you can hang with pride on your bedroom wall? Take advantage of Lake Taupo’s stunning natural backdrop for a gallery of wedding photos that you can keep for a lifetime.

Pre-Wedding Photoshoots

Pre-wedding photoshoots are very common and popular in Asia and other parts of the world. Couples usually get their wedding photos done in full wedding outfits months before the actual wedding day. This takes away the hassle of trying to get the perfect shot on their actual wedding day. It also allows the couple to spend their entire time with their guests without having to leave them halfway to get photos done.

Lot of Asians living in New Zealand have chosen to have their pre-wedding photos taken on board our Chris Jolly Outdoors boats. We have also hosted international couples who have travelled to New Zealand just to have their pre-wedding photos done amidst our stunning landscape.

Take the hassle out of your wedding day with our photoshoot package which allows you to charter our boat for a minimum 2 hours. Our skipper will work with your photographer and take you to areas around the lake where your photographer can capture iconic Taupo images such as waterfalls, the Maori Rock Carvings and take you to spots on the lake where you can be framed by our beautiful mountains for that perfect photo. You can even add additional activities like fishing, clay bird shooting or other water activities to spice up the shots.

Actual Day Wedding Photoshoot

If you would rather have the photos done on your actual wedding day, you could also hop on our boat after your morning ceremony, have your photos taken, and return to your guests later on in the afternoon or evening.

You are more than welcome to bring your own photographer, make-up artists, flower girls, paige boys, your parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen, your pet and who ever else you wish on board. Let us know if you need help with photographers, flowers, hairdressers or event theming as we know the best local providers who would be more than happy to help create your ideal photoshoot session.

Wedding Photoshoot Package :

  • Min charter is two hours
  • Prices from $300 per hour for up to 12 pax
  • From $24 per person per hour for 13 pax and more

What’s included :

  • Personalised skipper and crew to get you to the best photo opp venues
  • Full bar on board and catering available
  • Toilets on board, areas for getting changed
  • Viewing decks for photoshoot opportunities
  • Under cover sheltered areas for weather variability

Drinks, fishing licenses and any additional activities are not included in the prices. Please email or phone 0800 252 628 if you would like to organise additional activities or need help with anything else.

We travelled all the way from Singapore to have our pre-wedding photos taken here in New Zealand. Lake Taupo was one of our many wedding photo destinations and probably the best one too. We couldn't have been happier with how the photos turned out. Skipper Pete was amazing as he took us to all his secret spots so we could get magical photos. The Lake Taupo ones will definitely be a feature in our house!

Lily Tan

We had our morning wedding ceremony on the beach near the Yacht Club so it was easy to hop onboard Chris Jolly Outdoors for our wedding photos while our guests went home to rest before the evening dinner. Our flower girls had so much fun on the boat and so did Busker our family dog. We managed to get some amazing wedding photos.

Helen Trapski

I booked this package as a surprise for my lovely wife. It was easy for us to drive down from Auckland, do our photoshoot and make a weekend out of it in Taupo. My in-laws were certainly impressed. Brownie points for me!

Michael Cheang