AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ASIA & SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS
Photography Style: Contemporary / Reportage / Portraiture
Services Offered: Engagement / Wedding Day / Trash the Dress
“Capturing the subtle details within each story in an unobtrusive way.”
Hayden Phoenix is a professional wedding photographer from New Zealand who is currently based on the Gold Coast of Australia. With 16 years in the industry Hayden combines his unique experience in fashion and portraiture with his subtle and relaxed shooting style, allowing the story to unfold of its own accord.
Hayden always arrives 2 days before the wedding to visit the venues with the couple and to scout locations for portraits. On the day he will be with there from the morning preparations begin right through until after the first dance. Hayden has a ‘no time limit’ policy for all destination weddings.
“We feel so lucky to have found Hayden to take both our Paris engagement and NYC wedding photos! Hayden is an incredibly talented photographer, and this was something very important to us in our search for our wedding photographer. Look at his portfolio: these are no ordinary wedding photos. These are photos that tell a narrative, show the excitement of the day, the love between the couple, and the emotions of every single person he captures. This is what convinced us that Hayden was our guy for our wedding day.
And, the photos! Wow! He took the most gorgeous photos, exploding with color, perfectly urban and edgy (which was exactly what we wanted to capture for our NYC wedding). The composition of his photos was exciting and energetic. He really captured our relationship and our wedding day in the most amazing way. Every single image tells a story and is simply gorgeous to look at. We look at the photos over and over and still discover new favorites. Incredible work. We couldn’t be more thrilled.
Let’s also take a moment to talk about what a lovely guy Hayden is. On top of his out-of-this-world talent, he’s so warm and friendly and put us at ease right from the start! Hayden really allowed us to just be ourselves throughout both our engagement and wedding days, and this really comes through in our photographs.
We have received so many compliments on how unique and beautiful both our engagement and wedding photos turned out – it’s all a testament to Hayden’s skill and ability to capture the spirit of the day, as well as his relaxed attitude and cool demeanor. We simply can’t gush enough – thank you Hayden!”
Jeannie & Lisa – Destination – New York
“Hayden – Thank you isn’t even enough!!! We always said that the photographs are the only thing that we will have to look back and remember our day from and we wanted the pictures to capture every moment even the ones that maybe we didn’t get a chance to see on the day and you did exactly that! We are in love with them!!! If you’re looking for a photographer who is professional and innovative then you’ve found it in Hayden! We cannot recommend him enough, his style and attention to small detail shines through in his photographs! Thank you for taking the time to listen to our ideas and to find moments of creativity on our day! I feel like the pictures tell the story of our day and capture not just the wedding but our guests personalities and the feel of Sorrento! We are in LOVE!!”
James & Samantha –Destination – Sorrento
“Hayden’s unfailingly positive attitude, as well as his inventiveness and thoroughness, was invaluable.
He repeatedly demonstrated the breadth of his knowledge and ability as an excellent photographer.
He has a sharp eye for detail, is personable and on time.
He was a big hit at my wedding and due to his professionalism and personality I would not hesitate to use Hayden for any photographic needs.”
Dil & Kirsty – Destination – Verona
“We have just been looking through the photos and there are no words to describe how amazing they are! You have captured the best moments and they really couldn’t have been better we are so so pleased! Thank you thank you thank you!”
Scott & Liz – Destination – Hertfordshire
Hayden Phoenix Photographer – Hot Tips
Make sure you know the legality of your wedding in relation to your own laws.
Always ask for a detailed itinerary proposal from your wedding planner/hotel BEFORE you pay your deposit. This way you can trial any personal tweaks to see how flexible they are. Stand your ground if they try and tell you “this is how we do things here in…” This is your wedding day and you’re paying for it so the priority is not accommodating the venue or suppliers. It’s should always be the other way round.
Arrange a special pre-wedding outing or treat for your guests, they’re really going out of their way to celebrate your day.
Always allow extra time for your bride/groom portraits. You’ve come a long way to be in a beautiful location. Make the most of it by using the stunning backdrops for your portraits.
Special Offer for Weddings in Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand and the south pacific islands
This package is a full days reportage style coverage (Up to 12 hours) starting with bride/groom preparations right through to the first dance.
– Initial consultation
– Pre-wedding meeting on location.
– 12 hours of reportage and traditional photography.
– Slideshow preview to share with friends and family.
– 600 edited and retouched images on disc.
– All images supplied as high and low resolution files in colour and black and white.
– No copyright.
To find out more and to take advantage of this great offer please register your interest on the contact form below, quoting “Special “Offer”
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Destination Wedding Photographer
Hayden is based on the Gold Coast of Australia and is now taking bookings throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia. Vietnam and many of the south pacific Islands.