I was never really interested in an alternative to fashion photography until I shot my first wedding. It was then that I discovered that weddings have it all… the personalities, the stunning venues & locations, the clothing, hair and make up… the drama (there’s a bit of that). It’s all there, but unlike fashion, it’s all happening without the aid of a storyboard. Not knowing what’s going to happen and what kind of story will unfold is what excites me when I capture weddings. This is why I love my job.
There’s always going to be group formals that have to be shot throughout the day, which is fine, but I’m not into corny posed bride/groom portraits. Asking you to do something which isn’t natural and an honest reflection of your personalities & relationship is (in my opinion) a complete waste of time. Don’t get me wrong, I will lead you through locations and encourage you to try different things but we’ll both know straight away if it doesn’t feel right. It’s a fine line between guiding the situation to where it needs to go and interfering and taking over. I want to capture you as you are, not how I want you to be.
My commitment to every client.
A professional service managed with integrity & honesty from start to finish.
An atmosphere where clients feel relaxed and comfortable with myself and the photographic process.
The highest level of inspired creativity and attention to detail.
Natural, emotional and sincere photographs that capture the true essence and beauty of the subject.
My commitment to continually evolving my creativity and approach to the way I capture weddings & portraiture.
As a backdrop to your photographs, I always aim to incorporate the fundamental beauty within design, architecture and nature.
- Hayden Phoenix