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HERE FOR THE

WHO crave

MODERN LOVERS

something different

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HERE FOR THE

WHO crave

MODERN LOVERS

something different

03 / 04

HERE FOR THE

WHO crave

MODERN LOVERS

something different

04 / 04

modern and romantic imagery

capturing your story in an emotive, soulful and stylish way

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CAPTURING how your day feels

Hey, I'm Hayley and I'm a wedding and elopement photographer based out of Sydney, Australia! My approach is simple, to capture the essence of who you are and make photos a relaxing and fun part of your day. Paired with an editorial twist and an eye for details, you'll be left with photos that inspire you and truly reflect the feeling of your wedding!


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A GLIMPSE INTO FOREVER MEMORIES

kind words from kinder humans

“I’m convinced we had the best photographer on the planet capture our wedding. Hayley Rafton isn’t only insanely talented at what she does, she has a gift of connecting with people, and that sets her apart. There was significantly less I had to worry or think about on our wedding day because of Hayley, and every time I look at our wedding pictures, I am blown away by the calibre of her work. She’s a top-notch photographer and individual. I would recommend her 1000 times over to anyone looking for a reliable, hard-working, talented and FUN photographer. She seriously was open to anything– rain and all.”

lex + ben

kind words from kinder humans

kind words from kinder humans

Hayley is a remarkable photographer and was absolutely intrinsic in the success of our wedding day. Our wedding guests have raved about her presence on the night and how beautifully she worked around the room and captured everything. When we received our pictures we were blown away and I have never felt so beautiful. Weeks later I still look at the album and find more snaps to love. From the first moment we met Hayley over Zoom we knew we had found the right photographer and locked her in on the spot. My husband and I aren’t very comfortable having other people take our photos and instantly felt at ease with Hayley. On the day Hayley was on time, professional and an absolute delight. She gave us tips for posing and made the whole experience a lot of fun. Hayley, Thank you so much!! We can’t wait to have another excuse to work with you because quite frankly we are obsessed with the memories you have captured.

morgan + daniel

kind words from kinder humans

kind words from kinder humans

Hayley was an absolute dream to work with. Even now when we talk about the wedding with our bridal party, we all agree that the highlight was the couple of hours we all spent getting our photos. We all just had a laugh, had some drinks, held hands, ran around, it was chaos, but it was so much fun. I felt that Hayley genuinely was a part of our day, she made the effort to get to know us and how we had hoped the day would go, so when we got to the wedding day it all felt so natural. It was seriously the most incredible experience, and we are so thankful to have had our day captured so beautifully.

rachael + luke

kind words from kinder humans

kind words from kinder humans

Daniel and I had the privilege of having Hayley capturing our engagement and wedding! As someone who personally hates being in front of the camera, I have never felt so comfortable in my life. Even before our shoot, I had built a relationship with Hayley. Her infectious personality makes the whole process calming and fun! Hayley becomes your biggest cheerleader and advocate. She directs you with out making anything feel staged and helps you to forget that someone’s there with you. Her eye and attention to detail is everything. Her tones pick up the surrounding and create such a classic and timeless memory. We honestly can not speak highly enough of Hayley and her skills. Not only doing you get a talented photographer, but a beautiful soul who makes every minute of it enjoyable, leaving you with beautiful memories to last a life time.

lauren + daniel

kind words from kinder humans

kind words from kinder humans

Hayley is one of those photographers who are so kind, caring and encouraging they end up becoming your friend! Hayley was a ray of sunshine and so helpful to my husband and I for our first shoot for our engagement and then our wedding day. I’m a bit camera shy normally but she made me feel so comfortable and I ended up really enjoying the shoots! She was all about capturing natural moments where you run around and have fun with your best friend. Hayley’s direction and thoughtfulness in understanding us/what we wanted really made for fun, beautiful shoots! Hayley was also so positive, enthusiastic and just downright lovely!! We absolutely LOVED having Hayley there on our day and are so thankful for her incredible work. We can’t stop looking at the photos, she really captured the joy and love on our big day! We’re so thankful for this kind and talented lady!

cassie + sawyer

kind words from kinder humans

kind words from kinder humans

Hayley is so personal, professional and really does go above and beyond for anyone she meets. Her attention to detail is so great that you don't even need to ask her a questions because she has already put so much preparation into her service for you! She helped me keep my cool, was understanding throughout the whole planning duration from start to finish, helped me style the ceremony flowers, made me and my husband feel so comfortable taking photos and was so easy to work with. She helped me feel relaxed, special and confident. I was super amazed at the turn around time she got all the images back to me and I struggled with finding which one to upload as they were all favourites. I am so proud of this amazing woman who is so passionate and purposeful of her craft and would highly recommend her if you're looking for a photographer that values people and photography. I couldn't praise her enough! 

bless + jemuel

kind words from kinder humans

kind words from kinder humans

Our experience with Hayley was one of a kind. The moment we met, it was an instant bond. You could tell straight away she was kind, warm-hearted and incredibly passionate about her work. It was her contagiously high-spirited personality that allowed us to not only feel comfortable and at ease in front of a camera, but it encouraged us to be just as bubbly and witty.
Thank you Hayley, you have captured the most beautiful photos and memories. We only wish we could do it all over again!

jack + taylah

kind words from kinder humans

kind words from kinder humans

If I could give this girl a million stars then I absolutely would! She is AMAZING in every sense of the word. My fiancé and I had never had engagement pictures taken so when we reached out to Hayley to have her do a couples shoot for us, we were a little hesitant because we are not the kind of people that are comfortable being in front of the camera, but we just really wanted to get our pictures taken! She was so quick to respond, even though it was the busy holiday season, answered every single one of our questions even when we hadn’t booked with her yet. On the shoot, she made us feel so comfortable - it genuinely just felt like hanging with an old friend. She is very clear with her directions, constantly shouting encouragement and truly knows what she’s doing. We were so beyond happy with our experience with Hayley! Honestly I can’t praise this girl enough. She is a LEGEND.

quincy + gavin

kind words from kinder humans

kind words from kinder humans

Hayley is an absolutely amazing photographer to work with. She kept me (the bride) calm throughout our whole wedding day and I couldn’t have asked for a more bubbly, loving person to capture our day. The photos from our wedding are stunning, with friends and family constantly commenting on how gorgeous the shots are. If you’re looking for a fun and caring person to capture your big day, Hayley’s your girl!

jodie + julian

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