At Nomad Wedding, we believe in the power of shared experiences and the genuine connections we build with our couples.

Come and hear from those who’ve chosen Nomad Wedding. Let their words guide you, and perhaps you’ll see why we could be the right choice for your special day, too.

A bride and groom standing in front of a lake.
Sharda & Andy | Lake Erskine Heli Elopement Wedding
"What an incredible experience, a dream made reality by the Nomad team. They dealt with having the wedding a day early due to weather conditions without even the smallest hitch. The lead up to the wedding and the day were all stress free for us because they took care of everything so well. James was easy to work with and responsive to our requests. We're so grateful to the team for helping us make such magical memories" - Andy & Sharda
Mick and Gemma's lakefront helicopter elopement wedding.
"Obviously you want your wedding to be memorable but also enjoyable with a side of an experience. James and his team blew us away with how smooth everything went, the photos and videos were amazing and told us the exact date that the weather would be perfect which it was. My Wife and I are not traditional with weddings and James and his crew made our elopement align with our interests. Thank you team and the Wife thanks you for the extra snacks on the day ;)" - Mick & Gemma
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Krystle and Jeck | Coromandel Peak Elopement Wedding
"Married...with a heli-elopement package up on Roy’s peak. We had the most amazing experience with James, Ayaka and Tomomi. The team was so easy to work with and they knew what we wanted. They really made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the whole time. The photos and video turned out beautiful and we can’t stop looking at them. We would definitely recommend James for wedding/pre-wedding or even casual photoshoot. Thanks James and team for this wonderful experience!..."
A bride and groom eloping in Queenstown, New Zealand, walking down a hill overlooking Lake Wanaka.
Emma & Ryan | Mt. Roy’s Peak Heli Elopement Wedding
Married 10.01.23 with a heli- elopement package. Thank you so much to James & his wonderful team for making our day so special! We had the most wonderful experience & highly recommend James Hirata to anyone. If we could give more stars we would! Right from the start James has been wonderful to deal with. He is a great communicator & absolutely knows his stuff. On the day James & Tomomi were incredible, they made us feel so special & comfortable. We were both so nervous going into the day not knowing what to expect but they made us feel at ease with their kindness & light hearted humor. James gives so much guidance with photos so you don’t need to know what your doing or feel awkward, he helps to make you feel comfortable & get the most of out of your special day. They also give great restaurant & holiday tips too! We have already received our sneak peak photos and they are incredible & have well & truly exceeded our expectations. We could go on and on about how amazing James and his team are! Please do yourself a favour & book with James & his team- you won’t regret it.
An elopement wedding photographer captures a bride and groom kissing on the shore of Lake Wanaka in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Jessica and Pascale | Coromandel Peak Heli Elopement Wedding
"…James and Ayaka made us feel so relaxed right from the moment we stepped onto the helipad and captured our personalities, our relationship and the most beautiful day, all in a matter of clicks! We are so grateful to now have so many wonderful photos and a stunning video we can treasure for the rest of our lives. Thank you to the amazing team of people helping us every step of the way! ❤️"
Kim and Tom share a kiss on the edge of a mountain overlooking Lake Wanaka during their Stoneridge Estate wedding.
Kim and Tom | Stoneridge Estate Wedding
"Wow!!! James photographed our wedding and can't thank him enough. We spoke before the wedding about the style we liked, and James certainly delivered. We couldn't be happier with our photos, and we've only seen the previews. He was so easy to have around, made us feel comfortable and coached us when required. If you are looking for a photographer, then I HIGHLY recommended James and his team. Thank you James and Tomomi, you perfectly captured our day and we will treasure these photos forever."
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Alana & Andrew’s Queenstown NZ, Cecil Peak Heli Wedding Elopement
"We did a heli-elopement package and OMGOODNESS 😍🙌✨ We loved it so much!!! Thank you so much to James and his incredible Team. They were all so lovely, helpful, encouraging and comfortable to be around! I really really appreciated having Tomomi and Ayaka there as well - they were so incredibly helpful and amazing the entire day! We love our spectacular wedding photos and couldn't be happier ☺️ for couples wanting a stress free and romantic day that's all about them - I would highly recommend this option 💖"
Zoe & Stuart's mountainous heli elopement wedding at Lake Erskine.
Zoe & Stuart | Heli Elopement Wedding at Lake Erskine
"James has great links to local suppliers which took out a lot of the guesswork so we could focus on other aspects. Helping to lower our stress on the day was a massive tick.For photography, James and Tomomi are solid professionals with an impressive body of work behind them. They gave us great direction and managed their roles with ease so that we barely noticed when they were taking pictures half of the time. And wow, those pictures. Simply stunning! We still get so many compliments about our wedding photos, months later. We can't recommend this team enough. If anyone is considering a heli-elopement in the beautiful wilds of New Zealand, don't walk, RUN to these guys. 100% you won't be disappointed."
Alycia & Mitch embark on a Mountain-Top Wedding Adventure.
Alycia & Mitch | A Mountain-Top Wedding Adventure
"What can I say…5 stars is honestly not enough for these guys! Thanks to James and his team, we had the most magical wedding we could have ever dreamed of! Being in another country (Aus), I was worried it was going to be a little hard to organise everything. But James made the entire thing such a smooth and stress free process. He did basically everything and kept in communication regularly to keep us updated. Just prior to the big day, James got in contact and recommended pulling the wedding forward a day to capture some pretty amazing wedding and oh my god am I glad we did, the day was stunning! On the actual day, the team was absolutely amazing! Everything had been thought of and everyone was just so lovely! I seriously cannot express how perfect our day was thanks to these guys! And just to top it off, we woke up the next morning to a link to our preview gallery, with our first handful of photos ready to share with friends and family our secret elopement! If you are thinking of doing a wedding in QT, I highly recommend James and his team. Especially if you are interstate or overseas…THE BEST DAY EVER!!!!"
Elopement wedding photographer captures a bride and groom in front of a helicopter in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Cheyenne & Tyson | Heli Elopement Wedding at Lake Erskine, Queenstown
"James was fantastic during the lead up to mine and my partners elopement. He was always so responsive via email with any questions and recommendations! It made the whole process super smooth, especially because we were travelling from Australia! On the day, James and his assistant were super fun, directive, and calm, and they took absolutely spectacular photos! 😍🙌🏻 Highly recommend James and his team! They made our elopement super special! 🎉🎉🙏🏻"