Hello, I’m Hayley, a photographer and retoucher based on the Gold Coast.
The first decade of my professional life was spent behind casting cameras – auditioning actors for TV commercials in both Queensland and Sydney. I gradually transitioned from casting studios to photography studios after discovering a passion in portraiture, and in the spring of 2017 I relocated to Sydney to work full-time alongside one of Sydney’s leading photographers – Michal Kriesch – and was Michal’s leading second shooter and editor for 3 years. Looking back, this incredible opportunity was the best professional training ground I could have asked for – thrown into the fast-paced world of the Sydney wedding industry working alongside the best photographers and videographers in the business.
Aside from still being a freelance wedding photographer, I now shoot predominantly actor headshots, creative portraiture, film production stills, corporate events and commercial campaigns.
I currently live on the Gold Coast with my husband a blind dog named Molly. My happiness comes from slow mornings, reading in quiet cafes, and misty days on mountain tops. I am inspired by light, music, human nature and the ever evolving world around me.