April 2, 2010

A little about me.

My name is Hayley and I am a newborn, child and family Portrait Photographer servicing the Phillip Island/Bass Coast area in Victoria.

Newborn Portraiture is my specialty and I never tire of those gentle, quiet moments capturing all the amazing little things that are unique to newborns in those fleeting and precious first weeks of life. Newborns change so quickly and all too soon the fuzz on their tiny ears and milk blisters on their lips fade into a distant memory.

I also love to photograph people, especially ‘little’ people. Children are so complex and unpredictable and each has their own unique personality. Sometimes it can be quite a challenge to coax that personality out, but that’s half the fun.

I aim to photograph your children and family feeling relaxed and comfy as these result in natural portraits and original artworks  for your home. There are no ‘smile and say cheese’ type of portraits by my hand, I want to capture ‘you’.

I offer studio sessions for newborns, babies under 12 months of age and maternity portraits. Child and family sessions are all held ‘on location’ where nature provides the most perfect backdrops for natural and relaxed portraits.

Heartfelt Images is a boutique style custom portrait photography business and the client experience is important to me. I want you and your family to truly enjoy your photo session and look forward to returning regularly to update your family portraits as your family grows and changes. I love to make the type of portraits that will make you smile when you look at them; portraits that will take pride of place in your home and that celebrate your children and family.

I am a wife of 22 wonderful years to my sweetheart and mum to three energetic teenagers, so I know first hand just how quickly the time goes, and how much I treasure the images I have of my kids’ growing years. I still bail them up for portraits from time to time and with every year that they come closer to leaving ‘the nest’, the images become more and more precious. I am an Emerging Member of The Australian Institute of Professional Photography and strive for quality and excellence in my work. I continually challenge myself to try new techniques and continue to learn by attending professional workshops  several times a year.

I would love the opportunity to capture your family or children and provide you with beautiful wall art that you will treasure for many years to come.