My Story

About me

My Story

Hi, I’m Hayley Hay. Mother to three boys, my muses — and a seasoned photographer with a long history (and love) of capturing people and stories. I have lived in the U.K. and Switzerland, am married to a Kiwi, and have bilingual babies, so you could say I revel in diversity. I love my job and I fell in love with photography so deeply that I left my career as a scientist to become a full-time photographer.

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My aim is to capture the  natural moments, the authentic  emotions,  and the  raw  love that make your story unique.

Moments I capture:


Capturing kids and families is so special to me because it combines artistry with a deep emotional connection. It allows me to document and celebrate the beauty of your family whilst creating lasting memories for you.


Maternity photos provide a lasting visual memory of the incredible transformation a woman undergoes during this time. Then when the new addition arrives, capturing the newborn stage is a way of freezing time and remembering these fleeting moments as the newborn stage is so short-lived.


A high quality headshot, in my opinion, is essential for work purposes and for creating a positive professional impression. Portrait sessions allow us to be a little more artistic than the standard headshot, where creativity can flow and we can experiment. Many people find an individual portrait session to be an empowering, fun and therapeutic experience.


No more selfies!, have a couples shoot, it's the perfect way to spend some special time together and create some cool memories of the two of you.

I am always open to other types of shoots if you have something in mind that isn't listed on my website. Please let me know and we can discuss what it is you are looking for.

Timeless imagery

My Approach

Your life, in all its beauty. From tender moments to heartfelt laughter, lively little ones, to professional portraits, I’m here for all of them. If you walk away with memories that capture the passion, the love, and the soul of big moments – and the little ones in between – then I’ve achieved my goal. Most importantly I am here to tell your story through art in the most natural of ways.

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Kind Words

The Lausanne Guide

"As people who tend to be behind the camera rather than in front of it, we've always appreciated how Hayley puts us at ease and manages to get the best out of us. She brings a fun and generous energy to every shoot, mixing relational expertise with photography expertise that always gets "the shot" - Sarah Decoveret-Foley and Tanya Christensen, The Lausanne Guide.

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