#1 Family, maternity and newborn photographer on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

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I'm a photographer and storyteller for families who love beautiful, light and airy photos. I work with warm, genuine people who love to laugh and have a relaxed, natural style.

My clients regularly tell me how comfortable their kids and camera-averse husbands felt in my company during their session, and that their session felt more like the family was getting together for a few hours of fun.

timeless family portraits

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i love you to the moon and back

sam mcbratney



family photography



newborn photography



maternity photography

- claire grullemans

We couldn't help but get the beautiful album which is one we proudly keep on our coffee table for guests to look through.

I would definitely recommend Hayley to anyone looking for a photographer. Every aspect of her service is 5 stars.

5 stars

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- rachel cleary

What children think family photos are fun?!? Well mine did! Hayley made such an impression on them The photos were way beyond my expectations. I want to say a huge thank you and express my appreciation to you Hayley for marking this moment in my families life.

beyond expectation

- nikki clark

We did not expect to LOVE every single one. We have so many beautiful moments to choose from and will cherish them forever.
If you are looking for an incredibly talented photographer who delivers above and beyond on the experience and results, you must book Hayley.

must book

love notes from clients

children see magic because they look for it

christopher moore

When you become a client, I'll take care of all the details. Upon booking your session, we'll arrange an appointment for you to discussion your vision for your photos and try on dresses from our client wardrobe so you can find your perfect pick.

step 1

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Come session day you'll be prepped and pampered after hair and makeup and from there, I'll take charge s - all you need to do is show up!

step 2

You'll have an ordering session about 2 weeks after your portrait session, where again, I'll take the stress off your hands. Picking photos and deciding which ones to frame and hang can be overwhelming so I'll be with you every step of the way with my expert advice.

step 3

for life's most memorable moments

I remember my first family photography experience. I spent weeks thinking about what everyone should wear and trying to make sure we coordinated. In the end, while I was happy with the portraits, I didn't love the way I looked and the outfit I had picked. I decided that with my business, I want your experience to be stress-free and seamless, and set to work planning how to make it as easy and memorable as can be. 

As a client at our studio, all the little details are taken care of for you. From dresses to hair and makeup (if you wish) you will never have to worry about looking your best, because I've designed an experience that will ensure you will. All you have to do is let me guide you, and have a wonderful time creating your treasured family heirlooms.

a luxury portrait Experience

children are not things to be moulded
but people to be unfolded

sam mcbratney

Yes! We have a client wardrobe with dresses for mums, plus flower crowns and a few outfits for kiddos too. When you book, you'll also receive our style guide magazine with ideas and inspiration for colours and styles that will help your photos have that same light and airy look you see in many of my other clients' photos! Our goal is to make the experience as stress-free for you as possible so you can show up and enjoy yourself


Your session fee is a 'sitting fee', which includes our time before and during your photoshoot, complimentary dress hire from the client wardrobe and a gift print valued at over $129. Please note your session fee does not include digital files of the photos from your session. After your photoshoot we will have an ordering session where you can view and order prints, frames, canvases and other products with your photos, including the opportunity to purchase digital files.

I don't know what to wear, can you help me?

What's included in my session fee?

As a mum and someone who has never been 'thin', I can completely relate to the feeling. However, I promise you, waiting for the weight is usually an excuse to put it off. Your kids won't care what your weight is when they look back at these photos 20 years from now - and neither will you! The only thing you will regret is NOT doing it. They will be glad they have beautiful memories to cherish. What's more priceless than that?!

I want to wait until i lose 5kg before i book


Do you want more information? Or do you love what you see and you're ready to book your portrait session? Either way, please submit your form to get the ball rolling. It only takes 5 seconds to take your first step toward photos what will last a lifetime. 

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