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Hello! I'm Hayley - the 20 something behind the lens of these photos. Photography holds a lot of weight in my life. It's about so many different aspects combined: the people I've met, the places I've been, the experiences I've had. It's taught me to persevere, to enjoy the process, to hustle for what you want and to believe in yourself enough to try. Rewind to a few years ago, I graduated with a degree in psychology and planned on going for my masters in counseling. I didn't go back to school because I wanted to give myself a chance. So often, people are afraid of "failing" so they don't try at all. I decided I deserved to give myself a shot...and I can't imagine life any other way.
For me, photography is the best of both worlds. It's my job to be an artist and be with people. How amazing is that?! I love people: as individuals, couples, families, friends. I think it's fascinating how many stories each of us hold (psychology me coming out). Each day adds to the novel of our lives and I want to capture those moments.
For all the non-photographers out there, shooting in "raw" is the highest quality of an image you can take. I aspire to capture the rawness of a moment, a person, a couple and emotion. I believe photos have the power to tell a story words cannot express. I'm so excited to meet you and can't wait to capture this time in your life.
Fun fact: I use way too many emojis and speak in movie quotes. To be real...I started this page with, "Hi! I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs"...it's the first thing that came to mind!