Photo credit: Amanda Trayes.

Photo credit: Amanda Trayes.



I'm slightly obsessed with photography. I generally try to take my camera everywhere,. If I don't you can guarantee there'll be a moment I wish I'd captured. It still fascinates and amazes me that photography gives us this wonderful gift of being able to freeze a little split-second moment of our time. That one little memory captured forever, enabling us to travel back again and again and remember. 

And that's what I LOVE to do for my own family and for others. I love the emotion that photos bring people. Happiness, sadness or tears. For me it's about capturing real moments that make you really 'feel' something. Otherwise I kind of figure it's not really worth it. So I'm not really a point, say cheese, and click kind of girl. I'm more about getting you to connect with each other, encouraging you to have fun and enjoy your time together.

As for my personal life, I have two beautiful and strong-willed daughters and a husband that is always there for me (unless the All Blacks are playing or he hasn't had his morning coffee!) We live on a lifestyle block with our dog, cat, four alpacas and six hens, in the beautiful Waikato countryside about 20 minutes from Hamilton.  

I hope you enjoy spending time looking around my little creative corner of the internet. If you have any questions at all please feel free to get in touch. I'd love to chat with you.

Love Hayley Maxwell. x o x