For as long as I can remember I've had an interest in photography and appreciation for great photos. When I was a kid, my grandparents had a huge stack of National Geographic magazines in their apartment and I remember looking through the photos in awe.
When I traveled to Australia I took a lot of photos of the gorgeous scenery... something about that experience prompted me to upgrade my camera, and the rest sort of fell into place!!
I actually went to school for Psychology at Simon Fraser University! I never really knew what I would use the degree for, but it is SO applicable in my job.
As for how I learned photography... I have attended countless classes and workshops, and have been mentored by some of the very best photographers in the business.
I shoot with Nikon D750's and a whole bunch of professional grade lenses and flashes. My favourite lenses are my 50mm, and 85mm.
Photography is, of course, my job. But beyond that, it's a way to use my talents to bless others. Nothing makes me happier than hearing from a bride and groom that they love their wedding photos. They will look back on those images throughout their lives, through the good times and the bad. If looking back on those photos brings them happiness and helps them remember the love they felt on their wedding day, then I am overjoyed to be a part of that!
Loves: Shopping, reading, camping, pedicures, and the beach!
Coffee or Tea: I need them both on a daily basis! Coffee in the morning, tea before bed.
Cats or Dogs: I'm most definitely a dog person.
Favourite Colour: Black and White... It's an obsession, really.
Favourite Stores: Plenty, Oak+Fort, Privilege... and of course Aritizia. What Vancouver girl doesn't love Aritzia!?
Favourite Restaurants: Fable, Burgoo, Brix, LUPO, The Flying Pig, and La Terrazza... there's no hiding it, I'm a total foodie.
Favourite Wedding Vendors: Glad you asked! Click here to see them all!
Complete Wedding Day coverage begins at $3400.
Portrait & Editorial Sessions begin at $300.
Wedding Day coverage and Engagement session by Hayley Rae, a second photographer on your wedding day, approximately 800 - 1000 high resolution images delivered via online gallery, and a beautiful photo album built to last for generations.
You have done such a beautiful job capturing every single detail of our wedding day and we can't thank you enough, Hayley! Even before we got engaged we knew that we had to have you as our photographer one day - you truly exceeded all of our expectations. Your photography skills need no praise as your work speaks for itself and it's evident that you love what you do! It made our day (and wedding planning process) so much easier knowing that we could trust you and your talent! We are honored that we were able to have you play such an important role in our wedding! Wishing you a lifetime of success and happiness!
Ohhhh myyyy gosh, I am in awe over our photos Hayley. I keep getting goosebumps looking at them over and over. I can't believe what an amazing job you did. Honestly, you are so talented. Thank you so much for capturing every moment.
Hayley, these are fabulous. Thank you so much for being there with us! You're amazing! You do such a great job everyone said how amazing and unobtrusive you were. We honestly couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart. You caught such wonderful moments. Amazing!
Hayley was so great to work with. She did such an amazing job. She makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable while and being so organized and professional at the same time.
It was a pleasure to have her at our wedding. Also, the pictures turned out great (and I am very picky)! I would (and already have) recommend her to anyone getting married!
We couldn't be happier that we went with Hayley! She was professional, organized, and helped make our day fun too! Before the wedding she helped us to put together a timeline, and during the day she made sure to watch the clock to ensure that we didn't get behind.
We are also thrilled with the photos, she took so many beautiful shots of the entire day which we can look back on and remember our wedding for years to come!
They are STUNNING!!!! We are seriously so happy and thrilled with how all the photos turned out. I can't wait to share them with everyone. It was such an amazing day, thank you SO much for capturing it in the most beautiful way possible. We couldn't have picked a better photographer for our wedding day! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!
Eeeekkk!!! Thank You sooo sooo sooo much Hayley! They are so perfect!!! Thank you for doing such an amazing job!
You really captured how special our day was!!
Thank You so much for all your hard work! Our photos turned out amazing!! We couldn’t be happier with them all! You made us feel so comfortable and it shows through in the pictures.
Thank You again for capturing our special day!!
All we have to say is wow! Every single photo is absolutely amazing. Once again thank you for capturing our day. We were so grateful for everything you did for us and your amazing work. And also for staying later than planned in order to get all the special moments. We have gotten so many compliments, on not only the photos, but how professional, efficient, and respectful yourself and your assistant were in the church and the reception. You were able to get so many fantastic shots and a lot of the time we didn't even notice you were there taking photos.