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 have two Nikon D700's and a whole bunch of professional grade lenses and flashes. My favourite lenses are my 35mm, 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.
Siblings: One younger sister. She’s a wedding videographer and planner extraordinaire.
Go check her out at www.spotlightevent.ca & www.luckyonesmedia.com!
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 $3000 CDN.
Limited number of Portrait & Editorial Sessions available per year.
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!
I can't believe all our pictures are ready to quickly they all look SO beautiful. Your work is absolutely amazing! You ladies were wonderful to us all day and we couldn't be happier! Thank you ever so much for capturing so many beautiful shots!
One of the best choices I made for our wedding was choosing Hayley Rae as my photographer, she has done an unbelievable job!!! I could not have asked for more fantastic photos, I am truly blown away!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Any one getting married, don't even consider any one else, she is the absolute best out there!
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!!!!
I am speechless at how the engagement photos turned out! I just LOVE them!!! I'm so so happy we found you and am SO excited that you're taking our wedding photos! The only hard part is going to be choosing which ones to use and not being able to share them with everyone before the wedding!
AHHHHHH!!!!! Thank you so much, Hayley! The photos are stunning. We sat down with our parents last night and went through them all together. It was so much fun being able to recount everyone's experience that day with each photo. We've already had so many compliments on the preview photos - I can't wait to go through these ones with everyone too. I'm so glad you were there to capture everything!
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.