FUN FACTS

about hayley

1.

We moved from Chicago to Madison

6 months after we had our first baby

... and bought a house 3 months after that!

2.

 

I was a competitive figure skater until I graduated high school.

3.

I learned how to knit after my daughter was born because I couldn't find a hat small enough to fit her head!

4.

 

I earned my BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2014

5.

I married my grade school sweetheart. We started "dating" in 7th grade and got married in 2014.

6.

 

I taught myself how to crochet and macrame while I was pregnant with my son.

7.

 

I prefer leggings to any other kind of pants (and now they have pockets!)

THE DAYS ARE LONG,
BUT THE YEARS ARE SHORT

When you have a baby, everyone likes to tell you how they grow up so fast, but when you're nursing around the clock and running on empty, time feels like its standing still. It isn't until you've finally had a good stretch of sleep (months later) that you're able to take a step back and realize that your newborn is crawling across the living room floor. Where did the time go?!?! 

After the birth of my second baby, I was so desperate to hang on to every moment; but time was simply passing too quickly. Photographing my children has been my return ticket to all the tiny fingers and toes, wrinkly arms and legs, and curled up baby cuddles. 

As a mother, I know all too well how fleeting these precious moments can be, especially in the first few weeks and months when they are changing on a daily basis. And maybe I'm just vain, but I love looking at old pictures of myself as a baby when we go to visit Grandma's house; especially now that I can compare them to my own daughters pictures (she's my twin by the way). For this reason, I find great value in preserving our memories, not just for us, but to pass on to future generations. These moments deserve to be captured because they are such an important part of your family’s story.  My goal as your photographer is to capture this chapter for your family and help you relive it for years to come.

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