“Hayley is a gifted photographer. We commissioned her to create portraits of our international executives and consultants. Her ability to make her subjects laugh and feel comfortable is evident in the final product: photos that are relaxed, confident and that we’re proud to use to show off our team. Hayley’s stellar personality coupled with her high quality work, professionalism and responsiveness is the reason we keep asking her to come back.”

Climate Policy Initiative, Alex Coonce, San Francisco 

Working with Polkadot Photography

Getting started with Polkadot Photography is easy—you can email or call me, whichever suits. These initial conversations will give me a sense for you, what you’re looking for, what’s important to you, and how I can capture it. If you’ve never worked with a photographer before, or even if you often do, it’s important to make sure you’re working with the right one for you.

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How I work

Me? Well, I’m a people kind of person. I love getting to know you, having a chat and making you feel relaxed. I’ll fit in with you—I’m flexible and open-minded. I have kids so I know what it takes to be great with kids. And I’ll be as comfortable in your backyard as I’ll be in your boardroom and will absolutely relish the opportunity to document what’s important to you.

But don’t be nervous. I’m easy going and patient, and once you’re relaxed, I’ll be waiting in the wings to capture the authentic moments as they unfold. And should a little coaxing be required, I’m a master of gently directing and styling my subjects.


Your finished product

Once we’ve had our fabulous time together on your shoot, it’s time for my team and me to edit and post-produce your images. This generally takes 2-3 weeks, unless we negotiate something different up front. So when the work is completed, this is what I’ll deliver to you:

  • All of your high resolution source files, post-produced to perfection on disk plus access to an online gallery of your shoot via my website.
  • Don’t worry, there’s no post sale or hidden costs—I give you a license which allows you to make prints from these images—they’re yours.
  • But then, if you decide you’d like to produce a stunning coffee table book or a proof album to capture an archival storyboard of our shoot together, just let me know and we can discuss your best options.
  • I’m here for the full service too. If you fall in love with a number of shots and you’d like me to create fine-art prints or canvases for your wall, I can can prepare the images to look like show-stoppers. I then use my preferred professional lab, delivering a work of art ready ready to shine on your wall.


“Hayley’s work is magical. She’s captured the feelings and the delight of our happy day. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hayley as a complete professional, truly gifted photographer, and a genuinely wonderful person.”

Simon & Elizabeth Cathcart, Cambridge, New Zealand