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Hey y'all!

Welcome to HDP! I'm Hayley. On this site you can look through some of my past photo shoots and book your own session! Can't wait to get to know you!

  

How HDP Started:

Since I got my first plastic film camera at age 5 (it was Barbie brand and bubble gum pink- very chic) I've had a interest in taking snapshots. My mom is a serial documenter and so I quickly followed in her footsteps. It wasn't until 8th grade though when my dad asked me what my hobby was. "I don't really know" I answered. "I think your hobby is photography" he replied.

That comment planted a seed that would grow into what HDP is today. I took art and photography classes all through high school, but it wasn't until senior year that I finally made a blog. I started with posting photos I had taken of my sister and her friends in our yard (if you want to see a good throwback you can still find that post via the blog archive l-o-l). The next year at college I started to take my camera on outings with my friends, (those posts are also still on the site) and soon I was known as "Hayley the Photographer." That grew into people asking for me to take their Linkd-in profile pics, their house photos, and more. Thanks to the friends and connections I made in my college Christian fellowship, I got more and more business and eventually booked gigs, events, and marketing jobs.

This website hopefully shares a glimpse of how this little business has taken shape, and even more, shaped me. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

- Hayley 

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