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About Lily Hayes

Welcome to my website and thank you so much for stopping by. I have been married to my wonderful husband and friend, Mitchel for 13 years. Together we have 4 boys, Terrance-27, Daniel-19, Maddox-11 and Gavin-10. They are my greatest accomplishments, and keep my days very exciting, and not to mention busy.

A Little Bit About The Hayes’s

My husband is employed as a senior software engineer. I credit much of my success to his tech savvy mind and his, out of this world, brilliance. He’s truly amazing and one of the smartest people I know. My husbands oldest resides in Dallas and works full time as a surgical tech and travels alot. Lives a very simple and honest life and setting a great example for his younger brothers. We couldn’t be more proud of him. My oldest is currently enroll at a community college with the goal to transfer to Texas Tech for an engineering degree soon. Currently our life is everything and anything basketball with our two youngsters. Pretty much 365 days a year. Lot’s and lot’s of tournaments, games, practices, skills training, long drives and late nights. It’s a crazy time in our their lives but enjoying and soaking up, every minute of it.

family photos on white sand beach by the ocean

So What Inspired Me To Become a Professional Maternity, Newborn and Cake Smash Photographer, you might ask?

Having my son at the young age of 17 inspired me. He truly saved me from a life that I knew I didn’t want. I wanted to be better than my past, in order to build a greater future, for us. I owed him that. He’s the sole reasoning behind my aspirations to be a photographer and it all started when he made his way into this world. Documenting how incredibly innocent his beautiful little soul was, was pure joy! Nothing else compared to it. Documenting his organic smile, his way of being, day after day, did I truly understand how PRICELESS photographs were and how much I wanted to spend every waking moment documenting his every day life before it soon became a faded memory. Although that was a dream for a young 17 year old, I didn’t have financial stability to drop everything and take a chance on the unknown. Went to school, got a job in the medical field. Things were great for us but little did I know they were about to get better. I met my husband! The rest is now history.

Road To Success

After we were afforded the wonderful opportunity for me to become a stay at home mom to my last two boys and the documenting of they’re almost everyday life as I did with my first born, only then, did I realize how much I truly yearned to finally make my dream a reality. In 2013 made it a goal to teach myself everything I needed to know about digital photography, all while raising two young boys, 14 months apart. My husband supporting me more than 110% and believing in my ability. I studied photography intensely for the next few months. I would sit and read as much as I could in my free time; watch endless amounts of youtube videos, soaking up all I could about the fancy gear, technical skills and business related to digital photography. I was gradually make some money on the side but every penny made went straight back into my business. On a whim one day I decided I was ready to start a photography business. I put an ad on Craigslist and I bought a website to showcase some recent work. I felt like an official “photographer” at this point, but I still had a lot of learning to do. I charged $65 a photo shoot and gave clients CDs of about 100 edited pictures. I quickly became popular and swamped with clients. From there, I just started to increasingly perfect my work, craft and technical skills to be where I am today but the road to success was not easy. It was probably one of the most challenging things I could have done; risk, failure, doubts, criticism, discipline, sacrifices, rejection, late nights, persistence, hard work which ultimately brought me to where I am today. I’m so happy to say all that work paid off. Now, I can officially say I’m a licensed, legal and insured maternity, newborn and cake smash photographer and this time I am much more in control of my business and confident in what I love to do.

about lily hayes photographyWhat People are Saying
Jeanie & MichaelLily was, to put it simply, AMAZING. My husband and I can’t say enough good things about her. She was so easy to communicate with leading up to our wedding. During our shoot, she was so thoughtful & detail oriented, and you can see it in her work. We absolutely love our photos from her!!! We would 100000% recommend her to anyone!
Sierra & JonathanLily has done such a great job with every occasion that we have hired her for! She is very receptive to our requests and always has the photos ready in a timely manner. She has been hired for 2 of my weddings, engagement photos, maternity photos and now newborn photos. You will definitely not be disappointed if you choose to hire her for your special occasion.
Samantha & patrickLily is easy to work with, flexible with scheduling, and most importantly a fantastic photographer. She takes your input into consideration when creating portraits/composites and specifically tailors the photo sessions to your liking.

We would highly recommend booking her for your next photo session! :)
Lauren & MattMy goodness, I cannot say enough about Lily! First, she made us feel so at ease and comfortable in front of the camera. She was professional, fun and great at directing/posing us! Second, we were BLOWN AWAY at the quality of our photos. When we got them back, they were above and beyond our expectations. Our portraits/candid shots-amazing! The photos of our guests-amazing!
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Lily Hayes is highly ranked Dallas Newborn Photographer also specializing in Maternity Photography, Cake Smash Photography and Family Photography. Servicing Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Wylie, Rockwall and surrounding cities. Studio is located east of Dallas right off George Bush.

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