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So glad you're here! I'm Lily Hayes, a Professional, Licensed, Legal and Insured Maternity, Newborn and Cake Smash Photographer serving the Greater Dallas Area.

Documenting my own children's lives and they're organic way of being day after day, did I truly understand how PRICELESS photographs were. How much I wanted to spend every waking moment documenting their everyday life, before it too, became a faded memory. Soon after that it became an obsession to capture your very own life, and the life you love! :)

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the petreikisabsolutely adore her personally & love her incredible work more every time we get photos done.
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The Jones FamilyI have been using Lily Hayes Photography since 2018. She is truly the best! She photographed both of my children when they were newborns. Since then she has done all of our family pictures. She is so patient, kind and knowledgeable. She gets the perfect shot everytime. Even if it seems like we just can’t get it because the kids are getting restless, she will try several different things until she gets that perfect shot. Lily goes above and beyond to make our family photos perfect! I highly recommend Lily to capture those special moments for your family. You won’t be disappointed.
The Wang FamilyLet me first start by saying…WOW! My wife and I booked Lily for both our maternity and newborn photos. They are some of the best photos we’ve ever had taken of our family! Lily 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! :)
The Malchi FamilyI HAVE FOUND MY FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHER!! I have nothing but amazing things to say about my experience with Lily!! She is the most professional, knowledgeable, helpful, caring, kind, and amazing at what she does! My husband and I had our newborn pictures done with her and just had a phenomenal experience and the pictures are just breath taking. Thank you so much Lily for capturing the moments that will last forever!! Look forward to many more!!
The Hornisher FamilyLily has been our family photographer for over 4 years. She produces high quality images, is professional and really cares about her clients requests. Lily has been the photographer for my bridal portraits, wedding, family photos, maternity pictures (x2) and newborn photos (x2) and each experience has been wonderful and provided pictures that we will cherish for a lifetime. Wholeheartedly recommend Lily for whatever photography session you are needing.
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Dallas Maternity Photographer | Newborn Photography Dallas TX- Lily Photography

In search of a Newborn Photographer in Dallas, all you have to do is Google in your keywords and you’ll find an endless amount of photographers to choose from, but how would you know which one is right for you? Most people tend to shop by price, which is completely understandable but with Newborn Photography, and all genres of photography, let’s just say you get what you pay for. If you’re willing to expand your budget a bit, you’ll factor out all the inexperienced and untrained photographers out there. Photographers who take pictures with a consumer level camera on auto mode and send over a hundred photos that are either poorly edited or baby not looking comfortable at all. Perhaps because the photographer didn’t take the necessary time and care to soothe your precious little one—something that is very important and quite crucial in the process of creating works of art. I don’t know about you but for this once in a lifetime experience, I would rather pay a bit more for clean, crisp, sweet photos of my babies posed beautifully and comfortably. For the reason and many it’s very important to hire a professional.

In my 8 years in business, I have photographed over 500 newborns, I have taken posing and safety workshops, I’ve had three babies of my own! ♥ Let’s not forget to talk about, insurance; yes, I’m fully insured! Although reasonable DSLR cameras are easily accessible to consumers, what matters most is the skill it takes to manually and creatively use that equipment. I have personally invested over $40k in camera, lenses, studio lighting, computers, latest editing software, management systems. Over 20K in quality newborn props; backdrops, floors, outfits, headbands, hats, wood props, blankets, wraps to name a few but that’s just the expense of want it takes to produce an image, it does not include my CODB; taxes, licenses, memberships, subscriptions, fees, marketing..etc. It’s an investment I have made and will continue to make into my business. Most importantly and above all else, a commitment I make to every single client of mine that I will produce the best possible photographs. In this digital age, clients love having their photographs in digital format. You’ll notice not many photographers sell their digitals, let alone the entire gallery and when they do, you’ll notice that they are priced a lot higher than fine art prints. Reason being, digital files are amongst the highest priced items to photographers, because once I give you the files, I lose any future sale from your session. For this reason, I need to ensure a reasonable profit is made. If you tell me you’re being charged $150 for both the session and digitals, chances are that the photographer is not operating a legal business and likely doesn’t have the best equipment/props or much experience in the field. At that price, alongside all the many business expenses, it’s impossible to make profit at that price point. So you say you don’t have the money, but investing in photography is a worthwhile decision—saving up is the ideal way to go about it. Whether it’s for my newborn photography, maternity photography, or other services, you’ll be making a quality investment in something that’s worth the effort, time, and money for that reason most clients tend to book months in advance to help save for their custom Newborn Photography session.

They say that “cheap photography isn’t good and good photography isn’t cheap”, and I couldn’t agree more. When it comes to Newborn Photography, high quality work is an investment. I would love for potential clients to invest in Lily Hayes Photography services, but if they don’t, I’m a firm advocate of giving careful thought to the process of Newborn Photography. The delicate nature of it, as well as the experience of the photographer. The quality of the equipment and props contributing to the end result. Your baby is going to be a itty bitty only once and unfortunately, there are no do over! ♥

Lily Hayes is a licensed, insured and professional Dallas based photographer, specializing in newborn photography, maternity photography and cake smash photography in Dallas, Texas.

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