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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-26, Daniel-18, Maddox-11 and Gavin-10. They are my greatest accomplishments, and keep my days very exciting, and not to mention busy!

So What Inspired Me, 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! 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…YIKES! 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 photographer and this time I am much more in CONTROL of my business and CONFIDENT in what I love to do! ♥♥♥

the petreikisabsolutely adore her personally & love her incredible work more every time we get photos done.
About Lily Hayes PhotographyWhat People are Saying
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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