I wanted to share a few favourite images from a recent shoot I did with Ann’s Bridal Room. Ann has a beautiful shop in Leighton Buzzard and some of the dresses in there made me wish I was getting married so I could have a trying on session! I *may* have tried on some head pieces and veils while we were there looking at dresses for the shoot…had to be done! We weren’t planning on the addition of a little bridesmaid but this girly loves any excuse to dress up and really wanted to join in. The apple doesn’t fall far from the mother tree where that one’s concerned.  I love that Natalie (my second shooter, “big sister”, partner in crime, stylist, art director, wedding show co-ordinator, etc) was able to rustle up a dress for her at the drop of a hat. And high five us for also wrangling 5 kids between us while I took photos. Multi-tasking at it’s finest!






I realised a couple of weeks ago that it was time to hand over the Living Arrows baton. For the last two and a bit years (has it really been that long? Yikes!) a group of mums have shared a favourite photograph each week. I have found some wonderful blogs and photographers through the project and I want to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who took part. There are some wonderfully inspiring and talented mums out there in blogland and I’m honoured to have featured some of them in the weekly posts and to have made some fabulous friends. Taking weekly photos really helped me improve my technique and it’s lovely to have those photos to look back on now. They were so small when this all started!

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Donna is continuing the project over on her blog, What the Redhead said every Monday.


  • Katie @mummydaddyme - You take the most beautiful photos Hayley. xxReplyCancel

    • Hayley - You are too kind! I’m excited to photograph you and your sweet family soon x

  • Donna Wishart - I’m so proud to be taking over that baton. Your photos are so beautiful Hayley xReplyCancel

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Aby | You Baby Me Mummy

Alexandra | I’m Every Mum

Clare | Maybush Studio

donnaDonna | What the Redhead said

emmaEmma | Bubbablue and me

hayley-008Hayley | Shutterflies

Kara | Innocent Charms Chats

ZoeLA8Zoe | My Little Wildlings

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  • Mim Jenkinson - Oh such beautiful photos! Thank you for hosting lovely lady x xReplyCancel

  • Aby Moore - Gorgeousness! Stunning pictures, thanks for hosting xReplyCancel

  • Emma T - Some stunning photos and use of light this week. I just love Zoe’s. StunningReplyCancel

  • karen - Such gorgeous photos, especially love the one at the bottom 🙂 xReplyCancel

  • Alexandra | I'm Every Mum - Oh these are beautiful Hayley. I’m in LOVE with Zoe’s what a great concept and Baby looks beautiful in the top one. Clare’s are always stunning, so much light, and Honor is just gorgeous. Too many people to mention. Love them all xxxReplyCancel

  • Mommy's Little Princesses - Such a beautiful selection of pictures! Thank-you for hosting.xxReplyCancel

  • Amy @ Very Much So... - Great selection of photos this week. I love Zoe’s bathtub photo, it is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Patrick - Gorgeous photos. Thanks for hosting. xReplyCancel

  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome - Lovely to see the sun creeping into a few photos, another lovely lot and I love the last one so much! xxReplyCancel

  • Charlotte - Oh the light in all of these is so delicious! I LOVE the bath shot!ReplyCancel