AIPP accredited member

If you’re looking for great images, ones which really highlight you and your loved ones as you really are, rather than stiffly posed with the fake ‘say cheese’ smile then you’ve come to the right place. My style is more candid and photojournalistic, less formal posing, more about games and interaction, allowing me to capture the beautiful expressions that arise as you communicate, connect and have fun; expressions which are natural, intimate and which show your beauty and character. Click on the following links for galleries for families and couples or weddings.

I am also passionate about the birth process, maternity through birth and newborns. Most women blossom with new life while they’re pregnant; it’s a time to be treasured and remembered with the help of some beautiful images. The time of birthing – what a miracle that is. And then the newborns – well what more can be said about adorable, squishy, sleepy little bundles of preciousness? I could spend all day photographing them. Check out this gallery to see why!

I am now offering a limited number of birth photography sessions. Birth photography is not about the mechanics of the process; rather I will be aiming to capture the emotions, the interactions with your partner and birthing team and the joy as you greet and get to know your new family member; the total story around his/her arrival. Please contact me for more information or to book your session.

I invite you to take a few minutes to browse through the examples of my work on this web site. As a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, you can be assured that I will provide you with quality images that you will treasure for many years. If you like what you see give me, Viv Hayles, a call about booking your session today on mobile 0439 933 923 or

Servicing Newcastle, Port Stephens, The Hunter and Central Coast in New South Wales