About Me | Hayley Anne Photography - Santa Cruz Wedding Photographer

About Me

Hello everyone! My name is Hayley and if you happen to find yourself here, I hope to hear your story too.


I’m the wedding photographer for the person who is thrilled to have found their soulmate. I’m for the person who loves adventure and has a tendency towards the unconventional, who has a free spirited style that they make their own. I’m all about authentic emotion over perfection. My style is all about capturing candid moments and genuine feeling through hands off direction in a very artistic documentary way, while incorporating each location be it sea, mountain top, or forest, with appreciation for its intrinsic beauty.

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  • I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains with my partner, and with my cat – Huxley; he likes to meow a lot and chase bugs
  • burritos are my favorite food, I can probably survive eating only these… or Thai food… with guava juice
  • I’m a down to earth and easy going person, a nomadic hippie at heart
  • love nature, travel, yoga, dancing, art, and the night sky
  • I believe all people, plants, animals, societies, and cultures deserve respect
  • farmer’s market frequenter and vegetarian eater
  • my photographic style is very artistic documentary
  • love adventuring to photograph couples in beautiful places – if we need to hike up a mountain before dawn, I’m totally down to do so


Photo Related

As the child of a portrait photographer, I’ve been making photos my entire life and received my first camera at age 4. I’ve adored photography since then, and it’s been a committed pursuit for the past decade. Film was my original love, the Canon AE-1 my first SLR. There’s a certain magic in the chemistry of film, I strive to re-create that in my digital process.

I have backpacked and photographed in Morocco, Spain, France, Holland, Sweden, Latvia, Italy, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, and Germany. What’s next? Central/South America.

If you have read this far, then you should definitely email me 🙂


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Huxley – the philosophical party cat

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